The Cats’ Meow: Corner Market Clerk Lena Woods Provides Food and Affection to Community Cats

You can assume Lena Woods is at work if you see a number of cats huddled outside the entrance to the Corner Market. Lena...

Tales of Transformation: A Rower and A River Change Through Riversports

Ask someone what Oklahoma brings to mind and Riversports is not likely to be the answer. More than likely, if not “tornadoes,” the answer...
The National Weather Center in Norman, OK
photo ©2013 Lyann Valadez

As Good as it Gets: National Weather Center Offers Public Tours and Other Events to the General Public

While journalists and traditional media outlets enjoy special access to the National Weather Center in Norman, Oklahoma, independent media, bloggers, and the general public can...
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Oklahoma City Plaza District Festival: Celebrating Local Creativity and Progress

On Saturday, September 28, 2013, Oklahoma City’s Plaza District celebrated local creativity with the annual Plaza District Festival, where people enjoy live music, artist...
Four months after May 20, 2013, recovery from the aftermath of a devastating tornado is ongoing.

Work in Progress: Recovery From May 20, 2013 Moore Tornado Continues

Four months after a devastating tornado tore through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, Oklahoma, the recovery process continues. Satellite images show the scale...
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Good Times: Cleveland County Free Fair Provides Plenty of Family Fun

The 106th annual Cleveland County Free Fair was held September 5th-8th, 2013, at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds in Norman, Oklahoma. The Free Fair included...
Hair stylist Stacey Matthews owns and operates the Mane 1 Salon in Norman, Oklahoma.
(photo by Lyann Valadez)

The Mane Woman

Stacey Matthews owns and operates the Mane 1 Salon in Norman, Oklahoma. In this video, Stacey describes how her life and career have been...
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2013 Moore, Oklahoma, Tornado: One Mother Speaks

During the afternoon of May 20, 2013, a massive tornado swept through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, Oklahoma. The tornado was on the...
Four hundred of the country’s best sprint paddlers competed at the Sprint Nationals and Paracanoe Nationals in Oklahoma City, OK, August 8-11, 2013. The competition was held at the Oklahoma City Boathouse District http://boathousedistrict.org on the Oklahoma River.  (Photo by: Lyann Valadez).

2013 Sprint Nationals and Paracanoe Nationals at Oklahoma City Boathouse District

More than four hundred of the country’s best sprint paddlers competed at the Sprint Nationals and Paracanoe Nationals in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, August 8-11,...
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Cat Fight: Animal Welfare Groups Disagree Over Management of Feral Cat Population

Trap–neuter–return (TNR) is an approach to feral cat management in which cats are humanely trapped, surgically sterilized, tested and vaccinated for diseases, and returned...