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May 6, 2019

Enid City Commission will discuss rezoning of Lahoma Courts properties during its regular meeting Tuesday. The commission's agenda lists three separate public hearings on the rezoning plans, followed by votes on ordinances changing the properties to C-3, which is general commercial district. In late February, Enid City Commission purchased 25 subdivision properties, bringing the city's total possession of Lahoma Courts to 47, leaving just one property. The city bought the properties at a cost of $2.1 million from Westside Builders Inc.


The Oklahoma City Council will consider Tuesday whether to reverse steps taken by the Historic Preservation Commission to protect First Christian Church from demolition. Four councilmen have proposed a resolution withdrawing an application to designate the 31.8-acre First Christian Church property as a historic landmark overlay district. Initiating the process of designating the property as a historic landmark, as the Historic Preservation Commission did on April 3, can have the effect of blocking demolition for up to 180 days.


A new statement from Boeing indicates that the aerospace manufacturer knew about a problem with the 737 Max aircraft well before the deadly October 2018 Lion Air crash, but decided not to do anything about it. Boeing previously acknowledged that an alert system that was supposed to be a standard feature in the fleet "was not operable on all airplanes."


The Oklahoma delegation returned to the nation’s capital this week as Congress returned from a two-week recess. The House focused on the Climate Action Now Act, while the Senate failed to override a presidential veto. The House voted Thursday 231-190 to pass House Resolution 9, the Climate Action Now Act, which directs the president “to develop a plan for the United States to meet its nationally determined contribution under the Paris Agreement.”. The Senate was unable to override President Trump’s veto of a resolution calling for an end to U.S. support of a Saudi Arabian-led military coalition in Yemen.


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