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Oklahoma City incurs costs to defend panhandling ordinance

A trial is set in September in federal court on claims Oklahoma City's panhandling ordinance unconstitutionally abridges free...

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Barry Stone, Home addition makes bedroom illegal

Barry Stone: Home addition makes bedroom illegal

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Oklahoma City building permits building permits from The Oklahoman for July 21, 2018

Oklahoma City building permits building permits from The Oklahoman for July 21, 2018.

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Paul Bianchina, Full-size remodeling layouts greatly aid visualization

Paul Bianchina: Full-size remodeling layouts greatly aid visualization.

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Kenneth R. Harney, Could baby boomers spur a housing bust?

Kenneth R. Harney: Could baby boomers spur a housing bust?

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OKC school district accepting volunteer applications

District volunteers are asked to submit a new application at the start of every school year. Additionally, volunteers also must...

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Designer advice for living well with dogs and cats

Designer advice for living well with dogs and cats.

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Robinson Park eyes new markets with new name

Commercial property management firm Robinson Park stands apart from brokerage Newmark Grubb Levy Strange Beffort.

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Section 184 home loans geared toward American Indians

The Department of Housing and Urban Development's Section 184 Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program is designed for American Indians.

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Bethany school district names new leaders

The school board hired Mark Melton to succeed Matthew Flinton as principal after Flinton was named chief operating officer of...

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Conference to feature Pulitzer Prize-winning author

Affordable Housing Conference to feature Pulitzer Prize-winning author Matthew Desmond.

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Check out the St. Jude Dream Home

St. Jude Dream Home open for touring.

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Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for July 21 2018

MA+ Architecture anniversary, downtown Oklahoma City home tour, Lake Park Tower sale

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for July 21, 2018

The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for July 21, 2018.

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Marni Jameson, The biggest design decision you’ll ever make, the sectional

Marni Jameson: The biggest design decision you’ll ever make, the sectional.

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Landscaping show set for OKC

About 10,000 people are expected to attend the second annual Oklahoma City Renovation & Landscaping Show, which will bring...

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First-time homebuyers do well in Norman, study says

Norman ranks well for first-time homebuyers.

Justice and mercy: Young adults tour Oklahoma County jail

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A local pastor recently took a group of young adults from his church for a tour of the Oklahoma County jail to learn about some of the systemic problems plaguing the jail and the criminal justice system that feeds into it.

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Harvesting tips for vegetable gardeners. And get ready to enter the county fair!

Harvesting tips for vegetable gardeners. And get ready to enter the county fair!

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The Oklahoman's house plan for July 21, 2018, the Beaufort

The Oklahoman's house plan for July 21, 2018, the Beaufort.

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OKC CENTRAL COMMENTARY: Agreement between OKC and BancFirst key to firm's building purchase

OKC CENTRAL COMMENTARY: Agreement between OKC and BancFirst key to firm's building purchase

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Meetings, workshops and events for Oklahoma City's garden enthusiasts

Meetings, workshops and events for Oklahoma City's garden enthusiasts.

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Robinson Park finds itself in downtown Oklahoma City

The rebranding of Newmark Grubb Levy Strange Beffort's property management firm could have gone badly. But it didn't, and what...

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for July 21, 2018

Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for July 21, 2018.

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for July 21, 2018

Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for July 21, 2018.

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Oklahoma jobless rate improves in June

Oklahoma's unemployment rate improved to 3.9 percent in June, surpassing the national rate of 4 percent.

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Oklahoma City to receive AT&T 5G

Oklahoma City will be one of the first six cities in the country to receive the new AT&T 5G cellular service.

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OKC Central Chat transcript, July 20, 2018

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer hosted the OKC Central chat Friday, July 20. Read the transcript here.

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Excessive heat warning Friday in Oklahoma, high in OKC near 109 degrees

An excessive heat warning has been issued Friday for Oklahoma City and much of the state.

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Omni Hotel construction set to start in September in Oklahoma City

Omni Hotels and Resorts has filed a building permit to start construction on a 605-room hotel that will adjoin a new convention...

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SPINNING UP: Carousel being built in Myriad Botanical Gardens

Workers assemble a carousel Thursday in the pavilion at the Myriad Botanical Gardens in downtown Oklahoma City.

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BancFirst reports second-quarter earnings

BancFirst Corp. reported second-quarter profits of $30.6 million, or 91 cents per share, compared to profits of $23.2 million,...

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High near 106 degrees Thursday in Oklahoma City, heat advisory in effect

Temperatures are soaring as a heat advisory is in effect Thursday in Oklahoma City.

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Two people were killed in recent crashes on Oklahoma roads, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported Thursday.

Two people were killed in recent crashes on Oklahoma roads, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported Thursday.

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OKC woman arrested at hospital on child neglect complaint

Staff members at an Oklahoma City hospital were almost certain something was awry Tuesday afternoon when a woman brought an...

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Shawnee police officer arrested on child abuse complaint

A Shawnee police officer has been arrested in connection with a child abuse case. Shawnee police have not released details...

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Woodward man drowned Wednesday at Fort Supply Lake in Woodward County, Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported

Woodward man drowned Wednesday at Fort Supply Lake in Woodward County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

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Oklahoma City-based Chaparral Energy to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange

Oklahoma City-based Chaparral Energy Inc. next week will meet a long-awaited goal by joining the New York Stock Exchange.

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Devon completes sale of EnLink Midstream

Devon Energy Corp. on Wednesday completed the previously announced sale of its stake in the EnLink Midstream companies for...

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Cooking up a construction comeback

Gourmet cupcake bakery and vintage candy shop Pinkitzel suffered through some of the most constricting of all the downtown...

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Norman police stage armed intruder drill at school

"We were just told to act like you would in a real situation, because it would be total chaos," Denise Madole said. "We were...

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OKC district names interim leader

Assistant Principal Erica Ajayi will replace Principal Aspasia Carlson, who resigned Tuesday to accept a position with Tulsa...

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BancFirst plans extensive updates for Cotter Tower

BancFirst is proceeding with plans for an extensive makeover of Cotter Ranch Tower in anticipation of its $23 million purchase...

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Four people shot late Tuesday in west Oklahoma City disturbance at apartments

Four people suffered gunshot wounds late Tuesday in west Oklahoma City.

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Two women arrested in shooting of Edmond man

Two women were arrested Tuesday in connection to a Sunday morning shooting near Edmond that left a man hospitalized after a...

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Midwest City man killed in Wednesday wreck along I-240

A Midwest City man died in a Wednesday morning wreck along Interstate 240 in southeast Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma camp offers help for childhood trauma victims

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Camp Hope offers help for childhood trauma victims

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Police release photos of woman using Midtown carjacking victim's credit card

Oklahoma City police are requesting the public's help in identifying a woman caught on camera using a carjacking victim's...

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Woman describes violent, bloody attack and carjacking in Midtown Oklahoma City

A woman who was badly beaten and cut by a broken liquor bottle described the harrowing experience.

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Oklahoma City armory set to be home to brewery, hotel, restaurant and event center

The iconic 23rd Street Armory, once home to the 45th Infantry and National Guard, is set to be converted into a new home for...

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City council endorses plan to sell Santa Fe parking garage

The Oklahoma City Council agreed Tuesday on a plan to sell the largest of the downtown municipal parking structures, the...

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John Marshall principal resigns to accept Tulsa job

"OKCPS thanks Dr. Carlson for her contributions and wishes her well in her new role with Tulsa Public Schools," Superintendent...

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Former chaplain at OKC prison admits to sex acts with female inmate, authorities say

The former chaplain of an Oklahoma City prison has admitted to having sexual contact with a female inmate in his office,...

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City council agrees to proceed with sale of downtown parking garage

Transactions would produce a net gain in downtown parking as needs evolve.

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Police seek to identify subjects for questioning in July triple stabbing

Oklahoma City police are asking the public's help in identifying several people in freeze frames from security video related to...

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Burglary victim tracked suspects before calling police

Two people are in jail Tuesday after a burglary victim decided to do his own sleuthing. On Monday about 5:30 p.m., Oklahoma...

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23rd Street Armory set to be converted into the new home of COOP Ale Works

The iconic 23rd Street Armory, once home to the 45th Infantry and National Guard, is set to be converted into the new home of...

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Heat advisory Tuesday afternoon in Oklahoma includes OKC and Tulsa areas

A heat advisory is in effect Tuesday afternoon for Oklahoma City and Tulsa areas, the National Weather Service reported.

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OKC school board approves revised plan for renting facilities

The school board voted 5-1 Monday night to approve revisions to the district's facilities use policy, including one clarifying...

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Planned Norman development lacks quirks that create lively districts

For the past year, I've followed coverage by fellow reporters at The Oklahoman of an ambitious proposal to develop a 500-acre,...

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The meals on the bus ...

A group of metro-area women are preparing the Filling Tummies mobile market for its first road trip to take free nutritious...

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This may just be a modern Luddite's delight

Patrons are invited to deconstruct, tinker with, piece back together, or simply smash old electronics and appliances in the...

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Gulfport Energy production jumps

Gulfport Energy Corp. production surged 28 percent in the second quarter as drilling expanded in Oklahoma and Ohio, the company...

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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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Couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage.

Anniversaries for Tuesday, July 17, 2018.

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OKC National Memorial featured in PBS program '10 Monuments That Changed America'

OKC National Memorial featured in PBS program '10 Monuments That Changed America'

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Braum’s at 50: Oklahoma’s iconic ice cream and dairy brand celebrates milestone

There isn’t an Oklahoman who doesn’t associate ice cream treats on a hot summer day, or burgers with the team after a softball...

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Heat advisory Monday afternoon for Oklahoma City, Enid, Tulsa areas

A heat advisory is in effect Monday afternoon for Oklahoma City. After a slight chance of rain Monday and Tuesday in Oklahoma...

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Tickets on sale for September's 2018 Oklahoma State Fair

The Oklahoma State Fair is annually one of the best-attended state fairs in the country.

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Mother arrested, accused of leaving her 2-year-old in shopping cart at S OKC grocery store

A Norman woman is in jail after she reportedly left her toddler in a shopping cart outside a south Oklahoma City grocery...

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Boy, 15, fatally shot Sunday night in Bethany, police reported

A 15-year-old boy was fatally shot Sunday in Bethany, police reported.

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Oklahoma State Rep. Claudia Griffith dies at age 67

State Rep. Claudia Griffith, D-Norman, has died, her colleagues announced Saturday. She was 67. The former PTA president and...

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Police investigate violent Saturday car-jacking that injured woman in downtown Oklahoma City

A woman was attacked and her car was stolen Saturday near downtown Oklahoma City.

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Complaints in OKC about homelessness have skyrocketed

The recent building boom in downtown Oklahoma City has exposed those who took shelter in a previously overlooked part of town.

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#OKC Boxscore is a weekly summary of Oklahoma City civic news.

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

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Camp Out OKC at Myriad Botanical Gardens

The Devon Lawn at Myriad Botanical Gardens was transformed Saturday for urban camping.

EPA wants to remove lead from a Superfund site in Bristow to protect its workers

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Lead contamination at a former Creek County oil refinery is so extensive the Environmental Protection Agency says it must excavate much of the contamination soon to protect workers who are removing contaminants on the remainder of the property.

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One person dead after being struck by motorcycle in NW OKC

A pedestrian died Sunday after being struck by a motorcycle in northwest Oklahoma City, authorities reported.

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Man shot five times near Edmond Sunday

A man was shot five times early Sunday near Edmond, police reported.

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Maryland man says OKC police wrongly took $240,000 from him

A Maryland man claims Oklahoma City police wrongfully seized nearly $240,000 that authorities suspect of being tied to illegal...

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Fitness competitions held in OKC Saturday

Men and women geared towards high-level fitness flocked to the Cox Convention Center on Saturday for the OKC Fitness Expo.

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Candid discussion: Oklahoma students give advice to new teachers

"If you're a new teacher, let them know that you are a new teacher," he said. "It's OK, you don't have to keep it a secret,"...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for July 14, 2018

The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for July 14, 2018.

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for July 14, 2018

Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for July 14, 2018.

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Oklahoma City Boulevard continues to slice through downtown

The next section of the Oklahoma City Boulevard to be completed will be a stretch between Walker Avenue and E.K. Gaylord that...

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Oklahoma region shows more oil activity

Most energy firms in the region reported increased revenues, total profits and wages and benefits, according to the Federal...

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Gardens are unusually happy for July

Most of the state has received more rain than usual during the spring and early summer, and has avoided long stretches of...

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New Oklahoma National Register of Historic Places listings, other real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for July 14, 2018

New Oklahoma National Register of Historic Places listings, other real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for July 14, 2018.

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Paul Bianchina, Why do my LED bulbs keep glowing?

Paul Bianchina: Why do my LED bulbs keep glowing?

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Barry Stone, Contractor should rethink doing inspection himself

Barry Stone: Contractor should rethink doing inspection

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Meetings, workshops and events for Oklahoma City garden enthusiasts

Meetings, workshops and events for Oklahoma City garden enthusiasts.

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Berkshire Hathaway adds agents

Berkshire Hathaway adds agents

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Home scams lurk in weather fair and foul

Storm season brings fraudsters to light in Oklahoma, but financial scammers targeting homeowners are always at work.

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The black toilet is back

The black toilet is back.

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The Oklahoman's house plan for July 14, 2018, the Velarde

The Oklahoman's house plan for July 14, 2018, the Velarde.

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Medical marijuana comes with real (estate) consequences

In Oklahoma, it's time to take "Marijuana in Property Management" seriously.

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Engineers go to waste

Civil & Environmental Consultants Inc. acquired Shepherd Engineering Design Co. Inc. in Oklahoma City, expanding into the...

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7 mistakes rookie DIY decorators make

Marni Jameson: 7 mistakes rookie DIY decorators make

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Engaging in place: Cox promotes independence in latest smart home

Cox Communications transformed an Oklahoma City home into a two-story, real-time demonstration of how technology can help older...

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for July 14, 2018

Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for July 14, 2018.

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Oklahoma property sales from The Oklahoman for July 14, 2018

Oklahoma property sales from The Oklahoman for July 14, 2018.

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Three people dead after wrecks along Oklahoma roads

Three people died after wrecks along Oklahoma roads, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

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Names of two people killed in June Lake Texoma bridge collision released

The names of two people who died in June in a fiery collision in Bryan County on a Lake Texoma bridge have been released.

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OKC woman claims mutual combat in shovel, knife attack

A 24-year-old woman claimed it was “mutual combat” when she allegedly hit one person with a shovel and then stabbed her with a...

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OKC Central Chat transcript, July 13, 2018

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer took questions from readers in today's OKC Central Live Chat. You can join Steve's Q&A's on...

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Heat index Friday in Oklahoma City will be over 100 degrees

Heat index Friday in Oklahoma City will be over 100 degrees again.

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Dollar house dare draws $515,000 worth of drama

The $1 house experiment concluded with everybody happy: the Realtor, the sellers, and the out-of-town buyers.

Opinions differ on what medical marijuana regulations should include

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The medical marijuana election is over, but jousting continues over the shape of proposed regulations. Some would like to see major changes in the law before it takes effect. Others would like to see just minor tweaks and the adoption of...

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Positives seen in homelessness report

Oklahoma City's annual homelessness snapshot documented a 13.5 percent decrease from 2017 in the number of people who were...

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Plugging In: Oklahoma energy briefs for July 13

Plugging In: Oklahoma energy briefs for July 13

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Centennial Health ribbon-cutting marks start of makeover for northeast side of Oklahoma City

A ribbon-cutting ceremony at Centennial Health marks the start of a makeover for the northeast side of Oklahoma City.

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Top teacher finalists announced

"These 12 teachers represent some of Oklahoma’s finest educators who are making a difference in the lives of our students every...

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Oklahoma homebuilder gets three years in federal prison

Restitution will be determined later.

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OKC police searching for heavy-set tattooed man

Oklahoma City police are searching for a man they said assaulted and robbed another man outside a convenience store Wednesday.

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Man arrested in connection to January OKC homicide

A 26-year-old man was arrested Wednesday night in connection to a January shooting death in northwest Oklahoma City.

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Heat index Thursday over 100 degrees in central Oklahoma

Heat index Thursday in Oklahoma City will be over 100 degrees

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Two people died Wednesday in Oklahoma roadway crashes

Two people died Wednesday in Oklahoma crashes.

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Love at first strike: Couple seek to put their spin on southside Oklahoma City bowling center

Love at first strike: Couple seek to put their spin on southside Oklahoma City bowling center

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Spend a night at the museum

The Chisholm Trail Museum in Kingfisher will host the museum’s first urban campout Aug. 4-5.

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Heard on Hurd to host film festival

The theme of the July Citizens Bank of Edmond’s Heard on Hurd event will center around its second annual film festival.

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Norman's 14th annual citywide garage sale set for Aug. 3-5

Norman's 14th annual Citywide Garage Sale is set for Aug. 3-5.

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Ex-principal suing OKC district for damages

At the time of the shootings in October 2016, Jones "repeatedly requested resources such as adequate security and additional...

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Downtown parking makeover on tap

Documents obtained Wednesday by The Oklahoman show Continental Resources and BancFirst are set to pay $22.5 million for the...

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A Few Too Many Comedy Troupe to perform at Midwest City Elks Lodge fundraiser

The Midwest City Elks Lodge No. 1890 and the improv comedy troupe A Few Too Many will present a fundraising program at 6 p.m....

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Life stories to be shared in Edmond

A program on 'Sharing our Life Stories' will be held during the Edmond Genealogical Society's July meeting.

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Fiesta Friday promises fun for students

Fiesta Friday, a block party with fun for the whole family, will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. July 27 at SW 25 and S Harvey in...

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State's top principal leaving OKC district post

"We have made an offer to Dr. Carlson and look forward to the possibility of benefiting from her experience and vision at Tulsa...

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After initial rejection due to age, recruit allowed to join Oklahoma Army National Guard

Rodney Rideaux, 40, was nothing short of a model recruit, but his initial attempt to enlist was rejected due to his age.

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Q&A with Chris Griswold: Tenant leases need carve-out clauses to cover tenant's extended liabilities

Q&A with Chris Griswold: Tenant leases need carve-out clauses to cover tenant's extended liabilities

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Big scissors come in handy at local event

CACI International opened its shared service center in Oklahoma City on Tuesday at an event attended by Gov. Mary Fallin and...

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City of Nichols Hills' local government TV channel is broadcasting

Nichols Hills City Council meetings are once again being broadcast on Cox Cable Channel 20.

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Meet some dogs with some talented noses

Bomb detection dogs train at Oklahoma City Fairgrounds

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Midwest City woman in critical condition after stabbing, man arrested

A man is in jail and a woman is in critical condition after a Midwest City stabbing, police reported.

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Did OKC man kill for an Xbox?

A 20-year-old man is accused of killing a woman he met on a dating website while he was trying to steal her Xbox.

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OKC man charged with murder in death of 8-month-old girl

An Oklahoma City man was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder in the death of an 8-month-old girl he was supposed to be...

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Police identify victim in Tuesday's SW OKC homicide

Police identify victim in Tuesday's SW OKC homicide

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Hot, humid weather ahead Wednesday in Oklahoma

Hot, humid weather is ahead Wednesday in Oklahoma.

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A drowning at Lake Eufaula Tuesday reported in Pittsburg County

A drowning was reported Tuesday at Lake Eufaula in Pittsburg County

GOP House members who opposed tax package for teachers defend their position in runoff primaries

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Most of the state House incumbents in runoff primaries are having to defend their votes against tax hikes for teacher pay raises.

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New fiscal year begins with strong sales tax results for Oklahoma City

Busy streets, busy shops, and the hustle and bustle of metro area commerce are no illusion, judging from Oklahoma City's latest...

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Artist Connie Seabourn offers 'Wonderful Watercolors' workshop at The Depot in Norman

Connie Seabourn, watercolor artist and teacher, will offer a two-day “Wonderful Watercolors” workshop from 9:30 a.m. to about 4...

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When it's hot, water hits the spot in Norman

When the temperatures soar into the 90s, the best refreshment can be turning to cool water.

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Dover to seek OKC Ward 2 council seat

Mike Dover, a member of the MAPS 3 Citizens Advisory Board and longtime community volunteer, said this week he would seek the...

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Norman's The Social Club to open second location in downtown OKC

A popular Norman women's boutique and salon is set to be the west retail anchor for West Village as the $70 million mixed-use...

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Seniors can learn tips on downsizing during seminar at Spanish Cove Retirement Village in Yukon

Seniors who are contemplating a move might be interested in an upcoming presentation on 'Downsizing Made Easy — Strategies for...

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International Finals Youth Rodeo continues through Friday at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center in Shawnee

The International Finals Youth Rodeo began Sunday and will continue through Friday at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center...

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OKC pays former 911 supervisor $150,000 to settle retaliation claims

Oklahoma City has paid a former 911 supervisor $150,000 to settle claims she was harassed and retaliated against after she...

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Journal Record editor to lead Peaceful Family Solutions

Journal Record Editor Ted Streuli has been named president and executive director of Oklahoma City-based Peaceful Family...

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2 OKC colleges closing child care centers

Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City and Oklahoma City Community College are closing their child care facilities this summer...

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Community to help paint new mural

STASH will host an EDO Block Party from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Friday to benefit improvements to the 400 Block of E Main Street in...

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Nichols Hills Band to present free outdoor concert

The Nichols Hills Band will present a free outdoor concert at 7:30 p.m. July 19 in Kite Park, 1500 Camden Way.

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Man dead in Tuesday SW OKC shooting

Oklahoma City police are investigating a man’s Tuesday death as the city’s latest homicide after he was found dead in the front...

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Economy humming as city of Oklahoma City enters new fiscal year, sales tax continues win streak

New sales tax results indicate late-spring growth in economic activity continued at a healthy pace in Oklahoma City.

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Slight chance of rain ahead Tuesday afternoon in central Oklahoma

Slight chance of rain ahead Tuesday in Oklahoma.

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All-Day Poetry Workshop set for Saturday

The Poetry Society of Oklahoma will host an All-Day Poetry Workshop on Saturday at Twin Hills Country Club, 3401 NE 36.

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OKC considering selling largest parking garage to BancFirst, Continental Resources

Oklahoma City is engaged in advanced discussions with BancFirst, Continental Resources and Bricktown parking operator Don...

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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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Science Museum Oklahoma hosts open house, promotes site for gatherings

Event planners, nonprofit professionals and board members, and those interested in a new venue for private events are invited...

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CBD shop owner plans to enhance Plaza District 'vibe'

Sometimes when it comes to social media, a tweet is just a tweet. But sometimes the volume can escalate quickly, and that's...

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Couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage.

Anniversaries for Tuesday, July 10, 2018.

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Woman threatened OKC taxi driver with knife

Woman threatened OKC taxi driver with knife

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Edmond police make arrests Monday in connection with beauty supply store burglary

Edmond police make arrests Monday in connection with Sally Beauty Supply store burglary

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High temperature near 91 degrees Monday in Oklahoma City

High temperature near 91 degrees Monday in Oklahoma City

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Traffic delays expected to start Monday on W Memorial Road in NW OKC

Traffic delays start Monday on W Memorial Road in northwest Oklahoma City

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Shopping for more tipping answers

Shopping for more tipping answers

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#OKC Boxscore, a weekly summary of Oklahoma City civic news.

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

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Downtown Oklahoma City grocery options improve despite absence of new full-service store

Downtown Oklahoma City grocery options are improving despite the absence of new full-service store.

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In one OKC neighborhood, how much hip is too much?

As area around NW 23 in OKC as revived, some residents weary of noise and traffic

These dogs are helping change lives.

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Program at Mabel Basset Correctional Center lets women inmates train dogs

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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc. for Sunday, July 8, 2018

Garden Party, Reunion, Wedding Shower, Send-Off, Pass The Gavel

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Rising costs could curb home building

Buyer interest and home sales were strong in Oklahoma City the first half of the year, but expensive lumber and labor could...

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Bricktown Brewery bound for Missouri

Bricktown Brewery is set to open a new location in Springfield, Missouri, next month, its 14th overall and first in the state.

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Barry Stone: Buyer questions accuracy of home inspection

Barry Stone: Buyer questions accuracy of home inspection

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OKC seeks volunteers for lead and copper testing in homes

The Oklahoma City Utilities Department is offering free lead and copper testing for water customers who have lead water service...

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Here are some fresh ways to eliminate household odor

Here are some fresh ways to eliminate household odors.

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Myriad GARDENS: It doesn't take a special event to make it a special place

It's a place where our community comes to gather, celebrate, engage, reflect and dine on a feast of color and vibrant life: 301...

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Julia Laughlin, Time for 'high summer' garden tasks

Julia Laughlin: Time for 'high summer' garden tasks.

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for July 7, 2018

Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for July 7, 2018.

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These amenities in your house will fetch you a higher sales price

These amenities in your house will fetch you a higher sales price.

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Former downtown dealership to be new home for regional accounting firm

One of the largest accounting firms in Oklahoma and Arkansas, HoganTaylor, is set to move its 75-employee operation in suburban...

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Marni Jameson: Next-generation homeowners go for greener yard tools

Marni Jameson: Next-generation homeowners go for greener yard tools

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Kenneth R. Harney: CFPB shifts gears on policing Zillow's co-marketing program

Kenneth R. Harney: CFPB shifts gears on policing Zillow's co-marketing program.

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OKC musician partners with church to help youths put 'Arts in action'

Oklahoma City musician Am're Ford recently partnered with Quayle United Methodist Church to offer 'Arts in Action,' a summer...

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Do you need a dehumidifier?

Do you need a dehumidifier?

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The Oklahoman's house plan for July 7, 2018, the Vancouver

The Oklahoman's house plan for July 7, 2018, the Vancouver.

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The Oklahoman wants to share your news, celebrate achievements

To have your metro-area community events and news considered for publication, please send details and contact information to...

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More communiqués from the (trade) war front

President Trump fired at China Friday. China fired back. With billions of dollars, materials, consumer products and jobs on the...

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Paul Bianchina, Here's the straight scoop on curved trim

Paul Bianchina: Here's the straight scoop on curved trim.

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Meetings, workshops and events for Oklahoma City's garden enthusiasts

Meetings, workshops and events for Oklahoma City's garden enthusiasts.

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Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for July 7, 2018

Sono Belo lease, Harbor Chase South construction, big manufactured home park sale, ADG promotion.

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OKC Cental Commentary: Streetcar construction leads to traffic and questions

OKC Cental Commentary: Readers had plenty of questions for The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer during Friday's edition of the OKC...

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Metro Tech and Community Action Agency host small business training seminars

Metro Technology Centers and the Community Action Agency will host small business training seminars beginning July 17.

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for July 7, 2018

The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for July 7, 2018.

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Class offers chance to learn Spanish as a second language

Opportunities Industrialization Center of Oklahoma County Inc. soon will offer a Conversational Spanish course.

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Commercial property transactions from The Oklahoman for July 14

Commercial property transactions from The Oklahoman for July 14

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for July 7, 2018

Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for July 7, 2018.

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OKC Central Chat transcript, July 6, 2018

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer took questions from readers in today's OKC Central Live Chat.

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OKC streetcars will soon move from concept to reality

Of the many photographs taken during construction of Oklahoma City's streetcar system, one of the most telling is of two...

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Police Thursday release 911 tapes from May 24 shootings at Louie's Grill & Bar

Oklahoma City police on Thursday released 911 tapes from the May 24

From despair to hope: One woman's journey through mental illness

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MUSKOGEE — After two years of hearing voices, Mary Hicks became convinced she needed to kill herself to save her children. She failed. Sometimes failure can be a good thing. In Hicks' case, failure meant that she finally got treatment for...

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Amazon seeks to deliver Delivery Center

Additional permit applications filed this week show continued work to add an Amazon Delivery Center to the company’s growing...

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Man found dead in Valley Brook creek identified

VALLEY BROOK — Police have identified a man whose body was found Tuesday afternoon in a creek. Bo Barney Chisholm, 31, was...

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Pygmy hippo dies at OKC Zoo

Francesca arrived at the zoo in December.

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Three children rescued Wednesday from separate Oklahoma City apartment swimming pools

Firefighters in Oklahoma City Wednesday responded to three separate apartment swimming pools where children were rescued.

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Oklahoma Hall of Fame to award one high school senior $6,000 scholarship

$6,000 Oklahoma Hall of Fame Scholarship Applications Now Open

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Round Barn to feature OKC musician Adam Miller

Oklahoma City musician Adam Miller will be special guest during the Sunday's Round Barn Rendezvous at the Arcadia Round Barn.

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Area students attent Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s 30th annual Middle School Band Camp.

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Faces of the past: Photos of Oklahomans

Here are faces of The Oklahoman's readers and those we've covered through the years. Maybe you'll recognize someone, or maybe...

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Living history programs planned at Oklahoma History Center

The Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center will offer two programs this summer that combine living history presentations...

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Make-and-take class to create beaded badge holder

The Chickasaw Nation will offer a make-and-take beaded badge-holder class

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Vendors join forces for Arcadia Farmer's Market for larger selection

Vendors from the Northeast Oklahoma City Farmer’s Market have joined forces with the Arcadia Farmer’s Market.

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Chisholm Trail Museum to host first Mansion Ice Cream Social

An ice cream social is scheduled Saturday at the Chisholm Trail Museum in Kingfisher.

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Taste of Edmond showcases restaurants' fare

Taste of Edmond included fare prepared by more than 30 local restaurants.

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OKC Council approves whitewater park agreement

The Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday approved a $2 million deal negotiated with the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation to...

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Muddy mess of fun

Children were urged to sink their hands into mud during International Mud Day.

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Veronika Zilajeva made Oklahoma history by winning the Oklahoma Chess Association’s '73rd Oklahoma Open State Championship.'

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Oklahoma City pushes zoning dispute with sex shop

Code enforcement officers said they were acting on a complaint when they notified two Oklahoma City businessmen that their Adam...

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City council agrees to cash infusion to offset Boathouse Foundation's whitewater park expenses

City officials say the whitewater park is an economic development tool that figures in decisions of companies looking at...

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Man with knife shot and killed Tuesday by police in Lawton

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation reported Lawton police shot and killed a man who had a knife Tuesday. A police...

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Man accused of promising immigrants haven, molesting 5-year-old girl

An Oklahoma City man was arrested last weekend after reportedly molesting the 5-year-old child of an immigrant to whom he...

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Two people died Monday in state crashes, authorities reported

Two people died Monday in state crashes, authorities reported.

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Man arrested, accused of offering to smoke weed with teen in apartment he burglarized

An Oklahoma City man was arrested Monday morning after he reportedly broke into an apartment and tried to convince the...

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Heat index Tuesday near 100 degrees in Oklahoma City

Heat index Tuesday near 100 degrees in Oklahoma City

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Man arrested in connection with death of 8-month-old girl in Oklahoma City

Police have arrested a man in the death of an 8-month-old girl in Oklahoma City.

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Camp ClapHans caters to children with disabilities

Another summer session is in full swing for Camp ClapHans, a summer camp in Norman for children with disabilities.

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McDaniel takes over as OKC district leader

It was the first school board meeting for new Superintendent Sean McDaniel, whose first official workday was Monday.

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Opportunities Industrialization Center of Oklahoma County Inc. offers Spanish language class

Opportunities Industrialization Center of Oklahoma County Inc. is adding a Spanish language class to its lineup of adult programs.

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Few spaces remain on Historical Black Towns Tour set for Saturday

Only a few spaces remain on the Historical Black Towns Tour scheduled for Saturday. The chartered bus tour sponsored by The...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

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The ol' soft shoe

American Legion Post No. 12 is offering free dancing lessons every Tuesday at 7 p.m.

State's oldest inmates: 'We’re too old to continue committing crimes'

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When Donald Vaughan went to prison for murder, he was 19 years old. Dwight D. Eisenhower was president, Marilyn Monroe was a star and this newspaper cost five cents.

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Former Oklahoma City police chief dies

Former Oklahoma City police Chief Lloyd Gramling died Saturday at age 89.

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OKC chapter of American Sewing Guild asks seamstresses and crafters to come 'toot your own horn'

The Oklahoma City chapter of American Sewing Guild is asking you to come 'toot your own horn.'

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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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Demolition and construction proceed at First National Center

Demolition of the 1971 First National annex facing Broadway has been underway for the past couple of weeks, but until Friday...

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Zoning variance could clear way for AC Hotel

A new hotel could be headed to the Triangle at Classen Curve development, if it can receive a zoning variance from the city.

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Couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage.

Anniversaries for Tuesday, July 3, 2018.

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Video: New OKCU president welcomed with sweet serenade

Oklahoma City University President Martha Burger is serenaded Monday, her first day in on the job, by alumni Peter Markes and...

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Police investigate man's death as 39th homicide of the year in Oklahoma City

Police are investigating a man's death as the 39th homicide of the year in Oklahoma City.

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88-year-old pastor holds suspected church burglar for police

Oklahoma City police arrested a man this past week after he reportedly cut a hole in the side of a church to steal items...

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Police released name Monday of man found in Friday southwest Oklahoma City homicide

The name of a man found dead Friday in a southwest Oklahoma City homicide has been released.

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Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill kitchen fire extinguished Sunday evening by firefighters in downtown Oklahoma City

Firefighters extinguished a blaze Sunday evening in the kitchen at Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill.

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High temperature Monday near 91 degrees in Oklahoma City

The high temperature Monday in Oklahoma City will be near 91 degrees

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September trial set in challenge to Oklahoma City panhandling ordinance

A trial is set in September on the legal challenge to an Oklahoma City ordinance originally aimed at restricting the activities...

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Floating Films continues at RIVERSPORT OKC

Visitors to RIVERSPORT OKC on Saturday were given a unique opportunity to experience the classic summer thriller "Jaws" as few...

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The Oklahoman's weekly civic news summary.

The Oklahoman's weekly civic news summary.

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Business of Health: Moving forward with OKC’s Innovation District

Business of Health: Moving forward with OKC’s Innovation District

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Oklahoma City rally is one of hundreds held Saturday in response to U.S. immigration policies

Despite the oppressive summer heat, with a heat-index value of 100 degrees by 1:30 p.m., hundreds of Oklahomans converged...

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Let's Party! Helen Ford Wallace

Awards Dinner, Art Exhibit, Tea, Wedding Shower, New Member Party

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Park bench sculpture honors Edmond resident, becomes city's 200th public art piece

The evening was supposed to be a picnic honoring Iris Henderson’s husband on what would have been his 90th birthday, but...

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Historic OKC apartments reopen with modern twist

Developer Glenn Ferguson said that he could not stop looking at the 12-story building, originally constructed in 1966, every...

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Serve thunderstorm warning for much of central Oklahoma Saturday

A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for much of central Oklahoma Saturday afternoon as a strong line of storms began...

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What to do in Oklahoma on June 30, 2018: See Carpenter Square Theatre's production of the comedy 'My Brilliant Divorce'

Carpenter Square Theatre presents the Oklahoma City premiere of “My Brilliant Divorce” by Geraldine Aron at 8 tonight at the...

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Paul Bianchina, Figuring wallpaper requires a bit of math

Paul Bianchina: Figuring wallpaper requires a bit of math

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The Oklahoman's house plan for June 30, 2018, the Stonehaven

The Oklahoman's house plan for June 30, 2018, the Stonehaven.

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Energy stocks top second quarter in Oklahoma

The shares of 14 Oklahoma oil and natural gas companies recorded double-digit gains in the second quarter as rising commodity...

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Arcadia Round Barn's Morning Music to feature Mustang Ramblers

The Mustang Ramblers will present Morning Music from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 7 at the Arcadia Round Barn.

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Echo Energy set to move 100 employees to new downtown headquarters

Echo Energy, a northwest Oklahoma City company, is set to move its 100 employees downtown once it builds out the Parkside...

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Marni Jameson: Designing a dreamy guest room for kids

Marni Jameson talks to an expert about what to consider when creating a dreamy kids’ getaway.

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Booming home equity: financial opportunity or warning sign?

Booming home equity: financial opportunity or warning sign?

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Life-sustaining rain has been welcome sight

It is a real joy to see the Oklahoma countryside and neighborhoods so green and flowering at the end of June as we prepare for...

Cleanup to resume at former oil refinery site near Duncan, Oklahoma

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On a sweltering midsummer evening last week, 80 people gathered at a school gymnasium in this southern Oklahoma town to talk about the air.

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Realtor couple certified as divorce real estate experts

The training was the first formal education of its kind in the real estate business, said Laurel Starks, founder and CEO of the...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for June 30, 2018

The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for June 30, 2018.

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Making a muddy mess: International Mud Day held at Myriad Botanical Gardens

Children had free rein to get as dirty as they wanted to on Friday during International Mud Day at the Myriad Botanical Gardens.

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This month's Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) Camp drew students throughout Oklahoma to Southwestern...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for June 30, 2018

Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for June 30, 2018.

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OKC agrees to pay $135,000 in taxpayer funds to settle claims it unlawfully fired 37-year employee

Oklahoma City has agreed to pay $135,000 to the estate of a former city attorney who claimed she was unlawfully fired because...

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Progress on Euclid Street

First-time homebuyer Alex Ramsey's search took him into Culbertson’s East Highland neighborhood in northeast Oklahoma City,...

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OKC cop sued over deadly shooting of unarmed suicidal man

An Oklahoma City police officer is being sued by the parents of a man he fatally shot while on-duty last year. The excessive...

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Norman math teacher follows mother to national honors

NORMAN — Macey Stewart's career path was heavily influenced by her mother, a longtime math teacher at Eisenhower Elementary...

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How to save money on kitchen appliances

How to save money on kitchen appliances.

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Parents group to host speaker on addiction, 'an Equal Opportunity Destroyer'

The Edmond chapter of Parents Helping Parents will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at McLaren's Pantry, 3414 S Boulevard in the...

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Barry Stone: Home inspector wrong about safety glass

Barry Stone: Home inspector wrong about safety glass

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OKC Central Chat: Oklahoma City manager addresses city's trash and treasure

OKC Central Chat: Oklahoma City manager addresses city's trash and treasure

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Cooper to seek Ward 2 seat on Oklahoma City Council

James Cooper, a public school teacher and transit authority trustee, said Thursday he would run for the Ward 2 seat on the...

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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 wants to share your news, celebrate achievements

To have your metro-area community events and news considered for publication, please send details and contact information to...

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Rodney Smith Jr. is a cut above

Rodney Smith Jr. is driving across the United States in search of people who need help with their lawns.

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How to fight stainless steel's biggest (and smallest) foe, fingerprints

How to fight stainless steel's biggest (and smallest) foe, fingerprints.

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for June 30, 2018

Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for June 30, 2018.

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Oklahoma County land sales for Saturday, June 30

Oklahoma County land sales for Saturday, June 30.

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Police investigating man’s death as city’s latest homicide

A man’s death in southwest Oklahoma City is being investigated by police as the city’s latest homicide after his body was found...

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Oklahoma City-based SandRidge Energy expands bidding process

The new SandRidge Energy Inc. directors have expanded their effort to seek and evaluate offers to buy the company or partner in...

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Five people died Thursday as a result of state crashes, Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported

Five people have died in Oklahoma crashes, highway patrol reported.

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OKC Central Chat transcript, June 29, 2018

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer took questions from readers in today's OKC Central Live Chat. You can join Steve's Q&A's on...

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Crescent woman killed Thursday in collision on State Highway 74 south of Crescent

A fatal collision was reported on State Highway 74 south of Crescent Thursday morning. A Crescent woman died and the fatal...

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Oklahoma City property management firm rebrands as Robinson Park

After more than two decades, Newmark Grubb Levy Strange Beffort is changing the name of its property management company to...

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Advisory committee OKs reimbursement for whitewater park costs

An advisory board on Thursday recommended the city council reimburse the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation for $759,600 in...

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Downtown Digs: Oklahoma City seeks to boost supply of affordable housing

Downtown Digs: Oklahoma City seeks to boost supply of affordable housing

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Will Farrell says he was a serious candidate for Oklahoma state superintendent

Heather Griswold, Hofmeister's public affairs chief, remarked on Twitter: "I am sick to my stomach knowing that an opponent for...

Health Department says medical marijuana rollout on schedule despite chaos

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The past two weeks have brought chaos as the Board of Health passed regulations their top lawyer said weren’t legal, two groups sued, the attorney general told the board it overstepped its authority, the top health department lawyer resigned in...

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OKCMOA to display works by Van Gogh, Monet and Degas in 2018-19

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive, will host the special exhibitions “Victorian Radicals: From the...

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First candidate for open Ward 2 council seat is a teacher in Oklahoma City Public Schools

Cooper is making his second bid to represent Ward 2, which includes close-in urban neighborhoods as well as suburban sections...

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Heat advisory issued Thursday for most of Oklahoma as temperatures climb

Temperatures are climbing in Oklahoma. More than half of the state is under a heat advisory Thursday for high temperatures.

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OKC teen accused in drive-by shooting while wearing ankle monitor

A 17-year-old boy was arrested Tuesday, accused of participating in a drive-by shooting in southwest Oklahoma City that injured...

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Oklahoma County commissioner races: Calvey wins GOP primary, top Democrats head to runoff

Republicans selected a nominee for Oklahoma County District 3 commissioner in Tuesday's primary, while the top two Democratic...

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EX-OKCPS principal to lead Millwood school

Warren Pete will lead Millwood Arts Academy Middle School as its principal beginning July 23,

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Pool Party 5K and Fun Run open to all ages July 7 at Earlywine Park

The Pool Party 5K and Fun Run will be held July 7 at Earlywine Park, 3101 SW 119.

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Faces of the past: Photos of Oklahomans

Here are faces of The Oklahoman's readers and those we've covered through the years. Maybe you'll recognize someone, or maybe...

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Achievers

Christopher Jones, of Shawnee, has been nominated for The Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Massachusetts.

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Experiences, tips shared with caregivers

Nearly 100 caregivers from throughout the Oklahoma City metro area and beyond attended the free 20th annual Caregiver Survival...

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Expansion eyed for garage serving convention center and Omni Hotel in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City economic development and public parking officials are looking at the possibility of increasing the number of...

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EXTRA time, new owner, for Guthrie's historic State Capital Publishing Co. building

The Oklahoma Historical Society deeded over the 116-year-old, 50,000-square-foot office building and publishing plant to a...

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OKC Indian Clinic hosts DIVA Nite and Women's Health Fair

The Oklahoma City Indian Clinic recently honored women, stressing the importance of women’s health by hosting its DIVA Nite and...

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Oklahoma business briefs for June 28

Oklahoma business briefs for June 28.