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More for Core for Shore

OKC officials push to revise the Core to Shore plan to encompass land for the planned MAPS 3 convention center.


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Clifton Adcock
The city is seeking to expand the boundaries of an urban renewal plan aimed at fighting urban blight in order to obtain property for the proposed MAPS 3 convention center.
 
Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Friday night frustration

OKC and Putnam City public schools want a different athletic classification to spur competitiveness on the football field.


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Clifton Adcock
Alex Levescy knows about perseverance.
 
Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Nip and tuck

OKC’s business incentive program is getting an update.


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Oklahoma City is changing the language in its business incentive program policy.
 
Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Cheaper than therapy


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Clifton Adcock
Although the name suggests an eating disorder, YouPurge’s only interest is vomit of a verbal nature. For only $10, the Oklahoma City-based phone line promises to provide a pair of “listening ears” for you to pour out all that pent-up frustration for 10 minutes.
 
Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Easy ethics

New state requirements ease the process for candidates filing for office, but independent expenditure groups may not have to follow them.


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Clifton Adcock
During a special meeting Aug. 28, the Oklahoma City Council received an update on new requirements for filing for office and running a campaign. The question of what is required of groups making independent expenditures in city races, however, remains unclear.
 
Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Out of step

Oklahoma City Council members express dismay over MAPS 3 sidewalk discrepancy as master plan sent back to subcommittee.


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Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoma City Council voted unanimously at its Aug. 28 meeting to send a master plan for sidewalks under the MAPS 3 program back to the subcommittee level for reconsideration.
 
Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Seeking the truth

Mysteries and cries of mistreatment loom over the death of Robin Leander Howard while in police custody.


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Clifton Adcock
The death of Oklahoma City resident Robin Leander Howard, 54, while in police custody has left his family with many unanswered questions.
 
Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Patriot acts

An organization tracking anti-government patriot groups finds growth in Oklahoma mirrors what is occurring nationwide.


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Clifton Adcock
Twenty years ago this month, federal agents surrounded a remote cabin in northern Idaho after the man inside, Randy Weaver, refused to surrender on weapons-related charges.
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Mileage may vary

While MAPS 3 promised 70 miles of new sidewalks, project officials say only about 25 miles can be built for the $6.8 million budget.


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Clifton Adcock
Despite a promise of 70 miles of new sidewalks as part of the MAPS 3 program, Oklahoma City is now looking at constructing possibly less than 40 percent of that amount for the entire project.
 
Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Bad traffic

Mexican drug cartels impact OKC.


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Clifton Adcock
When federal agents raided a horse ranch in Lexington in early June, it wasn’t to take a dime-bag drug dealer off the street. It was to disrupt a money-laundering operation for one of Mexico’s most brutal drug cartels.
 
Wednesday, August 22, 2012

School work

A planned charter elementary school for downtown moves a step closer to becoming a reality.


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Clifton Adcock
The public trust overseeing the MAPS for Kids project approved a contract Aug. 13 to purchase the land for the future MAPS downtown elementary school.
 
Monday, August 20, 2012

Monkey business

Thanks to The Price Is Right’s Bob Barker, a Newcastle primate sanctuary welcomes five new residents.


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Clifton Adcock
A Newcastle primate sanctuary is preparing to welcome several new monkeys, after getting a big monetary boost from famed television host and animal-rights advocate Bob Barker.
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Road warriors

A flurry of options and disagreements arises over a proposed downtown boulevard.


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Clifton Adcock
Amid growing controversy over a planned downtown boulevard, Oklahoma City officials will hire a consultant to examine competing options for dealing with a proposed elevated section of the thoroughfare. Meanwhile, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation has set an Aug. 21 public meeting to discuss the boulevard project, while a group opposed to the would-be elevated section on Monday will hold a town hall-style meeting on the matter.
 
Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Boulevard talk


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The Oklahoma Department of Transpiration has confirmed that a public meeting concerning a new boulevard for downtown Oklahoma City will be held Aug. 21.
 
Thursday, August 2, 2012

Term of art

City government launches a new office to serve as an arts and cultural liaison.


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Clifton Adcock
The city of Oklahoma City has created a new arts and cultural affairs liaison to help coordinate public art projects.
 
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
 
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