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hazy

California fires bring the hazy days of summer to OKC

My recollection of driving around Oklahoma City this past week is a bit ... hazy. As an artist, I generally look at landscapes and...
Robert Everman, Western lows

Western lows: The unclear motivations of Western Heights board members

Another week, another education-related audit in the state of Oklahoma. This past week, it was the Western Heights Public Schools District that found officials...
Nelson lynching project

‘Time has come to discuss’ the 1911 Nelson lynching in Okemah

OKEMAH — The tragic story of Laura Nelson and her teenage son, L.D., took center stage last week at Okemah’s Crystal Theatre, a mere...
News of The World

Kiowa elder bonds with 10-year-old actress on ‘News of The World’...

“I can look you in the eye and just about tell sincerity in somebody,” said Dorothy WhiteHorse DeLaune, who built an enduring friendship with...
Hochatown

Hochatown: Southeast Oklahoma’s unlikely tourism hub

HOCHATOWN — Tommy McDaniel smiles slyly as he stands next to a plain brown bookcase at the back of the Hochatown Distilling Co. gift...
Woody Guthrie Festival 2021

Woody Guthrie Festival features ‘pent-up’ pandemic emotion

OKEMAH — Woody Guthrie expert and historian Barry Ollman noticed something different about this year's Woody Guthrie Folk Festival as he sat in the...
Sweet Home Oklahoma

Nichols Hills-billies shine in Sweet Home Oklahoma

I'm not typically one for reality TV shows, but I do like sharp-tongued, confident women. So it's little wonder that I took Bravo TV up...
vaccination, vaccine passports

Proof of vaccination: State vax records could aid traveling Oklahomans

With COVID-19 vaccination rates on the rise and a change in the CDC's recommendations on some forms of travel, Americans are starting to shake...
WoodyFest 2021

WoodyFest 2021 to feature lynching discussion, plus ‘music written by and...

When the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival fires up its stages for five days next week, the music performed in honor of Okemah’s favorite son...
all-black towns

Oklahoma’s historic all-black towns: Built on hope, survived by pride

BOLEY — Thirteen historic all-black towns are still incorporated in Oklahoma. Most feature abandoned and run-down buildings, but a nonprofit group is working to...

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