Government

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Oklahoma County Courthouse Annex

County Courthouse reopens as first hearings are held since mid-March

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Monday morning was surprisingly quiet at the County Courthouse as hearings began to get underway again for the first time since the middle of March.
budget workshop

Caution encouraged in City’s annual budget workshop

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Tuesday morning city leaders heard about budget concerns for the coming year. A local economist urged caution in the face of a potential economic downturn.
Urban Design Commission

Urban Design Commission passes changes to Downtown Dev Framework

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The Urban Design Commission passed changes to the Downtown Development Framework (DDF) Wednesday to clarify some parts of the framework.
Jail

OKC state legislator asks U.S. Justice Dept to intercede in OK County Jail

A legislator has requested in writing that U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland "intercede" in the operation of the Oklahoma County Jail.
aquatic center

City of OKC Community pools start odd-even schedule Fri, July 2

Closed for a time because the City of OKC was having trouble finding lifeguards and other staff, two community pools will open Friday, July 2.
city hall

City Council allocates MAPS 3 money, considers loan mitigation plan

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In a long teleconference, the City Council considered several important business items and a couple of arguably less important ones.
Board of County Commissioners

County Commissioners seek new ways to govern during COVID-19 crisis

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The Oklahoma County Budget Board and Board of County Commissioners discussed regular business and the irregular business of Covid-19 responses Thursday.
Jail

Oklahoma County Commissioners to consider ending Jail Trust

Now, the whole idea of a Jail Trust seems to be in question for Oklahoma County Commissioners who will meet Monday morning at 9 a.m.
City Hall

Candidates for City of Oklahoma City Council to file starting Monday, Dec 7

Oklahoma City voters have yet another election cycle as four of the eight Council seats are open for a February 9 primary election.
Kelsey Pierce's bicycle

Bike ride turns to fearful encounter with police

Fear led to more fear Thursday morning as Kelsey Pierce was riding her bike to work at the Tower Theater on NW 23rd Street. A...