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Better buses

More frequent bus stops and less wait time are planned for Metro Transit buses.


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Tim Farley
More frequent stops will be implemented in the Metro Transit bus system starting in January pending formal approval. Based on recommendations from Nelson-Nygaard Consulting Associates, a transportation planning firm, the Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority (COTPA) intends to eliminate neighborhood bus stops and keep the routes on major streets.
 
Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Making connections

State transportation officials hold public meetings as part of the long process toward an OKC-to-Tulsa passenger rail line.


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Tim Farley
Passenger rail public meeting
5:30 p.m. Thursday
Metro Technology Center
1901 Springlake Drive
tulsaokcrailcorridor.com
 
Monday, August 12, 2013

Wrangling over wellness

Debate over a church’s involvement is the latest battle surrounding MAPS 3 senior wellness centers.


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Tim Farley
A First Amendment controversy over the MAPS 3 senior wellness centers has drawn the attention of a national nonprofit law firm.
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013

All that jazz

Jeremy Gossett’s love of jazz now is shared with radio listeners statewide, through a ‘Backstage’ look at national musicians.


Music

Tim Farley
Three years ago, Jeremy Gossett had an innovative idea for a jazz radio show that would feature live performances and interviews with prominent musicians.
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The race is on

OKC Mayor Mick Cornett announces his re-election bid.


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Tim Farley
Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett announced today he will seek re-election next spring.
 
Monday, August 5, 2013

Freshman class

The newest OKC city council members reflect on their first few months on the job.


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Tim Farley
After 90 days on the job, Oklahoma City’s newest city councilmen have discovered change is slow and public accountability is high.
 
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

An innocence question

In its first court action, OCU law school’s Oklahoma Innocence Project contends a Pontotoc County man was wrongly convicted of murder.


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Tim Farley
Shoddy police work and prosecutorial misconduct resulted in the wrongful conviction of Karl Fontenot for murder, kidnapping and robbery. That’s the contention of the Oklahoma Innocence Project (OIP), an arm of Oklahoma City University School of Law, in a court filing that seeks Fontenot’s release from prison after 28 years behind bars.
 
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

TV guider

Colleagues pay tribute to OETA station manager Bill Thrash, a legend in local television broadcasting.


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Tim Farley
A veteran television broadcaster, OETA station manager and program director Bill Thrash passed away July 15 after a three-year battle with cancer. He was 73.
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Q-and-A question

A MAPS 3 streetcar meeting took a turn into controversial territory over its Q-and-A format.


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Tim Farley
Feeling “muzzled” and “stifled,” several Oklahoma City residents walked out of a July 15 public hearing designed to inform them about four route options for the MAPS 3 streetcar project.
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Of wellness and worship

Putnam City Baptist Church’s proposal to run a MAPS 3 senior wellness center raises concerns over First Amendment rights.


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Tim Farley
Several parts of a MAPS 3 senior wellness center proposal by an Oklahoma City church could create a First Amendment controversy, a local civil liberties attorney said.
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Culture wars

Amid some opposition, American Indian Cultural Center & Museum officials hope donors remain loyal to the uncompleted venue.


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Tim Farley

Supporters of the half-built American Indian Cultural Center & Museum (AICCM) were days away from receiving $40 million in state funds this state legislative session when a deadly tornado ripped through south Oklahoma City and Moore.
 
Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Pretty vacant

OKC officials search for ways to keep owners of vacant properties from draining the city of $20 million annually.


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Tim Farley
Oklahoma City officials have embarked on a mission to recoup an estimated $20 million that is lost annually because of long-term vacant homes and commercial buildings.
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Field trip

OKC’s municipal leaders visit Arkansas to get ideas for the MAPS 3 senior wellness centers.


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Tim Farley
Oklahoma City leaders last week received a heavy dose of best practices and innovative ideas for the planned MAPS 3 senior wellness centers during a day-long visit to North Little Rock, Ark.
 
Monday, July 15, 2013

About a route

OKC residents are invited to voice opinions at a Monday public meeting on proposed routes for the MAPS 3 streetcar.


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Tim Farley
MAPS 3 streetcar public meeting
6 p.m. Monday
Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library,
Fourth floor
300 Park Ave.
okc.gov/MAPS3
297-4561

 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The road ahead

OKC’s Hispanic business leaders aim to renovate their community one street at a time — starting with S.W. 29th.


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Tim Farley
Transforming S.W. 29th Street from an ugly and outdated area into an attractive and thriving business district will be a challenge for community leaders.
 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
 
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