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BLOG: Council nixes backyard chicken ordinance, approves park acquisition

A few citizens who currently raise backyard chickens in Oklahoma City spoke in favor of a proposed ordinance that would make the practice legal. Those appeals were not enough to convince the city council, and raising chickens in backyards will remain an illegal practice following a 5-to-4 vote against the ordinance during Tuesday’s meeting. OKC’s

BLOG: Court rules prayer before council meetings are constitutional

Starting a city council meeting with a prayer that favors one religion was ruled constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court following a 5 to 4 ruling on Monday.  In a case that challenged a New York town’s practice of starting its council meetings with a Christian prayer, the court ruled that the constitutional prohibition against


Council ok’s alcohol permit for gun range

The city council approved an alcohol permit for Wilshire Gun shooting range at 615 Wilshire Blvd. Jeff Swanson, representing Wilshire Gun, said the shooting range would not allow customers to handle firearms after they had a drink of alcohol. Driver license scans would be used to monitor those who drink, Swanson said. “You will never

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