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Stafford Air & Space Museum to get $5.4 million expansion

WEATHERFORD, Okla. (AP) — A popular space museum in Weatherford is expanding. Construction has started on a 20,000-square-foot addition at the Stafford Air & Space Museum, The Journal Record reported. The museum's existing 42,000 square feet will...

 

Oklahoma City Zoo may get $70M in renovations, new exhibits

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Over the next nine years, the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden could see $71 million in renovations and new exhibits. Oklahoma City Zoo Executive Director and CEO Dwight Lawson said this is the second time the 10-year...

 

Altamont Bakery offers support for mental health struggles

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than a year ago, Sabrina Budde was living in her apartment, but not doing much else. She said she was sleeping a lot and couldn't take care of her own needs. She receives mental health services from Family and Children's...

 

OSU to start tribal finance certificate program

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — In the last year, Victor Flores has focused on bringing tribal accounting and finance training inside the state. He organized the Oklahoma Tribal Finance Consortium, which has met twice this year. But one of the main goals...

 

Windsor District's $13M streetscape project finally complete

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Barbie Smalley has spent the last several years telling Windsor District business and property owners that the $13.2 million streetscape project would get finished. The Windsor District stretches along NW 23rd Street from...

 

Augmented reality app gets a test at Science Museum Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Science Museum Oklahoma patrons got to try new technology thanks to a pop-up exhibit. ReLiveIt's augmented reality application lets people see animations around an object, such as the full body of a rabbit around a rabbit's...

 

City in Oklahoma sees new Blake Shelton attraction

TISHOMINGO, Okla. (AP) — On Highway 22, a black, flashing sign warned people driving south that something big was happening in the city. Drivers were warned to expect heavy congestion and that the road was closed. The highway becomes the city's Mai...

 

FedEx, Amazon eyeing Oklahoma City for new location

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Amazon's sorting center and FedEx Ground's new distribution warehouse knocked on the city's door rather than being recruited. "Both of them are a result of the momentum of the marketplace," said Kurt Foreman, executive vice pre...

 

More Oklahoma counties seeking liquor-by-the-drink sales

WAURIKA, Okla. (AP) — Waurika Chamber of Commerce member Jessica Coody is worried about the county's businesses. The county doesn't allow liquor-by-the-drink sales, so establishments have to sell low-point beer. At Waurika's annual Rattlesnake...

 

Oklahoma City Ballet gets new space

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — At the 2016 Summer Intensive, one of Oklahoma City Ballet's restrooms stopped working. More than 100 students had to be bused to different restaurants to use their facilities. "At that time, the board and the staff realized...

 

Oklahoma filmmakers need in-state production

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The state rebate is nice, but Oklahoma filmmakers still have to send production-related work outside state lines, they said. Filmmaker Ryan Bellgardt with Boiling Point Media showed his film Gremlin at deadCenter Film Festival...

 

Construction of Choctaw headquarters on target

DURANT, Okla. (AP) — When Choctaw Nation Chief Gary Batton was put into office in 2014, his goal was to bring more economic diversity to the Durant-based tribe. He kept the office in the 2015 election. He has overseen the tribe's expansion of its...

 

Survey seeks terrorism prevention ideas for buildings

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — David McIlhatton knows terrorism cannot be prevented. But measures to keep people safe often deter people from visiting sites or cities. "We don't want a strong physical (security) presence because that doesn't do anything to...

 

Tribes economically thriving 30 years after Cabazon decision

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Lindsay Robertson started his law career working on business development. He was familiar with laws regarding tribal sovereignty, but he was asked to combine the two areas starting in 1987. On Feb. 25, 1987, the U.S. Supreme...

 

New Zealand sports fans visit Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Bevan Young has been a fan of the U.S. National Basketball Association for at least 30 years. He became an even bigger fan when a man from his home country made history in 2013 and signed with an NBA team. Young is from New...

 

Hobby Lobby to develop store in owner's hometown

ALTUS, Okla. (AP) — It's been said that someone can't go home again, but Hobby Lobby founder David Green wants to give it a try. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. is developing a store in the Northtown Shopping Center, 1700 N. Main St. in Altus. The center...

 

Film about Chickasaw Nation's Te Ata debuts in Moore

NORMAN, Okla. (AP, posted Sept. 26, 2016) — Kim Torress is in the movies, though she never expected that's where her business would take her. Torress, who owns Nosh Restaurant and Catering Creations, has been traveling the state taking food to film...

 

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