Grand River Dam Authority looking to sell its Vinita headquarters, build new facility near Chouteau

A notice on the GRDA's website states the public utility will conduct a sealed-offer sale for the property at 10 a.m. on Nov. 12.
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Ardmore refinery sues chemical manufacturers for toxic ‘forever chemical’

The lawsuit accuses the companies of product liability for defective design, product liability for failure to warn, negligence, gross negligence, fraud and deceit, breach of warranties, unjust enrichment and violation of the Oklahoma Consumer Protection Act.
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The Big Break: A Missouri bank is largest buyer and seller of one Oklahoma tax credit

Between 2012 and 2017, Commerce Bank acquired more than $22.2 million in Oklahoma historic rehabilitation tax credits. Although a Legislative task force and a state commission have recommended reforming the program, state lawmakers have never followed through.
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Joe Exotic trial begins with accounts of murder-for hire plot, shooting sedated tigers

In one unsuccessful plot, Maldonado-Passage allegedly gave a worker at the Wynnewood Zoo an envelope stuffed with $3,000 in cash, a new cell phone and a fake ID and sent him to Florida to kill his rival.
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Grand River Dam Authority plans to build, own and operate multimillion dollar water park on Illinois River

The Walton Family Foundation is offering to pay GRDA for most of the estimated $15.6 to $18 million cost of the proposed whitewater park on the Illinois River in Adair County.
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Oklahoma City says it will take action if federal investigation finds recovery program broke any laws

Attorneys for the city met this week to discuss the Firstep men’s and women’s recovery program in response to a joint investigation by The Frontier and StateImpact Oklahoma.
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Working for sobriety: Recovery program took some clients’ disability pay

Oklahoma City government uses an unlicensed work recovery program as a source of cheap labor. Some former clients say the program was more focused on keeping their wages instead of helping them with sobriety.
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Exclusive: Big dreams and big incentives offered in Tulsa’s rejected bid for second Amazon headquarters

The bid, obtained by The Frontier, shows that while Tulsa offered the trillion-dollar company all it had available, it couldn't — and maybe shouldn't — have gone to the lengths of the winning bidders.
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Joe Exotic calls new charges of wildlife trafficking, tiger slayings a ‘witch hunt’

In an email from jail to The Frontier, Maldonado-Passage said the new charges are part of an ongoing effort to frame him. “This is now a witch hunt,” Maldonado-Passage said in the email.
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Help us raise $50,000 to fund nonprofit journalism in Oklahoma

Starting Nov. 1 through Dec. 31, The Frontier is eligible for a matching gift opportunity from NewsMatch, a national call-to-action that support nonprofits like us.
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