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Bombing memorial 2018 salute

April 19 — bombing victims, lessons learned remembered with purpose

Thursday marked the 23rd memorial service for the 168 killed in the 1995 Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building bombing in Oklahoma City. Of those,...
Tulsa Walkers first day in city Kelly Ave

Tulsa education marchers arrive at Capitol, but to what?

Student Gabrielle Salamon was limping from a bad blister but still smiling as education supporters pressed on in Oklahoma City Tuesday afternoon to complete...
David Holt first day OKC Council as mayor

Holt sworn in as 36th mayor of Oklahoma City, sets new agenda

In the course of less than ten hours David Holt changed status from Senator in the Oklahoma Legislature to Mayor of Oklahoma City. He resigned...
David Holt last day at Capitol Senate

Holt looks forward to OKC mayor role on last day in Okla Senate

It wasn’t a quiet, long glide path for David Holt as he prepared to exit the Oklahoma Senate and take his seat as Oklahoma...

Streetcar open house draws crowd on nice day – Gallery

The only thing that went wrong for EMBARK staff at the streetcar open house Friday downtown was that they brought only 300 t-shirts when...
Mayor Cornett presides over his last council meeting

Cornett closes out 14-year run as Okla City mayor with week of “lasts”

Normally unflappable, Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett had to stop and regain his composure Wednesday as he concluded the Mayor’s Development Roundtable, one in...
OKC Fire Dept Recruit Grad 2018 recruits from back stage

Okla City Fire Department graduates 54 recruits, assigns them to stations

Friday was graduation day for the 54 recruits of Oklahoma City Fire Department's Class 2017-3. But it didn’t mean the hard demands were over. “Every...
ICE detention

ICE plans new enforcement facility in OKC

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has plans for a new facility in Oklahoma City around I-40 and Meridian. It is designed to provide offices...
O'Connor, Shadid, incentives

OKC Council members question wisdom of Costco incentives

One Oklahoma City Council member has called the idea of offering Costco up to $3 million worth of incentives “stupid” and another member questions...
Pittman, speaking

City senator has painful connection to 1921 Tulsa Race Riot

Tuesday, east-side Oklahoma City senator Anastasia Pittman recalled the damage done to her family by the 1921 Tulsa race riot, and so, was happy...