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A real maverick

The term of D.A. David Prater has been marked by tough, and often controversial, decisions.


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Clifton Adcock
It was a sunny May morning in 2009 and Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater had just finished dropping off his daughter at school when his cell phone rang.
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Bumpy road

Opposition mounts against a plan to elevate a section of the future downtown boulevard.


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Clifton Adcock
An Oklahoma City group is challenging a consultant-backed option for the future downtown boulevard. The Friends for a Better Boulevard group contends the proposal to elevate a planned roadway over Western Avenue would cut off a nearby area from the rest of downtown.
 
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Medi-can’t

Gov. Fallin rejected two key aspects of the Affordable Care Act, but critics of the decision say they’re not giving up.


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Clifton Adcock
Perlinda George, a student at Oklahoma City Community College, had hoped to sign up for coverage in an expanded Medicaid program under the auspices of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Street fight

City leaders hope a recommended design for a downtown boulevard will quell opponents who favor other options.


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Clifton Adcock
A firm hired to consider engineering options for a section of the future downtown boulevard is recommending that an overpass will solve possible traffic issues, despite protests by some who favor other alternatives.
 
Tuesday, December 11, 2012

No more Coffee

Glenn Coffee turns in his resignation as secretary of state to Gov. Fallin.


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Clifton Adcock
Oklahoma Secretary of State Glenn Coffee is resigning from his post, Gov. Mary Fallin announced today.
 
Friday, December 7, 2012

Unconventional concerns

Questions arise from a three-year-old study outlining the need for a MAPS 3 convention center.


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Clifton Adcock
A 2009 study on whether Oklahoma City needed a new convention center found that the city’s current facility was too small to compete for a number of events. But size isn’t everything. Another key issue hindering occupancy at the Cox Convention Center, according to the study, is the way in which it is managed.
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012

A closer look

A disaster relief fund for survivors of the OKC bombing comes under scrutiny amid criticism from some families.


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Clifton Adcock
In the wake of complaints from some survivors of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building bombing and their families, the Oklahoma City Disaster Relief Fund is being audited. The critics claim that the Oklahoma City Community Foundation (OCCF), which oversees the fund, has been difficult to deal with and chronically unresponsive to requests for assistance.
 
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Quality costs

In an active year for the state’s Quality Jobs Program, 10 companies received more than $38 million in taxpayer funds.


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Clifton Adcock
Ten companies received more than half of $68 million in taxpayer money distributed to businesses last fiscal year under the state’s Quality Jobs Program.
 
Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Capitol commandments

With little fanfare, a monument of the Ten Commandments is erected outside the state Capitol.


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Clifton Adcock
A large granite monument of the Ten Commandments was erected outside the Oklahoma state Capitol building today.
 
Thursday, November 15, 2012

Looking for laws


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Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoma City Council on Nov. 6 laid out the city’s wish-list for next year’s state legislative session.
 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Bike boom

OKC bicycling get a boost from the creation of special bike lanes and expansion of downtown’s bike-share program.


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Clifton Adcock
Oklahoma City has begun work creating the first street lanes that will be shared between bicycles and cars. That development comes amid an expansion of the city’s downtown bike-share program.
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A closer look

The death of an OKC man while in police custody has drawn the attention of the FBI.


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Clifton Adcock
The FBI has been brought in to investigate the case of a man who died while in police custody, according to the man’s family’s attorney.
 
Friday, November 2, 2012

Sheriff in town

Longtime Oklahoma County Sheriff John Whetsel faces a tough challenge from Darrell Sorrels.


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Clifton Adcock
Voters in Tuesday’s election will have a choice between new blood and an old hand for Oklahoma County Sheriff.
 
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Park places

City officials unveil three preliminary designs for what will be the MAPS 3 park.


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Clifton Adcock
Consultants working on the MAPS 3 downtown park unveiled three proposed designs during an Oct. 25 public meeting. Around $132 million of the $777 million in MAPS 3 funding is set aside for the project.
 
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Idea-go-round

MAPS 3’s future downtown park — and the city in general — could benefit from a carousel, according to one resident.


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Clifton Adcock
A trip to Missoula, Mont., left images of carousels spinning in the imagination of Edmond resident Celia Moor.
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
 
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