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OKG Newsletter

Topic: Oklahoma county

Earthquakes 101

Why all the activity of late in-state?


Sara Custer
Six hundred earthquakes rocked Oklahoma County last year. If you think that’s a lot, you’d be right: That marks an increase from 37 felt earthquakes reported in 2008 and 2009, and only seven from 1987 to 2007.
Thursday, February 3, 2011

If you build it

More than 800 million-dollar homes built in OKC during last 13 years


Gazette staff
The number of million-dollar homes in Oklahoma County is on the rise.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

State offers cooling relief for needy

Low-income residents can take advantage of $22 million program


Alex Ewald
Low-income households in Oklahoma can apply for summer cooling-system funds of at least $200 starting July 11, by which the state’s dog days of summer will be well under way.
Monday, June 27, 2011

NE OKC gaining wellness center

Location in area hit hard by heart disease


Alex Ewald
Partnership efforts are under way for a 54-acre wellness center in northeast Oklahoma City, as part of a new healthy lifestyle initiative sponsored by the Oklahoma City-County Health Department Board of Health.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Valley rally

The Valley Brook Board of Trustees voted to delay a controversial rate increase after a heated meeting.


Clifton Adcock
The small Oklahoma County municipality of Valley Brook got a big response from some of its citizens during a heated Aug. 9 Board of Trustees meeting, after residents accused the town leaders of violating the Oklahoma Open Meeting Act to raise sewer and trash rates.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Keeping CASA

A drop in Oklahoma County funding poses challenges for an organization helping abused and neglected children.


Gina Dabney

The decision of CASA of Oklahoma County several years ago to leave the umbrella of county government and file as a nonprofit has prompted some uncertainty about its level of county funding.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Runoff rumble

Oklahoma County’s next court clerk will be determined by an Aug. 28 Republican runoff.


Peter Wright
A term-limited state representative will face a longtime employee of the Oklahoma County Court Clerk’s office in an Aug. 28 runoff that could become a referendum on what role politics should play in county government.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Secret paroles?

Oklahoma County’s top prosecutor accuses the state Pardon and Parole Board of illegally considering the early release of some inmates.


Phil Bacharach
Tim Sharp was shocked when he heard from his aunt last month that the woman who had killed his father in a drunk-driving accident was up for parole. The inmate, Maelene Chambers, had served only four years of a 10-year manslaughter prison sentence for the 2006 death, and Sharp knew that manslaughter was one of more than 20 state crimes in which offenders were required to serve at least 85 percent of their sentence.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012

For Tim Rhodes


Bill Bleakley
The Media Audit, conducted by International Demographics which measures media impact, finds that as many Republicans as Democrats read our newspaper. I’m reaching out to our Republican readers who live in Oklahoma County and asking them to pay particular attention to Tuesday’s runoff election for Oklahoma County court clerk.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012