Thursday, June 30, 2022

Culture

Swadley's Bar-B-Q

Pinnell: State will amend Swadley’s Bar-B-Q contract

Amid mounting concerns from lawmakers and a criminal investigation, the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department will be amending its contract with a Swadley's Bar-B-Q...
election security

‘Resistance is futile’: Beware of the Borg in election year

It's candidate filing time in Oklahoma once again, and this year we've got a spicy one on our hands. The Republican primary for governor got...
The Winchester Burger

Oklahoma’s mysterious case of The Winchester Burger

Bonds, budgets and burgers, oh my! The Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department found itself under the microscope this past week regarding its financial expenditures,...
state parks

State parks management questioned on accounting, ‘unusual’ restaurant agreement

To close a two-hour meeting Thursday afternoon that featured legislators grilling Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department executive director Jerry Winchester about his decision to...
Starbucks, Alyssa Sperrazza

‘We aren’t just looking at what we can gain’: Alyssa Sperrazza on unionizing Starbucks

Your morning coffee might soon be coming with a side of worker power. On Feb. 9, employees at the Starbucks on Northwest 63rd Street and...
daylight saving time

Night owls want daylight saving time to be permanent

In the battle for societal norms, my fellow afternoon/evening people scored a victory this past week when the U.S. Senate unanimously advanced the Sunshine...
the soul of Ukraine

‘Who will come at this desperate hour to sing the soul of Ukraine?’

There are ways to fight Putin’s invasion of the free people of Ukraine. I use words, knowing each letter builds a metaphor to uplift...
bitcoin mining

The power of bitcoin mining in Oklahoma

So it seems Pryor has struck gold, or digital gold I suppose, with the announcement this past week that computer software company Northern Data...
Luke Holland

Does Holland have a snowball’s chance for the Senate?

It's the end of an era, or it will be soon, I suppose. U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) has announced that he will be retiring...
The Grapes of Wrathvideo

The Grapes of Wrath is far from ‘horrible’ or ‘terrible’

In his 2022 State of the State address, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt attempted to crack wise about a recent University of Oklahoma football coach...

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