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spencer hicks

Spencer Hicks declares candidacy for Oklahoma County Commissioner

Spencer Hicks is running for the very public post of District 2 Oklahoma County Commissioner after having spent since 2004 working mostly behind the...

MAPS 4 vote only for tax, not projects being promoted says Supreme Court

The MAPS 4 ordinance that voters will have before them December 10 is only about whether to establish a tax and not the projects being promoted.

Rep Kendra Horn explores mental health solutions at southside town hall

Monday night Oklahoma 5th District Representative Kendra Horn held a town hall on mental health but ended up answering questions about impeachment.
Mayor David Holt

Holt calls park opening “historic, once-in-a-generation” event

Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt could barely contain his excitement and wonder at the new Scissortail Park behind him as he met with the news media Thursday.
Youth climate rally

Youth Climate Rally in OKC part of global Youth Climate Strike

The Youth Climate Rally in OkC joined with the Youth Climate Strike nation-wide to bring attention to critical climate change and government policy.
Board of County Commissioners

County not receiving state reimbursements for juvenile detention center

The Board of County Commissioners discussed possible solutions to non-reimbursement from the state for the Okla County Juvenile Detention Center Wednesday.
historic preservation

Are OKC historic preservation districts at risk in City Council proposals?

Oklahoma City Councilmen may have been trying to reduce the power of two commissions Tuesday, but, to some, they appear to be engaging in a power grab.

Quorum challenges hobble little known Okla County Court Services Board

Thursday’s meeting of the Court Services Board failed to meet quorum requirements, and the Mental Health Court Board, and Drug Court Boards heard reports.

Accident hot spot forming on Okla City Boulevard just 48 hours after open

Only 48 hours after opening, the newest section of Oklahoma City Boulevard is already developing an accident hotspot where it intersects with S. Klein Ave.
black leaders

Black leaders and mayor recall past civil rights gains – point to future needs

Sunday, black leaders vowed to continue the fight for racial justice in the future as they recalled past gains in Oklahoma City to end segregation.