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MAPS milestone

Controversial $30 million decision could come Tuesday.


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Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoma City Council may decide Tuesday what to do with $30 million set aside from MAPS 3 convention center funds to move an OGE substation currently located near downtown.
 
Friday, August 26, 2011

Let it ride

Is the horse racing industry winning big since the state wagered on racinos?


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Clifton Adcock
An industry many considered nearly extinct has been rescued from the brink, and, as it turns out, one of the things that some speculated would lead to horse racing’s demise ended up saving it.
 
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

‘In the shadows’

After receiving last-minute advice, the Oklahoma Ethics Commission denied giving an interpretation on municipal elections.


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Clifton Adcock
A request by Oklahoma Gazette to the Oklahoma Ethics Commission for an interpretation on rules and laws governing municipal elections was denied during the commission’s Aug. 19 meeting.
 
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Ambulance alert

Debate over EMSA’s future heats up at City Council.


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Clifton Adcock
The debate about whether the city should switch its ambulance service from Emergency Medical Services Authority to the fire department is heating up.
 
Friday, August 19, 2011

Valley rally

The Valley Brook Board of Trustees voted to delay a controversial rate increase after a heated meeting.


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Clifton Adcock
The small Oklahoma County municipality of Valley Brook got a big response from some of its citizens during a heated Aug. 9 Board of Trustees meeting, after residents accused the town leaders of violating the Oklahoma Open Meeting Act to raise sewer and trash rates.
 
Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Changing hands

A city board accepted ownership of downtown property in exchange for loan forgiveness.


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Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoma City Economic Development Trust approved a measure to allow the Myriad Gardens Foundation to sign over the deed for a downtown piece of property in exchange for the trust forgiving a loan taken out by the foundation to purchase the property.
 
Wednesday, August 17, 2011

For Pete’s sake

Councilman Pete White floated the idea of 10 City Council wards, but an eight-ward plan will go before council.


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Clifton Adcock
Although the current Oklahoma City Council redistricting proposal consists of the traditional eight council wards, one council member is proposing adding two wards to the map.
 
Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Reclamation project

What do John Wayne, John Birch, dinosaurs and the Pledge of Allegiance have in common? They were all in the house at Reclaiming America for Christ.


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Clifton Adcock
The intersection of politics, nationalism and religion is often seen as no man’s land.
 
Wednesday, August 10, 2011

‘Line in the sand’

Riddled by conflict and animosity, the Oklahoma City Council rejected a deferral process proposed by a targeted councilman.


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Clifton Adcock
A measure by two Oklahoma City Council members creating a standard for deferring council agenda items was narrowly shot down at the Aug. 2 meeting.
 
Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The debt deal

Oklahoma’s freshman congressman says the ‘war on debt’ is just getting started.


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Clifton Adcock
The debt-ceiling fight that consumed politics and media for weeks came to a conclusion on Aug. 3 with President Barack Obama signing a hard-fought deal that would raise the nation’s credit limit and avoid default.
 
Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Childers wins Senate District 43 primary, advances to Oct. 11 election


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Clifton Adcock
Republican voters in Senate District 43 chose candidate Greg Childers (pictured) over Theresa Nelson in Tuesday night’s primary election.
 
Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Oklahoma AG likens anti-abortion struggle to abolition fight

'We should be fighting that the 14th Amendment says no person should be deprived of life without process of law,' Scott Pruitt says.


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Clifton Adcock
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt likened the campaign of anti-abortion groups to the fight for the abolition of slavery on July 28 during the recent Reclaiming America for Christ event at the First Baptist Church of Moore.
 
Friday, August 5, 2011

Mapmakers

The redistricting of Oklahoma City’s wards is under way.


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Clifton Adcock
Oklahoma City is starting the process of redrawing its ward boundaries and will be holding a public meeting this month to discuss the plan.
 
Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Race track

Two Republicans battle in a primary for the chance to claim the seat of outgoing Sen. Jim Reynolds.


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Clifton Adcock
Voters in Senate District 43 will get a chance this year to select a new state senator to replace outgoing Sen. Jim Reynolds, and the primary election featuring two Republican candidates is this Tuesday.
 
Wednesday, August 3, 2011

$30 million question

Will the substation transfer be included in the MAPS 3 convention center budget now that the location is changing?


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Clifton Adcock
Preliminary cost estimates are out for all eight of the MAPS 3 projects, and the question of an OGE substation being moved using $30 million from the $280 million for the convention center funds came to a head during recent MAPS 3 oversight meetings.
 
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
 
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