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A new chapter


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The Metropolitan Library System’s newest library location in the Almonte Shopping Center officially opened today, with a larger grand opening scheduled for Feb. 19.
 
Monday, February 4, 2013

Looking ahead

Gov. Fallin outlines her legislative goals for 2013, including a call for an income tax cut.


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Gov. Mary Fallin laid out her vision for Oklahoma in her annual State of the State address today, calling for cuts in the income tax rate, a plan for health care and repairs to the Capitol.
 
Monday, February 4, 2013

Boeing bucks

OKC plans to negotiate incentives for a second round of Boeing job relocations.


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The Oklahoma City Economic Development Trust unanimously approved efforts paving the way for the city to award the Boeing company incentive money in exchange for new jobs.
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Village green

Plans are unveiled for the MAPS 3 downtown park.


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Consultants on the downtown park unveiled to the public last week a draft master plan for the project.
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

McClendon announces retirement from Chesapeake

The energy company's founder and CEO will step down April 1.


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Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey McClendon announced that he will be retiring from the company, effective April 1.
 
Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Going downtown

OPUBCO requests $1.5 in city incentives funds to help with its planned move downtown.


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Clifton Adcock
A city oversight committee today unanimously passed a measure to provide public incentives to OPUBCO, the parent company of The Oklahoman newspaper, for its planned move into downtown’s Century Center.
 
Thursday, January 24, 2013

Water matters

OKC enacts outdoor water rationing for residents and businesses.


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The City of Oklahoma City announced today that it is implementing mandatory water conservation measures, effective immediately.
 
Thursday, January 17, 2013

Drought bout

Record low levels at Lake Hefner prompt city officials to look at drawing water from Canton Lake.


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Oklahoma City officials are considering their options now that three lakes supplying the city’s drinking water have reached alarmingly low levels.
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Defining rape

A former metro teacher accused of rape challenges state law involving consensual sex between teacher and student.


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Clifton Adcock
A former Oklahoma City high school teacher is seeking a law barring school employees not in direct supervision of students from having sex with students who are 16 or older.
 
Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Ethics exec

The state Ethics Commission names a new executive director.


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Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoma Ethics Commission today voted unanimously to hire Oklahoma City attorney Lee Slater as the agency's new executive director. He replaces Marilyn Hughes, who retired in December after serving in the position since its inception in 1991.
 
Friday, January 11, 2013

Looking for options

City leaders emphasize that a proposed streetcar route is far from final, despite the preference of a MAPS 3 subcommittee.


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Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoma City Council is looking to consider alternatives to a proposed MAPS 3 streetcar route, despite its 2011 acceptance of a route recommendation from the MAPS 3 Modern Streetcar Subcommittee and the Citizens Advisory Board.
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Road test

After lengthy debate, OKC city council approves a controversial plan for a downtown boulevard.


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Clifton Adcock
Oklahoma City’s future downtown boulevard will likely be elevated over part of Western Avenue and Classen Boulevard now that the Oklahoma City Council has passed a measure in support of the plan.
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Road to a vote

A controversial proposal for a downtown boulevard heads toward a city council vote.


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Clifton Adcock
A plan to build the downtown boulevard with an elevated section over Western Avenue will likely be presented to the Oklahoma City Council for approval Tuesday.
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The second time around

City leaders hope to revive interest in the operation of senior wellness centers as part of MAPS 3.


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Clifton Adcock
City officials hope revised guidelines for proposals to operate the planned MAPS 3 senior wellness centers will spur more interest in the projects.
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012

More to build


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Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoma City Council last week approved a revision in both the budget and scope of Project 180, downtown’s streetscape and green space redesign effort. Its total budget was increased from $157 million to $176 million. While there are several sources of revenue, its main chunk comes from the city’s plans to issue long-term bonds to pay off a $95 million loan from Devon Energy that it used to launch Project 180.
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
 
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