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OKC yet to cite sidewalk scooter scofflaws

In the months since scooters have been in regular use in the downtown area, Oklahoma City has relied on warnings rather than...

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OKC district reveals plans to close schools

For weeks, Oklahoma City Public Schools Superintendent Sean McDaniel has talked about reinventing the state's largest district...

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OKC police use Taser on naked man at Carver Transitional Center Tuesday night

A man suffering from an "adverse reaction" became unruly at the Carver Transitional Center Tuesday night, where police were...

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Man in custody after reportedly pointing gun at hospital security guard

A man was taken into custody at OU Medical Center Tuesday night after police reported he pointed a handgun at a security guard...

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Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options.

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Couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage

Anniversaries for Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019.

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

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Joel Melton to provide Morning Music at Arcadia Round Barn

Singer-songwriter Joel Melton will provide Morning Music from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the downstairs museum of the...

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Science Museum Oklahoma offers sensory-sensitive evening

Science Museum Oklahoma will offer its first sensory-sensitive evening program from 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 8.

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UPDATE: Winter weather advisory in OKC canceled

A winter weather advisory that was issued Tuesday afternoon for parts of central Oklahoma has been canceled.

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Recap: OKC district meets to discuss school closures

View a live feed of Tuesday's Oklahoma Cit School Board meeting, where officials addressed school closures as part of the...

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OKC district to close 12 elementary schools

Oklahoma City Public Schools would close 12 elementary schools as part of a plan to provide students with more teachers, course...

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Oklahoma City stargazers photograph total lunar eclipse

Members of the Oklahoma City Astronomy Club watched the total lunar eclipse Sunday at Lake Hefner.

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Oklahoma Regional Food Bank helps furloughed federal workers

Oklahoma Regional Food Bank volunteers set up at state fairgrounds to distribute staples to federal workers missing paychecks...

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Civic leaders respond to State of the City address

Watch the speech and an interview with the mayor, who reviewed Oklahoma City's economic renaissance and said the city's newest...

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City staff will work in 'James D. Couch Municipal Office Building'

Couch, who retired this month, is the longest-serving city manager in Oklahoma City history.

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Church celebration pays tribute to King

A crowd of about 1,600 paid tribute to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday during a celebration of the civil rights...

Locally famous Haunted House restaurant restored as home for boys at a 'hard place in their lives'

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Off the beaten path in northeast Oklahoma City, the former Haunted House restaurant has been redesigned as an extension of the Speck Home for Boys.

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Oklahoma Contemporary, Baby Shower, Art Show, New Year's Party

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Mother of jail inmate who died questions why daughter wasn't in mental health ward

The mother of a woman who died in the Oklahoma County jail this month says jail officials should have known her daughter was a...

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Supportive housing project aims to help vulnerable young adults

Groups hope to establish model for helping teens transition from juvenile and foster care.

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A different kind of MAPS

For the next penny sales tax, the Oklahoma City mayor is stressing priorities outside of downtown construction projects.

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Uptown Revival

Redevelopment of several blighted buildings is underway at a key corner in Uptown that is home to the longtime landmark Blue...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Jan. 19, 2019

The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Jan. 19, 2019.

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OKC Central Live Chat: Endowments, senior wellness centers, state fair arena likely to appear on MAPS 4 ballot

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer took questions from readers during Friday's OKC Central Live Chat. You can join Steve's...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Jan. 19, 2019

Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Jan. 19, 2019.

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Marni Jameson, Inspiration should spark a room’s design

Marni Jameson: A little bird told me: Inspiration should spark a room’s design

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Dealing with ice storm damage

Dealing with ice storm damage.

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Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for Jan. 19, 2019

Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for Jan. 19, 2019.

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for Jan. 19, 2019

Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for Jan. 19, 2019.

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The home sale behind you is larger than it appears

In 2017, home sales in Oklahoma came to $25.2 billion-with-a-B, or 13.4 percent of the gross state product, according to the...

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Late Lindsay couple's favorite charities to benefit from land, minerals auction

Schrader Real Estate and Auction Co. will conduct the auction Jan. 31, including a 237-acre bottom land farm in Garvin County...

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Oklahoma County property transactions for Jan. 19. 2019

Oklahoma County property transactions for Jan. 19. 2019.

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Barry Stone, How to choose a home inspector

Barry Stone: How to choose a home inspector.

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Watermark breaks a drought: New bank first locally owned charter to open in a decade

The first locally owned and newly chartered bank in a decade is set to open Tuesday in Oklahoma City. Watermark Bank will open...

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Home and garden notes for Jan. 19

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

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Kenneth R. Harney, Your DIY project didn't turn out quite right? You've got company

Kenneth R. Harney: Your DIY project didn't turn out quite right? You've got company.

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Consumer Electronic Show leaves homes to their own devices

Dan Reeves of Landmark Fine Homes come back from Las Vegas loaded with ideas for his next concept home in Norman, Oklahoma.

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OKC district could close as many as 20 schools

In an interview at The Oklahoman, OKC school superintendent says a minimum of 14 schools will be closed and up to 20 could meet...

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Recap: OKC Central Live Chat

You can join Steve Lackmeyer most Fridays at 9:30 a.m. to discuss all things Oklahoma City.

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Police officer shoots, kills pit bull

Pit bull terrier killed by police officer had attacked owners before.

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Shutdown stalls National Register nominations, tax credit project review

Work in Washington stopped immediately when the National Park Service shut down with other government agencies nearly a month...

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Holt proposes MAPS 4 endowment

Mayor David Holt on Thursday proposed using money from MAPS 4 to create an endowment to tackle social issues like homelessness,...

Senate leader files bills to grant governor authority to appoint five agency heads

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Senate leader seeks to give Gov. Kevin Stitt one of his top campaign priorities: the authority to pick leaders of some large state departments.

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School districts open to federal workers on furlough

"We're just trying to help out anybody experiencing a furlough or working and not receiving a paycheck," said Yukon Public...

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What could Oklahoma City buy for $5.7 billion

Comparing costs for Oklahoma City projects to the amount sought for a border wall.

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Plans proceed for demolition of OGE data center

Plans are proceeding for demolition of the OGE Energy data center at SW 5 and E.K. Gaylord, with construction of an 865-space...

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New mayor seeks broader audience for annual assessment of the 'state of the city'

Elected almost a year ago, Holt plans forward-looking remarks while assessing "where we are today in our city's journey."

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Oklahoma mom not celebrating death of daughter's convicted killer

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma woman whose 8-year-old daughter disappeared more than 20 years ago and is presumed dead said...

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Removing junk is their treasure

Founded by Jerry Flanagan, a retired U.A. Army veteran known as JDog in the service, the franchise company is specifically...

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Mostly cloudy and warm Wednesday, chance for snow early Saturday in Oklahoma City

Mostly cloudy skies Wednesday, chance for snow Saturday in Oklahoma City

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Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School to host 33rd annual auction dinner and dance

Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School will host the 33rd annual auction dinner and dance, 'Clancy in Wonderland,' on Feb. 1.

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Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options.

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

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The Village Library to close for renovations, reopen in six weeks

The Village Library will close beginning Monday for renovations that are expected to continue for about six weeks.

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Chili cook-off and auction to benefit 4-H programs

Residents wanting a bowlful of homemade chili are invited to attend the Oklahoma County 4-H annual Chili Cook Off and Auction...

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Mount St. Mary Catholic High School senior receives full-ride ROTC college scholarship

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OKC adopts 'home-share' rules for Airbnb rentals

The Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday agreed to require licenses for residential property converted for overnight rentals,...

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39th Street District to host this year's Pride festival

The 39th Street District Association has taken over organization of Oklahoma City's annual LGBTQ Pride celebration this year.

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Couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage

Anniversaries for Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019.

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Riding, racing, sibling rivalry

Family members will compete against one another during the 49th International Finals Rodeo from Jan. 18-20 in Oklahoma City.

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T.Z. Wright, Anne Luna to provide Morning Music at Arcadia Round Barn

Singer-songwriters T.Z. Wright and Anne Luna will present acoustic music from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the...

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Science Museum Oklahoma celebrates fandoms Feb. 1 with 'SMO 21: Cosmic Con'

Superheroes, space adventurers and time travelers will convene at Science Museum Oklahoma during 'SMO 21: Cosmic Con' on Feb. 1.

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Putnam City Schools Museum to honor four with Lifetime Service Award

The Putnam City Schools Museum will recognize four individuals on Tuesday with the Museum’s Lifetime Service Award.

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OKC Parks to host free trout fishing clinic Friday

Anglers who want to learn trout fishing skills for Oklahoma City’s annual rainbow trout season are invited to a free trout...

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OKC streetcar struck by hit-and-run driver

Oklahoma City officials are reporting the first case of a collision involving the city’s new streetcars Tuesday evening.

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Tough choices still paying off for OKC 20 years later

Sitting in the audience at the Civic Center Music Hall on Friday, taking in a showing of “The Phantom of the Opera,” there was...

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OKC school principals to get incentive to retire early

OKC Public School District is offering $8,000 to principals and $5,000 to assistant principals to retire early as school...

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OKC School Board approves medical marijuana use

Oklahoma City district students with a medical condition that requires marijuana will be permitted to use the drug at school,...

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Record tax receipts extend a growth streak in Oklahoma City

General fund sales tax receipts are $1.8 million, or 1.2 percent, ahead of projections after the first seven months of the...

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Harding Charter Preparatory High School hosts prospective student-parent open house Tuesday

Families with students considering attending Harding Charter Preparatory High School are invited to a Prospective Student...

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#OKC Civic Life for Monday, Jan. 14, 2019

Election rules diverge A footnote in the Oct. 9 resolution calling the 2019 Oklahoma City Council elections raises a question...

Domestic violence claims fewer homicide victims in 2017, report shows

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Number of people killed in domestic violence incidents was down in Oklahoma in 2017 but there's no clear reason.

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Ackerman McQueen is relocating to the Monarch Building in Midtown

Ackerman McQueen, the city's oldest advertising, marketing and media company, is set to leave its home of 30 years at Valiance...

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Past year historic for Oklahoma education

Reflection is the perfect exercise as a year ends and another begins. Pausing to celebrate successes while keeping a critical...

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Jail inmate waited for mental health treatment bed for months before death

Oklahoma County public defenders had tried for months to find a mental health bed for county jail inmate who hung herself last...

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Rodd Moesel, Houseplants help reduce cabin fever

Rodd Moesel: Houseplants help reduce cabin fever.

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Homes For Our Troops is building a house for a disabled vet in Newcastle

Homes For Our Troops has built 270 specially adapted homes across the country since it was founded in 2004. The program is...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Jan. 12, 2019

Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Jan. 12, 2019.

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A glimpse of tomorrow comes early for Christmas in Guthrie

Nonprofit Guthrie Tomorrow Coalition returned the State Capital Publishing Co. building to public use, and fond public...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Jan. 12, 2019

The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Jan. 12, 2019.

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Plans submitted for nine-story Automobile Alley hotel

A Texas developer is moving forward with plans to build a nine-story TownePlace Suites, which, if built, would be among the...

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Three outside candidates interviewed to be city manager

Three outside candidates were among the eight interviewed by the Oklahoma City Council as it searched for a successor to Jim...

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Security systems could steal the show

Alert 360, ADT Security, CTZ Enterprises LLC-Vivint Home Security, and Security Options are home security companies scheduled...

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Surely economic anxiety, uncertainty will follow me all the days, all the days of my life

Anxiety and uncertainty — always in the economic outlook for anyone with any sense — are still in the headlines for 2019 and 2020.

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Development continues throughout downtown OKC

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer took questions from readers during Friday's OKC Central Live Chat. You can join Steve's...

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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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Kenneth R. Harney, Federal shutdown creating mortgage victims

Kenneth R. Harney: Federal shutdown creating mortgage victims.

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Marni Jameson, Advice for finding a contractor applies to finding a mate, too

Marni Jameson: Advice for finding a contractor applies to finding a mate, too

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Barry Stone, Anatomy of a French drain

Barry Stone: Anatomy of a French drain.

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Real estate notes from The Oklahoman for Jan. 12, 2019

Real estate notes from The Oklahoman for Jan. 12, 2019.

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for Jan. 12, 2019

Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for Jan. 12, 2019.

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Central Oklahoma Commercial Association of Realtors honors organizers

Apologies and belated congratulations to Andrea Frymire, who was named Commercial Realtor of the Year, and David Chapman, who...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Jan. 12, 2019

Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Jan. 12, 2019.

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OKC's Jewel Box Theatre faces 'uncertain' future as First Christian Church is up for sale

The future of Oklahoma City's oldest continuously operating community theater is uncertain now that its longtime production...

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Recap: OKC Central Live Chat with Steve Lackmeyer

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer addresses questions from readers.

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OKC film community shares its top 10 movies of 2018

Even in the days of digital streaming, film continues to be an art form that develops community in the way it's made, consumed...

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Future 'uncertain' for Jewel Box Theatre as church sale looms

The future of Jewel Box Theatre, Oklahoma City's oldest continuously operating community theater, is uncertain now that its...

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Planning commission approves OnCue zoning request

The Oklahoma City Planning Commission voted 6-2 Thursday to recommend the Oklahoma City Council approve a rezoning to allow...

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Oklahoma business briefs

Express Employment Professionals receives accolade Oklahoma City-based Express Employment Professionals was awarded first place...

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Police officers shoot man in southeast Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City police officers shot a man wearing a protective vest Thursday in southeast Oklahoma City

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More "Iconic" Development Along Broadway

Michael Nichols is continuing to transform some of the smaller yet long unsightly properties along Broadway just north of...

636 furloughed workers here have filed for unemployment since the shutdown

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That figure offers the starkest evidence to date that the shutdown has jeopardized the financial well-being of Oklahoma’s federal workforce.

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Voters reject Luther school bond proposal

It was the first bond election for Luther Public Schools since 2015, when a $35 million dollar proposal failed by 85 percent of...

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Family, community leaders seeking justice for triple-homicide victims

Family members and community leaders are mourning the loss of a man they said devoted his life to helping troubled youth and...

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A year after work began, mold problem persists at Oklahoma County jail

A year after the project began, workers are only about halfway finished cleaning a heavy infestation of mold out of the...

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Track repairs closing downtown commuter corridor at crossing

A key commuter route into and out of downtown Oklahoma City is closing for about a week. The city said NW 10 Street closed...

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UPDATE: All clear given in suspicious package found in downtown OKC

A suspicious package reported in downtown Oklahoma City Wednesday afternoon turned out to be clothing, police reported.

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This oil and gas firm continues to boost production while it cuts costs, debt

Chesapeake Energy provided updated production numbers for the final quarter of 2018 on Wednesday. Looking forward, officials...

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Community meeting about proposed NW 13 and Classen OnCue set for tonight

JUST IN FROM OKC PLANNING COMMISSSION CHAIR JANIS POWERS: A very hastily-rescheduled Community Meeting to discuss the rezoning...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

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Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options.

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Deadline extended to Jan. 14 for Miss Mustang, Miss Outstanding Teen Mustang Scholarship pageants

Deadline extended to Jan. 14 for Miss Mustang and Miss Outstanding Teen Mustang Scholarship pageants.

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Couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage

Anniversaries for Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019.

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Newly formed Moore Chess Club meets Sundays

A newly formed Moore Chess Club is now meeting from 1 to 4 p.m. each Sunday at the Moore Public Library.

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Round Barn Rendezvous jam sessions kick off Sunday

The Arcadia Round Barn will kick off the 2019 season of its Round Barn Rendezvous jam sessions on Jan. 13.

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Tinker Federal Credit Union names three teachers of the year for financial education

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Canadian Valley Technology Center offers medical marijuana seminar 'How to Recognize Impairment'

Canadian Valley Technology Center will offer a medical marijuana seminar on 'How to Recognize Impairment.'

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Concert raises funds for Women of the South scholarships

Women of the South recently teamed up with Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Famer Justin Echols and Oklahoma City Community College for a...

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Oklahoma County inmate death reported Tuesday

A woman being held at the Oklahoma County jail died Tuesday afternoon, officials said.

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Ward 5 city council contest a two-person race after court decision

Steve Hunt was one of two candidates who filed to challenge Ward 5 Councilman David Greenwell.

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FINAL: Timberwolves 119, Thunder 117

Follow live updates from tonight's Thunder-Timberwolves game.

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Names of victims in Oklahoma City triple homicide released

Police have identified three victims in an Oklahoma City triple homicide case.

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Downtown traffic alert: Access will be disrupted as NW 10 Street shuts down

Railroad track repairs are expected to last a week.

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Police investigating Tuesday afternoon shooting in NE OKC

Police are investigating after a person was shot in northeast Oklahoma City Tuesday afternoon.

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Homeowner opens fire, shoots and kills alleged car burglar Sunday in Oklahoma CIty

A homeowner shot and killed an armed car burglar Sunday in Oklahoma City, police reported.

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Streetcar 'joke' ends with community discussion, improvements

On New Year's Eve I called the new Oklahoma City streetcars a joke on Twitter and said I was giving up on them. Had I not spent...

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Triple homicide investigated in northeast Oklahoma City home Monday

Police said the victims of a triple homicide were in the same house were a woman died last year.

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Police release name of man who died in first homicide of the year in Oklahoma City

Police have released the name of a man who died in the first homicide of the year in Oklahoma City.

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Free rides continue as streetcar enters post-holiday service

Streetcar reports ridership of 86,000 in first three weeks.

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First glimpse at Automobile Hotel

With construction starting on the seven-story headquarters for Heartland along Broadway between NW 5 and NW 6, we now have our...

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Fire in new medical marijuana dispensary reported Sunday night in southwest Oklahoma City

Firefighters extinguished a blaze inside a startup dispensary Sunday night in southwest Oklahoma City.

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Comanche County Sheriff's deputy wounded by gunfire, two people dead by gunfire Sunday in Cache

A Comanche County Sheriff's deputy was wounded and two people died by gunfire Sunday in Cache, authorities reported.

Stitt puts hold on public safety pick

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Attorney General Mike Hunter puts his top agent on investigation of corruption allegations at the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

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Partly sunny, windy and warm Monday in OKC

A windy but warm Monday is ahead in Oklahoma City.

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#OKC Civic Life for Monday, Jan. 7, 2019.

William Crum: #OKC Civic Life is a weekly summary of Oklahoma City civic news.

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How to clear the air when it comes to smoking

QUESTION: Is it bad manners to warn party guests ahead of time that I do not permit smoking in and around my house? Should I...

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Letting the grass grow: Marijuana producers could be boon for industrial real estate market

Marijuana growing, which is often done in warehouses in industrial areas, could give a boost to real estate markets.

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Man shot and killed early Sunday in Oklahoma City

A man was shot and killed early Sunday in Oklahoma City. His death is the first homicide of the year in Oklahoma City.

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Test scores will factor in OKC school closures

"Our academic challenges are further evidence that these hard decisions are essential to the future of our students and our...

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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc. for Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019

Beaux Arts Ball's King's Dinner, OMRF Party

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UPDATE: SW OKC standoff ends peacefully

A standoff between a man and police in southwest Oklahoma City ended peacefully after the man surrendered to officers Saturday...

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Group is out to restore, respect NE 23

The aim is to preserve the rich African American history of Oklahoma City's NE 23 and rekindle its vibrant cultural and...

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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 City building permits from The Oklahoman for Jan. 5, 2019

Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Jan. 5, 2019.

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Blights of Broadway in Edmond?

Edmond's old main drag, Broadway Avenue, is kind of a rough patch after waves of restaurant closures.

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7 financial habits you should leave in 2018

An expert shares seven financial habits you should leave behind in the New Year.

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Paul Bianchina, Weatherstrip doors for energy savings

Paul Bianchina: Weatherstrip doors for energy savings.

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Streetcars to be free through Feb. 1

Oklahoma City Streetcars will be free to ride through Feb. 1, Embark transit said Friday. Plans had been to collect the $1 fare...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Jan. 5, 2019

The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Jan. 5, 2019.

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Marni Jameson, Cost of the unknown helps cure a spender bender

Marni Jameson: Cost of the unknown helps cure a spender bender.

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Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for Jan. 5, 2019

Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for Jan. 5, 2019.

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Tours de floors, Second half of 2018 filled with sites to behold

Housing — and friends and related businesses of house and home — simmered to the end of 2018 in Oklahoma City.

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Buyers uncertain about exterior siding

Columnist answers questions about home inspections and more.

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Home gardening workshop is coming soon

Julia Laughlin: Home gardening workshop is coming soon.

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Potential MAPS 4 projects, but not a new downtown arena, emerging with vote possible next winter

Q: Do you know what the city is going to do with the Cox Convention Center when the new Convention Center opens in 2020?A: The...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Jan. 5, 2019

Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Jan. 5, 2019.

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for Jan. 5, 2019

Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for Jan. 5, 2019.

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UPDATED - What to do in Oklahoma on Jan. 3, 2109: Ride the OKC Streetcar before the free period ends

Despite the wintry weather, a city spokesman tells me that the OKC Streetcar is running its Downtown Loop today, although some...

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Oklahoma City Streetcar extends free rides through January

Transit officials think offering additional time for free rides on the streetcar will give riders more time to see how the...

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UPDATE: Purloined purple penguin returned Friday

A purple penguin statue reported stolen from a downtown Oklahoma City hotel was returned Friday after police posted about the...

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Winter storm out of Oklahoma, above freezing temperatures for Friday

A winter storm that blanketed much of Oklahoma in ice and snow and is thought to have led to the deaths of several motorists...

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Free rides extended for OKC Streetcar

On Friday, Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt announced that the Oklahoma City Streetcar would be free to ride through February 1.

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What to do in Oklahoma on Jan. 4, 2019: See the traveling exhibit 'Victorian Radicals' before it closes Sunday at the OKC Museum of Art

See the traveling exhibition “Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts & Crafts Movement” before it closes...

Ex-wife wants child support from powerful state lawmaker

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Rep. Kevin Wallace has been ordered to appear on the second day of the upcoming legislative session for his arraignment in Lincoln County District Court on a contempt of court citation.

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Recap: OKC Central Live Chat with Steve Lackmeyer

You can join Steve most Fridays to chat about all things Oklahoma City.

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Oklahoma business briefs

Meeting to cover energy resources OWASSO — The annual conference on Jan. 9 for the Association of Energy Engineers and the...

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Freezing rain affects service as streetcar endures its first winter weather event

Ice from the winter storm accumulated on overhead wires faster than it could be scraped away, so streetcars switched to...

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Interviews and photos: Oklahoma City Museum of Art explores 100 years of sculpture in new exhibit 'Off the Wall'

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art’s new exhibit “Off the Wall: One Hundred Years of Sculpture” covers plenty of ground in...

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Myriad Gardens extends 'Illuminations: A Northern Lights Experience' attraction through Sunday

The Myriad Botanical Gardens has extended the run of its “Illuminations: A Northern Lights Experience” inside the Crystal...

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Coliseum bids for place in OKC's MAPS 4

Approval Wednesday of $2.2 million in drainage and utility work at State Fair Park is the latest indication a new coliseum...

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LSB Industries appoints new leadership

LSB Industries Inc. will be under new leadership after its chairman and CEO stepped down. Dan Greenwell elected not to enter...

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Snow, ice predicted in Oklahoma City

Much of central and southern Oklahoma, including the Oklahoma City metro area, is under a winter storm warning until 6 a.m....

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Incoming county commissioners plan to focus on jail reform

District 1 Commissioner Carrie Blumert and District 3 Commissioner Kevin Calvey were sworn in and said county jail improvements...

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Winter storm watch, school closings for Oklahoma Wednesday through Friday

A winter storm watch has been issued for parts of the state from Wednesday evening to Friday morning.

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Two people on bicycle struck by ambulance in southeast OKC Wednesday

Two people on a bicycle were struck by an ambulance early Wednesday in southeast Oklahoma City

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What to do in Oklahoma on Jan. 2, 2019: See Red Earth Treefest before it closes Friday in downtown OKC

See the annual Red Earth Treefest before it closes Friday at the Red Earth Art Center, 6 Santa Fe Plaza in downtown Oklahoma City.

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Rose State awards 10 educators with Golden Apple awards

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Two Putnam City seniors win QuestBridge College Match Scholarship

Lyssa Albertson, of Putnam City West, and Long Pham, of Putnam City High School, were selected in early December as recipients...

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Couch eyes retirement

People say Jim Couch is smiling more since announcing his retirement. Couch says there is something to that. "I'm sleeping...

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Oklahoma Anthropological Society meeting to explore southern Mexico region

A photographic tour of archaeological sites in the Mexico valley of Oaxaca will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday at Will Rogers...

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Square dancing lessons offered in Edmond's Mitch Park Multipurpose Activity Center

To help with your New Year’s resolutions, the Edmond Parks and Recreation Department and Edmond’s Square Dance Club, 'Teacup...

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Northwest Oklahoma City Chamber takes regional approach

On the eve of their 80th anniversary year, members of the Northwest Oklahoma City Chamber are sharing the economic successes of...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

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Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options.

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Winter storm watch issued, up to 6 inches of snow possible in central, northern Oklahoma Wednesday through Thursday

A winter storm watch has been issued in Oklahoma. There is a chance for up to 6 inches of snow in central and northern...

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OnCue set to learn urban core neighborhood politics

After years of building everywhere in the metro except downtown, OnCue is in the midst of hunting for multiple locations but...

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Happy New Year

Crowds gathered downtown for the annual New Year's Eve celebration in Oklahoma City known as Opening Night.

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FINAL: Thunder 122, Mavs 102

Follow live updates from tonight's Thunder-Mavericks game.

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Freezing weather ahead in OKC for the new year

Freezing weather is ahead in OKC for the new year, the National Weather Service reported

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Man upset over taco sauce opens fire early Monday in SW OKC

A man who was upset over taco sauce fired a gun and struck a fast food restaurant Monday in Oklahoma City.

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Guitarist Edgar Cruz keeps ringing in the New Year at OKC's Opening Night

By the time Edgar Cruz brought Queen's “Bohemian Rhapsody” to its epic conclusion and whirled into the drama of Ernesto...

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How long should holiday lights stay up?

QUESTION: I'm 70, and getting the holiday lights up is a chore, but it provides some early spring cleaning ... and such an...

Oklahoma WIC benefits to continue into March despite shutdown

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Director of state Women, Infants and Children program tries to correct erroneous messages on social media. ,

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#OKC Civic Life: Streetcar holiday hours

William Crum: #OKC Civic Life is a weekly summary of Oklahoma City civic news.

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Freezing weather ahead in Oklahoma City for the new year

Skies will be sunny in Oklahoma City on New Year's Eve Monay, but on New Year's Day Tuesday, it will be freezing.

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Bluebirds could make a comeback in central Oklahoma.

Bluebirds were once commonly found in central Oklahoma, but their numbers have gone down since the 20th century, bird experts...

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Toast of downtown: Opening Night 2019 ringing in the new year with new offerings

On New Year's Eve, Joe Coover finally will get to make his magic where his mother will get a chance to watch. “I do corporate...

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Top NewsOK stories of 2018 reflect reader interest in OU football, crime and pot

The most viewed stories on NewsOK in 2018 were ones about OU football, the vote on medical marijuana and shootings.

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Healthy ridership energizes Sunday streetcar discussion

Mayor David Holt says he expects "some healthy debate" in the weeks ahead on whether to expand streetcar service to Sundays....

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How not to manage your money better in 2019

A financial expert offers ways to manage money better in the New Year.

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Marni Jameson: A look back at 2018: Lessons learned, Part 2

Marni Jameson: A look back at 2018: Lessons learned, Part 2

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Home shows, tours deck the housing year

Let's review the first half of the year before 2018 gets away. Next week, we'll hold back 2019 just long enough for a glimpse...

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Commercial real estate transaction from The Oklahoman for Dec. 29, 2018

Commercial real estate transaction from The Oklahoman for Dec. 29, 2018.

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Paul Bianchina, Programmable thermostats greatly simplify furnace control

Paul Bianchina: Programmable thermostats greatly simplify furnace control.

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Barry Stone, Homeowner worried about asbestos floor tiles

Barry Stone: Homeowner worried about asbestos floor tiles

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Transgender student alleges sexual harassment

Veronica "Tyler" Bors accuses professor Kole Kleeman of making repeated statements about his physical appearance, forcibly...

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Shopping for sheets? These bedding experts have you covered

Shopping for sheets? These bedding experts have you covered.

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A Habitat home for the holidays

Diane and Gary Rumsey, a retired geologist, donated $90,000 to Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity to underwrite the full...

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City to drop Santa Fe station tunnel connection to Bricktown

A tunnel connection between downtown's Santa Fe Train Station and Bricktown envisioned for the past 40 years is being dropped...

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Rodd Moesel, Look back before going ahead in the garden

Rodd Moesel: Look back before going ahead in the garden.

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Dec. 29, 2018.

Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Dec. 29, 2018.

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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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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Dec. 29, 2018

The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Dec. 29, 2018.

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OKC streetcar rides provide data for future decisions

You can join Steve Lackmeyer most Fridays at 9:30 a.m. at www.newsok.com to discuss all things Oklahoma City. Q: What's your...

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Shutdown hits contractors, too

The government shutdown has affected contracts and the employees who fulfill them.

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Recap: OKC Central Live Chat with Steve Lackmeyer

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer addressed Oklahoma City-related issues with readers Friday.

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Oklahoma City police shootings highest since 2014, but fatalities down from last year

Oklahoma City police have shot and killed five people this year, one fewer death than last year’s total.

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Franchising is a growing business plan in Oklahoma

You don't have to be an entrepreneur, innovator or possessor of the next best idea since sliced bread to make a decent amount...

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Doctors at cancer center object to sale

A group of physicians at ProCure Oklahoma City filed a motion today to postpone a final sale, arguing that the sole bidder's...

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Man dies of injuries suffered in Christmas Day natural gas fire in Oklahoma City

A man died of injuries suffered in a Christmas Day fire, authorities reported. The death is the 23rd from fire-related injuries...

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Embark transit has counted nearly 56,000 trips so far on the OKC Streetcar

Transit officials and City Hall are gauging support for regularly scheduled Sunday streetcar service.

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What to do in Oklahoma on Dec. 27, 2018: Take advantage of Free Holiday Water Taxi Rides on the Bricktown Canal in downtown OKC

Take advantage of Free Holiday Water Taxi Rides from 6 to 9 p.m. today through Monday on the Bricktown Canal in downtown...

'The bill's not going to go anywhere.' Effort to stop a $100 million state project is unlikely to succeed

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Legislative effort to save veterans center in Talihina likely doomed from the start.

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Cooler weather ahead in Oklahoma City, but no snow

There is no snow in the Oklahoma City forecast, however, cooler temperatures are ahead.

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Heavy snow closes roads, reduces services Thursday in Oklahoma Panhandle

Heavy snow closes roads, reduces services Thursday in Oklahoma Panhandle.

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OSU-OKC partnership gives Dove high school graduates 2-year jump on college

Spring graduation will be a dual celebration for 17 seniors at Dove Science Academy who are on track to earn both a high school...

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Chesapeake Energy shares surge Wednesday

Chesapeake Energy Corp. shares jumped 27 percent Wednesday after a director said he bought $4 million in company stock and as...

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Oklahoma City PR firm acquires competition

Candor is acquiring Waddell Pointer, its assets and contracts.

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Thunderstorms reported Wednesday in Oklahoma, rainy day ahead in OKC

Rainstorms moved into Oklahoma City Wednesday, the National Weather Service reported.

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Advertising company sues ODOT over denial of Hefner Parkway billboard

Oklahoma City is prepared to argue that the Oklahoma Department of Transportation acted properly in revoking a permit for an...

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John Rex Charter School receives Funding the Future grant

John Rex Charter School has received a Funding the Future grant from Continental Resources.

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

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Couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage

Anniversaries for Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018.

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Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options.

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Salvation Army’s Warr Acres Senior Center to host 'Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma!'

The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma will host 'Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma!' at its Warr Acres Senior Center, 4301 N Ann Arbor.

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Business student receives Best Western’s Heroic Hospitality Star Award

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Bison exhibit to open Feb. 9 at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

'Ancient. Massive. Wild — The Bison Exhibit.' will open Feb. 9 at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63.

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Recycle your Christmas tree; get free mulch Dec. 28 to Jan. 6 in Oklahoma City

The Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a free Christmas tree recycling event from Dec. 28 to Jan. 6.

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Shawnee youth earns Eagle Scout rank

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OKC school board to consider revised transfer policy

Superintendent Sean McDaniel, speaking to school board members Dec. 10, said new attendance zones will be created through the...

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Silver Alert canceled Tuesday, Oklahoma City man found

A Silver Alert has been canceled for an Oklahoma City man who has been found, police reported.

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What to do in Oklahoma on Dec. 25, 2018: Take a Christmas skate on the Devon Ice Rink

Merry Christmas! Skate on the Devon Ice Rink from noon to 6 p.m. today at the Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W Reno.

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Preparing for Red Andrews Dinner

It’s Christmas Day, and once again the volunteers have been working diligently for quite some time to receive guests today at...

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Last sister at 'The Mount'

Sister Betty Elmer became the last sister at 'The 'Mount' after she retired from her post at Mount St. Mary High School, the...

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The dream endures, evolves on MAPS 25th anniversary

Happy MAPS 25th anniversary Oklahoma City!

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Silver Alert canceled Monday for missing woman, 78, found in Oklahoma City

A 78-year-old woman who was missing in Oklahoma City Monday has been found, police reported.

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Lawsuit seeks reinstatement of billboard permit for site along Lake Hefner Parkway

This is the second lawsuit over plans for a highway sign in a largely advertising-free zone on the busy northwest Oklahoma City...

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Slight chance of rain Christmas Day in OKC

There is a slight chance for rain on Christmas Day in OKC. Rain expected Wednesday.

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Senior centers' success has board in a quandary

The surprising success of Oklahoma City's new senior centers has the voluntary MAPS 3 Citizens Advisory Board grappling with...

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Nice views her role as a bridge builder for Ward 7

Nikki Nice, a broadcast journalist who grew up in northeast Oklahoma City, now represents the ward that has received more...

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Streetcar announces holiday schedule

William Crum: #OKC Civic Life is a weekly summary of Oklahoma City civic news.

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Christmas tree that tells a story

A holiday tree at one south Oklahoma City church has brought Jesus' family tree to life for students at an affiliated school....

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Bill requires superintendent pay come from local funds

Senate Bill 60 is authored by Sen. Ron Sharp, R-Shawnee, a former educator who said it "eliminates the politics that state...

Fired Norman sewer worker accepts $250,000 settlement

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Property owners in Norman will pay more in ad valorem taxes to cover the settlement in the federal age discrimination case.

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Hundreds of city's homeless find themselves trapped in motel cycle

Each night, hundreds of Oklahoma City residents without permanent housing check into motels to get off the street and often...

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Four-day week helps recruit, retain teachers

"We don’t have teachers worrying about having to take a day off to go to the bank or put tires on the car or doing other...

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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc. for Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018

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Oklahoma City Memorial to remain open during shutdown

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Officials say the memorial to Oklahoma City bombing victims will continue to operate during the U.S....

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Dec. 22, 2018

The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Dec. 22, 2018.

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Dec. 22, 2018.

Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Dec. 22, 2018.

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The mysterious mistletoe

The mysterious mistletoe

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Realtors are on the RISE OKC

RISE OKC — for Realtors Inspirational Social Experience — is the Oklahoma City Metro Association of Realtors' version of the...

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Marni Jameson, A Look Back at 2018: Lessons Learned, Part 1

Marni Jameson: A Look Back at 2018: Lessons Learned, Part 1

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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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Carless doesn't mean idled in downtown Oklahoma City

City bike and pedestrian planner John Tankard has lived it.

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Dec. 22, 2018

Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Dec. 22, 2018.

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for Dec. 22, 2018

Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for Dec. 22, 2018.

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Oklahoma County jail inmate dies Thursday in hospital

An Oklahoma County jail inmate died late Thursday in a hospital, where he was undergoing treatment for a medical condition,...

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Number of fire deaths in OKC nearly double last year’s total

Oklahoma City Fire Department officials on Friday reported there have been 22 fire-related deaths for the city this year.

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What to do in Oklahoma on Dec. 21, 2018: Mark the changing of the seasons at the Myriad Botanical Gardens' Winter Solstice Celebration

Mark the changing of the season at the Myriad Botanical Gardens' Winter Solstice Celebration from 6 to 9 tonight inside the...

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Oklahoma County inmate dies at hospital Thursday

An Oklahoma County inmate died late Thursday at a local hospital where he was being treated for a pre-existing medical...

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'Way over black market': Medical marijuana prices cause some sticker shock as question of taxes still looms

Uncertainty over dispensaries’ tax obligations, amid a lawsuit over whether it's legal to collect both a state sales tax and an...

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Recap: OKC Central Live Chat

You can join Steve Lackmeyer most Fridays at 9:30 a.m. to discuss all things Oklahoma City.

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Transportation officials encourage holiday travelers to be patient

Travel and transportation officials are predicting more Americans than ever before — about 112.5 million — will travel this...

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ArtNow 2019 exhibition showcases artists from across the state

Heyd Fontenot knows from experience that it's hard to maintain a modicum of modesty when you're naked and attempting to stand...

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Q&A with Adam Luck: One-night census count offers insights for addressing local homelessness

One-night census count offers insights for addressing local homelessness Q: What is the current situation regarding...

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Irish Mob associates sentenced in deadly OKC shootout case

Irish Mob associates sentenced in deadly OKC shootout case

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Winds increasing Thursday in Oklahoma City with sunny skies and temperatures in 50s

Winds are increasing in central Oklahoma. Temperatures will be in the 50s Thursday in Oklahoma City with sunny skies. There is...

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Taproom opens to the public Saturday

Elk Valley Brewing Company opens its new Midtown taproom to the public on Saturday with a weekend-long celebration.

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Two women arrested in prostitution bust at OKC massage parlor

Two women were arrested early Wednesday during a prostitution sting at a northwest Oklahoma City massage parlor.

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OKC man arrested after tip about vending machine full of marijuana

A 38-year-old man was arrested Wednesday night on a drug trafficking complaint after police received a tip about a vending...

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Clean-up efforts at I-35 and SE 89 crash to last until Thursday afternoon

A tractor-trailer and multiple vehicles are involved in crashes Thursday morning in south Oklahoma City on I-35 in the...

Late raises given by some agency heads added over $800,000 to state payroll

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A study of nine departments by The Oklahoman found a slew of raises approved in last six months of administrations.

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Local libraries to rent laptops out to members

They've got “book” in their name, but these aren't your grandpa's library books. Google Chromebook laptops are coming to seven...

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OKC panhandling ordinance upheld

An Oklahoma City panhandling ordinance, as recast to assure pedestrians' safety along busy streets, is constitutional, a...

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Teachers' union seeks bulk of new revenue for schools

Oklahoma's largest teachers union is seeking $400 million in new annual spending for educator salaries and classroom funding,...

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Apartment tower scrapped, new proposals sought

The Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority is scrapping plans for a 17-story apartment tower at NW 4 and E.K. Gaylord and is set...

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Opening weekend streetcar ridership totals released

Embark transit said it counted 20,104 trips taken on the downtown streetcar on the opening weekend. The $136 million streetcar...

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Volunteers, donations needed for Red Andrews Christmas Dinner

Volunteers are gearing up for a holiday tradition that has been in Oklahoma City for more than seven decades.

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Inmate stabbed at Oklahoma County jail Tuesday

An inmate was taken to a local hospital after being stabbed at the Oklahoma County jail Tuesday night.

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Food Network continues to mine the 405 for talent

The Oklahoman's Food Editor Dave Cathey keeps up with the latest news from Oklahoma's burgeoning dining scene. This week, a big...

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I-35 southbound traffic affected by repair work Wednesday in Norman

Southbound I-35 traffic affected by repair work Wednesday in Norman

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OKC Thunder players help families during Holiday Assist shopping event

Oklahoma City Thunder players were scoring with different kinds of baskets during a recent Holiday Assist outing.

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McKedys to provide Morning Music at Arcadia Round Barn

The McKedys, a family band from McLoud, will present Morning Music from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Arcadia Round Barn.

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Harding Charter receives $10,000 grant for media center renovation

Harding Charter Preparatory High School recently received a grant toward the renovation of the school's media center.

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AT&T's 5G service to hit OKC on Friday

Oklahoma City is one of 12 locations in the U.S. to get early access to service

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Couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage

Anniversaries for Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018.