Chicken-Fried News: Masked mandate

Once Tulsa began talking seriously about implementing an indoor masking policy in public places, it was only a matter of time before Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt decided to keep pace with his BFF, Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum.

Chicken-Fried News: COVID spotting

In an announcement that took absolutely no one by surprise, Gov. Kevin Stitt said he has tested positive for COVID-19.

Chicken-Fried News: Show me the money

When it was made public that recipients of Paycheck Protection Programs might not be released, people were outraged.

Chicken-Fried News: Fleeing bullets

One could say that Walmart is dangerous enough, and so is Del City.

Chicken-Fried News: Police “posse”

At a time when citizens are demanding more training and accountability from their law enforcement, Canadian County Sheriff Chris West announced open applications for his all-volunteer “sheriff’s posse.”

Chicken-Fried News: Empty circus

Tulsa mayor and wannabe Warby Parker model G.T. Bynum could barely contain his enthusiasm when Donald Trump announced his first rally in months for Tulsa.

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.

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