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  • Late night concrete pour closes downtown streets
    By Steve LackmeyerBusiness Writerslackmeyer@oklahoman.comMore than 1,500 yards of cement, delivered by 150 trucks, were poured overnight Friday as the foundation is being set for a new entrance and exit ramp tower that will provide access to structur…
    - 1 day ago, 7 Dec 19, 10:56am -
  • DA: Grady County officials overpayment case settled
    By Josh DulaneyStaff writer jdulaney@oklahoman.comCHICKASHA — After a special state investigative audit of salary overpayments to Grady County elected officials, a settlement has been reached andmore than half of the money has been paid back to ta…
    - 2 days ago, 7 Dec 19, 1:25am -
  • Man gets prison term for killing infant
    By Tim WillertStaff writer twillert@oklahoman.comAn infant's last caretaker will spend nearly four decades in prison as punishment for killing her.Michael Lee Bradley, 24, of Fayetteville, Arkansas, pleaded guilty Friday to first-degree murder and w…
    - 2 days ago, 7 Dec 19, 1:25am -
  • State briefs for Dec. 7, 2019: Hobby Lobby to donate St. Gregory's University campus to OBU
    SHAWNEEHobby Lobby to donate campus to Oklahoma Baptist UniversityHobby Lobby and the Green family will donate the former St.Read more on NewsOK.com
    - 2 days ago, 7 Dec 19, 1:25am -
  • Oklahoma public school enrollment at record high
    By Nuria Martinez-KeelStaff writer nmartinez-keel@oklahoman.comOklahoma reached record public school enrollment this school year by exceeding 700,000 students for the first time in state history.Student counts collected Oct.Read more on NewsOK.com
    - 2 days ago, 7 Dec 19, 1:25am -
  • Public campaigns being conducted with donations kept private
    By Chris CasteelStaff writer ccasteel@oklahoman.comPublic campaigns being waged in Oklahoma City on local, state and federal issues are being financed by donors who, so far, have remained anonymous.The campaigns for MAPS 4 and Medicaid expansion and…
    - 2 days ago, 7 Dec 19, 1:25am -
  • OKC firefighters have had at least a dozen babies this year
    By Josh DulaneyStaff Writerjdulaney@oklahoman.comLook closely at the next Oklahoma City firefighter you see. On their bunker gear you might notice a binky, a blanket and a baby bottle.From July 4 to Thanksgiving, a dozen Oklahoma City firefighters ha…
    - 2 days ago, 6 Dec 19, 4:47pm -

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      Oklahoma City Moms Blog

      • Mama, Don’t Rush The Little Years
        Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase ‘you’re gonna miss this’ more times than you’d like to count. But let me tell you, mama, you may miss this season for reasons beyond what you’d hope. I preface this post by saying I am not here to br…
        - 6 days ago, 2 Dec 19, 4:16am -
      • I’m Excited to be Done Breastfeeding (And No, I Don’t Feel Bad About It)

        - 6 days ago, 2 Dec 19, 4:06am -
      • Our Most Important Christmas Rule: No Extended Family
        Christmas. We love this season at our house, and growing up, it was a magical time for us with our families. After you have kids, as you know, everything changes. Suddenly you’re trying to find the balance between family time with both sides…
        - 7 days ago, 2 Dec 19, 3:37am -
      • Hometown Spotlight: Why We Love Guthrie
        I will admit that I was a tiny bit apprehensive when moving to Guthrie a few years back, but this town and the people in it have absolutely stolen my heart. Guthrie is a unique, very small town that is surrounded by history. It is THE ONE and…
        - 7 days ago, 2 Dec 19, 3:31am -
      • Mom Brains Can Be A Jerk Sometimes
        All fun and games “You could have put his eye out.” “But I didn’t. He’s fine.  “But you COULD have.” “But I DIDN’T.” “All the same, here’s some imagery of how that could have gone. Let’s go to the video…” My brai…
        - 10 days ago, 29 Nov 19, 3:16am -
      • Shop OKC: 5 Can’t-Miss Holiday Shopping Trips
        This is a sponsored post. However, each vendor was specifically contacted as a result of the recommendations of our amazing team!The post Shop OKC: 5 Can’t-Miss Holiday Shopping Trips appeared first on Oklahoma City Moms Blog.
        - 13 days ago, 25 Nov 19, 12:04pm -
      • Keep Your Sick Kids At Home: A Plea From A Mom Sitting in A Hospital Room
        Anyone with kids in childcare knows this sentence: “Sick children need to stay home until symptom-free for 24 hours.” I have 3 kids. Sometimes one runs a fever for 2 hours and is fine for the rest of the day. Do I want them to go to daycar…
        - 14 days ago, 25 Nov 19, 2:00am -

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      The Lost Ogle

      • Eli Roberts doesn’t work for KFOR anymore…
        Over the past month or so, we’ve received lots of inquiries from local TV news viewers asking what happened to Eli Roberts. If you don’t know who or what an Eli Roberts is, don’t worry, you’re not alone. I didn’t either, and I’m supposed…
        - 2 days ago, 6 Dec 19, 3:37pm -
      • 5 Ridiculous things Oklahomans put on their credit cards
        Well, I have bad news and good news, Oklahoma. The bad news is that we are currently ranked as the 6th worst state for credit card debt. The good news is that experts have a full-proof method for paying off that debt within 15 months! Via Fox 25… O…
        - 2 days ago, 6 Dec 19, 2:33pm -
      • 7 Reasons to “Vote No” for MAPS 4EVER…
        Next week, a shockingly low percentage of metro residents will go to the polls to see if we each want to chip in a few hundred dollars a year towards MAPS 4EVER. By now, you’re probably familiar with the MAPS concept – a “temporary” one-penny…
        - 3 days ago, 5 Dec 19, 4:01pm -
      • Medicinal Laughter: Cristela Alonzo Brings Affordable Care to the Tower
        Comedian Cristela Alonzo is not only one of my comedic heroes, but one of my personal heroes as well, a hilarious human that I can truly identify with: we’re both Latinos from Texas that grew up in dirt-poor families, but while I currently make a l…
        - 3 days ago, 5 Dec 19, 3:17pm -
      • 5 OKC charities to support this holiday season
        The Lost Ogle is often a center of gloom for people who live in Oklahoma. We come here to read about all of the awful things happening around us, and as writers, it is also an outlet to purge our bad feelings about being in a place that is aggressive…
        - 4 days ago, 4 Dec 19, 4:12pm -
      • OKC’s Mercenary Chef – Chris McCabe
        Welcome back to Free Queso, the podcast where we give you the inside scoop on the Oklahoma City food, beverage, and hospitality scene! Today’s episode is a dive into being a “mercenary chef.” Don’t call Chris McCabe a chef to his face, becaus…
        - 4 days ago, 4 Dec 19, 2:45pm -
      • Harold Hamm is hosting a big fundraiser today for this guy…
        The guy pictured above and to the left who looks like he enjoys frozen yogurt is Oklahoma 5th Congressional District Candidate David Hill. He’s one of many Republicans looking to challenge conservative Democrat Kendra Horn in the 2020 congression…
        - 5 days ago, 3 Dec 19, 9:53pm -

      OKCTalk News

      • Two proposals vie for key downtown parcel
        Two developers have submitted proposals to develop the highly-visible 3.3 acres at NW 4th and E.K. Gaylord in downtown Oklahoma City.The Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority had previously sought submissions for about half the property, but afte…
        - 4 days ago, 4 Dec 19, 8:27pm -
      • Classen Curve apartments moving forward
        After years of delay, plans are moving forward for a 5-story apartment complex adjacent to Classen Curve.Previously, the group that bought Classen Curve, Nichols Hills Plaza and the surrounding land – Washington Prime – had proposed retail an…
        - 15 days ago, 23 Nov 19, 4:58pm -
      • Luxe bus service to run between OKC and Dallas
        Vonlane, the popular luxury bus line that has been running routes between key Texas cities, will add service between downtown Oklahoma City and Dallas starting in January.The move will coincide with the decision by Southwest Airlines to drop non-…
        - 16 days ago, 22 Nov 19, 5:57pm -
      • Plans move forward to renovate old Chrysler dealership
        As we were first to report in August, local developers purchased the historic Chrysler Plymouth building in Midtown.Now the new owners have presented plans to the Downtown Design Review Committee that show the intention to renovate and restore th…
        - 18 days ago, 20 Nov 19, 4:49pm -
      • New Starbucks planned for Uptown 23rd Street corridor
        A long-vacant lot at a key intersection in the Uptown District is set for new development.A new Starbucks with a drive-thru is planned for the southeast corner of NW 23rd and Robinson.The entire intersection is seeing a renaissance as the prope…
        - 18 days ago, 20 Nov 19, 1:26pm -
      • Wheeler District to add commercial building
        The first for-lease building is coming to the burgeoning Wheeler District.The first residents of the planned community have moved into their homes and soon a mixed-use building will rise near the center of the development, located on S. Western A…
        - 33 days ago, 5 Nov 19, 8:01pm -
      • Apartments, retail and office proposed for Deep Deuce vacant lot
        Richard McKown (Level, Mosaic, OKSea) is proposing more apartments for the vacant lot directly east of Level and south of 400 N. Walnut in the Deep Deuce District.McKown was the only respondent to an RFP by the Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Author…
        - 34 days ago, 5 Nov 19, 12:19am -

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        • Restaurant/Nonsmoking Bar with Private Room for Rent?
          We're looking to rent a private room for a group of 20-40 people (adults only) at a local restaurant or non smoking bar. Ideal situation would be...
          - 2 days ago, 6 Dec 19, 4:20pm -
        • Kansas City becomes first major American city with universal fare-free public transit
          https://www.435mag.com/kansas-city-becomes-first-major-american-city-with-universal-fare-free-public-transit/ Today, Kansas City became the first...
          - 2 days ago, 6 Dec 19, 3:25pm -
        • North Classen Median
          Listen, I love trees as much as the next person but who's the asshat who decided to plant coniferous trees at eye level at Classen and NW 33rd in...
          - 4 days ago, 5 Dec 19, 12:23am -
        • Metropolitan Library System Has Some Really Great Services
          *Looked for a general library thread and couldn't find one. If it exists, feel free to move this to there. I've never been much of a "library...
          - 4 days ago, 4 Dec 19, 11:09pm -
        • So much for 'recycling'.
          Apparently you are no longer allowed to place glass, plastic or foil in the recycle bins in Edmond. Sort of makes you not even mess with recycling.
          - 4 days ago, 4 Dec 19, 2:56pm -
        • General Weather Discussion - December 2019
          Quiet weather continues this week. Looks like a solid weekend coming up. As of now looks like things may get colder about mid-week next week,...
          - 5 days ago, 3 Dec 19, 2:30pm -
        • Haliburton
          Reports starting to bubble up on the Internet that Haliburton is laying off all 800-850 employees in El Reno and shuttering that facility. That's...
          - 6 days ago, 2 Dec 19, 7:08pm -

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        Oklahoma Gazette

        • Luxury lanes
          A motor coach company boasting first-class service is starting a route between Oklahoma City and Dallas. Vonlane, a Dallas-based luxury motor coach company, is expanding outside its home state and launching a bus…
          - 2 days ago, 6 Dec 19, 2:40pm -
        • Christmas rappin’
          Gift Raps, Jabee’s holiday hip-hop benefit show, returns for its sixth year. For households already struggling to make it month to month, the holiday season can bring more anxiety than merriment.“I remember my…
          - 2 days ago, 6 Dec 19, 2:30pm -
        • Fiction Issue: Obligatory Apologies of the Nonsensical Kind
          By Elizabeth Noel I’m sorry.…
          - 2 days ago, 6 Dec 19, 2:00pm -
        • Fiction Issue: The Pink Elephant
          By Daniel Scott Bokemper With a final heave, Skye let go of the covered mass he dragged from the hood of his black sedan and onto its roof.…
          - 2 days ago, 6 Dec 19, 2:00pm -
        • Fiction Issue: Streetlight Buoys
          By Ryan Schwimmer I went for a run before the sun came up this morning, and I saw a shadow chasing my shadow.…
          - 2 days ago, 6 Dec 19, 2:00pm -
        • Juice and eat
          A partnership with Provision Kitchen and Hal Smith Restaurants turns Organic Squeeze into a one-stop shop with grab-and-go food options. For years, Organic Squeeze and Provision Kitchen operated as friendly busine…
          - 2 days ago, 6 Dec 19, 2:00pm -
        • Cannabis cowboys
          The inaugural Cowboy Cup will be held Dec. 13 and 14 in Stillwater. This month, Oklahoma sees its first homegrown cannabis championship.…
          - 3 days ago, 5 Dec 19, 2:30pm -

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        • newLifeShare Oklahoma announces this year’s Rose Parade honoree
          By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — LifeShare of Oklahoma has announced that Eva Young, of Oklahoma City, is their floragraph honoree who will be representing Oklahoma in the 2020 Donate Life Rose Parade Float. The announcem…
          - 2 hours ago, 8 Dec 19, 1:50pm -
        • newMWC MLK Prayer Breakfast honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through “Unity”
          By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – For over two decades, the kickoff event for the celebration of Martin Luther King Day has been the early morning Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast in Midwest City. The public is…
          - 2 hours ago, 8 Dec 19, 1:43pm -
        • Louisa McCune leads enthusiastic coalition for MAPs4 Animal Shelter
          Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher & Editor The City Sentinel   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – One part of the MAPs4 program, on the December 10 election ballot in Oklahoma City, would provide funding for a brand new “no-kill” shelter facility and program. L…
          - 3 days ago, 5 Dec 19, 1:25pm -
        • An Editorial: Voters should approve MAPs 4
          The City Sentinel Endorsement OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Some day, the MAPs (Metropolitan Area Projects) brand may get old – but not yet. The MAPs4 proposal follows the model city leaders have advanced since the start, but with an important and welcome…
          - 4 days ago, 4 Dec 19, 5:20pm -
        • COMMENTARY: Checking it Twice: David Prater is sometimes Naughty, Not Nice
          By Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater was recently accused, in news stories that garnered nationwide attention, of starting an improper investigation of former Oklahoma Speaker of the House Kris S…
          - 5 days ago, 3 Dec 19, 8:41pm -
        • Curbside Chronicle launches Wreaths & Wrapping Paper holiday campaigns
          By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Curbside Chronicle, a program of the Homeless Alliance, is launching two holiday product lines to provide employment for people working their way out of homelessness. Curbside is…
          - 5 days ago, 3 Dec 19, 4:14pm -
        • ‘Holidays on Paseo’ open with First Friday Gallery Walk
          Staff Report   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – As Oklahoma’s first arts district, the Paseo Arts District continues to grow with restaurants, galleries and retail. The community is invited to the First Friday Gallery Walk every month, rain or shine. Galleri…
          - 5 days ago, 3 Dec 19, 3:57pm -

        CapitolBeatOK

        • COMMENTARY-- Checking it Twice: David Prater is sometimes Naughty, Not Nice
          Oklahoma City -- Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater was accused (in news stories that garnered nationwide attention several weeks ago) of starting an improper investigation of former Oklahoma Speaker of the House Kris Steele because of…
          - 1 day ago, 7 Dec 19, 6:00am -
        • Louisa McCune leads enthusiastic coalition for MAPs4 Animal Shelter
          One part of the MAPs4 program, on the December 10 election ballot in Oklahoma City, would provide funding for a brand new “no-kill” shelter facility and program. Louis McCune, a prominent civic leader, has long advocated the idea, and work…
          - 3 days ago, 5 Dec 19, 6:00am -
        • An Editorial: Voters should approve MAPs 4
          Some day, the MAPs (Metropolitan Area Projects) brand may get old – but not yet. The MAPs4 proposal follows the model city leaders have advanced since the start, but with an important and welcome new emphasis on neighborhood needs. Big c…
          - 4 days ago, 4 Dec 19, 6:00am -
        • Commentary: It’s about Accountability
          Initiative petition #420 was filed on October 28, by a group who want to remove the state legislature from the redistricting process. Two lawsuits were filed on November 15,with the Oklahoma Supreme Court challenging the petition.“The biggest…
          - 4 days ago, 4 Dec 19, 6:00am -
        • COMMENTARY -- A Lesson for Consul General Sandeep Chakravorty of India: Diplomacy is About Avoiding Saying the Wrong Thing at Any Time
          Editor’s Note: In the last few months, the government of India has crushed the semi-autonomous status of the Kashmir region, imposed a form of authoritarian governance, and taken several other controversial steps that have certainly eroded and pe…
          - 4 days ago, 4 Dec 19, 6:00am -
        • Grant's National Thanksgiving Proclamation, October 28, 1871
          The procession of the seasons has again enabled the husbandman to garner the fruits of successful toil. Industry has been generally well awarded. We are at peace with all nations, and tranquility, with few exceptions, prevails at home. Within the…
          - 10 days ago, 28 Nov 19, 6:00am -
        • Thankful for those who support Foster Children
          As we approach Thanksgiving, I want to express my appreciation for everyone who is working to improve the lives of children.I had the opportunity to visit with many of those people in-person this week at a community luncheon held by Youth and F…
          - 13 days ago, 25 Nov 19, 6:00am -

        Business News from NewsOK

        • Reddit bans accounts, suspects possible UK vote interference
          LONDON (AP) — The prospect of Russian interference in Britain's election flared anew Saturday after the social media platform Reddit concluded that people from Russia leaked confidential British government documents on Brexit trade talks just days…
          - 1 day ago, 7 Dec 19, 11:06am -
        • Late night concrete pour closes downtown streets
          By Steve LackmeyerBusiness Writerslackmeyer@oklahoman.comMore than 1,500 yards of cement, delivered by 150 trucks, were poured overnight Friday as the foundation is being set for a new entrance and exit ramp tower that will provide access to structur…
          - 1 day ago, 7 Dec 19, 10:56am -
        • Protests subside, but economic aftershocks rattle Haitians
          Port-au-Prince (AP) — The flaming barricades are mostly gone, protesters have largely dissipated and traffic is once again clogging the streets of Haiti’s capital, but hundreds of thousands of people are now suffering deep economic aftershocks af…
          - 1 day ago, 7 Dec 19, 10:35am -
        • NFL At 100: Rooney Rule has its positives and its faults
          In 2003, the NFL had three minority head coaches: future Pro Football Hall of Famer Tony Dungy, Herman Edwards and Marvin Lewis.In the 12 previous seasons, there had been six.Read more on NewsOK.com
          - 1 day ago, 7 Dec 19, 10:10am -
        • Truckers block roads as French strikes hit weekend travel
          PARIS (AP) — Strikes disrupted weekend travel around France on Saturday as truckers blocked highways and most trains remained at a standstill because of worker anger at President Emmanuel Macron's policies.Meanwhile, yellow vest protesters held t…
          - 1 day ago, 7 Dec 19, 9:30am -
        • Iran frees Chinese-American scholar for US-held scientist
          TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran and the U.S. conducted a prisoner exchange Saturday that saw a detained Princeton scholar released for an Iranian scientist held by America, marking a rare diplomatic breakthrough between Tehran and Washington after months…
          - 1 day ago, 7 Dec 19, 9:22am -
        • Impeachment collides with funding deadline, testing Congress
          WASHINGTON (AP) — The impeachment drama is dominating Washington, but leading figures such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi still have their day jobs to do.The California Democrat faces a testing over the next two weeks, toggling between the impeach…
          - 1 day ago, 7 Dec 19, 9:10am -

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