• Comics survey

    | Updated: 5 hr ago

    You called us, wrote us letters and emailed us in great numbers. We listened. I humbly wave the white flag of surrender. We brought back six full pages of comics, just like you are used to. Enjoy.

  • The Oklahoman returns to its downtown roots

    By Steve Lackmeyer
    Business Writer |
    Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    News organization’s new office is across the street from where the business was launched 120 years ago.

  • Study finds jobs are moving downtown in Oklahoma City and other metro areas

    By Steve Lackmeyer
    Business Writer |
    Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    The number of people living near Oklahoma City’s urban core also is on the rise.

  • Norman meteorologist focuses on the moments of severe weather as well as the months ahead

    By Bryan Painter
    Staff Writer |
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    “People are why we’re here,” said David Andra, who leads the National Weather Service Norman forecast office. “They rightly expect us to do our best each and every day to help them make informed decisions in their daily life and for the safety of their families.”

  • George Will: Two reading lessons from the Supreme Court

    By George F. Will | Updated: 5 hr ago

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court frequently ponders arcane matters. But this week, in oral arguments concerning two cases, the justices' task will be to teach remedial reading to Congress and to Arizona. On Wednesday, the justices will consider this: Did Congress mean what it said when, with patently coercive intent, it stipulated in the Affordable Care Act that subsidies for persons compelled to purchase health insurance can be disbursed only through exchanges “established by the state”? If so, billions have been illegally disbursed through federal exchanges in the 34 states that resisted the ACA's pressure to establish exchanges.

  • Business of Health: Confusing the hope and hype of stem cell therapy

    BY Stephen Prescott, M.D.
    For The Oklahoman |
    Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    Dr. Stephen Prescott: When charlatans seek to make a quick buck by peddling sham treatments, they are not only preying on sick patients. They’re also undermining the legitimate scientific and medical progress taking place in labs and medical centers throughout this country.

  • Futures File: Prices stagnant in recent months for many agricultural products

    | Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    Walt and Alex Breitinger: While most farmers remain profitable, margins are growing thin.

  • Not Your Grandfather's Sears

    | Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    Berko says Sears will continue to struggle for the next few years.

  • Eagle & Beagle for Sunday, March 1, 2015

    | Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    Don Mecoy: Eagle & Beagle is a weekly look at Oklahoma companies’ high-performing (eagle) and low-performing (beagle) stocks.

  • Social Security Q&A: What if I go back to work?

    | Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    Q: A few months after I started receiving my Social Security retirement benefit, my former employer offered to take me back. It's a great offer. Can I withdraw my retirement claim and reapply later to increase my benefit amount? A: Social Security understands that unexpected changes may occur after you begin receiving retirement benefits. If you change your mind, you may be able to withdraw your Social Security claim and re-apply at a future date. This withdrawal must occur within 12 months of your original retirement, and you are limited to one withdrawal during your lifetime. Keep in mind, you must repay all of the benefits you received. You can learn more about the one-year

  • #MyOklahoma

    | Updated: 5 hr ago

    We asked our community of readers to show us why they live in and love Oklahoma. We received more than 37,000 responses via Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or NewsOK.com and plan to run an image every day. Some images may have been digitally altered by the photographer. Follow us on Instagram @News_OK to see more photos.

  • Oklahoma lawmakers struggle with how to be smart on crime

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    State Rep. Scott Biggs is opposed to legislation by Rep. Bobby Cleveland that seeks to reduce the state’s high and expensive incarceration rate by shortening time behind bars for some of Oklahoma’s worst criminals.

  • Oklahoma education briefs, March 1, 2015

    Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    Oklahoma education briefs for Sunday, March 1, 2015.

  • After Archery In The Schools' success, Oklahoma wildlife department expects similar results from Scholastic Shooting Sports Program

    BY ED GODFREY | Updated: 6 hr ago

    It’s been 11 years since Archery In The Schools was first introduced in Oklahoma by the Wildlife Department, and now more than 500 schools are participating. The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s Colin Berg expects similar growth for the trap shooting program.

  • A look at how hikers can prevent snakebites

    By Larry Floyd
    For The Oklahoman |
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    While I haven’t discarded my snakebite kit, I firmly believe the nylon snake gaiters now in my daypack provide better protection of life and limb against a venomous snakebite.

  • Military Spirit Medal honors Oklahoma high school seniors who enlist in the Armed Forces

    By Kyle Hinchey, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    Vietnam War veteran Bob Lambert began the Military Spirit Medal program as a way to thank recruits “from day one, rather than wait to see if they returned home to be appreciated,” he said.

  • Strippers bare all at new Valley Brook club

    By Andrew Knittle, Staff Writer | Updated: 3 hr ago

    After years of rumors, planning and public debate, an all-nude strip club is up and running in Valley Brook. The club is a rare entity in present-day Oklahoma, which saw most of its all-nude clubs vanish in the 1980s.

  • Executive Q&A: Strong will, resilience sped track star to successful career, chamber position

    By Paula Burkes
    Business Writer |
    Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    Executive Q&A: Banker Monique Jackson is the first African-American — and fifth female — to be chair of the Northwest Oklahoma City Chamber since its 1939 founding.

  • Oklahoma Watch: Prisoners of Debt -- Released offenders face high fees for driver's licenses

    By Clifton Adcock, Oklahoma Watch | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Oklahoma Watch: Prisoners of Debt -- Released offenders face high fees for driver's licenses

  • Health insurance for nearly 100,000 Oklahomans hinges on Supreme Court case

    By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    U.S. Supreme Court justices are set to hear arguments in a case that could determine whether the basic framework of the Affordable Care Act survives. At stake are the subsidies people get in Oklahoma and 36 other states to buy health insurance.