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In the garden, it's time to divide now to conquer later

The mild weather we have in early fall presents the perfect chance to divide some of your favorite perennial flowers and move...

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Oklahoma Home Builders Foundation raises funds for children's charities

Nearly 40 companies gave discounts or donated materials, but just one built the 2020 House of Hope for the Parade of Homes Fall...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Sept. 26, 2020

CMSWillowbrook Inc.: 6161 N Western Ave., apartment, erect, $16,207,490. CMSWillowbrook Inc.: 6161 N Western Ave., apartment,...

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Oklahoma City-area garden events calendar from The Oklahoman for Sept. 26, 2020

To submit items, send an email to Richard Mize at rmize@oklahoman.com. In the subject line, put "Garden calendar.” Please...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Sept. 26, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a home in Goldsby with an open-concept floor plan ready for entertaining. The 3,816-square-foot home...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Sept. 26, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $31 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Hot Property: 'SNL' vet Will Forte brings Santa Monica Craftsman to market

LOS ANGELES — Every Hollywood idea has to start somewhere, whether it's scribbled on cocktail napkins, pecked out on a vintage...

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Marni Jameson: There’s gold in them tractors

Nokomis is a small town in South Central Illinois with a population just over 2,000. Unassuming though it may seem, Nokomis...

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Winning entries in the Parade of Homes Fall Classic

The Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association reports these winning entries in the Parade of Homes Fall Classic, listed by...

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Mize: Does anybody really know what coronatime it is?

She Who Is My Wife, who has years of experience as a journalist's spouse, has a name for this kind of report: "Situation...

Health

Australian offers free coffee, chat from his kitchen window

It all started when Rick Everett walked out of his home in Sydney and put up a sign on his kitchen window that read: “Free...

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Troublesome South African baboon evicted for raiding homes

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Kataza already had a lengthy rap sheet with Cape Town authorities, so when he organized a band...

Life

Edmond Iris and Garden Society to host Iris Rhizome and Perennial Sale Saturday

EDMOND — The Edmond Iris and Garden Society will hold its annual Iris Rhizome and Perennial Sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday...

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Millennial Money: Home costs don't stop at a down payment

If you’re saving for your first home, there’s no shortage of advice out there — some of it questionable, even if you do have an...

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Here's how much home staging costs — and when it's worth it

If you're selling your home, you know it should be clean and clutter-free, along with photogenic. Home staging can help...

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Marni Jameson: Home makeover sparks fast sale, new lifestyle

Talk about a no-win situation. My stepson, Brett, and his wife, Tara, put a down payment on a new house. The place has more...

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Tips for healthy, sustainable outdoor dining

The fall season is the ideal time of year to dine outdoors. To create a healthy and sustainable outdoor dining experience,...

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Oklahoma City-area garden events calendar from The Oklahoman for Sept. 19, 2020

To submit items, send an email to Richard Mize at rmize@oklahoman.com. In the subject line, put "Garden calendar.” Please...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Sept. 19, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a Dallas-style luxury smart home with self-cleaning pool and premier amenities on 2.09 acres in...

Farzaneh brothers support education, housing, other causes in central Oklahoma

BusinessApr 28, 2019

MOORE — Revolution didn’t break out in Iran 40 years ago until after the Farzaneh brothers left to study architecture at the University of Oklahoma, but its effects reached around the world and lay a heavy weight on both of them. “Because of...

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Hot Property: James Cameron seeks a titanic haul for Malibu compound

LOS ANGELES — Oscar-winning director James Cameron is eyeing a blockbuster sale in Malibu. His prized compound, a collection of...

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Moesel: In the fall garden, mums is the word

Fall officially begins this next week, but we already have seen some autumn-like weather with cooler days and cooler nights....

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Ideal Homes adds to name, management

Ideal Homes and Neighborhoods, based in Norman, has named Zack Roach, vice president of development, to its senior management...

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Eco-friendly home cleaning hacks

With families spending more time at home, messes are on repeat and cleanups often are an hourly routine. At the same time, many...

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Rooms with views: Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association donors chip in for Project House in Parade of Homes Fall Classic

What's striking about the Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association's Project House in the Parade of Homes Fall Classic isn't...

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The Latest: Trump orders flags at half-staff for Ginsburg

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (all times local):1:15 a.m....

Health

New companies face tough task overcoming pandemic, recession

NEW YORK (AP) — Julie Campbell had to rethink her new wallpaper business before she could sell her first sheet.Campbell...

Health

Trick-or-What? Pandemic Halloween is a mixed bag all around

NEW YORK (AP) — Roving grown-ups tossing candy at kids waiting on lawns. Drive-thru Halloween haunts. Yard parties instead of...

Health

Fall home decor trends: Comforting hues, flexible design

In recent years, brown anything in a living space was considered by some arbiters of decor as drab and outdated. But this fall...

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Microclimates: something gardeners can do about the weather

The weather has gotten weirder and more unpredictable, but there is a small way that gardeners can take more control: finding...

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Experts: Rainy season to further threaten Beirut heritage

BEIRUT (AP) — Restoring Beirut's damaged architectural heritage following the devastating August explosion will take hundreds...

Health

VIRUS DIARY: Alone, craving change, but above all grateful

PHOENIX (AP) — For what feels like the first time in my life I’m craving change, longing for something different. But the start...

Health

Hong Kong: No information on reported detentions in Taiwan

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Tuesday that Taiwan has not disclosed information about the reported...

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Homebound doesn't mean idle for 'Queer Eye' star Tan France

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tan France’s first day back at work after quarantine was a photoshoot.No one came near him.He was shooting...

Business

Tips for fueling up for outdoor fall chores

Along with the fall season comes a range of outdoor chores for homeowners, from clearing trees and branches after wicked...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Sept. 12, 2020

Graig & Streight Orthodontics: 12100 S Western Ave., medical clinic-office, erect, $850,000. P I 2 D LP: 12100 S Western...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Sept. 12, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a "move-in ready," two-story, brick house with pool with diving board and sundeck on 0.57 acre in...

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Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for Sept. 12, 2020

Chinowth & Cohen acquires Churchill-Brown & Associates Tulsa's Chinowth & Cohen Realtors has acquired...

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Parade of Homes Fall Classic kicks off next weekend in Oklahoma City area

The Parade of Homes Fall Classic, featuring 112 new homes by 49 builders, is set for Sept. 19-27. Homes from Edmond to Norman...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Sept. 12, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $47 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Oklahoma City's Will Rogers Gardens is looking for new 'Friends'

Get acquainted with the Friends of Will Rogers Gardens Foundation at the park named for Oklahoma's favorite son from 5 to 8...

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Marni Jameson: Survival tips for when coronavirus sends college kids homee

Last fall. Rachel Prull was reveling in her newfound freedom. A college freshman at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at...

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Hot Property: No futuristic setting here

LOS ANGELES — Actress-producer Cynthia Sikes Yorkin, who helmed the "Blade Runner 2049" sequel, has put her home in Bel-Air on...

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Oklahoma City-area garden events calendar from the Oklahoman for Sept. 12, 2020

To submit items, send an email to Richard Mize at rmize@oklahoman.com. In the subject line, put "Garden calendar.” Please...

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Analysis: Eviction moratorium will compound problems, housing industry leaders say

It's hard to hear it above the din, but the renter eviction moratorium has housing trade groups and nonprofits sounding an...

Health

The Latest: S Korea's coronavirus resurgence seems to slow

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s new coronavirus cases have stayed below 200 for an eighth straight day, suggesting the...

News

North Carolina home of Nina Simone gets permanent protection

TRYON, N.C. (AP) — The childhood home of iconic musician and civil rights activist Nina Simone will be indefinitely preserved...

Health

Some gardeners in a pickle over scarce canning supplies

MARSHFIELD, Vt. (AP) — It’s the time of year when gardeners are turning their ripe tomatoes into sauces and salsas and...

News

Prince Harry repays taxpayer money for UK home renovation

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry has repaid 2.4 million pounds ($3.2 million) in British taxpayers’ money that was used to renovate...

By land and air, weather researchers track tornadic storms

NewsMay 16, 2019

SALINA, Kan. — For the first time in almost a decade, meteorologists from across the Midwest will track and intercept tornado birthing grounds as part of a large-scale collaborative research project. The TORUS Project, or Targeted Observation...

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COVID-19 leaves its mark on history and the Oklahoma City/County Historical Society

It’s taken me until now to write this. It was no secret. I just didn’t have the heart. He was the first person I personally...

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Hobby greenhouses grow in popularity in central Oklahoma

It has been a joy to see so many new gardeners and to observe many other gardeners step up their game to do more vegetables and...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Sept. 5, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a new contemporary-style home with a pool and outdoor living area on 0.72 acre with views of the...

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Marni Jameson: The right color pop can make big impact for small price

When you’ve been writing about home design for as long as I have, certain expressions really begin to wear. Like “bring the...

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Oklahoma City-area garden events calendar from The Oklahoman for Sept. 5, 2020

To submit items, send an email to Richard Mize at rmize@oklahoman.com. In the subject line, put "Garden calendar.” Please...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Sept. 5, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $32 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Garden party set for Will Rogers Gardens in Oklahoma City

The Friends of Will Rogers Gardens Foundation will present the Garden Party With Friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 18 at Will...

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Hot Property: Expectant parents John Legend, Chrissy Teigen eye big move in LA

LOS ANGELES — With a new baby on the way, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are getting their household in order. The Hollywood...

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Steve Shoemaker named as president of Ideal Homes of Norman, Oklahoma

NORMAN — Ideal Homes has promoted Steve Shoemaker from vice president of sales and marketing to president of Ideal Homes....

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Sept. 5, 2020

Trails End Homes Inc.: 15500 SE 71, residence, erect, $560,000. Clyde Riggs Construction: 4916 N May Ave., retail sales,...

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Concrete is no barrier: He turned his patio into a model edible community garden

LOS ANGELES — Ken Sparks is a sentimental gardener. The Ohio native's East L.A. garden is filled with more than 50 types of...

Business

Lumber prices soar, but building still booms in Oklahoma City

Lumber is soaring, a product, and a consequence, of homebuilding's boom on cheap mortgage money during a housing shortage. With...

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Edmond resident launches AI-powered, robotic lawn service

In pop culture visions of the future, small robots scurry around performing discrete, automated tasks for their human owners....

Health

White House seeking volunteers for Christmas decorating

WASHINGTON (AP) — The holidays must go on, even with a pandemic and a heated presidential election.President Donald Trump and...

Business

Gardener's Notebook: How to plant for fragrant summer nights

Neither evening stocks nor jasmine tobacco are particularly worthy plants by day. But as darkness falls, the petals of each of...

News

Frank Lloyd Wright home in Phoenix sells for $7.25 million

PHOENIX (AP) — A Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home in Phoenix has sold more than $7 million.The Arizona Republic reported Monday...

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Hot Property: Hoss would be impressed with 'Bonanza' estate sale

LOS ANGELES — The scenic estate that served as a backdrop for the beloved TV Western "Bonanza," in the Lake Tahoe area, has...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Aug. 29, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a home in a traditional style with Colonial influences on a corner lot with mature trees in the...

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In Oklahoma City, 'The Perfect House': Only a developer as seasoned as David Yost could pull this off

A couple of years ago, seasoned developer David Yost hit upon an idea to stimulate interest in one of his neighborhoods: A show...

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Laughlin: Some solutions for shade

As the trees in my landscape have matured, I am realizing, as it becomes apparent this time of the year, that I have more shade...

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Marni Jameson: Cozy minimalist offers simple seasonal decorating advice

Every so often in the world of home design you meet a refreshing pro who doesn’t take herself too seriously, who is not afraid...

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Oklahoma City-area garden events calendar from The Oklahoman for Aug. 29, 2020

To submit items, send an email to Richard Mize at rmize@oklahoman.com. In the subject line, put "Garden calendar.” Please...

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6 tips for refinancing your mortgage

The economic downturn has caused many Americans to worry about their money, but there is at least one potential bright spot:...

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Mali's deposed president returns home under tight security

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Former Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita returned home after being detained for 10 days by the ruling...

News

RNC speech serves as farewell address for Kellyanne Conway

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kellyanne Conway is making her exit.One of the longest-serving advisers to President Donald Trump spoke of...

Health

Takeaways from GOP convention: Power, positivity and policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The second day of the Republican National Convention started with a decidedly different, more positive tone,...

Health

Melania Trump tells virus sufferers they're 'not alone'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump went there.While others at the Republican National Convention spoke about the coronavirus...

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Single mom of 5 buys house thanks to McLaughlin Family Foundation donation and work with Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity

The McLaughlin Family Foundation just finished its second full-house sponsorship of a house for Central Oklahoma Habitat for...

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New infill homes in OKC's Capitol View neighborhood have 'Fortified' roofs

Positively Paseo has completed four homes in the Capitol View neighborhood with roofs that meet the "Fortified" construction...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Aug. 22, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $35 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Rebuilding Together OKC has new executive

Rebuilding Together OKC has hired Lauren Sullivan as executive director to lead the nonprofit organization's work to revitalize...

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Oklahoma City-area garden events calendar from The Oklahoman for Aug. 22, 2020

To submit items, send an email to Richard Mize at rmize@oklahoman.com. In the subject line, put "Garden calendar.” Please...

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Marni Jameson: When liquidating home contents, keep legacy in mind

I sometimes wonder: What if we had a great big magic funnel that we could pour everything we own into — furniture, dishes,...

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Hot Property: Magic in Mission style

LOS ANGELES — The longtime Claremont home of late contractor Wayne Cox, who helped build portions of Disneyland, as well as the...

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Pretty flowers, lush landscapes beckon in central Oklahoma

It is fun to drive through neighborhoods and to see so many pretty yards, flower beds, decorative containers and vegetable...

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Oklahoma City's St. Jude Dream Home tickets sell out early

EDMOND — The coronavirus cloud over the St. Jude Dream Home had a silver lining. Despite the house never being open to the...

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Exclusive urban enclave: Cumberland Court taking its time in Nichols Hills

NICHOLS HILLS — Cumberland Court, a new neighborhood — rare for Nichols Hills — is coming along just about the way Tony Say...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Aug. 22, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a vintage but updated Nichols Hills home with a pool, made for entertaining inside and out. The...

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Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association gets new executive officer

The Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association named Elisa McAlister as executive vice president and executive officer,...

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Gardening: Winter radishes can add off-season color, flavor

Put a “wow” in your radishes by growing winter varieties. Winter radishes grow more slowly than spring radishes, requiring...

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2 men sentenced to decades in murders of 4 in basement

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two men have been sentenced to decades in prison in the shootings deaths of four people gunned down in the...

Health

Taller cubicles, one-way aisles: Office workers must adjust

NEW YORK (AP) — Bergmeyer, a design firm in Boston, has erected higher cubicles, told employees to wear masks when not at their...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Aug. 15, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a remodeled and updated, well-landcaped home with outdoor living on 0.27 acre in Norman. The...

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Home sales, pending sales and prices: Up, up and up in Oklahoma City

With so much out of whack — the coronavirus, schools and universities struggling with whether and how to start classes,...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Aug. 15, 2020

The Lofts @ Valencia Apartments LLC: 2717 NW 178, apartment, erect, 12 permits, $1,900,000. The Lofts @ Valencia Apartments...

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Oklahoma City-area garden events calendar from The Oklahoman for Aug. 15, 2020

To submit items, send an email to Richard Mize at rmize@oklahoman.com. In the subject line, put "Garden calendar.” Please...

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North Texas home market shrugs off pandemic with record sales and prices

DALLAS — Home sales in North Texas exploded in July, rising 25% from a year ago to the largest ever single-month sales total....

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How Military Families Can Navigate Home Buying in Uncertain Times

Like many Americans, the coronavirus pandemic may have you thinking a lot about your current living space and about buying a...

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Fall gardening starts now in central Oklahoma

Some of the best-quality garden vegetables are grown and harvested during the Oklahoma fall season when warm, sunny days are...

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How many mortgage payments can you miss before foreclosure?

"How many mortgage payments can I miss before foreclosure?" is a crucial concern these days, as the coronavirus continues to...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Aug. 15, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $34 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Marni Jameson: 10 ways to make small gatherings safer

This past weekend, I engaged in some daring, foolhardy behavior. No, I didn’t recklessly speed past a police car, or skydive...

Business

School's out for Dwight Howard; Lakers center sells huge penthouse

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard has taken care of some business outside the NBA bubble in Orlando,...

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'Active lifestyle' (!) Model opens at Highland 55 at Spring Creek in Edmond, OK

EDMOND — Highland 55 is alive, complete with exclamation point! As an "active lifestyle" community, that's what Highland 55 at...

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Cop fired for racist Christmas decorations returns to work

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis police officer who was fired for decorating a Christmas tree with racist items has been...

News

Review: `Story of Gardening' gets a timely update

“The Story of Gardening,” by Penelope Hobhouse and Ambra Edwards (Princeton Architectural Press)It's an opportune time for an...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Aug. 8, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a large, lushly landscaped home and pool ready for entertaining a crowd of 100 or more, on 3/4 acre...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Aug. 8, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $43 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Hot Property: Rob Thompson puts his New Mexico ranch out to pasture

LOS ANGELES — Hollywood producer-director-writer Rob Thompson is ready to call it a wrap in New Mexico, where his ranch has...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Aug. 8, 2020

Gardner Studio: 301 NW 13, shell building, shell, $1,750,000. M Rose Homes LLC: 14904 Gaillardia Lane, residence, erect,...

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Rodd Moesel: July showers bring August flowers, veggies

July rains, less punishing summer daytime heat and pleasant, relatively cool summer evenings have resulted in some beautiful...

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Marni Jameson: How to make cool bed in hot weather

August nights are hotter than stars. They make fans swirl like skirts at a square dance, and bed covers fly off like candy...

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Oklahoma City-area garden events calendar from The Oklahoman for Aug. 8, 2020

To submit items, send an email to Richard Mize at rmize@oklahoman.com . In the subject line, put "Garden calendar.” Please...

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Homebuilding boom is building in Oklahoma City area

Homebuilders are building up a boom this summer, come the coronavirus or high water. And new houses in the COVID-19 era are...

Business

A home office is this year's hottest housing feature

Forget about those media rooms, wine cellars and home spas — the hottest item for buyers in a COVID-19 world is a home office....

Business

Coronavirus sparks renewed interest in granny flats, in-law suites

Tom Hudson spent more than $100,000 to add a separate apartment to his property in Portland, Oregon. The new place was so nice...

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Festival of Homes extends into a stretched-out summer selling season in central Oklahoma

The annual Festival of Homes, which continues Friday-Sunday on the south side of the metro area, is the same in the era of the...

Business

Tickets available for St. Jude Dream Home raffle

EDMOND — In-person tours are out this year for the Oklahoma City St. Jude Dream because of the coronavirus, but $100 tickets...

Business

Gardening: How to reach a truce in the war with weeds

If you want to avoid chemical weedkillers but don't like the idea of hand hoeing or bouncing along behind a rototiller, you...

Business

Google buys $450M stake in ADT to give Nest a new perch

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Google is paying $450 million for a nearly 7% stake in longtime home and business security provider...

Business

Google pairs its Nest smart home tech with home security company ADT, takes stake in company

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google pairs its Nest smart home tech with home security company ADT, takes stake in company.

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Aug. 1, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a two-story, modern French-style home in developer P.B. Odom III's gated Chatenay neighborhood near...

Business

Marni Jameson: What gives shutters their staying power?

Micah is here today. I like Micah. Micah has no idea how much I like him or how long I have been waiting for him. Micah is...

Business

Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank's July Services Survey sounds familiar

The latest summary of the service economy in the wider hereabouts sums up my own personal experience and outlook: "Activity...

Business

Coronavirus can lead to worsened cross-bore utility condition

Lifestyle changes in response to the coronavirus could turn an underground cross-bore condition — in this case, the unintended...

Business

New Yorkers ditching city for elbow room fuel housing boom

If the outbreak roars back in New York City, Anil and Joyce Lilly will not be sheltering again in their Bronx apartment. They...

Business

Solutions to summer landscape and garden problems in central Oklahoma

We always begin to see different kinds of damage on landscape and garden plants in midsummer. Often the symptoms are only...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Aug. 1, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $34 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Aug. 1, 2020

ADG Inc.: 700 SE 89, church, erect, $14,000,000. Oncue Re LLC: 1530 S Mustang Road, retail sales, erect, $5,100,000. Joseph...

Business

Hot Property: Anthony Hopkins is sellling his oceanside home

LOS ANGELES — Anthony Hopkins has capped off a nearly two-decade stay in Malibu, selling his home overlooking the coast for...

Business

Fall gardens should be under way in central Oklahoma

STILLWATER — Oklahoma faces several more weeks of intense heat, but gardening enthusiasts can get a jumpstart on fall by...

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Dreams of home(s): Festival of Homes features new construction over two weekends

With houses in short supply and home remodeling booming, more traffic than usual is expected at the Festival of Homes this...

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New Braum's store, new affordable housing funds, real estate notes from The Oklahoman for Aug. 1, 2020

New Braum's for Piedmont The Braum’s store at the corner of Northwest Expressway and Piedmont Road will open Tuesday. The new...

Business

Bonus prize in offing with St. Jude ticket purchase

EDMOND — Reserve a $100 ticket by Aug. 6 on a chance to win the Oklahoma City St. Jude Dream Home to also be entered into a...

News

UN report: North Korean officials abused repatriated women

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights office reported Tuesday that scores of North Korean women who had traveled abroad in a...

Health

White House Rose Garden is getting a face-lift

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the most famous gardens in America is getting a face-lift.Melania Trump on Monday announced details of...

Business

Taking a top down approach to home exterior updates

Whether you want to boost the beauty of your home for your own enjoyment or you’re looking to sell in the near future, experts...

Business

A million-dollar property for $39,000?

LOS ANGELES — Karolynne and Randolph Gee have lived in the same house in Laurel Canyon, in the Hollywood Hills West district of...

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Festival of Homes set for two weekends in central Oklahoma

NORMAN — The Festival of Homes is set for July 31-Aug. 2, and Aug. 7-9 with new houses open free to the public from 1 to 7 p.m....

Business

New forecast: Higher home prices and lower mortgage rates

With mortgage rates falling to record lows, thousands of Americans are buying houses or refinancing their existing homes. This...

Business

How to overseed a lawn

Overseeding, if done correctly, will fill in bare spots in a lawn and choke out weeds. "At its most basic, overseeding adds...

Business

While some are harvesting, it's also time to plant

We are well into the harvest season for many of the new plants we planted this spring. The “harvest” on flowering plants is the...

Business

Housing shortage persists in OKC and the nation

The housing shortage got a little shorter last month. Even with 2,512 new listings — up 10.7% compared with June 2019 — closed...

Business

The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for July 25, 2020

The Listing of the Week is cottage-like home with guest quarters on a 1-acre wooded lot in Edmond. The 3,913-square-foot home...

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Lenders are slowly starting to offer jumbo mortgages again

Lenders are slowly and selectively starting to underwrite jumbo mortgages again after all but abandoning the market as the...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for July 25, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $24 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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No bargains in this basement: OKC home sales booming on short supply

EDMOND — Homebuyers are rushing up a down staircase: Sales are booming, supply is in the basement, and sellers have the upper...

Business

Smart ways to boost home curb appeal

Taking steps to boost curb appeal makes good sense for any homeowner. Not only does it help make a great first impression on...

Business

4 quick summer pick-me-ups for your home

While staycationing at home this summer (sigh, sob), I have consoled myself by looking for ways to perk up my days and my house...

Business

No regrets for builder of never-opened Oklahoma City St. Jude Dream Home

EDMOND — COVID-19 cost Shaw Homes the attention, foot traffic, and potential sales that come with building the annual St. Jude...

Business

Buying a home? Here's what to expect at the closing

Closing on a house marks the beginning of a new chapter, but the final step before becoming a homeowner includes lots of...

Business

What would a wall of foreclosures do to home prices?

If a flood of mortgage foreclosures hits because of the coronavirus and related shocks to the labor market and economy in...

News

Virginia evicts Confederate monuments from its state Capitol

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia has removed from its iconic state capitol the busts and a statue honoring Confederate generals...

News

Tucker Carlson battles with The New York Times over privacy

NEW YORK (AP) — Tucker Carlson says The New York Times wants to put his family in danger, the newspaper says he knowingly lied...

News

Soak or drip? Watering advice for the hot season

August is the month for two garden W’s: weeding and watering. Regular attention to both keeps a vegetable or flower garden...

Business

Coronavirus ironies for hearth and home

Great and sad ironies haunt the stay-at-home movement to help stave off the coronavirus. The comforts of home are hard to...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for July 18

The Listing of the Week is a midcentury ranch with a remodeled kitchen and updated master bath on 0.27 acre in the Belle Isle...

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Hot Property: Matthew Perry cuts price on 'mansion in the sky'

LOS ANGELES — The price for Matthew Perry's "mansion in the sky" is coming back down to earth. The actor of "Friends" fame...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for July 18, 2020

Optima Commercial: 6101 SW 44, office-warehouse, remodel, $5,000,000. CMSWillowbrook Inc.: 3500 NW 192, school, add-on,...

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Marni Jameson: Is your home Zoom ready?

I am the worst voyeur. Whenever my husband and I are out walking, I peer in windows. Despite his chastising, I sneak peeks...

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Reap what you sow: Follow these tips for harvesting from the garden

It is common for gardeners to wait for their large tomatoes to turn red on the vine, but this may not be such a good idea...

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5 ways to upgrade your home with new tech

Upgrading your lifestyle doesn’t have to mean undergoing a major home renovation. By simply introducing a few technologies, you...

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Great ways to take fun to the backyard

If you’ve been spending a lot of time indoors lately, you may be ready to get outside for some fresh air. Here’s how to make...

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Common moving myths busted

You’ve finally found the perfect home. Now comes the hard part: moving. But don’t let misconceptions complicate the process. To...

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Basement level: Lowest-ever mortgage rates add more fuel to refi fire

Behold the power of the lowest home loan rates ever, a milestone hit this week in a descent that hasn't let up since the...

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Marni Jameson: Downsizing the Family Jewels

When Christine Gerardi arrives at a client’s home, the shoeboxes start coming out of the closets. The boxes contain piles of...

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Howie Mandel lists home for $11 million

LOS ANGELES — Deal or no deal? In Hidden Hills, California, a 10,000-square-foot farmhouse tied to TV personality Howie Mandel...

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Gallery of Homes at Rivendell fundraiser continues through Sunday in south Oklahoma City

The Gallery of Homes at Rivendell fundraiser continues with new homes open to the public from 1 to 8 p.m. daily through...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for July 11, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a restored midcentury home on 0.24 acre in the Belle Isle area. The 3,652-square-foot home at 2225...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for July 11, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $58 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Lenardo Smith wants you to know: Investment in northeast Oklahoma City pays off. He just sold 11 duplexes at 700-722 NE 25 for...

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Soak plants to save them in triple-digit heat

It looks like the triple-digit summer weather has arrived and although one day is tough, multiple days in a row have a...

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Input sought for state energy assistance program

The Oklahoma Department of Human Services is seeking public comment about the federally funded Low Income Home Energy...

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Tips to spend less money on cooling your home this summer

Keeping your home cool and comfortable on hot summer days doesn’t need to cost a fortune. These tips can ensure your heating...

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It's elementary: Caliber Development pairs housing with schools in OKC

The Grove could be a case study on housing development and public schools. The nearly 1-square-mile neighborhood has made a...

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Cambodian province famous for Angkor Wat bans dog meat trade

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The Cambodian province that is home to the famous Angkor Wat temple complex, a major destination...

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With a satirical fictional memoir, Jim Carrey gets real

NEW YORK (AP) — When Jim Carrey and Dana Vachon handed in the book they had toiled on for eight years — a satirical...

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Bed Bath & Beyond announces plans to permanently close 200 stores over next two years

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. plans to close approximately 200 stores over the next two years, the company announced Wednesday.

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St. Jude goes digital; Oklahoma City Dream Home will not be open to the public

EDMOND — The Oklahoma City St. Jude Dream Home will not be open to the public due to the coronavirus and concerns over the...

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Daisies bring a sunny look to the garden

Give a child a box of crayons and a piece of paper, and ask for a flower, and you very likely will get a picture of a...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for July 4, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a former model home, Craftsman/Modern Farmhouse style, in north Oklahoma City, just west of the...

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Hot Property: 'Koothrappali' hopes to go out with a big bang

LOS ANGELES — Actor Kunal Nayyar is hoping to end his time in Hollywood Hills with a bang. The "Big Bang Theory" star and his...

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'Oklahoma Native Plants' earns second award for OKC authors

Landscape architects Connie Scothorn and Brian Patric's book, "Oklahoma Native Plants: a Guide to Designing Landscapes to...

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July lawn and garden tasks in central Oklahoma

July is upon us, and hopefully you are beginning to enjoy the fruits of your spring and early summer labors such as beautiful...

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Oklahoma City building permits

Basis Design: 1405 Ashton Place, medical clinic-office, erect, $1,700,000. Chad Hemphill Construction LLC: 17516 Prairie Sky...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for July 4, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $32 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Gallery of Homes at Rivendell, OKC neighborhood, raising money and awareness for 2 nonprofits

The Gallery of Homes at Rivendell continues with four homebuilders showing new homes to raise money for The Sparrow Project in...

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Love Your Yard: When Landscaping, Delays Go with the Territory, But Results Are Worth It

Despite evidence that would suggest otherwise, construction projects do end. Witness my new backyard. All you need are...

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OKC-area builders blast through pandemic

Oklahoma City-area homebuilders started more houses the first half of this year than last, despite the coronavirus, business...

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Hugh Downs, genial presence on TV news and game shows, dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Hugh Downs, the genial, versatile broadcaster who became one of television’s most familiar and welcome faces...

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AP PHOTOS: India's lockdown spurs new gardeners in Nagaland

KOHIMA, India (AP) — Two healthy pots of coriander and two of spinach are enough to provide a sense of achievement for...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Apartment loans get more forbearance, but most renters won't feel it in OKC area

Most people living in apartments in the Oklahoma City area are caught up on rent, so extra dual protection given Monday to...

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Patriotic parade for seniors set for Thursday in Oklahoma City

With most Independence Day festivities canceled across Oklahoma City, one local group plans to help seniors celebrate in a...

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Climate change keeps changing the game for home gardeners

Every year now, gardeners should be rethinking what they grow and where because of climate change, experts say.The growing...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Regional service economy in shaky recovery, Kansas City Fed says

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City said Friday that the region's service economy, which includes real estate, improved...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for June 27, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $28 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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How much home equity is needed for a mortgage refinance?

Today’s low mortgage rates have more homeowners dreaming of a lower rate and the smaller monthly payments that go with it, but...

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5 Insta-worthy hacks to get your home in tip-top summer shape

Looking to have a little fun with your chores? Try these five unexpected shelf liner hacks around your home to protect against...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for June 27, 2020

Lingo Construction Services: 1130 N Harvey Ave., apartment, erect, $4,000,000. Monarch Property Group LLC: 817 NE 42,...

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Landscape lights add finishing flourish to yard makeover

“Are we done yet?” My husband, DC, wants to know as he writes one more check in an endless stream for our outdoor landscaping...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Symphony Show House plays to coda in OKC

The Symphony Show House plays to its coda for 2020 this weekend during the coronavirus, with visitors turning out in person at...

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Summer showers boost flowers

We were getting very dry across Oklahoma and then this last week provided several really nice, thirst-quenching and cooling...

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Gallery of Homes at Rivendell returns to south OKC to raise money for The Sparrow Project, Moore Faith Medical Center

The Gallery of Homes at Rivendell opens Saturday with four builders opening doors to new homes on one street to raise money for...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for June 27, 2020

The Listing of the Week is an "estate-style" home with banquet-size dining, a pool and lush landscaping and grounds in...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: State Housing Finance Agency says ‘Say Yes to Homeownership’ during National Homeownership Month

Just a month or so before the coronavirus pandemic sent students and teachers home for the semester, Erin Francis closed on her...

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Making the most of your outdoor space, no matter how small

Coronavirus quarantine had many people rethinking the interiors of their homes this spring. DIY projects were tackled, and...

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Simple design steps can take your garden to the next level

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The flower beds are finished, the vegetables are growing, and yet something could be missing from the...

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Millennial Money: How to plan and budget for DIY goals now

Did you find yourself cooped up during the pandemic-induced stay-at-home orders, blankly staring at the walls of your house,...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for June 20, 2020

Jerry McNabb: 4300 Grant Blvd., bank, erect, $2,100,000. Colony Fine Homes LLC: 11021 NW 94 Terrace, residence, erect,...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for June 20, 2020

The Listing of the Week offers as much living outside as indoors, with a pool and hot tub, fireplace, fire pit, horse shoe pit,...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for June 20, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $52 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Summertime home sales could sizzle on COVID-19 backlog

Home sales are set to sizzle through summer. Pending sales shot up in May, perhaps more than they fell in the first two months...

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Hot Property: Steve Harvey's new Atlanta estate is no joke

LOS ANGELES — Who says there's no money in daytime television? "Family Feud" host Steve Harvey has bought a 35,000-square-foot...

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Laughlin: Bagworms, webworms are hanging around

Bagworms and webworms are both common pests of our landscape plants. Bagworms Bagworms are caterpillars that make distinctive...

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Marni Jameson, Sir Terence Conran speaks out on plain, simple, useful living

As someone who’s spent way too much time asking herself, "If I could afford anything, what would my home look like?" I have...

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Oklahoma City St. Jude Dream Home is underway

EDMOND — The 2020 Oklahoma City St. Jude Dream Home is under construction and will be raffled off Aug. 23. Tulsa-based Shaw...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Symphony Show House plays well, and safely, with others in Oklahoma City

The Symphony Show House hasn't hit a sour note, despite being conducted during the coronavirus pandemic. “We had over 500...

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Mize: COVID-19 jars housing stats

Metro-area housing stats in May, technically speaking, were plumb crazy. Even with the number of new listings up 8% (to 2,329),...

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Reality TV, not realty, for OKC Realtor, She can show a kitchen, but don't let her cook in it

Denise Schroder is a woman of many gifts and talents, but there's one thing she can't do: Cook. So, of course she found a way...

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Columbus as supremacist? Some with Italian roots reject him

BOSTON (AP) — Generations of Italian Americans embraced Christopher Columbus with little thought to the dark side of his...

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Chief: Seattle protest area is not a police-free zone

SEATTLE (AP) — Police will return to an area of a Seattle neighborhood being occupied by protesters if there are threats to...

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Have transplants ready to take place of harvested vegetables

One way to reap an abundance of vegetables from even a tiny garden is to keep planting throughout the growing season. Soon, you...

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Oklahoma housing tax credits allocated statewide

The Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency’s Board of Trustees allocated federal and state Low Income Housing Tax Credits at a recent...

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Oklahoma City Orchestra League's Symphony Show House fundraiser opens in person and online

The Symphony Show House fundraiser is on and online at 2737 Guilford Lane, with social distancing observed because of the...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for June 13, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $46 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Hot Property: Leon Russell's old studio is for sale

LOS ANGELES — The Hollywood Hills home that the late musician-songwriter and Oklahoma native Leon Russell once used as a...

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Rodd Moesel: It's beginning to feel a lot like summer in the garden

It is beginning to feel more like summer as the sun intensifies, the days get longer and the day and night temperatures rise....

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for June 13, 2020

OnCue: 820 S Meridian Ave., retail sales, erect, $5,350,000. Precision Construction Group: 2650 Shull Ave., office-warehouse,...

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Marni Jameson: Building ‘skoolie’ was in couple’s wheelhouse

Shortly after Hannah and Ian Hernandez began dating five years ago, they took their relationship on the road, driving together...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for June 13, 2020

The Listing of the Week is an updated midcentury home on 0.23 acre next door to the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club in...

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Top tips to mow like a pro

If you’re a homeowner who already has a nice lawn but you are looking to take its appearance to the next level, striping is a...

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Symphony Show House fundraiser is on, and online, in Oklahoma City

The Symphony Show House fundraiser is on at 2737 Guilford Lane, with social distancing observed because of the coronavirus...

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Wanderlust woes? Décor ideas for the housebound traveler

If your actual travel plans are on hold, you can soothe your wanderlust with a few home décor change-ups or additions.Whether...

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Vienna Philharmonic purrs back to life after pandemic pause

The Vienna Philharmonic returned home, and its famous strings purred for the first time since March 10.Its 2,854-seat...

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Good fences make good neighbors of humans, wildlife

Fences are the best way to prevent deer and other foraging animals from damaging gardens, landscape plants and orchards, but...

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Multimillion-dollar mortgage fraud alleged in Oklahoma City

A federal grand jury indicted Ronald J. McCord, 69, of Oklahoma City, on charges of defrauding two banks, Fannie Mae, and...

Health

Boxer Mayer tests positive for COVID-19, out of return bout

Junior lightweight contender Mikaela Mayer has tested positive for COVID-19 and won't fight in the co-main event of Las Vegas'...

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Clashes, tear gas in Beirut as protests turn to riots

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese riot police fired tear gas at protesters in central Beirut on Saturday, after a planned anti-government...

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Mize: My house is still a feline farm

Oh, hey, here I am again, not really here, but on another week of furlough. Before I left, I pulled another one of my favorite...

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Steps to create household budget with staying power

These uncertain times are forcing more people to reexamine finances and rewrite their household budgets. According to the Pew...

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Help your garden weather the extremes

It's really simple, just some easy tricks to help you with your garden through extreme weather in both cold and warm climates....

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for June 6, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a custom two-story home in gated Stonebridge Lake Estates at Lake Overholser, in Yukon. The...

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5 ways to master a move

While real estate agents report that far fewer people than normal have been moving during the COVID-19 pandemic, that may soon...

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Some hot home renovation trends this summer

Whether building a home from scratch, doing a complete renovation or simply refreshing a room or two, you can take your project...

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Gallery of Homes returns to Rivendell in Oklahoma City

The Gallery of Homes at Rivendell is set for June 27 to July 12, with new homes open from 1 to 8 p.m. daily. One one of...

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15 ways homes will change post-COVID

Should I get a birthday cake? My husband asks. One of our kids was coming over with his family to celebrate his birthday. (We’d...

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Doors open for final weekend of Parade of Homes Spring Festival in Oklahoma City

EDMOND — The Parade of Homes Spring Festival continues Saturday and Sunday with nearly 100 new homes open free to the public...

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Laughlin: Now it’s time to mulch

Now that you have selected that last bedding plant, vegetable transplant, tree or shrub for spring and have everything planted...

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Hot Property, Sly Stallone readies for another round

LOS ANGELES — It's been a rocky road for Sylvester Stallone in La Quinta, but the movie star is trying to knock out a home sale...

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Asia Today: Australia to restart flights to New Zealand

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Canberra Airport opened a register for travelers interested in flying from the Australian capital to...

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The Latest: New Zealand on verge of eradicating virus

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older...

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New Mexico close to historic all-female US House delegation

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has moved closer to possibly sending a historic delegation of all women of color to the U.S....

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Marni Jameson: Ceiling fans: To see or not to see, that is the question

“Don’t look up!” I say to my husband, who, naturally, immediately zooms in on the outdoor ceiling fan precariously swinging...

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Cool rains boost spring growth

We have enjoyed some cooler weather and scattered rains across the state this week and our rose bushes, lilies and many other...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for May 30, 2020

Guernsey: 6811 SE 59, office-warehouse, erect, $18,000,000. Design Architects Plus: 1901 NE 13, school, remodel, $3,900,000....

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for May 30, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a completely restored Art Deco-influenced home near Campus Corner in Norman. The 3,586-square-foot...

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Container garden is a great place to start for novice gardeners

STILLWATER — For some folks, gardening is a mystery — perhaps even intimidating: Some want-to-be gardeners may believe they...

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You can skip mortgage payments, but what comes after that?

In March, like millions of others, Thomas Taylor saw his income plummet. The global pandemic left the 42-year-old furloughed...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for May 30, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $28 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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5 not-so-obvious household essentials for your time at home

Extended time at home is making many families more aware of what products they simply can’t do without, and while you may have...

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How to troubleshoot home technology issues

If you’re like most people, you’ve spent more time than you’re willing to admit troubleshooting a technology issue with any one...

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Planning for a money crunch in hard times

Has your income level changed recently? Or, are you worried about losing your job permanently? You might be terribly anxious...

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Parade of Homes Spring Festival starts Friday in Oklahoma City area

EDMOND — The Parade of Homes Spring Festival, delayed for a month because of the coronavirus, kicks off Friday. Nearly 100 new...

Health

The Latest: NBA reminding teams players overseas can return

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The NBA reminded its teams Wednesday that...

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Body found in river may be that of missing Oklahoma child

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Police in Tulsa said Wednesday that a body found in a river in eastern Oklahoma was believed to be that of...

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US Muslims try to balance Eid rituals with virus concerns

WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — With no congregational prayers or family gatherings, Salsabiel Mujovic has been worried that this...

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Oklahoma City Flower and Garden Festival Set for May 30

The west side walkways of Myriad Botanical Gardens will be lined, at a social distance, with local vendors of plants and more...

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Cardinals owner finds new home base

LOS ANGELES — It may be some time before baseball returns to Los Angeles, but that's not stopping St. Louis Cardinals owner...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Housing slides through hazardous virus conditions

Homes sales didn't hit the skids in April, just a patch of black ice, but everyone managed to keep it between the ditches. Like...

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'Oklahoma Proven' top plant selections for 2020

It is not always easy to decide what plants to use in your garden and landscape, especially if you have limited space, so...

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Marni James, The age-old question: Repair or replace broken appliances?

Just when you think it’s safe to do a home improvement for the sake of, heaven forbid, your own pleasure, your house has other...

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Take steps to protect your skin while working in the yard

Do you spend summer days outdoors mowing the lawn, tending to the garden and working on the house? Here are a few steps you can...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for May 23, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a one-owner luxury home with a pool on a 1-acre corner lot at River Oaks Golf Club, in the Oakdale...

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Laughlin: Simple garden fun for children

I often share this story about how I became a gardener at 5 years old. My mom gave me several colorful packages of zinnia seeds...

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Parade of Homes Spring Festival kicks off Friday in central Oklahoma

The Parade of Homes Spring Festival will go on, just a little later than originally planned because of the coronavirus...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for May 23, 2020

The Oil Center: 2601 Northwest Expressway, office, remodel, $3,000,000. Lippert Bros. Inc.: 1001 NW 25, church, remodel,...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for May 23, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $41 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Symphony Show House will be June 13-28 in Oklahoma City

The Symphony Showhouse will go on, with social distancing observed because of the coronavirus pandemic, June 13-28 at 2737...

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Real estate notes from The Oklahoman for May 23, 2020

BARTLESVILLE Investor buys mobile home parks A California investor new to mobile homes parks just bought two in Oklahoma in a...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for April 25, 2020

The Listing of the Week is ready for sheltering in place in style, or entertaining others when it is deemed safe to do so. The...

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Cities find green ways to reduce storm floods

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For more than a century, New Orleans has depended on canals and pumps to get rid of stormwater in a city...

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Plant-based materials catch on with home-goods designers

With an eye toward sustainability, makers of home furnishings are experimenting more and more with plant-based materials. You...

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Baby goat stolen from Baltimore garden reunited with owners

BALTIMORE (AP) — A stolen baby goat was returned home to its community garden in Baltimore late Tuesday night, police...

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AP PHOTOS: Celebrating high school seniors amid pandemic

EDGEWATER, Md. (AP) — No prom. No graduation. No award ceremonies. No last school pranks.The coronavirus pandemic has forced...

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Author urges gardeners to form one big `national park’

Imagine if all the back and front yards — and even patio container plants — across the country were seen as one magnificent...

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Small free libraries offering solace amid virus shutdowns

Christine Gale Reynolds worked at the public library in Yosemite National Park before it closed in March when California Gov....

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'Delusional' Martin Shkreli denied prison release by judge

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge rejected the request of convicted pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli to be let out of prison to...

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Nichols Hills Garden Tour called off

NICHOLS HILLS — The 2020 Nichols Hills Garden Tour scheduled for June 6 has been canceled because of the coronavirus. "Our...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for May 16, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $94 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Marni Jameson, The great pool debate: Liquid joy or sunk money?

The landscape design for our yard came in two versions. One with a pool, one without. Otherwise the plans were identical. Oh,...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for May 16, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a complete remodel with a split-bedroom design in the Quail Creek area. The 3,728-square-foot home...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for May 16, 2020

Gothic LLC: 10309 S Santa Fe Ave., parking, install, $5,350,000. Crown Enterprises Inc.: 6801 S Air Depot Blvd.,...

Business

North Texas home sales hammered by pandemic

DALLAS — North Texas home sales slid in April as buyers sheltered in place from the pandemic. Home purchases in the area were...

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When pandemic reality hits reality real estate shows

Stuck at home? HGTV and the ever-expanding universe of renovation and real estate shows are happy to accommodate — by serving...

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Moesel: Gardening flourishes in central Oklahoma

Welcome, new gardeners! We have seen the biggest influx of new gardeners this spring in many years. Many folks are tackling...

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Wait, you can cook? The secrets we're discovering about each other (and ourselves) while sheltering in place

All this time at home has a side effect: a chance to learn more about ourselves and the people quarantining with us. The...

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How to deal with boredom to reduce stress

Are you climbing the walls these days, pushing hard to overcome the boredom of staying home more? Most of us feel nervous and a...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: County sale, showhouse to go on; CBRE's loss is our gain

Catching up this week after a week of furlough ... Going, going on The Oklahoma County Treasurer’s Resale — the auctioning of...

Health

Beginning to bloom: New York creaking back to economic life

SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (AP) — Idled contractors girded for long-awaited jobs and shoppers browsed spring flowers -- though masks made...

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Ramadan Lights to pick Detroit area's best-decorated homes

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Detroit-area Muslims who've had to socially distance themselves from the more communal aspects of...

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Happy golfers, anxious commuters as England eases lockdown

LONDON (AP) — The sound of crisply struck golf balls could be heard in England for the first time in nearly two months as...

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Consider growing some seeds for next year's garden

Since the coronavirus pandemic has led to a surge in interest in gardening, especially vegetable gardening, some seed companies...

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EPL mulls early end even as gov't clears path to resuming

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Abandoning the English Premier League season prematurely was discussed by clubs as a potential...

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Pandemic upends life on isolated, idyllic Galapagos Islands

SAN CRISTOBAL, Ecuador (AP) — Before the coronavirus, sudden life-threatening ailments among tourists, fishermen and others on...

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What can I do about that awful moldy smell?

"What's that horrible moldy smell in my bathroom? Eek!" Yes, I confess: I am terrified of mold. Sometimes I fear that having...

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Oklahoma County property sales for May 9

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $41 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Hot Property: Lakers star hangs $8 million price tag on Southern California home

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Lakers big man Anthony Davis, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent later this year, has...

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Bible lesson from Oklahoma: The housing warning from 2,700 years ago

Oh, hey. I'm not really here, but on another week of furlough. Before I left, I pulled another one of my favorite columns out...

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Happily growing together

Edible landscaping can be practiced in several ways. On a small scale, window boxes, containers and hanging baskets are some...

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Top tips for safe HVACR maintenance

The the importance of proper heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration installation, and maintenance is a...

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Tips to safely combat home bug invasions

Thanks to an unusually warm, wet winter, experts predict that Americans will face an extra buggy summer. According to the...

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Laughlin: May gardening task list

As late spring approaches there are a lot of lawn, garden and landscape tasks to be aware of. Many of them are timely since it...