Government

The way Oklahoma City and state governments interact with the people

Board of County Commissioners

Oklahoma County Commissioners meet in situation strained by COVID-19

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The Board of County Commissioners discussed procedures for tax payments, the state of emergency, the Sheriff’s Office move, and a literal logjam.
protest

Peaceful protest devolves into broken glass, police confrontations, tear gas

What started as peaceful protests of police killings across the nation ended with broken glass and damage to locally-owned businesses Saturday night.
Oklahoma County Jail

Oklahoma County Jail administrator works to catch up coronavirus testing

Greg Williams, the new Oklahoma County Jail administrator is catching up from a testing backlog they had at the handoff from the Sheriff.
Criminal Justice Advisory Council

Advisory Council recommends CARES funds spending to Jail Trust

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Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Advisory Council discussed recent criminal justice reforms and recommended CARES Act spending to the Jail Trust.
Kickapoo Turnpike

Turnpike construction damaged County roads, but who will pay for repairs?

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The newly opened Kickapoo Turnpike in the eastern part of Oklahoma County is complete, but construction has wrecked county roads around it.
water

Draper water plant back online as system shows strain from extreme cold

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City of Oklahoma City reported that their largest water treatment plant that had been down was brought back on line late Sunday.
redistricting

Oklahoma House members listen to several redistricting map presentations

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For the first time ever, the Okla House of Representatives heard from several Oklahomans who participated in this year’s redistricting.
Municipal Courthouse

Reduced costs to clear City of OKC warrants extended to Dec. 31

The City Council of Oklahoma City has extended the deadline for clearing old tickets that may be causing a warrant to be out for your arrest.
downtown okc

Completed Census shows dramatic rural to urban shift in Okla population

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The Oklahoma legislative redistricting staff members continue ongoing 2021 redistricting plans now that the delayed Census data is in.
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.