Everyone loves a parade
The remnants of this winter’s double slam of snow and ice should be mostly clear by the time the Norman Christmas Day parade begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at Norman High School, 911 W. Main St....
State’s health ranking among nation’s worst
Oklahoma’s public health ranking among states can’t get much worse. The annual United Health Foundation scores released this week put us at No. 44, down one notch from the 2012 rank....
Welcome, Mr. Sunshine
We’re used to sleet and snow hanging around for a few days, but this latest round is dragging on a lot longer than most anticipated or anybody wanted. Norman got a bit of a respite with Tuesday’s sunshine, but kids still missed three days ...
City, Chamber at work to grow business base
A Norman Chamber of Commerce and city council push to make Norman a more business-friendly city is apparently making some headway at city hall....
Cold increases danger
When temperatures drop, the number of house fires increases. In central Oklahoma this past week, the Red Cross responded to 34 individuals and families....
Fund use lowers state smoking level
When Oklahoma agreed to the 1998 lawsuit settlement with tobacco companies, the state asked voters to approve a constitutional amendmnent to place a portion of the money in a tobacco trust endowment fund....
Good news, multiplied
Good news came in bunches this past week. The jobs report came in positive, the stock market rose and housing and manufacturing numbers improved, too....
Average student loan debt now at $29,400
Seven in every 10 college students who graduated in 2012 had an average student loan debt of $29,400. That’s up nearly $6,000 from the 2008 student when 68 percent of the graduates reported an average debt of $23,450, according to a report ...
A nation of givers
Coming on the heels of Giving Tuesday, (following Cyber Monday and Black Friday), the Nonprofit Times reports America has regained the top spot in the World Giving index....
Progressing on wages
It’s still not parity but salaries of women in Oklahoma are up as is the women’s-to-men’s earning ratio in 2012. The Southwest Information Office of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics this week released its annual survey of wage earners. ...
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