Norman http://kgou.org en Norman Residents Hear About Possibilities Of Banning Fracking At Public Forum http://kgou.org/post/norman-residents-hear-about-possibilities-banning-fracking-public-forum <p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">The Lowry Room at the Norman Public Library filled to capacity Monday night, and a mass of people packed into the hallways to listen to a forum on hydraulic fracturing that included an OU scientist, an assistant city attorney, and a lawyer from upstate New York who’s helped communities there ban fracking.</span></p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:46:05 +0000 Brian Hardzinski & Logan Layden 35704 at http://kgou.org Norman Residents Hear About Possibilities Of Banning Fracking At Public Forum Norman City Council Approves Zoning Change At Proposed Wal-Mart Site http://kgou.org/post/norman-city-council-approves-zoning-change-proposed-wal-mart-site <p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:11.25pt"><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;">It was 1:00 a.m. when the Norman City Council gave its approval to a zoning change that would allow a Wal-Mart Supercenter in Southeast Norman. <o:p></o:p></span></p> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:49:15 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 35387 at http://kgou.org Norman City Council Approves Zoning Change At Proposed Wal-Mart Site Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week With Shrek The Musical, Reggae Fest & Michael Bublé http://kgou.org/post/entertaining-hours-your-week-shrek-musical-reggae-fest-michael-bubl <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Central Oklahoma feels the rhythm with a musical that’s a family favorite and two long-awaited returning acts.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:33:12 +0000 Alexander Hilton 34442 at http://kgou.org Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week With Shrek The Musical, Reggae Fest & Michael Bublé Cleveland County To Demolish Former Jail Building http://kgou.org/post/cleveland-county-demolish-former-jail-building <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Cleveland County commissioners say the former county detention center will be demolished this fall.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:04:00 +0000 Associated Press & KGOU Staff 32891 at http://kgou.org Cleveland County To Demolish Former Jail Building Why Norman Is The Only Oklahoma Town Where Citizens Control the Price of Water http://kgou.org/post/why-norman-only-oklahoma-town-where-citizens-control-price-water <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">Norman is the&nbsp;<a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/2014/06/19/normans-choice-wastewater-reuse-or-reliance-on-oklahoma-citys-pipelines/" style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;" target="_blank" title="StateImpactLink">only city in Oklahoma</a>&nbsp;where utility rates are determined by a vote of the peopl Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:36:00 +0000 Logan Layden 32131 at http://kgou.org Why Norman Is The Only Oklahoma Town Where Citizens Control the Price of Water Norman Voters Will Still Decide Water Rates As Charter Change Gets Rejected http://kgou.org/post/norman-voters-will-still-decide-water-rates-charter-change-gets-rejected <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">Norman is the only city in Oklahoma where water rate increases require a vote of the public. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:43:00 +0000 Logan Layden 31656 at http://kgou.org Norman Voters Will Still Decide Water Rates As Charter Change Gets Rejected Norman’s Choice: Wastewater Reuse Or Reliance On Oklahoma City’s Pipelines http://kgou.org/post/norman-s-choice-wastewater-reuse-or-reliance-oklahoma-city-s-pipelines <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">Oklahoma’s third largest city is at a water crossroads.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 12:27:00 +0000 Logan Layden 31651 at http://kgou.org Norman’s Choice: Wastewater Reuse Or Reliance On Oklahoma City’s Pipelines The Unique Way Norman Sets Its Water, Sewer Rates Could Be Changing http://kgou.org/post/unique-way-norman-sets-its-water-sewer-rates-could-be-changing <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">Norman is the&nbsp;<a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/2014/04/16/oks-largest-water-loan-goes-to-norman-to-fix-stressed-stinky-treatment-plant/" style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;" title="StateImpactLink">only city in Oklahoma</a>&nbsp;that requires water rate increases to be approved through a vote of Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:03:01 +0000 Logan Layden 31499 at http://kgou.org The Unique Way Norman Sets Its Water, Sewer Rates Could Be Changing Norman Mayor And Residents Question Use Of City Drinking Water For Fracking http://kgou.org/post/norman-mayor-and-residents-question-use-city-drinking-water-fracking <p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">Many residents — and some members of the city council — didn’t know Norman’s drinking water is being used for hydraulic fracturing until&nbsp;</span><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">The Journal Record&nbsp;</em><a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/2014/03/31/to-frack-wells-in-norman-driller-buys-city-drinking Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:03:00 +0000 Logan Layden 27103 at http://kgou.org Norman Mayor And Residents Question Use Of City Drinking Water For Fracking Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week With The Medieval Fair, Eve Of Nations http://kgou.org/post/entertaining-hours-your-week-medieval-fair-eve-nations <p>Behold maidens and dragon slayers, Norman’s <a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kgou/events.eventsmain?action=showEvent&amp;eventID=1499772">38th Annual Medieval Fair</a>&nbsp;takes place Friday, April 4 through Sunday, April 6.</p><p>Seven stages feature non-stop music and theater performances. Food vendors provide a feast of smoked turkey legs or home made root beer as fairgoers watch jousts and jugglers until the day grows olde. In addition to the royal entertainment, more than 200 arts and crafts booths sell handmade medieval collectibles like costumes, stained glass and hand-made jewelry.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What began as a small, one-day project by the University of Oklahoma’s English Department now takes place at one of Norman’s biggest public venues, </span>Reaves<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Park on Jenkins Avenue.</span></p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 13:03:12 +0000 Alexander Hilton 26312 at http://kgou.org Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week With The Medieval Fair, Eve Of Nations