Live bug petting zoo at OSU campus


Oklahoma’s only live bug petting zoo can be found just over a mile west of the Oklahoma State University campus. Insect Adventure includes a live petting zoo and is held every first and third Saturday of the month. The organization also travels around Oklahoma giving presentations in schools, churches and libraries. An OSU Division of […]

Be wise with Christmas decorations


STILLWATER – For many of us, decking the halls is a big part of making the holidays bright, but doing so safely helps guarantee the season will indeed be merry. “While you’re decorating for the holidays, be aware some hazards could include trees, trimmings, candles, lights and fireplaces,” said Gina Peek, Oklahoma State University Cooperative […]

Tulsa police initiate ‘safe shopper’


The Tulsa Police Department will implement Operation Safe Shopper this holiday season. Officers from the Mingo Valley Division and the Riverside Division will be patrolling the major shopping centers at Woodland Hills Mall, 71st Street corridor, 41st Street and Yale Avenue, 21st Street and Yale Avenue, Utica Square, Tulsa Hills and 96th Street and Delaware […]

Wildfires discussed during Oklahoma dormant season


STILLWATER  – Wildfire is always a hot topic this time of year. The dormant season, which occurs from November through early April in Oklahoma, usually sees the majority of fires on an annual basis. This season has two opposing factors moving the fire danger zone needle. The first is the large amount of rainfall that […]

Be sure to take care of your dogs during a hunt


STILLWATER  – Many Oklahomans experience hunting fever this time of year. They are just itching and scratching to get to their deer stands and pick out this year’s winner, or walk the grasslands in search of their feathered target. While the hunting fever is hypothetical, without proper care, for hunters, and their dogs, the illness […]

Commissioner Doak has winter advice for state


Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak is encouraging Oklahomans to prepare for the winter weather season as weather forecasters warn about the possibility of freezing rain and flooding over the holiday weekend. “It’s important to understand what is and isn’t covered by your home and auto insurance,” Commissioner Doak said. “Winter storm damage can be […]

Pulitzer author coming to Tulsa


Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author and military historian Rick Atkinson is coming to Tulsa in December to receive the Tulsa Library Trust’s 2015 Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award. The public can meet Atkinson at a free presentation and book signing at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 5 at Hardesty Regional Library, 8316 E. 93rd St., in […]

Refugee Problem: Threat of terrorism felt by Oklahoma citizens


Due to the threat of domestic terrorism, a growing chorus of citizens and elected officials are against allowing Muslim refugees from Syria into Oklahoma. In contrast, President Obama is discounting any threat and wanting to bring in thousands of refugees who have not been thoroughly screened. The issue has come to the forefront in light […]

City Hall Change?: Bynum runs for mayor; Bartlett is undeclared


In a year, America will elect a new president and Tulsa could elect a new mayor. City councilor G.T. Bynum has announced that he will run for mayor in 2016. Bynum has been on the councilor since 2008. Mayor Dewey Bartlett has not announced a formal decision but he is expected to run. Both Bynum […]

Controversial justices on the retention ballot


After controversial decisions on abortion, homosexual marriage and religious liberty, the retention vote for three Oklahoma Supreme Court justices could bring some changes. Since the retention system was changed decades ago, no Supreme Court Justice has lost a retention vote. In most elections, two-thirds of the voters say yes to retention while about one-third vote […]