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Optimistic thoughts

Next fiscal year’s city budget might provide for the restoration of public safety positions.


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Clifton Adcock
The city is hoping to restore several police, fire and other city positions and services in the municipal budget set to be presented to the Oklahoma City Council at its Tuesday meeting.
 
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Living arrangement

The city is using incentive funding to encourage development of diverse downtown housing options.


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Clifton Adcock
An apartment complex currently under development in the Deep Deuce neighborhood may get $1.25 million in assistance from the city.
 
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Information or Islamophobia?

While a visiting Michael Hoehn warned of Islamic infiltration, a CAIR representative claimed the speaker was spreading hatred.


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Clifton Adcock
Shadow governments in waiting, terrorist infiltration at all levels of government and grand designs for a one-world religion. While this may sound like a thrilling novel, for some, it’s happening now.
 
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

House votes to reprimand Rep. Sally Kern

Vote ends at 76-16


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Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoma State House of Representatives voted 76-16 Monday to reprimand Rep. Sally Kern, R-Oklahoma City, for comments she made last week that were taken as offensive to minorities and women. 
 
Monday, May 2, 2011

Kern: ‘I am not a racist’

Fighting back tears, Rep. Sally Kern denied being a bigot and called ‘reverse discrimination’ the ‘elephant in the room’


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Clifton Adcock
Exclusive audio: Hear State Rep. Kern's comments from H&H Gun Range here.

Fighting back tears amid allegations of racism and sexism, State Rep. Sally Kern, R-Oklahoma City, gave an emotional explanation Friday at the High Noon Club of her April 27 controversial statements regarding women and people of color.
 
Friday, April 29, 2011

Fractured family

Feuding factions within the Oklahoma Republican Party could disrupt funding of state agencies.


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Clifton Adcock
Pastor Tom Vineyard of Windsor Hills Baptist Church stood before the Oklahoma House of Representatives April 18 and bowed his head.
 
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Strategic Alliance

A proposed economic development nonprofit meets resistance from some Oklahoma City Council members, including a new councilman planning to seek an AG opinion on the nonprofit’s required level of transparency


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Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoma City Council is preparing to take up a controversial measure at Tuesday’s meeting that would consolidate its economic development operations under the banner of a newly formed nonprofit group.
 
Saturday, April 23, 2011

Last call for ethanol?

Sen. Coburn’s attempts to eliminate an ethanol tax credit have drawn support from The Economist, The Wall Street Journal and Investor’s Business Daily.


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Clifton Adcock
A controversial amendment by U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Muskogee, that would end a tax credit for ethanol blending may come up for a vote when the Senate resumes session in May.
 
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Haze hearing

State and federal environmental regulatory agencies offered plans to reduce air pollution caused by coal-fired power plants.


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Clifton Adcock

Three minutes. That’s how much time each person — from the governor’s office to college students — got to address the Environmental Protection Agency concerning its plan to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions at three Oklahoma coal-fired power plants.

 
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Historic green

New guidelines are being considered that would include sustainability concerns in historic preservation.


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Clifton Adcock
Oklahoma City is looking for ways to “green up” its historic preservation guidelines, and has hired a preservation planning firm to help it come up with ways to do so.
 
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Triple R

The three facets highlighted in the state school superintendent’s new agenda are all about ‘reform.’


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Clifton Adcock
A program state education officials and lawmakers hope will transform the state’s public education system for the better is moving forward, State Superintendent Janet Barresi recently told a congressional committee.
 
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Losing Momentum

New Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid won with a grassroots campaign, despite efforts by a well-funded political machine.


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Clifton Adcock
The dust has settled in this year’s Oklahoma City Council elections, but questions remain about a well-funded political organization that supported and attacked candidates.
 
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Taking a SIP

OKC is negotiating a deal with Chesapeake Energy and Boeing Co. to receive financial incentives from the city’s strategic investment program.


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Clifton Adcock
The city is in the process of drawing up agreements to offer two companies millions of dollars in incentives to bring hundreds of high-paying jobs to the city, which would have an estimated economic impact in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
 
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Park and go

Through eminent domain, Oklahoma City seeks to acquire a plot needed for the downtown park.


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Clifton Adcock
As the city continues to purchase land located in the upper portion of what will be the MAPS 3 downtown park, it is also in the process of an eminent domain case against the landowner of a key piece of property in that area.
 
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

‘Got it going on’

He really likes us! Jeb Bush heaps on the praise during last week’s visit to OKC.


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Clifton Adcock
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush praised Oklahoma’s political leadership in the field of education during his speech at Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs 2011 Citizenship Award dinner last week.
 
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
 
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