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Articles from November 13, 2014

10 Construction Projects Turning Heads
As occupancy and rental rates have steadily improved over the past few years to levels not seen in almost a decade, developers are stepping up to the plate to meet the increasing demand for commercial space.Both Oklahoma City and Tulsa are on the cusp...
Around Town: HRI Speaker Gives Praise
Each year the Heart Rhythm Institute at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center presents a fundraising luncheon at which a former patient gives a testimonial. These speakers give praise to HRI for saving their lives.The testimonial this year...
Climate for Change: German Experts Offer Greener Idea for Oil, Gas Drilling
TULSA - Energy industry experts from Germany and the United States discussed Thursday how to use innovative drilling techniques to cut emissions and limit effects on the environment.The oil and gas and mining sectors face similar challenges: to remain...
Democrats Vow to Fight on for New Election in 2nd District
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma Democrats said Thursday they will appeal the State Election Board's decision to certify general election results showing U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin as re-elected to Oklahoma's 2nd Congressional District with 70 percent of the...
Elevations: YWCA Oklahoma City
OKLAHOMA CITY - Providing women with a safe place away from insecure homes is the YWCA Oklahoma City's primary goal. The YWCA Oklahoma City is the only certified battered women's shelter in Oklahoma County. With only 55 beds, women and children in need...
Entering the Fray: Sanditen, Werner Face Breach-of-Contract Lawsuit
TULSA - New combatants have expanded the legal battle around Tulsa's Country Club Plaza shopping center.St. Louis-based TSG Country Club Plaza LLC and its manager, Michael H. Staenberg, filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit Nov. 5 in Tulsa County District...
Free Market Friday: Tone-Deaf
The president noted after the recent election that he hears the one-third of Americans who voted, but he also hears the two-thirds of Americans who didn't vote. The president then suggested he would listen to and work with Republicans and their policy...
Huddling for More Reform: State's Unemployment Compensation System Flagged at Lamb Summit
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb's latest circuit of policy-setting summits kicked off Thursday with a focus on the state's unemployment compensation system.The conference, sponsored by the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, attracted only about...
Lack of LGBT Support Could Be Costly for State
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma's overall attitude toward the homosexual, bisexual and transgender community is less supportive than the national average, according to an annual Human Rights Campaign survey.Inclusive employment policies, insurance coverage...
Lot Lines: Fringe Appeal
An interesting trend has been transpiring in the Oklahoma City metro retail market over the past decade. It could be described as fringe development. Most of the large retail developments built have ignored the call of the central core and are on the...
OKC Downtown Office Market Enters New Era of Growth
Since the days following the oil boom of the late 1970s and early 1980s, downtown Oklahoma City's office market has experienced its share of ups and downs. It spent years recovering from the oil bust that unleashed the harshest downturn the office market...
On the Hook: Companies Want Decision on High Cost Fund
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Corporation Commission again debated ending a $37 million annual telephone subsidy program on Thursday.Agency commissioners did not decide to end the program. The program has been in limbo for at least two years, but Ron Comingdeer,...
Rocking the Vote: Parties, Groups Push Case for Online Registration
OKLAHOMA CITY - Younger voters encounter problems with voter registration that might be alleviated if they could sign up online, Jacintha Bachman told a state Senate panel Thursday.Bachman, president of Young Democrats of Oklahoma, said a 2010 study...
Self-Storage Properties Remain Elusive for Hungry Investors
Even though self-storage properties do not receive as much attention as other commercial properties do when they are sold or when new construction projects are announced, they have proven to be one of the most popular property types for investors in...
Sifting through the Risk: Experts Offer Tips for Buying Foreclosed Property
Purchasing foreclosed property, whether as an investment or personal use, could come with some risks in order to reap the rewards. For people considering purchasing foreclosed commercial property, some market insiders offered tips to help complete the property...
Smart Company: GE Research Center Bringing Highly Educated Scientists to OKC
OKLAHOMA CITY - One employee of the future GE Global Research Oil and Gas Technology Center has 200 patents, said Michael Ming, general manager of the center.Ming spoke Thursday at the Commercial Real Estate Council monthly luncheon at Coles Garden....
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