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Julius Jones commutation case moves forward, Pardon and Parole Board votes in favor of further review

The state Pardon and Parole Board on Monday voted to further review the commutation application of Julius Jones, a death row...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for March 13, 2021

• Hornbeek Blatt Architects, 3748 N Lincoln Blvd., recreation center, erect, $10,000,000. • Powers Brown Architecture, 3700 S...

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Will regrowth start on your landscape plants?

This was an unprecedented weather event, so no one really knows how bad the impact on plant materials will be. This also was a...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for March 13, 2021

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $77 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Marni Jameson: Living with Pets Part 2: How to Teach Pets House Rules

I mean not ridiculous rules like, in exchange for free room and board, please have the house cleaned, the laundry folded, and...

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3 Hacks to Make Spring Cleaning a Breeze

Time for your annual spring clean? Make sure you’re equipped with the right tools and strategies. Here are a few cleaning hacks...

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OKC-area garden events calendar from The Oklahoman for March 13, 2021

To submit items, send an email to Richard Mize at rmize@oklahoman.com. In the subject line, put “Garden calendar.” Please...

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How to keep your carpet looking fresh

Clean carpets make any home more attractive, and it often takes a multifaceted approach to get the job done right. This guide...

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Close-to-home travel boom opens profit avenues for homeowners, real estate investors

COVID-19 has changed how people travel in addition to the way people work and where they want to live. Companies like Airbnb...

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5 decorative wall mirror ideas to add dimension to your home

Decorative wall mirrors: There's a reason that interior designers, homeowners, and renters alike all gravitate toward this one...

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How one Oklahoma man is using renovation for reform

SPENCER — Lenardo Smith has worked his crazy home renovation magic again, for another good cause. He’s turned another little...

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Four days of in-person classes on the table for OKC schools

Oklahoma City Public Schools is mulling a return to four-day-a-week schooling, as COVID-19 rates decrease and surrounding...

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Adopt a pet: Time to get a springtime buddy

Editor's note: Please contact area shelters before visiting. Some shelters may be closed, have adjusted hours of operation or...

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Oklahoma City Museum of Art's 37th annual Omelette Party goes virtual

The 37th Annual Omelette Party benefiting the Oklahoma City Museum of Art will look a little different this year. While the...

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Learn about OKC bombing during spring break

The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum has planned a week of educational activities during spring break. Daily events...

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Celebrate your 50th wedding anniversary with The Oklahoman

Go to Oklahoman.com/life/weddings to view Oklahoma couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage. Publication of anniversary...

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Pet adoptions: Here's how you can help save lives at OKC Animal Welfare

Oklahoma City Animal Welfare is coming off its best year in 2020. It was able to save 89% of all the animals entering the...

By land and air, weather researchers track tornadic storms

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SALINA, Kan. — For the first time in almost a decade, meteorologists from across the Midwest will track and intercept tornado birthing grounds as part of a large-scale collaborative research project. The TORUS Project, or Targeted Observation...

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'Vast majority' of Oklahomans eligible for COVID vaccine starting Tuesday

The “vast majority” of Oklahomans will be eligible for a vaccine beginning Tuesday, state health officials announced Monday....

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Julius Jones' supporters in Oklahoma celebrate decision to move his commutation request forward

Applause and shouts of joy arose on Monday as people gathered at a prayer vigil learned that Julius Jones' commutation request...

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CDC offers new guidance for fully vaccinated people, easing restrictions for small gatherings

Once someone is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, they can gather indoors with other fully vaccinated people without wearing...

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Prescott and Cohen: Four things we're thinking about now

1. Texas, open again Wow. That was fast. Earlier this week, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced the state was ending masking...

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Achievers: OKC teacher recognized as an Elite 100 IXL Learning educator

IXL Learning, the K-12 personalized learning program, recently announced its seventh annual Elite 100 list. The Elite 100...

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Achievers: Former Moore student earns spot on 2021 UW-Whitewater gymnastics team

Emily North, a native of Oklahoma City and graduate of Moore High School, will compete for the University of...

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Apply for an Oklahoma State Fair Scholarship by March 26

Oklahoma students have until March 26 to apply for a 2021 Oklahoma State Fair Scholarship. Graduating seniors attending an...

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Are you qualified to be a special agent for the FBI?

The FBI Oklahoma City Field Office will be hosting a virtual Diversity Agent Recruitment event to attract qualified candidates...

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Oklahoma genealogy group to hear 'Letters from a Farm Boy'

Growing up on a farm in Oklahoma in the 1930s and 1940s was a lot different from farming today. Yet, some might say it also was...

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After a decade in exile, will earmarks rise again?

After 10 years in exile, congressional earmarks are poised for a comeback, as Democrats prepare to make home state projects a...

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OKC council candidates oppose cuts to police funding

A USA TODAY/Ipsos Poll published Friday shows Americans, by an 18-point margin, say it is more important to ensure law and...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for March 6, 2021

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $152 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for March 6, 2021

• Iconic Construction, 1201 N Robinson Ave., school, remodel, $2,200,000. • Waldrop Construction, 1111 N Dewey Ave., hospital,...

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Oklahoma gardening calendar for March 6

To submit items, send an email to Richard Mize at rmize@oklahoman.com. In the subject line, put "Garden calendar.” Please...

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Embrace the year’s top interior design trends

The COVID-19 pandemic permanently evolved our definition of “home,” inspiring us to reconsider how we use and live in our...

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Freeze damage casts shadow over spring garden prep in central Oklahoma

There are many things we can do in the Oklahoma garden now from planting cool-season vegetables and berries to preparing new...

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Marni Jameson: How to help your pet age in place

He was there for her in her darkest hour. Later, she was there for his. At age 3, Mya, a rat terrier mix, had been left at an...

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Living options in OKC's Chisholm Creek will grow with new apartment complex

More "live" is coming to the "live-work-play" lifestyle promoted by Chisholm Creek in north Oklahoma City. Billed as...

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$50 million+ property sale near Tinker Air Force Base sends developer Tanenbaum soaring

It's like Richard Tanenbaum is playing multimillion-dollar Monopoly, but with aerospace and industrial properties rather than...

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This OKC Realtor can read your mind with his brain scanner

Landon Whitt can see into your mind as you shop for a house, but don't let that freak you out — he'll be glad to help you see...

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Creamery, brewery, bakery, restaurants and shops to anchor downtown Edmond ice house development

A dairy to market creamery, brewery, urban farming and fruit trees will be showcased at the century-old former home of the...

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Recap: OKC Central Live Chat with Steve Lackmeyer

The chat kicks off at 9:30 a.m. but feel free to submit questions now!

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'Vile racist' taunts incite fight at Oklahoma high school basketball game

After racial abuse of African American student-athletes by the Newcastle High School student section sparked a brawl at a...

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How an OKC trust officer stole client money and paid for cars, vacations and a mortgage

Jordan Glen Young was about a decade into his work helping clients manage their investments and estates when easy access to...

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To lease a house or own it? Both, says an OKC firm now with $140 million to buy 800 more houses for its lease-to-own business

Lease2OwnAmerica has $140 million coming to purchase houses to lease to people until they can buy them. The company, based in...

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Achievers: Mount St. Mary High School earns diversity award

Mount St. Mary Catholic High School has earned the College Board AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high...

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Adopt a pet: Affectionate and friendly are a great combination

Editor's note: Please contact area shelters before visiting. Some shelters may be closed, have adjusted hours of operation or...

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Health official: Model predicts herd immunity likely with mask ordinance extension in Oklahoma City

A public health official said predictive modeling shows local herd immunity to COVID-19 could be achieved in June. The...

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When is your high school reunion?

Editor's note: In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, venues and businesses might be temporarily closed. Please confirm...

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Edmond, Putnam City restore classes to four days a week

Two large metro-area school districts will return to face-to-face classes four days a week. After considering declining rates...

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When is your 50th wedding anniversary? Celebrate with The Oklahoman

Go to Oklahoman.com/life/weddings to view Oklahoma couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage. Publication of anniversary...

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COVID-19 claims life of pioneering downtown OKC developer, civic leader

Mark Ruffin, a pioneering downtown developer and supporter of Catholic Charities, Cristo Rey OKC Catholic High School, the...

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Cousin of Bricktown shooting victim arrested in death

An altercation between two cousins early Sunday in Bricktown led to one man dead and another facing a murder complaint, police...

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Police reform: Candidates' views in Oklahoma City Council runoffs

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 123 planned a forum Monday night carried on Facebook Live with the city council candidates in...

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OKC officials object to measure weakening local health department

Mayor's experience shows Having a mayor with state legislative experience has its advantages. Mayor David Holt, a former state...

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Popular skywalk used to go to Thunder games closes, may not reopen

A popular skywalk used by thousands of fans to travel between the Santa Fe garage and the Chesapeake Energy Arena is closed and...

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How a personal shopper could help with your wardrobe

QUESTION: Are there personal shoppers in stores that could help me with my wardrobe? In a couple of weeks, I go to work for a...

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OKC police surprised by local unrest after George Floyd death

Police were caught off guard when a racial-justice demonstration escalated into an hours-long confrontation in front of police...

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These tips can help you raise your gardening game

Fairly easy to construct and even easier to maintain, raised garden beds are a great way to raise plants and vegetables in the...

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Want to grow your own food? Here are tips to get started

In the past year, there seems to have been an unprecedented interest in learning how to grow food due to experiencing the...

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Don't bogart that warehouse: Medical marijuana helps keep industrial property smoking in OKC area

Warehouses are smoking. Industrial property is still as hot as fever compared with other real estate sectors, thanks, still, to...

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Should you buy or sell a home in 2021? Here’s what to know

While the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine has left a lot of question marks about the future of the U.S. economy at-large,...

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Marni Jameson: Eight ways to show your house you care

Let’s give it up for our houses. Over the past year, they have really been there for us. Like a good partner, they’ve provided...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Feb. 27, 2021

• TPI Construction, 8800 S Drexel Ave., apartment, erect, $1,028,000. • Direct Supply, 6312 N Portland Ave., nursing home,...

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How to prepare your home for any emergency

While no one wants to dwell on worst-case scenarios, the past year has in many ways illustrated that there are no certainties...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Feb. 27, 2021

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $56 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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What to do in, and for, your poor house now that Oklahoma's winter storms have passed

If you think your house and the things in it made it unscathed through last week's snowstorms and record-breaking cold, maybe...

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Where would you live if you could, now that working from home is more than a remote possibility?

It's a growing trend. Remote Tulsa, for one, is offering selected members $10,000 toward the purchase of a home "to attract...

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New industrial lots for north OKC, plus more commercial real estate deals from The Oklahoman for Feb. 27, 2021

Gerald L. Gamble Co. reports these real estate transactiions: • Lincoln Development LLC paid $2,598,000 to OKC Industrial...

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Working remotely? Some cities, states will pay you to move in

As the coronavirus pandemic spurs a migration of skilled workers out of expensive metro areas, a growing number of cities and...

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Oklahoma House lawmakers vote to keep 'ghost students' at bay, expand school transfers

House lawmakers voted to expand transfers between public schools and to limit the “ghost students” that could appear as a...

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Oklahoma lawmakers to oppose $1.9 trillion bill, while Holt urges passage

As the House prepares to consider a $1.9 trillion spending package that includes more direct payments and unemployment...

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OKC police officer charged with manslaughter in shooting death of Black man with history of mental illness

An Oklahoma City police officer has been charged with first-degree manslaughter in the deadly shooting of a 60-year-old...

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Baking part of recipe for diversion program for moms re-enter workforce

Sugar, flour and chocolate morsels came out of the pantry and multiple mixers were plugged into electrical outlets. Numerous...

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Community leaders highlight racial disparities in Oklahoma’s COVID vaccine distribution

Community leaders, health experts and elected officials gathered at the Oklahoma State Capitol on Wednesday to call attention...

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Pops gets sold, but new owners to continue providing food, fuel, fizz and kicks on Route 66

ARCADIA — Pops, which gave the late Aubrey McClendon — and people the world over — food, fuel, fizz and kicks on Route 66, is...

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Tulsa Remote luring out-of-state workers with cash to buy a home

A program to lure remote workers to Tulsa with a $10,000 grant now lets recipients spend that money on buying a home. The...

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Achievers: Harding Charter Prep senior receives newspaper award

Harding Charter Preparatory High School senior Katie Hillemeyer recently was awarded the Best of School Newspapers Online award...

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Achievers: Patriot award presented to Oklahoma businessman

Eric Magley, vice president at BankOnIT, recently received the Service Member Patriot Award in recognition of his support of a...

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Achievers: Rose State College professors recognized

Rose State College professors Chuang Shao and Steven Fowler were announced as one of two winners of the Oklahoma Association of...

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Do enchiladas and homemade tortillas sound good right now?

ARCADIA — Sylvia Papitos admits she is a bit homesick for her restaurant patrons, but she’s loving her new pandemic-induced...

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Apply by March 5 if you want to attend an OKC Public Schools application school

Students wanting to apply to attend an Oklahoma City Public Schools application school have until March 5 to submit required...

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New owner of former Bricktown Chelinos faces challenges

Marcelino Garcia spent 25 years operating what was the flagship of his Chelino’s chain in Bricktown and has fond memories of...

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Longtime OKC broadcaster dies from COVID-19

Armando Rubio, a fixture on Spanish-language television in Oklahoma and a well-known champion of Hispanic causes in the Sooner...

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Prosecutor warned OKC mayor, police chief about terrorism suspect amid summer unrest

Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater warned Mayor David Holt against appearing at racial unity events last year with...

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Adopt a pet: OKC Animal Shelter extends half-price dog and puppy adoptions through Feb. 27

Editor's note: Please contact area shelters before visiting. Some shelters may be closed, have adjusted hours of operation or...

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When is your high school reunion?

Editor's note: In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, venues and businesses might be temporarily closed. Please confirm...

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Ditch those winter blues with trip to OKC Zoo

The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden has ended its seasonal winter schedule early and is now open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m....

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Celebrate your 50th wedding anniversary with The Oklahoman

Go to Oklahoman.com/life/weddings to view Oklahoma couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage. Publication of anniversary...

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Real estate agents or rock stars? This office has a design that sings

The Flaming Lips come to mind. And Factory Obscura, the funky artist collective in the Lips' former haunt in Automobile Alley....

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Apply now if you want to attend the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics

The deadline to apply to attend the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics is drawing near for the 2021-22 academic year....

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By enjoying a virtual concert, you can help out Arcadia Round Barn

ARCADIA — Oklahoma City singer-songwriter Janice Francis-Smith will present a virtual concert at 8 p.m. Thursday as a benefit...

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Newly extended president believes Oklahoma Christian University's 'best years are ahead'

The Oklahoma Christian University Board of Trustees has extended President John deSteiguer’s contract through May 2026. “The...

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Learn the basics of backyard composting

A free “Backyard Composting” workshop will be from noon to 1:15 p.m. Friday at Precure Nursery, 8125 W Reno. Oklahoma County...

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Oklahoma City works to stop water leaks, curb demand

Oklahoma City had crews running "every which way" Monday to stop leaks contributing to unrelenting water demand despite the...

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'Who gets to call whom a domestic terrorist?': former FBI agent in OKC to discuss threat

In the aftermath of the Jan. 6 siege on the U.S. Capitol, a former FBI special agent is warning against the rise of domestic...

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Oklahoma college admissions changed during COVID-19, but how much?

Outside an Oklahoma City public library in the middle of the night, Jesus Orquiz submitted a college application from his...

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The potholes are coming to OKC. Here's what to do about it.

After last week's freezing weather, potholes are inevitable. The city relies on residents' reports to stay ahead of street and...

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Testing shows Oklahoma City water is safe following winter storm

Oklahoma City's water supply was shown to be safe based on testing from 55 sites in areas affected by water service...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Feb. 20, 2021

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $86 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Marni Jameson: New HVAC system trips heated discussion

I would like the record to show: I was against replacing our heating and air conditioning system. For once, my husband wanted...

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Jasco Products gets a $3.8-million remodel, and more Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Feb. 20, 2021

• Burns & McDonnell Inc., 10 E Memorial Road, warehouse, remodel, $3,776,757. • Smith & Pickel Construction, 4820...

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COVID-19 reverses key home design trends

WASHINGTON— After declining for four years, a number of key trends — including the average size of the home and the number of...

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So, the pandemic has you looking to improve your home. How do you pay for it?

Brandon Segal was set to make a substantial addition to his historic house in a Philadelphia suburb, but he wasn’t sure how to...

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Trends in the greening of housing

WASHINGTON — Energy efficiency is a primary driver in homebuyer preferences, according to research from the National...

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OKC-area Garden events calendar from The Oklahoman for Feb. 20, 2021

To submit items, send an email to Richard Mize at rmize@oklahoman.com. In the subject line, put "Garden calendar.” Please...

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Oklahomans urged to conserve power as state drops below energy emergency status

Oklahoma dropped from energy emergency status Friday as temperatures warmed up to just above the freezing level. The Southwest...

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Mize: Lumber, steel and other building costs are up; this is how inflation starts

It's not just lumber prices that are skyrocketing and homebuilders who are taking the hit (and passing it along to homebuyers):...

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Former Chelino Mexican Restaurant building sells in OKC's Bricktown, plus more real estate transactions from The Oklahoman

The former Chelino’s Mexican Restaurant building in Bricktown — a victim of the coronavirus and related business shutdowns and...

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Oklahoma City issues voluntary boil order through weekend

The city of Oklahoma City has issued a voluntary boil advisory, following a statewide Oklahoma DEQ recommendation for municipal...

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Three things about your house you may learn the hard way during Snowmageddon 2021

Oklahomans, your house probably wasn't cut out for this once-in-a-lifetime* cold, snowy weather. (*Let us pray.) Here are three...

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Ready for a custom house? You might not be able to buy one

Homebuilders are turning away customers — for custom-built homes at least — because of uncertainty surrounding soaring lumber...

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Subfreezing stretch is harsh reminder that winter isn't done

We have just survived a brutal stretch of serious winter weather. It has been hard not only on we humans, but also on all our...

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5 things to know about Oklahoma City's weekend water advisory

A voluntary boil advisory is in effect through the weekend in Oklahoma City based on a recommendation, issued statewide, by the...

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Black art and resilience celebrated in downtown OKC with 'Still Here' exhibit

About a dozen Black artists are featured in the new interdisciplinary art exhibition "Still Here: The Cosmology of Black...

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Oklahoma power grid avoids crisis still hitting Texas

The Southwest Power Pool, the electrical grid operator for 14 states including Oklahoma, dropped its energy emergency alert...

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Recap: OKC Central Live Chat with Steve Lackmeyer

The chat kicks off at 9:30 a.m. but feel free to submit questions now!

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Oklahoma City councilman apologizes for 'fried foods' remark

Ward 5 Councilman David Greenwell apologized Wednesday for a remark about "fried foods," made during a discussion of taxpayer...

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OKC firefighters battle house blaze, Fire Department has responded to more than 900 alarm and water calls

An early morning house fire Thursday in northeast Oklahoma City caused $20,000 in damage to the structure and contents,...

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Oklahoma winter weather: OKC water demand nearly double the average

Oklahoma City's water treatment plants are running at typical summer levels — and nearing current capacity — as residents take...

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#ThrowbackThursday: 20 years ago ... Ceremony dedicates OKC National Memorial building as place of learning, remembrance

We are running a #ThrowbackThursday image each week, showcasing Oklahoma’s history. Be sure to follow us on Twitter...

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Flooding closes Oklahoma County Courthouse

What you need to know about Oklahoma's winter storm and record-setting temperatures.

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Drew Barrymore and Ayesha Curry show love for Curbside Flowers and 5 more Oklahoma entertainment headlines with Vince Gill, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood,...

Oklahoma native and Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill was among the country music stars - along with Maren Morris, Ryan...

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Achievers: Friends of the Mansion adds to board of directors

The Friends of the Mansion group has announced the addition of Samonia Byford to its board of directors. Friends of the Mansion...

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Do you have hearing or speech communication needs?

The Oklahoma School for the Deaf’s Equipment Distribution Program is offering telephone and assistive equipment to eligible...

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Celebrate your 50th wedding anniversary with The Oklahoman

Go to Oklahoman.com/life/weddings to view Oklahoma couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage. Publication of anniversary...

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The Chronicles of Oklahoma journals joining the digital age with Inasmuch Foundation grant

Friends of the Oklahoma History Center has received a $35,000 grant from the Inasmuch Foundation to fund a project to digitize...

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This Feb. 18 virtual concert with Buffalo Rogers will benefit Arcadia Round Barn

ARCADIA — Oklahoma City singer-songwriter Buffalo Rogers will warm up the winter night on Thursday with a virtual concert to...

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Have you checked the date of your high school reunion?

Editor's note: In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, venues and businesses might be temporarily closed. Please confirm...

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Adopt a pet: OKC Animal Shelter offers half-price dog and puppy adoptions through Feb. 20

Editor's note: Please contact area shelters before visiting. Some shelters may be closed, have adjusted hours of operation or...

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Teams work to help OKC's homeless find shelter from the cold

Street outreach teams have been urging homeless individuals to seek shelter in the wake of winter storms that have brought...

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Officials urge caution as dangerously cold temperatures will persist throughout the day

What you need to know about Oklahoma's winter storm and record-setting temperatures.

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OG&E power outages: What to know and how to conserve power

OG&E likely won't need to order rolling blackouts, but the company is still asking Oklahomans to conserve power.

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Nov. 7, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $38 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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City rejects request for police body-worn camera recordings of Rodriguez killing

Police officers’ body-worn camera recordings of the Nov. 23 killing of 15-year-old Stavian Rodriguez won't be released “at this...

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Looking for tips on gratuities

QUESTION: Have you been tipping more generously during the pandemic? If so, how much do you consider necessary for service? If...

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OKC sales tax revenue slumps

Amy Simpson was sworn in Friday as the city of Oklahoma City's new city clerk. Simpson is the 17th city clerk since 1890 and...

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OKC water service restored after frozen pipes wreak havoc

Oklahoma City restored service at its Lake Stanley Draper water treatment plant late Sunday after freezing temperatures...

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Weather, crash delay Monday print editions of The Oklahoman newspaper to Tuesday

Because of extreme winter weather conditions and a wreck along the Turner Turnpike, The Oklahoman will not deliver papers on...

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The first round of snow hit the Oklahoma City metro overnight; more expected today

The National Weather Service is calling for "significant snowfall" and record cold temperatures through this weekend and into...

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Oklahoma weather: Power outages reported in Oklahoma City

Hundreds are without power in Norman Sunday morning after winter weather moved across the state.

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'Elsa let us go.' Oklahomans react as snow blankets state on Valentine's Day

Oklahomans took to social media as winter weather blanketed the state with snow on Valentine's Day.

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5 takeaways from Tuesday's Oklahoma City Council primary elections

Runoffs for two city council seats representing Oklahoma City's far western border are set for April 6. A candidate needed 50%...

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COVID vaccinations begin in OKC, Putnam City schools

With a round of elbow bumps and tears of joy, more than 200 Oklahoma City school employees took the COVID-19 vaccine on Friday....

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'You want to be part of something, part of a movement, part of a growth story.'

Oklahoma isn't Silicon Valley, and it sure isn't Austin. But a number of business owners are recognizing the state's growing...

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Salvation Army is offering shelter for women and children

The Salvation Army of Central Oklahoma will be offering winter shelter for women, including women with children, as the state...

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Stay in the know as Oklahoma braces for near record cold, more snow

The National Weather Service is calling for "significant snowfall" and record cold temperatures through this weekend and into...

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Who bought what and where in Oklahoma County: property sales from The Oklahoman for Feb. 13, 2021

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $35 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Marni Jameson: Survey looks at love in the time of COVID-19

How’s your love life during these stay-at-home times? Not to get personal, but it is Valentine’s Day, and, besides, getting...

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Looking for an Oklahoma gardening event?

To submit items, send an email to Richard Mize at rmize@oklahoman.com. In the subject line, put "Garden calendar.” Please...

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In pandemic, more people choose to die at home

MISSION, Kan. — Mortuary owner Brian Simmons has been making more trips to homes to pick up bodies to be cremated and embalmed...

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How to collect soil; there will be a test

If you have never done soil sampling, or if it has been several years, now is the perfect time to take a sample. Soil testing...

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Oklahoma City building permits for Feb. 13, 2021

• Bradford Place Lp, 613 Davis Ave., clubhouse, erect, $21,310,002. • Bradford Place Lp, 613 Davis Ave., apartment, erect,...

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St. Paul's Cathedral came up with a creative way to help parishioners observe Ash Wednesday, Lent in spite of COVID

With in-person services suspended in many local churches, religious leaders have found creative ways to observe Ash Wednesday...

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Rent is going up, and apartment sales are strong in OKC

Renters struggled in 2020, but in the Oklahoma City area they mostly kept their rent paid up, and it shows in the apartment...

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Flambe plant shines with 2021 Pantone color choices of the year

Some headlines call it "Pandemic Gray," but you will see it opens the door to one of the toughest, persevering and...

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Cornerstone Crossing retail sale by Price Edwards & Co., plus more commercial real estate deals from The Oklahoman for Feb. 13, 2021

Price Edwards & Co. reports these real estate transactions: • Cornerstone One LLC paid Cornerstone Crossing LLC $5,200,000...

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Mize: OKC apartment renters, don't expect much improvement anytime soon

Renters, any improvements planned for your apartment complex before the coronavirus could be on hold until well after the virus...

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Stay in the know as Oklahoma braces for near record cold, snow

The National Weather Service is calling for "significant snowfall" and record cold temperatures through this weekend and into...

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Recap: OKC Central Live Chat with Steve Lackmeyer

The chat kicks off at 9:30 a.m. but feel free to submit questions now!

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4 takeaways from Tuesday's Oklahoma City Council primary elections

Prosecutors' review of a police shooting could become a campaign issue leading up to the April 6 runoff election.

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Dreams are being realized along once forgotten corridor in OKC's Midtown

The crumbling foundation of the old Mercy hospital remained a large eyesore and the restaurant scene was just getting started...

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Stone re-elected in Ward 4, runoffs set in western OKC's Wards 1 and 3

Todd Stone won a second term Tuesday on the Oklahoma City Council, taking 64.3% of the vote in a three-way race to represent...

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Henry leads Lewis into runoff for Oklahoma City school board chair

A race to lead the Oklahoma City School Board has narrowed to a runoff between the incumbent and a sitting school board...

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Are you eager for this year's class reunion?

Editor's note: In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, venues and businesses might be temporarily closed. Please confirm...

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It's 'The End' for Midwest City's Warren Theatre

Draw the curtain and keep the lights out at Midwest City's Warren Theatre, which is headed to a sheriff's sale. It never had a...

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Have you been married 50 years or more? Share a photo

Go to Oklahoman.com/life/weddings to view Oklahoma couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage. Publication of anniversary...

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Adopt a pet: Someone who will adore you

Editor's note: Please contact area shelters before visiting. Some shelters may be closed, have adjusted hours of operation or...

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Freezing drizzle causes 29-car pileup in Oklahoma City, COVID-19 vaccination plans re-evaluated

Freezing drizzle moved across much of Oklahoma on Monday, causing vehicle crashes throughout the state, including a 29-car...

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All this shopping online put Estes Express in its own driver's seat as its expands in OKC

Big wheels are rolling in the trucking business, and after trial by coronavirus fire last spring, the industry is moving on: A...

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20-40-60 Etiquette: How to handle a toast with good cheer

QUESTION: Does tradition dictate how a person accepts a toast in his honor? Are there rules about what I should do with my...

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Council member creates map of where pedestrians, cyclists have been killed on OKC streets

Ward 6 Councilwoman JoBeth Hamon has compiled police department data to produce a map detailing the deaths of 66 pedestrians...

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Fully funding police popular with OKC council candidates, mask mandate not so much

Oklahoma City's pandemic-fighting mask mandate generally was panned by candidates in Tuesday's city council primaries. One...

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Meet the candidates: Oklahoma City council

The Oklahoman asked candidates in Tuesday's city council primaries their views on issues that, if elected, they are likely to...

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Mayors David Holt, Breea Clark join national initiative to battle anti-Semitism

Two Oklahoma mayors recently joined an initiative aimed at combating a rise of anti-Semitic rhetoric and violence across the...

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Looking for an Oklahoma City gardening event?

To submit items, send an email to Richard Mize at rmize@oklahoman.com. In the subject line, put "Garden calendar.” Please...

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Still working at home? Return to a sense of normalcy while routines stay disrupted

With the roll-out of the vaccine taking place slowly, it may be awhile longer before life returns completely to normal....

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Feb. 6, 2021

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $44 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Marni Jameson: HGTV’s 'Good Bones' star promotes inclusivity in new kids’ book

I’ve always said I do not see a line between where home life stops, and home design begins. It’s all a blur to me. Mina...

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Moesel: Give flowers or plants to say 'I love you'

The calendar has rolled to February, and our garden activities expand dramatically. First thing is to remember Valentine’s Day...

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Even tree seeds need time to chill out

How exciting to think of a full-size tree locked up within each seed still clinging to the branches of sugar maples, hornbeams,...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Feb. 6, 2021

• JHBR Architecture, 1703 NW 150, school, add-on, $2,800,000. • Crabtree Homes LLC, 13533 Ashlyn Lane, residence, erect,...

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8 tips for a successful home renovation

Thinking of remodeling your home? Follow these eight remodeling tips to help minimize hassles during a renovation: Create a...

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Red Dirt Music finds a place in south OKC

Cory Moon took off from home with his Red Dirt Music dream and hit the road — to 12203 S Pennsylvania Ave. Red Dirt Music...

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Holt: Voters will weigh in on regional transit, eventually

Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt joined The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer during Friday's OKC Central live chat. You can join Steve...

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Grandma is moving in sooner than expected as demand increases for homes for the generations.

THE VILLAGE — The coronavirus hasn't just kept people at home and spurred many to buy a new home — it's bringing Grandma to the...

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Record home sales defy exclamation

EDMOND — Wow, oooh, ahh, yeah and (choose your own exclamation), or, as Brian Preston put it, "What a year" it was for home...

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Learn about OKC home repair programs during virtual town hall

Grants and loans offered by the city of Oklahoma City to homeowners and residents interested in owning a home will be explained...

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Recap: OKC Central Live Chat with Steve Lackmeyer and OKC Mayor David Holt

Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt joined The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer during this morning's OKC Central live chat. See below...

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Bricktown hit hard by pandemic, but new restaurants are coming

Life is set to return to the heart of Bricktown following the closings of several long-time anchors. The warehouse district...

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OKC mayor counsels vigilance, says his father is recovering from COVID-19 after 11 days in ICU

Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt said Thursday that his father was recovering after spending 11 days in intensive care at the OU...

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COVID continues to change Oklahoma's 2021 event calendar

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum announced today that it is postponing its 60th anniversary Western Heritage...

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Vaccine supply expected to increase in Oklahoma; pharmacies to begin vaccinations

COVID-19 vaccine supplies are expected to increase about 5% next week in Oklahoma. The 5% increase is in addition to an...

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I-235/I-44 junction racing toward fall finish with opening of second flyover

The second of two Dallas-style flyover ramps connecting Interstate 235 and Interstate 44 opens Thursday with reconstruction of...

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These 5 Oklahoma companies need employees

Goodwill Industries of Central Oklahoma will host a career fair from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Goodwill Job Connection...

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Lawsuit seeks OKC police body-cam footage in teenager's shooting death

An attorney for the mother of 15-year-old Stavian Rodriguez wrote in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that the city is violating state...

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#ThrowbackThursday: Leading the march

We are running a #ThrowbackThursday image each week, showcasing Oklahoma’s history. Be sure to follow us on Twitter...

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Do you have suggestions for the Edmond Veterans Memorial design?

EDMOND — Edmond residents are being asked to complete a survey, providing comments and suggestions for the creation of the...

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Achievers: Independence Charter Middle School adds new Governance Board member

Independence Charter Middle School has added Tony Franklin, president and owner of Liaison Tech Operations, as a new Governance...

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Oklahoma Historical Society to celebrate The Chronicles of Oklahoma centennial

In January 2021, the Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) will celebrate the centennial of one of its cornerstone programs: The...

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What would your DNA reveal?

The Oklahoma Home and Community Education Genealogy group will host a presentation on “The Wonders of DNA” at 10 a.m. Feb. 17...

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Class reunions are being planned for 2021

Editor's note: In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, venues and businesses might be temporarily closed. Please confirm...

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Your 50th wedding anniversary is worth celebrating with The Oklahoman's readers

Go to Oklahoman.com/life/weddings to view Oklahoma couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage. Publication of anniversary...

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Harding Charter Preparatory High School hosting Prospective Parent Night

Harding Charter Preparatory High School will host a Prospective Parent Night at 7 p.m. Thursday at the school, 1301 NE 101. The...

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Achievers: Harding Charter Prep awards scholarships to three grads

Three Harding Charter Preparatory High School graduates were recently awarded $5,000 each as recipients of Clyde Riggs Life is...

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Adopt a pet: She wants to be your valentine

Editor's note: Please contact area shelters before visiting. Some shelters may be closed, have adjusted hours of operation or...

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COVID keeps shifting Oklahoma event plans - here's the latest on Heard on Hurd and Chocolate Decadence

The rollout of the coronavirus vaccine, though, isn't going to be able to save all the Oklahoma events we know and love.

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Some OKC council members take COVID-19 vaccine; others defer

Nobody could fault Larry McAtee, despite his ardent opposition to a mask ordinance, for taking the COVID-19 vaccine. The...

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There is an art to opening a Champagne bottle

QUESTION: Is there an art to opening a bottle of wine or Champagne in front of party guests without having the cork hit the...

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With COVID-19 pandemic lingering, OKC theaters continue to adapt their storytelling options

How Lyric Theatre, Carpenter Square Theatre and 3rd Act Theatre Company are continuing to pivot through the pandemic.

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Costco savings: Office space for the bulk retailer helped keep the OKC office market from tanking

Oklahoma City has another reason to love Costco: If not for the warehouse club's purchase of the former Hertz Corp. office...

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Deaths underscore urgency of vaccination effort for Oklahoma City employees

Hundreds of firefighters and police officers have received the second of the two COVID-19 shots as the city of Oklahoma City...

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Marni Jameson: Take your lighting fixtures from builder grade to custom

Homes are like so many aspects of life. If you choose to not see what you don’t want to see, it’s easier, and often, less...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Jan. 30, 2021

• JMA Architects LLC, 2320 NW 10, business, erect, $3,400,000. • Bockus Payne Architecture, 7301 W Reno Ave., school, remodel,...

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OKC metro Realtors give thousands to state housing foundation

MLSOK Inc., a subsidiary of the Oklahoma City Metro Association of Realtors, has donated $42,250 to the Oklahoma Housing...

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Laughlin: Want to be a shear genius? Here are some landscape pruning tips

Most of your landscape pruning chores, with a few exceptions, should be done from now until early in March. You may have chosen...

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Oklahoma Association of Realtors names officers, directors

The Oklahoma Association of Realtors announces 2021 officers and directors. “The Oklahoma real estate industry is fortunate to...

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Check out The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Jan. 30, 2021, a luxuty condo in Midtown Oklahoma City

The Listing of the Week is a luxury condo at 701 Hudson in Midtown. The 1,700-square-foot, ground-floor home at 701 N Hudson...

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How to make your home a sanctuary even if COVID-19 arrives on your doorstep

Winter has brought with it a resurgence in COVID-19 cases, and while the rollout of preventive vaccines has begun, the...

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OKC agent spotlighted in Top Agent Magazine

Britta Thrift, a real estate agent with Engel & Völkers Oklahoma City, 1138 N Robinson Ave., and a specialist in historic...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Jan. 30, 2021

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $72 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Remodel and Landscape Show set for this weekend at OKC Fairgrounds

The Oklahoma City Spring Remodel & Landscape Show will be Friday-Sunday at the OKC Fairgrounds. With the coronavirus...

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OKC homebuilders will bring ideas back 'from' the International Builders Show, as usual, even though it's online this year, which is not

Homebuilders aren't going on their usual middle-of-winter excursion to the International Builders Show, but they'll still be...

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Here's some good news about retail in Oklahoma

Wherever you go, a smart person once said — or maybe a smart aleck once cracked — there you are, so be smart, get cracking and...

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The country is close to running out of houses

Imagine zero houses for sale. You have to imagine it. The market will not allow the housing inventory to fall to zero. Before...

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Oklahoma City garden events calendar from The Oklahoman for Jan. 30, 2021

To submit items, send an email to Richard Mize at rmize@oklahoman.com. In the subject line, put "Garden calendar.” Please...

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Scissortail Park 7-ton sculpture to be 'light as a feather'

A sculpture long planned for Scissortail Park is set to be “light as a feather” after artists agreed with the city to scrap the...

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Oklahoma City asks Supreme Court to review 2015 panhandling ordinance

A controversial Oklahoma City panhandling ordinance thrown out by a Denver court would have “withstood constitutional scrutiny”...

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Oklahoma County gets second chance to spend $5 million from CARES Act

Oklahoma County officials almost lapsed roughly $5 million in federal COVID-19 relief funding last year until an extension to...

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#ThrowbackThursday: Want some advice? 'Dear Abby' has been giving it for 65 years

We are running a #ThrowbackThursday image each week, showcasing Oklahoma’s history. Be sure to follow us on Twitter...

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Escapee was gone for an hour before Oklahoma County jail let police know

Convicted kidnapper Jesus Rubio was supposed to be on his way to prison Wednesday morning to begin a 30-year sentence for...

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Community rallies to save OKC's only Black-owned bookstore

Oklahoma City’s only Black-owned bookstore is in a fight to survive the economic turmoil triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic....

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Meet the candidates vying to lead OKC school board

A primary election for the head of the Oklahoma City School Board features an incumbent and two challengers with school board...

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Achievers: OKC residents medal at School for the Blind Cane Quest contest

Three Oklahoma City residents recently earned medals at Oklahoma School for the Blind’s eighth Oklahoma Regional Cane Quest...

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COVID-19 vaccine pod held at a northeast OKC church was aimed at equitable distribution

The Rev. Derrick Scobey and his congregation at Ebenezer Baptist Church got to work soon after they learned that their church...

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Share your 50th wedding anniversary with The Oklahoman

Go to Oklahoman.com/life/weddings to view Oklahoma couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage. Publication of anniversary...

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Adopt a pet: They just need a loving family

Editor's note: Please contact area shelters before visiting. Some shelters may be closed, have adjusted hours of operation or...

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Get ready for your 2021 class reunion

Editor's note: In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, venues and businesses might be temporarily closed. Please confirm...

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Oklahoma City Animal Welfare has banner year despite pandemic

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Oklahoma City Animal Welfare had a recordbreaking year. In 2017, Oklahoma City Animal Welfare...

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Authorities release names of suspect, OKC officer involved in weekend shootout

Oklahoma City police have identified the officer and suspect involved in a weekend shootout. Police responding to a domestic...

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OKC-County Health Department hoping to help city's Spanish-speaking community get COVID vaccine

Most of the Latinos who talk with Carla Ponce tell her they are excited about the COVID-19 vaccine. Ponce, a bilingual...

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Festival of the Arts returning to downtown OKC this summer

Downtown Oklahoma City's long-running Festival of the Arts will return this year after it was canceled in 2020 due to the...

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OKC schools set target date for staff vaccinations

COVID-19 vaccines for Oklahoma City Public Schools staff could become available Feb. 12, though in a limited capacity....

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How campaign cash is flowing in OKC council races

Who's up, who's down financially Several of the 18 candidates running for Oklahoma City Council in the Feb. 9 primaries entered...

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Amid COVID vaccine skepticism, here's how Black doctors in OKC are working to gain trust with their Black patients

"I'm not going to be a guinea pig." Dr. Angela Hawkins heard this refrain more than a few times as she discussed the COVID-19...

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Who's up, who's down: How campaign cash is flowing in Oklahoma City Council races

More campaign finance reporting deadlines are coming up in the next week.

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Sales tax receipts show Oklahoma City's marijuana business is doing better than ever

Revenue collected by the city more than doubled in 2020.

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Pretty paper can be proper for party, but size matters

QUESTION: Is it OK to use dinner-sized paper napkins when I am entertaining in my home? How about cocktail napkins? CALLIE’S...

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New Oklahoma City Omni opens Tuesday with an eye on 'staycations' while convention business rebounds

Oklahoma City’s largest hotel, the Omni, opens Tuesday with the task of drawing locals while the convention market recovers...

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Saying Good Bye - Helen Ford Wallace

Editor’s Note: Most of the photos on these pages and in the photo gallery were taken before the year 2020 and masking...

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Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt forms campaign committee for 2022 re-election bid

Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt this week registered a campaign committee for his re-election bid. He filed a statement of...

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Moesel: It's time to dig into your garden plans

We have been blessed with some nice sunny winter days, and many folks are starting to get the urge to start gardening. This is...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Jan. 23, 2021

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $62 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Does it make sense to pay off your mortgage early?

When you own a home, the thought of a mortgage hanging over your head for decades can be daunting for many people — and it’s...

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Oklahoma City building permits for Jan. 23, 2021

• Landmark Fine Homes LP, 15200 S May Ave., residence, erect, $1,500,000. • Tim Hughes Custom Homes LLC, 14616 Cascade Drive,...

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Garden events calendar from The Oklahoman for Jan. 23, 2021

To submit items, send an email to Richard Mize at rmize@oklahoman.com. In the subject line, put "Garden calendar.” Please...

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Oklahoma Home Builders Association names new officers

The Oklahoma Home Builders Association has selected Jim Schuff, co-owner of Vesta Homes, as 2021 president. Other officers are...

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Landscape, hardscape, escape to Edmond for The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Jan. 23, 2021

The Listing of the Week is a two-story home with a pool and meticulous landscaping and hardscaping, front and back, in Edmond's...

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Here are some healthy, safe and affordable home cleaning tips

When it comes to keeping your home healthy, safe and clean, it’s all about balance. Using the following tips, you can make 2021...

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REIT quietly buys Guthrie, OK, self-storage, and more commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for Jan. 23, 2021

GUTHRIE — A real estate investment trust has bought Always Storage, an 801-unit self-storage property in Guthrie, paying...

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Retail rocks and hard places: Coronavirus has OKC stores, eateries, venues caught in some middles

Not surprisingly, there were no specific teasers in Price Edwards & Co.'s year-end retail property report — no Costco is...

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OKC schools confirm middle, high school reopening

It's confirmed: Oklahoma City Public Schools will reopen middle and high schools the week of Feb. 1. This has long been the...

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Late 2021 will put 'a bullet in the head of bad retailers,' OKC realty firm says in 2020 year-end report

When a real estate summary starts with a cry out to God, it's a dire report. "Thank God for the end of 2020. Nearly 12,000...

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Social distancing or not, the Oklahoma City Spring Remodel & Landscape Show could be packed

So many people are so ready to get out of the house, and with stay-at-home improvements all the rage, the Oklahoma City Spring...

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Biden extends federal eviction moratorium; Oklahoma County applies for rental assistance

On his first day in office, President Joe Biden signed an executive order requesting that federal eviction protections be...

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Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt forms campaign committee for 2022 re-election bid

The mayor's 2018 committee transferred leftover cash to the re-election effort.

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Recap: OKC Central Live Chat with Steve Lackmeyer

The chat kicks off at 9:30 a.m. but feel free to submit questions now!

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WEEK AHEAD for Jan. 22, 2021

WALK THIS RAY Dallas songwriter Joshua Ray Walker’s streaming pay-per-view concert premieres at 8 p.m. Friday via Tulsa’s...

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In response to COVID, Flaming Lips on the verge of playing 'the World's First Space Bubble Concerts' in OKC

From California's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival to various Oklahoma City stages for hometown New Year's Eve...

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Shade structures to light way for convention visitors

Shade structures that will light up at night are being installed along a walkway that runs between the new Oklahoma City...

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Oklahoma's burgeoning film industry will be spotlighted at prestigious film fest

For the fourth consecutive year, a movie filmed primarily in Oklahoma will make its world premiere at the Sundance Film...

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In OKC, residents express hope, doubt after Biden inauguration

As Joe Biden promised in his Wednesday inauguration to be a president for all Americans and not just those who voted him into...

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Oklahoma leaders from both parties hail peaceful inauguration, urge cooperation

Oklahoma members of Congress congratulated President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday and hailed the...

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Skydance bridge in Oklahoma City glows red, white and blue, honoring inauguration

Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt congratulated President Joseph Biden on his inauguration Wednesday and said on Twitter that...

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Omni ready to add four new places for downtown diners

The new Omni Oklahoma City Hotel next to Scissortail Park opens its 605-guest room convention center on Jan. 26, promising...

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Achievers: OKC student receives scholarship

Reece Graham, of Oklahoma City, has been awarded an academic scholarship to Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri, and...

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Mustang educator who helped design remodeled classroom gets a surprise

A Mustang Creek Elementary School teacher and her students are enjoying a surprise classroom makeover thanks to True Sky Credit...

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When is your class reunion?

Editor's note: In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, venues and businesses might be temporarily closed. Please confirm...

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Supply limiting number of local COVID vaccinations

Thousands more residents could be getting COVID-19 shots if public health officials' requests for vaccine were being met, the...

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OKC Archdiocese priest dies of COVID in India

An Archdiocese of Oklahoma City priest has died of COVID-19. The Rev. Philip Louis, pastor of St. Matthew's Catholic Church in...

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Adopt a pet: Someone special is waiting to meet your family

Editor's note: Please contact area shelters before visiting. Some shelters may be closed, have adjusted hours of operation or...

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Share your 50th wedding anniversary announcement

Go to Oklahoman.com/life/weddings to view Oklahoma couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage. Publication of anniversary...

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Achievers: South OKC Chamber of Commerce announces TEAM South Class XIII

The South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce has announced members of TEAM South Class XIII.

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Achievers: Four OKC Boy Scouts earn Eagle Scout rank

Jacob Love, Samuel Shadid, Hank Garrett and Daniel Yeaman, of Troop 4, were presented their Eagle Scout badges during a 2020...

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Downtown Renaissance Hotel flag set to travel one block east

The Renaissance Hotel flag is set to travel one block east as the former host is turned into a Wyndham Grand and the new...

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In time for MLK Day, a new OKC interdisciplinary art exhibit showcases Black resilience

The exhibit is on view free to view at the Crystal Bridge Conservatory in the Myriad Botanical Gardens.

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OKC window tinting shop rolls up national franchise

A couple of years ago, Greg Goodman realized the auto window tinting business he'd been in for 30-plus years was not all it was...

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Shalynne Jackson named city of Oklahoma City's first diversity officer

Shalynne Jackson, a University of Oklahoma graduate, has been named the city of Oklahoma City's first Chief Diversity and...

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Oklahoma City's new overnight winter shelter opens, will be 'literally lifesaving'

For the last few months of winter, people experiencing unsheltered homelessness in Oklahoma City will be able to stay in a new...

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When teasing goes too far

QUESTION: Is it proper to tease people? Should you know their insecurities before you throw out a teasing remark? Sometimes...

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Downtown tract could be developed for MAPS 4 Diversion Hub

Philanthropist Sue Ann Arnall intends to donate a 1.6-acre tract downtown for the MAPS 4 Diversion Hub, a gift that could be...

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Rep. Stephanie Bice on US Capitol riot: 'There's a lot of blame to go around'

Last weekend, home in Oklahoma after her first week in Congress, Republican Rep. Stephanie Bice heard from one of her...