Government

The way Oklahoma City and state governments interact with the people

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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.
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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.
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OKC Mayor Holt talks with protesters Tuesday after lifting curfew

OKC Mayor David Holt spent Tuesday talking with protesters downtown listening to their concerns and in some cases directing them to staff who were there.
City Council

City Council hears 5 budgets and 3.5 hours of public comments Tuesday

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In a nine-hour virtual Zoom meeting of the City Council of Oklahoma City Tuesday, Police, Fire, Parks, and others gave budget presentations.
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Oklahoma City curfew zone downtown goes into effect Monday night

Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt has signed a curfew for a zone around City Hall, Police Headquarters, the Oklahoma County Jail and other public buildings.
Criminal Justice Authority

Jail Trust sets date for Oklahoma County Jail takeover, approves contracts

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The Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Authority, or Jail Trust, met Monday to prepare for the transition of the Jail from the Sheriff’s Office to the Trust.