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  • District 2 commissioner returns campaign donations

    William Crum | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Oklahoma County Commissioner Brian Maughan is giving campaign donors their money back. The District 2 commissioner secured a third term earlier this month when the deadline passed without an opponent filing for the seat. Maughan had geared up for a challenge after others...

  • Downtown OKC goes to the dogs

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER Business Writer slackmeyer@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, May 1, 2016

    As more people move to the Oklahoma City's center, more locations cater to four-legged family members.

  • Cornett's development event to feature Louisville mayor

    William Crum | Updated: Fri, Apr 29, 2016

    Louisville, Ky., Mayor Greg Fischer is lined up to deliver a keynote address at the 15th annual Mayor's Development Roundtable next month. Fischer is a past chairman of the U.S. Conference of Mayors' Metro Economies Committee and will talk about "Transformation Through Vision." Related...

  • What is Urban Land Institute Oklahoma?

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Fri, Apr 29, 2016

    As I continue to blog and tweet about the #ULIOKtravels trip to Bentonville, Arkansas, I am reminded that not everyone is up to date on ULI, it's history, and how it has influenced development through the OKC metro. ULI traces its roots to 1936 with the formation of the National Real Estate...

  • Do We Want a Neighborhood Walmart Grocery in Downtown Oklahoma City?

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Fri, Apr 29, 2016

      (Urban Walmart in Washington, D.C., courtesy of the Urban Land Institute) I am not a fan of Walmart. I am not a fan of the wages they pay their employees. I am not a fan of how the company has hurt small town retailers over the years. I am not a fan of how the company squeezes every...

  • #ULIOKtravels - Bentonville, Arkansas

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Fri, Apr 29, 2016

    (The 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville is the only location for the chain that is not in a historical building. Each location comes with an outdoor piece of public art (in Arkansas, it's very much about basketball). Once a year I am fortunate enough to join some of the city's most innovative,...

  • Boathouse District park promises to make Oklahoma City a destination for river sports

    By William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Apr 29, 2016

    Oklahoma City's new whitewater rafting and kayaking park officially opens to the public next week. Events will include U.S. Olympic Trials and the Team USA "Road to Rio" tour featuring athlete meet-and-greets and virtual-reality sports simulations.

  • Write back to the start: Nashville songwriter about No. 1 hits, Jim Thorpe and the inaugural Oklahoma Songwriter’s Festival

    By Nathan Poppe Entertainment Writer npoppe@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Apr 28, 2016

    Marcus Hummon, based in Nashville, Tenn., has written commercially successful hits for Rascal Flatts, the Dixie Chicks, Garth Brooks and a lot more country artists. This weekend, he'll be workshopping and writing alongside several Okies and other Nashville musicians during the Oklahoma...

  • deadCenter Film Festival announces official 2016 selections

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Thu, Apr 28, 2016

    The deadCenter Film Festival has selected 106 films to be screened at the 16th annual festival, scheduled for Wednesday, June 8 through Sunday, June 12 at five locations in downtown Oklahoma City. More than 1,200 films were submitted for the 2016 festival, creating the most competitive field...

  • Oklahoma City panel to consider acquiring sixth streetcar

    By William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Apr 28, 2016

    Oklahoma City MAPS 3 Citizens Advisory Board plans to vote Thursday on purchasing a sixth streetcar. The additional streetcar will cost about $4 million.




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