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Salyer to retire


Ward 6 Oklahoma City Councilwoman Meg Salyer says she is retiring when her current term ends next year.

Salyer first was elected in November 2008 and won re-election in 2011 and 2015.

She is president of Accel Financial Staffing, which focuses on placement of finance and accounting professionals.

The firm's offices are in Automobile Alley downtown.

Ward 6 is the city's truest urban ward, including much of downtown, historic neighborhoods just north of the central business district and up-and-coming Hispanic neighborhoods south of the Oklahoma River.

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Another OK County jail lawsuit filed 

Another lawsuit over an Oklahoma County jail death was filed Wednesday, even as the new sheriff and county commissioners continue to make improvements in the aging 13-story facility.

At least three other lawsuits over inmate deaths and one lawsuit over a near death are pending.

Sheriff P.D. Taylor said officials have worked really hard to reduce the risk of fatalities at the jail.

In the biggest upcoming change, the jail is dropping Armor Correctional Health Services Inc., its longtime medical provider from Florida.

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