Author Archives: Ben Felder

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Cover Story: The playing field levels as more businesses and young professionals return to OKC

Cover Story: The playing field levels as more businesses and young professionals return to OKC

For decades, America’s top-tier cities represented a handful of metropolitan regions that seemed to have a monopoly on innovation and culture. Cities like Oklahoma City, in the heart of “fly-over country,” lacked a seat at the table when it came to world-class entertainment and cutting-edge business. Even simpler facets of urban life, such as specialty

Children perform as a celebration of the last of the STEAM program at Eugene Field Elementary in Oklahoma City, Thursday, July 9, 2015.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Plaza District schools plan for growth as the district is revived

The growth and sense of community in the Plaza District has inspired the district’s schools and offered new challenges.

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News Briefs: streetcar maintenance facility, KD builds courts, Free Fare Friday and more

City council receives update on streetcar maintenance facility, Kevin Durant builds courts for kids, EMBARK offers Free Fare Fridays and more.

House District 85 includes the area on the north side of the Northwest Expressway in this view from the May Avenue overpass.  mh

Candidates in HD85’s GOP primary election face challenges

As the primary election for HD85 nears, Republican contenders expect challenges due to low voter turnout.

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News Briefs: direct flights to Seattle, Ten Commandments monument and more

Alaska Airlines creates direct flights to and from Seattle, the Ten Commandments monument must be removed from Oklahoma Capitol grounds and more.

Jonathan Dodson speaks during a Better Classen presentation at City Pres Church in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 23, 2015.  (Garett Fisbeck)

News Briefs: Classen Boulevard improvements, Wall of Fame, police body cameras and more

City officials look into improving Classen Boulevard for pedestrian and bike traffic, three OKCPS graduates are being inducted into the Wall of Fame and Oklahoma City Police should receive body cameras by the end of the year.

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