The house is a traditional red-brick structure sitting on a large lot in an upscale housing addition in Guthrie, Oklahoma, the town where Oklahoma politics began more than 130 years ago. Nothing really differentiates the home at 1212 N. Mockingbird Lane in Guthrie, from any of the dozens of others…
The district attorney responsible for deciding whether or not to prosecute the 12 to 14 adult residents of a home in Guthrie with voter fraud says she could not file charges because there was insufficient evidence that the crime of voter fraud had occurred. Laura Thomas is the District Attorney…
OKLAHOMA CITY – Jobs throughout the state disappeared by the thousands in April, driving unemployment rates into double digits in 62 of Oklahoma’s 77 counties.             The cumulative number of Oklahomans filing unemployment claims has topped 500,000, Shelley Zumwalt, interim director of the…
“Behind closed doors, I was miserable,” said Rachael Jones. “Being a newlywed and transferring from Fort Leavenworth, trying to integrate into the military family life, and I didn’t know anybody.” Jones grew up in Kansas and graduated from Barton County Community College before earning her…
Before the COVID-19 pandemic and oil/natural gas crises, records show that food insecurity affected one in six Oklahoma households. Now, about 41% of mothers with children ages 12 and under reported household insecurity since the pandemic began, according to early national survey data analyzed by…
OKLAHOMA CITY – The federal government has distributed economic stimulus checks to millions of Americans via the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. But some people have to work much longer than others do to earn that $1,200. LendingTree researchers analyzed the 100 most…
Chickasha resident Carmen Klinekole had a ready answer Friday afternoon for how federal officials can help address the rate of missing and murdered Indigenous people. Send trained help who actually care about the task, she begged. “When we go on searches, police officers don’t know about MMIW and…
The Chiricahua Apache were taken as prisoners of war in 1886. The tribe’s original territory covered much of what is now the American Southwest, including eastern Arizona and western New Mexico, along the United States border with Mexico. The Chiricahua were moved to Oklahoma in 1894 after years…
A federal judge has rejected the application of the Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma for permission to operate a casino in New Mexico. Judge Ellen S. Huvelle of the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia upheld a decision by the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) that the Oklahoma…
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma school districts now have an additional temporary tool at their disposal when figuring out their calendars in the COVID-19 era. By a 5-2 count Thursday morning, the state Board of Education approved a one- year waiver allowing school districts the option to count Saturday…
OKLAHOMA CITY — In dueling motions for summary judgment filed Friday afternoon, attorneys for the state of Oklahoma and nine tribes laid out why their clients’ interpretation of the model state-tribal gaming compact is the correct one. Filed with the Western District of Oklahoma, the motions…
The district attorney responsible for deciding whether or not to prosecute the 12 to 14 adult…
"Significant difference” is how Joe Gallagher, deputy to the commanding general at Fort Sill,…
WASHINGTON – Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (“the Enterprises”) sold 126,757 non-performing loans last…
The house is a traditional red-brick structure sitting on a large lot in an upscale housing addition in Guthrie, Oklahoma, the town where Oklahoma politics began more than 130 years ago.

OKLAHOMA CITY – Jobs throughout the state disappeared by the thousands in April, driving unemployment rates into double digits in 62 of Oklahoma’s 77 counties.

Before the COVID-19 pandemic and oil/natural gas crises, records show that food insecurity affected one in six Oklahoma households.

OKLAHOMA CITY – The federal government has distributed economic stimulus checks to millions of Americans via the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

But some people have to work much longer than others do to earn that $1,200.

MEDICINE PARK - Just over the hill, also known as Big Rock, from Edward E. Hilliary, Jr.’s office, is a small historic town full of boyhood memories.

CHICKASHA – Technology probably wasn’t a buzzword in 1907, as Oklahoma was shedding its status as a territory and officially becoming the 46th state of the United States.

CHICKASHA - It’s what didn’t happen that actually launched Steve LaForge’s real estate career.

OKLAHOMA CITY – The state Department of Human Services will close half of its “brick-and-mortar facilities” in the months ahead, including six offices in southwest Oklahoma, Director Justin Brown announced recently.

Our regular weekly meetings had come to a halt. Typically, Commissioner Owens and I meet in person weekly to discuss ongoing challenges, issues and to keep the cooperative spirit of City-County relations progressing.

I am old enough to remember many things. One of them is standing in a very long line with my family, indeed many families, at the Health Department to get the Oral Polio Vaccine. I was about six years old and this oral vaccine was on a sugar cube.