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Being a Blue Reporter in a Red Statenew

Most of the people I knew at the college paper where I cut my teeth went to places like Chicago, Los Angeles and New York. Not me. As an English major, my services weren't in as much demand. Since there would be no editorial position at the New York Times, I embarked on what I called "John Bear's Backwater Nightmare Tour."
Weekly Alibi  |  John Bear  |  09-08-2009  |  Media

Oklahoma Lawmaker Talks About Plotting Diabolical Forcesnew

The Oklahoma lawmaker wanting to erect a Ten Commandments monument on the state Capitol grounds talks about diabolical forces plotting to destroy "our economic basis of free enterprise."
Oklahoma Gazette  |  Ben Fenwick  |  03-13-2009  |  Politics

As Capitol Press Corps Shrinks, Government Controls Messagenew

Cutbacks have taken their toll on some of Oklahoma's top Capitol reporters.
Oklahoma Gazette  |  Scott Cooper  |  02-26-2009  |  Media

Oklahoma Wild Game Can Provide Recession-Proof Rationsnew

With the economy shrinking and the price of protein rising, a growing number of Oklahomans are starting to embrace small-game hunting -- or at least argue with those who find the practice distasteful.
Oklahoma Gazette  |  Greg Elwell  |  02-19-2009  |  Comedy

Gay Agenda Found by Oklahoma Politician?new

Oklahoma Rep. Sally Kern claims to have found the gay agenda. Another lawmaker is praying to God about a potential gubernatorial bid.
Oklahoma Gazette  |  Ben Fenwick  |  02-18-2009  |  LGBT

Danger: 'f, monday' May Result in Cubicle Moshingnew

If Colourmusic's new album were a movie, it'd be a subversive Stanley Kubrick remake of the hippie musical Hair, staring Pink Floyd's Syd Barrett
Tucson Weekly  |  James Hudson  |  12-04-2008  |  Reviews

The Evangelicals Get Haunted on Their Sophomore Releasenew

The Oklahoma band's similarities to a group like the Flaming Lips may muddle its standing as a true musical purveyor of its state's schizophrenic, ongoing (and rather fascinating) horror show.
Tucson Weekly  |  Michael Petitti  |  10-24-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

GOP Unconventionalnew

Oklahoma was apportioned 41 delegates and 38 alternates to the 2008 Republican National Convention. Of that number, eight delegates and seven alternates were Tulsans. Their days are filled from early in the morning until late at night.
Urban Tulsa Weekly  |  Michael D. Bates  |  09-10-2008  |  Politics

In Bad Hands With Auto Insurancenew

United Auto Insurance's practice of fighting every claim has created hardships for thousands who bought policies from storefront brokers.
New Times Broward-Palm Beach  |  Wyatt Olson  |  09-21-2005  |  Business & Labor


Thirty years ago, Karen Silkwood drove down State Highway 74 to meet her boyfriend, a union representative and a New York Times reporter for an interview in Oklahoma City. She never made it.
Oklahoma Gazette  |  April Marciszewski  |  11-04-2004  |  Crime & Justice

Alt-Weekly Oklahoma Gazette Turns 25

In a quarter-century, the Oklahoma Gazette has blossomed from a monthly preservation newsletter with a skeleton staff of volunteers to the third-largest newspaper in the state.
Oklahoma Gazette  |  Preston Jones  |  10-13-2004  |  Media

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