• Nonprofit internships: Can you afford to work for free?

    Amy McDonald, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    For recent college grads, sometimes doing an unpaid internship for a nonprofit is a nonoption.

  • Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe prepares resolution to authorize U.S. force against Islamic State group

    By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Published: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    As President Barack Obama assembles coalition of allies to fight militant group, key Oklahoma lawmakers say Congress must give its approval for military actions in Iraq and Syria.

  • Supersize my wage: Fast-food workers plan biggest strike ever on Thursday

    Lane Anderson, Deseret News | Updated: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    In America, 3.6 million people work at fast-food chains — and on Thursday they will hold the biggest walkout to date over low wages and benefits.

  • Americans everywhere are eating better — except the poor

    Lane Anderson, Deseret News | Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    Most Americans are eating better — more whole grains and fresh produce — than they were 12 years ago. But those are the very foods that low-income families can't afford.

  • Immigration group: Surge will cost schools $761 million

    Published: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    Tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America who have recently crossed into the United States will cost state and local governments a staggering $761 million dollars this year, a group that favors immigration reduction has calculated, the Washington Examiner reports. The Federation for American Immigration Reform , which is pushing for reduced legal immigration and stronger border security , made its calculation based on federal government data indicating that more than 37,000 children who are part of the recent border surge have now been placed with families across the United States and are eligible to attend public schools. The immigrants will cost local schools far more than other students, FAIR contests, not only because they speak little English but because most have likely had little schooling.

  • Trial to begin for Oklahoma man accused of mailing bomb

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    PHOENIX — Jury selection is set to begin Wednesday for an Oklahoma man charged with mailing an inoperable homemade bomb to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Gregory Lynn Shrader of Jay, Oklahoma, has pleaded not guilty to the federal charges against him. Investigators say the bomb was discovered in April 2013 at mail collection-box unit in Flagstaff and was made of smokeless powder, wires, a battery and a pressure-release switch attached to its lid. Authorities eventually determined the bomb was inoperable, though black power inside the parcel could have exploded or ignited in a flash fire. Police disabled the bomb.

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    Published: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    Business theme briefs for Sept. 3, 2014

  • Oklahoma Rep. James Lankford sees poverty behind influx of Central American minors

    By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Published: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    Oklahoma U.S. representative leads delegation of U.S. lawmakers to three countries over the long weekend. Lankford says “flippant” calls to secure the border won’t solve the problem of illegal immigration.

  • 7 things you can afford that you take for granted

    Amy McDonald, Deseret News | Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    For the middle class, things like laundry and tampons aren't hard to come by. But for someone living below the poverty threshold, these regular household items may just have to come last.

  • Teaming up: Could fantasy football benefit charities

    Lane Anderson, Deseret News | Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    Forty million people spend $2 billion in fantasy leagues. What if some of that went to charity?

  • Laundry Love: How groups across the nation are helping families with this simple task

    Amy McDonald, Deseret News | Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    Some people can't afford to do their laundry, and that doesn't bode well for a society that insists on clean, good-smelling professionals. Laundry Love, a nationwide nonprofit, helps restore dignity by helping people pay for clean laundry.

  • Free storage restores dignity to homeless

    Lane Anderson, Deseret News | Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    Homeless people have to carry all their belongings with them — which makes it hard to feel like a normal, functioning person, much less get a job or feel safe. That's where free storage comes in.

  • Taking Stock: Be aware that annuities carry commissions, fees

    Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    Malcolm Berko: Dividend-paying blue chips might be a better choice, Berko says.

  • D.C. Notes: Oklahoma's 5th congressional district race seems to lack voter interest

    BY CHRIS CASTEEL, Washington Bureau | Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    Also in notes from Washington, lawyers from all over the country wanted in on Oklahoma’s same-sex marriage case after a Norman attorney spent years working on it.

  • Oklahoma City police draw lessons from events in Ferguson, Mo.

    By Jonathan Sutton, Staff Writer | Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    Oklahoma City’s police chief shares his thoughts on what can be learned from protests in Missouri.

  • Many reports of sexual attacks at Oklahoma women's prison were from ulterior motives, corrections chief says

    By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    At a Washington hearing, Oklahoma corrections director says some inmates used sexual assault and harassment reporting as a tool to get moved to a new cell or get someone punished.

  • American Airlines introduces combined LGBT employee group

    By CASEY SMITH - Tulsa World | Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    In some ways, American Airlines is all-inclusive. American Airlines used social media Wednesday evening to introduce Pride, its newly combined LGBT — lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender — employee resource group with US Airways. On its corporate Twitter and Facebook accounts, the airline posted a photo of a rainbow flag flying from a window in the pilot’s cabin of a parked passenger plane. With the hashtag #NowArriving, the company emphasized its continued support to equality, diversity and inclusion following the merger with US Airways. American Airlines has boasted it was the first major airline to have a company-recognized LGBT employee resource group, the Gay Lesbian Employees of American, or GLEAM.

  • Environmental group calls Inhofe a top 'dirty denier'

    By RANDY KREHBIEL - Tulsa World | Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe has been labeled a “top-ranking ‘Dirty Denier’ ” by one of the world’s most influential environmental groups. The Natural Resources Defense Council was to announce Friday that it considers Inhofe the most egregious of the 20 “Dirty Deniers” named by the organization this year. “Inhofe is a top-ranking Dirty Denier because of his campaign funding from dirty sources and his terrible votes against the environment,” the NRDC said in a press release. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Suspect in Wednesday death of former Tulsan killed in Dallas officer-involved shooting

    By SAMANTHA VICENT - Tulsa World | Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    DALLAS — An 18-year-old accused of fatally shooting a former Tulsan during an early Wednesday robbery attempt was killed in a shooting involving an off-duty Dallas police officer shortly afterward, authorities said. Officer Jose Gamez, a five-year-veteran of the department, fatally shot Sergio Ramos after Ramos reportedly killed 25-year-old Joseph Roling during a robbery at a local Walmart Supercenter, at 13739 North Central Expressway, around 12:40 a.m. Wednesday, the Dallas Police Department said in a release. A 2001 Holland Hall cross country invitational list indicates Roling spent time at the preparatory school. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Tulsa couple urge U.S. Supreme Court to use Oklahoma case for nationwide decision on same-sex marriage

    By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    A Tulsa County same-sex couple who want to marry have won favorable rulings from a federal judge and appeals court but say the Oklahoma case presents an ideal opportunity for a far-reaching ruling on whether states can ban same-sex marriage.