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Street by convention center to be named for Cornett

A street adjacent to the new Oklahoma City Convention Center is to be named Mick Cornett Drive after the former mayor. The city...

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Demonstrators protest 'oppressive' behavior along 39th Street in Oklahoma City

Dozens of activists, entertainers and supporters gathered along NW 39th Street in Oklahoma City Friday night to protest what...

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Local vigil honoring Breonna Taylor a call for justice, community

On a night when demonstrations in response to the Breonna Taylor case in Louisville, Kentucky, emerged nationwide, a...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Alert Level Yellow declared at Oklahoma City Fire Department

Most of those off work are in quarantine and are not infected.

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Oklahoma City Parties! Helen Ford Wallace

RESCHEDULING THE BALL Beaux Arts Ball update: Aimee Harlow, ball chairman, announced that the 75th Anniversary Beaux Arts Ball...

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Spending money: OKC real estate funds rack up capital

Two Oklahoma City-based investment firms closed record-setting, multimillion-dollar real estate funds to acquire commercial...

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Downtown OKC's Scissortail Park celebrating first anniversary today with John Fullbright concert, afternoon activities

Festivities will begin at 2 p.m. on the Love’s Travel Stops Stage and Great Lawn and include live mural painting, a birthday...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Sept. 26, 2020

CMSWillowbrook Inc.: 6161 N Western Ave., apartment, erect, $16,207,490. CMSWillowbrook Inc.: 6161 N Western Ave., apartment,...

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Oklahoma City-area garden events calendar from The Oklahoman for Sept. 26, 2020

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 Foundation raises funds for children's charities

Nearly 40 companies gave discounts or donated materials, but just one built the 2020 House of Hope for the Parade of Homes Fall...

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Marni Jameson: There’s gold in them tractors

Nokomis is a small town in South Central Illinois with a population just over 2,000. Unassuming though it may seem, Nokomis...

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Tribes spend pandemic aid on projects, jobs, services

Tribes across Oklahoma are pumping millions back into the economy with CARES Act allocations being used to build emergency...

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Mize: Does anybody really know what coronatime it is?

She Who Is My Wife, who has years of experience as a journalist's spouse, has a name for this kind of report: "Situation...

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Winning entries in the Parade of Homes Fall Classic

The Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association reports these winning entries in the Parade of Homes Fall Classic, listed by...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Sept. 26, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $31 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Hot Property: 'SNL' vet Will Forte brings Santa Monica Craftsman to market

LOS ANGELES — Every Hollywood idea has to start somewhere, whether it's scribbled on cocktail napkins, pecked out on a vintage...

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In the garden, it's time to divide now to conquer later

The mild weather we have in early fall presents the perfect chance to divide some of your favorite perennial flowers and move...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Sept. 26, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a home in Goldsby with an open-concept floor plan ready for entertaining. The 3,816-square-foot home...

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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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Artist collective Factory Obscura lights up downtown OKC with mobile attraction Downtown Starlight

Since debuting its latest artistic creation last month at the Scissortail Park Night Market, Factory Obscura has been using the...

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Triple X Road to be restored after years of safety concerns

Oklahoma County commissioners accepted a federal grant this week that will fund riverbank repairs and restore Triple X Road,...

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State board of education requests $3.18 billion budget

A $3.18 billion budget request for Oklahoma’s public schools would restore funding but still falls short of education needs,...

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Girl killed, family injured in OKC house explosion

Officials believe a faulty propane system caused a northeast Oklahoma City home to explode Thursday, leaving one girl dead and...

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Voter-approved police-fire training center moves ahead in Oklahoma City

The complex will be the new headquarters for police and fire academies.

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Theater review: Lyric Theatre puts on entertaining outdoor shows with 'Lyric Kids’ Clubhouse Cabaret' and 'Lyric’s Moonlight Cabaret' at downtown OKC's...

Among the first professional theaters in the country to resume live performances, Lyric is strictly limiting capacity,...

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1 dead, 3 injured in Oklahoma City house explosion

The Oklahoma City Fire Department is reporting via Twitter that a house exploded in north Oklahoma City.

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Marijuana sales tax revenues multiply in Oklahoma City

Collections are up 38% with three months left in the year.

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Food in a desert: new grocer set to ease east side grocery woes

East Oklahoma City will see a supermarket return to the community as construction begins next month on a new Homeland. A...

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Eastside OKC Homeland deal rivals complexity of Skirvin restoration

The impending construction of a Homeland grocery store on the east side of Oklahoma City is the culmination of a years-long...

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Southwest OKC meth bust leads to federal prison for woman arrested two months after state prison stay

A woman released from state prison after serving time on drug charges was sentenced this week to federal prison for operating a...

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Science Museum Oklahoma partners with OKC Parks Department for Tinker in the Parks Sept. 26

Tinker in the Parks, an afternoon of exploring creativity, collaboration and community with outdoor tinkering activities, will...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

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Two steal truck at 7-Eleven, drive to another 7-Eleven, Edmond police say

EDMOND — Two people were in custody Tuesday, accused of stealing a truck from a 7-Eleven in Edmond. Police responded to a 911...

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Machete-wielding man says this is his country, cuts motel manager, police report

A manager of a south Oklahoma City motel known for high volumes of emergency calls was injured Monday when a man struck him in...

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Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

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

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Prevention and Recovery in the Park to spread hope, awareness

The public is invited to celebrate recovery, remember those lost to overdose, and spread hope and awareness by participating in...

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Citizens not entitled to receive public records by email, judge rules

A Custer County judge says Oklahoma's Open Records Act needs a legislative fix to account for modern communication styles, i.e....

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Animal Welfare working to create humane community one case at a time

We’ve had a successful summer at Oklahoma City Animal Welfare despite the challenges of the pandemic. Throughout the entire...

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Latino nonprofit to host virtual awards event Wednesday

The Latino Community Development Agency will host its 29th annual recognition and awards event in a virtual format at 11 a.m....

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OMRF to host virtual estate planning seminar

The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation will offer a virtual estate planning seminar for attorneys, CPAs, certified financial...

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The Oklahoma Hall of Fame has selected 71 Oklahoma high school students from 41 high schools statewide to serve on its 2020...

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Potential jail improvement projects discussed at Oklahoma County Jail Trust meeting

Details are slowly emerging on the Oklahoma County Jail Trust’s plans for spending the millions of dollars it received from the...

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Jail trust: ICE officers nearly removed from Oklahoma County jail

Officers from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency were nearly prohibited from working inside the Oklahoma...

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Uh, excuse me!

QUESTION: When I talk in a group setting, I am constantly interrupted. It is annoying. Are people just so rude that they must...

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Marijuana sales tax revenues grow greener in OKC

Marijuana sales tax revenues multiply Marijuana sales tax revenues more than doubled in July from the same month a year earlier...

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Horn, Bice stake out opposition positions on health insurance

In the state with the 2nd highest rate of uninsured people, U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn and her Republican challenger, state Sen....

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Oklahoma City Events! Helen Ford Wallace

GRAND OPENING Cause to celebrate: Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma celebrated the opening of Camp Trivera, a $12 million STEM camp...

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Here's how much home staging costs — and when it's worth it

If you're selling your home, you know it should be clean and clutter-free, along with photogenic. Home staging can help...

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Marni Jameson: Home makeover sparks fast sale, new lifestyle

Talk about a no-win situation. My stepson, Brett, and his wife, Tara, put a down payment on a new house. The place has more...

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Tips for healthy, sustainable outdoor dining

The fall season is the ideal time of year to dine outdoors. To create a healthy and sustainable outdoor dining experience,...

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Eco-friendly home cleaning hacks

With families spending more time at home, messes are on repeat and cleanups often are an hourly routine. At the same time, many...

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Ideal Homes adds to name, management

Ideal Homes and Neighborhoods, based in Norman, has named Zack Roach, vice president of development, to its senior management...

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Oklahoma City building permits

Lingo Construction Services: 6501 N Classen Blvd., shell building, erect, $6,600,000. Apollo Building Systems Inc.: 12201...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Sept. 19, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a Dallas-style luxury smart home with self-cleaning pool and premier amenities on 2.09 acres in...

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Oklahoma City-area garden events calendar from The Oklahoman for Sept. 19, 2020

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 County property sales

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $49 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Hot Property: James Cameron seeks a titanic haul for Malibu compound

LOS ANGELES — Oscar-winning director James Cameron is eyeing a blockbuster sale in Malibu. His prized compound, a collection of...

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Rooms with views: Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association donors chip in for Project House in Parade of Homes Fall Classic

What's striking about the Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association's Project House in the Parade of Homes Fall Classic isn't...

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OKC Central Chat with Steve Lackmeyer

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer chats about Oklahoma City issues Friday mornings.

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Update with arrest: dead man hidden in toolbox, OKC police say

A toolbox in south Oklahoma City was used to hide a dead man, authorities said Wednesday. Around 11:50 a.m., police were called...

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Baby in backseat during high-speed police pursuit after south OKC bank scam, authorities say

After allegedly trying to pass a stolen check then taking police on a high-speed pursuit through south Oklahoma City on...

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Man eats food off customers' plates, exposes himself to OKC diner staff, police say

Just after midnight Wednesday, a man walked into Mama Lou’s 24/7 diner in south Oklahoma City, ate food off customers’ plates...

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Interviews and images: OKC's Civic Center Music Hall to undergo major renovations

Originally envisioned as part of the original 1993 Metropolitan Area Projects but ultimately left out, the Freede Little...

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TAKING THE STAGE: Civic Center's historic Freede Little Theatre to get full remodel

Donald Jordan was directing Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre's 2007 production of "Moonlight and Magnolias" when the ceiling...

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Construction set to begin on new apartments adjacent to Omni Hotel, across from Chesapeake Energy Arena

Boulevard Place, a mix of housing and retail, is set for a construction start by next spring as design work proceeds on the...

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Oklahoma City Council seeks policing reforms consultant

A consultant will be hired to assist two groups tasked with recommending policing reforms to the Oklahoma City Council....

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#ThrowbackThursday: Until next year, farewell to the state fair

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

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Oklahoma City Council seeks policing reforms consultant

Mayor's task force and city manager's working group are working on having reports together by spring.

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House approves bill to rename OKC post office for civil rights pioneer Clara Luper

The U.S. House approved legislation Monday to rename the downtown post office in Oklahoma City after civil rights pioneer Clara...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma History Center to host virtual Smithsonian program

The Oklahoma History Center will host a virtual Smithsonian program, “We Are All Connected: Saving Species and Preventing...

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Harding Charter Prep sees record enrollment as it navigates pandemic

With a record-breaking enrollment of over 530 students, beginning a school year during a pandemic to meet the needs of all...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

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Deadline to apply for innovative educator award is Sept. 25

Oklahoma's Electric Cooperatives and the K20 Center are seeking innovative Oklahoma educators to apply for the SKIE (Supporting...

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Couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage

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

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Horn pushes compromise relief package

U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn helped launch a bipartisan proposal Tuesday to provide more direct assistance, unemployment aid and other...

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OKC students to return to schools in October

Oklahoma City Public Schools’ youngest students could return to face-to-face classes in October. The district announced Tuesday...

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OKC City Council approves marketing Cox Convention Center as a film studio

Downtown is set to get tested as a new film production hub after the Oklahoma City Council unanimously approved an agreement...

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Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

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OKC schools plan dates for in-person return to classes

Oklahoma City Public Schools is charting a path back to the classroom. Superintendent Sean McDaniel presented a Return to...

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In custody: OKC police say Bricktown fatal shooting suspect caught Tuesday afternoon

Oklahoma City police say a suspect wanted in connection with a deadly Bricktown shooting was in custody Tuesday afternoon....

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OKC man tries to broker weapons for Mexican gang, gets federal prison time

An Oklahoma City man has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison for trying to broker weapons for a Mexican street gang...

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Speaker to discuss messages that drive behavior change on Sept. 16

Communication professional Jeffrey Jordan believes anyone can learn how to use storytelling to help audiences change health...

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Oklahoma City reports city manager has tested positive for COVID-19

City Manager Craig Freeman tested positive for COVID-19 and was in quarantine Monday, the city of Oklahoma City said. "The...

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Several NE OKC churches open as virtual hubs for students

Several churches in northeast Oklahoma City haven't reopened for in-person worship since the pandemic shutdown in March....

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma City mask giveaways a success, more planned this weekend

Public health officials gave away almost 50,000 masks over the weekend at events sponsored by the city of Oklahoma City. More...

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Oklahoma City reports city manager has tested positive for COVID-19

Craig Freeman began feeling ill over the weekend.

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Rottweiler shot dead by OKC police after call about dagger attack, marijuana argument

A roommate dispute over marijuana devolved into an alleged knife attack, and a Rottweiler shot dead by police, authorities...

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Deadly shooting in Bricktown, police seek witnesses

Police are seeking witnesses to a deadly shooting early Sunday in Bricktown. Around 12:40 a.m., police responded to a shooting...

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It's best to show appreciation when receiving a gift

QUESTION: My aunt gave me a box of candy for my birthday although she knows I really need to lose 25 pounds for health reasons....

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OKC Civic Life for Monday, Sept. 14, 2020

Calendar: Voter countdown • For voters who sign up, absentee ballots for the Nov. 3 election will be mailed out the first week...

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Profit cap no longer a 'side deal' at EMSA

A whistleblower's assessment of past misdeeds could be worth more than $16 million to EMSA, Oklahoma City's public ambulance...

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Oklahoma City Parties! Helen Ford Wallace

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SALLY Birthday party: A group of friends celebrated Sally Blake’s 74th birthday with a party in her home. They...

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Lights, camera, action? City to consider conversion of Cox Convention Center for movie, TV production

The Cox Convention Center could be converted into a movie and television production studio as part of an agreement being...

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Tips for fueling up for outdoor fall chores

Along with the fall season comes a range of outdoor chores for homeowners, from clearing trees and branches after wicked...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Sept. 12, 2020

Graig & Streight Orthodontics: 12100 S Western Ave., medical clinic-office, erect, $850,000. P I 2 D LP: 12100 S Western...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Sept. 12, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a "move-in ready," two-story, brick house with pool with diving board and sundeck on 0.57 acre in...

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Oklahoma City-area garden events calendar from the Oklahoman for Sept. 12, 2020

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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Hot Property: No futuristic setting here

LOS ANGELES — Actress-producer Cynthia Sikes Yorkin, who helmed the "Blade Runner 2049" sequel, has put her home in Bel-Air on...

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Marni Jameson: Survival tips for when coronavirus sends college kids homee

Last fall. Rachel Prull was reveling in her newfound freedom. A college freshman at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at...

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Oklahoma City's Will Rogers Gardens is looking for new 'Friends'

Get acquainted with the Friends of Will Rogers Gardens Foundation at the park named for Oklahoma's favorite son from 5 to 8...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Sept. 12, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $47 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for Sept. 12, 2020

Chinowth & Cohen acquires Churchill-Brown & Associates Tulsa's Chinowth & Cohen Realtors has acquired...

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for Sept. 12, 2020

NAI Sullivan Group reports these real estate transactions: • NNBC III Real Estate LLC paid $623,000 to the the Buddy A. Shadid...

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Analysis: Eviction moratorium will compound problems, housing industry leaders say

It's hard to hear it above the din, but the renter eviction moratorium has housing trade groups and nonprofits sounding an...

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Jim Couch, former city manager, named to Oklahoma City Water Utilities Trust

Tribal water issues are the topic of a virtual conference next week.

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5 historic OKC buildings once hidden but brought back to life

Like cities across the country, Oklahoma City showed little interest in historic preservation in the 1960s. Hundreds of...

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OKC ambulance service dispute spills over into court

Oklahoma City's ambulance service, EMSA, filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking more than $16 million it claims is owed by the...

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#ThrowbackThursday: Parents join kids on crosstown bus ride

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

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

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Speaker to share search for ancestral cemetery during genealogy meeting

What if the location of an old cemetery was lost to history, along with the ancestral families buried there? When Sydney...

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Metro Tech Board of Education officers reelected

Metro Tech Board of Education officers recently were reelected and will serve the 2020-21 school year. Gaining reelection were...

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Couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage

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

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Metro Tech employees recently received awards and recognition for their commitment to career and technical education during...

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Genealogist to discuss researching Native American heritage

The Oklahoma Genealogical Society will host the webinar program “Native American Genealogy & Research” from 6 to 7:30 p.m....

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Valeria Carreno, an Edmond North High School graduate, is this year’s recipient of the Paycom Software Inc. (NYSE:PAYC) Barry...

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Matthew Edward Phillips, 15, of Jones, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank within the Boy Scouts of America...

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Spending in OKC stronger than expected, sales tax results show

A better-than-expected economic rebound led Oklahoma City's city manager to lift the city's hiring freeze Tuesday. While sales...

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SandRidge closes deal to sell landmark tower, but future office location still in question

SandRidge Energy banked about $35.4 million through the sale of its corporate tower and associated annex to the state of...

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Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

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

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OKC has free landfill day Sept. 12

Oklahoma City trash, recycling and bulky trash customers who need to get rid of extra junk or landscape debris can take...

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Philanthropist Jose Freede dies at 93

Longtime philanthropist and Oklahoma City resident Jose Freede, 93, died Thursday after a short illness. Freede was a native...

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Follow current weather conditions in Oklahoma

Follow current weather conditions from around the state.

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Breanna Robison, of Oklahoma City, and Lilly Hennen, of Shawnee, will appear in the bright lights of Broadway on Saturday as...

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'Mask Up OKC' giveaways planned

Look for city-sponsored drive-thru mask giveaways on two upcoming Saturday mornings, Sept. 12 and 19, to encourage COVID-19...

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Tread lightly with opinions on friend's boyfriend

QUESTION: My good friend is going out with a man who I don’t think is right for her. Should I tell her how I feel? We have been...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Lyric Theatre takes shows outdoors at Myriad Gardens with 'Lyric Kids’ Clubhouse Cabaret' and 'Lyric’s Moonlight Cabaret'

The nonprofit theater is taking musical programming for both adults and youngsters to downtown Oklahoma City with the Sept....

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Oklahoma City Events! Helen Ford Wallace

INASMUCH FOUNDATION/CRYSTAL BRIDGE Special announcement: An announcement was made on the north end of the Crystal Bridge...

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COVID-19 leaves its mark on history and the Oklahoma City/County Historical Society

It’s taken me until now to write this. It was no secret. I just didn’t have the heart. He was the first person I personally...

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OKC's Classen Inn reopens as an interactive, "funky" destination

Since opening on Aug. 14, the reopened 1963 motel has drawn more than three dozen Instagram posts by visitors attracted to the...

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Hobby greenhouses grow in popularity in central Oklahoma

It has been a joy to see so many new gardeners and to observe many other gardeners step up their game to do more vegetables and...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Sept. 5, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a new contemporary-style home with a pool and outdoor living area on 0.72 acre with views of the...

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Hot Property: Expectant parents John Legend, Chrissy Teigen eye big move in LA

LOS ANGELES — With a new baby on the way, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are getting their household in order. The Hollywood...

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Marni Jameson: The right color pop can make big impact for small price

When you’ve been writing about home design for as long as I have, certain expressions really begin to wear. Like “bring the...

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Lumber prices soar, but building still booms in Oklahoma City

Lumber is soaring, a product, and a consequence, of homebuilding's boom on cheap mortgage money during a housing shortage. With...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Sept. 5, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $32 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Oklahoma City-area garden events calendar from The Oklahoman for Sept. 5, 2020

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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Garden party set for Will Rogers Gardens in Oklahoma City

The Friends of Will Rogers Gardens Foundation will present the Garden Party With Friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 18 at Will...

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Steve Shoemaker named as president of Ideal Homes of Norman, Oklahoma

NORMAN — Ideal Homes has promoted Steve Shoemaker from vice president of sales and marketing to president of Ideal Homes....

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Sept. 5, 2020

Trails End Homes Inc.: 15500 SE 71, residence, erect, $560,000. Clyde Riggs Construction: 4916 N May Ave., retail sales,...

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Concrete is no barrier: He turned his patio into a model edible community garden

LOS ANGELES — Ken Sparks is a sentimental gardener. The Ohio native's East L.A. garden is filled with more than 50 types of...

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for Sept. 5, 2020

CBRE reports these real estate transactions: • Li’s Garden leased 11,392 square feet of industrial space from John R. Colbert...

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Identification, enrollment no longer needed for free OKC school meals

A free meal program from Oklahoma City Public Schools is once again open to any child, no identification or proof of enrollment...

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Retail risk: Pandemic-related closures in OKC scatter investors

Store and restaurant shutdowns in response to the coronavirus — and permanent closings for some — slammed demand for retail...

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Weekly festivals to include closing of NW 16 on Saturdays

Plaza District, a popular arts district west of downtown, will close NW 16 between Indiana and Gatewood avenues each Saturday...

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Kendra Horn opposes congressional term limits; Stephanie Bice backs constitutional amendment

U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn said this week she opposes term limits for members of Congress, putting her at odds with Republican...

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MAPS 4 board members: State Fair Arena's 'Big House' nickname is racist

MAPS 4 Citizens Advisory Board members said Thursday the nickname of State Fair Arena, the "Big House," is racist and should be...

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Humphreys Capital leadership changes announced

Kirk Humphreys, founder of Humphreys Capital, announced Tuesday a leadership transition that promotes his two sons, Blair...

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#ThrowbackThursday: Pasta part of past

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

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Two decades of eyesores at Western and Memorial coming to an end

A former Sonic Drive In boarded up for the past decade along Memorial Road is being torn down today following complaints to...

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Word Balloons: Comic creators take spotlight in OKC art show

Oklahoma comic book creators can see their finished pages hanging in a gallery art show starting this weekend at The Paseo...

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Native artists Jeri Redcorn and Joseph Erb to create large-scale works for OKC's First Americans Museum

First Americans Museum is slated to open in September 2021, celebrating a shared history of America through the lens and...

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Achievers: Scholarships awarded

IBC Bank-Oklahoma recently announced the awarding of the A.R. Sanchez Memorial scholarship to several Oklahoma high school...

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Man believed dead after flood waters overtook vehicle

A man is believed to have drowned after his vehicle was swept off a flooded Oklahoma City street, authorities said Tuesday. The...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

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Achievers: Francis Tuttle instructor gets honor

Francis Tuttle Technology Center instructor Sherri Gleaves has been named Teacher of the Year by the Oklahoma Association for...

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OKC mask ordinance extended to Oct. 20

The Oklahoma City Council voted 7-2 Tuesday to extend the city's mask ordinance, effective immediately, until Oct. 20. Public...

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Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

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

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Achievers: Fellowship earned

Anna Delony, an Oklahoma City University alumna and graduate student, has been awarded an $8,500 fellowship from the Honor...

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Oklahoma City Council extends COVID-19 mask ordinance after public health officials say it is working

City council backed away from extension until Nov. 30 and likely will revisit the ordinance in about a month.

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Oklahoma Caring Vans to provide childhood immunizations

Oklahoma Caring Vans will be holding multiple clinics to provide immunizations required by Oklahoma law for enrollment in...

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'Forever memorable': OKC schools return with virtual first day

What a difference a year has made. Last year, Oklahoma City Public Schools began a new era with its first day of school. A...

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Federal court overturns OKC's panhandling ordinance

A federal court says the record in the challenge to a 2015 Oklahoma City ordinance "reveals troubling evidence of animus...

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Oklahoma City panhandling ordinance violates free-speech rights, federal appeals court rules

Originally passed in 2015, the measure was promoted as a traffic-median safety measure.

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Oklahoma County's CARES Act funding decision could have lasting ramifications

In early May, Oklahoma County commissioners were debating how to spend their recently acquired $47 million in CARES Act...

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OKC Civic Life for Monday, Aug. 31, 2020

Q&A: Charter vote Oklahoma City voters will decide on nine charter amendments Nov. 3. Do I care? Yes, if you think it's...

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Millions of dollars in revenue lost in canceled events

Every Oklahoma City Thunder home basketball game at Chesapeake Energy Arena produces an estimated $1.4 million in direct...

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Inappropriate jokes are a no-no

QUESTION: I have a friend who continues to email me what I consider inappropriate jokes that are politically motivated. Should...

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Oklahoma City Events! Helen Ford Wallace

CHECK YOUR MAIL Occasion: Membership committee members met recently to send out letters for the 2021 Juliette Low luncheon....

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Marni Jameson: Cozy minimalist offers simple seasonal decorating advice

Every so often in the world of home design you meet a refreshing pro who doesn’t take herself too seriously, who is not afraid...

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Hot Property: Hoss would be impressed with 'Bonanza' estate sale

LOS ANGELES — The scenic estate that served as a backdrop for the beloved TV Western "Bonanza," in the Lake Tahoe area, has...

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Lackmeyer: Union Station would make a good location for a John Rex expansion

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer visits with readers online about concerns and questions on Oklahoma City-related matters from...

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Oklahoma County property sales

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $65 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Laughlin: Some solutions for shade

As the trees in my landscape have matured, I am realizing, as it becomes apparent this time of the year, that I have more shade...

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In Oklahoma City, 'The Perfect House': Only a developer as seasoned as David Yost could pull this off

A couple of years ago, seasoned developer David Yost hit upon an idea to stimulate interest in one of his neighborhoods: A show...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Aug. 29, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a home in a traditional style with Colonial influences on a corner lot with mature trees in the...

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Oklahoma City-area garden events calendar from The Oklahoman for Aug. 29, 2020

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 City building permits for Aug. 29, 2020.

Lingo Construction Services: 3500 SW 119, school, erect, $3,920,000. Gh2 Architects LLC: 6422 N Meridian Ave., pet/animal...

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Waveriders of all ages can hit the water at Riversport's new Surf OKC

The Flowrider surfer was built with funds from MAPS 3, a 1-cent sales tax initiative to fund projects that enhance the quality...

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Technology delays making school year start 'even harder'

Unexpected delays in technology deliveries have cut close to the start of the school year, potentially affecting hundreds of...

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6 tips for refinancing your mortgage

The economic downturn has caused many Americans to worry about their money, but there is at least one potential bright spot:...

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Recap: OKC Central Live Chat with Steve Lackmeyer

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer chatted with readers this morning. Read the transcript.

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Oklahoma elections: Norman police officer Tommie Johnson upsets Oklahoma County sheriff in runoff

In an upset victory, Norman police officer Tommie Johnson beat out current Sheriff P.D. Taylor in Tuesday’s runoff election to...

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Tesla preparing to open service garage along Automobile Alley

Electric car company Tesla is preparing to open a service garage in a former Volvo dealership along Automobile Alley....

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Lower park will complete downtown Oklahoma City's "core-to-shore" corridor

Construction bids will be due Oct. 7 for the lower section of Scissortail Park, the MAPS 3 project intended to complete the...

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Average Oklahoma County jail population on downward trend, but disparities still exist

The average inmate population at the Oklahoma County jail has stayed below 1,700 people for over a year, a downward trend after...

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State Chamber president protests potential endorsement of Horn by national group

The head of the State Chamber of Oklahoma pushed back this week against the potential endorsement of Rep. Kendra Horn by the...

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"Core-to-shore" corridor comes into focus with architects' final plans for lower section of MAPS 3 downtown park

Construction estimate to complete park is $20.5 million with $4.5 million in proposed enhancements.

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#ThrowbackThursday: Ladders of labor

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

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Construction set to begin soon on MAPS 3 senior health and wellness center expansion projects

Expansion projects at the first two MAPS 3 senior health and wellness centers are expected to be completed next year. Both...

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With Bice nomination, Republicans get their much-anticipated shot at Horn

Rep. Kendra Horn had been in office less than four months last year when Republicans started announcing their plans to run...

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Construction set to begin soon on MAPS 3 senior health and wellness center expansion projects

Experience at the first two senior health and wellness centers demonstrated the need for expanded locker rooms. Those lessons...

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Bice wins Republican nod to challenge Horn in 5th District

State Sen. Stephanie Bice got the Republican nod on Tuesday to challenge Democratic Rep. Kendra Horn this fall in what is...

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Downtown OKC's Scissortail Park to host second Night Market

Vendors will be set up along the Promenade and across the entire Love’s Travel Stops Great Lawn to provide additional space for...

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Achievers

The University of Oklahoma Black Alumni Society Oklahoma City/Norman Chapter recently awarded $15,000 in scholarships for the...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

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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Couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage

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

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Library of Congress honors OKC library for service to print-disabled readers

The National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) at the Library of Congress has announced it will honor two...

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Riversport Rapids puts off new zip line

As one new attraction opens at Riversport Rapids, another addition to the MAPS 3 whitewater park is on hold. Surf OKC...

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Federal court math: 45 guns, $100,000 in cash, 100 pounds of marijuana equals 15 years in prison for OKC man

An Oklahoma City man accused of running a drug ring was sentenced this week to 15 years in federal prison for marijuana...

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Charcoal Oven will reopen in the fall

Neither Chick-a-Doodle-Doo sandwiches nor Suzy-Q Fries have been available for almost four years, but that soon will change...

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Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

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

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Brown's Bakery closed for two weeks after Camry crashes into storefront

Brown’s Bakery, a Midtown landmark, is closing for two weeks for repairs after a 2006 Toyota Camry crashed into the front of...

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Lackmeyer: EMSA leaving Midtown unlocks array of development possibilities

If only everyone could share the disappointment voiced by Clay Farha last week when he was informed EMSA is going ahead with...

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Public frustrated after Oklahoma County Jail Trust approves hazard pay

The Oklahoma County Jail Trust on Monday approved giving $3 million in “hero pay” to county jail employees who continue to go...

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Peek inside new Oklahoma City Convention Center shows site's advantages, agility

Barbara Beaton had a nervous customer on the phone. The customer, an event planner, was afraid the new Oklahoma City Convention...

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First National restoration continues with work on lighting fixtures in Great Banking Hall

Ornate lights not seen up close in almost 90 years are being taken down in the Great Banking Hall at First National Center as...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Myriad Gardens cancels Pumpkinville, to offer Great Pumpkin Patch instead

Myriad Gardens' staffers will channel the creativity they usually put into decorating the Children's Garden for Pumpkinville...

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20-40-60 Etiquette: On ending and returning phone calls

QUESTION: Is it rude for someone to end a phone call because someone else is calling? My friend called and while we were...

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OKC Civic Life for Monday, Aug. 24, 2020

Belle Isle Library renovation begins The $5.5 million renovation of the Belle Isle Library, opened in 1963, is expected to be...

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Goodwill says Oklahoma landlords are needed to house over 160 veterans living in hotels

Goodwill Industries of Central Oklahoma housed more than 100 homeless veterans in July and early August after receiving...

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Oklahoma City Parties! Helen Ford Wallace

LEADERSHIP OKC ALUMNI Event: 25 alumni of Leadership Oklahoma City met Aug. 11 at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage...

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Tax vote looms in Republican campaign mostly devoid of issues

After voting two years ago for a $474 million tax package to fund a raise for Oklahoma teachers, state Sen. Stephanie Bice got...

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Oklahoma County sheriff faces Norman police officer in Republican runoff

Tuesday’s Republican runoff for Oklahoma County sheriff pits current Sheriff P.D. Taylor against Norman police officer Tommie...

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Single mom of 5 buys house thanks to McLaughlin Family Foundation donation and work with Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity

The McLaughlin Family Foundation just finished its second full-house sponsorship of a house for Central Oklahoma Habitat for...

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New infill homes in OKC's Capitol View neighborhood have 'Fortified' roofs

Positively Paseo has completed four homes in the Capitol View neighborhood with roofs that meet the "Fortified" construction...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Aug. 22, 2020

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

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Rebuilding Together OKC has new executive

Rebuilding Together OKC has hired Lauren Sullivan as executive director to lead the nonprofit organization's work to revitalize...

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Oklahoma City-area garden events calendar from The Oklahoman for Aug. 22, 2020

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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Marni Jameson: When liquidating home contents, keep legacy in mind

I sometimes wonder: What if we had a great big magic funnel that we could pour everything we own into — furniture, dishes,...

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Corner grocery opens in Midtown

Downtown once again has a neighborhood corner grocery whose owners believe will match the needs and wants of residents in...

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Hot Property: Magic in Mission style

LOS ANGELES — The longtime Claremont home of late contractor Wayne Cox, who helped build portions of Disneyland, as well as the...

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Pretty flowers, lush landscapes beckon in central Oklahoma

It is fun to drive through neighborhoods and to see so many pretty yards, flower beds, decorative containers and vegetable...

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Oklahoma City's St. Jude Dream Home tickets sell out early

EDMOND — The coronavirus cloud over the St. Jude Dream Home had a silver lining. Despite the house never being open to the...

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Exclusive urban enclave: Cumberland Court taking its time in Nichols Hills

NICHOLS HILLS — Cumberland Court, a new neighborhood — rare for Nichols Hills — is coming along just about the way Tony Say...

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for Aug. 22, 2020

NAI Sullivan Group reports these real estate transactions: • Ashton Gray LLC paid $785,000 to Quail Springs Land Development...

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Oklahoma City-based FSB: 75 years of 'good work'

FSB's 75th-anniversary history is no mere coffee table book — one loaded with photos and just a little copy — thanks to the...

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Public comment officially reinstated at Oklahoma County meetings

Oklahoma County commissioners on Friday unanimously approved reinstating public comment at future meetings. The public will be...

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Candidate plans to challenge commissioner after week of chaos in Oklahoma County government

After several protests and multiple days of chaos within Oklahoma County government politics, a local community member has...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Aug. 22, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a vintage but updated Nichols Hills home with a pool, made for entertaining inside and out. The...

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Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association gets new executive officer

The Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association named Elisa McAlister as executive vice president and executive officer,...

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Crystal Bridge to receive complete makeover

The Crystal Bridge at the Myriad Gardens is closing next spring for the first complete makeover of the botanical garden since...

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Incentives offered to aerospace innovator

The Economic Development Trust has agreed to $275,000 in job-creation incentives for an aerospace company planning to set up...

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Retro arcade, bar and pizzeria to open Friday in Plaza District

A two-year wait is over and Up-Down, a vintage arcade bar and pizzeria, is set to open as a new anchor for the Plaza District....

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Neese, Bice clash over taxes but praise Trump in 5th District debate

Terry Neese and state Sen. Stephanie Bice clashed Tuesday over education funding and taxes but praised President Donald Trump’s...

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Second Oklahoma County jail inmate with virus dies

A second Oklahoma County jail inmate has died at a hospital after testing positive for COVID-19. Roosevelt Larry Knox, 65, of...

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Construction of Hope Lodge for cancer patients to start this fall with $5 million gift

Construction is set to start this fall on an American Cancer Society Chad Richison Hope Lodge that will provide free lodging to...

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Oklahoma City Museum of Art announces 75th anniversary exhibitions slate

In honor of the museum’s 75th anniversary in May, the museum has already received 289 gifts or promised gifts of artworks from...

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Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

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

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

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

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Achievers: OC students receive honors

Oklahoma Christian University public relations students' efforts to raise awareness and organize student outreach to elected...

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EMSA set to move out of Midtown, leaving a prime block open for development

EMSA plans to move its headquarters and garage to a former GE Oil & Gas complex in east Oklahoma City, freeing up a...

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Oklahoma Commission on Status of Women selects officers

The Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women has elected its officers for the 2020-21 year. The commission informs the...

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Achievers: Art show

Incoming Mustang High School sophomore Joanna “Joey” Rivera received the 2020 Superintendent's Choice Best of Show award at the...

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Mask extension appears likely in Oklahoma City

The Oklahoma City Council will conduct a public hearing Sept. 1 on a proposed three-month extension of the city’s COVID-19 mask...

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Oklahoma City to hear public comments on mask extension Sept. 1

The Oklahoma City Council will conduct a public hearing Sept. 1 on a proposed three-month extension of the city’s COVID-19 mask...

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American Cancer Society plans to build Hope Lodge providing free lodging for cancer patients

The American Cancer Society is preparing to build a Hope Lodge at the Oklahoma Health Center to provide a “free home away from...

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Achievers: Leaders of Promise scholar

Oklahoma City Community College student Cullen Smith has been selected as a Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise scholar. The...

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Achievers: Scholarship winners

The Hearing Loss Association of America Central Oklahoma Chapter (HLAA) recently announced the 2020 HLAA Scholarship...

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Jury trials resume in Oklahoma County; most don't last the day

Oklahoma County Court Clerk Rick Warren began greeting potential jurors bright and early Monday morning. Before long, Warren...

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Community Foundation aids nonprofits

The Oklahoma City Community Foundation says its annual autumn-season checks for nonprofits are going out early this year to...

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Protests force Oklahoma County Jail Trust to delay vote on COVID-19 relief funds

Protesters shut down an Oklahoma County Jail Trust meeting Monday so they could express concerns over the potential for nearly...

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OKC Civic Life for Monday, Aug. 17, 2020

Masks: Three views The Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday will consider whether the COVID-19 pandemic mask ordinance should be...

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Show houseguests the rules before showing them the door

QUESTION: I just had a houseguest stay with me and I’m still appalled at their manners!! Are there any rules we should throw...

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Hotel development halted by pandemic, but not dead

The latest hotel addition to Bricktown, the 10-story Renaissance, is the largest yet for the entertainment district, but what...

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Oklahoma City Events! Helen Ford Wallace

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JOHN Celebration: Debby and Paul Dudman entertained at a dinner party honoring John Hefner for his birthday....

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Aug. 15, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a remodeled and updated, well-landcaped home with outdoor living on 0.27 acre in Norman. The...

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Home sales, pending sales and prices: Up, up and up in Oklahoma City

With so much out of whack — the coronavirus, schools and universities struggling with whether and how to start classes,...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Aug. 15, 2020

The Lofts @ Valencia Apartments LLC: 2717 NW 178, apartment, erect, 12 permits, $1,900,000. The Lofts @ Valencia Apartments...

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Oklahoma City-area garden events calendar from The Oklahoman for Aug. 15, 2020

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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North Texas home market shrugs off pandemic with record sales and prices

DALLAS — Home sales in North Texas exploded in July, rising 25% from a year ago to the largest ever single-month sales total....

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How Military Families Can Navigate Home Buying in Uncertain Times

Like many Americans, the coronavirus pandemic may have you thinking a lot about your current living space and about buying a...

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School's out for Dwight Howard; Lakers center sells huge penthouse

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard has taken care of some business outside the NBA bubble in Orlando,...

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Major downtown projects still moving forward

Q: What is the status of the Urban Renewal request for development proposals for the corner of NW 4 and Broadway? A: It looks...

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'Active lifestyle' (!) Model opens at Highland 55 at Spring Creek in Edmond, OK

EDMOND — Highland 55 is alive, complete with exclamation point! As an "active lifestyle" community, that's what Highland 55 at...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Aug. 15, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $34 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Marni Jameson: 10 ways to make small gatherings safer

This past weekend, I engaged in some daring, foolhardy behavior. No, I didn’t recklessly speed past a police car, or skydive...

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How many mortgage payments can you miss before foreclosure?

"How many mortgage payments can I miss before foreclosure?" is a crucial concern these days, as the coronavirus continues to...

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Fall gardening starts now in central Oklahoma

Some of the best-quality garden vegetables are grown and harvested during the Oklahoma fall season when warm, sunny days are...

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OKC may extend mask ordinance

The Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday will consider extending the city's mask ordinance through Nov. 30. With key measures of...

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Metro schools get back in session this week

For the first time in the COVID-19 era, metro area schools are returning to a semblance of traditional education. Moore Public...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Mask extension through Nov. 30 proposed in OKC

Data shows ordinance adopted a month ago has slowed COVID-19, mayor says.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma City's downtown New Year's Eve celebration moving to Bricktown ballpark

Revamped annual celebration will include pandemic precautions this year.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Arts Council OKC moves Opening Night New Year's Eve celebration to Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark

For the past few years, the event's New Year's Eve finale - which draws thousands of celebrants - has been centered in...

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Bice defends tax vote as way to help teachers, schools

Under fire in her congressional race for voting to raise taxes, state Sen. Stephanie Bice launched a new ad on Wednesday...

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Shared workspace to open in Main Street Arcade

The Main Street Arcade, renovated three years ago after decades of neglect, is set to be turned into a shared workspace shaped...

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Oklahoma City police chief, pastor talk policing, racism in virtual town hall

As protests against police brutality and racial injustice began sweeping the nation after George Floyd's death in May, the Rev....

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Paycom's recurring revenues take a hit amid record new client sales

Paycom recently recorded its best sales month ever despite the ongoing, nationwide unemployment crisis that will cost the...

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#ThrowbackThursday: 'Oklahoma!' comes home in 1956

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

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Myriad Gardens receives national honor for spring storybook festival

Local painters, sculptors and storytellers help transform the Children’s Garden the garden into a magical world based on a...

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Hector Ceballos, of Oklahoma City, has received a scholarship to continue his high school education at the United World...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

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

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DNA testing to be discussed during OHCE Genealogy meeting

DNA testing and its use as a tool to explore family ethnicity and history will be the topic of the Oklahoma Home and Community...

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Couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage

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

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Keep focus, Holt advises policing task force

Mayor David Holt on Tuesday urged members of his law enforcement task force to concentrate on the experiences, values and...

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Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

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

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20-40-60 Etiquette: How to politely avoid conversation traps

QUESTION: Any ideas on how to change the subject gracefully when a heated conversation comes up at a family gathering? We...

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Masks work for OKC Fire Department

Masks work for OKCFD After nearing a crisis as positive COVID-19 tests and quarantines escalated, Oklahoma City firefighters...