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Back to class

Moore elementary school educators start over with the help of an adopt-a-teacher program.


Dean Anderson
Valerie Singleton has been a teacher at Moore’s Briarwood Elementary School for more than 25 years.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


Businesses navigate a new landscape in which social media may play a make-or-break role.


Dean Anderson
It’s the 21st-century equivalent of picket lines, letter-writing campaigns and a full-page ad in The New York Times. But the power of social media, as wielded by an ordinary citizen with a cell phone, can have a greater coordinated impact than all of them put together.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Outlaw attitude

Minor league football returns to town with the Bounty Hunters’ arrival.


Dean Anderson
OKC Bounty Hunters vs. DC Reign
4 p.m. Saturday
Putnam City Stadium
5300 N.W. 50th

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Garden of eatin’

The search continues for a restauranteur to inhabit space at the Myriad Botanical Gardens.

Food and Drink Features

Dean Anderson
In late 2011, questions surrounded the plan to open a restaurant at the Myriad Botanical Gardens.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

It’s a gas

A metro builder hopes buyers will warm to his natural gas concept.


Dean Anderson
Dan Reeves’ new custom-built concept home in Norman features 15 uses for clean, cheap natural gas.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Your cheatin’ heart

Suspicious about your spouse? Spying is easier than ever, thanks to some unique local businesses.


Dean Anderson
If your cheatin’ heart doesn’t tell on you, then Kathleen Close most certainly will.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Auto fixation

A newly opened shop gives drivers a chance to save money by repairing their own vehicles.


Dean Anderson
Jason Peters and David Duong long had kicked around the idea of opening up their own garage, but with hectic, big-salary jobs, neither thought they would do it.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Locked out and loaded

The NHL lockout results in national hockey talent gracing the OKC ice.


Dean Anderson
OKC Barons vs. San Antonio Rampage
7 p.m. Friday
Cox Convention Center
1 Myriad Gardens
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Rasslin’s Ross

Pro wrestling announcer and native son Jim Ross will be honored at Monday’s WWE event.


Dean Anderson

WWE Raw Supershow
p.m. Monday
Chesapeake Energy Arena
100 W. Reno

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

It’s a bird, it’s a plane ...

Local engineers, firefighters and law enforcement explore the possibilities of drone technology.


Dean Anderson
Wildfires have roared through Oklahoma over the past few weeks, leaving fire departments scrambling to figure out the best way to get in front of them.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Bank shot

The failure of Penn Square Bank still reverberates 30 years later.


Dean Anderson
The Wikipedia version of the 1982 Penn Square Bank failure goes something like this: A small commercial bank in Oklahoma City made numerous high-risk energy loans that ultimately led to its demise.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Utility players

A longtime incumbent faces a challenger in the GOP primary for the state Corporation Commission.


Dean Anderson
If you’ve ever flipped on a light switch or picked up a telephone in the state of Oklahoma, you’ve had a brush with the state Corporation Commission. Public utilities, oil and gas, retail gas stations, trucking and underground pipelines all fall under the regulatory domain of the commission.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

From grind to grad

In increasing numbers, adults are heading back to college for fulfillment.


Dean Anderson
Josh Hughes, Summer Maxey, John Maloy and Jennie Whiteman may have never met, but they’re all working to get to the same place.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Goal setting

The Barons have enjoyed heating up the local sports scene during the NBA lockout.


Dean Anderson
Bob Funk Jr. considers himself a basketball fan of many years.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Reporting burden

Oil and natural gas companies reluctantly oblige new EPA requirements.


Dean Anderson

The Environmental Protection Agency is now keeping a closer eye on the oil and gas industry. And no one in the industry seems happy about it.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011