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@lyft critiques proposed #OKC  regulations for "transportation network" companies and drivers, the smartphone-based ride services that are part of the trending "sharing" economy. That concept includes home-stay and parking apps. City council plans public hearing later in August.
“Discourage.” “Places a burden.” “Unnecessary and burdensome.” Those are some of the ways Lyft is characterizing regulations proposed for the app-based ride services competing with taxis and limousines in Oklahoma City. The city council got its first look at the proposals last week; a public hearing is set Aug. 26 and the rules could be […]
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Hundreds complain about "black mass" planned in September at Oklahoma City's Civic Center Music Hall. #OKC 
Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett’s office received more than 450 e-mails and calls between Wednesday and Sunday opposing the “black mass” that a satanic group plans to stage Sept. 21 at Civic Center Music Hall in downtown Oklahoma City. Catholic Archbishop Paul Coakley criticized the event last week, calling it “a satanic inversion and distortion of the most […]
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All you Christians say you believe in a free country until you don't like some other group that's not like you.
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For #OKC, lots to like in legislative scorecard.
Oklahoma City finds a lot to like about the 2014 Legislature — but mostly due to bills that failed to pass. A new report lists four positives for every negative among issues of concern to the city. Some negatives are consequential, though, including Republican House Speaker Jeff Hickman’s refusal to allow a vote on funding […]
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City council inadvertently lifted restriction on backyard chickens in #OKC; urban chicken ranchers are free to keep collecting fresh eggs.
It turns out the Oklahoma City Council inadvertently lifted a restriction on keeping chickens when it passed an urban farming measure.
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Sales tax jumps in #OKC's latest report; revenue could come close to projections by the time fiscal year ends June 30.
Sales tax revenue flowing to Oklahoma City is up 8 percent over May 2013.
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Wireless leads priorities list for MAPS 3 streetcar in #OKC.
Consultants are recommending that capability to run without wires be the top priority for companies bidding to supply vehicles for the MAPS 3 modern streetcar.
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#OKC  city manager, archbishop, in email excerpts, discuss event mocking Catholic religious beliefs and how the First Amendment applies.
In a series of emails earlier in July, City Manager Jim Couch and Archbishop Paul Coakley discussed Coakley’s concerns about a satanist’s plans to stage a ‘black mass’ in a basement theater at Oklahoma City’s Civic Center Music Hall. The satanic ritual involves a sacrifice to the devil, a practice known as “inversion” of the […]
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A customer who owed @cityofokc more than $25,000 for trash pickup has settled for $1,500, along with a promise to pay on time from now on. #OKC 
A homeowner who owed $27,289.66 on his Oklahoma City utility bill has settled for $1,500 and a promise to pay his bill on time in the future. Burke Thomas Jr., 8301 N Air Depot Blvd., lives in a rural area. He is required to pay for trash service but never did, and used a private hauler instead, […]
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Memo explains how restriction on urban chickens was rolled back in #OKC; opening gives chicken advocates another chance.
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Ward 5 #OKC Councilman David Greenwell to seek re-election; Greenwell is in his first term from the fast-growing south Oklahoma City ward.
Ward 5 Councilman David Greenwell says he expects to seek a second four-year term on the city council — but will wait to make a formal announcement.
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Governing.com analysis: Police staffing lags in Oklahoma City when compared to population peers, NBA towns. #OKC
Governing.com is out with an analysis of FBI data showing that, by some measures, police presence lags in Oklahoma City.
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Portland, Ore., Water Bureau administrator says draining reservoir no big deal - 'this isn't Oklahoma.' I guess not.  
The trespasser relieved himself into one of the city's reservoirs of treated water. Officials say there's not much of a danger to public health, but they're being cautious.
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Cover civic affairs in Oklahoma City for NewsOK.com News and Information Center.
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I cover civic affairs in Oklahoma City for The Oklahoman's News and Information Center
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