Editor’s note: This story is the first in a series of budget-focused stories The Transcript will share over the next few weeks as the city gets closer to its budget deadline. Each story will delve into specific city departments’ budget requests, functions and biggest needs.
While the University of Oklahoma will comply with a newly-signed state law banning public entities from requiring students go through diversity training, the university’s president said Friday students will be encouraged to voluntarily participate in OU’s diversity programs.
Residents of northeast Norman who use the Norman Public Water Supply are now under a boil notice from the city due to E. coli in the drinking water, the city warned late Friday.
All lanes of 9th Avenue NE will be closed to through traffic between East Rock Creek Road and Sequoyah Trail from 8 a.m. Monday through 5 p.m. May 21 for sewer line replacement work. Traffic will be detoured to Wildwood Lane or Wyandotte Way.
The Norman Fire Department responded to a Friday afternoon fire at the Brentwood Pointe Apartments that damaged several units but left no injuries.
The state’s multi-county grand jury delivered a message to the public this week: demand more transparency and accountability of Epic Charter Schools, the state’s largest online charter school system.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Some state senators are questioning whether a highly-touted piece of legislation that seeks to equalize public school funding is the best way to bridge the divide between property-poor rural and property-rich urban and suburban communities.
An attorney for a terminated Norman Regional Health System nurse accused the employer of “cancel culture” and enacting a “liberal agenda” against his client, who was fired after making a Facebook comment about hanging a Black man.
State lawmakers have pushed through two bills adding additional hurdles to the initiative petition process as part of a Republican-backed response to successful citizen-led ballot measures on Medicaid expansion, medical marijuana and criminal justice reform.
A committee to find an interim Ward 2 City Councilor nominated Lauren Schueler unanimously, beating out four other contenders in what was a “difficult decision,” the deciders said.
In its weekly update Wednesday, the Oklahoma State Department of Health reported no additional COVID-19 deaths over the last week in Cleveland County, where more than 400 people have died in relation to the virus since the pandemic began.
Joni Seymour was selected in April to serve as chief innovation officer for the Oklahoma Transportation Cabinet Agencies, which include the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Oklahoma Turnpike Authority and Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission.
The names of 11 law enforcement officers and one canine partner who died in the line of duty in Oklahoma will be dedicated on the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Memorial during the 53rd annual Oklahoma Law Enforcement Memorial Service, set for 10 a.m. Friday.
Oklahoma’s COVID-19 State of Emergency officially ended Tuesday as the state announced some changes to its pandemic data reporting.
The Cleveland County Republican Party will open a permanent headquarters in Norman Friday, marking the occasion with an open house party.
The Norman City Council will convene in executive session on a lawsuit Tuesday evening after a discussion on the next fiscal year’s capital budget.
Deaths from COVID-19 have slowed dramatically in recent months and health officials now hope to boost vaccination rates among younger Oklahomans to help the state reach herd immunity.
The walls of Anita Greenwalt’s barber shop just off the old U.S. Route 66 in El Reno are covered with four decades of family photographs.
Motivated by her own experiences with racial profiling, Adriana Laws emerged as a leader in the fight for police reform in Oklahoma last summer.
Ruth Sandonato fell in her Niagara Falls home in January 2020, just before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the U.S.
The selection committee for the Ward 2 seat on Wednesday will interview five candidates for the position, none of whom ran for the seat in the February election.
This Week's Circulars
Merilyn Ann Wilson passed away April 5, 2021. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm, Saturday, May 15th, at First Christian Church-Norman. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your local servicing Hospice organization. Share condolences online at www.havenbrookfuneralhome.com.
Greg Nieto, 65, of Norman, passed away Tuesday, May 4, 2021. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, May 21, 2021 at Emmaus Baptist Church. Condolences may be shared at www.havenbrookfuneralhome.com
- OU softball: How Oklahoma's turned a California travel-ball squad into one of its best recruiting pipelines
- City acquires property, arrests two in encampment
- OU football: Felony arrest warrants issued for Trejan Bridges, Seth McGowan
- City issues boil notice for some northeast Norman residents, citing E. coli
- Norman woman charged with assault using a weapon
- Fired nurse's suit against Norman Regional to continue
- Norman businesses begin recovery from hail storm
- Schueler tapped by Ward 2 committee
- Playoff soccer: Shorthanded, North girls survive Southmoore's challenge
- Officials warn of unverified roofers following hailstorm