Features Sara Custer
Six hundred earthquakes rocked Oklahoma County last year. If you think that’s a lot, you’d be right: That marks an increase from 37 felt earthquakes reported in 2008 and 2009, and only seven from 1987 to 2007.
News Alex Ewald
Partnership efforts are under way for a 54-acre wellness center in
northeast Oklahoma City, as part of a new healthy lifestyle initiative
sponsored by the Oklahoma City-County Health Department Board of Health.
The Valley Brook Board of Trustees voted to delay a controversial rate increase after a heated meeting.
News Clifton Adcock
The small Oklahoma County municipality of Valley Brook got a big
response from some of its citizens during a heated Aug. 9 Board of
Trustees meeting, after residents accused the town leaders of violating
the Oklahoma Open Meeting Act to raise sewer and trash rates.
Oklahoma County’s next court clerk will be determined by an Aug. 28 Republican runoff.
News Peter Wright
A term-limited state representative will face a longtime employee of the
Oklahoma County Court Clerk’s office in an Aug. 28 runoff that could
become a referendum on what role politics should play in county
Oklahoma County’s top prosecutor accuses the state Pardon and Parole Board of illegally considering the early release of some inmates.
News Phil Bacharach
Tim Sharp was shocked when he heard from his aunt last month that the
woman who had killed his father in a drunk-driving accident was up for
parole. The inmate, Maelene Chambers, had served only four years of a
10-year manslaughter prison sentence for the 2006 death, and Sharp knew
that manslaughter was one of more than 20 state crimes in which
offenders were required to serve at least 85 percent of their sentence.
Commentary Bill Bleakley
The Media Audit, conducted by International Demographics which measures
media impact, finds that as many Republicans as Democrats read our
newspaper. I’m reaching out to our Republican readers who live in
Oklahoma County and asking them to pay particular attention to Tuesday’s
runoff election for Oklahoma County court clerk.