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Parking tension continues in Plaza District

Discord is rising among property owners in the Plaza District following the realization that half of a parking lot used by...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Aug. 20, 2018: See an array of Native American art in the exhibit 'A Few of Our Favorite Things' at OKC's Red Earth Art Center

It may be small, but the Red Earth Art Center is home to an impressive permanent collection of more than 1,000 pieces of...

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#OKC Boxscore for Monday, Aug. 20, 2018

William Crum: #OKC Boxscore is a weekly summary of Oklahoma City civic news.

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Oklahoma City needs to recognize achievements of Clara Luper

Oklahoma City needs to recognize achievements of Clara Luper.

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Author Sam Anderson's sweeping book about Oklahoma City ranges from the Land Run to the Thunder's basketball success.

Author Sam Anderson's sweeping book about Oklahoma City ranges from the Land Run to the Thunder's basketball success.

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Sam Anderson, author of the new book, "Boom Town," talks about his fascination with Oklahoma City.

Sam Anderson, author of the new book, "Boom Town," talks about his fascination with Oklahoma City.

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What to do in Oklahoma on Aug. 18, 2018: Check out the annual Cat Video Festival at the Myriad Gardens

The annual Cat Video Festival, sponsored by Midtown Vets, returns by popular request tonight at the Myriad Botanical Gardens,...

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OKC Central Commentary: Restoration effort to save historic Oklahoma City church

OKC Central Commentary: Travis W. Watkins Tax Resolution and Accounting this week announced it has purchased the nearly...

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Job incentives totaling $1 million sought as part of new downtown Oklahoma City headquarters

Heartland, the U.S. division of Global Payment Systems, is seeking $1 million in job incentives as part of its decision to...

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OKC Central Chat transcript, August 17, 2018

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer took questions from readers in today's OKC Central Live Chat.

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Accounting firm set to bring life to historic Midtown church

The last empty, endangered historic church in downtown Oklahoma City is set to be redeveloped into offices and a residence...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Aug. 16, 2018: Check out the OKC Museum of Art's Third Thursday, featuring dancers from OKC Ballet

The August installment of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art's new monthly event, Third Thursday, will be inspired by the grace...

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VIDEO: Streetcar construction is pumping along

Brundage -Bone Concrete Pumping company explains the way they are helping building the Oklahoma City's streetcar path.

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Scooter service gets reprieve

The Oklahoma City Council voted Tuesday to give a one-week reprieve to a rental scooter service that dropped scooters on street...

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Permit requirement for rental scooters to take effect Monday in Oklahoma City

Rental scooters quickly proved popular after Bird.co dropped its app-activated, electric models in Midtown, the central...

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OKC restaurant ranked best in the nation

Nonesuch, a new concept from Day One Hospitality, has been chosen No. 1 on Bon Appetit's list of best new restaurants in America.

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OKC mayor addresses downtown scooters

The city council could authorize an immediate crackdown on the latest tech-oriented disruptor to plant its flag downtown.

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60 years later, Oklahoma's sit-in movement is remembered

Sixty years ago, a group of 13 children sat down in Oklahoma City and changed the course of American history.

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MAPS 3 wishes, dreams take shape

Oklahoma City has an extra $31 million to spend on MAPS 3, thanks to sales tax revenue that accumulated at a rate well in...

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OKC CENTRAL COMMENTARY: Education continues as streetcars share the road

OKC CENTRAL COMMENTARY: Education continues as streetcars share the road

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City proposes impounding rental scooters left in the public right of way

Bird.co is part of a "ride-share" trend that is accelerating thanks to the convenience of smartphone apps.

Q&A with Jarretta Huckins: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act provides relief for corporations, other businesses

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Q&A with Jarretta Huckins: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act provides relief for corporations, other businesses

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Sales tax for August extends trend of monthly increases

Sales tax results show underlying growth in metro-area economic activity remains strong.

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What to do in Oklahoma on Aug. 10, 2018: See work by artists who are experiencing homelessness in downtown OKC

See work by artists who are experiencing homelessness at an exhibit on display from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at the Homeless...

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OKC Central Chat transcript, August 10, 2018

Join The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer for a chat about developments in downtown Oklahoma City. The chat begins at 9:30 a.m., but...

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Q&A with Matt Campbell: Opportunity zones are powerful new tax savings opportunity

Q&A with Matt Campbell: Opportunity zones are powerful new tax savings opportunity

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Oklahoma Transportation Department to auction downtown land

Two Oklahoma City properties near downtown are set to be auctioned off by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation.

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OKC Streetcars hit downtown streets

Even as construction continued on the rail system for Oklahoma City streetcars, the vehicles have been rolling around downtown.

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King of the Burger Mountain

For two decades, Justin "Nic" Nicholas has built a burger reputation second to none at Nic's Grill, but now he's got his eyes...

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Downtown Oklahoma City's Kerr Park gets new pavilion as part of face-lift

Downtown Oklahoma City's Kerr Park gets new pavilion as part of face-lift.

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Time is on their side

Thirst for a Cause returns to raise money for local restaurant employees in need of help covering medical expenses and...

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Don't ride your electric scooters through the Myriad Gardens

While the Myriad Gardens is awaiting official guidelines/policies from the city, the Myriad Gardens stands by its policy of no...

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First Bird scooter crash reported Thursday

The first crash associated with the Bird scooters dumped in Oklahoma City was reported the first day they were here. Trevor A....

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OKC not the only city dealing with sudden appearance of scooters

When it comes to making downtown streets and sidewalks safer, Cody Lusnia is a social media warrior bringing light to the night...

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The Oklahoman's weekly civic news summary.

#OKC Boxscore: Oklahoman's weekly civic news summary for Monday Aug. 6, 2018

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OKC's Paseo sees new commercial development while remaining a haven for arts

ART OF DEVELOPMENT: Oklahoma City's Paseo sees new commercial development while remaining a haven for arts

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OKC CENTRAL COMMENTARY: Downtown Oklahoma City scooters pique interest

OKC CENTRAL COMMENTARY: Downtown Oklahoma City scooters pique interest

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New electric scooters in Oklahoma City are illegal on sidewalks, use on streets unclear

If you’ve visited downtown Oklahoma City since Thursday morning, you’ve probably seen them zipping along city sidewalks and...

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OKC Central Chat transcript, August 3, 2018

You can join Steve's Q&A's on Fridays at 9:30 a.m. and submit your questions about the happenings in and around downtown...

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Scooter company launches in OKC

Bird, a scooter-sharing company, launched a pilot program in the city testing its dockless, low-speed scooters in Bricktown,...

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Oklahoma's tax-free weekend expected to draw big crowds

Beginning at 12:01 a.m. Friday, and ending at midnight Sunday, Oklahomans will be able to shop for many items with a temporary...

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Celebrate the 75th anniversary of the musical 'Oklahoma!' tonight with a sing-along to the movie in downtown OKC

Celebrate the 75th anniversary of the musical "Oklahoma!" with a sing-along version of the beloved 1955 movie adaptation...

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Downtown OKC hotel involved in ownership change

AccorHotels, a French worldwide owner and operator of upscale hotels, announced Tuesday it has signed an agreement to acquire...

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Oklahoma City Council moves ahead with opioid litigation

The Oklahoma City Council joined the opioid fight Tuesday, hiring an outside legal team to sue pharmaceutical manufacturers,...

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People enjoy evening of music at Wheeler Park

With a backdrop of a Ferris wheel on Friday night, those who found themselves at Wheeler Park could enjoy an evening of music.

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OKC's development has raised new questions about local homeless

Homelessness is rising up as a contentious topic these days, with advocates pleading on behalf of the less fortunate that those...

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Going to the airport? Parking has changed

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OKC Central chat: Oklahoma City airport update captures interest

OKC Central chat: Oklahoma City airport update captures interest

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Green growth: Number of potential marijuana businesses spikes following passage of SQ 788

Green growth: Number of potential marijuana businesses spikes following passage of SQ 788

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2019 deadCenter Film Festival opening call for entries on Aug. 1

The 19th annual deadCenter Film Festival will open the submission process for filmmakers beginning Wednesday.

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Construction of $40 million downtown Oklahoma City Heartland headquarters to start in late 2018

Plans are finalized and developers are set to start construction later this year on a $40 million headquarters in downtown...

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OKC Central Chat transcript, July 27, 2018

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer took questions from readers in today's OKC Central Live Chat. You can join Steve's Q&A's on...

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$10 million sought to renovate Union Station

The proposed $10 million renovation of historic Union Station, seen as vital to the success of the new downtown park, could be...

Cushing inventory continues its fall, federal data shows.

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The Cushing terminal in northern Oklahoma was storing a record amount of oil less than two years ago. But now, the amount of oil stored by its operators is less.

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Second sex shop cited

Oklahoma City authorities have cited a second sex shop under an ordinance prohibiting "adult novelty" stores near residences,...

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OKC Central: Downtown disruption comparable to 1970s

OKC Central: Downtown disruption comparable to 1970s

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Oklahoma City hosts Indian Gaming Association

Tribal gaming leaders from across the state are gathering in Oklahoma City this week for the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association...

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Pedestrian link between garages, shielding parkers from weather, comes with initial price tag of $1.6 million

Sale of the Santa Fe garage will reduce debt being taken on by Oklahoma City to develop the new convention center garage, and...

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Cat Video Festival romps back into downtown OKC this summer

The annual Cat Video Festival, sponsored by Midtown Vets, will return by popular request Aug. 18 at the Myriad Botanical...

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#OKC Boxscore, a weekly summary of Oklahoma City civic news.

William Crum: #OKC Boxscore is a weekly summary of Oklahoma City civic news.

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Streetcars' promise pulls within view in Oklahoma City

With streetcar construction being measured in weeks instead of months, downtown Oklahoma City business is ready for a pick-me-up.

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OKC CENTRAL COMMENTARY: Agreement between OKC and BancFirst key to firm's building purchase

OKC CENTRAL COMMENTARY: Agreement between OKC and BancFirst key to firm's building purchase

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Oklahoma jobless rate improves in June

Oklahoma's unemployment rate improved to 3.9 percent in June, surpassing the national rate of 4 percent.

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Oklahoma City to receive AT&T 5G

Oklahoma City will be one of the first six cities in the country to receive the new AT&T 5G cellular service.

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OKC Central Chat transcript, July 20, 2018

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer hosted the OKC Central chat Friday, July 20. Read the transcript here.

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Omni Hotel construction set to start in September in Oklahoma City

Omni Hotels and Resorts has filed a building permit to start construction on a 605-room hotel that will adjoin a new convention...

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SPINNING UP: Carousel being built in Myriad Botanical Gardens

Workers assemble a carousel Thursday in the pavilion at the Myriad Botanical Gardens in downtown Oklahoma City.

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BancFirst reports second-quarter earnings

BancFirst Corp. reported second-quarter profits of $30.6 million, or 91 cents per share, compared to profits of $23.2 million,...

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Oklahoma City incurs costs to defend panhandling ordinance

A trial is set in September in federal court on claims Oklahoma City's panhandling ordinance unconstitutionally abridges free...

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Cooking up a construction comeback

Gourmet cupcake bakery and vintage candy shop Pinkitzel suffered through some of the most constricting of all the downtown...

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BancFirst plans extensive updates for Cotter Tower

BancFirst is proceeding with plans for an extensive makeover of Cotter Ranch Tower in anticipation of its $23 million purchase...

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Oklahoma City armory set to be home to brewery, hotel, restaurant and event center

The iconic 23rd Street Armory, once home to the 45th Infantry and National Guard, is set to be converted into a new home for...

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City council endorses plan to sell Santa Fe parking garage

The Oklahoma City Council agreed Tuesday on a plan to sell the largest of the downtown municipal parking structures, the...

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City council agrees to proceed with sale of downtown parking garage

Transactions would produce a net gain in downtown parking as needs evolve.

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23rd Street Armory set to be converted into the new home of COOP Ale Works

The iconic 23rd Street Armory, once home to the 45th Infantry and National Guard, is set to be converted into the new home of...

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Planned Norman development lacks quirks that create lively districts

For the past year, I've followed coverage by fellow reporters at The Oklahoman of an ambitious proposal to develop a 500-acre,...

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This may just be a modern Luddite's delight

Patrons are invited to deconstruct, tinker with, piece back together, or simply smash old electronics and appliances in the...

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Complaints in OKC about homelessness have skyrocketed

The recent building boom in downtown Oklahoma City has exposed those who took shelter in a previously overlooked part of town.

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#OKC Boxscore is a weekly summary of Oklahoma City civic news.

William Crum: #OKC Boxscore is a weekly summary of Oklahoma City civic news.

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Oklahoma City Boulevard continues to slice through downtown

The next section of the Oklahoma City Boulevard to be completed will be a stretch between Walker Avenue and E.K. Gaylord that...

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OKC Central Chat transcript, July 13, 2018

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer took questions from readers in today's OKC Central Live Chat. You can join Steve's Q&A's on...

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Positives seen in homelessness report

Oklahoma City's annual homelessness snapshot documented a 13.5 percent decrease from 2017 in the number of people who were...

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Centennial Health ribbon-cutting marks start of makeover for northeast side of Oklahoma City

A ribbon-cutting ceremony at Centennial Health marks the start of a makeover for the northeast side of Oklahoma City.

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Love at first strike: Couple seek to put their spin on southside Oklahoma City bowling center

Love at first strike: Couple seek to put their spin on southside Oklahoma City bowling center

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Downtown parking makeover on tap

Documents obtained Wednesday by The Oklahoman show Continental Resources and BancFirst are set to pay $22.5 million for the...

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New fiscal year begins with strong sales tax results for Oklahoma City

Busy streets, busy shops, and the hustle and bustle of metro area commerce are no illusion, judging from Oklahoma City's latest...

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Dover to seek OKC Ward 2 council seat

Mike Dover, a member of the MAPS 3 Citizens Advisory Board and longtime community volunteer, said this week he would seek the...

Choctaw Nation tribal headquarters is one for the history books

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Oklahoma City design firm FSB delivers a $200 million, 500,000-square-foot showcase of tribal history, culture, art, and people, past and present, in new headquarters for the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.

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Norman's The Social Club to open second location in downtown OKC

A popular Norman women's boutique and salon is set to be the west retail anchor for West Village as the $70 million mixed-use...

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Economy humming as city of Oklahoma City enters new fiscal year, sales tax continues win streak

New sales tax results indicate late-spring growth in economic activity continued at a healthy pace in Oklahoma City.

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OKC considering selling largest parking garage to BancFirst, Continental Resources

Oklahoma City is engaged in advanced discussions with BancFirst, Continental Resources and Bricktown parking operator Don...

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CBD shop owner plans to enhance Plaza District 'vibe'

Sometimes when it comes to social media, a tweet is just a tweet. But sometimes the volume can escalate quickly, and that's...

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#OKC Boxscore, a weekly summary of Oklahoma City civic news.

William Crum: #OKC Boxscore is a weekly summary of Oklahoma City civic news.

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Downtown Oklahoma City grocery options improve despite absence of new full-service store

Downtown Oklahoma City grocery options are improving despite the absence of new full-service store.

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Bricktown Brewery bound for Missouri

Bricktown Brewery is set to open a new location in Springfield, Missouri, next month, its 14th overall and first in the state.

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Former downtown dealership to be new home for regional accounting firm

One of the largest accounting firms in Oklahoma and Arkansas, HoganTaylor, is set to move its 75-employee operation in suburban...

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OKC Cental Commentary: Streetcar construction leads to traffic and questions

OKC Cental Commentary: Readers had plenty of questions for The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer during Friday's edition of the OKC...

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OKC Central Chat transcript, July 6, 2018

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer took questions from readers in today's OKC Central Live Chat.

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OKC streetcars will soon move from concept to reality

Of the many photographs taken during construction of Oklahoma City's streetcar system, one of the most telling is of two...

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OKC Council approves whitewater park agreement

The Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday approved a $2 million deal negotiated with the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation to...

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Oklahoma City pushes zoning dispute with sex shop

Code enforcement officers said they were acting on a complaint when they notified two Oklahoma City businessmen that their Adam...

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City council agrees to cash infusion to offset Boathouse Foundation's whitewater park expenses

City officials say the whitewater park is an economic development tool that figures in decisions of companies looking at...

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Demolition and construction proceed at First National Center

Demolition of the 1971 First National annex facing Broadway has been underway for the past couple of weeks, but until Friday...

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September trial set in challenge to Oklahoma City panhandling ordinance

A trial is set in September on the legal challenge to an Oklahoma City ordinance originally aimed at restricting the activities...

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The Oklahoman's weekly civic news summary.

The Oklahoman's weekly civic news summary.

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Business of Health: Moving forward with OKC’s Innovation District

Business of Health: Moving forward with OKC’s Innovation District

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What to do in Oklahoma on June 30, 2018: See Carpenter Square Theatre's production of the comedy 'My Brilliant Divorce'

Carpenter Square Theatre presents the Oklahoma City premiere of “My Brilliant Divorce” by Geraldine Aron at 8 tonight at the...

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Echo Energy set to move 100 employees to new downtown headquarters

Echo Energy, a northwest Oklahoma City company, is set to move its 100 employees downtown once it builds out the Parkside...

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OKC Central Chat: Oklahoma City manager addresses city's trash and treasure

OKC Central Chat: Oklahoma City manager addresses city's trash and treasure

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Cooper to seek Ward 2 seat on Oklahoma City Council

James Cooper, a public school teacher and transit authority trustee, said Thursday he would run for the Ward 2 seat on the...

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OKC Central Chat transcript, June 29, 2018

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer took questions from readers in today's OKC Central Live Chat. You can join Steve's Q&A's on...

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Advisory committee OKs reimbursement for whitewater park costs

An advisory board on Thursday recommended the city council reimburse the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation for $759,600 in...

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Downtown Digs: Oklahoma City seeks to boost supply of affordable housing

Downtown Digs: Oklahoma City seeks to boost supply of affordable housing

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OKCMOA to display works by Van Gogh, Monet and Degas in 2018-19

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive, will host the special exhibitions “Victorian Radicals: From the...

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First candidate for open Ward 2 council seat is a teacher in Oklahoma City Public Schools

Cooper is making his second bid to represent Ward 2, which includes close-in urban neighborhoods as well as suburban sections...

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Expansion eyed for garage serving convention center and Omni Hotel in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City economic development and public parking officials are looking at the possibility of increasing the number of...

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OKC Boulevard vision gaining clarity

The Oklahoma City Boulevard, once just a sketch of might be possible as the gateway to the Core to Shore area from Bricktown,...

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MAPS 3 advisory committees to review progress on whitewater park, downtown park and streetcar

Advisory committees meet this week to review requests for ongoing spending for MAPS 3 construction projects, including the...

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#OKC Boxscore for Monday, June 25, 2018

William Crum: #OKC Boxscore is a weekly summary of Oklahoma City civic news.

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Estimates show potential for e-retail taxes in Oklahoma

An analysis of increased Oklahoma tax collections following an agreement with Amazon.com could lend insight into how much the...

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Streetcars, Scissortail Park features coming to downtown Oklahoma City soon

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer fielded questions from readers during Friday's OKC Central Chat.

The U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve is changing, but maybe not in a way you expect.

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Sales of oil from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve to support the nation's petroleum needs is a tool President Donald Trump has suggested he might use to try to control the commodity's market price. But past Congressional acts already are...

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Myriad Botanical Gardens offers Tuesday night yoga to help you find your zen

The Myriad Botanical Gardens started hosting Tuesday night yoga with the purpose of offering a program that was a fun, healthy...

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Recap: OKC Central chat with Steve Lackmeyer

Read a transcript of Friday's chat with The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer.

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Carousel set to spin again at Myriad Gardens in Oklahoma City

Mall owners donate carousel to Myriad Gardens.

Executive Q&A with Scarlet Le-Cao: Vietnamese immigrant grabs hold of the American dream she watched as a girl on the...

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Executive Q&A with Scarlet Le-Cao: Vietnamese immigrant grabs hold of the American dream she watched as a girl on the silver screen

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Millennial homebuying news goes from good to bad to worse

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Experian and ValueInsured offer sobering statistics on millennial home buying plans and expectations.

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Q&A with Adam W. Childers: If confirmed, Judge Kavanaugh likely to lean toward employer side of arguments

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Q&A with Adam W. Childers: If confirmed, Judge Kavanaugh likely to lean toward employer side of arguments

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Edmond development flourishes along Interstate 35

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EDMOND — Interstate 35 is the main entrance to Oklahoma's sixth-largest city, though its future is finally coming out of the woods and into a corridor that some locals take pride in. City officials consider their portion of the interstate...

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OSU football: Malcolm Rodriguez finds easy transition from special teams player to starting safety

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After playing almost exclusively on special teams as a true freshman, Malcolm Rodriguez has worked his way into a starting safety spot this season

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A new generation enters a changing school system

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It was the first day of school for prekindergarten students, the class of 2032, a new generation of Oklahomans embarking on a school career that 14 years later will send them off into a world that promises to be remarkably different from today.

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