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Rep. Lankford wins, Sen. Johnson continues her fight, Floyd elected, other races continue into the fall

by Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   A wide range of important state and local races were either resolved or edged toward finality in this week’s June 24 election. While U.S. Rep. James Lankford soared to the Republican nomination for the remaining two years of the seat Tom Coburn is vacating, state Sen. Connie Johnson, […]

In S.D. 40 race, Steve Kern promises to ‘stick by conservative values, as I always have’

By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher Steve Kern, pastor of Olivet Baptist Church on the near-west side of Oklahoma City, is running for the Republican nomination in state Senate District 40. Cliff Branan has held the seat for 12 years. With onset of term limits, Branan is seeking the Corporation Commission seat being vacated by […]

Traveling this Season? Keep yourself and others safe while behind the wheel

  Staff Report   OKLAHOMA CITY – Spring is in the air and with warmer temperatures and longer days, many Oklahomans find themselves behind the wheel en route to popular Oklahoma destinations for a weekend getaway or family vacation. As one of the most traveled seasons nears, the Association of Oklahoma General Contractors (AOGC) and […]

Referrals are the biggest endorsement of a business

By Dennis Seagroves CEO, Citywide Heating & Air For every kind of business, referrals are the biggest compliment. It means that a customer is so satisfied, he or she believes it’s important to refer someone else o a company they can trust for quality and integrity. Following is brief part of our conversation with Ken […]

Oklahoma pension problems: $823 million annual debt, or $3.4 billion in savings after 30 years?

By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   OKLAHOMA CITY – This sentence make even a policy wonk yawn: The annual amortization cost for Oklahoma’s government pension plan is $823 million. Translated into plain English, as a leading pension reformer in Oklahoma puts it, $823 million amount is “what it costs to serve the debt from […]

Historic Film Row to debut new monthly Final Friday Art Walk

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer Downtown Film Row entrepreneurs will welcome the public from 6 – 9 p.m., on Friday, April 26 for the premier of Oklahoma City’s new Final Friday event. Beginning in April, on the Final Friday of each month, the Historic Film Row District will host an art walk. The newly restored […]

City recruiting youth council members

Staff Report High school students who will be juniors or seniors during the upcoming school year can apply now through April 12 to represent their ward as a member of the 2013-2014 Youth Council. The nine-month program will kick off in August. Public, private, and home schooled students interested in learning more about government are […]

“Get Out From Under Your House without Listing it for Sale with a Real Estate Agent, EVER taking a call from a Tenant, or Giving it to an Investor for Pennies on the Dollar”

By Scott Nachatilo Owner of OKC Home Realty Services, LLC. I recently got a call from a couple (I’ll call them Mr. and Mrs. Smith) after they had their home listed with a realtor for six months. During that time they only had a few showings, and didn’t get a single offer on their property. […]

Museum offering $4 million in college scholarships statewide to high school students

Staff Report Annually, the Oklahoma Heritage Association and Gaylord-Pickens Museum conducts major scholarship competitions to high school students across the Oklahoma This year, organizers are making available more than $4,000,000 (up from $700,000) in cash scholarships, tuition waivers and tuition grants. To compete, students take a test on Oklahoma history, geography and people. All counties […]

Local Woman Honored

  staff report   Local Woman Honored: Erin Johnson of Oklahoma City, a resident of the Windsor Hills neighborhood, recently was presented the 2012 Young Forester Leadership Award from the Ouachita Society of American Foresters.  With her in this photograph is Kurt Atkinson, assistant director of Oklahoma Forestry Services. Johnson is staff Forester and forest […]

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