Chicken-Fried News: Nobamacare

State Question 802 would allow voters to decide whether Oklahoma will finally accept the Medicaid expansion authorized by the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, but in order to get it on the ballot in 2020, organizers have until 5 p.m.

Chicken-Fried News: Dr. Roboto

A new high-tech way to go to the dentist is here, and it will either terrify you or encourage you to finally visit your dentist.

Chicken-Fried News: Bittersweet release

The sweet taste of freedom quickly soured like an unripe cherry for an Oklahoma City man last week after he led police on a high-speed chase just hours after being released from prison.

Chicken-Fried News: Church in state

Fresh off his, uh, “win” in the historic opioid trial, Oklahoma attorney general Mike Hunter is now leading a fight against the Montana Supreme Court.

Chicken-Fried News: Mullet over

When a reporter asked a flippant question about recently deceased oil billionaire T. Boone Pickens during a teleconference interview last month, Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy wasn’t having it.

Chicken-Fried News: Free the nipple

A ruling out of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver has set a precedent that is sure to result in a lot of pearl-grabbing while screaming, “Won’t somebody please think of the children.”

Chicken-Fried News: Coffin dwelling

To most introverts, spending 30 hours alone with no connection to the outside world might sound like a dream come true — especially if you get paid $600 once it’s all said and done.

Chicken-Fried News: Game changer

In news that’s guaranteed to get Grandpa started on a, “These damn kids nowadays with their purple hair and their Pokermans [sic]” rant, Oklahoma City University’s new E-Sports team, which held tryouts on Sept. 14, gives students the chance to play video games competitively against teams from other schools.

Chicken-Fried News: Righteous Gateway

As The Righteous Gemstones — the series meant to satirize the hypocrisy of powerful megachurches — is in the middle of its run on HBO, real life is proving to be just as absurd as the television show.

Chicken-Fried News: Wing stop?

A continuing city council squabble over a planned public art installation in Enid might mean the work remains incomplete after more than two years of construction.

Chicken-Fried News: Convenient narrative

If you, an average person, decided to leave your job without providing two weeks notice, which would give the former employer the ability to adequately find a replacement, would you expect them to roll out the red carpet if you returned on a business meeting as a member of your former company’s biggest competitor?

Chicken-Fried News: Okie stooges

Oklahoma’s very own three stooges already forgot Mexico was supposed to pay for president Donald Trump’s border wall.

Chicken-Fried News: Catholic lapse

In August of 2018, the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City announced that it would be investigating its clergy for claims of sexual abuse and misconduct, but following multiple postponements of the promised report, a local victims advocacy group is decrying a conflict of interest.

Chicken-Fried News: Epic ails

Despite the many controversies surrounding Epic Charter Schools, its advertising campaign, like a runaway train, continues full steam ahead.

Chicken-Fried News: Cupcake caper

A Cleveland County man really “nailed it” during a road rage incident that led to an assault charge that involved a cupcake.

Chicken-Fried News: Bad look

A KOCO anchor compared her black co-anchor to a baby gorilla, and she got to keep her job.

Chicken-Fried News: Job fulfillment?

Sorry we’re late, but a happy belated Amazon OKC1 Fulfillment Center Day to you and yours.

Chicken-Fried News: Didgeridon’t

The didgeridoo is the instrument most associated with aboriginal Australian culture, predating the arrival of British colonialists by centuries.

Chicken-Fried News: Scotchgarding ‘The Guardian’

The 22-foot-tall, 6,000-pound bronze statue “The Guardian” was installed atop the Oklahoma state Capitol building in 2002, but for nearly two full decades, the depiction of a Native American warrior has been exposed to the elements without being cleaned.

Chicken-Fried News: Stay Golden

The bounty of cartoonishly ridiculous news stories that result from an internet search for “Florida man” is well known.

Chicken-Fried News: Enemy of the Broken Arrow people

We recently reported on Rep. Dean Davis’s arrest during which he “I need to speak to your manager”-ed the arresting officer.

Chicken-Fried News: Conservative moves

Some Oklahomans are probably desensitized by all the cannabis dispensaries and advertisements that pop up everywhere, but Paul Chabot, a twice unsuccessful Republican congressional candidate, is not from here.

Chicken-Fried News: Hubcap gentrification

Oklahoma City has a long history with “out with the old and in with the new.” There was the wanton destruction of historic buildings during the height of Urban Renewal’s Pei Plan, and in current times, movements have been set in motion to save the Donnay Building and First “City Titty” Christian Church.

Chicken-Fried News: Food desert drama

Local grocery chain Buy For Less gave a textbook example in how not to handle public relations correctly last week, after it announced the closing of its Smart Saver store at 23rd Street and Martin Luther King Avenue, which was the only full-service grocery option in the city’s unhealthiest zip code, 73111.


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