Women advance in Oklahoma's most crowded state Senate primary
In a state where only seven of 47 state senators are female, two women and seven men entered the District 30 primary. Both women and one man advanced.
Historically, few women run for Oklahoma's Legislature. Those who do are elected at a significantly lower rate than men. But this year, more women ran. And almost as many women as men won in Senate primary races in which there were male and female candidates.
Trade war threatens $208 million of Oklahoma's exports
In President Donald Trump's multinational trade war, an estimated $208 million worth of Oklahoma's exports are in danger because of retaliatory tariffs.
Exports of meat—pork in particular—iron and steel pipes, and cotton are especially at risk in the state, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Oklahoma jobs, 401,000 of them, are supported by trade.
Tiffany House high-rise reopens as retro Oklahoma City apartments
The story behind the name of the Tiffany House is a mystery, but after a developer "fell in love" with the 1960s high-rise apartment building, its future is not.
Developer Glenn Ferguson said that he could not stop looking at the 12-story building, originally constructed in 1966, every time he came to Oklahoma City. He finally purchased it in 2008 for $5.8 million, and after a $25 million makeover, it reopened last week as Tiffany Retro Apartments.
Search for David Boren's successor: Several search committee members tied to prominent OU donor families
Several at-large members of the search committee choosing OU's next president are tied to some of the university's biggest and most prolific donor families.
The state of Oklahoma has led the nation in education funding cuts for the last five fiscal years, with appropriations decreasing by over $185 million since 2012. But as state funding has decreased, OU has found funding in more than $2.3 billion in gifts and pledges since President David Boren became president, according to OU Public Affairs.
Read the rest of the story here, and see a recap of my presidential search coverage here.
OU students struggling financially strive to succeed in school on empty stomachs
It's 11 a.m., and she can already feel her stomach grumbling.
Joelle Glimp, a social work and professional writing junior, has skipped breakfast. Again. As usual, her food for the day consists of either a small peanut butter sandwich or some pasta she made herself. Maybe she'll have dinner, but maybe she won't. It's gotten to the point where she can no longer finish a full meal.
Glimp fits in easily with other OU students—she is an inactive member in the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and grew up in Edmond, Oklahoma—but what separates her is an invisible affliction she faces daily: hunger.