Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Culture

Hello, 2024: Cheers to another year of art imitating life

There's just something about endings and beginnings that evokes a wave of reflection. The final days of a calendar year have their own brand of...
The Oklahoman libel

Jury awards $20 million in punitive damages as The Oklahoman’s libel trial concludes

MUSKOGEE — The Oklahoman libel trial culminated today when jurors announced their verdict finding Gannett Co., Inc. liable for $20 million in punitive damages...
Oasis Fresh Foundation, Aaron Johnson

Seeking $30 million for food deserts, innovative grocery store proposal faces oversight questions

A proposal to provide a nonprofit organization $30 million of federal American Rescue Plan Act funding to build four grocery stores in underserved areas...
Tulsa County asks Oasis nonprofit to return ARPA funds

As Tulsa County asks Oasis nonprofit to return ARPA funds, former employee calls out ‘lie’

Citing "material breaches" and questionable expenses, Tulsa County officials are asking Oasis Fresh Foundation to return more than 30 percent of the $500,000 in...
Meatballsvideo

An ode to Meatballs: The summer I learned to laugh

Sometime in late June 1979, my dad dropped me and a friend off at the Spectrum Twin movie theater in south Tulsa for a...
cockfighting

Cockfighting fight turns back time at Oklahoma Capitol

Feathers are flying in the Oklahoma Legislature again, and this time it's over an old topic — cockfighting — that has been born anew...
Muscogee Creek Indian

Muscogee Creek Indian Freedmen: ‘They basically voted us out’

Five years after petitioning the Bureau of Indian Affairs for status as a separate tribe, members of the Muscogee Creek Indian Freedmen Band remain in...
straight party voting

Straight party voting throws quite a rager in Oklahoma

Straight party voting is a feature of Oklahoma's electoral process that many people would like to see eliminated — many people who are not...
Edmond sculpture park, Uncommon Ground Sculpture Park

Frustrated with city staff, developer pulls plug on Edmond sculpture park

Edmond resident and developer Hal French sent a letter Friday morning notifying city officials that he and his foundation are ending their multi-million-dollar effort...
Cherokee

The Cherokee story of preserving an endangered culture

In the early spring of 2018, former Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Joe Byrd found a seat on the airport shuttle headed to Tulsa International...

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