Chicken-Fried News: Therapy squirrel

The prevalence and expansion of therapy and service animals has really blown up in recent years.

Chicken-Fried News: Easter kitty

Remember Lunchbox the cat?

Chicken-Fried News: Almost worst

The countless web surfers who will surely ask Jeeves about Oklahoma after encountering our spiffy new “Imagine That” advertising campaign might uncover some less than flattering imaginative fodder.

Chicken-Fried News: Newkirk news

We wouldn’t expect a high school basketball game in Newkirk to make national news, but that’s what happened when a volunteer announcer called the opposing team’s player names “disgusting.”

Chicken-Fried News: OK paddling

Despite being a symbol for fraternities, sororities and the (illegal) practice of hazing, some Oklahoma students are exposed to a paddle much, much earlier.

Chicken-Fried News: Learned income

The headline alone provokes an almost Kafkaesque image. “‘Our kids have become a piggy bank’: Epic Charter Schools shields $50M in taxpayer funds from public scrutiny,” by Andrea Eger (Tulsa World, Feb. 23) reports Epic has paid its for-profit management company millions of taxpayer dollars annually “for school expenditures that are never audited and which Epic claims are shielded from public scrutiny.”

Chicken-Fried News: Gun safety?

Two Oklahoma county sheriffs recently declared that their counties are sanctuaries.

Chicken-Fried News: Branding backlash

The discourse in the state to last week’s announcement of Oklahoma’s new logo and branding initiative quickly turned from apathetic to outrage, which prompted change on the state’s branding website.

Chicken-Fried News: Okie gunslinging

Oklahoma Republicans have spent much of the 2020 session pandering to pro-gun groups and idolizing guns almost more than they idolize president Donald Trump.

Chicken-Fried News: The Gambler

On the third of February In his State of the State speech Our business-savvy governor Made a request quite inspired Let’s get money from state reserves To fund public education Instead of from casinos To prove their compacts expired

Chicken-Fried News: The Roomba battle of Yukon

The most commotion to occur in Yukon since native son Garth Brooks performed a benefit concert in town in 1990 happened in early February, and it all started with a Roomba — that’s right, the automated vacuum cleaner.

Chicken-Fried News: Not OK, boomer

Black students, faculty and staff at University of Oklahoma matter.

Chicken-Fried News: Not in Kansas

Remember last week when the president of the United States congratulated Kansas City’s Super Bowl champions for representing “the Great State of Kansas … so very well” in a since-deleted-and-corrected tweet?

Chicken-Fried News: Amazon heist

Forget porch pirates!

Chicken-Fried News: How NOT to fake your death

If you’re going to fake your death, it’s probably not a good strategy to have your family pull up headstone searches when the authorities come to alert you of your death.

Chicken-Fried News: Clean canal

The Bricktown Canal is drained and cleaned every few years, revealing a slew of lost items almost like a slimy, accidental underwater time capsule.

Chicken-Fried News: Golden State ban

With all of the energy of a younger sibling upset that their older brother ate the last pork chop at the dinner table, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed an executive order banning all nonessential state travel to California. 

Chicken-Fried News: Not milk?

Oklahoma’s official state beverage and drink is milk — because of course it is — but House Bill 2994, authored by state Rep. Jim Grego (R-Wilburton), would ensure that Oklahomans aren’t officially slaking their thirst with just any old kind of milk.

Chicken-Fried News: Vanity plates

It’s almost time for the legislative session, which can mean only one thing: unconstitutional and/or ridiculous bills that will waste lawmakers’ time and energy and distract from more important matters.

Chicken-Fried News: Taxpayer business

Business ownership while entering political office opens up all sorts of ethical concerns.

Chicken-Fried News: Bad policing

This week’s entry of elected leaders blatantly ignoring constituents features Mayor GT Bynum putting reality television ahead of what local leaders say would be protecting Tulsa’s vulnerable populations.

Chicken-Fried News: Path problems

“Is it worth it?” asked Oklahoma City Public Schools Superintendent Sean McDaniel in a Jan. 13 letter addressed to “families, staff and community.” McDaniel was not quoting Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott  but offering an update on the progress of the Pathway to Greatness plan, which closed 15 public school campuses and required students, teachers and administrators to relocate and consolidate for the 2020 school year.

Chicken-Fried News: The most Oklahoma cat ever

Oklahoma Humane Society has a new resident that can be described in the most scientific-correct nomenclature: an absolute unit.

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