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Shining Cities 2020 shows Oklahoma City solar deployment grew in 2019

Count Oklahoma City as a “solar builder.” Shining Cities 2020, an annual report released by Environment America and the...

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Rebuilding America: Some pandemic changes at grocery stores seen as permanent

An uncertain new normal is being looked at by businesses throughout Oklahoma, including those largely spared the loss of...

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Rebuilding America: Retailers, big and small, adapting to challenges of pandemic

Retail is reopening across the country, though stores are not quite back to business as normal and others are learning from the...

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Rebuilding America: Oklahoma City history filled with triumphs over adversity

At first glance, the economic forecasts and an energy industry in crisis seem to paint a dismal picture for Oklahoma City’s...

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Massive mural to help tell OKC's 'beautiful story'

A five-story mural is set to add some color to an 1,100-space garage being built in connection with the Oklahoma City...

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Pandemic behind proposed city budget cuts

Oklahoma City will try to minimize layoffs while cutting jobs in the upcoming fiscal year to make up for the COVID-19...

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Oklahoma City Council considers police, fire cuts

Larry McAtee says budget-cutting comes down to needs and wants. Prioritize needs, says the Ward 3 councilman and public safety...

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Local dining bobs and weaves for survival

The Food Dude updates the latest news from around the 405 diningscape.

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OKC Civic Life for Monday, May 25, 2020

Quote of the week "Since the south side has historically had so little representation, I was interested in recommending...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Individual, small-business relief proposed

City Manager Craig Freeman will propose Tuesday that the city council add $5 million to the small-business COVID-19 relief...

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Analysis: Who is getting the better deal in $35.5 million SandRidge transaction?

While it’s not clear whether the ultimate sale of SandRidge Energy’s headquarters will be to a private buyer or state agencies,...

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Oklahoma City Flower and Garden Festival Set for May 30

The west side walkways of Myriad Botanical Gardens will be lined, at a social distance, with local vendors of plants and more...

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OKC's 21c Museum Hotel is reopening

Contrary to reports Saturday on social media, downtown’s 21c Museum Hotel is not closing permanently. The hotel has been a...

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OKC Public Schools Reverts Back to Old Ways?

Friday's OKC Central Live Chat including breaking the story of a significant set-back for reviving the still struggling...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC's Riversport reopening whitewater rafting, tubing, ropes course and more

The adventures are resuming this Memorial Day weekend as part of Riversport’s COVID-19 Phase II re-opening.

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The crude oil crash, not COVID-19, is making the Oklahoma City office market sick

Neither face masks nor social distancing can "flatten the curve" of rising vacancies in Oklahoma City's office market, which...

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Development killed by school district halting property sale

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer fielded reader questions Friday during his weekly OKC Central Live Chat. You can join Steve...

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Not to be crude, but Oklahoma City and Houston, we have a problem

CoStar Group found gloom in Oklahoma City and doom in Houston when it looked at the effect of collapsed crude oil prices on the...

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Recap: OKC Central Live Chat with Steve Lackmeyer

The live chat kicks off at 9:30 a.m. but feel free to submit questions now!

By land and air, weather researchers track tornadic storms

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SALINA, Kan. — For the first time in almost a decade, meteorologists from across the Midwest will track and intercept tornado birthing grounds as part of a large-scale collaborative research project. The TORUS Project, or Targeted Observation...

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MAPS 4 citizens advisory board named

Teresa Rose Crook, executive director of the Communities Foundation of Oklahoma, will lead the volunteer MAPS 4 Citizens...

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Lincoln Plaza renewal continues

Crews have removed graffiti, brush, debris and broken windows at Lincoln Plaza as construction continues to convert the former...

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OKC municipal pools could get budget reprieve

Once proposed for cuts, the aquatics centers at Earlywine and Will Rogers parks could still open this summer but not before...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: City offices remain mostly closed to public

City government's downtown buildings, including City Hall, will remain mostly closed to the public as executives institute a...

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SandRidge Energy tower to sell for $35.5 million

Mark Beffort, whose property group owns several of downtown's largest office properties, is set to buy the SandRidge Energy...

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Cash held by Oklahoma City police is missing, audit finds

An Oklahoma City Police Department office that handles millions of dollars in cash lacked adequate controls to prevent theft,...

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Analysis: Launch of Oklahoma City as 'Modern Frontier' hit hard by pandemic

Armed with new attractions, a new convention center and Omni Hotel, next spring has long been envisioned as a chance to...

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OKC Civic Life for Monday, May 18, 2020

'Billion-dollar stimulus' MAPS 4 generated an estimated $3.3 million in revenue in the first two weeks after the 1-cent sales...

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Farmers Market at Scissortail Park reopens

Scissortail Park launched the first in a series of soft openings for the OSU-OKC Farmers Market on Saturday. The event was...

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Heartland to add 400 jobs to its downtown workforce

Heartland, already set to fill up its new downtown headquarters with 550 employees, is adding another 400 who will be moving...

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Plans for Bricktown Garage Await Review

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer fielded reader questions Friday during his weekly OKC Central Live Chat. You can join Steve...

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Olympic trials will be back in OKC in 2021

Olympic competition is returning to Oklahoma City in 2021, and 2020 MAPS 3 whitewater park activities are shifting into high...

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Renovation to uncover 1906 building facade at Investors Capital Building

The Investors Capital Building, one of the city’s oldest commercial structures, is about to be restored to its original...

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Recap: OKC Central Live Chat with Steve Lackmeyer

The chat kicks off at 9:30 a.m. but feel free to submit questions now!

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Opponents of cut to affordable housing tax credits warn it will cost the state millions in new housing

A bill awaiting signature by Gov. Kevin Stitt would cut the affordable housing tax credit in half and could kill construction...

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OK to return to bars, playgrounds, mayor says

Mayor David Holt has released Oklahoma City's latest COVID-19 emergency order, allowing bars to reopen and lifting the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Hard hit small businesses start receiving financial help from city

The first grants from the Oklahoma City Small Business Continuity Program are being mailed to shops, salons, restaurants,...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Arts Council OKC's Sunday Twilight Concert Series to live-stream for June

Due to the current health safety and public gathering guidelines, organizers decided that the first month of Summer Twilight...

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Coalition seeks to make city test case for virus prevention and treatment

Oklahoma City is being eyed as a potential model for a nationwide roll-out of testing and guidance by some of the country’s...

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OKC official stresses COVID-19 testing and tracing

Testing and contact tracing will be essential in managing COVID-19 as the pandemic unfolds, Oklahoma City's emergency...

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Homeland cancels plans for new headquarters

Homeland is proceeding with plans to build a new grocery in northeast Oklahoma City but the project will no longer include a...

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Analysis: Tower Theatre, other businesses face confusion, challenges with SBA loan program

Oklahoma businesses may be reopening, but Stephen Tyler, co-owner of the Tower Theatre, knows he may be waiting a year or...

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Costco expects to secure location for new operations center within 'weeks'

Costco is negotiating a purchase contract on a space for its proposed operations center in Oklahoma City and expects to...

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Placemaking 101: Creating Authenticity at Wheeler

A tour of the Big Friendly brewery and tap room nearing completion at Wheeler provides a glimpse at how design plays a critical...

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OKC Civic Life for Monday, May 11, 2020

Sales tax falls Sales tax results document the beating retail took as COVID-19 emergency orders took effect in mid-March....

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Pandemic not seen as the end of city's aspirations to become a convention destination

Despite a dismal drop in travel nationwide, the city's top convention official predicts the new Oklahoma City Convention Center...

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Pet "campus" coming to downtown

A “college” for pets is set to open next month along the south fringe of downtown emerging as a new area for investment with...

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Ted's Café Escondido bringing new fast-casual concept to Uptown

Ted’s Café Escondido is expanding into Uptown with the launch of a new fast casual brand that will open in space that was...

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Recap: OKC Central Chat with Steve Lackmeyer

Join The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer for a chat about development and other issues in Oklahoma City Friday mornings.

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Plans detailed for Villa Teresa hotel

Developers of the former Villa Teresa school are seeking $982,501 in tax increment financing to assist in the conversion of the...

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Costco in talks with city to hire 1,000 for new operations center

A much-needed economic boost is about to come to Oklahoma City as Costco is in talks with the city and state to open an...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Devon’s CEO highlights company’s strengths in first-quarter results, despite demand shock impact on the company’s bottom line

Devon Energy posted a net loss of about $1.8 billion for the first quarter of 2020. But don’t be misled by that number, its top...

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OKC Civic Life for Monday, May 4, 2020

Convention center delay Coronavirus-related issues have added 14 days to the MAPS 3 convention center construction schedule, as...

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Mayor urges caution as emergency orders are relaxed

Mayor David Holt urged caution Friday as Oklahoma City began relaxing COVID-19 emergency orders. "Today is the start of a new...

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OKC Civic Life Journal: Holt cautious as 'reboot' begins, his complete remarks

Mayor David Holt says creating a sense of safety is necessary for an economic recovery.

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OKC Central: OKC Mayor David Holt answers questions about COVID-19, roads and more

Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt was our special host for this week's live chat and, if you missed it, you can catch all the...

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Mayor revises OKC emergency orders effective Friday

Social gatherings of 10 or more people are still prohibited in Oklahoma City under revised COVID-19 emergency orders taking...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Overdue utility bills stacking up in OKC

The good news is Oklahoma City has abundant water this spring. The bad news is an alarming and growing number of residents...

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Flashback: Planet Hollywood in Bricktown?

Did the Hard Rock Cafe really consider opening a location in Bricktown? No. Did Bricktown almost land a Dick Clark American...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: $20M sought from small-business relief fund

Applications for Oklahoma City's small-business relief fund show there is "obviously … a need out there," an economic...

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Full-service Bricktown hotel finally coming into view

Construction continues on the 10-story, 182-room Renaissance Hotel that is transforming the gateway into Bricktown. The...

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OKC history is filled with transformations emerging from hard times

At first glance, the economic forecasts and an energy industry in crisis seems to paint a dismal picture for Oklahoma City’s...

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Johnny Papahronis remembered for feeding a growing downtown OKC

Longtime Oklahoma City restaurateur Aristotle John “Johnny” Papahronis — who fed downtown workers for decades at The Lunch Box...

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A Ken Raymond classic: the hunt for OKC's underground Chinese city

One of my favorite writers at The Oklahoman, Ken Raymond, was among three laid off on Friday as the newspaper industry is...

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OKC Civic Life for Monday, April 27, 2020

They said it "We definitely need money." — Dr. Patrick McGough, executive director of the Oklahoma City-County Health...

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Outlook 2020: 'I hope my journey helps your journey,' Martinez-Brooks says

Name: Jessica Martinez-Brooks, 43, interim Diversity and Inclusion Advocate, Oklahoma City University. Career Highlights: "At...

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Wheeler set to see construction of 'shop homes' begin, bringing mixed-use vision to life

Construction continues at Wheeler with work transitioning to a more urban mix of housing and commercial space that will link...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Tulsa's Philbrook Museum of Art invites people to become pen pals for their cats

Since announcing the pen pal program earlier this month, the Philbrook has received stacks of mail for their cats, including...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma Contemporary's new arts center remaining closed after delaying spring grand opening

More than a month after the scheduled grand opening, the 4.6-acre campus with its shiny new 54,000-square-foot main facility,...

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What will OKC look like after the pandemic?

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer fielded reader questions Friday during his weekly OKC Central Live Chat. You can join Steve...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma City to ease 'shelter-in-place' starting May 1

Mayor David Holt's intent is to let Oklahoma City's shelter-in-place emergency order expire May 1 but conditions for reopening...

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OKC Central Live Chat with Steve Lackmeyer

This week's live chat kicks off at 9 a.m., but feel free to submit questions now!

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Air travel near standstill

If you were anticipating the shiny new signs to go with the shiny new roadway at Will Rogers World Airport, you'll have to...

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Setting it straight

A story in the business section of the April 19 edition of The Oklahoman about an expected increase in evictions driven by the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Riversport gets stimulus funds

The Riversport Foundation, Oklahoma City's operating partner for the MAPS 3 whitewater park, has received $750,000 in federal...

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What they're saying: Business owners react to Stitt's plans to reopen state

We asked local business owners what they thought about the governor's plans to reopen the state. Here's what they said:

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Greens CC offers restaurants Sunday service opportunity

The COVID-19 outbreak continues to force food-service professionals to improvise.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC artists and organizers reflect on the cancellation of Festival of the Arts

The 54th Annual Festival of the Arts was slated to start Tuesday, kicking off a six-day celebration of the visual, performing...

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OKC Central: Small, local retailers regroup as new association changes tactics

Morgan Harris had every reason to celebrate as her shop, Green Bambino, marked its 10th anniversary. Between two events held...

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OKC to reduce spending against revenue shortfall

Oklahoma City is reducing general fund spending for fiscal 2021, with police and fire ordered to cut 3.3% from their adjusted...

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Anticipating revenue shortfall, Oklahoma City will reduce spending

Sales tax is expected to lag for some time as the economy works its way back to pre-pandemic levels of activity.

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OKC Civic Life for Monday, April 20, 2020

Court upholds zoning The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals affirmed the Oklahoma City Council’s decision to rezone property at...

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Outlook 2020: For Susan Chambers, success took hard work, taking risks

Name: Dr. Susan Louise Chambers, 63, co-founder of Lakeside Women's Hospital and chair of the World Neighbors Board of...

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Outlook 2020: 'Take up your God-given space,' Rachel Freeman says

Name: Rachel Freeman, 40, chief operations officer of City Care. Career highlights: "In 2002, Jeffri-Lynn Dyer took a chance on...

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Flood of evictions expected to hit Oklahoma

Storm brewing Oklahoma City could see thousands lose their homes in coming months due to record unemployment and economic...

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Recap: OKC Central Live Chat with Steve Lackmeyer

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer answered questions from readers Friday morning.

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Bombing anniversary Mass is set

Archbishop Paul S. Coakley will celebrate Mass at noon Friday at St. Joseph Old Cathedral to commemorate the 25th anniversary...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma banks disburse billions through Paycheck Protection Program

Oklahoma’s banks disbursed more than $4 billion thus far to small businesses in the state through the Paycheck Protection...

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Economist warns hit from pandemic will rival Great Depression

An economist warned the Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday they are facing a 25% to 40% economic hit by summer that will rival or...

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City council allocates almost $33 million in excess MAPS 3 funds

The Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday allocated $32.75 million in excess MAPS 3 funds toward a handful of previously planned...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Grocery workers are worried about personal safety

Grocery employees across the country are feeling stressed, overworked and are seeing co-workers get sick and in some cases...

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Opinion: In darkest of times, look for silver linings

Look for the silver linings. At a time when we are inundated with bad news, I’m trying my best to find stories to boost not...

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OKC Civic Life for Monday, April 13, 2020

Hiring freeze ordered The COVID-19 pandemic "will have a significant negative impact on city revenues in the months ahead."...

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Outlook 2020: Katy Boren is seeking to craft an innovation district

Katy Boren, 50, president and CEO of Oklahoma City Innovation District, was hired in 2018 to oversee Oklahoma City emerging...

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Outlook 2020: 'Invest in people who will help others,' Teresa Moisant says

Name: Teresa Moisant, 70, co-founder Moisant Promotional Products. Career highlights and community impact: Moisant Promotional...

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Outlook 2020: 'Don't wait — this ride is short,' Cynthia Reid says

Cynthia Reid, 53, is a senior vice president of marketing and communications with the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber. During two...

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'Always find ways to refine your skills, improve your game,' Elaine Lyons says

Name: Elaine Lyons, 55, president, South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce. Career highlights/community impact: Eighteen years...

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Outlook 2020: Allison Barta Bailey is helping bring retail back to downtown

Small, independent retail is helping revive downtown Oklahoma City and, more often than not, Allison Bailey, 35, has played a...

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Outlook 2020: Preservationist learned from female mentors

Marva Ellard is a developer, a business where women remain scarce in a world still dominated by men. Slowly, but with applauded...

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Outlook 2020: O'Connor working to bring life back to economically distressed areas

As president of The Alliance for Economic Development of Oklahoma, Cathy O’Connor has forged a powerful new tool in promoting...

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Outlook 2020: Kindness and simplicity key to success for city sports promoter

Sue Hollenbeck isn’t featured on national airings of American Gladiator competitions filmed in Oklahoma City, nor is she seen...

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Some deals, construction continue during pandemic

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer fielded reader questions Friday during weekly OKC Central Live Chat. You can join Steve online...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Nation's truck delivery network under strain of increased risk of pandemic

A literal “HELP - MAYDAY - 9-1-1” was issued in a letter to the president by a leading trucking association last week as the...

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Outlook 2020: One-time outsiders transforming downtown

Maureen Heffernan and Jane Jenkins were the outsiders hired to bring their talents and fresh approaches to shake up once...

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Mayor David Holt: Residents are abiding by shelter-in-place orders in Oklahoma City 'because they don't want to die'

Mayor David Holt and Dr. Patrick McGough are conducting weekly COVID-19 briefings.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Availability of tests improving

Prospects are improving for testing individuals who think they have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, Oklahoma County's top...

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OKC Central Live Chat - Recap Recovered!

I'm not sure why yet, but there appears to be a problem pulling up Friday's OKC Central Live Chat transcript. So I spent this...

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A fun distraction - a tour of the future Omni Hotel

Being at home during the COVID-19 outbreak doesn't have to be boring.

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Recap: OKC Central Chat with Steve Lackmeyer

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer chatted with readers about Oklahoma City issues this morning.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Emergency orders' effects yet to show up in Oklahoma City sales, use tax revenue

For the fiscal year, Oklahoma City's general fund sales and use tax revenue is slightly ahead of projections, with two months...

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OKC committee dismisses city election changes

Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt's Charter Review Committee on Tuesday dismissed the idea of aligning the municipal election...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Paycheck Protection loans are coming, but worries persist about available funding

After hitting a bottleneck last week, banks across the state are processing an influx of applications for the Paycheck...

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Health, schools, social agency representatives join OKC council members' town hall

Three council members arrange the virtual community meeting.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Community will return when crisis fades

It’s overcast outside as I write this and even if it were a beautiful spring day, there’s not much to do in this town — or...

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Oklahoma County Jail Trust hires a chief financial officer

The Oklahoma County Jail Trust hired a chief financial officer during its first teleconference meeting amid the COVID-19...

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OKC Civic Life for Monday, April 6, 2020

Reviewing election dates Mayoral and city council election dates would coincide with statewide election dates under a proposal...

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Outlook 2020: Rachel Holt ensuring juveniles get on the right track

Name: Rachel Holt, 40, chief operating officer and senior general counsel, state Office of Juvenile Affairs. Career highlights...

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Outlook 2020: Council chief of staff wants to remembered for making a difference

Name: Debi Martin, 74, Oklahoma City Council chief of staff. Community impact: Debi Martin keeps the north wing of City Hall's...

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Outlook 2020: 'Everything is yours to obtain,' fire Cpl. Evelyn Taylor said

Cpl. Evelyn Taylor joined the Oklahoma City Fire Department on Sept. 13, 2013. Taylor, 33, is one of about two dozen women...

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Outlook 2020: 'Don’t try to be something that you’re not,' Christy Zelley says

Name: Christy Zelley, 61, executive director, Leadership Oklahoma City. Career highlights: My first "real job" out of college...

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Outlook 2020: 'Know your community and actively participate in it,' Aubrey McDermid says

Aubrey McDermid has achieved firsts in her career — Oklahoma City's first female planning director, the first certified planner...

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Outlook 2020: 'Face-to-face time with people who live in the communities is important,' Willa Johnson says

Willa Johnson's slogan for her 1993 Oklahoma City Council race was, "Where there's a Willa, there's a way." She won that year,...

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Outlook 2020: 'Make building relationships with people a prime activity of your life,' Beth Shortt says

Beth Shortt, 66, is the former executive director of Leadership Oklahoma City. "As executive director of Leadership Oklahoma...

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Outlook 2020: 'Do not let your gender limit your dreams,' Sue Ann Arnall says

When Sue Ann Arnall graduated from law school in 1980, women accounted for just 10% of her class. Forty years later, that is up...

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Outlook 2020: OKC Council progressives are women

Ward 6 Councilwoman JoBeth Hamon and Ward 7 Councilwoman Nikki Nice are two-thirds of the Oklahoma City Council's progressive...

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Outlook 2020: Foundation director crusades for animal welfare, promotion of arts

Louisa McCune, 49, is in the midst of a career reinvention, combining her love of working with magazines with the opportunity...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Hobby Lobby closes stores, furloughs thousands

Hobby Lobby is closing all of its stores and announced Friday it is furloughing most of its retail workers and a “large portion...

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Growing design-build firm restoring former dealership for future home

After spending a year looking for a new home to consolidate his architecture studio and construction shop, Jeremy Gardner found...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Mercy Hospital adds triage area

Mercy Hospital adds triage area Mercy Hospital is opening up a triage area in front of its main Emergency Room entrance to...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Public's 'buy-in' needed to fight pandemic, mayor says

Mayor David Holt deflected questions Friday about whether an arrest for ignoring coronavirus emergency orders is necessary...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Delays and confusion surround Payroll Protection loans

A $350 billion program to preserve businesses and keep workers employed is drawing interest across the country, but bankers...

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Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt, in Friday's COVID-19 briefing, implores residents to take pandemic seriously

Mayor asks residents to "stop trying to find loopholes" to emergency orders intended to slow the spread of coronavirus.

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Recap: OKC Central Live Chat with Steve Lackmeyer

The chat kicks off at 9:30 a.m. but feel free to submit questions now!

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Stay off swings, slides, OKC says

Oklahoma City doubled down on emergency orders to keep off playground equipment, citing multiple reports of residents ignoring...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC mayor extends emergency through April 30

Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt says emergency measures in place to slow the spread of coronavirus would be extended through...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC mayor extends emergency through April 30

Mayor to hold news conference with Health Department director Friday.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKCFD short of masks, other gear

Oklahoma City firefighters are using sophisticated breathing apparatus on medical calls due to a shortage of common safety...

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Stay off slides, swings, OKC says, to slow spread of coronavirus

City is receiving calls about orders being ignored and warning signs removed -- call police to report violations.

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Firefighters taking extraordinary steps to protect against coronavirus infection as safety equipment runs short

Oklahoma City firefighters are front-line medical responders, answering 60,000 calls annually.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma City Council approves $5.5 million in small-business relief

The Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday approved $5.5 million in assistance to help small businesses weather the coronavirus...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma City Council approves $5.5 million in small-business relief

Hope is to get assistance to small businesses that keep employees on the payroll through the crisis.

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Echo Energy moved downtown at awkward time

Echo Energy’s move to downtown lasted all of two days until the world changed. On March 9, more than 80 employees of Echo...

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Tragic loss of general manager coincides with Skirvin closing

When Gerald Rappaport moved to Oklahoma City five years ago to take over the Skirvin Hilton, it was love at first sight. He...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma Contemporary delays opening of new Studio School to summer

The new Studio School is intended to unite the multifaceted, community-oriented arts education program from Oklahoma...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: 'Peacefully dystopian' along Uptown 23rd in OKC

The weather Thursday in Oklahoma City took a record-setting turn upward to 92 degrees. In normal times, such a blinding sign...

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OKC Civic Life for Monday, March 30, 2020

MAPS 4 begins MAPS 4 sales tax collections begin Wednesday after the Better Streets Safer City sales tax, approved by voters in...

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"Mullet Building" makeover complete

At some point in time, I don't know when, an architectural crime was committed at NW 9 and Hudson. The original structure, a...