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  • Use of N-word by second OU faculty member prompts rebuse from OU interim president
    By Randy EllisStaff writer rellis@oklahoman.comNORMAN — For the second time in less than two weeks, a faculty member at the University of Oklahoma has used the racially charged N-word in class, creating a furor.This time, it was a history professo…
    - 8 hours ago, 25 Feb 20, 1:23am -
  • Judge blocks University North Park vote in Norman
    By Nolan ClayStaff writer nclay@oklahoman.comNORMAN — A judge Monday blocked a citywide vote on the future of development at University North Park.Cleveland County District Judge Jeff Virgin agreed with four former mayors that organizers of a peti…
    - 8 hours ago, 25 Feb 20, 1:23am -
  • Police release details of Bethany couple's deaths
    By Adam KempStaff writer akemp@oklahoman.comBETHANY — Police have released details after a couple was found dead inside a Bethany home last week.Bethany Police were called to a home in the 7100 block of NW 43 Street on Thursday for a welfare check…
    - 8 hours ago, 25 Feb 20, 1:22am -
  • Klobuchar pitches plans over pipe dreams during OKC stop
    By Chris CasteelStaff writer ccasteel@oklahoman.comMinnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar pitched herself to Oklahoma Democrats on Sunday as the pragmatic presidential candidate who could work with her ideological opponents.“What I think we need is someone…
    - 8 hours ago, 25 Feb 20, 1:22am -
  • Two to serve lengthy prison sentences for pleas
    By Tim WillertStaff writer twillert@oklahoman.comTwo men pleaded guilty Monday to separate violent crimes and will serve lengthy prison sentences, including one who admitted fatally stabbing his roommate in a sober living home.William Dowell avoided…
    - 8 hours ago, 25 Feb 20, 1:22am -
  • Oklahoma stocks join broader markets in losses on Monday
    OK stocks routedWall Street suffered its worst losses in two years Monday.Read more on NewsOK.com
    - 8 hours ago, 25 Feb 20, 1:21am -
  • Downtown OKC has the tourist goods, time to promote as a package, Steve Lackmeyer writes
    Downtown Oklahoma City is a tourist destination.Naysayers can argue against this all they want, but the numbers don’t lie.Read more on NewsOK.com
    - 8 hours ago, 25 Feb 20, 1:21am -

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      Oklahoma City Moms Blog

      • newI Have Sensory Issues and So Do You
        If you ask my mother what I was like as a child, she might first come up with adjectives like determined, competitive, smart, or sassy. But I guarantee if you get her talking about me for more than one sentence, she will mention how much I use…
        - 4 hours ago, 25 Feb 20, 5:00am -
      • The Mom Who Went To Pride
        A few years ago, I was scrolling through my social media feed and I stumbled across an unexpected treat. A friend of mine had attended Pride. But not just her; her mother had attended with her. I remember thinking, “Wow. That mom’s a hero…
        - 1 day ago, 24 Feb 20, 1:11am -
      • How to Throw a Pinterest Worthy Party on A Budget
        I love planning birthday parties and I grew up with a “Pinterest Mom” (before there was Pinterest). When our son was 8 months old, I had already picked a theme and ordered decorations for his 1st birthday party. My birthday party motto is…
        - 8 days ago, 17 Feb 20, 2:00am -
      • My Husband’s Depression and Me
        My husband has struggled with depression for most of his life. It’s not unique to our marriage or even his adulthood. Early childhood trauma followed by emotional abuse during adolescence and too many moves to count made it difficult for him…
        - 8 days ago, 17 Feb 20, 2:00am -
      • He (My Second Child) Came in Like a Wrecking Ball
        The lovely featured image in this post is a personal photo of the author's. Please note it is not recommended to leave infants unattended in a drop-side crib.First, let me just say that I LOVE and adore both of my children to the ends of the E…
        - 8 days ago, 17 Feb 20, 2:00am -
      • Fresh Start: Life After Divorce
        I’ve written a blog over how to survive in the midst of divorce… but son of a nutcracker how in the WORLD do you survive after divorce? There wasn’t enough chocolate in the world to help me with my emotions in the weeks following. I was…
        - 8 days ago, 17 Feb 20, 2:00am -
      • What it Really Means to “Let It Go”
        My husband’s mama passed away unexpectedly on October 14, 2019. After the initial shock of the phone call informing us of her death, my husband and I prepared to break the news to our three children (13, 11, and 7 years old). Even though we…
        - 15 days ago, 10 Feb 20, 2:00am -

      The Daily Thunder

      • The Daily Thunder Podcast: Danilo Gallinari
        This week, Thunder starting power forward Danilo Gallinari joins us to break down what has been a crazy, unexpected season for him in Oklahoma City. The sharpshooter gave us his thoughts about remaining in OKC despite a touch-and-go trade season, his…
        - 11 hours ago, 24 Feb 20, 10:00pm -
      • Best Squad Ever? How the Thunder Stack Up Against Other Fan Favorites in OKC History
        They may not have the peak superstar powers of previous teams, but they do have an all-for-one, one-for-all creed.The post Best Squad Ever? How the Thunder Stack Up Against Other Fan Favorites in OKC History appeared first on Daily Thunder - Thunder…
        - 16 hours ago, 24 Feb 20, 5:00pm -
      • Monday Bolts: 02.24.20
        Today's top Thunder news and headlines.The post Monday Bolts: 02.24.20 appeared first on Daily Thunder - Thunder Every Day.
        - 19 hours ago, 24 Feb 20, 2:15pm -
      • Game 57 Recap: Thunder (35-22) def. Spurs (24-32) 131-103
        Daily Thunder’s game day coverage is sponsored by Anthem Brewing Company Official Box Score link Billy Donovan had no idea. Chris Paul was completely clueless. And nobody cared. With 8:25 remaining on the clock and the Thunder boasting a 28 point l…
        - 1 day ago, 24 Feb 20, 5:30am -
      • Game 57 Pregame Primer: Thunder (34-22) vs. Spurs (24-31)
        Daily Thunder’s game day coverage is sponsored by Anthem Brewing Company ESPN preview Tip-off: 6pm @ Chesapeake Energy Arena, 📺 Fox Sports Oklahoma Projected starting lineups: Oklahoma City San Antonio PG: Chris Paul PG: Dejounte Murray SG: Shai…
        - 1 day ago, 23 Feb 20, 11:30pm -
      • Sunday Crossword: Chrismass
        The post Sunday Crossword: Chrismass appeared first on Daily Thunder - Thunder Every Day.
        - 2 days ago, 23 Feb 20, 6:00am -
      • Saturday Morning Cartoons: Like a Good Neighbor
        The post Saturday Morning Cartoons: Like a Good Neighbor appeared first on Daily Thunder - Thunder Every Day.
        - 3 days ago, 22 Feb 20, 3:30pm -

      About.com OKC - Adam Knapp

      The Lost Ogle

      • The Pioneer Woman To Open Her Home To The Common Folk
        From the Blue Whale and various Route 66 museums, to Eischen’s and the grave of the horse who allegedly played Mr. Ed on TV, Oklahoma is a hotspot for nifty and quirky day trip destinations. The Lodge at Drummond Ranch—the homestead of Pioneer Wo…
        - 14 hours ago, 24 Feb 20, 7:10pm -
      • Grease Pop Art: The Frybread Factory at Exhibit C
        With the recent news of the government of Oklahoma, from the sell-out Governor to the sold-up tourism board, doing everything in their power to erase the history and culture of the Indigenous peoples of this land, I needed a wholly cathartic afternoo…
        - 19 hours ago, 24 Feb 20, 2:11pm -
      • NY Times report questions Kevin Stitt’s tribal ancestry…
        Yesterday afternoon, the NY Times covered Governor Kevin Stitt’s bungled, poorly-executed attempt to secure the state a bigger chunk of gaming revenue from Oklahoma tribal casinos. A lot of what the Times reported has already been extensively cover…
        - 4 days ago, 21 Feb 20, 3:07pm -
      • We talked Oklahoma Contemporary with Jeremiah Matthew Davis and Lori Brooks!
        Here in a few weeks, the spectacular new Rand Elliot-designed home for Oklahoma Contemporary will officially open to the public! To talk about that and more, we invited the organization’s Artistic Director Jeremiah Matthew Davis and Director of C…
        - 5 days ago, 20 Feb 20, 7:00pm -
      • Desolate stretch of Oklahoma highway could be named after Donald Trump…
        I guess compromise still exists at the Oklahoma capitol! Back in November, State Sen. Nathan Dahm – the ranking member of the Derplahoman Caucus – introduced legislation to name a stretch of Route 66 in Northeastern Oklahoma after our gracious, h…
        - 5 days ago, 20 Feb 20, 5:18pm -
      • Fake Cop Steals Oklahoma Man’s French Fries…
        I have a love/hate relationship with generic career and life advice. The phrase, “dress for the job you want, not the job you have,” sounds great and all, but taking it literally can make for a very awkward experience at work when you show up for…
        - 5 days ago, 20 Feb 20, 4:08pm -
      • TLO Restaurant Review: Bistro 46
        (Throughout the month of February, every Thursday TLO will celebrate and highlight various Black-owned eateries across the OKC Metro. – Louis) “What are you taking pictures of?” the hostess asked me as I snapped a couple of pictures of the Bist…
        - 5 days ago, 20 Feb 20, 3:37pm -

      OKCTalk News

      • Costco plans for Moore revealed
        Following a red-hot start at the first Costco location in the Oklahoma City area, Costco is actively working on a new location in Moore.Main entrance to proposed Costco in MooreThe iconic warehouse chain opened at Memorial Road and Western last…
        - 7 days ago, 18 Feb 20, 3:58pm -
      • Work starts on two huge tenants at Quail Springs Mall
        After demolishing Macy's to make way for the massive Life Time Fitness center, the new owners of Quail Springs Mall continue to revamp the property, and are now moving forward with two large new tenants.Mall Lower Level
        - 11 days ago, 14 Feb 20, 1:31pm -
      • Bricktown plans revealed for Old Spaghetti Factory
        Building permits have been filed to convert the old Nonna's / West space into a 16,000 square foot Old Spaghetti Factory restaurant.The prime location at the corner of Sheridan and Mickey Mantle Drive has been vacant since West closed its doors i…
        - 13 days ago, 12 Feb 20, 4:34pm -
      • Large Farmer's Market tract seeking multi-family rezoning
        The new owners of a 14-acre tract are taking steps towards rezoning that could lead to high-density housing in the Farmer's Market District.The site was formerly home to the original Oklahoma City streetcar maintenance facility but had been large…
        - 19 days ago, 6 Feb 20, 4:29pm -
      • $4 million pedestrian way proposed for convention center
        On Wednesday, the MAPS 3 Citizen Advisory Board voted to move forward with preliminary plans for a $4 million pedestrian walkway to be constructed between the new convention center, the Omni Hotel and parking garage.The convention center is on tr…
        - 33 days ago, 23 Jan 20, 8:43pm -
      • Plans moving forward for NW Expressway pedestrian bridge
        City Council will vote on Tuesday to move towards final plans and installation of a large pedestrian bridge over NW Expressway.The location would be just southeast of Wilshire Boulevard and tie together bike and walking trails and provide access…
        - 39 days ago, 17 Jan 20, 1:56pm -
      • Scooters Coffee opening multiple OKC locations
        by Miguel RiosThe first Scooter’s Coffee in Oklahoma City opened last month in the far northwest part of the city. Two more are expected to open soon along Route 66, and a total of about 10 will be open by the end of the year.Scooter’s Cof…
        - 47 days ago, 9 Jan 20, 12:23pm -

      KOCO - OKC News

        Abandoned Oklahoma

        • Comment on Villa Teresa Catholic School by William Hider
          https://www.flickr.com/photos/williamhider/albums/72157644039082910RetroMetroOKC meeting in 2014 before everything was auctioned off.
          - 4 days ago, 21 Feb 20, 8:57pm -
        • Comment on Villa Teresa Catholic School by William Hider
          https://www.flickr.com/photos/williamhider/albums/721576484560496792014 auction
          - 4 days ago, 21 Feb 20, 8:54pm -
        • Comment on Villa Teresa Catholic School by David Greyson
          I went to Villa Teresa for 4 years as a kid. I can still feel the pain in my knuckles from all the rulers being hit across them. *chuckles* now we may have record of those rulers, aside from my occasional flinching when I see one. *cue the song, “c…
          - 8 days ago, 17 Feb 20, 5:51pm -
        • Comment on Chilocco Indian School by Devon Gregory Hughes
          My Grandfather helped design and installed the beautiful wood gym floor (back in the 1960's I think). It is still in great condition today. I went to high school at Newkirk, so I was very lucky to be able to tour Chilocco many times. It literally loo…
          - 9 days ago, 16 Feb 20, 8:22am -
        • Comment on Kingfisher Hospital by Devon Gregory Hughes
          No, it was demolished around 2013
          - 9 days ago, 16 Feb 20, 7:04am -
        • Comment on Cooperton, OK by Sherry
          I have a long time friend that lives in Blair,OK I know she has a very small house there and there is a church because she goes every Sunday this bank in Cooperstown has door to the 1927 it says and the door in Blair OK has the same kind of door as…
          - 9 days ago, 16 Feb 20, 6:25am -
        • Comment on Kingfisher Hospital by Devon Gregory Hughes
          No, the vandalism is really not that bad in Kingfisher. The hospital was directly across from the Kingfisher Heritage School, which housed middle school and high school grades. When the hospital was abandoned in 2009, it was essentially used as a han…
          - 9 days ago, 16 Feb 20, 2:19am -

        OKCTalk Latest Posts

        • RIP Dimitrios Elias Smirlis of Coney Island....
          Eaten there often... Always a smile and a great coney.... Obituary found online... Dimitrios Elias Smirlis fell asleep in God’s hands on Feb....
          - 10 hours ago, 24 Feb 20, 10:46pm -
        • Things I Wish My Parents Would Have Told Me?
          Now that I'm getting old(er) there are things my parents failed to tell me which I wish they would have. Here's a few examples. Maybe you have a few...
          - 2 days ago, 23 Feb 20, 6:58pm -
        • Johnnie's Closed?
          A friend sent a pic that Johnnie's in MWC has shut down. Does anyone know what happened? They just opened a year or so ago.
          - 5 days ago, 19 Feb 20, 9:29pm -
        • The Pharmacist on Netflix
          If you like documentaries (or not) it would be worthwhile to watch this short series on Netflix. Incredibly insightful as well as tragic to see the...
          - 6 days ago, 19 Feb 20, 5:09pm -
        • The Sentinel
          https://oklahoman.com/article/5655348/mixed-use-building-is-planned-for-oklahoma-citys-midtown-district New building planned for Midtown.
          - 6 days ago, 19 Feb 20, 1:07pm -
        • OKC City Council Passes Anti-Tobacco/Vaping Ordinance
          News 9 (2/18/2020) OKC City Council Passes Ordinance to Ban Vaping in Public Places...
          - 6 days ago, 19 Feb 20, 10:45am -
        • IT firm coming to Bricktown.
          I seem to remember seeing a story on here about an IT firm moving into one of the buildings in Bricktown. I believe this was in 2017 or 2018. What...
          - 6 days ago, 19 Feb 20, 12:32am -

        (Keith) Gaddie Windage

        Oklahoma Gazette

        • Soul provider
          Oklasoul Cafe provides a rotating menu of options with plenty of sweet treats. The soul at the heart of Oklasoul Cafe doesn’t mean soul food.…
          - 4 days ago, 21 Feb 20, 2:00pm -
        • Absolute monarchy
          OKC hip-hop artist Queen Caution’s Pisces Bash celebrates her birthday with a local music showcase. …
          - 4 days ago, 21 Feb 20, 2:00pm -
        • Motorcycle diaries
          As an African American motorcycle drag racer, TomBo Racing founder Tommy Bolton won titles and set a record. The first time he saw a motorcycle, Tommy Bolton knew what he wanted to be when he grew up.…
          - 4 days ago, 21 Feb 20, 2:00pm -
        • Black state
          Oklahoma has a long, rich history of successful black communities, but much of its black history has been hidden and left out of textbooks. Before statehood, Oklahoma was seen nationally as a promised land for bla…
          - 4 days ago, 21 Feb 20, 2:00pm -
        • Policy party
          The second patient event held at the Capitol this legislative session occurs on Fat Tuesday. This year’s Fat Tuesday is going to be a little different, with a free patient drive and celebration scheduled outside…
          - 4 days ago, 21 Feb 20, 2:00pm -
        • Rats revisited
          Dweezil Zappa presents a live “faithful DNA-level” reproduction of Frank Zappa’s Hot Rats. It would be hard to prove, but Dweezil Zappa said there’s a “distinct possibility” he first heard Hot Rats in…
          - 5 days ago, 20 Feb 20, 2:00pm -
        • Chicken-Fried News: The Gambler
          On the third of February In his State of the State speech Our business-savvy governor Made a request quite inspired Let’s get money from state reserves To fund public education Instead of from casinos To p…
          - 5 days ago, 20 Feb 20, 2:00pm -

        Journal Record

        • Feb. 25, 2020

          - 6 hours ago, 25 Feb 20, 2:49am -
        • 7-Eleven stores begin selling lottery products in Oklahoma
          Monday was the first day 7-Eleven stores in the Oklahoma City metro area have been able to offer Oklahoma Lottery products.
          - 9 hours ago, 25 Feb 20, 12:23am -
        • OG&E submits plan to improve grid
          Oklahoma Gas and Electric announced Monday an $810 million, five-year plan to modernize the state's electric grid that would raise customer rates immediately, but save the utility and its customers money in the long run.
          - 9 hours ago, 25 Feb 20, 12:11am -
        • Oklahoma Joe: Discovering a family tragedy
          A request to check the spelling of an aunt’s name led to my discovery of a family tragedy.
          - 10 hours ago, 24 Feb 20, 10:47pm -
        • Coughlan: Rules should apply to all car rental companies
          The internet, smartphones, and the rise of digital platforms are all reshaping consumer expectations and our economy for the long term. Depending on how this kind of technology is implemented and regulated, such changes can either lead to great progr…
          - 11 hours ago, 24 Feb 20, 10:36pm -
        • Oneok net income up for year, Q4
          Oneok Inc. reported an 11% increase in net income to $1.3 billion, up from $1.2 billion for 2018.
          - 11 hours ago, 24 Feb 20, 10:17pm -
        • LSB reports loss for Q4 as sales drop
          LSB Industries Inc. on Monday reported a net loss for the fourth quarter of $27.7 million.
          - 11 hours ago, 24 Feb 20, 10:02pm -

        The City Sentinel

        • ACLU-OK Smart Justice Campaign to host criminal justice reform press conference Feb. 25
          By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The ACLU of Oklahoma’s Campaign for Smart Justice and community partners will host a press conference on Tuesday, February 25, focused on criminal justice reform. It will be held at t…
          - 7 hours ago, 25 Feb 20, 1:46am -
        • As Super Tuesday nears, national Democrats make the rounds in Oklahoma
          Patrick B. McGuigan   Oklahoma City, OK – Democratic presidential hopefuls and their surrogates are active in the Sooner State as the March 3 “Super Tuesday” primary nears. Mike Bloomberg is at the head of the pack in some Oklahoma measures of…
          - 15 hours ago, 24 Feb 20, 5:54pm -
        • Mediate This: Essentials for new Indian Gaming Compacts
          The City Sentinel Editorial OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Multiple issues must be addressed in the mediation process a judge has advanced as a means to settle the need for new tribal gaming compacts in Oklahoma. The Big Tribes have asserted a willingness to…
          - 19 hours ago, 24 Feb 20, 1:57pm -
        • COMMENTARY: Oklahoma Death Penalty repeal bill merits fair hearing and vote on Tuesday
          Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Tuesday, February 25, the Oklahoma House Judiciary Committee chaired by Rep. Chris Kannady, R-Oklahoma City, will consider legislation that would begin the process to phase out the death penalty in our sta…
          - 1 day ago, 23 Feb 20, 9:16pm -
        • COMMENTARY: Every Citizen’s Right to Liberty and Justice
          Nyla Ali Khan   While I have been highly critical of the extended detentions of former heads of government, former legislators, and a former civil services officer under the Public Safety Act (PSC), I cannot forget the 200 Kashmiri men being held in…
          - 2 days ago, 23 Feb 20, 12:25pm -
        • Jane Sutter to step down as Boys & Girls Clubs of OK County CEO
          By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County’s (BGCOKC) Board of Directors has announced that Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jane Sutter will retire effective May 1. Joining BGCOKC in the…
          - 4 days ago, 21 Feb 20, 1:41pm -
        • Candidates for OCU Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion announced
          By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma City University will host public forums with finalist candidates for the position of Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion next week. The university’s search committee has r…
          - 5 days ago, 20 Feb 20, 12:37pm -

        CapitolBeatOK

        Business News from NewsOK

        • newFrancis Tuttle grows aviation, aerospace services
          How does Francis Tuttle Technology Center support Oklahoma’s aviation and aerospace industry?Francis Tuttle’s Workforce and Economic Development team works with aerospace organizations in Oklahoma to assess their workforce needs, then quickly cr…
          - 4 hours ago, 25 Feb 20, 5:00am -
        • Cabot Corporation Introduces Engineered Elastomer Composites (E2C™)
          BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 25, 2020--Cabot Corporation today announced the launch of its Engineered Elastomer Composites (E²C™) solutions and the launch of the first E 2 C product, DX9730, part of a new Durability series.Read more on NewsOK.co…
          - 7 hours ago, 25 Feb 20, 2:01am -
        • Abe: Extra hospital capacity among steps key to fight virus
          TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday that new measures like companies letting their employees work from home and hospitals expanding their capacity to treat many patients will determine if Japan could control its coronavirus…
          - 7 hours ago, 25 Feb 20, 1:58am -
        • Mushrooms grow from beer waste in the cellars of Brussels
          BRUSSELS (AP) — In Belgium, a country where beer is the culinary king, its brewing also creates magic for mushrooms.In the cellars of the famed Abattoir meat market in Brussels' Anderlecht neighborhood, Quentin Declerck and his partners have come…
          - 7 hours ago, 25 Feb 20, 1:42am -
        • Trump's India visit moves from pomp to trade, military talks
          NEW DELHI (AP) — President Donald Trump's two-day visit to India turned to substance Tuesday after opening with a heavy dose of pomp and pageantry, but few concrete accomplishments were expected from the whirlwind trip.Trump kicked off his second…
          - 8 hours ago, 25 Feb 20, 1:29am -
        • Markets fall as virus cases spread
          By Alex Veiga and Damian J. TroiseThe Associated PressThe Dow Jones Industrial Average slumped more than 1,000 points Monday amid a broad global markets sell-off as a surge in virus cases and a worrisome spread of the disease outside China sent inves…
          - 8 hours ago, 25 Feb 20, 1:23am -
        • Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards
          Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards:Receipts: 13,000; Last Monday: 8,740; Year ago: 7,556Compared to last week: Feeder steers and heifers trading mostly $6-$9 lower.Read more on NewsOK.com
          - 8 hours ago, 25 Feb 20, 1:22am -

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