Oklahoma County elections show some close races and some big wins

For Oklahoma County, there were some strong wins Tuesday as well as some close races that will need runoff elections in August.
Oklahoma County Jail

Oklahoma County voters approve $260 million bond for new jail

Oklahoma County voters approved a $260 million bond proposition to partially fund the construction of a new Oklahoma County Jail Tuesday.

It’s a hard rock summer with these new, heavy OKC singles

With egregious judicial decisions and political scandals, it’s safe to say that the time for some heavy, unbridled rock music is nigh.

Ready for Election Day Tuesday, June 28? Some things have changed!

Oklahoma voters who have not voted already at their county election boards or through absentee ballot will vote in local precincts Tuesday.

Party turns deadly for shooting victim in southside OKC Sunday

A man died from gunshot wounds at a local hospital Sunday after a fight at a party on the south side. Police are still investigating.

OKC Pride Alliance Parade puts diversity, acceptance on display downtown

Here is a gallery of this year's OKC Pride Alliance Parade in downtown Oklahoma City Saturday, June 25 in conjunction with the OKC PrideFest.

G Flip rocks opening night of OKC PrideFest

The feature performance for the opening night of the OKC PrideFest Friday was international-recording artist, G Flip.
No justice, no peace

Racially charged opera “No Justice, No Peace” tackles culture of fear

Brett Fieldcamp reviews “No Justice, No Peace” running through this weekend at Capitol Hill’s Yale Theater in Historic Capitol Hill.

OKC Pridefest features entertainment, parade downtown June 24-26

Friday, the OKC Pridefest kicks off three days of entertainment, activities, and a parade centered on Scissortail Park in downtown OKC.

Epic co-founders, former CFO charged with racketeering, embezzlement

Epic Charter Schools founders and former CEO were arrested, booked, and later charged with racketeering and embezzlement.

Okla County Jail detainee dies overnight — officials say by suicide

Administrators for the Oklahoma County Detention Center are saying that a detainee died by suicide overnight.

Early voting begins at OK County Election Board for primaries, bond vote

Early voting begins today to decide primaries and bond votes with early voting locations opening across the state.
Oklahoma County Jail

Advocates, opponents weigh in on new OK County Jail before vote begins

Oklahoma County voters will have the final say on whether to approve a $260 million bond proposal to fund a new Oklahoma County Jail.

Grandmother booked for murder in death of 3-year-old child

A 3-year-old girl was found dead in a trash bin Tuesday with signs of trauma. Her grandmother has been booked for murder.
Moore, Oklahoma

Moore City Council makes provisions for more resource officers in schools

Among 33 items on the Moore City Council agenda was making it possible to have more resource officers in Moore Public Schools.

Rodeo Cinema offers wild, gross alternatives to typical Hollywood summer

Well, it’s summer now, and in addition to the sweltering, triple-digit heat, that also inevitably means it’s Hollywood blockbuster season.

Commissioner Blumert says she was also target of Hooten’s harassment

County Commissioner Carrie Blumert said Tuesday that former County Clerk David Hooten persistently harassed her while he was still in office.

OKCMOA updates, expands Dale Chihuly exhibit with focus on evolution

OKCMOA celebrates their 20th year in their location by expanding and reimagining their Chihuly exhibit with “Chihuly: Then and Now.”

Democratic Candidates for Okla County DA debate ahead of primary

The two Democratic Party candidates for Oklahoma County DA debated each other June 15, 2022 ahead of their primary at the end of the month.


Don’t leave — Oklahoma is worth saving

Opinion columnist George Lang encourages those who are discouraged by the recent actions of Oklahoma's governor and legislature to stay.

The decline of indoctrination in Oklahoma public school classrooms

In this community voices opinion piece, Aaron Baker argues that there is not indoctrination in public school classrooms.

Oklahoma’s Republican delegation has a gas problem

George Lang criticizes our Oklahoma delegation in Washington for simply aping the dumbest of their national colleagues" in the GOP.

Manhood — from the inside out — confronting an old nemesis

Paula Sophia Schonauer continues a serial memoir. To read the earlier parts of this series, follow the links at the end of each episode.

Okla Pandemic Center should be audited for rapidly spreading corruption

George Lang argues support for Dr. George Monks' call for a forensic audit of the Oklahoma Pandemic Center costing millions with few results.

Okla congressional delegation did bare minimum after Tulsa shooting

Opinion: Social media reactions from the Oklahoma congressional delegation in the wake of the murders show just where their priorities lie.

Manhood — from the inside out — Lamp Avenue

Paula Sophia Schonauer continues a serial memoir. To read the earlier parts of this series, follow the links at the end of each episode.

Assault weapons advertising is making people less safe

In this opinion piece, George Lang asserts that the proliferation of military-style weapons like the AR-15 are not making people safer.

Oklahoma’s abortion prohibition will deny equal protection to women

George Lang says, "this movement toward reducing women’s rights [by outlawing abortion] violates the spirit of the equal protection clause.

Manhood — from the inside out — the purge

Paula Sophia Schonauer continues a serial memoir. To read the earlier parts of this series, follow the links at the end of each episode.