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The road ahead

Yet it’s worth the effort to revitalize a section of Oklahoma City that has been ignored much too long by city leaders, said Jaime di Paulo, business development coordinator for the Greater Oklahoma City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. The renaissance will likely occur because of a Business Improvement District (BID) that di Paulo and others

The road ahead

Yet it’s worth the effort to revitalize a section of Oklahoma City that has been ignored much too long by city leaders, said Jaime di Paulo, business development coordinator for the Greater Oklahoma City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. The renaissance will likely occur because of a Business Improvement District (BID) that di Paulo and others

Let it ride

Tracy Senat Credit: Mark Hancock In 2002, she lost her sight and forfeited her driving privileges. Since then, she’s been relying on mass transit and other social service agencies for transportation. But each of them has limitations, which means Webster and others in her situation can’t get up and go at a moment’s notice. “It’s

Crude awakening

Hours before the U.S. State Department held its Sept. 30 hearing on permits for TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline project, State Chamber of Oklahoma representatives, oil-industry lobbyists and elected officials donned their T-shirts supporting the pipeline and huddled with union bosses and workers to stake out the first speaking spots and show their support at a

Overcoming Momentum’s legacy

Federal law shielded disclosure of contributor names. Many became alarmed about secret committees influencing election outcomes, including this writer. This organization’s basic tactic was fear — fear that a candidate was too liberal, too conservative or not conservative or liberal enough. The bitter election is over, but Momentum’s legacy finds a present home in some

Shadid’s surge

Shadid faced opponent Charlie Swinton, senior vice president and registered lobbyist for BancFirst, in the runoff for the council seat being vacated by outgoing Councilman Sam Bowman, who decided not to run for another term. The runoff election was the result of the March 1 primary race, which featured six candidates in the Ward 2

Money wins

WARD 8Ward 8 challenger Clifford Hearron raised a total of around $13,700. Hearron’s opponent, incumbent Patrick Ryan, raised about $122,400, with legal maximum donations of $5,000 coming from Clayton Bennett, owner of the Oklahoma City Thunder, chairman of Dorchester Capital LLC and past chair of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber; Larry Nichols, Devon Energy executive

Don’t count out the tea party

Don’t rush to judgment. There are several factors why these City Council races were not a good indicator of the strengths or weaknesses of the tea party. First, municipal elections are nonpartisan. (I don’t want to debate the merit of such a system. I’m just stating a fact). Picking up the trash, fixing potholes, and

Walters only incumbent defeated in Oklahoma City Council elections

Ward 6 Councilwoman Meg Salyer retained her seat, getting nearly 64 percent of the vote in a three-way race. Meanwhile, Ward 8 Councilman Patrick Ryan held on to his seat in a landslide, with almost 73 percent of the vote. Ward 5 incumbent Brian Walters was defeated by challenger David Greenwell, who got 54 percent

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