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Take a ride

Oklahoma City looks to return to its transit-rich past.


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Ben Felder
The history of public transportation in Oklahoma City shows a thriving system of buses and streetcars and an era to which today’s city leaders have talked about returning.
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Back to church

A downtown congregation bought a church built in 1920 and plans its first service for Easter.


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Kelley Chambers
Tucked into a lot on just under one acre between NW 13th Street and Classen Drive sits a long-neglected church built in 1920.
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Spokie dokie

A downtown bike share program offers free one-month memberships to celebrate Earth Day.


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Louis Fowler
More motorists than bicyclists is a problem that Downtown OKC Inc. has been trying to rectify. Since the 2011 launch of the Spokies bike share program, which provides downtown residents, employees and visitors a healthy and economical way to get around the area, the number of people who are taking advantage of it continues to grow, according to Jill Brown DeLozier, marketing director at DOKC.
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Fowl play

The Oklahoma City Council will reconsider a measure to allow residents to keep chickens in residential areas.


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Kelley Chambers
In Oklahoma City, cock-a-doodle-do has been cock-adoodle-don’t for those who want to keep chickens in their yards. But that could change soon.
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Murder on the rise

Oklahoma City homicide rates show a steady increase in recent years.


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Ben Felder
Yellow police tape fluttered in the spring wind as homicide detectives filed into a south Oklahoma City home.
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Eminent development?

The city is expected to apply eminent domain in order to acquire the site of the proposed downtown convention center.


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Ben Felder
Oklahoma City is moving forward with eminent domain proceedings in order to acquire land for a proposed downtown convention center.
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Biker life

Our city’s cycling community might be small, but it’s growing.


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Ben Felder
When Cassi Poor and her roommate go to the same event, it’s not uncommon for the two to race.
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

MOB mentality

Young OKC Beautiful volunteers chip in to clean up the city.


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Kevan Goff-Parker
Shuffle over Baby Boomers and Generation Xers because OKC Beautiful is tapping a group of civic- and community-minded Millennials as volunteers through its Making Oklahoma City Beautiful (MOB) Young Professionals group. Membership is open to those 22 to 35 years old.
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Five things to know about Thursday’s same-sex marriage hearing


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Ben Felder
A panel of three judges with the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver will hear arguments Thursday in a case over Oklahoma’s same-sex marriage ban.
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

City’s bus system ready to Embark on new chapter


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Ben Felder
Oklahoma City’s transit system is preparing for a new name, new routes and a new focus.
 
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Eminent development?

The city is expected to apply eminent domain claim in order to acquire the proposed downtown convention center.


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Ben Felder
Oklahoma City is moving forward with eminent domain proceedings in order to acquire land for a proposed downtown convention center.
 
Friday, April 11, 2014

National spotlight

Two Tulsa women have become national icons for equality as they fight Oklahoma’s ban on gay marriage.


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Angela Chambers
Oklahoma couple Mary Bishop and Sharon Baldwin experienced a strange, dreamlike moment when they heard the words “Bishop v. the United States of America” in a courtroom.
 
Thursday, April 10, 2014

TIF love

Increased use of tax incentive districts help support the development of some of OKC’s largest projects.


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Ben Felder
Some of Oklahoma City’s largest developments — the revitalized Skirvin Hilton Hotel, the Oklahoma Health Center complex and the massive Project 180 downtown streetscape renewal program — would not have been possible without the use of tax incentives, say city officials and economic developers.
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Council offers tax incentives for two companies


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Ben Felder
The Oklahoma City Council voted recently to offer tax incentives to General Electric Co. and Baker Hughes Inc. for new facilities expected to create hundreds of high-paying jobs. Baker Hughes will receive $850,000 and General Electric will receive $1 million, assuming each company meets job creation expectations.
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Take Shelter Oklahoma files lawsuit against attorney general


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Ben Felder
Take Shelter Oklahoma, a group that had been collecting signatures to force a ballot question to use $500 million in state bonds to build shelters, filed a lawsuit against Attorney General Scott Pruitt last year after he changed the language on its petition and ballot.
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
 
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