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9/11 Memorial opens with OKC bond

  When a controversy arose over whether or not the new National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City should include a gift shop, one of the first calls officials made was to Oklahoma City. “I told them to stay focused on what they were doing,” said Kari Watkins, executive director of the

OKC ribbon cutting

Love’s rebuilds store destroyed by tornado

Love’s Travel Stops officials reopened a store May 15 that was destroyed when it was hit by a tornado on May 10, 2010. The store, at Interstate 40 and Choctaw Road, took a direct hit as Love’s general manager Warren Waltz and several employees and customers sought shelter inside. The new store is 11,000 square

Pops has two locations at the WIll Rogers World Airport. Photo/Shannon Cornman

OKC airport’s revenue is mostly grounded

Airport revenues from concessions and parking have doubled over the past 10 years, despite the fact that passenger traffic has only increased by 11 percent during that same time period. Officials say there are multiple factors for the increase in revenue, including a more efficient security process.

Tammy McKee learned a lot about knitting from Daniel Sherman, at the OKC Drop in Center home at 1311 N. Lottie.

A house of hope

Tammy McKee was lonely. The struggles of trying to overcome a felony charge in hopes of landing a job had taken a toll, and she was battling mental health issues, including depression. Down on her luck and running out of money and medication, McKee, 52, admitted herself to a hospital. She first learned about Lottie

Thunder players remain focused on Memphis as league reviews racist remarks

“We haven’t discussed it as a team, but everybody is pretty knowledgeable of the situation,” Russell Westbrook said following a Monday practice. Sterling, owner of the Clippers since 1981, was caught making racist remarks in an audio recording posted by TMZ and Deadspin. Sterling appears to disparage a female friend for posting photos of herself


Streetcar route could impact street parking

Members of the MAPS 3 streetcar subcommittee heard a presentation from engineers on Wednesday that outlined more details about the circular route, which could include altering street parking and constructing a one-block line that is seldom used.

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