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Oklahoma City’s arts scene is growing, but rising rents and COVID fallout are squeezing its artists.

Population growth, short housing supply and slow wage growth are threatening the city's affordability.

‘It’s like WPA Money’: How federal COVID-19 relief funds are helping schools make infrastructure improvements

Ponca City Schools is one district leveraging funds for coronavirus relief to make much-needed repairs

Gov. Stitt proposes budget in State of the State Address

Gov. Kevin Stitt delivered his second State of the State Address to the Oklahoma Legislature.


Legislature Approves Measure to Lure Healthier Grocery Options to Fill Oklahoma Food Deserts

Scarcity is most severe in regions known as food deserts, where going to the grocery store often means taking a road trip. But new legislation awaiting the governor’s signature could bring more healthy food to areas that need it.


The Murrah Bombing’s Role In Oklahoma City’s Downtown Renaissance

Downtown OKC is a far different, and much better place than it was in April 1995.


Cast-off State Parks Thrive Under Tribal Control, But Not Without Some Struggle

When budget cuts led the Oklahoma tourism department to find new homes for seven state parks in 2011, two of them went to Native American tribes.


Some Parks Oklahoma Offloaded to Save Money Are Thriving Under Local Control

In April 2011, Oklahoma was dealing with a half-billion dollar budget shortfall.


Federal Government Shutdown Cut Visitation at Oklahoma Park Sites By Half

Sulphur relies heavily on the tourism revenue it gets as a result of being attached to the Chickasaw National Wildlife Refuge.

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