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A blog from the desk of Alan Herzberger, VP of Audience Development at The Oklahoman, and from the NewsOK web-editing staff.
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4 quick video tutorials for NewsOK Pro

Here are four quick video tutorials for NewsOK customers. You can see the highlights in jut a couple minutes.

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One simple way to unbundle your news

You can unbundle your subscription with NewsOK Pro.

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You control the ads on NewsOK Pro

With NewsOK Pro, you get more control of everything -- your stories, your home page and your ads.

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NewsOK Pro or The Oklahoman -- What's the difference?

If you subscribe to The Oklahoman, you get every premium experience we have. In the digital space, you can choose The Oklahoman...

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See the No. 1 reason to subscribe to NewsOK Pro?

When you become a subscriber, you get our top asset -- the stories from The Oklahoman's newsroom that inform you about your...

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Two hidden gems that are free to use on NewsOK's new site

The Recently Read feature -- and it's sister feature, the Read It Later feature -- are two hidden gems of the NewsOK redesign.

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Here's how NewsOK Pro makes you smarter about the topics you care about

You choose the topics you care about. Then you choose the sources you want to see in your feed.

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8 notable moments in Oklahoma's medical marijuana saga

It's been a crazy couple of weeks since Oklahomans voted "yes" for medical marijuana. Here are 8 notable moments since the...

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NewsOK Pro: Everything you want ... Nothing you don't

When you subscribe to NewsOK Pro, we will help you pick through the noise -- the stuff you don't want to see. We will help you...

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Breaking down the tiers — NewsOK Pro is available today

For the last 10 days, we've had a countdown on NewsOK.com.  We've been counting down the days for our users to start...

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NewsOK Pro allows you to make your own personal home page

I sat down one evening and decided to go through my NewsOK Pro topics. I customized each of the topics and personalized the...

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NewsOK Pro: Not required, but highly recommended

If you've been a long-term user of NewsOK, we thank you.  And we want you to know that NewsOK.com primary pages are still...

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Support local journalism with NewsOK Pro

There are a lot of great benefits for NewsOK.com's enhanced features. Those are the features we call NewsOK Pro.  If you...

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Why you should create a NewsOK Pro account

If you create an account before June 11, you will get the early-adopter reward -- free access through July 31.

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NewsOK Pro: Get the first two months free when you sign up now

We want you to try the customization features on NewsOK.com's new website for free. In June, we will be requiring a monthly fee...

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NewsOK FAQs -- 10 things to know about the redesigned website

We introduced a new design for NewsOK.com on Tuesday, May 15, inviting all of our users to create a log-in for our...

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NewsOK redesign is here! Sign up for NewsOK Pro today

If you create a new account today, you will get the first two months of NewsOK Pro free. That's our way of thanking you for...

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Introducing NewsOK Pro for our mobile readers

Welcome to NewsOK Pro. You are looking at an early release of the redesigned NewsOK.com website. NewsOK Pro is launched, but...

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13 shocking Oklahoma crime videos you need to see

Here are 13 shocking and outrageous Oklahoma-related crime videos that went viral for various reasons. 

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10 stats that show why Oklahoma ranks low for women

Women have been in the news a lot lately, with everything from the #MeToo and #TimesUp campaigns to March being Women's History...

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5 Oklahoma City events to check out this month

Believe it or not, March is here and with it are a handful of notable OKC events. Here are 5 Oklahoma City events and...

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25 Valentine's Day facts that will make your jaw drop

Our friends over at WalletHub have reviewed the data and have come to a shocking discovery: Americans spend a ton of money on...

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20 interesting facts about Oklahomans' health

The United Health Foundation released their 2017 report on Oklahoma's health rankings, and here are some interesting tidbits...

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Oklahoma's 77 counties ranked from least to most healthy

The United Health Foundation ranked Oklahoma as the 43rd healthiest state in the country in 2017. While it's not anything to...

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How to stay updated with The Oklahoman and NewsOK on Facebook

Steps to make sure you stay updated with The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com's coverage on Facebook.

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The 5 best places for pizza in Oklahoma City

The annual Readers' Choice Awards is in the books, and here are 5 of the best places for pizza in Oklahoma City -- chosen by you!

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The 5 best food trucks in the Oklahoma City area

The annual Readers' Choice Awards is in the books, and here are 5 of the best food trucks in the Oklahoma City area -- chosen...

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The 10 worst Halloween candies ever

Halloween 2017 is here, which means candy will be plentiful today (and for the next week or so as you secretly pilfer from your...

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Who has the Most Valuable Pet in Oklahoma?

The images are just adorable.  They are darling.  Well, they are darned cute, I can guarantee that. There would be no...

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The 5 best sandwich shops in Oklahoma City

The annual Readers' Choice Awards is in the books, and here are 5 of the best sandwich shops in Oklahoma City -- chosen by you!

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Play NBA 2K18 on the big screen in downtown OKC

Braum's is sponsoring the events this season, and our NBA 2K18 players will receive a coupon for a free double scoop of ice cream.

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5 life-threatening emergencies due to Oklahoma mental health cuts

In the seemingly neverending string of bad news to come out of Oklahoma's budget woes, the latest packs a deafening blow to the...

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15 things about Oklahoma that surprise non-Okies

Those of Okies who were born and/or raised here, they know Oklahoma is a unique place. And, to those who just migrated here or...

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The 5 best BBQ restaurants in Oklahoma City

The annual Readers' Choice Awards is in the books, and here are 5 of the best BBQ spots in Oklahoma City -- chosen by you!

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Health coverage grows with new sponsor on NewsOK.com

NewsOK.com page that covers health and fitness just received a turbo charge boost. There’s now more content than ever before,...

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The 5 best places for happy hour in OKC

The annual Readers' Choice Awards is in the books, and here are 5 of the best happy hour spots in Oklahoma City -- chosen by you!

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NewsOK and The Oklahoman can help you form your habits

You can’t help it. Your habits will form. It just happens. Download the NewsOK App. Then download The Oklahoman’s App. Use both...

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The 5 best OKC restaurants for business lunch

The annual Readers' Choice Awards is in the books, and here are 5 of the best restaurants for business lunch in Oklahoma City...

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Photo galleries on NewsOK are a worth a quick scroll on your computer

I often use this space to remind our subscribers of The Oklahoman (Oklahoman.com) and daily users of NewsOK.com of the mobile...

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The 5 best Mexican restaurants in the OKC area

The annual Readers' Choice Awards is in the books, and here are 5 of the best Mexican restaurants in the Oklahoma City area --...

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10 things about 'America's Got Talent' winner Darci Lynne Farmer you didn't know

Oklahoma City's own Darci Lynn Farmer just made history by winning the 12th "America's Got Talent" competition with her...

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15 things about Oklahoma that will surprise you

From inventions to movie stars to one-of-a-kind sights, Oklahoma and her people have had their hands in a little bit of...

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Which news app works best for you?

The Oklahoman's readers sometimes wonder what app is best for them. So I thought I’d spend time today taking readers through my...

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Here are the 5 best OKC-area Mediterranean restaurants

Here are the 5 best OKC-area Mediterranean restaurants

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OKC's 5 best Italian restaurants

The results are in for the annual Readers' Choice Awards, check out the 5 restaurants voted best Italian by our readers:

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You Read It Here: The most popular stories from last week (Sept. 3-9, 2017)

In this weekly recap, we look at what NewsOK visitors read most during the week of Sept. 3 to 9, 2017.

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OKC area's 5 best Indian restaurants

The annual Readers' Choice Awards is in the books, and here are 5 of the best Indian restaurants in the Oklahoma City area --...

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10 Oklahoma locations to visit before summer ends

Summer is coming to an end, and if you have an itch to get out and explore, here are 10 Oklahoma locations to check out.

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High school coverage kicks off on NewsOK and in The Oklahoman

The band is back, the lights are on and the students are rowdy again. High school football season is back, and The Oklahoman’s...

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10 Oklahoma facts to make you go 'huh'

Even if you've lived here your entire life, there are still things to learn about this state of ours.

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OKC's 5 best Asian restaurants

The annual Readers' Choice Awards is in the books, and here are 5 of the best Asian restaurants in Oklahoma City -- chosen by you!

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You Read It Here: The most popular stories from last week (Aug. 20-26, 2017)

In this weekly recap, we look at what NewsOK visitors read most during the week of Aug. 20 to Aug. 26, 2017.

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Start your car search on NewsOK.com’s BestRide page

  If you are searching for a vehicle, NewsOK.com’s BestRide page is the place to begin. Start by finding the Best Ride...

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The best way to follow the earthquake news

  Usually, notifications on my phone from the NewsOK app help alert me to what’s going on. Wednesday night at 9:56 p.m., I...

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You Read It Here: The most popular stories from last week (July 30-Aug. 5, 2017)

In this weekly recap, we look at what NewsOK visitors read most during the week of July 30 to Aug. 5, 2017.

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You Read It Here: The most popular stories from last week (July 23-29, 2017)

In this weekly recap, we look at what NewsOK visitors read most during the week of July 23 to July 29, 2017.

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You Read It Here: The most popular stories from last week (July 16-22, 2017)

In this weekly recap, we look at what NewsOK visitors read most during the week of July 16 to July 22, 2017.

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News updates are waiting for you; just download The Oklahoman’s app

I joined a few other colleagues recently in a roundtable discussion about what we do at The Oklahoman, the challenges we face...

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You Read It Here: The most popular stories from last week (July 9-15, 2017)

In this weekly recap, we look at what NewsOK visitors read most during the week of July 9 to July 15, 2017.

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New premium Android app for subscribers is now available in the Google Play store

I was speaking to a group of engineers a couple of weeks ago at one of their regular meetings. I was talking about what we do...

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You Read It Here: The most popular stories from last week (July 2-8, 2017)

In this weekly recap, we look at what NewsOK visitors read most during the week of July 2 to July 8, 2017.

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‘Biding Time’ series still available for subscribers and future subscribers on Oklahoman.com

Josh Dulaney summed it up well. The Oklahoman’s reporter was talking about his recent series about the criminal justice system...

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Make your vote(s) count for this year’s Readers’ Choice  

We are ready for you to make your choice. When we put them all together and add them up, we call it our ‘Readers’ Choice.’ The...

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Inbox app notifications are invaluable for subscribers on The Oklahoman’s app

I was chatting with a subscriber a few weeks ago – one of our high-profile subscribers. By ‘high-profile,’ I mean someone that...

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Daily email delivered to subscribers critical to our delivery of news

I was talking to a subscriber a few weeks ago. That’s one thing about working at The Oklahoman – everyone is connected to this...

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Name the MAPS 3 downtown park on the poll on NewsOK.com  

I had the opportunity a number of weeks ago to stand on the top floor of the Devon Tower and look to the south. I saw the...

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Suspicious Suicides series highlights busy week of news and information for subscribers and NewsOK.com readers

The Oklahoman’s subscribers and NewsOK.com readers saw the full force of a powerful newsroom this week. Reporters covered the...

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HomesOK.com: All the homes, all the info – all in one place

  We have a new HomesOK.com website. And that makes it easier for you to find your next home in OK. The new HomesOK.com is...

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Additions on NewsOK App aimed at helping users find popular and trending articles

It was subtle, but it was a change. “I like it,” said one app user. ­­­I was just happy the user noticed. Like I said, it was...

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The Oklahoman’s exclusive stories are found on NewsOK.com home page – but they are for subscribers only

Take a close look at the NewsOK.com home page. Near the top – just a half-scroll or so from the initial page load (depending on...

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Browse all the Outlook sections in one collection on NewsOK.com

The final Outlook section in The Oklahoman is released today. The 2017 section has been released for the last four Sundays –...

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Events calendar is a quick way to find something to do in OKC area

A couple years ago, I wrote about the events calendar on NewsOK.com and Oklahoman.com. I quoted a key member of my family, who...

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The Oklahoman video studio acts as OKC’s living room

The Oklahoman’s downtown studio is kind of like Oklahoma City’s living room. There’s a couch – a sectional, for good measure....

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Summer’s big event is set; put June 15 on your calendar

We had big news in the sports section last Sunday. A sports legend is going to be in town to introduce the best athlete in the...

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Playing to win the Bingo Blowout game in The Oklahoman  

 I went into my yard a week ago Sunday and dragged the newspaper inside. As I let the sections slide out of the wrapper on...

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One subscriber’s digital preference – The Oklahoman’s app

I wrote last week about the two apps I use. One was the NewsOK app. The other was The Oklahoman’s app. That was great to get...

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Two mobile apps help you keep up with your community

I have two apps on my phone that I use every day. They actually are the only two apps I need to keep up with the news of the...

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Interactive on NewsOK put readers in the seats of state legislators

You might not have run for office. You might not be elected. But you can still be part of the experience of some of the...

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Your Thunder checklist: How you can become the most informed Thunder fan

The Oklahoma City Thunder is set for its stretch run of the 2016-17 season, and The Oklahoman (Oklahoman.com, NewsOK.com and...

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'Memories of War' page dedicated to World War II is available on NewsOK

In another example of depth and variety of content on NewsOK.com that is unmatched, I submit our coverage from the memories of...

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'The Road Ahead' series tells stories from Oklahomans' perspectives

In the week leading up to President Trump’s inauguration, The Oklahoman showcased a six-part series titled “The Road Ahead.”...

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Notifications from Oklahoman.com and NewsOK.com available now on your computer

We introduced a large bell icon on NewsOK pages a little more than a week ago. Hopefully, it didn’t alarm you too much. We hope...

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Option to purchase a single article is now available for non-subscribers

There’s a new way to access some of our premium content on Oklahoman.com. This week, we launched an option for non-subscribers...

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Live chats and live coverage continue to expand on NewsOK.com

We’ve been doing chats a long time on NewsOK. Honestly, live chats on NewsOK.com were pretty unique to us within the industry...

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The Oklahoman’s premium app and website get summer upgrades

August was a month of upgrades for The Oklahoman’s digital products. If you are a digital news consumer, your subscription to...

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Getting Away With Murder series still available for readers to catch up on NewsOK.com

If you read The Oklahoman every day, you already saw the series we ran a few weeks ago titled “Getting Away With Murder.”...

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Streamline your NewsOK feed with new mobile feature

Mobile developers here at The Oklahoman keep finding new ways to help our audience. I could take up most of the day detailing...

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We can’t stop getting stuck in things while playing Pokemon Go

For as long as humans have used technology for good, we’ve also been shoving forks in electrical outlets, driving under the...

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The 14 best pop culture things of 2016 so far

The Lobster  Nathan and I went back and forth about The Lobster a little while back and I can’t really add much more to it...

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It's not too late to see the in-depth article on Oklahoma City's sprawl

In the newspaper one week ago, The Oklahoman published an extensive article that detailed the history and modern-day challenges...

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NewsOK App: It's a happening place to visit even on a ‘slow’ day

It was just a slow June afternoon on NewsOK.com. Our digital news editor, Robb Hibbard, said it’s been quiet in Oklahoma. He...

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My visit to Crybaby Hill, the closest Oklahoma’s ever come to Mardi Gras

Tulsa Tough, the annual cycling festival, throws a wild party one Sunday every year. Here's a dispatch from the 2016 edition.

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We're now accepting your votes for The Oklahoman's Readers' Choice

Today is the day you’ve been waiting for. First, we took your nominations. Now we’re taking your votes. The Oklahoman’s...

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‘Hunting Holtzclaw’ series was well-received by The Oklahoman’s digital readers

The note came about four days after the first installment of the “Hunting Holtzclaw” series appeared in The Oklahoman’s printed...

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NewsOK app and mobile website just got an upgrade

There’s more content to choose from. There’s an easier navigation to scroll through. There’s better design, prettier colors and...

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Hunting Hotzclaw series available exclusively for The Oklahoman’s subscribers

For the last couple weeks, The Oklahoman and NewsOK Facebook and Twitter pages have been posting promotions for this week’s...

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Dangerous Oklahoma weather: 8 tornado/storm terms you need to know

Oklahomans aren’t strangers to severe spring weather, and last night’s swath of storms has everyone saying, “I love Oklahoma,...

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The Oklahoman’s digital journalists honored for web coverage

It is award season for our journalists. The Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists had its annual awards ceremony on...

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Live interaction with our readers; It happens every day in The Oklahoman’s newsroom

 I was watching Jenni Carlson’s live chat on Thursday. Jenni is a longtime sports columnist and writer at The Oklahoman. I...

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Follow the world's best Thunder coverage in The Oklahoman and on NewsOK

I’m like the rest of us. I have Thunder fever. It’s playoff time, so Oklahoma City is buzzing with playoff excitement. It’s the...

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Outlook sections available for The Oklahoman's digital editions

The month of April is the month of Outlook for The Oklahoman. Every Sunday this April, there is a special section in the...

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NewsOK.com has live updates and forecasts for those day when you are 'weather aware'

The day changes every year, but it happens at about this time. It’s the first day every year when I’m truly “weather aware.”...

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Looking back: Myriad Gardens celebrates 28 years

It's been 28 years since the grand opening of the Myriad Botanical Gardens, but with each season, the varied plant life within...

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Early access stories for subscribers now available as special presentation on NewsOK

Last Sunday afternoon, I sat on my couch and read on my phone. I’m a subscriber, so I was able to read Jaclyn Cosgrove’s...

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Doing our part to add more clarity to sharing on Facebook

It has probably happened to you in the past. Something comes across your Facebook timeline. A friend you haven’t seen in a...

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Videos have great new home on the NewsOK video page

Video is a big deal to us here at The Oklahoman. Stop by our offices along Robinson Ave. From the sidewalk, you’ll see for...

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8 reasons why Oklahoma women have it tough

Like any state, Oklahoma has its ups and downs. But a new study shows the state is one of the worst for women. Here are 8...

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Comics on The Oklahoman's digital platforms make me smile

Confession time. I love the comics in The Oklahoman. That’s not a very ‘digital’ thing to say. And since I work in and promote...

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30 of the most controversial things Donald Trump has ever said

Whether or not you support Donald Trump's bid for the American presidency, we can all agree the man has said some truly...

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Look for live video and full coverage of Super Tuesday on NewsOK.com

You want full coverage of Super Tuesday. We’ll have it covered with video, text and photos. You want live video? The...

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Quick posts give readers quick access to inspiring message

I had a busy day on Thursday. There were lots of meetings and such -- that about covered my day. It was exciting. Glances at my...

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'The Writer's Room' podcasts share the stories behind the stories

It’s a reporter sharing what they know. They do that every day in the newspaper and on Oklahoman.com. They share more online on...

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Signing up for email newsletters just got easier

Sometimes, my day is full of meetings. Those days, I don’t get a chance to browse through the NewsOK.com home multiple times...

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NewsOK alerts will give you a chance to share your earthquake experience

On Thursday morning at about 9:15, I received an alert on my phone. The notification came from my NewsOK App … Earthquake...

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Trivia Tuesday: Oklahoma history, 2016 adventures

It's a New Year, and we're bringing Trivia Tuesday back. This month, we put a few people to the test at Myriad Gardens in...

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You like to read when you like to read; Trending story an example of trending behavior

Veteran reporter Chris Casteel dropped a lot of information in last Sunday’s editions of The Oklahoman. His story led the...

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Now on NewsOK: 'The Intersection' is long-form, multimedia storytelling at its finest

Last Sunday was another great example of why you should subscribe to the newspaper. A long-form story called ‘The Intersection’...

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Courtroom coverage highlights The Oklahoman's live reports and in-depth discussions

I sat in the audience at a high school band winter concert a week ago last Thursday when I received an alert on my phone....

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Subscribers now get a reminder of the news with a daily email

Your subscription got more valuable in the last couple of weeks. If you’re lucky enough to have already connected your print...

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NewsOK app will make sure you have the latest about the college football playoff

If you are an OU football fan – or simply a fan of the college football playoff games, NewsOK is prepared to be your best...

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‘Read It Later’ feature makes NewsOK app even better

NewsOK’s iPhone app was upgraded this week. Now we’ll help you go from browsing to saving. And in the coming weeks and months,...

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The Oklahoman's Print Replica now offers even more for subscribers

Subscribers are lucky. The Oklahoman wraps up a day’s worth or news, information and advertising and delivers it to...

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Oklahoman.com delivers stats and standings to its digital subscribers

I grew up reading the newspaper every day. Like many, my newspaper fascination started with the sports page. That’s how I kept...

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It was an award-winning week for The Oklahoman/NewsOK.com

Monday morning was nice. It started with a trophy. Dave Morris strolled into the office with a surprise from his visit to Palo...

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Halloween home haunts sought

Do you turn your home into a haunted house just for trick-or-treaters? Is your Halloween decked-out abode the best on the...

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Making it easy to stay informed and connected to Oklahoma's workforce issues

I spent about 45 minutes of my morning commute on Wednesday with business writers Brianna Bailey and Steve Lackmeyer and about...

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You're going to like this photo

When 4-year-old Noah Williams was lifted up to shake hands with Oklahoma state trooper Phillip Ellyson, The Oklahoman's...

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Print Replica version of The Oklahoman now available on mobile phones

If you’re a subscriber to The Oklahoman, there are many reasons to connect your account to our digital full access. I’ve talked...

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Red River Rivalry: Coverage throughout the years

How has the Red River Showdown evolved throughout the years? With less than a week away from this year's OU-Texas matchup, we...

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NewsOK readers click through a lot of Trump and OU football for a big September

It wasn't a record. But it was a good month.  We track our traffic closely here. For NewsOK, we look at our visitors,...

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#ThrowbackThursday: When Kennedy came to cut the ribbon

In October 1961, President John F. Kennedy came to Oklahoma to cut a simple ribbon, and nearly 25,000 Oklahomans turned...

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Need a new person to follow? Twitter posts showcase our history

Don Mecoy is the business editor at The Oklahoman. As the years go by, it's becoming more and more rare to find co-workers that...

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Heads up! Wednesday is the first day of fall

Wednesday is the first day of fall.  Autumn. Autumnal Equinox. Fall. Whatever you call it, you know that cooler...

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Find your next car with The Oklahoman's new BestRide page on NewsOK.com

The same two cars have been in my family for more than a few years now. They are both still running, and neither require...

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10 crazy foods from the Oklahoma State Fair

The state fair is upon us Okies, and that means we all have a lot of eating to do from now until Sept. 27. Luckily for us,...

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Taking a trip with #OkiesAroundTheWorld

We have a little tradition lately. You share your photos. We publish your photos. We’ve done it in a variety of way in the past...

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10 things you didn't know about the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks

Today marks the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that left nearly 3,000 people dead. There's not much...

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10 ways the legalization of gay marriage has affected people

According to reddit, that is :) For those of you who don't know what reddit is: It's a community-driven website where people...

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Map the weekend's garage sales on NewsOK.com's new feature

If you’re looking for a garage sale, The Oklahoman’s Classifieds pages are the place to start. That’s the best way the sellers...

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5 reasons why Oklahomans love football

We published a story last week in which reporter Juliana Keeping stepped out of her comfort zone and onto a high school...

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Before the "dream," there was Oklahoma City

On Aug. 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered the historic "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial....

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From experts to newcomers, there's something for all football fans on NewsOK

I’m a sports fan. I read all our sports stories. The Oklahoman's sports coverage team does a great job. I read everything...

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Life in the past lane: 50 years ago today

It was Aug. 26, 1965, a mere 50 years ago, and the Gemini 5 space capsule was closing in on the Russians' five-day record in...

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Earthquakes page on NewsOK gets powerful upgrade

If you live where I live on the top side of Oklahoma County, the rumbles and shakes aren't so jarring anymore.  Was that...

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Aug. 14, 1995: Mickey Mantle death remembered 20 years later

It's been 20 years since Mickey Mantle's death.  The Oklahoma native and former New York Yankees baseball player died Aug....

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Mickey Mantle card fetches more than $380,000; Record sale set by Oklahoman's card

It's enough to make you dig out your old baseball cards stashed in the worn cigar box in the closet. This past weekend, a 1952...

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Watermelon: Time to celebrate the fruit, er vegetable

I have yet to find the perfect watermelon this season.  I'm looking for that deep red hue, not overripe, sweet and...

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We want to share your annual back-to-school pictures

Line your children up next to the front door. Or the mailbox. Or the tree in the yard. Wherever you take the annual picture,...

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Blue Moon might be shy in the sky tonight

With partly cloudy skies forecast for tonight, you might not have the best view of the blue moon. But don't let that...

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7 Oklahomans who are running for president

If you didn't hear, there (currently) are seven Oklahomans who, as of right now, are running for president in 2016. The seven...

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Join us for an Instameet at the Oklahoma City National Memorial

Looking for something to do this weekend? Join us for another Instameet in Oklahoma City. This time we'll be at the...

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Another case for using The Oklahoman’s ‘Go Code’

Eddie Roach came to my desk Tuesday morning. A customer says she can’t vote in the daily poll anymore, he said. She voted every...

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Rejoice, Americans: McDonald's to serve breakfast all day long (coming soon!)

I was browsing the Internet and came across this link, which has this to say: All-day breakfast at McDonald’s is an apparent...

Business

What about all the good things cops do? (Like this brilliant idea)

We've all been there: You find a good deal for something on craigslist or on a local Facebook buy/sell/trade group, but you're...

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PHOTOS: OKC Zoo Instameet winner announced

We recently took a trip to the Oklahoma City Zoo and met with local photographers for an Instameet. After a week of editing and...

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Special series 'Saving the Last Dance' available now for all readers

The 'Saving the Last Dance' series made its run in The Oklahoman beginning in late June as an exclusive to subscribers. It ran...

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Go Codes let you 'watch' the newspaper

The pictures don't move. The faces don't talk to you. That’s the reality for our readers who hold the physical copy of the...

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Instameet the animals with NewsOK

Bring your camera. We'll provide a professional photographer.  Our partners will bring the expensive equipment. It has all...

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Subscribers can read 'Saving the Last Dance' series on Oklahoman.com

We're releasing what we believe is a great story today. Actually, we think we have great coverage every day. It's really...

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It's not too late to cast your vote for Reader's Choice 2015

There is still time. You’ve had all week, but there’s still time. The Oklahoman’s Reader’s Choice Top 5 section was released...

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The Oklahoman/NewsOK a finalist for 'Innovator of the Year'

We at The Oklahoman and NewsOK are getting pretty familiar with the idea of innovation. We've had to. The world is changing....

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5 facts to know about the Edmond man in the Kenyan child sex abuse case

The trial begins today for a 20-year-old Edmond man accused of sexually abusing neglected children in Kenya in 2014, and you...

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The Oklahoman's app is the last app standing on vacation

I was out of my normal rhythm of news consumption this past week. I went on vacation, so I was suddenly a different kind of...

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10 Oklahoma jobs that might one day be done by machines

Use this interactive guide to see if your job is in danger of becoming automated.

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Testing photo uploads with no lead.

This is a new graph. This is a new graph. This is a new graph. This is a new graph. This is a new...

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Report: Oklahoma City third-best city for job seekers

Jobseekers, listen up: Oklahoma City ranks third in the country for job seekers according to Glassdoor.com.

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The interns and the veteran journalist: What they learned at lunch

School’s out. That means one important thing for managers in The Oklahoman’s newsroom. Interns are here. We love it when the...

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Don't miss any breaking news: download the NewsOK app

Two weeks ago, NewsOK launched an app for Android devices. Last week, NewsOK added an upgrade to its app for iOS devices. And...

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10 inspiring stories that will make you smile

With all of the troubles and worries in the world today, it's nice to read about spontaneous acts of kindness people do for one...

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Video games go live on the Big Screen for some Friday fun

It was a fun Friday at The Oklahoman offices at 100 W. Main. We fulfilled a goal that we’ve had since we moved into our...

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#SharkPunch2015: Florida man clocks shark in the face after being bit

What would you do if you were swimming in the ocean and realized a shark had latched itself onto your leg? If you were as...

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From the judge's mouth: You are a lucky reader of The Oklahoman/NewsOK

It’s been a busy year around here. We moved offices. We’re downtown, if you haven’t heard. We lit up a Big Screen at Robinson...

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NewsOK's enhanced Travel page takes you to more places

We added a new page to our navigation for the NewsOK Mobile website a few weeks ago. Click on the navigation icon in the top...

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2 Oklahoma cities where it's best to start a business

Internet high-five coming your way, Tulsa, because you’re one of the best cities to start a business in!

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Available on all Oklahoman/NewsOK platforms: Creativity in Oklahoma 2015

You probably noticed your newspaper today is heavier than last Sunday’s newspaper. So heat up an extra cup of coffee. It’s...

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Resilience: Interactive OKC bombing timeline helps tell the story

This Sunday marks the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, and we here at The Oklahoman and NewsOK have been working...

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New social gallery yet another way to tell the story

We launched a new form of galleries on NewsOK.com this month. It’s like our photo galleries, but it has much more than static...

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OU football: 5 memorable blowouts in Sooner history

Let's take a look back at some of the biggest blowouts in OU football history.

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Warr Acres restaurant has a message for a dumpster diver

P.B. Jams in Warr Acres has a note posted on its entrance that has the citizens of the Internet reaching for tissues: Saw this...

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Through NewsOK's looking glass: Live interviews with Oklahoma City newsmakers

Since we’ve moved into our offices in downtown Oklahoma City, one thing has certainly changed. More people in the news are...

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3 things Russell Westbrook can teach us

Russell Westbrook recently gave a car he won to a deserving Oklahoma City woman. And his selflessness is the embodiment of the...

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The Oklahoma City bombing 20 years later: The Oklahoman and OETA remember

Two weeks from today, Oklahoma will have a somber morning. We will be silent and remember. It’s been 20 years since April...

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OU SAE racist video scandal: 5 things we learned from David Boren's press conference

University of Oklahoma President David Boren disclosed findings today of the investigation into the racist chant sang by...

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NewsOK Now: When we can't be there, you can

Our photographers are quick to action any time there is breaking news around our communities. I honestly don’t know a...

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10 denied personalized Oklahoma license plates

Here are 10 personalized Oklahoma license plate requests denied by the great state of Oklahoma (and, let me tell you: it’s...

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Putting The Oklahoman in your pocket

I joined the boss at the Rotary Club 29 meeting in downtown Oklahoma City this past Tuesday afternoon. From our downtown...

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Basketball madness on NewsOK: Where the games begin

Where will you be on Thursday? A restaurant with lots of TVs? A sports bar? Your house? A spring break vacation destination?...

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3 Oklahoma businesses make list of Best Companies to Work For

Fortune has released their annual list of 100 Best Companies to Work For, and three Oklahoma companies made the cut. They are:...

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See your favorite team's score up in lights

The digital video screen on the corner of Robinson and Sheridan outside our new downtown offices is quite the hit. It’s a...

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Is this what Russell Westbrook's medical mask will look like?

Film producer/funny guy/Enid High School graduate Mark Potts shared an “exclusive” image of the medical mask Russell Westbrook...

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Oklahoma's most affordable small town is...

Take a bow, Byng, Okla., because you’re the most affordable small town in the entire state.

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Instameet on Saturday: Learning photography from the pros

Doug Hoke spends almost every afternoon sifting through the best pictures that he can showcase to the state the following...

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Read the entire Obese Oklahoma series on Oklahoman.com

We’re halfway through a series that we hope makes a big difference by drawing attention to a problem within our community and...

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5 reasons the Tulsa Race Riot should always be remembered

The Tulsa Race Riot is an example of humanity at its worst, and is one of the darkest moments in Oklahoma's history. And that's...

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Seeking your creativity for a newspaper cover worth keeping

Our readers created a nice centerpiece design on Thursday. Thanks for that. I hope you had a chance to pick up The Oklahoman on...

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Terrifying video: 2 skydivers clipped by plane

A pair of skydivers somehow managed to survive being clipped by the airplane they jumped out of, all thanks to the instructor’s...

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Just another giant signing day on NewsOK Sports

At one time — years ago — I spent weeks planning our college football signing day coverage. It was a big deal. The Oklahoman’s...

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5 things about Oklahoma's civil rights movement you should know

When most people think about the movement they think about states like Alabama and Mississippi, but Oklahoma played a large...

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Oklahoma crude crunch: 5 ways low oil prices are hitting the state

From delays in downtown Oklahoma City development projects to a smaller state budget, low crude oil prices are already having...

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7 awesome Oklahoma events worth checking out in 2015

I have family members from Texas who want to take a road trip this spring break, and they plan on making a stop in Oklahoma to...

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Speed-painting videos highlight NewsOK's upcoming coverage of The Oscars

This weekend, we’ll all be watching and talking about the Super Bowl. We’ll talk about the food we ate, the big play and the...

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3 facts you should know about Oklahoma babies born with drugs or alcohol in their system

Nearly 400 Oklahoma babies born in 2014 were born addicted to drugs or alcohol. Here are 3 quick facts you should know about...

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Gun range bans Muslims, owner claims business has 'quadrupled'

Jan Morgan banned Muslims from her Arkansas gun range last year, citing "safety issues." Now she claims business has...

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The Oklahoman's movie review of 'American Sniper' goes global

‘American Sniper’ became a hot topic on the Internet this past week. A lot of it was political, to be sure. That’s to be...

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A live look for Oklahoman.com

Oklahoman.com has a new look. It’s not the kind that changes the overall  feel of the site. It’s not a redesign. But it is...

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3 facts about Oklahoma City homicides you should know

Though the overall number of homicides was down compared to 2013, OKCPD officer-involved shootings shot up dramatically.

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Dumb moves lead to life without a smartphone

I lived three days without a phone this week. It sounds easy – even relaxing, maybe – but it wasn’t. It was stressful — more...

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ICYMI: 5 facts about Oklahoma gun sales and mental health records

Oklahoma lags in providing mental health records to an FBI database used to prevent certain people from buying firearms.

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5 Oklahoma laws you might not know about

The Oklahoma hoodie bill has a lot of people talking, but here are 5 Oklahoma laws you might not have known about.

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Find us on Twitter ... and on other platforms, too

I know a smart fella who’s a great case study in the way people consume news digitally these days. This guy I know is a...

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10 notable Oklahomans who died in 2014

Oklahoma is full of incredible people who have done incredible things. Though we lost a lot of our own this year, here are just...

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A look back at digital additions for subscribers in 2014

The year in the digital news world here went about as planned. In 2014, our audience for NewsOK grew. That’s a record for...

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Behold, the most dangerous anti-gun PSA ever

It doesn’t matter what you feel about guns, you gotta admit this anti-gun PSA is dangerous.

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Downtown Big Screen is worth seeing in person

It’s been more than a year since The Oklahoman reported that it was moving downtown. That was Nov. 18, 2013. I saw the...

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Connect and listen -- The Oklahoman Radio is a reason to get digital

I had a nice phone conversation this week with someone who has two of my favorite qualities. He was enthusiastic He was a...

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Contest: Let's see those holiday lights!

‘Tis the season for holiday lights. And, we want to see just how festive the entire state is. When you’re out and about this...

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#GivingTuesday: How are you giving back?

How are you giving back and making a difference this #GivingTuesday? Let us know by taking an #unselfie and sharing it...

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5 Oklahoma counties where it's easiest to live, and 5 where it's hardest to live

Earlier this year The New York times put together an interactive map that takes a look at the hardest U.S. counties to live in....

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A steady demand for a longtime service

The audience on NewsOK continues to grow. Traffic patterns evolve, and audience interests shift depending on the topics of the...

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10 things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a day for spending time with family and friends and, yes, enjoying some delicious food. But it’s also a time to...

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Oklahoman.com: Holding the newspaper on your phone

I had the opportunity to speak with a longtime subscriber a couple of weeks ago. She’s been reading The Oklahoman every day for...

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POLL: What's your favorite Thanksgiving food?

I’m curious: What do Oklahomans like to eat on Thanksgiving? What is your favorite Thanksgiving food? Take the poll below and...

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#LICKatOKC: This issue is for the dogs...and cats

Just. LOOK. At. These. Faces. LOOKatOKC published its #LICKatOKC pet issue today, and it’s everything we could ever hope for...

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11 Oklahoman subscribers have conversation and 'Coffee with the editor'

Last week, we promoted an opportunity for subscribers to have coffee with the editor. We held up our end. We supplied the...

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Oklahoma average student loan debt 5th lowest in U.S., study shows

Oklahoma was among the lowest in the nation when it came to average student loan debt and the proportion of students graduating...

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What this dog is capable of will make your jaw drop

I love dogs. They’re smart and capable animals. And some of them, as evident by the below gif, are incredible patient and show...

Sports

Behold this gloriously ugly Thunder sweater

How many varying patterns do an ugly sweater make? This one, sold by Clark Toys, appears to have five of them, and if that...

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Different and fun: #HeyDave hashtag is a great place to start

Dave Morris listened to what was happening in his community. His ears perked up. “That’s a good story,” he thought. He shared...

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That time Barry Switzer grabbed dinner with The Captain in Tulsa

Barry Switzer posted this photo on Twitter apparently after having dinner with William Shatner on Friday in Tulsa. Great dinner...

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#FeelGoodFriday: This photo of 2-year-old Brooklyn Lynn Lilly is what happy endings are all about

This is a photo of pure elation. That’s 2-year-old Brooklyn Lynn Lilly of Tawas City, Mich. She wandered off from a family...

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POLL: Do guns make homes safer?

A recent Gallup poll asked Americans if guns make homes safer. The answer? Six-in-10 believe they do: According to Gallup, the...

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Oklahoma among the worst states in midterm voter turnout

Voter turnout for Tuesday's midterm election here in Oklahoma was the lowest in decades. And while midterm elections typically...

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POLLS: Just how much into politics are you?

It’s Nov. 4, which means a good number of you guys will be headed to the polls to vote for this and that. Some of you are, no...

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3 things you should remember about NewsOK.com this week

It’s Election day, almost The votes come in Tuesday night. That will be a big deal. NewsOK will have live coverage with updated...

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When you're watching the Thunder game, pick up your phone and visit NewsOK

And now our attention turns to basketball again. It hasn’t been very long since we closed the 2013-14 season for the Oklahoma...

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Dartmouth student newspaper: 'Abolish the Greek system'

The student newspaper for Dartmouth College published a front-page editorial on Friday calling for the Ivy League school to...

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#SundayStories series offers an insight into stories behind great posts

The #MyOklahoma hashtag is more than a year old. We’ve chosen a photo to feature in the newspaper every day and we’ve promoted...

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Duncan triple homicide: 5 things we learned about Alan Hruby

[img][/img] Stephens County District Attorney Jason Hicks held a press conference today offering new details in the case of...

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The Oklahoman's Archives: A window to the past

Did you know you had access to the best time machine ever invented? At a conference this past week, I had the opportunity to...

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Good reads: Where to find the NewsOK investigations of 2014

A staff of reporters investigates and reports it. The Oklahoman publishes it in its printed editions of the newspaper....

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OHP trooper who arrested Moore suspect in 2010 says she 'would have killed him'

In a recent interview with CNN, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper who scuffled with the murder defendant in the Moore...

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Oklahoma beheading: 5 new facts we learned about the attack today

The Cleveland County District Attorney held a press conference today offering new details in the case of Alton Nolen, the man...

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Muslims banned: Arkansas gun range owner declares business 'Muslim-free zone'

Jan Morgan, the owner of The Gun Cave Indoor Firing Range, has banned all Muslims from her business, declaring it a...

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The bottom of the article is just the beginning of your visit

When you’re reading an article on NewsOK.com, read to the bottom. Why? Well, good information is there — even to the end. A...

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VIDEO: Syrian woman secretly films life in ISIS-controlled Raqqa

A Syrian woman secretly filmed what life is like in Raqqa, which is currently controlled by ISIS. The content was shown on...

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5 things that taste better than Norman water

Ya’ll taste the water in Norman lately? It’s horrible. Apparently it’s because Lake No Fish Dirtybird Thunderbird is turning...

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WATCH: Time-lapse video + Jabee's 'Boombox' = State Fair 2014

Check out this quick video from the NewsOK video team. Videographers Kyle Roberts and Greg Singleton use a GoPro action camera...

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VarsityStats app scores a touchdown for prep sports fans

The best source for high school scores and stats just got better. NewsOK VarsityStats is at newsok.com/varsitystats — and...

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James Harden came *this* close to falling off a bridge in Spain

Former Thunder sixth man extraordinaire James Harden’s currently in Spain with Team USA as they steamroll international...

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Share your Oklahoma State Fair photos with NewsOK Now

We launched the NewsOK Now iPhone app and website just as summer was beginning. We pushed it a bit with some special events —...

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OU football: Name that coach!

Football season is alive and well, and the University of Oklahoma Sooners are off to a solid start, sitting pretty at 2-0. The...

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Deal of the day: 7 weeks of never-ending pasta, breadsticks, salad and more for $100

Cutting right to the chase here: Olive Garden is offering seven weeks of never-ending pasta, breadsticks, salad and soft drinks...

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Friday night football lights up NewsOK; take a seat in our online bleachers

High school football is always a big deal on NewsOK.com. If you’ve spent any time on our website on a Friday night or Saturday...

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Fast food strike: 5 tough jobs that pay less than $15 an hour

There’s been a ton of talk this year about the fast food industry. No, not about the lackluster foodstuffs (except for Braum’s...

Life

This baby's reaction to a head rub is too cute

Someone suggests the baby looks like Vizzini from “The Princess Bride.” I can kind of see it!

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Kid's school assignment answers: 'Go get the belt'

redditor Batmansappendix uploaded a hilarious (or sad, if you’re sensitive) picture of his younger brother’s homework...

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Help The Oklahoman name the narrators

We’re awaiting a new arrival in the coming weeks. There will be two new voices on our team, and they will be working for you....

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More than $7,000 donated online to support OKC officer accused of sexual assault

An Oklahoma City police officer accused of raping and groping several women while on duty was charged Friday with 16 offenses....

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Entertaining moments on NewsOK welcomed in a week of serious news

It’s been a serious couple of weeks. NewsOK.com has had updates every day — many times per day — on the unrest in Ferguson. And...

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VIDEO: Mitch McGary discusses his marijuana suspension with Vice Sports

Back in June, Thunder beat reporter Darnell Mayberry said in his profile of Mitch McGary that the newly drafted big man didn’t...

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Austin beer brewer sells epic 99-pack for $99

Anybody want to drive down I-35 with me? Austin Beerworks in Austin, Tex. launched a new brew called the Peacemaker this week...

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Russell Westbrook poses for photo with Russell Westbrook

I sincerely hope that Russell Westbrook runs his own official Russell Westbrook Facebook page because that would mean that...

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Share your back-to-school photos with us

Parents, students and teachers: are you ready for the new school year to start? Share your back-to-school photos with us...

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Here's how much $100 is worth in Oklahoma

If you’re lucky enough to have $100 in your pocket, you’re already ahead of most of America. But, you can also rest assured...

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Johnny Football flips the bird at an opposing bench

Midway through the third quarter in the Monday night preseason NFL matchup between the Browns and the Redskins, Johnny Manziel...

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Watch something bad happen to James Harden

Okay, it’s not that bad. Now that James Harden’s leading a conference rival and not coming off the Thunder’s bench though,...

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Ah, heck no: Plane takes off as tornado touches down behind it

Nope. Nope nope nope nope nope. Twitter user Robbie Kane (@robbikane) shared an image with the world earlier today of a plane...

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Email newsletters: A great way to find what’s new on NewsOK

Years ago, we were very proud about launching our new feature on NewsOK.com. Here I am, writing about it — 13 years later. And...

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PHOTO: Adrian Peterson autographs a fan's prosthetic leg

Thursday was the Minnesota Vikings’ final day in training camp and it looks like the team’s star running back and former...

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Blogger: '10 Types Of Moms That Suck'

Single mother/blogger Brianne McDonald wrote an interesting post called “10 Types Of Moms That Suck,” and it’s been gaining...

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LOL: If alcohol labels told the truth

If alcohol labels told the truth, what would they say? One redditor decided to answer that question: View the entire...

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Oklahoma City Instameet winners announced

Congrats to our overall Boathouse District Instameet winner Bo Apitz! Bo, @le_ciudad, was among about 25 photographers who...

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NewsOK Contributors ready to be the next big thing

Contributors are the next big thing for NewsOK. As we’ve expanded in recent years, there’s always something that trends on...

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Guns, guns, guns: Anti-gun PSA inspires pro-gun PSA

Love them or hate them, Everytown For Gun Safety’s latest round of video public service announcements about gun violence is...

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The Oklahoman's Facebook account is full of facts and fun

The Oklahoman’s Facebook page is full of celebrities. Don’t believe me? James Taylor is there right now. If you want to see...

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OU fan buys TexsaSports.com to troll Texas fans after spelling error

If there’s one thing the Texas Longhorns learned today, it’s to never give Sooner fans an opening to mess with you — because...

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Football to family, Hollywood to Hamas -- find it all on NewsOK

To me, summer ends the day of the Big 12 Media Days. It’s about traffic patterns. Everything slows down just a bit during the...

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Oklahoma's road to becoming a red state

  Oklahoma is known as the reddest state in the country, but it wasn’t always that way. MSNBC’s Luke Russert...

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Hobby Lobby founders plan to combat 'ignorance of what God has taught' with Bible museum in D.C.

After winning a high-profile Supreme Court case last month, Hobby Lobby founder and president Steve Green wants to plant a...

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Malaysian flight passenger's eerie Facebook photo: 'If it disappears, this is what it looks like'

  “If it disappears, this is what it looks like.” That’s what a Dutch man named Cor Pan captioned a Facebook photo of his...

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Instagram contest: Share your summer photos with us

What does living in Oklahoma in the summer mean to you? Tag your summer pics with #SummerInThePlains, and we’ll collect them in...

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NewsOK's next Instameet is set for July 27

Let’s meet again. The Oklahoman‘s director of photography Doug Hoke will join other staff members at the Devon Boathouse on...

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Oklahoma termites: 5 things I learned while dealing with them

“It’s not a matter of if, but when.” That’s what Edwin Conant, owner/operator of Get’em Pest Control, told me about Oklahoma...

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Join us for another OKC Instameet

Hey Oklahoma photographers! Whether you’re a hobbyist or a pro, we’d like to invite you to come out and shoot photos with us at...

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Parade Magazine now available to Print Replica subscribers

Parade Magazine appears in The Oklahoman every week. It’s packaged nicely in the Sunday paper that — if you’re like me — you...

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OMG: President Obama did something horrible yesterday

Love him or hate him, we can all agree President Barack Obama broke a serious, serious rule, as captured in this photograph:...

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GUNS AND SELF-DEFENSE: Map shows where guns have been used in defense of self, property

There’s this website called Guns Save Lives that posts news from the firearms world, whether it’s general information about...

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What this guy's little sister did will melt your heart

(And how ’bout that headline, yeah?!)

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You choose Tuesday: your vote and how to follow the results on The Oklahoman and NewsOK

Tuesday is a big night for Oklahoma. And that means it’s a big night for NewsOK.com and The Oklahoman. Oklahoma voters will...

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NewsOK Mobile has a new look

We don’t like to use the word ‘redesign.’ It has a negative connotation to us at the OPUBCO offices. It sounds like a huge...

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WATCH: Son surprises father with amazing 57th birthday present

The younger man shown in this video was 8 years old when he made a promise to his father that he’d get him a 1957 Chevrolet Bel...

Life

Photos: D-Day then and now

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the landings at Normandy, which is the largest seaborne invasion in history that eventually...

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Share your black-and-white image; get published in The Oklahoman

I’m an Instagram user now. I wrote about how I would start using that account more in weeks to come, and I have. I like it....

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The Oklahoman online: Any way you want it

I spoke with a subscriber to The Oklahoman last week. He had a request for a specific piece of content on the platform where he...

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Vegetarians, vegans be warned: E. coli outbreak in hummus, walnuts and dips

Earlier this week a ground beef recall weighing in at 1.8 million pounds happened due to some nasty E. coli. Now that recall is...

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5 things I learned from buying a storm shelter

My wife and I finally got a storm shelter. We’re not sure what took us so long, but last year’s severe weather season made up...

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Feedback from readers greater than every award

Last Sunday, we published a piece in The Oklahoman titled, “Deadly Force.” It was researched and written by Juliana Keeping,...

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Last night's OKC Thunder win summed up in one awesome gif

Last night’s Oklahoma City Thunder 105-104 win over the Los Angeles Clippers was something else. It was a tense final minute of...

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NewsOK's Thunder page takes you to the game

Our state is still in the middle of Thunder-mania. It might only last through this week. It might last another month or more....

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WATCH: WWE, Daniel Bryan honor Connor the Crusher, a young fan who died

In 2012, 7-year-old Connor Michalek, who suffered from pediatric brain cancer, had his dream come true when he met his favorite...

Life

WATCH: Oklahoma Representative says Satanic monument not what Oklahomans want

Oklahoma Rep. Paul Wesselhoft spoke with Huffington Post this past week to discuss his thoughts on the proposed Satanic...

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Oklahoma Satanic monument revealed: Have a look

Remember all the commotion earlier this year about the proposed Satanic monument to be installed in front of the Oklahoma...

Life

Go ahead and cry: Dog lost during Hurricane Sandy reunited with his family 18 months later

Whatever you call it — coincidence, miracle, perfect timing — you can’t deny that this story is amazing. From the...

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NewsOK growing gram by (Insta)gram

I’m on Instagram. Admittedly, I don’t use that social media platform nearly as much as Facebook or Twitter, but I’m there. And...

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POLL: Sen. Inhofe says 'Oklahomans believe Obama promotes Islam.' Well, do you?

Tulsa World has this story that says Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe says Oklahomans (like you and me) believe President Barack Obama...

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WATCH: This inspiring video will move you to tears, and you'll like it

I’d give you a head’s up of what to expect from this extremely moving and inspiration Powerade commercial, but then I’d ruin...

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What they're saying about Oklahoma's botched execution

While only 12 reporters witnessed Oklahoma’s botched execution of convicted murderer Clayton Lockett Tuesday evening, news...

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It isn't news, but watch this graduation backflip go wrong

Ouch. Ouchouchouchouchouch. Check out this student from Davenport University attempt a celebratory backflip, only to have it go...

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Try The Oklahoman's Print Replica edition this weekend

If you have not tried The Oklahoman’s Print Replica product, this weekend is the time to give it a shot. We have some scheduled...

Life

It isn't news, but watch this guy's reaction to becoming a grandpa

I think some dust or something just got in my eyes. As seen on reddit!

Life

'Better off as slaves': So wonders Cliven Bundy about black people

Cliven Bundy has gone from obscurity to the center of a political tug-of-war, and he’s embracing every bit of the attention...

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It isn't news, but check out how happy this kid is because of hockey player Jordin Tootoo

Professional hockey player Jordin Tootoo is now professional at being awesome. Because he did this:

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Oregon: Powered by aborted fetus tissue?

What if you found out you got your electricity from the burning of tissue from aborted fetuses? Apparently that’s happening in...

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It isn't news, but look at this creepy hornets nest

I came across this on reddit and thought I’d share. #NightmaresForDays

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Go ahead and laugh: Charles Barkley's golf swing

Now that’s some funny stuff. I don’t know much about golf, but I know he’s doing something wrong. Or, the club is too short for...

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Watch: Train narrowly misses man crossing the tracks

Growing older means losing a step or two. But doesn’t growing older also mean growing wiser? And wisdom dictates “don’t ever...

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Miss The Oklahoman's advertising inserts online? Now they're on Oklahoman.com

We know you are out there. Some of you read the newspaper every day and find great value in all the extensive coverage of news...

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Watch: Guy goes on epic rant against 'bullies' of autistic and people with disabilities

Bullies prey on people they perceive as weak. That’s what they look for. … And they perceive you, or your loved ones who are...

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Video: Want a Porche 911? This guy's story might make you think twice

Imagine you’ve saved up your hard-earned money to finally buy the car of your dreams: In this case, it’s a brand new Porsche...

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Show us your throwback prom photos

It’s that time of year again: Prom season. It’s a rite of passage for many teenagers, who are on the hunt for the perfect...

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Sports bar sign: 'I like my beer how I like my violence...'

Sidewalk signs give the chance to businesses to really grab the attention of potential customers. Using humor and colorful...

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Newsroom 101 students participate in 15-second journalism video challenge

“What do journalists do?” That’s the question we asked our Newsroom 101 students on Saturday and challenged them to answer it...

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Follow the 'Addicted Oklahoma' series on your computers and phones

Last Sunday, The Oklahoman and Oklahoma Watch unveiled a project that some of its best investigative reporters and storytellers...

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4 tips for surviving Oklahoma earthquakes

Earthquakes, am I right? Oklahomans are used to Mother Nature’s ebb and flow, but these stronger-than-normal earthquakes are...

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Photos just a swipe away with new galleries on NewsOK Mobile

This week, the thousands of photos on NewsOK just got a little easier to hold in your hand. We launch something new on NewsOK...

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The 10 best protest signs at today's education rally

With an estimated 25,000 people out at the state Capitol Monday rallying for an increase in public funding for education, it’s...

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Become a contributor on NewsOK

We have a lot of articles on NewsOK about a lot of topics. Hundreds cycle through our home page every day. They come from our...

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Was that an earthquake? NewsOK will tell you

Did you feel that? Was it the wind rattling the windows? Did one of the kids slam a door? Wait. That was an earthquake. Maybe....

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Twitter celebrates 8th birthday, allows users to search for first tweets

Twitter is celebrating its upcoming 8th birthday by allowing users to search for their first tweets. The company has...

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Check your email -- there's news there

I live on email. I don’t think I’m alone. I write often about how NewsOK and The Oklahoman have great websites, mobile sites...

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ICYMI: 5 stories that made you ask 'what the what?!' (March 14 edition)

You know those news stories that make you shake your head, thinking, “What is the world coming to?” Or, those stories that...

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Oklahoma students create inspirational YouTube video for teacher battling cancer

Mustang students are rallying around their middle school science teacher who was diagnosed with cancer in May 2013. A group of...

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Meet the No. 1 reader for The Oklahoman and NewsOK

She reads The Oklahoman every day. Every day. Never misses a day. When I visit, it’s there on the coffee table. Every time. And...

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Oklahoma cheerleading group receives support through social media after gym fire

A Miami, Okla. cheerleading organization, known as Miami Elite, is getting support on social media from other cheer groups...

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Share your selfie with us -- we want to see you and OKC

We want you to participate in our #OKCSelfie contest this year.     All you need is a smart phone and a face. That...

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Journalism is not a crime: Al Jazeera launches global campaign to free staff

People from all over the world are coming together today to take part in a campaign for the release of Al Jazeera journalists...

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#OKCselfie photo contest: Win a DSLR camera, be published in The Oklahoman

For Outlook 2014, we’re asking readers to share their #OKCselfie photos of the city. Get creative and snap photos of a...

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A GIF Wrap-Up Of The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

The 2014 Winter Olympics came to a close Sunday night with Russia poking fun at itself for a mishap during the opening ceremony...

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Will this new bill make rape an invisible crime?

Can you imagine not knowing if a rapist is targeting your neighborhood? Usually, law enforcement and the media work together...

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Who's going to win the Daytona 500?

Our editors spend time every day making sure that our high-interest topic landing pages on NewsOK.com are updated for...

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OKC roller derby team raising money to keep banked track in Oklahoma

Will the days of banked track roller derby in Oklahoma soon be over? Not if the OKC Outlaws have anything to say about it. The...

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A timelapse of Oklahoma earthquakes

It’s no secret that the ground beneath our feet has been shaking a bit more in recent years. Yesterday NewsOK reported that...

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NewsOK live coverage articles offer fast updates for sports fans

I sat at Lloyd Noble Center with a couple of friends a few weeks ago. It was Bedlam basketball, and my pal had a couple of...

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Facebook offers custom gender options for users

Facebook rolled out new gender settings Thursday, offering options to users who don’t identify as male or female. “So today,...

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Enter to win tickets to the Bart & Nadia Perfect 10 gymnastics challenge

Want to win tickets to the Perfect 10 Challenge on Friday, Feb. 21? Enter our ticket giveaway here. The Perfect 10 Challenge...

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Oklahoma restaurant owner says he doesn't want gays around

Have you ever been turned away at a restaurant because the color or your skin or perceived sexual orientation? One of the top...

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The world participates in a 10-year-old's party

Facebook turned 10 this week. But if you are on the Internet at all, you knew that, right? I knew it because everyone was...