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City Hall

Council tackles litigation, union contracts in protracted executive session

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The City Council of Oklahoma City went into executive session Tuesday to be briefed on contract negotiations with unions and legal actions.
city hall

OKC City Council passes resolution condemning Tulsa Race Massacre

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The City Council of Oklahoma City voted unanimously Tuesday to recognize and condemn the Tulsa Race Massacre and events that led to it.
gas groceries

OKC City mask mandate to expire but owners still have control inside biz

City of OKC mask mandate is set to expire Friday with no agenda item Tuesday to renew it again. But, business owners may still require them.
redistricting plan

OKC metro to gain House, Senate seats under new redistricting plan

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Oklahoma City metro area will gain one additional Oklahoma House and Senate seat in proposed redistricting maps to reflect population shifts.
Jail Trust

Jail Trust manages to hold cohesive meeting in do-over from Monday

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On Wednesday afternoon, the Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Authority met for two hours to make up for an illegal meeting held Monday.
Oklahoma County Courthouse Annex

County Clerk’s office explains tech probs, ‘shut up’ from Jail Trust meeting

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An all virtual meeting of the Jail Trust was rescheduled after tech difficulties Monday. Clerk staff "shut up" comment is being addressed.
courthouse annex

Jail Trust fails to comply with Open Meetings Act, new meeting scheduled

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The Oklahoma County Jail Trust failed to meet Oklahoma Open Meetings Act standards Monday and eventually rescheduled the meeting for Wed.
protests

Oklahoma City protest leaders defiant about anti-protest law on Gov’s desk

Leaders of protests in Oklahoma County meetings say localizing an already existing Oklahoma law won't change their approach.
Jail

OKC state legislator asks U.S. Justice Dept to intercede in OK County Jail

A legislator has requested in writing that U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland "intercede" in the operation of the Oklahoma County Jail.
redistricting

Oklahoma House members listen to several redistricting map presentations

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For the first time ever, the Okla House of Representatives heard from several Oklahomans who participated in this year’s redistricting.