Government

The way Oklahoma City and state governments interact with the people

Board of County Commissioners

County Commissioners hear report on Jail, seek to expand SHINE program

The Board of County Commissioners heard reports on the Jail and voted to fund expansion of the SHINE alternative sentencing program.
Oklahoma City Council

City Council extends mask mandate, talks ice storm debris removal

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City Council of Oklahoma City voted in favor of extending the City’s mask mandate and considered the progress of storm debris removal.
Jail Trust

Jail Trust struggles to take action as activists fight limits on public comment

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The Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Authority (Jail Trust) held a contentious meeting with a packed crowd of onlookers Monday.
police

Law Enforcement task force hears new consultants, community members

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Oklahoma City Law Enforcement Policy Task Force met to welcome their newly hired consulting firm 21cp Solutions and hear from the community.
Congresswoman Stephanie Bice

Bice to vote “no” on Trump impeachment, says it will “further divide” nation

U.S. Rep Stephanie Bice (R-CD5) announced her intent Wednesday to vote against the impeachment of President Donald Trump.
Oklahoma County Commissioners

Commissioners apply for Federal rent assistance program for unemployed

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County commissioners voted to apply for the federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Budget board adopted a coronavirus leave program.
Sheriff Chris West

“I rebuke every bit of it” says Sheriff Chris West about attack on Capitol

Canadian County Sheriff Chris West confirms that he was at the "Save America" rally but disavows insurrectionists who broke into the Capitol.
Congresswoman Stephanie Bice

Bice condemns “rioters” without acknowledging their connection to Trump

Oklahoma City's Congresswoman Stephanie Bice (CD-5) condemned "rioters" but never acknowledging them as supporters of President Trump.
Oklahoma City Council

Council approves winter emergency shelter, defers demolition of old jail

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City Council for Oklahoma City unanimously approved a new emergency shelter and deferred demolishing the old city police/jail building.
Jail Trust

Jail Trust welcomes new Sheriff, witnesses a fight

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Monday was the first meeting of the year for the Okla County Jail Trust. New Sheriff Tommie Johnson III was present.