OKLAHOMA CITY — Nearly 500 Oklahoma students traveled back in time and met such historical figures as Martha Washington and Benjamin Franklin during the 17th annual Colonial Day at the Oklahoma State Capitol, Friday, Feb. 8. 

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Norman police apprehended a suspect Monday afternoon following a chase that originated in Valley Brook, an Oklahoma City suburb about 15 miles north of Norman.

Both the Missouri General Assembly and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration should take swift action to curtail vaping among teens.

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State lawmakers advanced a bill that would allow practically anyone in Oklahoma older than 21 to carry a firearm without having to obtain a license or go through safety training. 

Asparagus has hit the nursery shelves along with the summer flowering bulbs. A perennial vegetable, many gardeners enjoy asparagus but fail find a location to dedicate to this seasonal treat.

When it comes to smoking rates and tobacco control policies, Oklahoma has room for improvement. While Oklahoma’s current smoking rate of 19.6 percent is the lowest in state history, the lack of comprehensive smoke-free policies at the state level leaves many Oklahomans, especially children, vulnerable to the dangers of tobacco use and secondhand smoke.

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There is almost no way to prepare a family for the news that a child they had been waiting to welcome into the world did not or will not survive. It’s so sudden and so overwhelmingly that only those who have experienced stillbirth can explain it. Stillwater’s Catie MacDonald was away from home, all the way in another state when she went into labor at 18 weeks. A previous pregnancy had been high-risk, but she was told new treatments would allow her to avoid previous complications.

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If there was remaining doubt about what sport America is completely taken with, this past week's TV ratings for the fledgling Alliance of American Football should have erased all doubts.

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Although the Tahlequah City Council scrapped the Downing "road diet" project at its Feb. 4 meeting, misconceptions continue to circulate among local residents.

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I finished reading the Harry Potter series a few weeks ago, for the first time. When I admit to this long-standing vacuum in my life, people are always shocked. Since I've read every scrap of Tolkien ever to hit print, why hadn't I consumed Potter products immediately and with zeal?

City councilors clung closely to the language of a state question approved by voters in June that legalized medical marijuana in Oklahoma, adopting ordinances that fostered growth of the fledgling industry. 

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WAGONER — Abigail "Abby" Jackson was stunned when she saw and heard about the low scores among the fourth- and fifth-grade students in resource testing at Central Intermediate School. 

Movie lovers and film buffs can rejoice as the sixth annual Red Dirt International Film Festival is set to take place March 1-3. More than 70 films, including short films and features, will be showcased at the Best Western Cimarron Plus Hotel and Suites at 315 N. Husband St. in Stillwater.

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common, chronic and long-lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions) that he or she feels the urge to repeat over and over.

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Casey Gwinn, President of Alliance For Hope International, a California-based nonprofit that assists victims of abuse, said he began to study the connection between domestic abuse and people who shoot police officers a few years ago.

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A McAlester man was charged after he is alleged to have kidnapped an individual and held him at gunpoint in a field before allegedly stealing a phone and a tablet from the man.

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In 1958, a tall, well-dressed woman appeared on the television show "What’s My Line," completely stumping panelists attempting to guess her occupation. Her name was Mary Golda Ross, a female engineer and mathematical genius whose role in early days of spaceflight is largely unknown.

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"It's (a show) that people have really asked to see a lot over the years, so I thought it would be kind of fun. And I thought it would be a little bit of a challenge in the political climate, because the show is set in the '50s ... so times are very different." — director Tammy Wilson 

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The Lord knew what He was doing then and I am confident He knows what He’s doing now. He knows the path He set before me. I need to trust Him as I’ve done so many times before.

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Americans deserve an attorney general who will uphold the Constitution for all Americans — regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender or religion. We have not had that under Sessions. It seems likely our lot will stay the course, if not worsen, under Barr.

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