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Better buses

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


News

Tim Farley
More frequent stops will be implemented in the Metro Transit bus system starting in January pending formal approval.
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Legal challenge threatened over MAPS 3


News

Tim Farley
A shot was fired over the bow this week that challenged the constitutionality of the MAPS 3 projects and threatened to halt related city development plans its tracks.
 
Thursday, August 29, 2013

The hot place to be

From desolate to in-demand, Midtown has risen from a ‘neglected backwater’ with help from a dedicated community.


News

Tim Farley
Eighteen years ago, Midtown was nothing more than a “neglected backwater” replete with halfway houses and abandoned buildings. Faced with blighted conditions years before the April 19, 1995, disaster, Midtown was instead a ghost town created by the 1980s’ devastating oil bust and ensuing disinvestment.
 
Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Urban education

For city planners, the construction of a downtown elementary school is hopefully just the beginning for more schools in the area.


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Tim Farley
While work continues on a new elementary school downtown, city leaders say other schools eventually will be needed in the area to maintain residential development there.
 
Wednesday, September 4, 2013

MAPS threat lingers

Issues remain and voters react after questions were raised about constitutionality of MAPS 3 projects.


News

Tim Farley
Vowing to avoid a political battle, Oklahoma City attorney David Slane contended this week that his research into the constitutionality of the 2009 MAPS 3 measure is aimed at protecting the public. Recently, Slane and his legal team questioned whether the ballot language violated the state’s single-subject rule, which prohibits unrelated issues from being placed on a single ballot question. The MAPS 3 ballot centered on a sales tax extension that would finance eight separate projects.
 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Center stage

Vocal proponents of the vividly colored theater vow to save Stage Center with a variety of proposals.


News

Tim Farley
Historic preservationists like Lisa Chronister and Catherine Montgomery don’t give up. Controversy over Stage Center, the former Mummers Theater in downtown Oklahoma City, built in 1970, is a classic example.
 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Serious play

Kickball leagues make a comeback across the metro area.


Sports

Tim Farley
Remember playing kickball as a kid on the school playground with the big red ball?
 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

BREAKING: Petition drive seeks storm shelter funding

Victims of the May tornadoes, with Take Shelter Oklahoma, called this an apolitical effort


News

Tim Farley
Supporters of school storm shelters are ready to work. That was the message conveyed by volunteers Wednesday at the State Capitol after it was announced an initiative petition seeking a statewide vote on building storm shelters in all public schools would be launched.


 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Mayor Cornett wins top honor

Mick Cornett was selected as Oklahoma’s top mayor for cities over 5,000


News

Tim Farley
Mick Cornett was selected as Oklahoma’s top mayor for cities with populations of 5,000 or more during a presentation in Tulsa Thursday night.
 
Friday, September 20, 2013

Streetcar route passes City Council vote after contentious debate


News

Tim Farley
After a contentious meeting, a divided Oklahoma City Council approved a recommended framework of the MAPS 3 streetcar route. Five voted for and three against.
 
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
 
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