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Terminal expansion to take about two years

Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma CIty, Friday, March 23, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma CIty, Friday, March 23, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

The Oklahoman's Bill Crum takes a look at changes coming to Will Rogers World Airport. 

Oklahoma City could seek bids as soon as next month for construction of the long-planned, four-gate terminal expansion at Will Rogers World Airport.

Airport trustees voted unanimously Thursday to authorize preliminary steps required to obtain financing, with the goal of issuing up to $115 million in bonds.

As designed, the project is estimated to cost $89.3 million and could be ready two years after construction begins.

More here.

 Norman schools move toward random drug testing 

NORMAN — Oklahoma's seventh-largest school district is the latest to adopt a random drug-testing policy for high school students who participate in sports and other extracurricular activities.

Beginning Aug. 16, Norman Public Schools will test 30 students each from Norman High and Norman North every month for drugs that include marijuana and alcohol.

More here.

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Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma CIty, Friday, March 23, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma CIty, Friday, March 23, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

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Matt Patterson

Matt Patterson has been with The Oklahoman since 2006. Prior to joining the news staff in 2010, Patterson worked in The Oklahoman's sports department for five years. He previously worked at The Lawton Constitution and The Edmond Sun.... Read more ›

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