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Meeting will address possible addition of City Council wards


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Tim Farley
Adding new wards to the Oklahoma City Council will be the focus of a special meeting scheduled 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4 at city hall.
 
Monday, February 3, 2014

OKC Council to discuss economy Tuesday


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Tim Farley
The Oklahoma City Council will conduct its annual budget workshop and meeting 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Cox Business Services Convention Center.
 
Monday, February 3, 2014

Tuesday budget meeting rescheduled due to weather


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An annual budget workshop for the Oklahoma City Council has been rescheduled for 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18.
 
Monday, February 3, 2014

Freeze causes city building to flood


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Tim Farley
Work crews have pumped out 1.3 million gallons of water since Sunday from a city office building at 420 W. Main St., according to OKC spokeswoman Kristy Yager.
 
Monday, February 3, 2014

In session

Dozens of laws are proposed for this year’s state Legislature, including changes for judges, divorces, marijuana legalization, militias and more.


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Tim Farley
As the Oklahoma Legislature convenes on Feb. 3, hundreds of bills are stacked and ready for its consideration. From legalizing marijuana to changing how divorces are considered, some may have more impact than others if they’re passed as written. Some of the top contenders for change this year are included below.
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Sarge in charge

Quirky under-the-radar political candidate Joe “Sarge” Nelson makes his fourth mayoral run.


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Tim Farley
Joe “Sarge” Nelson intends to seek the Oklahoma City mayor’s job for the fourth time, but he readily admits victory is farfetched.
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

State of the City speech

Mayor discusses MAPS, millennials and more.


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Tim Farley
A prosperous local economy fueled by new jobs, the MAPS brand and a unified spirit among residents is keeping Oklahoma City in the national spotlight, Mayor Mick Cornett said Wednesday during the annual State of the City speech.
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Cornett, Shadid make mayor bid official


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Tim Farley
The battle for Oklahoma City is officially on.
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Mayor race filing starts Wednesday


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Tim Farley
Candidates for the Oklahoma City mayor’s post will officially file for office beginning Wednesday. The filing period ends 5 p.m. Friday.
 
Monday, January 27, 2014

Take Shelter Oklahoma wants Governor to release files


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Tim Farley
Take Shelter Oklahoma officials intend to file a lawsuit against Gov. Mary Fallin if her office fails to release emails sought as part of an Open Records request.
 
Monday, January 27, 2014

If we build it ...

... Will conventions come? The answer to whether a new hotel is needed with a proposed MAPS 3 convention center is debated.


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Tim Farley
A glut of exhibit space and a drop in trade show attendance should cause Oklahoma City leaders to rethink their plans to build a new convention center and headquarters hotel downtown, a national planning expert said.
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Playing chicken

The city council looks for a compromise with urban agriculture and the desire for city residents to own and raise chickens.


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Tim Farley

Oklahoma City Councilwoman Meg Salyer is trying to please chicken-lovers and everyone else.

 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Landmark decision

An appeal automatically precludes all gay and lesbian marriages in the state until the case is heard by a higher court.


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Tim Farley
Same-sex couple Sharon Baldwin and Mary Bishop were “elated and over the moon” when a federal judge decided Oklahoma’s ban on gay marriages is unconstitutional.
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Don't fornicate, gossip or wrestle a bear. Ever

Often obscure, most of these laws are still on the books, but whether or not they’re actually enforceable is another matter.


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Tim Farley
Swearing, blasphemy or having sex with the neighbor’s wife can be debated on moral grounds, but there’s no doubt all three are illegal in Oklahoma.
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Lankford says he wants Coburn's Senate seat


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Tim Farley
U.S. Rep. James Lankford (R-Oklahoma) will seek election to the U.S. Senate following Sen. Tom Coburn’s announcement that he plans to retire early next year.
 
Monday, January 20, 2014
 
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