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Going downtown

OCU finalizes plans to move its law school downtown.


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Clifton Adcock
It’s official: The Oklahoma City University School of Law is headed downtown.
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

No charges

Citing lack of evidence, the district attorney will not bring charges against police in the case of a man who died while in custody.


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Clifton Adcock
The burgundy sports utility vehicle pulled up to the curb outside Oklahoma City attorney David Slane’s office.
 
Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Say my name

An Oklahoma County’s judge’s refusal to let a transgender person change her name spurs a legal appeal.


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Clifton Adcock
An Oklahoma transgender individual is seeking to appeal an Oklahoma County district judge’s ruling denying her petition to change her name.
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Go Western

Competing development plans will be considered by residents and businesses along the Western Avenue corridor.


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Clifton Adcock
Residents and business owners near the Western Avenue corridor between N.W. 36th and N.W. 50th streets will decide whether to expand a streetscape project in an attempt to make the area a destination point for visitors.
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

All systems go?

OKC is not out any money, says City Manager Jim Couch, in an incomplete public safety project nearly six years behind schedule.


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Clifton Adcock
Despite years-long delays on implementing police and municipal court electronic records systems, Oklahoma City Manager Jim Couch said the city is still on budget for the projects.
 
Monday, October 15, 2012

Unfinished business

OKC officials request a state audit after millions of dollars have been paid for public safety projects that remain incomplete.


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Clifton Adcock
A project to install new records and communication software and hardware for Oklahoma City police, fire and municipal court has not only exceeded its original estimated cost by millions of dollars, but is running nearly six years behind its original schedule, according to court records.
 
Friday, October 5, 2012

From movie to measure

Advocates of a controversial measure for school reform hope to gain momentum from a newly released movie.


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Clifton Adcock
In Oklahoma and several other states, an effort is underway to adopt a “parent trigger” act that could allow certain schools to become charter schools with enough parent signatures.
 
Tuesday, October 2, 2012

On the side

The MAPS 3 master plan for sidewalks is going back to the City Council for approval ... with very little changed.


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Clifton Adcock
A master plan for sidewalks in the MAPS 3 program that faced tough questions by the Oklahoma City Council is being sent back to the council for approval, but virtually unchanged.
 
Tuesday, October 2, 2012

CoCo closed

With a lawsuit looming by U.S. Fleet, a coworking collaborative is forced to shut its doors.


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Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoma City Coworking Collaborative, otherwise known as OKCCoCo, announced Oct. 1 that it’s dissolving as a company because it has run out of money defending against a lawsuit. OKCCoCo officials said the membership-driven business had spent the last of its remaining funds in a suit by U.S. Fleet Tracking, which had given OKCCoCo a $23,000 sponsorship.
 
Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Studying the cities

OKC leaders take a look at what’s worked — and what hasn’t — in other cities.


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Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoma City Council on Sept. 18 heard presentations on what can be learned from reviewing the successes and mistakes of other cities.
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Staying the course

A MAPS 3 subcommittee selects the designer for the planned convention center and sticks with the facility's planned location.


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Clifton Adcock
The MAPS 3 Convention Center Subcommittee voted yesterday to recommend that the company responsible for selecting the site of the $252 million building also be the one to design it.
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Durant’s delayed

Questions over an entrance delay a planned Bricktown restaurant named for Kevin Durant.


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Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority has held off on approving plans for a new downtown restaurant that will bear the name of Thunder star Kevin Durant.
 
Tuesday, September 25, 2012

In the park

At the first of three public meetings on the planned MAPS 3 downtown park, ideas ranged from Wi-Fi to a castle and moat.


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Clifton Adcock
City officials and consultants on Sept. 13 held the first of three meetings seeking public input for design and programming of the future MAPS 3 downtown park. More than 130 people attended the meeting at the Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, filling the room to near capacity.
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Countering contraception

Hobby Lobby challenges the federal requirement that companies provide health insurance that includes contraceptives.


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Clifton Adcock
Oklahoma City-based Hobby Lobby has filed a federal lawsuit challenging parts of the Affordable Care Act that would cover certain contraceptives for employees.
 
Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Hail the jail

The Oklahoma County Jail wins national accreditation, but other challenges remain.


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Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoma County Jail has received national accreditation for jail operation from the American Correctional Association, but the beleaguered facility still faces issues with the U.S. Department of Justice.
 
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
 
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