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Officials Break Ground On New Capitol Hill Library

August 4, 2016

Oklahoma City and Metropolitan Library System officials broke ground Wednesday on the new Capitol Hill Library, which will serve as a community focal point in south OKC for decades to come. Read more...

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It’s Official: Westbrook Signs Extension with Thunder

August 4, 2016

The Oklahoma City Thunder officially announced Russell Westbrook signed a contract extension with the franchise on Thursday. Read more...

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Homegrown Tucker’s Onion Burgers Expands Locations

August 4, 2016

Oklahoma City-based A Good Egg Dining Group also plans to open two to three additional Tucker's locations in 2017, and could eventually  look to expand to Tulsa, said Keith Paul, co-founder of A G...

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Tinker AFB Breaks Ground on New Aerial Refueling Complex

August 4, 2016

Tinker Air Force Base broke ground on its KC-46A Sustainment Complex on July 26, ushering in the next generation of the Air Force’s aerial refueling aircraft. Read more...

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Carlton Landing Academy Ready to Kickoff State’s First Rural Charter School

August 4, 2016

With a newly assembled faculty of capable and enthusiastic teachers, Carlton Landing Academy will begin the academic year on August 8 as a new charter school, the first outside Oklahoma and Tulsa coun...

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Westbrook to Stay With Thunder Under Contract Renegotiation

August 4, 2016

ESPN and The Vertical reported that Russell Westbrook will sign his new deal with the Thunder on Thursday at a press conference in Oklahoma City. Read more...

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OU Football Stadium Expansion Nears Completion in Norman

August 3, 2016

While University of Oklahoma fans are counting down the days until the season opens in September, OU officials are counting the days until a multimillion dollar expansion and renovation of Gaylord Fam...

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UCO Wins $1.2 Million Federal Grant for Talent Search

August 3, 2016

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the University of Central Oklahoma a 5-year, $1.2 million Federal TRiO Program Talent Search grant designed to increase the number of Oklahoma City metro s...

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Oklahoma Benefits From Nearly $1 Million in Tribal Economic Development

August 3, 2016

Acting Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Lawrence S. Roberts announced Tuesday, August 2, 2016, that the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED) has awarded business development gra...

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Kimray Branches Out, Opens Print Shop to Public

August 2, 2016

Oklahoma City-based oil-field equipment manufacturer Kimray Inc. has expanded into the printing business. Read more...

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Gov. Fallin, Boeing Celebrate New OKC Facility

August 2, 2016

Gov. Mary Fallin and leaders at Boeing celebrated the dedication of the aerospace giant’s new facility in southeast Oklahoma City on Friday morning, with Fallin touting tax credits she said helped mak...

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Williams Companies to Invest $1.7 Billion in Williams Partners

August 2, 2016

Williams Cos. Inc. will cut its dividend and invest $1.7 billion into Williams Partners Inc. over the next six quarters, the company said Monday. Read more...

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Tulsa Gives Citizens Bird’s-eye View of PlaniTulsa Project

August 1, 2016

The city’s planners are taking a new approach to engage people in Tulsa’s comprehensive plan, recently issuing a progress report on the ongoing implementation of PlaniTulsa. Read more...

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Oklahoman City Native Jimmy Walker Wins PGA Championship

August 1, 2016

Jimmy Walker did everything required of a major champion on the longest final day in 64 years at a PGA Championship. And then Jason Day made him do a little bit more. Read more...

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New Aerospace Industry Development Could Be Boon for Oklahoma Community

August 1, 2016

When Bill Khourie stands on the concrete under the midday sun and squints toward the end of the runway three miles to the south, invisible behind the curving earth and dancing mirages, he believes he’...

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Five OKC Educators named to Higher Ed Hall of Fame

July 29, 2016

Five Fridaylanders have been named to the 2016 class of the Oklahoma Higher Education Heritage Society’s Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame. Read more...

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Local Schools Earn State Finance Award

July 29, 2016

Lawton Public Schools received the award for Excellence in Annual Finance Reporting for large schools for fiscal year 2015 from the Oklahoma State Board of Education Thursday during the EngageOK on th...

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Energy Challenges Create Opportunity for New Markets, Technology

July 29, 2016

The timing seemed perfect in 2014 for Wayne Darce when he left a longtime job in oil-field equipment manufacturing to open his own Edmond-based oil-field equipment manufacturing and repair company. R...

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Aerospace Industry Continues to Grow in OKC

July 28, 2016

The State of Oklahoma and the Greater Oklahoma City region continue to build its aerospace industry according to the Greater Oklahoma City Region Aerospace Industry Survey and Economic Impact Assessme...

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New Apartment High Rise in the Works for Downtown OKC

July 28, 2016

Times Square OKC, a project that will include a 17-story apartment tower, at least 36,500 square feet of retail and a seven-story garage, is being proposed for the last remaining undeveloped property ...

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Fifth Annual Dodgebrawl Brings 3,000 to Downtown Tulsa

July 28, 2016

The fifth annual Dodgebrawl Tournament presented by 2 Fellas Moving Company took place at BOK Center on July 23, 2016. The tournament hosted more than 450 participants and welcomed 3,471 guests to dow...

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Mayor Cornett Addresses TED: How an Obese Town Lost a Million Pounds

July 28, 2016

Oklahoma City is a midsized town that had a big problem: It was among the most obese towns in America. Mayor Mick Cornett realized that, to make his city a great place to work and live, it had to beco...

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Horseback Riding Among New Features Coming to Oklahoma River

July 27, 2016

Giving horses a home on the Oklahoma River takes a step forward in September. River Park will be reserved for horseback riding, creating a hub near historic Stockyards City for eventual development of...

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Leaders for Canadian Valley Tech Center Earn Honors

July 27, 2016

For the second time in three years, Canadian Valley Technology Center Superintendent Greg Winters has been named District 20 Oklahoma Association of School Administrators superintendent of the year. ...

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Oklahoma Students Win Competition in San Diego

July 27, 2016

In a week of firsts, Brianna Adams reached the pinnacle. First plane ride. First time to tip a driver. And first time to compete on a national level. Through it all, she came up golden. Read more... ...

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St. Anthony’s Expanded Midtown ER Dedicated to OKC

July 26, 2016

Last month, St. Anthony added a new feature to the expanding Midtown campus, opening a state-of-the-art emergency room in the brand new, 4-story Pavilion. The completion of the Pavilion marked the cro...

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Renovations Bring Inner City School Back to Life

July 26, 2016

Beneath the broken windows and layers of graffiti at Oklahoma City's former Page Woodson School, a gem is slowly starting to emerge. Read more...

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MAPS3 Streetcar Construction Facility to Begin Next Month

July 26, 2016

Wynn Construction Co. says it will build the MAPS 3 streetcar maintenance facility for $5.9 million, making it the low bidder among seven contractors that bid on the work. Read more...

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OKC Mayor Cornett to Keynote One Region Event

July 25, 2016

This year’s annual One Region luncheon will feature Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, named by Newsweek magazine as one of the five most innovative mayors in the United States. Read more...

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Summer Education Conference Opens Around the State

July 25, 2016

EngageOK “On the Road,” the state Education Department's modified summer education conference, rolls into Edmond on Monday for two days of collaboration, professional development and fellowship. ...

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Carlton Landing, Oklahoma's Newest Town, Rising Along Lake Eufaula

July 25, 2016

Grant Humphreys grew up coming to Lake Eufaula for weekend getaways. He also loved going to Florida resorts like Seaside and Rosemary Beach. So why not combine the community planning and design of the...

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Tulsa-based Technology Featured at Microsoft Worldwide Conference

July 22, 2016

Tulsa-based eLynx Technologies was highlighted this week during one of the keynote speeches at Microsoft’s annual Worldwide Partner Conference held in Toronto. Read more...

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‘Twister’ Sequel in Preproduction, Filming All Over Oklahoma

July 22, 2016

It's been 20 years since the disaster flick "Twister" hit theaters, but the story's not over. Scottish filmmaker Conor Taylor and a host of cast and crew members from all around the world have...

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Oklahoman Takes Winding Path to Hollywood Success

July 22, 2016

Screenwriter/producer/director Eric Heisserer's path from Oklahoma to Hollywood took him to outer space. Well, almost. Read more...

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Oklahoma Panhandle plant takes in international helium

July 21, 2016

The discovery of a large helium deposit in Tanzania coupled with dwindling helium reserves in the United States has altered the traditional helium market, but a facility in the Oklahoma Panhandle is p...

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Oklahoma Students Connect with Professionals at InternOKC

July 21, 2016

Ten OCCC students were among the nearly 400 other college students from Oklahoma and elsewhere who came to network with professionals and learn what Oklahoma has to offer its young professionals durin...

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Video: Barry Sanders Delivers Address at Oklahoma Innovation Day

July 21, 2016

Heisman Trophy winner and NFL Hall of Famer Barry Sanders delivered the keynote address at Oklahoma Innovation Day Wednesday morning. Read more...

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OKC Energy Selected to Host FC Conference Playoffs

July 20, 2016

Oklahoma City Energy FC U23 wrapped up its first season last Saturday by winning the Mid South Division of the Premier Development League's Southern Conference. The prize was a spot in the Confer...

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New Businesses Continue to Pop Up in Bricktown

July 20, 2016

Long before Drew Mains became a restaurateur, he dreamed of being a firefighter. One bite of the Flaming Lips pizza he sells at Knucks Wheelhouse, 103 E California, Suite A, and you'll understand...

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UCO lands designation as one of several ‘Great Colleges to Work For’

July 20, 2016

The Chronicle of Higher Education today named the University of Central Oklahoma as one of the “2016 Great Colleges to Work For.” Central is the only public higher education institution in the state ...

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Tulsa Leaders Prep $500M Plan for Vision Tulsa Project

July 18, 2016

The city has about seven months before Vision Tulsa tax money starts to roll in, and a group of officials is working to schedule 33 projects and allocate more than $500 million over the life of the 15...

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Area Community College Opts for Free, Open Source Textbooks

July 18, 2016

Tulsa Community College officials are partnering with an educational nonprofit organization to promote affordable and free textbooks among the college’s professors, who could integrate them into their...

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Oklahoma Moms Starting Businesses in New Economy

July 18, 2016

According to the most recent Pew Research Center data available, in 2012 there were an estimated 10.4 million stay-at-home mothers in the United States. Wilburn is one of many in the massive group of ...

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What is Oklahoma's role in preventing domestic terror?

July 15, 2016

France was ravaged by its third attack in two years when a large white truck mowed through revelers gathered for Bastille Day fireworks in Nice, killing at least 84 people as it bore down on the crowd...

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How has Obama's economy weakened Oklahoma?

July 15, 2016

Since President Obama gave his first State of the Union Address, the percentage of Americans who consider themselves “middle class” has fallen from 53 percent in 2009 to 44 percent in 2014 – the most ...

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Can nat-gas help save Oklahoma's economy?

July 15, 2016

Increased power generation and soaring temperatures could signal a further boost for natural gas prices, which already have soared over the past six weeks. The Henry Hub Natural Gas front month futur...

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CEOs Push Back on Income Inequality?

July 14, 2016

On page 11 of the July/August issue of Chief Executive magazine, we call attention to a well-thought-through letter that MMI Outdoor CEO David Cobb wrote to Chief Executive about the issue of income i...

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Is OK Cracking Down on Virtual Charter Schools?

July 14, 2016

The Oklahoma Department of Education is moving to shut down a virtual charter school, ABLE Charter, for the first time ever, according to Oklahoma Watch. The Statewide Virtual Charter School Board, t...

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Why Are There So Many Oklahomans In Jail?

July 13, 2016

According to a recent report by the U.S. Department of Education, the number of Oklahomans in jail is growing 14 times faster than the adult population of the state and this number increased by 485 pe...

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Is bond funding still available for new schools?

July 13, 2016

Oklahoma lawmakers cut state appropriations for higher education by nearly 16 percent this year, but that hasn’t put a crimp in a separate source of money that allows universities to spend millions of...

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U.S. crude exports becoming big business?

July 13, 2016

Over nearly 45 years, the oil tanks at Milford Haven on the U.K. west coast have stored dozens of crude varieties: from North Sea Brent to Nigeria’s Bonny Light and almost everything in between. Now, ...

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Great for consumers but...

July 12, 2016

Gas prices have fallen for 30 consecutive days and sit at the lowest mark for this month since 2004. The oil market Monday voiced more of the same as supply outstrips demand amid a recovering United ...

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How will the RNC platform affect OK politics?

July 12, 2016

With a week remaining until the Republican National Convention officially kicks off in Cleveland, GOP delegates will spend Monday and Tuesday of this week determining what the Grand Old Party official...

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Is this a good thing?

July 12, 2016

Oklahoma education officials are taking their first action ever to shut down a virtual charter school, but the school is fighting the effort. The five-member Statewide Virtual Charter School Board, t...

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Addressing the OK addiction problem

July 11, 2016

In 2011, Oklahoma faced a budget shortfall of nearly $400 million dollars. As a result, legislators began looking for ways to “cut the fat” from spending at the statehouse. Through the process, they w...

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Oil rebounds...but will it stick?

July 11, 2016

The market will also be on the lookout for this week’s USA oil rig count from industry firm Baker Hughes at about 1:00 p.m. EDT (1700 GMT). ANALYST VIEWPOINT: “Oil will be front and center in the Asi...

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Good news for a change: RES returns to OK

July 11, 2016

The Reservation Economic Summit (RES) will return to the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa from July 11-14.The event is hosted by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (Nationa...

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It's now official.

July 8, 2016

New economic data shows what Oklahoma officials have been fearing: The state has officially entered a recession. Revised federal Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) data shows that the state’s gross dom...

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Feds gave how much to OSU?!

July 8, 2016

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently awarded an $11.3 million Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (CoBRE) grant to establish the Children's Health Equity Solutions Center (CHESC)...

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14 times faster?!

July 8, 2016

The number of Oklahomans behind bars grew 14 times faster than the state’s adult population from 1980 to 2013, according to a report released Thursday by the Obama administration. Issued in support o...

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Westbrook to exit too?

July 7, 2016

The Post-Kevin Durant Era of the Thunder is in its infant stages. From another perspective, the beginning of the end of the Russell Westbrook Era in Oklahoma City could be getting started. Westbrook,...

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Is the end near?

July 7, 2016

Taxes paid by oil and gas producers increased over the last two months, providing a ray of hope that Oklahoma's dominant energy industry has seen the bottom of its two-year slide. Oil price hikes...

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Is it defeated in the court?

July 7, 2016

A group supporting a 1 percent sales tax increase to fund education is asking the Oklahoma Supreme Court to dismiss a challenge by an anti-tax group seeking to keep the proposal off the November ballo...

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Durant hits OKC business sector?

July 6, 2016

From his $5 million branded restaurant in Bricktown to endorsement deals with Oklahoma City-based Sonic Drive-In and Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, Kevin Durant's reach in Oklahoma City stretches far ...

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A new spark of innovation for Oklahoma?

July 6, 2016

The past few weeks have been especially busy ones for Oklahoma Innovation Institute, a nonprofit committed to building an innovative economy in the Tulsa region. The launch period for Tulsa Regional ...

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Schools are having to do this now?

July 6, 2016

It took just three weeks for a Tulsa alternative high school to raise enough money to offset a disastrous shortfall caused by Oklahoma’s revenue failure and reduction of aid for public education. Str...

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Big Fight Brewing: Oklahoma’s Fetal Education In Public School

July 5, 2016

As the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Texas abortion law and refused to hear the Washington state case protecting freedom of conscience, pro-lifers have rallied around Oklahoma’s plan to start tea...

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Will this really happen to Oklahoma under a Trump trade policy?

July 5, 2016

IN a column last week, Washington Examiner politics editor W. James Antle noted that to win the presidency, presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump needs the support of states “where trade deals a...

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Oklahoma State Regents just gave $33 million to who?!

July 5, 2016

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Oklahoma City, allocated $33 million total to two managers on behalf of its $661 million endowment trust fund, said spokeswoman Angela Caddell said in an e...

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State wells stay operational despite oil industry slump

July 4, 2016

Despite two years of low oil prices and a slowed drilling industry, Oklahoma has seen no increase in abandoned oil wells, state officials say. Before companies can drill in Oklahoma, they must set as...

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US Supreme Court ruling raises questions about Oklahoma law

July 4, 2016

A ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that struck down restrictions on abortion clinics in Texas has brought new attention to a similar law in Oklahoma that is also being challenged. It also has raised ...

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4th of July: We are all Sons and Daughters of Liberty

July 4, 2016

One of the most iconic events of the long struggle against British rule in the American colonies was the Boston Tea Party, chiefly organized by a group of “lawyers, merchants, gentlemen, and prominent...

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Is Lower Cost, Higher Quality College Possible in Oklahoma?

July 1, 2016

American consumers have come to expect lower cost and higher quality (think of that miraculous-yet-affordable supercomputer you’re carrying around in your pocket). This week the Oklahoma Council of P...

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Should OK Continue Doing Business With Planned Parenthood?

July 1, 2016

Planned Parenthood clinics in the Oklahoma City and Tulsa areas will continue providing services to Medicaid recipients for the next year, the Oklahoma Health Care Authority confirmed Thursday. In a ...

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How Does Oklahoma Respond to the Midwest Slump?

July 1, 2016

Figures from a survey of supply managers in nine Midwest and Plains states have dropped slightly but still suggest economic growth ahead, according to a report issued Friday. The Mid-American Busines...

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How Will Oklahoma Exports Fair in a Post-Brexit Global Market?

June 30, 2016

Immediate fallout from Great Britain’s closely contested vote to exit the European Union (EU)—global financial markets plummeting amid currency realignment—underscore the concerns that prompted the vo...

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Education Push: Half of Oklahoma Educators Running for State Office Win Primaries

June 30, 2016

About half of the candidates who were involved in the primaries will continue to November or have a runoff race. Cathy Cummings, a member with Oklahoma Parents and Educators for Public Education, sai...

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What Impact Will Anti-Fracking Movement Have on the OK Economy?

June 30, 2016

Activists trying to bring an end to fracking  have gone from the streets outside of FERC commissioners’ homes to the platform committee of the Democratic Party. So far their attempts to stop the pract...

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In A Free Market, The Price Is Right...But How Will OK's Economy Fair?

June 28, 2016

The crude oil market is showing signs of a rally, and with the upturn in gasoline prices this spring, the iron grip of speculators, Big Energy and the shadowy political elites in cahoots with them all...

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What Is the Teacher's Caucus and How Did They Fair in OK's Primaries?

June 28, 2016

A newly-formed group called Oklahoma for Public Education backed numerous candidates vying for spots on the November ballot in Oklahoma's primary election Tuesday. The Oklahoman's Matt Patter...

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