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Archive for: October, 2010

Vacant Mercy hospital site up for redevelopment after Wiggin passes

The site of the old Mercy hospital at NW 13 and Walker is back up for redevelopment after Wiggin Cos. steps aside citing current market conditions. Photo provided.

The Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority will issue a new Request for Proposals to redevelop the former Mercy Hospital property downtown, said executive director JoeVan Bullard. Previous developer Wiggin Properties has experienced difficulty with current market conditions and offered to step aside so the property can be developed more expeditiously. Efforts related to developing the […]

Lottery officials lobby to eliminate 35 percent education mandate


Oklahoma Lottery Commission executive director Jim Scroggins may not be feeling so lucky these days. Ticket sales are down due to a two-year recession and a downward trend in jackpots. And recent efforts to more dramatically expand the retailer pool – including larger corporate retailers – have been frustrating so far. Also frustrating have been […]

Jim Marshall, Rinehart and Terrill ally, key player in Costello campaign

Mark Costello, Republican nominee for Labor Commissioner, pictured on filing day On filing day last summer. Photo by Patrick B. McGuigan

In this year’s state Labor Commissioner contest, businessman Mark Costello, the Republican, is leading in public opinion surveys. He has a spending advantage over the Democrat, incumbent Lloyd Fields. In a recent interview, former Labor Commssioner Brenda Reneau said she had “cordial” conversations with Costello earlier this year. However, she asked him about “scuttlebutt” that […]

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