Chicken-Fried News: Logo no-go

Canada and its people get a reputation for being nice, friendly, well-meaning people, but when you cross them, you better believe they’ll get what they deserve.

Chicken-Fried News: Shake down

According to Oklahoma’s most recent geological survey data — to paraphrase the song made famous by amateur seismologist/underage-cousin-marrier Jerry Lee Lewis — “There’s a whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on, not as much shakin’ as was goin’ on in previous record-setting years, but still, historically speaking, a relatively whole lotta shakin’.”

Chicken-Fried News: F-4 Hognado

A lot of people living in New York and Los Angeles made jokes about the earnest Twitter reply asking how people in rural America are supposed to defend against 30-50 feral hogs running into a yard.

Chicken-Fried News: Ada Baby Yoda

If 2019 had a breakout star, it was almost certainly The Mandalorian’s Baby Yoda.

Chicken-Fried News: Guthrie Newseum?

The Newseum — a shrine to the power of the First Amendment and the history of journalism — closed the doors at its seven-story, 250,000 square-foot downtown Washington D.C. building last week, and its future is uncertain.

Chicken-Fried News: Rolling blackout

Paseo Arts District businesses and surrounding residences lost power over the holidays, and disappointingly, not because of some screwball National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation-esque Christmas-light mishap either.

Chicken-Fried News: High offerings

Giving season is essentially over, but it seems like some businesses found it hard to participate in holiday philanthropy.

Chicken-Fried News: Helping hand

Businessman-turned-politician Kevin Stitt might have parlayed some of the same energy that elected businessman-turned-politician Donald Trump to the White House to become Oklahoma’s governor, but he’s not exactly falling in lockstep with the president on every decision.

Chicken-Fried News: Heavenly treasures

Oklahoma’s property taxes, according to Oklahoma Policy Institute, are among the lowest in the U.S., but a recent report from journalism nonprofit The Frontier reveals that for some properties, the taxes are even lower — as in zero.

Chicken-Fried News: Going big

Remember the guy who led law enforcement agencies on a three-hour high-speed chase with a stolen vehicle in 2017?

Chicken-Fried News: Hollywood ‘Oklahoma’

The Watchmen television series earned high critical praise for its ambitious run on HBO, which included the first-ever on-screen depiction of the Tulsa Race Massacre, but if fans want to tour Oklahoma after watching the series, they’ll be surprised that it looks nothing like its Georgia-shot locations that stand in for Tulsa.

Chicken-Fried News: Wrap battle

A recent revision to the Byng Public School District dress code was featured on Vice this month.

Chicken-Fried News: Sole purpose

Happy holidays are in order for the Logan County Detention Center staff.

Chicken-Fried News: Shattering doors

Shopping at Walmart has enough risks.

Chicken-Fried News: County smell

“Gassing,” according to Double-Tongued Dictionary, is prison slang for “throwing feces or bodily fluids at someone.” In a video Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office public information director Mark Myers posted to his personal Twitter page on Dec. 6, sheriff’s office employees seem to be getting a similar treatment from the plumbing in the Oklahoma County jail.

Chicken-Fried News: Less money, less problems?

In 1990, Oklahoma ranked 32nd nationally in overall health, according to a report by America’s Health Rankings.

Chicken-Fried News: Chief Milkshake Duck

The day after Thanksgiving, a story began circulating that was like catnip for the Blue Lives Matter crowd.

Chicken-Fried News: Barely legal

Remember your first job out of high school and how bad you probably sucked at it?

Chicken-Fried News: Bedbug battle

Several statewide agencies, including Oklahoma Department of Education, are struggling with unwanted visitors.

Chicken-Fried News: No sale

Gov. Kevin “Coffee Is for Closers” Stitt has repeatedly said he wants to run Oklahoma like a business — without specifying exactly what kind of business he’s running.

Chicken-Fried News: Extradition escapade

In the most famous scene in the movie version of The Fugitive, Harrison Ford’s Dr. Richard Kimble escapes Tommy Lee Jones’s Samuel Gerard by taking a death-defying plunge off the side of a dam.

Chicken-Fried News: Commutation confluence

Oklahoma’s unprecedented commutation, which released nearly 500 people from prison, a majority of which were convicted for nonviolent offenses, was a step in the right direction to reduce the state’s prison population, which is one of the highest per capita in the world.

Chicken-Fried News: Supermarket sweep

When the Smart Saver at 23rd Street and Martin Luther King Avenue closed in August, leaving the 73111 zip code without a grocery store, residents interviewed by NonDoc called the closing “frustrating,” “devastating,” “a complete loss” and “a bad situation for northeast Oklahoma City.” As news of the store’s sudden closing spread, Smart Saver owners Hank and Susan Binkowski, who also own Buy for Less and Uptown Grocery, declined to say much of anything outside of Facebook comments suggesting neighborhood residents have their groceries delivered from other Binkowski-owned stores, until Aug. 16, when the Binkowskis appeared in a Facebook video blaming plumbing issues for making the store inoperable.

Chicken-Fried News: Too little, too late

It’s been nearly a decade since the Affordable Care Act provided Oklahoma the opportunity to receive a 9 to 1 match in federal dollars for expanding Medicaid, and still the Republican-led Legislature has done nothing.

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