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  • Recent events prompt choosing good news over the bad headlines

    By Steve Lackmeyer Business Writer slackmeyer@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    Inspired by recent bad headlines in the news, The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer decides to spend his day telling good news stories.

  • 'Profit Doctor' offers builders medicine to enhance teamwork

    BY RICHARD MIZE Real Estate Editor richardmize@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    With construction still dealing with a post-crash workforce shortage, “it is imperative to have a dedicated team all pulling in the same direction,” expert says at homebuilders event in Oklahoma City.

  • Oklahoma City's Automobile Alley thrives once more

    By Heather Warlick  Life & Style Editor Hwarlick@Oklahoman.com  | Updated: Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    Automobile Alley, a stretch of Broadway Avenue just north of downtown Oklahoma City, once was filled with showrooms featuring the latest and greatest in automobiles. But the area has been reinvented as a social district the past several years as young entrepreneurs have set up shop, selling wares...

  • Oklahoma City-area community news in brief

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    Oklahoma City-area community news in brief

  • Sonic carhops prepare for skating competition in Oklahoma City

    BY BRIANNA BAILEY Business Writer  bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    Skating carhops were practicing their jumps and spins in Sonic Corp.'s Bricktown headquarters Tuesday in preparation for the company's s annual carhop skate-off finals.

  • Steve Lackmeyer: 'I am going to spend my entire day telling good news stories...'

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER slackmeyer@opubco.com | Updated: Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    After news broke Wednesday morning that a television reporter and cameraman were shot to death on the air during a live broadcast in Virginia, some could barely bring themselves to look at social media.

  • State of Oklahoma verifies agencies' plan to make immediate emergency moves from First National Center

    By Steve Lackmeyer Business Writer slackmeyer@oklahoman.com | Updated: Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    With utility cutoffs looming, the state of Oklahoma says that its agencies at the troubled First National Center are planning emergency moves instead of waiting until later in year.

  • Oklahoma County jail vote likely will have to wait

    By William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@Oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    Tuesday it appeared likely the deadline for calling an election would pass without further action. Asked whether a vote is off the table, District 3 Commissioner Ray Vaughn replied, "I would say so."

  • Overtime, claims drive up costs to Oklahoma City taxpayers from deteriorating streets

    Updated: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    The chronically poor condition of Oklahoma City streets is a headache for motorists and drain on taxpayers. Any doubt about that? Just ask residents.. The city asked the question in its 2015 community survey, and 72 percent of those who responded said they were dissatisfied...

  • Building Summit & Expo keeps expanding in Oklahoma City

    BY RICHARD MIZE Real Estate Editor richardmize@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    The seventh annual Oklahoma Building Summit is a real exhibition, according to the Oklahoma State Home Builders Association. The trade group will present the 2015 Oklahoma Building Summit & Expo on Wednesday and Thursday at the Cox Convention Center.

  • 4 takeaways: This week's Oklahoma City civic news in review

    Updated: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    Highlights of this week's #OKC Boxscore civic news roundup including Tweet of the Week and upcoming events. Neighborhood opposition is growing to online "hosts" who offer overnight rooms for rent in their homes, assistant city manager says. City council pays claim filed by man who said his...

  • Claims veer into the strange in Oklahoma City

    William Crum | Updated: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    The Oklahoma City Council considers claims from citizens at its meetings, denying some and approving others. Most are unremarkable, such as routine claims for pothole damage. In those cases, if the city had prior notice the street was filled with holes, the council pays -- more...

  • A wake-up call as Airbnb encroaches on neighborhoods

    William Crum | Updated: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    Travelers using online services such as Airbnb.com can get overnight accommodations by contracting directly with homeowners. But there's a catch. Few, if any, of these online "hosts" in Oklahoma City are paying taxes, such as the hotel-motel tax, or complying with ordinances intended to...

  • Weather slowed down fixing potholes in Oklahoma City roads

    By William CrumStaff Writerwcrum@Oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    Oklahoma City's goal of filling potholes within three days of receiving a report took a beating as rains fell in May and persisted into June, Public Works Director Eric Wenger told the city council.

  • More Views of the Upcoming Project 180 Pedestrian Plaza

    Steve Lackmeyer,downtown,okccentral,blog | Updated: Sat, Aug 22, 2015

    Downtown has its short-cuts for pedestrians - especially at Robinson and Park Avenues - but they certainly aren't the easiest passages to navigate. Wire barricades, parking spots wedged between buildings and barren concrete sidewalks that cook on hot days make the short-cuts an unthinkable...




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