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Positive predicament

City leaders ponder what to do with an extra $1.3 million in the budget.


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The Oklahoma City Council is considering what to do with a projected extra $1.3 million in next year’s budget.
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Heated conversation


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Clifton Adcock
Comments that Oklahoma City Councilman Ed Shadid recently made about the death of his cousin, Pulitzer Prize winning-journalist and Oklahoma City native Anthony Shadid, are making national headlines.
 
Monday, June 25, 2012

Zoo Amp battle amplified

Tempers and accusations fly over a proposed change of operation for the Zoo Amphitheatre.


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Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoma City Zoological Trust voted yesterday to delay deciding whether to negotiate a contract with a new group to operate the OKC Zoo Amphitheatre amid threats of litigation from the current operator, Howard Pollack.
 
Thursday, June 21, 2012

Race to the right

State Sen. Clark Jolley faces a tough Republican primary challenge from minister Paul Blair.


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Clifton Adcock
One of the most competitive state legislative contests this year involves Senate District 41, which covers most of Edmond and Arcadia and includes a portion of far northeast Oklahoma City. Republican incumbent Clark Jolley, first elected in 2004, faces challenger Paul Blair in the Tuesday primary.
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Kern she win?

Sally Kern’s primary opponent said he wants to shift focus from social issues.


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Clifton Adcock
Despite facing Democratic challengers in past elections, the only person standing between Rep. Sally Kern, R-Oklahoma City, and a fifth term is fellow Republican Curtis Moore.
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Boffo bridge

OKC’s SkyDance bridge is honored as one of the world’s best public art projects.


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Clifton Adcock
Oklahoma City’s SkyDance Bridge, a public artwork and pedestrian bridge crossing over the realigned Interstate 40 crosstown, has been named one of the 50 best public art projects in the world.
 
Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Primary purpose

The heat is on for House District 88 candidates hoping to represent their respective parties in the general election.


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Clifton Adcock
With the June 26 primary approaching, voters in House District 88 have a crowded field from which to choose.
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

One for the books

The corporate culture of Mustang-based Tate Publishing is questioned after an audio file of internal hostility goes viral.


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Clifton Adcock
When Tate Publishing CEO Ryan Tate walked into the staff meeting on May 31, he had no idea the words he was about to say soon would be posted online for all to hear.
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Strained relations

Chesapeake’s annual shareholder meeting brings a change in leadership.


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Clifton Adcock
After failing to receive a majority of shareholder votes, two members of the Chesapeake Energy Board of Directors resigned during today’s shareholder meeting.
 
Friday, June 8, 2012

Puff-less parks


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Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoma City Council unanimously passed a resolution last week to discourage smoking in public parks and directing city staff to develop tobacco-free signage.
 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Mad meeting

Chesapeake’s annual shareholders meeting this week comes at the height of controversy for its board and CEO.


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Clifton Adcock
As Chesapeake Energy’s annual shareholder meeting approaches Friday, investors and energy company experts are watching to see what more might unfold at the top of the embattled energy company.
 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Street heat

OKC leaders are undecided about where to put a Bricktown entrance on a planned boulevard downtown.


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Clifton Adcock
The picture of the boulevard that will replace the former Interstate 40 crosstown route has become a little clearer in recent weeks, as the state Department of Transportation made public presentations on the project.
 
Friday, June 1, 2012

Taxing measures

Potential changes in city code might streamline tax collections for delinquent businesses.


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Clifton Adcock
Oklahoma City is looking for a new way to go after businesses with delinquent sales tax remittance.
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Zoo brouhaha

A possible open records violation delays a change in management for the OKC Zoo Amphitheatre.


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Clifton Adcock
Concerns about a possible violation of the Oklahoma Open Records Act prompted the Oklahoma City Zoological Trust last week to table plans to sublease the Zoo Amphitheatre to the recently formed 3Horse Productions.
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Pedal power

Get on that bike and ride! Around downtown, that is.


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Clifton Adcock
As Queen’s Freddie Mercury once put it, if Jaws was never your scene and you don’t like Star Wars ... there’s always the option of riding a bicycle in downtown Oklahoma City, which is going to get a little easier after Friday.
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
 
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