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Letters to the Editor: Nov. 15, 2017

How many? After the December 14, 2012 Newtown, Connecticut, tragedy in which 20 precious children and six brave teachers were murdered by a 20-year-old carrying a high-powered rifle and two handguns, I wrote a letter to the editor of our local newspaper. I wrote that the time was right for common-sense measures such as reinstating

Roland J. Chupik, executive director of Neighborhood Housing Services Oklahoma, poses for a photo in front of one of his company's building projects, Friday, May 5, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

OKC leverages federal dollars to expand affordable housing options

The new federal budget plan puts those funds — and the revitalization they bring to the metro — in jeopardy.

Habitat family_first fortified home

Habitat for Humanity builds homes meant to survive Oklahoma storms

Homes built to Fortified Home High Wind and Hail standards can withstand wind speeds up to 135 mph.

County Jail site plan and photos collage, in the Engineering Department inside the County Office Building. (Mark Hancock)

Oklahoma City-County Jail: Flaws were built into current jail, tax vote for new facility might come soon

Accountability. More than anything else, this dominates Oklahoma County’s elected leaders’ thoughts as they and the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce ponder the possibility of calling an election asking voters to consider two jail-related proposed sales taxes.

Walk this way

“Along with the trail system, [sidewalks] probably touch more neighborhoods and more parts of the city than any other MAPS 3 project,” Cornett said at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday to mark the completion of phase 1 of the sidewalk project. “If you look at these sidewalks, I think they exceed expectations, which is continuing the

Capitol crumble

Those creatures and some of their brethren are on the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s list of endangered species in Oklahoma, but the Capitol building made the 2014 list for Most Endangered Historic Places compiled each year by Preservation Oklahoma Inc. The group can’t do much for the bat or the beetle, but it does

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