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National spotlight

Two Tulsa women have become national icons for equality as they fight Oklahoma’s ban on gay marriage.


News

Angela Chambers
Oklahoma couple Mary Bishop and Sharon Baldwin experienced a strange, dreamlike moment when they heard the words “Bishop v. the United States of America” in a courtroom.
 
Thursday, April 10, 2014

Booze clues

Now that festival season is upon us, follow this simple primer on what’s legal.


News

Angela Chambers
As Oklahoma City welcomes the winter-weary to enjoy outdoor spring festivals, it’s time for a friendly reminder about drinking do’s and don’ts.
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Retirement quandary

Proposed legislation to change state employee pensions is hotly contested.


News

Angela Chambers
Oklahoma’s Senate is considering a defined-contribution pension for future state employees after the proposal passed in the House of Representatives last month.
 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

What the frack?

What is hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”? Is the practice contributing to the spike in Oklahoma earthquakes? Scientists’ conclusions differ.


News

Angela Chambers
With the state’s earthquake swarm and national exposure adding a heavy workload to the Oklahoma Geological Survey, a new colleague joined the once-solitary seismologist at the survey last month.
 
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Chinese connections

A performance group banned in China brings its show to OKC.


Performing Arts

Angela Chambers
Shen Yun, a colorful celebration of Chinese dance and music, will visit Oklahoma City for the first time in March.
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Losing to win

Gluten-free diets, grapefruit diets, pills, potions and remedies don’t beat common sense for weight loss and management.


Features

Angela Chambers
Ever tried a sauerkraut and hot dog diet? Mike Harvey of Guthrie admitted he has followed this and other weight loss schemes.
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Instalove

A long-distance photo share turns into a down-home, real-life love affair.


Features

Angela Chambers
After two years following each other on Instagram, an Oklahoma City woman asked her British follower to meet on Skype for a cup of tea.
 
Monday, December 30, 2013

Making Meade

When Hugh Meade left the ATL for OKC a decade ago, he packed a passion for creative collaboration and public art.


News

Angela Chambers
For nighttime visitors to the Plaza District, it’s hard to miss the 100 incandescent lights in Empire Slice House’s signature sign. Or maybe you took a family photo with the 9-foot owl at Myriad Botanical Gardens’ Pumpkinville this fall.
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Weight converters

Thanks to a free wellness program, losing pounds can make a world of difference in OKC residents’ lives.


News

Angela Chambers
A major car accident left an Oklahoma City woman with significant pain and a long recovery. This led to substantial weight gain, which resulted in high blood pressure and other health complications.
 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Linked in

Sausage makers across the metro make the best of the wurst.


Food and Drink Features

Angela Chambers
As temperatures cool, it’s time to replace summer salads with a heartier meal. Oklahoma is home to several specialty meat shops that will satisfy your craving for savory sausages, roast beef and more — all made in-house.
 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013

It’s covered

Local business owners weigh the Affordable Care Act and how it hits their bottom line — and their employees.


News

Angela Chambers
Two Oklahoma City area businesses — one small and another with 1,000- plus employees — are exploring how to adapt current health insurance plans with the Affordable Care Act.
 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Stuck in the middle

Women with jobs, education and children find it difficult to afford healthcare for themselves.


News

Angela Chambers
Pursuing higher education while raising children undoubtedly takes dedication and persistence. But not having adequate health care coverage can add an additional burden to young mothers.
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Navigating the maze

For the poor and disabled — even for health care professionals — parsing Oklahoma’s new health insurance marketplace can get tricky.


News

Angela Chambers
Parking at the Oklahoma Foundation for the Disabled means finding a place in uneven, rigid red dirt. Inside the modest building, donations are piling up in the conference room, as there isn’t anyone available to organize.
 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
 
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