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Ruling class

OKC councilman argues that the city is not functioning as a representative democracy.


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In the first regular Oklahoma City Council meeting since a contentious one two weeks prior, Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid asked that the council begin the process of healing some of the discord it has experienced.
 
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

H 2 NO

Climate change and population increase could cause possible water shortages.


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Without water, almost no life on Earth would survive.
 
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Emergency functions

OKC leaders consider revamping the current arrangement for emergency medical services.


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The City Council is considering whether to continue with the current arrangement for ambulance services or turn the management over to the city or fire department.
 
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Under pressure

OKC implemented then rescinded a water-rotation program last week, and it might not be the last restriction during this scorching summer.


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For those spending time in a subterranean air-conditioned compound and not watching the weather: It’s hot outside.
 
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

That's the ticket

Oklahoma City Council members received thousands of free tickets — mostly for Thunder games — thanks to City Hall’s policy.


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Clifton Adcock
What do Glenn Beck, Bill Maher, the Oklahoma City Thunder, Lady Gaga, “Annie” the musical, AC/DC, Jerry Seinfeld and the “JoBros” all have in common?
 
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Councilman claims Devon executive chairman was force behind contentious campaign

Shadid calls Nichols’ involvement ‘not particularly democratic.’


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Clifton Adcock
In the first regular Oklahoma City Council meeting since a contentious one two weeks prior, Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid asked that the council begin the process of healing some of the discord it has experienced.
 
Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Shift happens

The convention center has moved to the front of the MAPS 3 pack, but not without some controversy.


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Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoma City Council approved two major MAPS 3 measures at its July 5 meeting, despite requests to delay consideration of the items by a councilman unable to attend the meeting and harsh criticism from other council members.
 
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Crossed wires

Councilman Shadid hopes to formalize procedures that give the public and City Council more time to consider measures.


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Clifton Adcock
A measure by Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid that would give more public notice and more time for the Oklahoma City Council to consider certain measures may include language on agenda-item deferrals as well.
 
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Status report

How do you envision OKC in 2030? That’s what officials are asking as they develop PlanOKC, the city’s long-term guide for growth.


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Clifton Adcock
Oklahoma City is wrapping up the first public input phase of its long-range development plan for the city, PlanOKC.
 
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Cornett’s concerns

While OKC Mayor Mick Cornett is generally pleased with the MAPS 3 process, he’s expressing some concerns about implementation of the $777 million program.


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Clifton Adcock
Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett said he is pleased with the structure of the MAPS 3 subcommittees, but expressed concern on some aspects of the program.
 
Wednesday, July 6, 2011

'The new normal'

With an ongoing budget shortfall, the state Department of Education zeroed out funding for National Board Certified Teachers


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Clifton Adcock
It took dozens of hours of videotaping class sessions, more than 60 pages worth of writing and more than two years for Meredith Wronowski, a science teacher at Oklahoma City’s Capitol Hill High School, to become a National Board Certified Teacher.
 
Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Grand proposal

Can the Oklahoma City Council commit? Next week it might take the plunge by adopting a MAPS 3 timeline.


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Clifton Adcock
Two major issues of the MAPS 3 program are likely to come up for approval at the July 5 Oklahoma City Council meeting: a proposed project timeline and a proposed site for the future convention center.
 
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Turn the page

The publisher and editor leading The Oklahoman since 2003 are both leaving, paving the way for new Publisher Christopher Reen this fall.


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Clifton Adcock
Big changes are happening in Oklahoma City media, as both the publisher and editor of The Oklahoman, the largest newspaper in the state, announced they were leaving the publication.
 
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

‘God calling us’

Oklahoma’s freshman congressman shares his stance on issues facing the nation.


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“This is not courage; this is just obedience. This is what we (Lankford and his wife) sense God calling us to do, and we’re just doing it,” Lankford said. “We came to a point about a year and a half ago where we knew we would be grandparents one day telling our grandchildren about the time we didn’t follow God if we don’t do this.
 
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Conventional concerns

The Oklahoma City Council considers a MAPS 3 timeline that prioritizes convention center construction over quality-of-life projects.


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Clifton Adcock
Members of the Oklahoma City Council and several MAPS 3 subcommittees expressed concern over a recommended timeline for MAPS 3 projects.
 
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
 
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