Originally published on Mon December 8, 2014 4:55 pm
There's been a lot of attention drawn to people who don't believe in vaccinating their children, but there are many more people who believe that vaccines are the best way to protect children from contagious disease. A recent poll shows just how concerned parents are about vaccines when it comes to putting their children in day care.
Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 9:06 am
Leaders on Capitol Hill are at odds regarding a report on CIA methods — including torture — used to extract information in the so-called war on terror.
Chairwoman of the Senate intelligence committee Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., has been fighting for the release of her 480-page executive summary of the report since April of this year, and it finally was scheduled for a reveal this week.
Originally published on Sat December 6, 2014 1:52 pm
Now more than ever, America needs productive conversations about race, stereotyping, police, crime and social justice. And too often, our national media continues to fall short.
After many years of dissecting how race works in media, I was both disappointed and but, sadly, not surprised by much of the coverage so far. It repeats many of the same mistakes we've seen for years in how we talk about race-fueled controversies in America.
Originally published on Fri December 5, 2014 5:50 pm
The photo above isn't from the archives. It was taken this week in Oklahoma City, where the price of regular gas has fallen under $2 a gallon. The last time that happened anywhere in the U.S. was in July 2010.
The OnCue filling station is the first in the country to drop its price below the $2/gallon threshold.
This afternoon at 4 p.m., Oklahoma City artist Romy Owens unveils OKC125, a photo exhibit celebrating the 125th anniversary of Oklahoma City's settlement. The exhibit features 125 photographs of downtown Oklahoma City from 125 metro artists.
A reception for the photo exhibit takes place this afternoon, beginning at 4 p.m. in The Underground in downtown Oklahoma City. A map of the several access points into The Underground can be found at downtownokc.com.
Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 11:10 pm
This year is on track to become the warmest on record, with average global temperatures 1.03 degrees Fahrenheit above the 1961-1990 average, according to a new report from the World Meteorological Organization. That would make 2014 the 38th consecutive year with above normal temperatures.
Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 2:23 pm
Goldman Sachs estimates that Americans stand to save $75 billion from the recent drop in gasoline prices. That works out to about $1,100 a year per household.
Now, a gas station in Oklahoma City has apparently become the first in the nation to lower the price of gas below $2 a gallon since July 2010.
Yesterday, the OnCue station dropped its price from $2.11 to 1.99 for a gallon of regular gas. That prompted long lines of drivers waiting to fill up, and set off a price war with nearby competitors, who dropped their prices too.