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Ban on the run?

Oklahomans ponder how the Supreme Court ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act will impact same-sex couples in the Sooner State.


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Greg Horton
The U.S. Supreme Court decision on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) last week energized both opponents and supporters of same-sex marriage in Oklahoma.
 
Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Tap that

Kegs just got classy with wine on tap — and the new trend is expanding locally.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
One of the fastest-growing trends in the wine world is wine on tap.
 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Meet the eats

From Creole-style recipes to the expansion of local favorites, metro cuisine is growing.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
Alligator. Moonshine. Mole recipes from Oaxaca. A downtown wine bar. And beer, so much beer.
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Be reasonable

Freethinkers across the state will gather Saturday for a unique convention that touts science and reason.


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Greg Horton
Oklahoma FreeOK Convention
9 a.m. Saturday
Cox Convention Center
1 Myriad Gardens
freeok.org
$25
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Summertime sippin’

While winter’s away, cocktails will play.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
Summer menus will be rolling out this month, but summer cocktails already are available at many locations around town.
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

How to parent

A program for teen mothers aims to reduce child abuse in Oklahoma.


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Greg Horton
Dejawn Roberts was a 14-year-old student at Oklahoma Centennial Mid-High School in northeast Oklahoma City when she gave birth to her son, Jarron Jr. Now, a year later, she is getting instruction on parenting from the local nonprofit Family Builders.
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Taking cover

The May 20 tornado fuels calls for more schools to have shelters or safe rooms.


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Greg Horton
Strengthening school safety from Mother Nature’s deadly wrath quickly became a focal issue in the wake of the May 20 tornado that devastated parts of Central Oklahoma. The EF5 funnel cloud destroyed two Moore elementary schools — Briarwood and Plaza Towers — killing seven children at the latter location.
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Hooray for rosé

Just because the body is lighter doesn’t mean the taste is less serious.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
Yes, you can drink rosé and remain a badass.
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Something brewin’

A break in Prohibition-era legislation allows breweries to offer tours with tastings.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
A recent change to Oklahoma’s liquor laws is being hailed as a big victory for the state’s growing craft brewing industry.
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Life of Pie

Love the divine desserts of Pie Junkie? It now has its own brick-and-mortar shop.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
Pie Junkie got its start with a friendly competition for bragging rights.
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Get crafty

The Oklahoma Craft Beer Festival has fun for all, even the designated drivers (alcohol-free, of course).


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
Oklahoma Craft Beer Festival
1-4 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Saturday
TapWerks Ale House & Cafe
121 E. Sheridan
oklahomacraftbeerfestival.com
319-9599
$20-$35



 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

It's a blessing

Oklahoma’s Episcopal Diocese provides materials allowing for the blessing of same-sex unions.


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Greg Horton
The Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma last week published documents that allow for the blessing of same-sex unions in Oklahoma. Bishop Ed Konieczny said the materials — which include guidelines for clergy and an approved liturgy (order of service) — clearly state that the union is not a legally binding ceremony.
 
Friday, April 26, 2013

Tweet heat

A sharply worded message on social media from Oklahoma's House speaker to a college dean raises some eyebrows.


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Greg Horton
A Twitter message by state House Speaker T.W. Shannon, R-Lawton, raised some hackles last month for suggesting cuts to higher education while also seeming to threaten the job of a college dean.
 
Monday, April 8, 2013

Stick it

The ancient game of lacrosse finally catches on in Oklahoma, especially with youth.


Sports

Greg Horton
Six years ago, Scott Charles’ son came home from school and informed his father that he wanted to try a “new sport.”
 
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
 
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