• Oklahoma City shifts focus to streets

    By William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, May 26, 2016

    The poor condition of city streets has had the attention of motorists for a while in Oklahoma City. Officials seem to be getting the message.

  • Q&A with Kevin D. Gordon

    Q&A with Kevin D. Gordon

    BY PAULA BURKES | Published: Tue, May 24, 2016

    Affordable Care Act injunction is on hold pending court ruling to determine if Obama administration unconstitutionally spent money as part of the ACA.

  • Oklahoma City Symphonic band, community orchestra to perform

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, May 25, 2016

    The Oklahoma City Symphonic Band will join the Oklahoma Community Orchestra for an outdoor concert June 12 at Oklahoma Christian University.

  • Ward 8 residents invited to Oklahoma City park improvement workshop

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, May 25, 2016

    Residents of Oklahoma City Ward 8 are invited to a workshop Thursday that will be hosted by the Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Department to discuss ideas for capital improvements in city parks.

  • Study shows how regulations can be a drain on U.S. economy

    The Oklahoman Editorial | Published: Wed, May 25, 2016

    IT'S broadly understood that government regulation, even when well-intended, often has negative impacts that outweigh associated positive benefit. A new study validates that belief. The study from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University was conducted by Bentley Coffey, a visiting assistant professor at Duke University; Patrick A. McLaughlin, a Mercatus senior research fellow; and Pietro Peretto, an economics professor at Duke University. Using a 22-industry data set covering 1977 through 2012, they conclude that “regulation — by distorting the investment choices that lead to innovation — has created a considerable drag on the economy, amounting to an average reduction in the annual growth rate of the U.S. gross

  • Q&A with Troy E. Jones

    Q&A with Troy E. Jones

    BY PAULA BURKES | Published: Thu, May 26, 2016

    Many financial documents are best stored in their digital form, but some like marriage, birth, adoption, citizenship and death certificates should be kept in their original forms.

  • Oklahoma City ice cream maker has scoop: Future is looking sweet

    Oklahoma City ice cream maker has scoop: Future...

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, May 26, 2016

    Oklahoma City ice cream maker Dippin' Dots says its future is looking extremely bright with sales jumping 60 percent between 2013 and 2015, and growth of 25 percent predicted for 2016.

  • Regulations drive ridesharing frustration, innovation

    Regulations drive ridesharing frustration,...

    The Oklahoman Editorial | Published: Thu, May 26, 2016

    AUSTIN, Texas is perhaps the Southwest's most avant garde city, and thus is a tremendous draw for young professionals with eclectic tastes in art and music. Yet as of a few weeks ago, enjoying the nightlife in Austin meant a considerable change in approach for these millennials. Prior to May 9, rides to and from bars and restaurants in Austin were just a click away through the app-based ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft. Both companies pulled out of Austin, however, two days after voters rejected a referendum that sought to repeal more extensive checks on Uber and Lyft drivers. The vote upheld a city council ordinance that, among other things, requires all ridesharing drivers to go through fingerprint background checks.

  • IG report underscores why Clinton rates poorly for honesty

    IG report underscores why Clinton rates poorly...

    The Oklahoman Editorial | Published: Fri, May 27, 2016

    SINCE the start of the controversy regarding her use of a private email server as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton has said repeatedly that she did nothing wrong, that others in her job have acted similarly, and that it's really no big deal. A State Department report suggests otherwise. The report, issued Wednesday by the State Department's Office of Inspector General, noted that there were “longstanding, systemic weaknesses” pertaining to communications that far predated Clinton's time as secretary. Yet Clinton's were more serious, in part because efforts to increase cybersecurity had been significantly bolstered before she came on board, and during her time as secretary there were numerous reminders of the importance of

  • Hunting Holtzclaw

    Hunting Holtzclaw

    By Adam kemp | Updated: Thu, May 12, 2016

    He became a notorious chapter in Oklahoma City Police Department history. This is the story of those who helped bring him to justice.