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  • Oklahoma State football notebook: Zac Veatch's future always loomed 'large'

    By John Helsley | Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    As a prep standout at Broken Arrow, Zac Veatch was known for his versatility. Yet it was always understood that Veatch would grow into an offensive lineman.

  • Oklahoma's state parks, tourist areas prepare for Labor Day weekend

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    Lakes, parks and other tourist areas across Oklahoma are preparing for Labor Day weekend.

  • Oklahoma City's MAPS-funded senior center to feature 'hybrid' pool

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    Designers of Oklahoma City’s senior aquatics center have incorporated features to promote socializing, fitness and healthy habits.

  • Messages of sympathy pour in regarding Oklahoma City police dog's death

    BY DARLA SLIPKE, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Police Department has received an outpouring of support in the wake of the death of Kye, the K-9 who was stabbed while helping with a police pursuit Sunday night. Services for Kye were held Thursday at First Southern Baptist Church, 6400 S Sooner Road.

  • BioBlitz! Oklahoma survey sure to include surprises

    By K.S. McNutt, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    The Oklahoma Biological Survey — a research unit of the University of Oklahoma — will conduct the 14th annual inventory of biodiversity Oct. 3 and 4 in Cheyenne in Roger Mills County. Each year, new species are discovered that haven’t been recorded for the area before, said Priscilla Crawford, conservation specialist.

  • Class 4A football: Preseason rankings

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, JACOB UNRUH AND TRENT SHADID | Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    With seven starters back on each side of the ball, the Anadarko Warriors are looking to make their fourth straight title game and win a third title.

  • Class 4A football: A new but familiar face takes over storied Clinton program

    BY JACOB UNRUH, Staff Writer, junruh@opubco.com | Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    MAKING OF A CHAMPIONS: TRADITION — Mike Lee led Clinton to nine titles since 1996, and Philip Koons led Tuttle to two. Now, Koons is taking over the storied program from Lee, meshing the winning traditions in search of another gold ball.

  • Effort seeks to give everyday Oklahomans a voice in setting policy

    The Oklahoman Editorial | Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    CITIZENS often complain that their voices are ignored by the people who represent them in Washington. How can the average homemaker compete with a K Street lobbyist? A group called “Voice Of the People” wants to do just what its name suggests — provide a voice to everyday Americans regarding important issues such as entitlement reform, defense spending or transportation. Oklahoma is on the ground floor of this effort. It’s one of three states whose residents will be asked to become members of a “Citizen Cabinet” that will study key issues and provide recommendations to members of Congress. Oklahoma will provide a red-state perspective; the other two states are Maryland (a blue state) and Virginia (purple).

  • Cancer group misses mark in its critique of Oklahoma

    The Oklahoman Editorial | Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    A new report by the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network argues that Oklahoma lags in the fight against cancer because the state hasn’t embraced bigger government. This message does a disservice to serious efforts to drive down cancer rates in Oklahoma, including aggressive anti-tobacco initiatives. Among other things, the ACS suggests Oklahoma’s refusal to expand Medicaid under Obamacare makes people more likely to die of cancer. The report states that “providing low-income adults and families access to affordable, comprehensive health care coverage is critical in the fight against cancer.

  • Boot Camp 4 Paws will benefit dog rescue group in Noble

    By CHRIS SCHUTZ, For The Oklahoman | Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    Boot Camp 4 Paws on Labor Day will benefit pit bull terrier rescue group in Noble.

  • Hobby Lobby building massive warehouse in southwest Oklahoma City

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    An $88 million, 1.9 million-square-foot warehouse is being constructed at 6900 SW 29, near Hobby Lobby’s corporate campus.

  • New 'CARE' Act empowers lay caregivers in Oklahoma

    Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    Sarah Stewart of the Senior Law Resource Center Inc. explains the new Caregiver Advise, Record and Enable Act helps caregivers in Oklahoma.

  • Oklahoma road projects over the Labor Day holiday

    Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    Oklahoma road projects could affect some travel during the Labor Day holiday weekend.

  • Oklahoma City RedHawks: RedHawks win home finale, move closer to playoff berth

    By Mike Baldwin | Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Oklahoma City finishes the regular season with four games at Iowa. If the RedHawks qualify for the playoffs, Games 1 and 2 will be next Wednesday and Thursday at The Brick.

  • Oklahoma oil prices continue to fall

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    The average price for most Oklahoma oil has slipped nearly 12 percent since July 1.

  • Transgender Oklahoma House candidate concedes defeat

    BY RICK M. GREEN, Capitol Bureau | Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Transgender Oklahoma House candidate Paula Sophia rejects recount after losing by 22 votes.

  • Oklahoma City RedHawks: Cal Ripken Jr. offers thoughts on state of baseball

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    The Hall of Fame shortstop was in Oklahoma City on Wednesday. He threw out the ceremonial first pitch for the RedHawks’ regular-season finale.

  • Oklahoma board of education approves committee in Common Core debate

    BY TIM WILLERT, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Oklahoma’s State Board of Education has approved a committee to recommend “the best process” for developing standards to replace Common Core.

  • Software compliance audits involve licensing, deployment considerations

    BY PAULA BURKES | Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Attorney David Sullivan of Crowe & Dunley discusses ways to handle software companies’ compliance audits.

  • Oklahoma State football: The ups and downs of Jameis Winston

    By Jenni Carlson, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    COMMENTARY — Florida State quarterback is a Heisman winner and leads the No. 1 team in the country into Saturday night’s game against OSU. But no player in the country is more polarizing.