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Articles from March 9, 2016

Around Town: Allied Arts Honors Joan
Allied Arts is nearing the conclusion of its annual fund campaign, so it honored the honorary chairman, Joan Maguire, at a reception in the Clark Building in Deep Deuce. The state of the drive was announced, $1.73 million, to much cheering. Although they're...
Downtown Diversity: Tulsa, Broken Arrow Take Different Approaches
TULSA - Two northeastern Oklahoma cities are dealing with different issues when it comes to developing their downtowns.Tulsa's central district has a site that could house a grocery store. The Tulsa Performing Arts Center Trust Authority requested proposals...
Legislators Agree to Supplemental Funding for Education, Corrections
OKLAHOMA CITY - Legislative leaders have agreed to tap the state's Rainy Day Fund, potentially ending the threat of four-day school weeks and a prison system that can't meet payroll.The deal calls for a $51 million supplemental appropriation to the Department...
Move to Open Up In-State Wine Shipping Has Two Chances
OKLAHOMA CITY - If lawmakers can't put comprehensive alcohol law changes on the ballot in November, state Rep. Dan Kirby has a backup plan.His campaign for direct wine shipments has been overshadowed by a larger fight over the strength of beer and who...
New Chapter: Groups Come Together for Renovation, Bookstore in Brady Arts District
TULSA - Three organizations are working to fill a gap in the Brady Arts District.Brady Arts District Business Association President Bob Fleischman said the area near the BOK Center needs more retail. Tulsa Literary Coalition Executive Director Cindy...
OKC Architectural Tour Set
OKLAHOMA CITY (JR) - The American Institute of Architects Central Oklahoma Chapter's 15th annual Architectural Tour is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. April 16.The self-guided tour includes nine architectural destinations.Architecture Week 2016, April...
OU Law Library Receives Gift
OKLAHOMA CITY (JR) - The Inasmuch Foundation of Oklahoma City is making a $1.5 million gift in support of the renovation of space in the University of Oklahoma College of Law library. The announcement was made Wednesday by OU President David L. Boren...
OU Receives Gifts for Physics Building
NORMAN - University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren on Wednesday announced two lead gifts allocated for a new academic building and research laboratory on the Van Vleet Oval that will house the Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy....
Prater Asks Auditor to Investigate Sheriff's Office
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater has asked the state auditor to investigate whether Oklahoma County Sheriff John Whetsel or his staff violated the law.In a letter delivered to State Auditor Gary Jones, Prater asked whether...
Prosperity Policy: Making Our Vote Matter
The weeks before the recent presidential primaries were heady times in Oklahoma.The leading candidates for both parties' nominations held large, enthusiastic rallies in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Small armies of volunteers registered new voters, organized...
Small-Time Survival: Independent Energy Companies Seek Ways to Outlast Downturn
OKLAHOMA CITY - Jim Bush learned how to check on crude stored in tanks 58 years ago. He returned to that job over the weekend.The president and owner of Topsail Secondary Recovery LLC said he's looking for ways to cut costs for his small oil and gas business....
Southwest Bancorp Downgrades $10M Loan
STILLWATER - Southwest Bancorp downgraded a $10 million loan in its portfolio in its latest Securities and Exchange Commission filing. But it's unrelated to the oil and gas industry, CEO Mark Funke said Thursday.Funke would not disclose the identity...
Stinging Losses: Beekeepers Factor in Risk of Colony Collapse
OKLAHOMA CITY - Apiarist Rick Hall has his eye on the almonds of California as he weighs the value of a few lost bees against payment for pollination services."Beekeepers will go commercial every time," said Hall, operator of OK Bees in Yukon. "Wheat...
Tulsa Tough: Low Oil Prices Hurt Commercial Real Estate Market
TULSA - The decline in oil prices has been felt by Tulsa's commercial real estate professionals, with the industrial sector seeing the biggest change.CBRE Oklahoma broker Jamie Hill said that from 2011 to 2013, 50 percent of his revenue was from oil-related...
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