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Oklahoma City Council looks at reducing costs and eliminating programs to manage 2011 budget


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Scott Cooper
As the Oklahoma City Council embarks on one of the toughest years in city history in regards to the budget, there are two key questions each councilor faces: What, if anything, is off the table when i...
 
Thursday, February 4, 2010

Electronic signs now have guidelines in OKC after three years of task force work


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Scott Cooper
It took more than two years and countless meetings, but the city has finally adopted an ordinance dealing with emerging sign technology.Neighborhoods PleasedLandmark Areas At a Jan. 19 meeting, the Ok...
 
Thursday, January 28, 2010

Governor and Legislative leaders announce budget agreement


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Scott Cooper
Gov. Brad Henry and Legislative leaders announced an agreement on how to fill the budget hole for the remainder of the 2010 fiscal year. Because of lagging revenue, the budget was more than $1 billion...
 
Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Bleak outlook for city budget


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Scott Cooper
The Oklahoma City Council embarked on its first meeting concerning next year's city budget, and the news was not good. According to an economist, the city should expect meager growth for the coming ye...
 
Wednesday, January 27, 2010

MAPS 3 campaign cost more than $2 million


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Scott Cooper
More than $2 million was spent persuading voters to approve the MAPS 3 initiative, according to campaign reports. The latest reports filed with the Oklahoma City Clerk's office show the Yes for MAPS c...
 
Wednesday, January 20, 2010

New ordinance could dramatically alter use of electronic signs


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Scott Cooper
The Oklahoma City Council is expected to take up a new ordinance that could dramatically affect the use of signs throughout the city at its Tuesday regular meeting.A proposal has been put forth that w...
 
Saturday, January 16, 2010

Two months after opening, Laredo's Mexican Restaurant came up against a trademark lawsuit


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Scott Cooper
Julian Gonzales turned to the most famous English playwright in explaining why he is comfortable changing the name of his well-known restaurant. "As Shakespeare said, 'A rose by any name still smells ...
 
Thursday, January 14, 2010

Mayor, chamber outline city's next challenges in annual address


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Scott Cooper
In his annual State of the City speech today, Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett harked on the recent past with last month's passage of the MAPS 3 initiative, but addressed what the city needs to accomp...
 
Thursday, January 14, 2010

James T. Fisher gets a third shot at a fair trial for a 1982 murder


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Scott Cooper
A man convicted and sentenced to death twice for a 1982 murder will get a third try to prove his innocence.A judge set an Oct. 18 trial date for James T. Fisher Jr. Fisher was first convicted and give...
 
Thursday, January 14, 2010

Local activists have an ax to grind on a variety of issues


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Scott Cooper
It's just a few hours before President Barack Obama gives a national address about a major surge of American military forces in Afghanistan. And Nathaniel Batchelder is where you would expect him to b...
 
Thursday, January 7, 2010

Oklahoma County residents not supportive of sales tax increase for new jail


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Scott Cooper
What are the chances local voters will approve a second sales tax vote for another public improvement? Some previous poll­ing data might give insight.Oklahoma County officials are expected to send the...
 
Thursday, December 31, 2009

William Joseph Foster free of drug-related charges after 15-year long case


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Scott Cooper
A man Oklahoma authorities wanted back in prison for growing marijuana and violating parole is now free of jail and moved on to California. California, Here We ComeStates' RightsThe case of William ...
 
Thursday, December 24, 2009

MAPS 3 has just passed, but new sales tax for Oklahoma County jail is already being discussed


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Scott Cooper
If local residents thought the battle is over concerning votes for a sales tax, get ready for a new campaign come springtime. That is when Oklahoma County is expected to bring forth an e...
 
Thursday, December 17, 2009

Fans, press, enemies braved bitter cold to meet rogue Republican in Norman


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Scott Cooper
It has the power to make a state representative sleep inside a van, force reporters into a caged pen in frostbite weather and cause hundreds, maybe thousands, of people to scream and jump at the...
 
Thursday, December 10, 2009

Oklahoma City voters will decide on the latest capital improvement projects Dec. 8


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Scott Cooper
On Tuesday, Oklahoma City voters head to the polls to determine the fate of MAPS 3, the city's latest version of capital improvement projects. The ballot contains one question: asking for vo...
 
Thursday, December 3, 2009
 
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