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OKG Newsletter


Topic: tourism

A new hope

Supporters of an American Indian cultural center say the results of a state audit boost chances of completing the beleaguered project.


News

Tim Farley
A state audit that found no wrongdoing within the Native American Cultural and Educational Authority (NACEA) during the last nine years has given new life to a multimillion-dollar project in Oklahoma City.
 
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Re-examine the convention center


Commentary

Bill Bleakley
Most of us in Oklahoma City have no doubts that we need a new convention center and supported it with our votes in the MAPS 3 election. The Cox Convention Center is outdated and inadequate for our needs and it can’t be effectively modernized.
 
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Finish what we started


Letters to the Editor

Glen Cosper
Oklahomans aren’t quitters.
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The facts about a convention center hotel


Commentary

Roy Williams
Ed Shadid’s commentary in the June 26 Oklahoma Gazette (“Unfortunately, it’s all too conventional) was incredibly disappointing. I expected more from an announced Oklahoma City mayoral candidate running on a platform of “honesty and transparency.”
 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Reel jobs

Proponents of the state’s film rebate program hope to keep the incentive from fading to black.


News

Liz Blood
Supporters of Oklahoma’s film rebate program say the failure of state legislators to extend it this year could be a lethal blow to the film industry unless it’s remedied during next legislative session.
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Indian museum builds culture, future


State Sen. Kyle D. Loveless
An almost $4 billion economic impact will elevate our city and state once the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum is finished and opened. In addition to the economic benefits, however, there also would be tremendous cultural and artistic benefits that the AICCM would bring.
 
Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Bright future

Bethany Improvement Foundation members hope a billboard museum would spur tourism.


News

Dawn Watson
At one time, billboards told stories. Now, a group in Bethany is working to capture those stories, along with the nostalgia of Route 66, and share them through a billboard museum.
 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

UPDATE: Arts consolidation bill approved in committee

Future of the groups is still uncertain.


News

Jennifer Chancellor and Tim Farley

UPDATE: At a Thursday committee hearing, House Bill 3028 passed with a vote of 6-5, meaning that a proposal to consolidate the Oklahoma Arts Council and Oklahoma History Center with the Tourism, History and Cultural Department may go up for a full vote in the House at any time.

Voting was closer than expected and broke party lines.
 
Thursday, February 27, 2014

Bright history, vibrant future

The American Indian Cultural Center and Museum has high hopes to bring in 250,000 visitors annually once the project is fully funded and built.


News

Tim Farley
Supporters of a partially built cultural center are confident tourists will come to Oklahoma City to witness an authentic, world-class American Indian experience once the project is complete.
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
 
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