Government

The way Oklahoma City and state governments interact with the people

protests

ACLU criticizes DA David Prater for charges against protesters

The Oklahoma ACLU criticized the Oklahoma County's District Attorney David Prater for charging some protesters under Oklahoma's anti-terrorism laws.
Unemployment

Over 200 waiting in line daily for Oklahoma unemployment help

A number of people are seeking help daily with unemployment claim problems by waiting in line at the main Oklahoma Employment Commission (OESC) offices.
Oklahoma City Hall

Oklahoma City has no health codes to respond to COVID-19 pandemic

The only health department codes The City of Oklahoma City has to work with are state-level health laws that were not written anticipating a pandemic.
Criminal Justice Authority

Jail Trust debates City contract, approves Jail lease, hears COVID report

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The Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Authority (Jail Trust) approved a slate of contracts and agreed to an historic lease of the Oklahoma County Jail.
point in time homeless count

Pandemic already giving way to rising homelessness numbers in OKC

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The pandemic that has caused the greatest unemployment rate since the Great Depression is showing rising numbers of people experiencing homelessness.
DACA

OKC DACA recipients relieved as Supreme Court decision blocks Trump

The Supreme Court handed down a decision Thursday blocking the Trump administration from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program or DACA.
police protest

Council approves budget, passes police resolution as protesters gather

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In a nine-hour meeting Tuesday, the City Council adopted a budget for Fiscal Year 2021 after hearing many public comments and passsed a policing resolution.

Supreme Court decision protecting gay, transgender workers celebrated

A U.S. Supreme Court decision handed down Monday to protect workers under Title VII was a major surprise nationally and to local LGBTQ+ advocates.
Oklahoma County Courthouse Annex

No public comments at $105.7M budget hearing for Oklahoma County

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The Oklahoma County Budget Board held a public budget hearing with no residents commenting Wednesday, then approved the budget of $105.7 million for FY21.
City Council

More community voices heard about police in OKC City Council meeting

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In another marathon meeting of the City Council of Oklahoma City Tuesday, more commenters weighed in on the police budget and funding.