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OKC officials appear to make headway with one senior wellness center — with three more to go.


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Tim Farley
Controversy surrounding a potential religious conflict with the MAPS 3 senior health and wellness centers has put the issue in the Oklahoma City Council’s court.
 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Saving Gold

An Edmond engineering firm buys the Gold Dome, preserving the iconic OKC building from demolition.


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Tim Farley
One of Oklahoma City’s most recognizable and talked-about buildings is safe once more.
 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

On the road again

Supporters of a ‘grid’ option for the planned downtown boulevard are hopeful after a recent public meeting.


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Tim Farley
Continuing debate over the alignment of the planned downtown boulevard is down to four options, all of which are under review by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. The department and city officials discussed the proposals at a June 18 public meeting at the Chevy Bricktown Events Center, where about 100 people attended.
 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Let there be light

The Oklahoma River gets night lighting Saturday evening, as part of the annual SandRidge Stars and Stripes River Festival.


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Tim Farley
“Lights, camera, action!”
 
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

This is 40

In OKC’s first-ever $1 billion budget, a rise in crime prompts city council to approve 40 additional police officers.


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Tim Farley
When Oklahoma City Police Chief Bill Citty requested 40 more police officers as part of his department’s proposed budget, he pointed to alarming crime statistics.
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Weighing what’s important downtown

OKC city council votes to see whether a convention center hotel is necessary before proceeding further.


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Tim Farley
Financing a convention center hotel in downtown Oklahoma City isn’t as important as discovering if one is actually needed. That was the consensus of the city council June 11 when it rejected a proposal to pay a financial management company an extra $100,000 on delivering financing options for a would-be convention center hotel. That firm, Chicago-based Public Financial Management, is under contract for other city projects.
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Bricktown living

A $70 million residential development is slated for downtown’s entertainment district.


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Tim Farley
Living in downtown Oklahoma City is expensive by anyone’s definition, but developers Gary Brooks and Andy Burnett aim to change that with a new project in east Bricktown.
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Pet project

Animals unclaimed in the aftermath of the May 20 tornado will be available for adoption Sunday.


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Tim Farley
Dogs and cats displaced because of the May 20 tornado need a good, loving home. As a result, an adoption event is scheduled 1-6 p.m. Sunday at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds, 615 E. Robinson in Norman.
 
Monday, June 17, 2013

Getting creative

OKC arts leaders work to connect would-be artists with educators.


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Tim Farley
Bridging the gap between budding artists — such as sculptors, musicians, photographers and the like — and those who can nurture that creativity is a high priority for Arts Council of Oklahoma City.
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Pet rescue

Oklahomans band together to assist pet-recovery efforts in the wake of the May 20 tornado.


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Tim Farley
Country music superstar Miranda Lambert and her mother, Bev, knew before the May 20 twisters touched down that their help would be needed in the Sooner State.
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Quiet, please

A funding plan finally takes shape to develop a so-called ‘quiet zone’ to minimize train noise near downtown.


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Tim Farley
A drive to stop railroads in downtown Oklahoma City from tooting horns that disturb residents and business owners finally has hit the fast track.
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

School's out, and over

A charter school in northeast Oklahoma City is forced to close amid concerns about poor test scores and financial mismanagement.


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Tim Farley
With a 6-2 vote by the Oklahoma City Board of Education last week, Marcus Garvey Leadership Academy became the state’s first charter school to shut down involuntarily.
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The sporting life

A newly established sports consortium is tasked with helping OKC leaders pursue various sporting events to bring to the city.


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Tim Farley
Bringing the Summer X Games or a Grand Prix race to the metro area would receive top priority from the Greater Oklahoma City Sports Consortium, a not-for-profit advisory group formed earlier this year.
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Zoning out

Oklahoma City Council rejects a rezoning request by Chesapeake after neighbors voice complaints.


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Tim Farley
Banding together, residents from the Douglas Edgemere neighborhood struck a blow against corporate giant Chesapeake Energy.
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

In cars

A TV meteorologist’s urging to ‘drive south’ during the May 31 tornado sparks a storm of anger on social media.


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Tim Farley
Spencer Hicks won’t be watching or listening to KFOR Channel 4 meteorologist Mike Morgan anymore.
 
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
 
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