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MAPS 4 Package

OKC Council passes MAPS 4 package – voters have final say in December

The MAPS 4 package passed the Oklahoma City Council Tuesday in a unanimous vote, although not smoothly. The 16 projects will now go to a vote December 10.
Will Rogers World Airport

New wing designed to bring world travelers to Will Rogers World Airport

The new east wing of Will Rogers World Airport adds a new security checkpoint, four additional gates, and unique art to the terminal.

Commissioners hand off redistricting to partisan staff at Okla Legislature

County Commissioners voted to hand over responsibility for redistricting the county to the staff of the Republican-held Oklahoma Legislature.

Citizens call for grand jury investigation of Okla County DA David Prater

A citizen's petition to call a grand jury and indict Oklahoma County DA David Prater was filed Wednesday, Oct. 6.
Oklahoma County Commissioners

Okla County officials declare emergency, develop coronavirus response

The Oklahoma County Board of County Commissioners declared a state of emergency for the county and processed plans for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Uncertain plans for Okla City Blvd intersection pose continued dangers

City and state officials appear to be stalled on how to make a dangerous intersection on the new Okla City Blvd safer before signals are installed.
Streetcar Groundbreaking crowd

MAPS 3 streetcar line work begins

Tuesday a crowd larger than usual for a groundbreaking attended the start of construction for the MAPS 3 streetcar track line for Oklahoma City. Enjoying...

As summer approaches, Oklahoma County revs up big road projects

OKLAHOMA CITY (Free Press) -- Monday the Oklahoma County Board of County Commissioners met to undertake the People’s business.  Some ongoing road and bridge work...
kevin calvey

Kevin Calvey cancels OK County budget meeting on CARES Act funds

An Oklahoma County Budget Board meeting was summarily cancelled at the request of District 3 County Commissioner Kevin Calvey without notice.
Oklahoma County Jail

Oklahoma County Jail nurse tests positive for COVID-19

A nurse who delivers medical care to Oklahoma County Jail detainees has tested positive for COVID-19. She is the second nurse there to test positive.