At a House Budget Committee hearing today, Rep. James Lankford questioned Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke about bank regulations and the Federal Reserve’s approach to balancing job creation and inflation.…
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Several Oklahoma City neighborhoods received good news at today’s City Council meeting.
About 20 representative from eight neighborhoods attended the meeting this morning to receive the news.
The neighborhoods were awarded Community Development Block Grants totaling $72,450.
The grants, part of the Strong Neighborhoods Initiative, are used for things such as lighting and landscape improvements, explained Planning Director Russell Claus. Low to moderate income neighborhoods are encouraged to apply.
Neighborhoods receiving grants were:
- Briarwood Estates, $8,440 for ornamental street lights
- Crestwood, $10,000 for ornamental street lights
- Las Vegas, $10,000 for entry landscaping and street lights
- Lytle Grove, $8,705 for median landscaping and entry signs
- Miller, $10,000 for ornamental street lights
- Persimmon Hill, $10,000 for ornamental street lights
- South Creston Hills, $10,000 for ornamental street lights
- Southern Oaks, $5,305 for crime patrol equipment and signs
At this morning’s meeting was Georgie Rasco, the executive director for Neighborhood Alliance of Central Oklahoma.…
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As part of its consent agenda, the Oklahoma City Council just awarded this morning about $36 million to finish improvements at the Oklahoma City Arena.
It is the last piece of a $100 million overhaul of the arena paid for with a sales tax approved by voters in 2008 to lure the Thunder to the city.
It wasn’t the only athletic facility that will get an upgrade. Another contract awarded was $704,336 for improvements at city park athletic fields. That money will pay for improvements at
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Currently offered on eBay, with one bid for 99 cents, is an autographed Republican trading card of Sen. Jim Inhofe back when he was in the U.S. House, which was more than 16 years ago (he won his Senate seat in a 1994 special election).
There’s still time to bid.…
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… On Senate floor right now, on C-SPAN2.
Here are his remarks:
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President Barack Obama talked about Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Muskogee, in his remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington on Thursday.
Obama called Coburn a “dear friend” and “a brother in Christ” and said he prayed that Coburn would see the light and vote for one of his proposals.
Obama’s comments about Coburn, in full below, came a day after Coburn voted to repeal the health care law and blasted the White House for nominating federal prosecutor Arvo Mikkanen to be a U.S.…
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Today’s blizzard canceled the Oklahoma City Council meeting today. In fact, it closed most city offices today and will do the same again Wednesday.
The city just released this information about today and Wednesday:
“All public meetings have been canceled.
Citizens whose normal trash collection was today should set their Big Blue carts and recycling bins on the curb by 6 a.m. Saturday, February 5. (crews don’t collect trash on Wednesdays, so tomorrow’s closure won’t impact customers)
The closing also affects Recreation Centers, METRO Transit, Municipal Court and Utilities Customer Service.”
The snow drifts are just too big
I’m a bit bummed by Tuesday’s council meeting being canceled.…
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