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Chicken-Fried News: Curses!

Dammit, Oklahoma City. Why is it that every time we teeter on the edge of Big League City status, something happens to nullify the progress we have made? For instance, you know that sweet new outdoor music venue we have, OKC Downtown Airpark? Well, apparently we can’t even have concerts there anymore without upsetting local

Chicken-Fried News: Drinkin’ and gunnin’

According to a report on Fox News, Wilshire Gun has plans to have firearms lanes, archery lanes, classrooms and a VIP lounge, making it the first of its kind in Oklahoma. According to the same news brief, Jeff Swanson, the owner, has said, “This is where the shooting sport is headed.” He’ll need to be

Capitol crumble

Those creatures and some of their brethren are on the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s list of endangered species in Oklahoma, but the Capitol building made the 2014 list for Most Endangered Historic Places compiled each year by Preservation Oklahoma Inc. The group can’t do much for the bat or the beetle, but it does

Starring Mary Fallin as Obama?

Last week, Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill into law that prohibits cities across the state from setting their own minimum wages. The legislation came after a group in Oklahoma City had been collecting signatures on a petition to ask the city to increase the minimum wage. “Mandating a minimum wage increase at the local

food theives

Yay for inmates!

Now it will pay. The company agreed to refund more than $36,000 to the state after an investigation “found the company overcharged state entities,” NewsOK.com reported. The investigation found that Sysco charged different prices to several state facilities and departments, including the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety, county jails, juvenile centers and hospitals. Now, hey,

Missed connections

Virginia Singleton, an Oklahoma City Community College student, is using the somewhat-infamous Internet site to try to find her stolen truck instead of relying on police. Her 1994 Chevy truck and some valuable camera equipment were stolen from an OCCC parking lot last month. One of the 300 campus security cameras caught the thieves on

Let Coburn Google that for you

Coburn’s proposed bill describes the NTIS as “tasked with collecting and distributing government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business-related information and reports.” Besides being a money pit — the service has cost more than it has made in 10 of the past 11 years — Coburn insists the NTIS doesn’t really do much and most of

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