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Kristin Chenoweth arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Labor Day: 3 notable Oklahomans reflect on their first jobs, its lessons

News | Published: Mon, Sep 1, 2014 | Comment on this article Leave a comment

Scott Brooks, head coach for the Oklahoma City Thunder; Timothy O’Toole, president and CEO of the Oklahoma State Fair; and Tony Award-winning singer/actress Kristin Chenoweth reflect on their first jobs, the lessons they learned and their practice of those lessons.

Farmers in Texas County, Oklahoma's biggest water user, work to conserve the resource

News | Published: Mon, Sep 1, 2014 | Comment on this article Leave a comment

Even in good years, Texas County, in the center of the Oklahoma Panhandle, is one of the driest, windiest parts of the state. But the county, sitting atop the Ogallala Aquifer, is also the state’s heaviest user of water.

Oklahoma man's widow wins unusual workers' compensation case appeal

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Barnsdall Fire Chief Pete O’Dell and his wife testified they never met Thomas Russell “Rusty” Topping. That didn’t stop the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals from recently upholding the award of more than $200,000 in workers’ compensation benefits to Topping’s widow and son.
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Oklahoma City Thunder: Kevin Durant's popularity, marketability made his sky-high price tag worth it for Nike

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Under Armour made a strong push, offering up a deal reportedly in the $265 million to $285 million range, plus incentives, over 10 years. But on Sunday morning, ESPN reported that Nike decided to match it. Durant is now under control through the start of the 2024 season.

Metropolitan Library System updates its card catalog system

News | Published: Mon, Sep 1, 2014 | Comment on this article Leave a comment

Oklahoma City’s Metropolitan Library System is closed this weekend but will re-open Tuesday with a re-vamped card catalog system.

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Stand up paddle boarding grows in Oklahoma as a fun fitness activity

Life | Published: Mon, Sep 1, 2014 | Comments Comment on this article Leave a comment

Many paddlers say the sport is a great way to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family while getting a nice workout on an adventurous afternoon. Those who purchase a Riversport Adventure pass can make use of the boards in the Boathouse...

Edmond cancer survivor returns to Central America for victory run

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Mike Wall, a longtime ministry leader at Henderson Hills Baptist Church in Edmond, ran 50 miles in Nicaragua — in celebration of his victory over skin cancer and to raise awareness about the deadly disease.

North to Alaska on a motorcycle and back for Oklahoma City riders

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Dan Maxey, owner of Maxey’s Motorsports in Oklahoma City, rode a motorcycle to northern parts of Alaska and back this summer. The trip was over 11,800 miles.



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The play that changed it all

Sports Published: Mon, Aug 11, 2014

In a Bedlam game that produced a clutch 41-yard field goal during a 4.5-magnitude earthquake, a fake field goal touchdown that evoked memories of Bob Stoops’ early years in Norman and Blake Bell’s perfect spiral landing...

Michael Behenna looks ahead to his future

News Updated: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

Four months after his release from U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Michael Behenna is beginning his new life as a ranch hand in Medford.

Questions remain at epicenter of quake trend

News Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

Oklahoma is a seismically active state crisscrossed with thousands of natural fault lines. But seismic activity has spiked over the past five years, leading scientists, regulators, industry representatives and the general...