Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Culture

COVID-19 in deer

Gaining function: Hunters hear of COVID-19 in deer

Sorry, Bambi, but you can't see Thumper for a while. That's right, COVID-19 has been found in white-tailed deer, which could mean even more trouble...

Infrastructure bill will fuel perpetual construction

Progress is progress, so they say. But it doesn't always feel that way when you're stuck in construction traffic for half an hour. Such is...
CommonWealth Urban Farms

Knowing and growing the food web in your yard

I greatly enjoy many wonderful features of Central Park and other near-midtown Oklahoma City neighborhoods, and CommonWealth Urban Farms in my local community is...
new congressional map

Squeegee your third eye for the new congressional map

That's a hurricane above OKC. Or wait, maybe it's the Coriolis Effect? Nope. After looking closely, it's actually the proposed Oklahoma congressional map that...
Meta

Zuckerberg’s Meta description previews new nightmare

We really are "living in the future" these days — or at least a future that our social media overlords have shaped for us...
Wilma Mankiller

‘A great woman’: Female tribal leaders praise planned Wilma Mankiller quarter

The design has been chosen for a new quarter honoring Wilma Mankiller. It will be the third coin of the American Women Quarters program,...
old jail

‘Stop trying to figure out a way to retrofit the old jail’

Here we are again. Another study about the Oklahoma County Jail has been completed, and here's a shocker: The experts think we need an...
Pretty Boy Floyd, Charles Arthur Floyd

Folklore defined the sundry stories of Pretty Boy Floyd

Lewis Stiles Gannett (1891-1966) was a columnist for the New York Herald Tribune who took his wife and teenage son on an automobile trip...
Edmond voters

Edmond voters say: Not in the backyard of my park

Although I'm watching from afar (Oklahoma City), I can't help but be a bit fascinated by the sales tax vote in Edmond this past...
same-sex marriage in Oklahoma

‘We will be recognized’: Couple recalls fight for same-sex marriage in Oklahoma

TULSA — Nearly 30 years before the U.S. Supreme Court legally recognized same-sex marriage, Sue Barton and Gay Phillips were joined in a “holy...

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