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Shoe-leather: the editor's blog

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We’re watching

The most critical function of an independent press is to be the eyes and ears for the public. You trust us to watch the...

You don’t want the news to be a zero sum game

There’s plenty of room for every organization that works to actually gather and deliver the news. Delivering the news is not a zero sum game. No...
Marshall Gregory Award with Alicia Priest

Why the award matters

I haven’t been a journalist for my entire adult life. And so, it was with surprise and gratitude that I received my first journalism award...

Cultures and Cinema

Filmmakers answer questions

deadCENTER crowd enjoys “The Scent of Rain & Lightning”

deadCENTER veterans Casey Twenter and Jeff Robison presented one of their latest serious works in the first night of the film festival in Oklahoma...
La Bruja

Hispanic Cultural Day at Capitol draws crowd

The first Hispanic Cultural Day at the Oklahoma State Capitol filled the fourth floor rotunda Monday with the many songs and dances of people...

Bombing memorial service shows resolve for 22nd year

Senator James Lankford provided a sampling of the resolve Oklahomans have had since the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995. “When we come together to pray...
Furia Verde and other fans

Energetic fans power Energy FC

See a full gallery of photos at the end of this article. Energy Football Club in Oklahoma City had their season home opener Saturday night...

Government

EMSA paramedic aids suspect

Bank robbery suspect in custody after crash

The high-speed pursuit of a bank robbery suspect ended with a crash in The Village at 1:18 p.m. Wednesday injuring only the suspect but...
City of Okla City Council June 20

OKC Council decides sales tax proposal amid tensions

Sharp tensions rose Tuesday between the eight Oklahoma City Council members as they decided what projects voters would be asked to approve in an...

Politics

House Minority Leader Scott Inman

Democrats take stand, stall Oklahoma House budget vote

Dueling news conferences at the Oklahoma Capitol Wednesday revealed deep divisions between Democrats and Republicans over how to resolve a budget deficit of $900...
Denim Day display at Ok Capitol

Denim Day at Capitol reveals new sexual assault awareness

The Oklahoma House of Representatives made a symbolic gesture Thursday that was an encouragement to those who advocate for victims of sexual assault. One described...

Business and Technology

Dirk Spiers inspects batteries

State is “hypocritical” says OKC industrial entrepreneur

“We are a very hypocritical state,” says Dirk Spiers, one of the leading industrial entrepreneurs in Oklahoma City. He doesn’t like how the Oklahoma Legislature...
Jonathan Yarbor and James Ross

Nodecraft increases game offerings, upgrades user tools

Game server hosting company Nodecraft will celebrate its fifth anniversary in May, but co-founders Jonathan Yarbor and James Ross are not waiting for the...

Education

Save our OKC Schools newser

Local income taxes proposed to support OKC schools

Oklahoma City residents will pay a ¼ of 1 percent extra income tax to support local schools if voters approve a plan by one...
OKCPS BOE - end, June

Retroactive pay raises completed for OKCPS employees

It took two board meetings in one week, but the Oklahoma City Public Schools board of education has granted retroactive pay raises to all...