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Creating a culinary herb garden

If you love to garden and also love to cook, culinary herbs are ideal for your garden. Many kinds are adapted to and grow...

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Marni Jameson: Be your own florist

Years ago I got my hair professionally done for a wedding, and I remember the stylist saying, “I’m going to make it look like...

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Tennis and tropical plants: New French Open court is wild

PARIS (AP) — Tennis and tropical plants: The stunning new court at the French Open is, quite literally, wild.Surrounded on all...

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Oklahoma County property transactions from The Oklahoman for May 25, 2019

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $114 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Urban design comes home to NE16 in Oklahoma City

To say an old house has "good bones" means the most important elements are sound — foundation, infrastructure, layout, all...

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Oklahoman's Listing of the Week

The Listing of the Week is an updated traditional home with pool on a 0.27-acre cul de sac lot in Val Verde addition. The...

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Home and garden notes for May 25

To submit items, call Melissa Howell at 475-3770 or send email to mhowell@oklahoman.com. Reference “Home and garden calendar.”...

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Oklahoma City building permits

Edmond Public Schools: 1701 NW 150, Charles Haskell Elementary, school, add-on, $3,000,000. Life Covenant Church: 7800 S Walker...

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House Detective: Getting to root of plumbing problem

DEAR BARRY: Our house just went into escrow, and the buyer's home inspector is concerned about the large tree in our front...

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Real estate notes from The Oklahoman for May 25, 2019

JAH Realty buys former Toys 'R' Us JAH Realty LP bought the former Toys “R” Us building at 2121 NW 138, which is adjacent to...

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Experience mounts as homebuyers meet sellers in a rising middle

Home sales in Oklahoma City are strong, builders have a lot to do and experienced buyers and sellers — first-time move-up...

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Historic cottages could be torn down in north Mississippi

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — The National Park Service is considering dismantling some historic buildings in Mississippi because nobody...

Health

Faces of concussions: NHL's head-on battle with an epidemic

HOMER GLEN, Ill. (AP) — Wearing a black shirt with "Fight for your happiness" on the front and "Sick not weak" on the back,...

Business

Sorting out recycling programs: Which ones work best?

Changing markets and confusion over what can be thrown in recycling bins has forced some communities to rethink or even suspend...

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Grave Gardeners: Volunteers help spiff up old cemeteries

The cemeteries of yore existed as much for the living as for the dead. People would picnic and relax there as they would in a...

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Respect the soil in your garden: Don't add plastic to it

Before it's too late, I must address one of my pet peeves: deliberately putting plastic in soil.Take, for instance, black...

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Tennessee House speaker shrugs off 'no confidence' vote

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee on Monday said he was ready to call lawmakers back to Nashville for a special...

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Lawyer: Three handwritten wills are found in Aretha Franklin's Michigan home, months after famous singer's death.

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Lawyer: Three handwritten wills are found in Aretha Franklin's Michigan home, months after famous...

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Missing red panda found safe in tree outside Fargo zoo

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A red panda who escaped his compound at a zoo in North Dakota has been found, grooming himself in a tree...

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Why wood floors are suddenly the design of the moment

When you first enter the foyer of designer Katie Ridder and her architect husband Peter Pennoyer's house in New York's Dutchess...

'It’s about identity': How Children's Hospital is leading in care for gender diverse teens

HealthApr 21, 2019

You won’t find a sign on the door for the Roy G. Biv program at The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center, and if you weren’t looking for messages, you might assume whoever picked out the decorations had a soft spot for rainbows. That’s part...

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Oklahoma City building permits

Flintco: 8300 N Oklahoma Ave., office, erect, $24,000,000. Casey's Marketing Co.: 13001 W Reno Ave., retail sales, erect,...

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Rodd Moesel, Plant with planning or reckless abandon?

We are in the heart of the spring planting season and can plant most all of the warm-season plants, grass seed, trees, shrubs...

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Kenneth R. Harney, New lawsuits raise question of who should pay homebuyer's agent

WASHINGTON — The long knives are out again for one of American real estate's oldest and most controversial traditions:...

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Home and garden notes for May 18

To submit items, call Melissa Howell at 475-3770 or send email to mhowell@oklahoman.com. Reference “Home and garden calendar.”...

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Marni Jameson, Spring is time for a little tree appreciation

"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” ― Chinese proverb If you are breathing right...

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Craig Smith Building and 18 Oklahoma businesses partner to support The Sparrow Project

A custom home by Craig Smith Building in the Rivendell addition will be decorated by 18 local businesses for a fundraiser to...

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Paul Bianchina, New faucet is an easy bathroom fix-up

Whether you’re looking for an easy way to breathe some new life into your older bathroom or you’re just sick of that irritating...

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Master Gardeners gardens open in Norman

NORMAN — The Cleveland County Master Gardener Association opens its teaching and demonstration garden to the public from 9 a.m....

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Barry Stone, Siding warps on 2-year-old house

DEAR BARRY: The exterior siding on our home has become warped and wavy. When we bought the house, we thought the siding was...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for May 18, 2019

The Listing of the Week is an infill townhouse with "coastal modernist vibes" in the SoSA neighborhood, "south of St....

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Oklahoma County Treasurer property tax sale details, slices of life, now a click away

The Oklahoma County Treasurer’s resale property website — a list of properties to be auctioned for taxes owed — now has...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for May 18, 2019

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County according to deeds released from County Clerk David O. Hooten's office. To search more...

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UBuildIt front office gets new home in Oklahoma City

Bob Braudrick is like that guy on TV in the 1980s who liked his electric razor so much he bought the company. Victor Kiam...

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Miller in May Home Tour is an invitation to time travel in Oklahoma City

The Miller in May Home Tour honors more than vintage houses: It showcases history, from grand narrative — the origins and...

Crime

Inmates riot, set fire at prison in western Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Hundreds of police and soldiers have retaken control of a prison in western Indonesia following a...

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Retail sales in 2019 are a wild ride, slip 0.2% in April

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales declined last month as Americans cut back their spending on clothes, appliances, and home...

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Museums laud design inspired by, committed to nature

The Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York and the Cube design museum in Kerkrade, Netherlands, have joined forces...

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Easy-breezy: Planning ahead can make your picnic just that

As the weather warms up, many of us start thinking about enjoying our meals outdoors. But a seamless, successful picnic takes...

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New shrub rose hybrids are easy to care for, easy to love

Roses are among the oldest flowers in cultivation, although many have earned a reputation as fussy or difficult to grow. Some...

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The Latest: Couple with $2 billion win still resent Monsanto

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on $2 billion verdict against Monsanto (all times local):7 p.m.A Northern California couple...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for May 11, 2019

Clayco: 8201 Pole Road, office-warehouse, erect, $10,000,000. Schwob Building Co.: 5400 SW 29, office-warehouse, add-on,...

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Home and Garden Notes from The Oklahoman for May 11, 2019

To submit items, call Melissa Howell at 475-3770 or send email to mhowell@oklahoman.com. Reference “Home and garden calendar.”...

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Household items everyone should have before turning 30

When Scott Roewer, founder of the Organizing Agency, finished his master's in education in 2000, his parents asked him what he...

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Deep Deuce Home Tour highlights historic area of downtown OKC

A dozen real estate agents from as many firms will throw open the doors of 18 townhouses — including Kevin Durant's former (but...

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Miller in May Home Tour is in 20th year in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City’s historic Miller neighborhood will welcome visitors May 18-19 for the 20th Miller in May Home Tour. Seven homes,...

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Oklahoman's Listing of the Week

The Listing of the Week is a freshly remodeled home on a corner lot with a pool and lake view in gated and guard-monitored...

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Garden task list and summer gardening workshop

We have had so much rain this spring that you may just now be getting your bedding plants and vegetable gardens planted. It is...

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Kenneth R. Harney, Zillow faces legal action over its co-marketing program

WASHINGTON — Zillow is back in hot water: A class-action suit against the online realty giant is moving forward after insider...

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Barry Stone: Agent rejects buyer’s home inspector

DEAR BARRY: When we bought our home, our agent was displeased with our choice of home inspector and convinced us to use someone...

Paint job concern gives neighbor 'paws'

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QUESTION: My dog ran out of the house into a neighbor’s garage. Unfortunately, there were kitchen cabinets that were drying after being recently painted. My furry friend left a few small, paw prints. I immediately told the homeowner, offered to...

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Marni James, It’s just stuff, some say, but is it?

It’s just stuff, the decluttering experts and articles tell you. Well, I say, it’s not just stuff. And now I have backup. In...

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Paul Bianchina, Some common questions about your next fence project

If building, or perhaps rebuilding, a fence is on your spring or summer project list this year, here are answers to a few...

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Oklahoma County property sales for May 11, 2019

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

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AP source: Biden rakes in $750,000 at Hollywood fundraiser

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joe Biden raked in over $750,000 during a fundraiser attended by Hollywood powerbrokers, a major haul that...

News

Frank Lloyd Wright home in Rockford to get visitors' center

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — There are plans to open a visitors' center in Rockford, Illinois, for the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed...

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New doc chronicles how a California farming oasis came to be

MOORPARK, Calif. (AP) — John and Molly Chester, a filmmaker and a chef, had made a decision that many urbanites only fantasize...

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ASK A DESIGNER: The stylish and multifunctional garage

What if your home had a spare room you'd never noticed before? Your garage, even if it has one or more cars in it, can pull...

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APNewsBreak: Iowa patrol lieutenant faces inquiry over move

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa State Patrol supervisor received $40,000 in relocation benefits as part of a reassignment to...

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In a labyrinth garden, every path is the right one

A labyrinth garden should not be puzzling — that's a maze. A labyrinth and a maze were once the same, but the labyrinth has...

Life

State briefs for May 7

OKLAHOMA CITY Crossings Church plans Senior Day Senior Day at Crossings Church, 14600 N Portland, will allow adults 55 and...

Sports

Maximum Security's Preakness status unclear after Derby DQ

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The next stop in the chase for the Triple Crown is the Preakness, though both Maximum Security and...

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The Latest: Country House pays $132.40 to win at Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on Saturday's 145th running of the Kentucky Derby (all times local):7:40 p.m.Country House's...

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Stretch of road in Los Angeles renamed Obama Boulevard

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A stretch of road in Los Angeles has been renamed after former President Barack Obama.A concert and ceremony...

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First finisher Maximum Security is disqualified; Country House, a 65-1 long shot, declared Kentucky Derby winner

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — First finisher Maximum Security is disqualified; Country House, a 65-1 long shot, declared Kentucky...

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Marni Jameson, Book is a who’s who of the decorating world

When I heard that a book was coming out this month billing itself as the definitive collection of the world’s most fabulous...

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Home and garden notes

To submit items, call Melissa Howell at 475-3770 or send email to mhowell@oklahoman.com. Reference “Home and garden calendar.”...

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Millennials make their way in Oklahoma City housing

Despite their bad rap — they're accused of being narcissistic, entitled, unmotivated, shallow — Oklahoma City is at peace with...

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Oklahoma City Realtor among national 30 Under 30 award winners

Less than three years after starting her own real estate company, a young Realtor has received a major national award. Anya...

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Kenneth R. Harney, Lenders opening doors to a wider swath of homebuyers

WASHINGTON — Do you want to buy a house but worry that your credit profile will disqualify you for a mortgage? Take another...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for May 4, 2019

Manhattan Construction Co.: 1235 NW 38, hotel-motel, remodel, $4,400,000. Baron Design & Associates LLC: 9701 N Council...

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Swing with spring: It's time to plant away in central Oklahoma

Spring is in full swing and we are able to plant most everything as night temperatures are now consistently above 50 F. You can...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for May 4, 2019

The Listing of the Week is a large home with an indoor swimming pool, and a 2,600-square-foot shop, on 2.8 acres in southwest...

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Barry Stone, Comparative ways to seal asphalt driveway

DEAR BARRY: When we bought our house, our home inspector reported that the asphalt driveway was cracked and worn. He said the...

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Parade of Homes Spring Festival continues in Oklahoma City

The Parade of Homes Spring Festival continues with more than 100 new houses open free to the public from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday,...

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Pollinator plant sale planned at Paseo Farmers Market Saturday

Pollinators, bees, wasps, butterflies and other insects that spread pollen needed for vegetable and fruit plants to grow have...

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Bath hardware makes a stylish splash

Step in the bathroom, turn on the tap. Step in the shower, turn on the faucet.Just mundane parts of the daily routine, right?...

Business

Quail Creek Home Tour is Saturday in Oklahoma City

The fourth annual tour Quail Creek Home Tour, a fundraiser for neighborhood improvements, will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m....

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Keep pets away from gardens to prevent food-borne illness

Animal waste tainting fresh produce is one of the major causes of food-borne ailments. So farmers markets and pick-your-own...

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Wild-looking and sustainable is the trend in garden design

Whether it's on an enormous estate or outside a little house, the modern garden aims for wild-looking landscapes, native...

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Jennifer McMahon's 'The Invited' is a powerful novel

"The Invited: a Novel" (Doubleday), by Jennifer McMahonJennifer McMahon again proves that the modern ghost story is more than...

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Farzaneh brothers support education, housing, other causes in central Oklahoma

MOORE — Revolution didn’t break out in Iran 40 years ago until after the Farzaneh brothers left to study architecture at the...

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Armenian trans woman gets threats after parliament speech

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — A transgender woman who broke boundaries with a speech in Armenia's parliament says she has received...

'Oklahoma Is Black': Internationally known artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh celebrates the 'everyday, regular blackness'...

NewsApr 7, 2019

This spring, portraits of Tatyana Fazlalizadeh’s mother, aunts and brother, faces of folks from her old neighborhood and even her memories of burgers from Geronimo’s and chicken from Bobo’s are emblazoned on the walls of Oklahoma Contemporary...

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Take a look out there, Quail Creek Home Tour to show off decades of design in northwest Oklahoma City

Homes in this year's Quail Creek Home Tour span the decades from the neighborhood's midcentury beginnings to the latest...

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Kenneth R. Harney, Is the tax overhaul law impacting real estate?

WASHINGTON — A new report from the New York Federal Reserve sheds light on a question that's been hanging over the American...

Business

The Symphony Show House will go on in Oklahoma City

The Symphony Show House has been a longstanding Mother’s Day tradition for countless families in Oklahoma City, but this year,...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for April 27, 2019

The Listing of the Week is a two-story French-style home in the Cascata Falls neighborhood north of Simmons Road and east of...

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Don't flip out; be suspicious; do due diligence when buying a flipped house

"Buyer beware" is a good idea when buying a house, even with contract stipulations, disclosure laws, house inspections, home...

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Home and garden notes for April 27

To submit items, call Melissa Howell at 475-3770 or send email to mhowell@oklahoman.com. Reference “Home and garden calendar.”...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for April 27, 2019

Lippert Brothers: 615 N Classen Blvd., office, erect, $8,881,000. Kirkpatrick Forest Curtis PC: 7210 SW 29, office, erect,...

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Honors planned for World War I veteran with unmarked grave in Oklahoma City

Even a century after he served, however briefly, and 55 years after his death, Army Pvt. Ulysses Grant Moore, a World War I...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for April 27, 2019

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $39 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Marni Jameson, Top 10 spring cleaning tasks – Just do it

Ah spring! The season of hay fever, taxes and deep cleaning. Yuck. Besides the general housekeeping that I know you do on a...

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Fool-proof annuals and perennials for your gardens, plus Master Gardener training

The spring gardening season is in full force! If you are searching for some well-adapted, easy-to-find, low-maintenance and...

Sports

Taylor Swift to open Billboard Awards with performance

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift will open next week's Billboard Music Awards with a performance of her new single "ME!"Swift...

Business

Thousands mourn Bosnian government critic slain in ambush

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Sobbing with grief, thousands of Bosnians attended the funeral Thursday of a prominent...

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Make a home down payment without wrecking your finances

Maximizing a home down payment can make sense: The bigger the down payment, the lower the monthly mortgage bill and the better...

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Decorate with giant paper flowers for Mother's Day and more

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Sure, a single stem tucked in a bud vase looks pretty alongside breakfast in bed, but why not go big this...

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Annual OSU-OKC Spring Plant Sale set for April 24-27

Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City’s annual Spring Plant Sale will return this week, with a number of seasonal plants...

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As tensions rise, Bosnian Serb businessman slain in ambush

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A prominent Bosnian Serb businessman who owns a private security firm was shot dead along...

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6 little tricks that every cook should know

There are certain small skills that make life better and easier. I'm well aware that many of them take place outside of the...

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Give your flower and veggie seedlings some tough love

Seedlings raised on windowsills or in greenhouses have been coddled to some degree and aren't ready to face the great outdoors....

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New photos mark 1st birthday of Britain's Prince Louis

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, have released new photos of their youngest child Prince Louis to...

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Paseo Farmers Market to start new season Saturday, April 27

Just east of the Fairlawn Cemetery along N Shartel Avenue is a house with a backyard full of vegetables and flowers. A...

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Make a statement in a room through its 'fifth wall': The ceiling

What does the Sistine Chapel have in common with a house for a family of eight in Lutherville, Maryland? The ceilings in these...

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Home and garden notes for April 20

To submit items, call Melissa Howell at 475-3770 or send email to mhowell@oklahoman.com. Reference “Home and garden calendar.”...

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Now is the time to plant away

We have passed our last average freeze date in central Oklahoma, and we are into the heart of the spring planting season where...

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Oklahoma City building permits for April 20, 2019

Capstone Construction Services LLC: 9201 N Interstate 35 Service Road, shell building, erect, $15,828,000. Clyde Riggs...

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Paul Bianchina: Deterring 'porch pirates'

Porch pirates cruise neighborhoods looking for targets of quick and easy opportunity: all those tempting boxes and envelopes...

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These 'hoods are made for walking

Builders ramped up for the Parade of Homes Spring Festival, building at a pace 6 percent higher than last year, starting more...

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Oklahoma County land sales from The Oklahoman for April 20, 2019

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $40 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Kenneth Harney, More Americans are choosing not to tap into their home equity

WASHINGTON — American homeowners are doing something surprising: Despite record amounts of home equity available to them — an...

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Real estate notes

Symphony Show House dates delayed The dates for the Symphony Show House have been changed from May 11-19 to June 8-16 because...

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Diversity in real estate is slim nationally, so individual efforts stand out in Oklahoma City

BusinessApr 14, 2019

Women have the edge among real estate brokers and sales agents, but racial diversity is slim, national statistics show. Women made up 55.2 percent of brokers and agents in 2016, the most recent year for which statistics are available, according...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for April 20, 2019

The Listing of the Week is a well-maintained home on the greenbelt in northwest Oklahoma City's Warwick Estates neighborhood....

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Buyer challenges accuracy of roof inspection

DEAR BARRY: It seems to me that home inspectors often report so-called defects that turn out to be no problem at all. For...

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Marni Jameson, Eight ways to help kids in blended families feel at home

I never set out to be the poster mom for blended families. DC and I were both married before, for happily ever after. His wife...

Business

IPO mania: Zoom zooms, Pinterest pins down Wall Street

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — There's some tech jubilance in the air on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley as a pair of newly public...

Life

Iris Expo to be full of blooms April 27 in Edmond

EDMOND — The Edmond Iris and Garden Society will present its annual Iris Expo and Plant Sale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 27 at...

Business

Martha Stewart brand to be sold again

NEW YORK (AP) — The Martha Stewart brand is getting a new home.Sequential Brands Group, which bought the Martha Stewart brand...

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To a tea: handcrafted gifts that celebrate a nice cuppa

Lana Effron, a Denver-based graphic designer with an online shop and a collaboration with Terrain , the home and garden...

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What to do to get your grill ready for summer

There are die-hard grillers who don't see why a little cold or sleet should stand between them and a juicy grilled steak. The...

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Wildflowers: robust, low-maintenance, pollinator-friendly

Gardeners trying to lure pollinators to their landscape would be wise to mimic nature and plant wildflowers. The attractive...

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AP PHOTOS: Easter egg painting tradition alive in Germany

ELSTERHEIDE, Germany (AP) — A small Slavic minority in eastern Germany is keeping alive a long, intricate tradition of...

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OKC nonprofit takes high-quality homes where commercial developers wouldn't

At its core, it’s a quest to raise the quality of life and bring amenities back to areas hollowed out by urban renewal. But...

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What's next for home design in Oklahoma City?

Mainstream home design in Oklahoma City basically breaks down like this by decade (although oil booms drive upscale in...

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Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for April 13, 2019

Vanguard Development sells its warehouse Vanguard Development Co. has sold its long-held warehouse at 9401 Pole Road to a...

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Oklahoma County property transactions from The Oklahoman for April 13, 2019

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $52 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Help me get the water tower in Randlett, Oklahoma, on the National Register of Historic Places

RANDLETT — Three fresh wells, 15 miles of pipe, and a shiny, new, 50,000-gallon water tower breathed new life into scrappy...

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Kenneth R. Harney: Strong spring real estate season shaping up, but who's got the advantage?

WASHINGTON — Have we arrived at one of those rare Goldilocks moments in real estate, where the market works well for sellers...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for April 13, 2019

Bockus-Payne: 501 NW Grand Blvd., office, remodel, $1,600,000. Lingo Construction: 621 N Robinson Ave., office, remodel,...

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Pay attention to details, or pay twice, for custom chair cushions

One of the beauties of my reality home design column is that I make mistakes, so you don’t have to, which brings me to the...

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Central Oklahoma Berkshire Hathaway agents celebrate success

Real estate agents with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties celebrated their successes, as individuals and...

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Tips for successful tree planting this spring in Central Oklahoma

When planting trees this spring, dig the planting hole two to three times the diameter of the tree’s rootball and no deeper...

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Home and garden notes for April 13

To submit items, call Melissa Howell at 475-3770 or send email to mhowell@oklahoman.com. Reference “Home and garden calendar.”...

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Burroughs, Askren to face off in charity wrestling match

NEW YORK (AP) — Five-time world champion Jordan Burroughs will wrestle mixed martial arts star Ben Askren in a charity match...

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Getty announces plans to conserve LA's historic Eames House

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Getty Conservation Institute has announced plans to restore and maintain one of Los Angeles' most...

Business

Discovery says new Chip and Joanna Gaines to debut next year

NEW YORK (AP) — The lifestyle team of Chip and Joanna Gaines will launch their own Discovery-affiliated television network in...

Health

Dentist vows to put racy Easter display back up

CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey dentist who created a racy Easter display is vowing to put it back up after a female neighbor...

Business

Italy inaugurates Generali Tower designed by Zaha Hadid

MILAN (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte has inaugurated the twisting 44-story Generali Tower designed by the late architect...

Health

Creating an eco-friendly nursery, from paint to fabrics

When interior designer Jenny Dina Kirschner was designing a bedroom for her first baby, she wanted to create the healthiest...

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Beyond paper straws: More hacks for reducing plastic at home

To help the environment by cutting down on non-compostable plastics, many people have begun saying no to plastic straws and are...

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For plenty of delicious fruit, be sure to prune fruit trees

If there's one group of plants that cries out for regular and careful pruning, it's fruit trees.Taste the sweetness of a...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for April 6, 2019

The Listing of the Week is a roomy home on a corner lot in Moore. The 2,148-square-foot home at 3212 Blue Stem Blvd. has four...

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Find civil, useful, social media right Nextdoor

Finally, the Nextdoor app has made itself useful to me. My wife and I downloaded it last summer when a neighborhood pup wound...

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Moesel: Now is the time to spring into action

Spring appears to be flowering and leafing out all around us as the days get brighter and longer. The daffodils are fading as...

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Paul Bianchina, How to find the right contractor

I’ve always been a big supporter of anyone who wants to undertake a DIY project. Doing things on your own has lots of...

Oklahoma City theater and civil rights icon inspire rapper-developer

BusinessApr 7, 2019

The Tower Theatre was shuttered through a large part of Jabee Williams’ life, but he was well aware of its significance. Playing a role in its renaissance, he said, not only let him become part of a local music venue but a part of local history,...

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New financial tools offer a boost to credit ratings

WASHINGTON — Here's some good news for anyone whose credit scores aren't quite as high as they'd like them to be: Three new...

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Lessons from Ramona’s workshop: 12 steps to re-cover barstool like a pro

Within minutes of walking into my home, she’d flipped over four kitchen barstools with the moves of a wrestling champ, pulled...

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Home and garden notes for April 6

To submit items, call Melissa Howell at 475-3770 or send email to mhowell@oklahoman.com. Reference “Home and garden calendar.”...

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Marker will find World War I soldier's grave after 55 years

U.S. Army Pvt. U.G. Moore's military headstone is in safe keeping now, a few weeks after a new resident was startled to...

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Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for April 6, 2019

Architect firm changes name, adds principals Elliott + Associates has changed its name to Rand Elliott Architects and named...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for April 6

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

News

'Queer Eye' star France bridges divides on TV, in real life

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Netflix show "Queer Eye " caught on by doing something unusual: creating reality TV that touches on...

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From medications to toys, it's time to spring clean pets

NEW YORK (AP) — Spring has sprung for many and it's time to air out the house, toss the closets and start plotting the yard...

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Yabba dabba don't: California town rejects Flintstones house

HILLSBOROUGH, Calif. (AP) — Towering dinosaurs stand among fanciful mushrooms in the sloping backyard. A life-sized Fred...

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ASK A DESIGNER: How to design and decorate poolside

Ask Elizabeth Stuart Design founder Muffie Faith about how to decorate around a backyard pool and she'll answer you with a...

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Meet the organizing pros who let you keep more stuff

NEW YORK (AP) — Joanna Teplin and Clea Shearer of the Nashville-based company The Home Edit believe in streamlining your...

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City of Edmond and OSU host outdoor water conservation classes for residents

EDMOND — The city of Edmond's Water Resources Department has partnered with the Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension...

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Top wedding trends, from tulle turbans to carbon neutrality

NEW YORK (AP) — When Ashley Yore and Derek Ultican were planning their wedding, the question of the garter and bouquet tosses...

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Pergolas: Ancient garden structures are getting updated

Pergolas have been part of home gardens for a long time, but they're getting some modern upgrades because of trends toward...

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The Latest: Police look for motive in North Dakota deaths

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on bodies found at a business in the Bismarck, North Dakota, suburb of Mandan (all times...

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'Living Decor’ offers help for botanically challenged

Houseplants and I have a spotty record. Their survival around my place is hit and miss, mostly miss. If a houseplant does...

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The Oklahoman's house plan for March 30, 2019, the Ontario

The Ontario is the house plan of the week.

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for March 30, 2019

The Listing of a week is a distinctive, contemporary, two-story smart home in the SoSA area of Midtown. Thye 2,565-square-foot...

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Homebuyers with heavy debt might find it tougher to get a mortgage

WASHINGTON — First-time and move-up homebuyers with heavy debt loads, low credit scores and small down payments face a daunting...

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Oklahomans know a thing or two about hail

EDMOND — Timing was everything for the latest from Farmers Insurance. "Oklahoma ranked fifth among states for the highest...

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Spring to-do list and an Earth Day workshop in OKC

Everyone loves spring, especially gardeners, but we need to remain watchful of the weather. The average last frost date for...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for March 30, 2019

7725 Reno 1 LLC: 7725 W Reno Ave., restaurant, remodel, $1,000,000. No name provided: 1636 S Czech Hall Road, condominium /...

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for March 30, 2019

Price Edwards & Co. reports these real estate transactions: GRP Investments LLC paid $9,600,000 to MVP Casady LLC for...

Business

Puzzling headstone leads to history mystery in Oklahoma City

Carl Watson did not want to bump into U.S. Army Pvt. Ulysses Grant Moore, 1896-1964, in his living room in the dark of the...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for March 30, 2019

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $36 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for March 30, 2019

Anixter International to occupy new warehouse Anixter International Inc. is expanding in Oklahoma City with a new $11 million,...

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Home and garden notes for March 30

To submit items, call Melissa Howell at 475-3770 or send email to mhowell@oklahoman.com. Reference “Home and garden calendar.”...

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Two pesticide applicator training sessions set in April

Private pesticide applicator training sessions will be offered in April by the Cleveland County Extension office in Norman and...

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KITCHEN SMARTS: Slow cooker or Instant Pot?

Now that the viral craze surrounding the Instant Pot has quieted down a bit, let's look at whether it really is an appliance...

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Elements provide inspiration at Architectural Digest show

NEW YORK (AP) — Intrepid visitors to the Architectural Digest Design Show here this month braved lashings of chilly rain to get...

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Your houseplants are getting hungry; some feeding tips

No matter what the weather outdoors, plants indoors are getting hungrier and thirstier this time of year. How are you going to...

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Poisonous toads infest suburban Florida neighborhood

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida suburb is being plagued by thousands of poisonous toads.Experts say the amphibians...

For fitness buffs, variety of exercise programs grows

HealthApr 21, 2019

Not so many years ago, for most people, going to the gym meant getting on a treadmill or an elliptical and zoning out for a half hour or 45 minutes. To be sure, that's how plenty of people still choose to get their exercise. But over the past...

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Spring's alarm has sounded in central Oklahoma

It is amazing the difference a few warm sunny days can make as it serves as a wake-up call or alarm clock for the plant world...

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OKC home show to feature green living coach, others

If “going green” brings up images of solar panels on the roof and electric cars parked in the driveway, chances are you’re...

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Class-action suit could change real estate commissions

In what could be the most far-reaching antitrust lawsuit for the real estate market in decades, the National Association of...

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What Realtors wish more senior sellers knew

I know. I know. You’re tired of my harangue — always telling you to let go of stuff, get rid of clutter, clean house and...

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Let's all click 'Like' on Facebook's fair housing settlement

Facebook's lawsuit settlement over fair housing violations really is historic, even aside from the importance of the issue,...

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Home and garden notes for March 23

To submit items, call Melissa Howell at 475-3770 or send email to mhowell@oklahoman.com. Reference “Home and garden calendar.”...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for March 23, 2019

7725 Reno 1 LLC: 7725 W Reno Ave., restaurant, remodel, $1,000,000. No name provided: 1636 S Czech Hall Road,...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for March 23, 2019

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $45 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Real estate notes from The Oklahoman for March 23, 2019

MUSTANG Braum's upgrades Mustang Road site Braum’s has added double drive-thru ordering lanes at its location at 333 N Mustang...

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Oklahoma City 'urban village' project is planted in an Opportunity Zone

Oklahoma County is a top opportunity zone investment area, and even as investors await detailed federal tax regulations before...

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Inspectors disagree over water heater code

DEAR BARRY: The home we are buying is brand new and was just approved by the city inspector. To be on the safe side, we hired a...

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Oklahoma Real Estate Commission hires new executive director

The Oklahoma Real Estate Commission has named Sherry Kueffler, former longtime investigator for the commission, as its new...

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The Latest: Dutch PM: Britain could walk out without deal

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local):1 a.m.Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says the United Kingdom now could...

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Venezuelan opposition aide is seized, US and allies protest

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido's top aide was taken away in the middle of the night by...

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South Sudan spends millions on cars, homes instead of peace

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's committee overseeing the fragile transition from civil war has approved almost $185...

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Is your kitchen-sink disposal environmentally friendly?

If you're trying to be more eco-friendly at home, should you use your kitchen garbage disposal?It depends."Keep in mind that...

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Shopping to reduce food waste is easy on the wallet too

An expired date on an egg carton. Browning avocados. The Chinese takeout from last week. They're all foods likely destined for...

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Want to help bees? Plant flowering herbs

Herbs are among the most useful plants in nature. They can tantalize the taste buds, help cure what ails you, oil the body,...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week of March 16, 2019

The Listing of the Week is an equestrian estate of 85 acres just off the new turnpike near Harrah. The main home, 7,466 square...

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How to grow fresh spring greens in central Oklahoma

Whether you are a novice gardener or have been growing things for years, growing your own greens in the spring is easy,...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for March 16, 2019

Lingo Construction: 1225 N Broadway Ave., shell building, shell, $2,000,000. Jim Cooley Construction LLC: 100 S E.K. Gaylord...

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Home and garden notes for March 16

To submit items, call Melissa Howell at 475-3770 or send email to mhowell@oklahoman.com. Reference “Home and garden calendar.”...

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What happens when your style is all of the above?

I am a sucker for quizzes. What career should you actually have? (Writer. Phew!) What city should you live in? (Paris. I know.)...

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Big home show supports tiny houses in Oklahoma

People attending the Oklahoma City Home + Outdoor Living Show will have an opportunity to turn tiny houses into tiny homes for...

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Kenneth R. Harney, Buying a home just got easier for many in the gig economy

WASHINGTON — If you're one of the millions of Americans who are self-employed or earn money on the side through freelance,...

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Winter housing market days are numbered in OKC

Homebuilding and sales started 2019 almost like "Groundhog Day" 59 days in a row — the 1993 Bill Murray flick, not Feb. 2. Not...

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Senate OKs homebuyer accounts The state Senate has approved a bill to create a tax-deductible homebuyer saving account. Senate...

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Analog and then some: the allure of the fountain pen

In an age of screens and keyboarding, when kids hardly learn cursive anymore, fountain pens — along with their old-timey...

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RIGHT AT HOME: Solutions and help for small-space living

Setting up home in a small apartment poses all sorts of challenges.First, there's the floorplan: With small rooms come issues...

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Keeping cool: Sleeping plants fend off cold the best

Each warm spell makes the next cold spell feel that much more frigid to me and — more importantly — to my trees and shrubs....

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Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity’s 18th Women Build Underway

About 40 women, including honorary Chairman Elizabeth Wilson and more than a dozen Oklahoma City Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club...

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Buying wine glasses? Follow these 7 tips

If the last time you went out to buy wine glasses, you came home with a five-alarm headache and a bag of plastic tumblers, you,...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for March 9, 2019

MA+ Architecture: 1701 S Czech Hall Road, school, add-on, $11,100,000. Oncue Marketing: 17801 N Western Ave., retail sales,...

Fusion cuisine traced back to assimilating immigrants

LifeApr 7, 2019

Chigama Asian Mexican Fusion opened late last year, serving a menu inspired by cuisines South of the Border and the Far East. The restaurant has ties to the city’s Chinese and Japanese dining roots, including Steven Ha (Dot Wo) and chef Jeffrey...

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Barry Stone, Buyers demand new carpet from sellers

DEAR BARRY: When we sold our home, we disclosed every defect we could think of, as required by law. Now, the buyers are...

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Paul Bianchina, Some tips for a great paint finish on kitchen cabinets

If you’d like an upgraded look in your kitchen but replacing all the cabinets isn’t in the budget, you might want to consider...

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Ways to boost your home’s curb appeal

When it comes to your home, you only get one chance to make a great first impression, and that takes place before anyone ever...

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Winter reality sets in again, and again, for lawns and gardens in central Oklahoma

It is that season of the year where every time we think spring is about ready to take charge, we get a strong dose of winter...

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Home and garden notes for March 9

To submit items, call Melissa Howell at 475-3770 or send email to mhowell@oklahoman.com. Reference “Home and garden calendar.”...

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Kenneth R. Harney, Zillow sued over hacked listing of California mansion

WASHINGTON — What may be the first-ever hijacking of an active real-estate listing online — a palatial mansion overlooking the...

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The house plan for March 9, 2019, is The Alden

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Algerians stage largest protest yet against Bouteflika

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of protesters flooded the streets of the Algerian capital in their third, and...

Sports

Mariners can't wait to see reaction for Ichiro in Japan

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Jerry Dipoto never met Ichiro Suzuki in person until the day he was reintroduced as a member of the...

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The Latest: US journalist reported freed in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on the detention of a U.S. journalist by Venezuela security forces (all times local):9:05...

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Witnesses: US journalist in Venezuela missing

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Witnesses and colleagues say a U.S. journalist working in Venezuela has gone missing after security...

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Keeping kids' rooms calm, colorful and (relatively) tidy

Spring cleaning season is here, and some of us got a head start by taking Marie Kondo's message to heart: You'll be happier if...

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Butterflies abound in mountainous Mexican winter habitat

CERRO PELÓN MONARCH BUTTERFLY SANCTUARY, Mexico (AP) — As the group made its way up the rugged mountain path toward the...

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Images show landscape of crushed homes and sorrow in Alabama

BEAUREGARD, Ala. (AP) — A tornado that splintered homes, killed 23 people and injured 90 more in Alabama was the deadliest to...

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What says 'modern' now in decor? Some trends for Spring 2019

As the weather improves and our winter hibernation ends, the urge to refresh and renew a room or two often follows.It may be as...

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From closets to cooktops, tech aims to bring efficiency home

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Closets that freshen clothes, cooktops that won't let pots boil over, faucets told to dispense just enough...

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Lavender: all-purpose 'Swiss army knife' of fragrant herbs

Lavender is a species with a Mediterranean ancestry, but it has been hybridized to such an extent than it can survive Toronto...

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Hermes dreams of stars in Paris; Elie Saab channels '70s

PARIS (AP) — Hermes dreamt of the stars but failed to light a spark, while Elie Saab let its hair down and channeled the...

Business

More Americans are paying mortgages on time

WASHINGTON — It's a real estate and social barometer that doesn't get a lot of publicity, but it's important: More Americans...

Business

Early struggles fuel home loan officer's passion

It came into focus for LaNell Long one morning about two years ago during an early morning treadmill session — she was thinking...

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Our deep dependence on stuff is only human, archeologist says

If you feel guilty about holding onto excess stuff, relax. You’re only human. Apparently, our dependent relationship with...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for March 2, 2019

DBA Architects: 7900 Mid America Blvd., rehabilitation center, erect, $10,000,000. Proctor Contractors LLC: 1300 SE 82,...

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House plan: The Vercelli

The house plan for March 2, 2019.

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Here are are spring pruning tips for Central Oklahoma

As we begin to get some warmer weather, it is natural to want to get outside to work in the yard and enjoy the warm spring...

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OKC Symphony Show House is Sunbeam site

The former Sunbeam Family Services property at 620 NW 21, renovated into apartments by Marva Ellard's MidTown Builders, will be...

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Appliance on the fritz? How to find the file on that

Product manuals for appliances and other major household devices are a little bit like martini glasses. You never use them, but...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for March 2, 2019

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $40 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for March 2, 2019

Projects receive Citations of Merit The Oklahoma Historical Society’s State Historic Preservation Office recently awarded...

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Bianchina: When water invades your home

The water that flows through the pipes in our homes is something we pretty much take for granted. That is, as long as it...

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Philadelphia Flower Show has '60s vibe with 'Flower Power'

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — From a floral recreation of Woodstock to an exploration of the optical effects of psychedelia, the 2019...

Business

As Brexit looms, UK 'preppers' stock up and hunker down

LONDON (AP) — For almost as long as Britain and the European Union have been wrangling over Brexit, Melvin Burton has been...

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Chloe shows floral, ethnic motifs and bids Lagerfeld adieu

PARIS (AP) — High-collared, fluid silhouettes teeming with detail were the Paris Fashion Week recipe when Chloe showcased its...

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You can freeze that? Tips for freezing all kinds of foods

Do you think of your freezer as an extension of your pantry? You should.Yes, we know the freezer is a marvelous holding pen for...

Women accept divine calling, create diversity among the clergy

LifeApr 7, 2019

The Rev. Emily Schnabl remembers an encounter she had one day outside the Midwest City Library. A man looked at the cleric's collar she wore and asked her if she was a nun. She said it is a common misunderstanding and she told him she wasn't...

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Warm and casual Southwest style is hot in decor

A desert storm is brewing in the design world. Renewed interest in earthy color palettes, rich textures, tribal patterns and...

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Pruning tips to keep flowering shrubs blossoming for years

Deciduous shrubs — those that lose their leaves each winter — are always sending up new stems at or near ground level. This...

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'Fixer Upper' couple buys historic castle in Texas

WACO, Texas (AP) — Chip and Joanna Gaines' latest home project is quite the fixer-upper.The Texas couple made famous by HGTV's...

Life

Herbs offer surprising medicinal properties

Studies have shown that cinnamon can lower fasting blood sugars by 10 to 29 percent in diabetic patients. Sage can improve...

News

The Latest: Another smaller twister confirmed in Mississippi

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on severe weekend weather in the South (all times local):4 p.m.The National Weather service...

Business

Macron visits French farm fair amid rural anger, decline

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron pledged Saturday to protect European farming standards and culinary traditions...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Feb. 23, 2019

The Listing of the Week is a waterfront home made for outdoor living in the Lone Oak Cove addition in the Deer Creek public...

Business

Oklahoma Gardening School, 'Growing Beautiful, Successful and Low-Maintenance Herb Gardens'

Oklahoma Gardening School at Myriad Botanical Gardens, the annual horticultural symposium for home gardeners and professional...

Business

Moesel: Spring is creeping up

Spring slowly inches closer with longer days, brighter sun and more warm days, and our gardening opportunities expand every...

Business

Kenneth R. Harney, Who provides the more accurate home valuation, Zillow or Redfin?

WASHINGTON — When you type in a home's street address to obtain an online valuation from the two biggest players in the field —...

Business

Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Feb. 23, 2019

KRG Belle Isle LLC: 1731 Belle Isle Blvd., remodel, $1,500,000. JROK Construction LLC: 2801 Watermark Blvd., automotive...

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Home and garden notes for Feb. 23

To submit items, call Melissa Howell at 475-3770 or send email to mhowell@oklahoman.com. Reference “Home and garden calendar.”...

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Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity sets annual Women Build

Honorary Women Build Chairman Elizabeth Wilson and other volunteers will frame a house at 11132 SW 37 for Central Oklahoma...

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Living history, Carl Carbin helped blaze a trail for black Realtors in Oklahoma City

Black and white existed in almost separate spheres when Carl B. Carbin entered the real estate business, all-white...

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Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for Feb. 23, 2019

St. Jude Dream Home groundbreaking to be Monday ARCADIA — Cadence Homes and sponsors and supporters of St. Jude Children's...

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Marni Jameson, You can go home again, and maybe you should

The trees in the yard had grown so big, while the slide in the playground looked so small. The walk to the elementary school...

Business

Realty firm starts apartment expense survey for metro Oklahoma City

Price Edwards & Co. debuted a new annual report Friday to help apartment investors, operators and others judge property...

Business

Manhattan luxury condo owners vote to strip Trump's name

NEW YORK (AP) — Big, brassy letters spelling "Trump" will be ripped off another New York City apartment tower, the last of six...

News

Remains found at home are woman who disappeared in 1964

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities say bones found a year ago in a Pittsburgh backyard have been identified as a woman who lived at...

Business

Historic Founders Tower condos go on the auction block in Oklahoma City

Founders Tower is having a clearance sale: All condos must go. That's 29 luxury residential condos, some unoccupied, some under...

Business

Google's Nest hub has a microphone it forgot to mention

Google said Wednesday it forgot to mention that it included a microphone in its Nest Secure home alarm system, the latest...

Business

Good design in everyday products is focus of MoMA exhibit

NEW YORK (AP) — From early Tupperware containers to Chemex coffee makers to sleek midcentury modern furniture, a new show at...

Business

Compostable 'bioplastics' make inroads with consumers

Looking for an eco-friendly alternative to traditional plastics — especially single-use items like bags, straws and picnic...

Business

Some favorite garden vegetables attract pollinators, too

Planting clumps of bright, successively blooming flowers is a popular method for attracting foraging pollinators like bees and...

Business

Barry Stone, New roof affects forced-air system

DEAR BARRY: Last year we replaced our tar-and-gravel roof with asphalt shingles, and the strangest thing happened after that....

Business

Home and garden notes for Feb. 16

To submit items, call Melissa Howell at 475-3770 or send email to mhowell@oklahoman.com. Reference “Home and garden calendar.”...

Business

'Okahoma Proven': New selections kick off 20th anniversary of landscape program

It is not always easy to decide what plants to use in your garden and landscape, especially if you have limited space, but the...

Business

Kenneth Harney, Should seniors take the rap for the gap in homeownership by millennials?

WASHINGTON — Are senior homeowners preventing millennials from buying houses? Could the decisions of millions of older owners...

Business

Marni Jameson, Common tea towel deserves more respect

Castles and cutlery. Foxes and flowers. Soldiers and sayings: Many hands make light work. Royal fetes and pastoral pets. All...

Business

Early spring lawn care tips for Central Oklahoma

Because we are at the beginning of the early spring lawn care season, we are receiving a lot of questions at the Extension...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019

The Listing of the Week is a lavish luxury home previously featured on the Street of Dreams, in Edmond's Black Oak at Iron...

Business

Twister-struck mobile home park turning into The Curve in Moore

MOORE — A nearly 50-year-old mobile home park wiped out by the May 20, 2013, tornado, in one of Moore's poorest neighborhoods,...

Ministers' conversations lead to church camaraderie

LifeApr 7, 2019

Editor’s note: This is one in an occasional series called “One Voice,” aimed at fostering healthy conversations about race and community relations. Bringing two ethnically diverse churches together often happens when two ministers join forces...

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Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019

This year's Symphony Show House selected The former Sunbeam Family Services property at 616 NW 21, renovated into apartments by...

Business

One local economy supports several realty sectors, Oklahoma City firm points out

The real estate business doesn't happen in a vacuum, and its property sectors don't operate in silos — except for actual silos,...

Sports

Famous Los leads Home Team in NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Comedian Famous Los scored 22 points and was selected the MVP in the Home Team's 82-80 victory over the...

News

Egypt official: Home-made bomb explodes near mosque, 3 hurt

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian security official says a home-made bomb has exploded near a mosque in Cairo's district of Giza,...

Business

Ikea woos India's rising consumer class, tapping new markets

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — In Hyderabad's bustling Nampally furniture market, customers explore a crowded, dusty labyrinth of...

Business

Highlights from the NY NOW homes show

NEW YORK (AP) — On Manhattan's West Side early this month, buyers and designers of home and lifestyles products were happy to...

Business

RIGHT AT HOME: What will kitchens of the future look like?

Today's home kitchen doesn't look anything like it did a century ago. But for the most part, it doesn't look a lot different...

News

Are your seeds saved in old packets worth sowing? Test them

Depending on where you store them and what types of seeds they contain, your old, dog-eared seed packets may or may not be...

News

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 17-23

Feb. 17: Actor Hal Holbrook is 94. Comedian Dame Edna (Barry Humphries) is 85. Country singer-songwriter Johnny Bush is 84....

Business

Education-business center would feature Monticello replica

SOMERS, Conn. (AP) — A co-founder of the Friendly's restaurant chain and his wife are hoping to turn a replica of Thomas...

Business

Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Feb.9, 2019

Casey’s Marketing Co.: 13001 W Reno Ave., retail sales, erect, $2,300,000. Kimley Horn: 500 SW Grand Blvd., parking, install,...

Business

Dandelions, daffodils, hyacinths defy cold fronts

Working in the yard last weekend, I saw my first dandelions in bloom and noticed the daffodils and hyacinths already had popped...

Business

Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for Feb. 9, 2019

Distribution center finds new tenants A new storage warehouse-distribution center owned by an affiliate of Hobby Lobby is fully...

Business

Home and garden notes for Feb. 9

To submit items, call Melissa Howell at 475-3770 or send email to mhowell@oklahoman.com. Reference “Home and garden calendar.”...

News

Oklahoma ramps up Capitol security after teacher walkout

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Leaders in the Oklahoma House ramped up security by erecting guard stations in hallways, banning public...

News

ASK A DESIGNER: Options abound in flooring today

A stunning sofa or a beautiful wall color might catch your eye when you enter someone's home. But flooring is the key to any...

Sports

Make your Valentines shine with colored foil

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Have you taken a shine to someone? Tell them how you feel with a handmade Valentine's Day card decorated...

Health

When managing birdfeeders, think bird health and safety

Feeding birds in winter is one of the nation's most popular wildlife-watching activities, yet many ornithologists say it's...

Business

Nordics win top spots in prestigious French cooking contest

HELSINKI (AP) — Nordic nations have swept the top four prizes at the world's most prestigious culinary competition in France,...

Business

When choosing dog bed, a ask your pet

Columnist Marni Jarmeson shares guidelines to help pet owners pick dog beds that look good, too.

Business

Your FICO score is not your mortgage destiny

Your FICO score is not your mortgage destiny,

Business

Spa heater affects flames on kitchen stove

Spa heater affects flames on kitchen stove.

Business

The Oklahoman's house plan for Feb. 2, 2019

The Oklahoman's house plan for Feb. 2, 2019.

Business

Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for Feb. 2, 2019

Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for Feb. 2, 2019.

Business

Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Feb. 2, 2019

Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Feb. 2, 2019.

Business

Education, professionalism, advocacy, 2019 president outlines ties that bind Realtors

Becky Karpe, 40, takes over leadership of the Oklahoma City Metro Association of Realtors 10 years after her mother, Judy...

Business

Home and garden notes for Feb. 2

Meetings, workshops and events for OKC's garden enthusiasts.

Business

Some garden tasks to be on top of in February

Some garden tasks to be on top of in February

Business

Your FICO score is not your mortgage destiny

Your FICO score is not your mortgage destiny.

Business

The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Feb. 2, 2019

The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Feb. 2, 2019.

Business

Investor demand still overwhelming city apartment supply, broker says

Multifamily investment market is still up, up and away, according to broker Mike Buhl and Commercial Realty Resources Co.'s...

Business

Where's my robot lawn mower? Roomba-maker now has an answer

BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Robot vacuums have now been around long enough that you might watch one bump around a living room and...

Life

OKC, Central Oklahoma Storm Water Alliance offer discounted rain barrels

The city of Oklahoma City and the Central Oklahoma Storm Water Alliance are offering discounted rain barrels.

Man with disability finds job, works toward independence

HealthApr 21, 2019

Mike Zuech has a developmental disability, but he still wants to work. Despite trouble speaking, he works hard and listens well. Zuech, 24, works part-time at a Pizza Hut, washing dishes and cooking. His days also are spent at Among Friends in...

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Life

Garden could benefit from 'Bingo for Roses' fundraising event

The Oklahoma Rose Society will host a 'Bingo for Roses' fundraiser from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Will Rogers Garden Center,...

News

Consider a taco bar for Super Bowl entertaining; some tips

Every year, I host a Super Bowl viewing party, and though our numbers fluctuate, suffice it to say the crowd is always ready to...

Sports

Houston QB Watson surprises mom with home renovation

HOUSTON (AP) — Deshaun Watson's mother spent years encouraging him to chase his dreams.Now that Watson has achieved one of his...

News

RIGHT AT HOME: Kitchen islands evolve to meet today's needs

Prep surface. Gathering spot. Storage solution. The kitchen island is one of those home elements that seems to have known its...

News

'Brew' up your own potting mix

My gardening season begins on my garage floor. Here I mix potting soil that will nourish this season's seedlings and replace...

Life

Oklahoma City offering free mulch through Feb. 3

The Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Department is offering free mulch, which was made from recycled Christmas trees.

Business

New space for Benham, Morrison, Ackerman McQueen, other real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for Jan. 26, 2019

New space for Benham, Morrison, Ackerman McQueen, other real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for Jan. 26, 2019.

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Moesel: List of things we can do outside soon will start growing

Moesel: List of things we can do outside soon will start growing.

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Jan. 26, 2019

The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Jan. 26, 2019.

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Kenneth R. Harney, Housing market shows signs of hope

Kenneth R. Harney: Housing market shows signs of hope.

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The Oklahoman's house plan for Jan. 26, 2019, the Laurelwood

The Oklahoman's house plan for Jan. 26, 2019: the Laurelwood.

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Uncle Sam's rent checks are in the mail

The General Services Administration pays the rent for government agencies, including the FBI and Immigration & Customs...

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Meetings, workshops and events for OKC's garden enthusiasts

Meetings, workshops and events for OKC's garden enthusiasts.

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Jan. 26, 2019

Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Jan. 26, 2019.