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Main Street Arcade reopens to favorable fanfare

Main Street Arcade reopens to favorable fanfare

Main Street Arcade, renovated by Gardner Architects and Lingo Construction, reopened in early August.

Ward 5 Councilman David Greenwell, and Ward 6 Councilwoman Meg Salyer, listen to Curbside Chronicle editor, Rayna O'Connor, speak during the 12-2-15 Oklahoma City Council meeting.  (Mark Hancock)

Oklahoma City Council votes to form tax force focused on reform

Oklahoma City Council and others seek reforms and more transparency in Oklahoma tax laws.

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Cover Story: Local Zika prevention plan in place as community given safety and prevention tips

“Protect yourself. That’s the message,” Maytubby said. “Wear insect repellent and take precautions to lower your risk of being bitten.”

Firefighter Corporral Brent Bloyed inspects HAZ MAT test units at Station 5.Photo/Shannon Cornman

City holds special election over firefighter pay negotiation

Oklahoma City voters will choose between proposals from the city and the firefighters’ union Jan. 10.

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Local students face changes on first day of school year after budget cuts

Students go back to school and face cuts to academics, fine arts and athletics programs.

Sarah Julian, director, communications, and Brent Bushey, executive director, at the Oklahoma Public Schools Resource Center, 7-21-16, in Oklahoma City.  (Mark Hancock)

Oklahoma teachers face new professional development plan

Organizations that provide professional development classes for Oklahoma teachers had to rethink their seminars in light of budget cuts.

Ferris in the Wheeler District in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, July 13, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

OKC’s newest attraction has locals and tourists celebrating fun, art and fantastic views

“The Ferris wheel is in that location because it’s the biggest statement we are making that Wheeler is not just about celebrating a neighborhood,” Humphreys said. “Wheeler is about celebrating the city.”

Mayor Mick Cornett was honoring the OKC Police Department with Chief Bill Citty and other officers, at City Council last year on 5-1-12.  mh

Local police given permission to carry their own rifles

Oklahoma City police are now allowed to carry their own personal rifles while on duty.

Oklahoma City Public Schools superintendent Aurora Lora poses for a photo, Friday, July 22, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

New OKCPS superintendent Aurora Lora sits down with Oklahoma Gazette for a Q&A

Oklahoma City Public Schools hired Aurora Lora as superintendent in July.

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