Crafty warehouse

Thousands of Hobby Lobby warehouse workers toil in heat among potentially infected coworkers without paid sick leave.
Every weekday morning while most Oklahomans are still fast asleep, nearly 5,000 employees  pass through the doors at the massive Hobby Lobby distribution complex in southwest Oklahoma City and scan the code on their badges, clocking in for work.

Decades in the making, city set to realize Core to Shore vision

Almost a year after Oklahoma City formally opened sprawling Scissortail Park south of the central business district, three other big park projects that would fulfill the long-held vision of connecting downtown to the Oklahoma River and to the southside are in progress.

New normal

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, what will life in Oklahoma City be like in the coming months?
It’s hard to believe the massive shift in daily life that Oklahoma City residents have experienced since March.

Eliminate hate

BLM OKC continues fighting racism after the June protests.
As Black Lives Matter Oklahoma City enters its fifth year as an official chapter, there is still much work to be done. While the groundwork was laid in 2015, the Oklahoma City chapter became recognized officially the following year.

Black Lives Matter OKC protest slideshow and call for cleanup

May 31st, Black Lives Matter OKC held a peaceful protest at the Oklahoma State Capitol. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, communities across the country put their lives at risk in many ways and gathered to protest violence against black people after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, while in police custody.

PRESS RELEASE Phased re-opening of Oklahoma City Municipal Court set to begin June 1

Unless public health conditions significantly deteriorate, the phased re-opening of Oklahoma City Municipal Court will begin June 1.

PRESS RELEASE Mayor Holt, Oklahoma City Council appoint MAPS 4 Citizens Advisory Board members

Mayor David Holt and the Oklahoma City Council appointed 10 volunteer residents and one rotating Council member to the MAPS 4 Citizens Advisory Board.

PRESS RELEASE Oklahoma City Council passes resolution supporting mass-scale COVID-19 testing, PPE distribution and federal help with municipal revenue shortfall

The Oklahoma City Council voted Tuesday to pass a resolution of official support for mass-scale COVID-19 testing, distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE) and federal help for municipalities facing a sharp decline in revenue.

PRESS RELEASE New proclamation issued in Oklahoma City’s COVID-19 response; addresses distancing, sanitizing requirements for new phase beginning May 1

Mayor David Holt signed a new emergency proclamation for Oklahoma City’s COVID-19 response that includes required conditions on high-risk activities that are intended to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

PRESS RELEASE Blood Unites Us: Donate to Help Oklahoma Rise & Recover 5/3/2020 and 5/10/2020

Blood donors embody the best of who Oklahomans are, giving selflessly so the state can rise and recover together.

PRESS RELEASE ‘Shelter in Place’ order in Oklahoma City to expire April 30, new requirements take effect May 1

With most statewide restrictions in Oklahoma expiring on April 30 and many local municipalities already following suit, Mayor David Holt announced Friday that Oklahoma City’s “Shelter in Place” order will also expire April 30 and be replaced May 1 with new requirements.

PRESS RELEASE OKC free landfill day postponed

The Utilities Department is postponing Oklahoma City’s free landfill day scheduled for Saturday, May 2, because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Utilities will consider a new date once restrictions have eased.

PRESS RELEASE Statement from Mayor Holt: personal care services in OKC must remain closed at least through April 30

Mayor Bynum and I, as well as the Oklahoma Municipal League, have been in constant communication with the Governor this last week as he has developed a statewide vision for a new phase in pandemic response.

PRESS RELEASE Public comment period opens on Earth Day for adaptokc, Oklahoma City’s draft sustainability plan

Earth Day is the official public debut of adaptokc, the City of Oklahoma City’s draft sustainability plan, and the beginning of a 30-day review and comment period.


It has been 25 years since Oklahoma City's worst day, and though we have forged onward into the future, it has left a lasting mark.

PRESS RELEASE Oklahoma City’s Cinco de Mayo Festival Rescheduled to Sept. 13

Oklahoma City’s Cinco de Mayo Festival, previously planned for May 3 in Scissortail Park, will be rescheduled to September 13, when it will be combined with the Fiestas Patrias Festival at the same location.

PRESS RELEASE Blood Can’t Wait. Oklahoma Blood Institute Urges Healthy Adults to Give Blood 4/19/2020

Hundreds of blood drives have been cancelled due to escalating concerns regarding coronavirus.

PRESS RELEASE Deadline to clear your warrants at a reduced cost for overdue Oklahoma City tickets extended to Dec. 31

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the deadline has been extended to Dec. 31 for the Oklahoma City Municipal Court’s penalty reduction program to clear years-old warrants at a reduced cost.

PRESS RELEASE Shelter in Place’ order in Oklahoma City extended to April 30 as COVID-19 pandemic continues

Mayor David Holt has extended the “Shelter in Place” emergency order in Oklahoma City to April 30 as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

PRESS RELEASE All playgrounds, sport courts closed in Oklahoma City as evidence shows COVID-19 can survive for days on hard surfaces

All playgrounds and sport courts in Oklahoma City have been ordered closed to stop the spread of COVID-19, but reports continue to pour in of parents and children ignoring the closures and even removing signs and barriers. “Closing playgrounds is one of the most painful decisions our City has made during the coronavirus pandemic, but public health officials tell us it’s critical to save lives,” said OKC Parks Director Doug Kupper.


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