Articles from the NewsOK and Oklahoman Interns

  • Beekeeper says he’s glad Oklahoma agency will get busy to save bees

    By Josh Wallace Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Aug 11, 2015

    Oklahoma's agriculture department plan includes several steps to take sting out of colony collapse.

  • Children take communication into their hands at sign language camp in Oklahoma City

    BY QUEILA OMENA Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Aug 5, 2015

    An American Sign Language summer camp for children ages 2-11 exposed them to the benefits of signing, ranging from an increased vocabulary to more self-confidence. “This is why it works so well with kids. It builds their confidence. They learned how to spell, and they literally put words in their...

  • Dance fundraiser aids Children's Hospital Foundation

    BY SAVANNAH EVANOFF  Staff Writer  | Updated: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    Dancers hope their salsa number brings in the most cash to help children in Oklahoma with medical needs.

  • Oklahoma man finds spiritual employment through God's 'highering'

    By Queila Omena Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    From living at a homeless shelter to writing his own book, Weldon Johnson found that eternal life matters more than his accomplishments in this world. A new edition of the Oklahoma man's book "Heaven Is Highering: How to Obtain Spiritual Employment" is to be published Sept. 1.

  • MOVIE REVIEW: 'Infinity Polar Bear'

    FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS | Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Movie reviews, including "Infinity Polar Bear"

  • Cuba could become big buyer for Oklahoma wheat

    BY LEILAH NAIFEH Business Writer | Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Oklahoma sent a shipment of wheat to Cuba in 2004, but Cuba hasn’t bought from the United States since 2011.

  • Domestic abuse law slow to take root on Oklahoma tribal land

    By Kassie McClung Staff Writer  | Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Since March 7, 2015, tribes have been able to prosecute such crimes under the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013. However, tribes first must meet the act's complicated and expensive requirements before prosecuting such cases and many have yet to do so.

  • Oklahoma ‘Bachelor,’ ‘Bachelorette’ hopefuls search for romance at casting call

    By Savannah Evanoff Staff | Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Oklahoma hopefuls line up to look for love and a chance to be on "The Bachelor" or "The Bachelorette."

  • Oklahoma City-based Silence Foundation offers lessons in mindfulness

    By Savannah Evanoff Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    The Silence Foundation in Oklahoma City offers twice monthly journaling classes on Saturdays; The Resilience Project, a workshop to teach students the principles of resilience; and seasonal retreats. All of the programs are focused on embracing a concept called mindfulness.

  • 'Will you hold, please?' Southerners dubbed most impatient in America

    By Leilah Naifeh Staff Writer | Updated: Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    Oklahoma City-area residents give their views of being placed on hold when they call businesses.

  • Burgers and Books: Oklahoma City program gets a read on kids' need for summertime meals

    By Savannah Evanoff Staff Writer | Updated: Sat, Jul 18, 2015

    At the beginning of the summer, Steve Davis and his company, Believe Inc., teamed with Johnnie’s Charcoal Broiler to form a program called Burgers and Books, through which they provide burgers and books to children in need.

  • Flight to recovery: Woman finds peace at Oklahoma City recovery center to overcome an abusive past

    By Savannah Evanoff Staff Writer  | Updated: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    Eagle Recovery Center in Oklahoma City is an addiction recovery center for women who have been in treatment programs, jail, prison or other challenging circumstances.

  • Oklahoman reporters travel I-35 in search of adventure

    By Leilah Naifeh and Savannah Evanoff Staff Writers | Updated: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    The Chickasaw Nation has deemed Interstate 35 as it winds through Oklahoma “Adventure Road.” The plan is to encourage tourists as well as Oklahomans to find excitement along the road while exploring the Oklahoma landscape. So we spent about 36 hours doing just that.

  • Small horses, big show

    By Savannah Evanoff Staff Writer | Updated: Sat, Jul 18, 2015

    Friday, people from all over Oklahoma and beyond came to show miniature horses in various events at the 2015 Cowboy Classic — sponsored by the Oklahoma Miniature Horse Club Inc.

  • Law keeps thousands of state felons from voting

    By Kassie McClung Staff Writer  | Updated: Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    More than 54,000 convicted felons in Oklahoma aren't eligible to vote in the state, including 27,000 who no longer are in prison, according to state Corrections Department reports.