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Wow, if there has ever been a story of Internet company craziness, the story of Yahoo! has to be in the top 10. Hacking, breaches, excuses, investigations, fines and CEO golden parachutes have shown Yahoo! to be one of the Internet's biggest scams.

The council is juggling so many things right now we have had to add extra Conference Committees just to keep up. The pace is hectic for council members but it is even more so for our city staff. Last week we discussed the CART reorganization, possible Charter changes involving personnel mana…

A century ago, an Oklahoma politician, defeated in his quest to become the state's governor, retreated to practice law among the Native Americans in Tishomingo. He had helped write the state's Constitution, had been the state's first Speaker of the House and served two terms in the U.S. Hous…

Taking notes at a funeral is something reporters will likely do at some point in their careers. My first experience with such an oddity came as a young police reporter in Oklahoma City. The deceased was as close as Oklahoma City ever had to a known gangster. He died in a federal prison hospi…

Most of us are usually able to mindlessly click our way around the Internet without considering the potential hazards behind every click. That's a good thing; if every click on the Internet meant a virus would infect your computer, nobody would ever go there.

It has been an interesting few weeks. Last week, our council had our yearly opportunity to partner with our police officers and attend numerous National Night Out events. This is a great opportunity to visit multiple neighborhoods and visit with residents one on one. Captain Lehenbauer ferri…

Before there was even a concrete footing poured for Sooner Fashion Mall, Sears, Roebuck & Co. opened a large store on the west side of the Interstate in 1975. It was a bold move for a company whose Norman presence to date had been a small catalog office on West Main Street.

For over 14 years, local elected officials, business leaders, and community advocates have been engaged in the difficult process of bringing regional transit to the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Under the auspices of the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG), a continuous dia…

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