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  • Oklahoma City to use budget reserves to close growing gap

    William Crum | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Oklahoma City expects a budget shortfall of about $16 million this fiscal year as the slump in oil and gas continues to weigh on revenues. City Manager Jim Couch ordered a hiring freeze in November and has taken other steps to cut spending. Finance Department leaders told the city council at...

  • #OKC Boxscore

    By William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    William Crum: #OKC Boxscore is a look at the week in review, and the week ahead, in Oklahoma City civic affairs.

  • End of the road approaches for road project in NW OKC metro

    By William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    A newly constructed four-lane stretch of State Highway 74 from W Memorial Road to just north of NW 164 Street is expected to open by the end of April.

  • Urban Land Institute Oklahoma honors its founder, 'responsible' urban projects and fun

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER Business Writer slackmeyer@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Feb 6, 2016

    The Urban Land Institute Oklahoma's second annual awards ceremony highlighted projects and community events throughout the metro with winners including the Heard on Hurd festival in Edmond, Midtown's Marion Hotel and Fassler Hall, and the redevelopment of Century Center, home to The Oklahoman.

  • Downtown Oklahoma City's Revolve Pizza Kitchen closed indefinitely for 'restructuring'

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Fri, Feb 5, 2016

    Less than a year after opening, downtown Oklahoma City's Revolve Pizza Kitchen is closed indefinitely for restructuring, staff from WRW LLC, the pizzeria's ownership, said Thursday. No further details were given

  • Anything like Project 180 in the works for Bricktown?

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER slackmeyer@opubco.com | Updated: Fri, Feb 5, 2016

    The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer took questions from readers in today's OKC Central Live Chat. You can join Steve's Q&A's on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. and submit your questions about the happenings in and around downtown Oklahoma City.

  • OKC Central Chat transcript, Feb. 5, 2016

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER | Updated: Fri, Feb 5, 2016

    The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer took questions from readers in today's OKC Central Live Chat. You can join Steve's Q&A's on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. and submit your questions about the happenings in and around downtown Oklahoma City. Below is an unedited transcript of the chat.

  • Oklahoma news briefs for Feb. 4

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    Oklahoma news briefs for Feb. 4, 2016

  • Group calling for rape legalization to hold meetup in OKC

    Silas Allen | Updated: Wed, Feb 3, 2016

    A self-described "men's rights" group founded by a blogger who has called for the legalization of rape on private property is planning a meetup Saturday in Oklahoma City. The group, called Return of Kings, is planning the event at 8 p.m. Saturday in front of Harkins Theatre in Bricktown. From...

  • MAPS 3: Picking up the pace with more projects under construction

    William Crum | Updated: Wed, Feb 3, 2016

    Advisory boards are busy as more Metropolitan Area Projects, or MAPS 3, as the shift from design to construction accelerates. Here's a summary of the latest developments. Projects are built debt-free, financed by the 1-cent MAPS 3 sales tax approved by voters in 2009. Recommendations...




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