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Hargreaves Associates, designer of the MAPS 3 downtown park, is winner of the 2016 National Design Award for Landscape Architecture from the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
Founded in 1897, Cooper Hewitt is the only museum in the United States devoted exclusively to...
The Oklahoma City Council voted 6-2 for a resolution supporting the proposed $1.50-per-pack increase in the state cigarette tax.
The proposal is part of an attempt to extend private health insurance to currently uninsured residents.
The resolution said health insurance costs are 40...
The opening of RiverSport Rapids, and the start of introducing the various attractions along the Oklahoma River as RiverSport Adventures, are getting off to a good start. Excitement, meanwhile, is building over another anticipated hot spot along the south shore of the river at Western...
Once complete, the Steelyard will extend north of Sheridan Avenue between Joe Carter Avenue and Lincoln Boulevard in Oklahoma City. The development has triggered several projects to the south, including five hotels and the Criterion concert hall.
BY STEVE LACKMEYER Business Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Published: Wed, May 11, 2016
Engineer Tim Johnson, appearing on behalf of his client Joey Chiaf last fall, promised the Bricktown Urban Design Committee that Chiaf would create a new parking lot on the property that would meet code requirements for lighting, landscaping and handicap spaces. Instead, spaces were marked on the...
Oklahoma City police say traffic fatalities increased nearly 43 percent in the city last year over 2014.
Police counted 13,165 traffic collisions in Oklahoma City in 2015, a 3.2 percent increase, and 90 fatalities.
That compares to 63 fatalities in 2014.
Chief Bill Citty told the...
The Oklahoma City Council has agreed to pay $2.28 million for the OG&E electrical substation property at 520 S Robinson Ave.
The parcel is among properties being acquired along Robinson Avenue for the MAPS 3 convention center.
It is expected to cost upward of $30 million to relocate...
Notable benchmarks transpired Tuesday in downtown Oklahoma City: workers installed GE's classic corporate logo on the company's Oil & Gas Technology Center and officials at the 21c Museum Hotel revealed its emblematic penguins will be purple.
By William Crum Staff Writer email@example.com | Updated: Tue, May 10, 2016
The bill being considered by the Oklahoma Legislature would allow nonfelons over age 21 to carry guns openly without meeting requirements currently in place for those who want to carry a concealed gun.
The long-awaited renovation of the Capitol Hill Library at 327 SW 27 St. is to begin soon. The Oklahoma City Council has given the go-ahead to seek bids for the library renovation and several Fire Department construction projects.
• Bids are due June 2 on the Capitol Hill Library...