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ASK A DESIGNER: How to design and decorate poolside

Ask Elizabeth Stuart Design founder Muffie Faith about how to decorate around a backyard pool and she'll answer you with a...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for April 6, 2019

The Listing of the Week is a roomy home on a corner lot in Moore. The 2,148-square-foot home at 3212 Blue Stem Blvd. has four...

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Find civil, useful, social media right Nextdoor

Finally, the Nextdoor app has made itself useful to me. My wife and I downloaded it last summer when a neighborhood pup wound...

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Moesel: Now is the time to spring into action

Spring appears to be flowering and leafing out all around us as the days get brighter and longer. The daffodils are fading as...

Business

Paul Bianchina, How to find the right contractor

I’ve always been a big supporter of anyone who wants to undertake a DIY project. Doing things on your own has lots of...

Business

New financial tools offer a boost to credit ratings

WASHINGTON — Here's some good news for anyone whose credit scores aren't quite as high as they'd like them to be: Three new...

Business

Lessons from Ramona’s workshop: 12 steps to re-cover barstool like a pro

Within minutes of walking into my home, she’d flipped over four kitchen barstools with the moves of a wrestling champ, pulled...

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Home and garden notes for April 6

To submit items, call Melissa Howell at 475-3770 or send email to mhowell@oklahoman.com. Reference “Home and garden calendar.”...

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Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for April 6, 2019

Architect firm changes name, adds principals Elliott + Associates has changed its name to Rand Elliott Architects and named...

Business

Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for April 6

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

Business

Marker will find World War I soldier's grave after 55 years

U.S. Army Pvt. U.G. Moore's military headstone is in safe keeping now, a few weeks after a new resident was startled to...

News

'Queer Eye' star France bridges divides on TV, in real life

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Netflix show "Queer Eye " caught on by doing something unusual: creating reality TV that touches on...

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From medications to toys, it's time to spring clean pets

NEW YORK (AP) — Spring has sprung for many and it's time to air out the house, toss the closets and start plotting the yard...

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Yabba dabba don't: California town rejects Flintstones house

HILLSBOROUGH, Calif. (AP) — Towering dinosaurs stand among fanciful mushrooms in the sloping backyard. A life-sized Fred...

Business

Meet the organizing pros who let you keep more stuff

NEW YORK (AP) — Joanna Teplin and Clea Shearer of the Nashville-based company The Home Edit believe in streamlining your...

Life

City of Edmond and OSU host outdoor water conservation classes for residents

EDMOND — The city of Edmond's Water Resources Department has partnered with the Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension...

Business

Top wedding trends, from tulle turbans to carbon neutrality

NEW YORK (AP) — When Ashley Yore and Derek Ultican were planning their wedding, the question of the garter and bouquet tosses...

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Pergolas: Ancient garden structures are getting updated

Pergolas have been part of home gardens for a long time, but they're getting some modern upgrades because of trends toward...

Business

The Latest: Police look for motive in North Dakota deaths

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on bodies found at a business in the Bismarck, North Dakota, suburb of Mandan (all times...

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'Living Decor’ offers help for botanically challenged

Houseplants and I have a spotty record. Their survival around my place is hit and miss, mostly miss. If a houseplant does...

To get happy, become your own best friend

HealthApr 2, 2019

Want to be happy? Become your own best friend. Mildred Newman and Bernard Berkowitz, two psychoanalysts, published a book telling us how to do that in 1971. "How To Be Your Own Best Friend" is still available. (For children, read "How To Be...

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The Oklahoman's house plan for March 30, 2019, the Ontario

The Ontario is the house plan of the week.

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for March 30, 2019

The Listing of a week is a distinctive, contemporary, two-story smart home in the SoSA area of Midtown. Thye 2,565-square-foot...

Business

Homebuyers with heavy debt might find it tougher to get a mortgage

WASHINGTON — First-time and move-up homebuyers with heavy debt loads, low credit scores and small down payments face a daunting...

Business

Oklahomans know a thing or two about hail

EDMOND — Timing was everything for the latest from Farmers Insurance. "Oklahoma ranked fifth among states for the highest...

Business

Spring to-do list and an Earth Day workshop in OKC

Everyone loves spring, especially gardeners, but we need to remain watchful of the weather. The average last frost date for...

Business

Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for March 30, 2019

7725 Reno 1 LLC: 7725 W Reno Ave., restaurant, remodel, $1,000,000. No name provided: 1636 S Czech Hall Road, condominium /...

Business

Puzzling headstone leads to history mystery in Oklahoma City

Carl Watson did not want to bump into U.S. Army Pvt. Ulysses Grant Moore, 1896-1964, in his living room in the dark of the...

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for March 30, 2019

Price Edwards & Co. reports these real estate transactions: GRP Investments LLC paid $9,600,000 to MVP Casady LLC for...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for March 30, 2019

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $36 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for March 30, 2019

Anixter International to occupy new warehouse Anixter International Inc. is expanding in Oklahoma City with a new $11 million,...

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Home and garden notes for March 30

To submit items, call Melissa Howell at 475-3770 or send email to mhowell@oklahoman.com. Reference “Home and garden calendar.”...

Life

Two pesticide applicator training sessions set in April

Private pesticide applicator training sessions will be offered in April by the Cleveland County Extension office in Norman and...

Business

KITCHEN SMARTS: Slow cooker or Instant Pot?

Now that the viral craze surrounding the Instant Pot has quieted down a bit, let's look at whether it really is an appliance...

Business

Elements provide inspiration at Architectural Digest show

NEW YORK (AP) — Intrepid visitors to the Architectural Digest Design Show here this month braved lashings of chilly rain to get...

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Your houseplants are getting hungry; some feeding tips

No matter what the weather outdoors, plants indoors are getting hungrier and thirstier this time of year. How are you going to...

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Poisonous toads infest suburban Florida neighborhood

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida suburb is being plagued by thousands of poisonous toads.Experts say the amphibians...

Business

Spring's alarm has sounded in central Oklahoma

It is amazing the difference a few warm sunny days can make as it serves as a wake-up call or alarm clock for the plant world...

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OKC home show to feature green living coach, others

If “going green” brings up images of solar panels on the roof and electric cars parked in the driveway, chances are you’re...

Business

Class-action suit could change real estate commissions

In what could be the most far-reaching antitrust lawsuit for the real estate market in decades, the National Association of...

Business

What Realtors wish more senior sellers knew

I know. I know. You’re tired of my harangue — always telling you to let go of stuff, get rid of clutter, clean house and...

Business

Let's all click 'Like' on Facebook's fair housing settlement

Facebook's lawsuit settlement over fair housing violations really is historic, even aside from the importance of the issue,...

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Home and garden notes for March 23

To submit items, call Melissa Howell at 475-3770 or send email to mhowell@oklahoman.com. Reference “Home and garden calendar.”...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for March 23, 2019

7725 Reno 1 LLC: 7725 W Reno Ave., restaurant, remodel, $1,000,000. No name provided: 1636 S Czech Hall Road,...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for March 23, 2019

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $45 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

Business

Oklahoma City 'urban village' project is planted in an Opportunity Zone

Oklahoma County is a top opportunity zone investment area, and even as investors await detailed federal tax regulations before...

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Real estate notes from The Oklahoman for March 23, 2019

MUSTANG Braum's upgrades Mustang Road site Braum’s has added double drive-thru ordering lanes at its location at 333 N Mustang...

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Inspectors disagree over water heater code

DEAR BARRY: The home we are buying is brand new and was just approved by the city inspector. To be on the safe side, we hired a...

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    Oklahoma Real Estate Commission hires new executive director

    The Oklahoma Real Estate Commission has named Sherry Kueffler, former longtime investigator for the commission, as its new...

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    The Latest: Dutch PM: Britain could walk out without deal

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local):1 a.m.Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says the United Kingdom now could...

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    Venezuelan opposition aide is seized, US and allies protest

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido's top aide was taken away in the middle of the night by...

    The OK Photo Issue

    HealthDec 9, 2018

    Near as I can tell, photographers from The Oklahoman archived nearly 30,000 photos during the past year. Our photo staff is seasoned, talented and hugely productive. In this issue of The OK, we share their gifts and hard work with you. In these...

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    South Sudan spends millions on cars, homes instead of peace

    JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's committee overseeing the fragile transition from civil war has approved almost $185...

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    Is your kitchen-sink disposal environmentally friendly?

    If you're trying to be more eco-friendly at home, should you use your kitchen garbage disposal?It depends."Keep in mind that...

    Business

    Shopping to reduce food waste is easy on the wallet too

    An expired date on an egg carton. Browning avocados. The Chinese takeout from last week. They're all foods likely destined for...

    News

    Want to help bees? Plant flowering herbs

    Herbs are among the most useful plants in nature. They can tantalize the taste buds, help cure what ails you, oil the body,...

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    The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week of March 16, 2019

    The Listing of the Week is an equestrian estate of 85 acres just off the new turnpike near Harrah. The main home, 7,466 square...

    Business

    How to grow fresh spring greens in central Oklahoma

    Whether you are a novice gardener or have been growing things for years, growing your own greens in the spring is easy,...

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    Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for March 16, 2019

    Lingo Construction: 1225 N Broadway Ave., shell building, shell, $2,000,000. Jim Cooley Construction LLC: 100 S E.K. Gaylord...

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    Home and garden notes for March 16

    To submit items, call Melissa Howell at 475-3770 or send email to mhowell@oklahoman.com. Reference “Home and garden calendar.”...

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    Big home show supports tiny houses in Oklahoma

    People attending the Oklahoma City Home + Outdoor Living Show will have an opportunity to turn tiny houses into tiny homes for...

    Business

    What happens when your style is all of the above?

    I am a sucker for quizzes. What career should you actually have? (Writer. Phew!) What city should you live in? (Paris. I know.)...

    Business

    Kenneth R. Harney, Buying a home just got easier for many in the gig economy

    WASHINGTON — If you're one of the millions of Americans who are self-employed or earn money on the side through freelance,...

    Business

    Winter housing market days are numbered in OKC

    Homebuilding and sales started 2019 almost like "Groundhog Day" 59 days in a row — the 1993 Bill Murray flick, not Feb. 2. Not...

    Business

    Briefcase

    Senate OKs homebuyer accounts The state Senate has approved a bill to create a tax-deductible homebuyer saving account. Senate...

    Business

    Analog and then some: the allure of the fountain pen

    In an age of screens and keyboarding, when kids hardly learn cursive anymore, fountain pens — along with their old-timey...

    News

    RIGHT AT HOME: Solutions and help for small-space living

    Setting up home in a small apartment poses all sorts of challenges.First, there's the floorplan: With small rooms come issues...

    News

    Keeping cool: Sleeping plants fend off cold the best

    Each warm spell makes the next cold spell feel that much more frigid to me and — more importantly — to my trees and shrubs....

    Business

    Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity’s 18th Women Build Underway

    About 40 women, including honorary Chairman Elizabeth Wilson and more than a dozen Oklahoma City Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club...

    Business

    Buying wine glasses? Follow these 7 tips

    If the last time you went out to buy wine glasses, you came home with a five-alarm headache and a bag of plastic tumblers, you,...

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    Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for March 9, 2019

    MA+ Architecture: 1701 S Czech Hall Road, school, add-on, $11,100,000. Oncue Marketing: 17801 N Western Ave., retail sales,...

    Business

    Barry Stone, Buyers demand new carpet from sellers

    DEAR BARRY: When we sold our home, we disclosed every defect we could think of, as required by law. Now, the buyers are...

    Business

    Paul Bianchina, Some tips for a great paint finish on kitchen cabinets

    If you’d like an upgraded look in your kitchen but replacing all the cabinets isn’t in the budget, you might want to consider...

    Business

    Ways to boost your home’s curb appeal

    When it comes to your home, you only get one chance to make a great first impression, and that takes place before anyone ever...

    Business

    Winter reality sets in again, and again, for lawns and gardens in central Oklahoma

    It is that season of the year where every time we think spring is about ready to take charge, we get a strong dose of winter...

    Business

    Home and garden notes for March 9

    To submit items, call Melissa Howell at 475-3770 or send email to mhowell@oklahoman.com. Reference “Home and garden calendar.”...

    Business

    Kenneth R. Harney, Zillow sued over hacked listing of California mansion

    WASHINGTON — What may be the first-ever hijacking of an active real-estate listing online — a palatial mansion overlooking the...

    Business

    The Alden

    The house plan for March 9, 2019, is The Alden

    Business

    Algerians stage largest protest yet against Bouteflika

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of protesters flooded the streets of the Algerian capital in their third, and...

    Sports

    Mariners can't wait to see reaction for Ichiro in Japan

    PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Jerry Dipoto never met Ichiro Suzuki in person until the day he was reintroduced as a member of the...

    Business

    The Latest: US journalist reported freed in Venezuela

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on the detention of a U.S. journalist by Venezuela security forces (all times local):9:05...

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    Witnesses: US journalist in Venezuela missing

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Witnesses and colleagues say a U.S. journalist working in Venezuela has gone missing after security...

    News

    Keeping kids' rooms calm, colorful and (relatively) tidy

    Spring cleaning season is here, and some of us got a head start by taking Marie Kondo's message to heart: You'll be happier if...

    News

    Butterflies abound in mountainous Mexican winter habitat

    CERRO PELÓN MONARCH BUTTERFLY SANCTUARY, Mexico (AP) — As the group made its way up the rugged mountain path toward the...

    News

    Images show landscape of crushed homes and sorrow in Alabama

    BEAUREGARD, Ala. (AP) — A tornado that splintered homes, killed 23 people and injured 90 more in Alabama was the deadliest to...

    Parkinson's patients find joy in dance

    HealthApr 3, 2019

    NORMAN — The dancers are seated in a large circle as the music begins, one in a wheelchair. Their movements are slow at first — deep breathing, stretching, reaching. As the dance class progresses, so does the energy in the room. Torsos twist;...

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    Business

    What says 'modern' now in decor? Some trends for Spring 2019

    As the weather improves and our winter hibernation ends, the urge to refresh and renew a room or two often follows.It may be as...

    Business

    From closets to cooktops, tech aims to bring efficiency home

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Closets that freshen clothes, cooktops that won't let pots boil over, faucets told to dispense just enough...

    News

    Lavender: all-purpose 'Swiss army knife' of fragrant herbs

    Lavender is a species with a Mediterranean ancestry, but it has been hybridized to such an extent than it can survive Toronto...

    News

    Hermes dreams of stars in Paris; Elie Saab channels '70s

    PARIS (AP) — Hermes dreamt of the stars but failed to light a spark, while Elie Saab let its hair down and channeled the...

    Business

    More Americans are paying mortgages on time

    WASHINGTON — It's a real estate and social barometer that doesn't get a lot of publicity, but it's important: More Americans...

    Business

    Early struggles fuel home loan officer's passion

    It came into focus for LaNell Long one morning about two years ago during an early morning treadmill session — she was thinking...

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    Our deep dependence on stuff is only human, archeologist says

    If you feel guilty about holding onto excess stuff, relax. You’re only human. Apparently, our dependent relationship with...

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    Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for March 2, 2019

    DBA Architects: 7900 Mid America Blvd., rehabilitation center, erect, $10,000,000. Proctor Contractors LLC: 1300 SE 82,...

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    House plan: The Vercelli

    The house plan for March 2, 2019.

    Business

    Here are are spring pruning tips for Central Oklahoma

    As we begin to get some warmer weather, it is natural to want to get outside to work in the yard and enjoy the warm spring...

    Business

    OKC Symphony Show House is Sunbeam site

    The former Sunbeam Family Services property at 620 NW 21, renovated into apartments by Marva Ellard's MidTown Builders, will be...

    Business

    Appliance on the fritz? How to find the file on that

    Product manuals for appliances and other major household devices are a little bit like martini glasses. You never use them, but...

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    Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for March 2, 2019

    Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $40 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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    Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for March 2, 2019

    Projects receive Citations of Merit The Oklahoma Historical Society’s State Historic Preservation Office recently awarded...

    Business

    Bianchina: When water invades your home

    The water that flows through the pipes in our homes is something we pretty much take for granted. That is, as long as it...

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    Philadelphia Flower Show has '60s vibe with 'Flower Power'

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — From a floral recreation of Woodstock to an exploration of the optical effects of psychedelia, the 2019...

    Business

    As Brexit looms, UK 'preppers' stock up and hunker down

    LONDON (AP) — For almost as long as Britain and the European Union have been wrangling over Brexit, Melvin Burton has been...

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    Chloe shows floral, ethnic motifs and bids Lagerfeld adieu

    PARIS (AP) — High-collared, fluid silhouettes teeming with detail were the Paris Fashion Week recipe when Chloe showcased its...

    News

    You can freeze that? Tips for freezing all kinds of foods

    Do you think of your freezer as an extension of your pantry? You should.Yes, we know the freezer is a marvelous holding pen for...

    News

    Warm and casual Southwest style is hot in decor

    A desert storm is brewing in the design world. Renewed interest in earthy color palettes, rich textures, tribal patterns and...

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    Pruning tips to keep flowering shrubs blossoming for years

    Deciduous shrubs — those that lose their leaves each winter — are always sending up new stems at or near ground level. This...

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    'Fixer Upper' couple buys historic castle in Texas

    WACO, Texas (AP) — Chip and Joanna Gaines' latest home project is quite the fixer-upper.The Texas couple made famous by HGTV's...

    Life

    Herbs offer surprising medicinal properties

    Studies have shown that cinnamon can lower fasting blood sugars by 10 to 29 percent in diabetic patients. Sage can improve...

    News

    The Latest: Another smaller twister confirmed in Mississippi

    COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on severe weekend weather in the South (all times local):4 p.m.The National Weather service...

    Business

    Macron visits French farm fair amid rural anger, decline

    PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron pledged Saturday to protect European farming standards and culinary traditions...

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    The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Feb. 23, 2019

    The Listing of the Week is a waterfront home made for outdoor living in the Lone Oak Cove addition in the Deer Creek public...

    Business

    Oklahoma Gardening School, 'Growing Beautiful, Successful and Low-Maintenance Herb Gardens'

    Oklahoma Gardening School at Myriad Botanical Gardens, the annual horticultural symposium for home gardeners and professional...

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    Moesel: Spring is creeping up

    Spring slowly inches closer with longer days, brighter sun and more warm days, and our gardening opportunities expand every...

    Business

    Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Feb. 23, 2019

    KRG Belle Isle LLC: 1731 Belle Isle Blvd., remodel, $1,500,000. JROK Construction LLC: 2801 Watermark Blvd., automotive...

    Business

    Kenneth R. Harney, Who provides the more accurate home valuation, Zillow or Redfin?

    WASHINGTON — When you type in a home's street address to obtain an online valuation from the two biggest players in the field —...

    Business

    Home and garden notes for Feb. 23

    To submit items, call Melissa Howell at 475-3770 or send email to mhowell@oklahoman.com. Reference “Home and garden calendar.”...

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    Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity sets annual Women Build

    Honorary Women Build Chairman Elizabeth Wilson and other volunteers will frame a house at 11132 SW 37 for Central Oklahoma...

    Local storm chaser charged with child molestation

    NewsApr 3, 2019

    An Oklahoma storm chaser and photographer has been charged with inappropriately touching a 15-year-old boy. Lawrence Robert McEwen, 28, of Noble, is facing three counts of lewd molestation or indecent proposal to a child and one count of...

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    Living history, Carl Carbin helped blaze a trail for black Realtors in Oklahoma City

    Black and white existed in almost separate spheres when Carl B. Carbin entered the real estate business, all-white...

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    Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for Feb. 23, 2019

    St. Jude Dream Home groundbreaking to be Monday ARCADIA — Cadence Homes and sponsors and supporters of St. Jude Children's...

    Business

    Marni Jameson, You can go home again, and maybe you should

    The trees in the yard had grown so big, while the slide in the playground looked so small. The walk to the elementary school...

    Business

    Realty firm starts apartment expense survey for metro Oklahoma City

    Price Edwards & Co. debuted a new annual report Friday to help apartment investors, operators and others judge property...

    Business

    Manhattan luxury condo owners vote to strip Trump's name

    NEW YORK (AP) — Big, brassy letters spelling "Trump" will be ripped off another New York City apartment tower, the last of six...

    News

    Remains found at home are woman who disappeared in 1964

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities say bones found a year ago in a Pittsburgh backyard have been identified as a woman who lived at...

    Business

    Historic Founders Tower condos go on the auction block in Oklahoma City

    Founders Tower is having a clearance sale: All condos must go. That's 29 luxury residential condos, some unoccupied, some under...

    Business

    Google's Nest hub has a microphone it forgot to mention

    Google said Wednesday it forgot to mention that it included a microphone in its Nest Secure home alarm system, the latest...

    Business

    Good design in everyday products is focus of MoMA exhibit

    NEW YORK (AP) — From early Tupperware containers to Chemex coffee makers to sleek midcentury modern furniture, a new show at...

    Business

    Compostable 'bioplastics' make inroads with consumers

    Looking for an eco-friendly alternative to traditional plastics — especially single-use items like bags, straws and picnic...

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    Some favorite garden vegetables attract pollinators, too

    Planting clumps of bright, successively blooming flowers is a popular method for attracting foraging pollinators like bees and...

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    Barry Stone, New roof affects forced-air system

    DEAR BARRY: Last year we replaced our tar-and-gravel roof with asphalt shingles, and the strangest thing happened after that....

    Business

    Home and garden notes for Feb. 16

    To submit items, call Melissa Howell at 475-3770 or send email to mhowell@oklahoman.com. Reference “Home and garden calendar.”...

    Business

    'Okahoma Proven': New selections kick off 20th anniversary of landscape program

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

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    Kenneth Harney, Should seniors take the rap for the gap in homeownership by millennials?

    WASHINGTON — Are senior homeowners preventing millennials from buying houses? Could the decisions of millions of older owners...

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    Marni Jameson, Common tea towel deserves more respect

    Castles and cutlery. Foxes and flowers. Soldiers and sayings: Many hands make light work. Royal fetes and pastoral pets. All...

    Business

    Early spring lawn care tips for Central Oklahoma

    Because we are at the beginning of the early spring lawn care season, we are receiving a lot of questions at the Extension...

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    The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019

    The Listing of the Week is a lavish luxury home previously featured on the Street of Dreams, in Edmond's Black Oak at Iron...

    Business

    One local economy supports several realty sectors, Oklahoma City firm points out

    The real estate business doesn't happen in a vacuum, and its property sectors don't operate in silos — except for actual silos,...

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    Twister-struck mobile home park turning into The Curve in Moore

    MOORE — A nearly 50-year-old mobile home park wiped out by the May 20, 2013, tornado, in one of Moore's poorest neighborhoods,...

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    Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019

    This year's Symphony Show House selected The former Sunbeam Family Services property at 616 NW 21, renovated into apartments by...

    Sports

    Famous Los leads Home Team in NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Comedian Famous Los scored 22 points and was selected the MVP in the Home Team's 82-80 victory over the...

    News

    Egypt official: Home-made bomb explodes near mosque, 3 hurt

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian security official says a home-made bomb has exploded near a mosque in Cairo's district of Giza,...

    Business

    Ikea woos India's rising consumer class, tapping new markets

    HYDERABAD, India (AP) — In Hyderabad's bustling Nampally furniture market, customers explore a crowded, dusty labyrinth of...

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    Highlights from the NY NOW homes show

    NEW YORK (AP) — On Manhattan's West Side early this month, buyers and designers of home and lifestyles products were happy to...

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    RIGHT AT HOME: What will kitchens of the future look like?

    Today's home kitchen doesn't look anything like it did a century ago. But for the most part, it doesn't look a lot different...

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    Are your seeds saved in old packets worth sowing? Test them

    Depending on where you store them and what types of seeds they contain, your old, dog-eared seed packets may or may not be...

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    Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 17-23

    Feb. 17: Actor Hal Holbrook is 94. Comedian Dame Edna (Barry Humphries) is 85. Country singer-songwriter Johnny Bush is 84....

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    Education-business center would feature Monticello replica

    SOMERS, Conn. (AP) — A co-founder of the Friendly's restaurant chain and his wife are hoping to turn a replica of Thomas...

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    Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Feb.9, 2019

    Casey’s Marketing Co.: 13001 W Reno Ave., retail sales, erect, $2,300,000. Kimley Horn: 500 SW Grand Blvd., parking, install,...

    Business

    Dandelions, daffodils, hyacinths defy cold fronts

    Working in the yard last weekend, I saw my first dandelions in bloom and noticed the daffodils and hyacinths already had popped...

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    Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for Feb. 9, 2019

    Distribution center finds new tenants A new storage warehouse-distribution center owned by an affiliate of Hobby Lobby is fully...

    Business

    Home and garden notes for Feb. 9

    To submit items, call Melissa Howell at 475-3770 or send email to mhowell@oklahoman.com. Reference “Home and garden calendar.”...

    Texas Tech's Final Four appearance the latest success for former Oklahoma State coach Sean Sutton

    SportsApr 2, 2019

    As Texas Tech players climbed the ladder and clipped the net Saturday afternoon, a photographer from the school’s athletic department snapped a photo of Sean Sutton. His brow was sweaty. His hair was mussed. Oklahoma State fans well...

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    Oklahoma ramps up Capitol security after teacher walkout

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Leaders in the Oklahoma House ramped up security by erecting guard stations in hallways, banning public...

    News

    ASK A DESIGNER: Options abound in flooring today

    A stunning sofa or a beautiful wall color might catch your eye when you enter someone's home. But flooring is the key to any...

    Sports

    Make your Valentines shine with colored foil

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Have you taken a shine to someone? Tell them how you feel with a handmade Valentine's Day card decorated...

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    Nordics win top spots in prestigious French cooking contest

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    Your FICO score is not your mortgage destiny

    Your FICO score is not your mortgage destiny,

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    Spa heater affects flames on kitchen stove.

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    The Oklahoman's house plan for Feb. 2, 2019

    The Oklahoman's house plan for Feb. 2, 2019.

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    Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for Feb. 2, 2019

    Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for Feb. 2, 2019.

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    Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Feb. 2, 2019

    Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Feb. 2, 2019.

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    Some garden tasks to be on top of in February

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    Your FICO score is not your mortgage destiny

    Your FICO score is not your mortgage destiny.

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    The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Feb. 2, 2019

    The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Feb. 2, 2019.

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    Seasoned home seller's lesson tempers good news for first-time buyers

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    OKC, Central Oklahoma Storm Water Alliance offer discounted rain barrels

    The city of Oklahoma City and the Central Oklahoma Storm Water Alliance are offering discounted rain barrels.

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    Garden could benefit from 'Bingo for Roses' fundraising event

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    Houston QB Watson surprises mom with home renovation

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    RIGHT AT HOME: Kitchen islands evolve to meet today's needs

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    'Brew' up your own potting mix

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    Oklahoma City offering free mulch through Feb. 3

    The Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Department is offering free mulch, which was made from recycled Christmas trees.

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    New space for Benham, Morrison, Ackerman McQueen, other real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for Jan. 26, 2019

    New space for Benham, Morrison, Ackerman McQueen, other real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for Jan. 26, 2019.

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    Moesel: List of things we can do outside soon will start growing

    Moesel: List of things we can do outside soon will start growing.

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    The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Jan. 26, 2019

    The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Jan. 26, 2019.

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    Kenneth R. Harney, Housing market shows signs of hope

    Kenneth R. Harney: Housing market shows signs of hope.

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    The Oklahoman's house plan for Jan. 26, 2019, the Laurelwood

    The Oklahoman's house plan for Jan. 26, 2019: the Laurelwood.

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    Meetings, workshops and events for OKC's garden enthusiasts.

    'Safety-sensitive' medical marijuana changes may be delayed

    HealthApr 4, 2019

    Gov. Kevin Stitt recently signed the “Unity Bill” into law, but a new lawsuit could delay its effective date. What is the Unity Bill? The Unity Bill became law after House Bill 2612 was signed by Gov. Stitt on March 14. This new law provides...

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    Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Jan. 26, 2019

    Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Jan. 26, 2019.

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    Barry Stone, Attic access violates garage firewall

    Barry Stone: Attic access violates garage firewall.

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    Marni Jameson: It’s never too soon to expose kids to good style and quality

    Marni Jameson: It’s never too soon to expose kids to good style and quality.

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    Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Jan. 26, 2019

    Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Jan. 26, 2019.

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    Builders name Oklahoma Housing Hall of Famers

    Oklahoma State Home Builders Association inducts seven honorees into the Oklahoma Housing Hall of Fame.

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    'The milkman model': Big brand names try reusable containers

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    The Latest: Zimbabwe troops assaulting people in capital

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    Lagerfeld does not appear at Chanel show due to being tired

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    Woodpecker damage? Try scare tactics, redirection

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    German farmers protest agro-industry, back healthy foods

    BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of farmers from across Germany and their supporters have protested at Berlin's landmark Brandenburg...

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    The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Jan. 19, 2019

    The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Jan. 19, 2019.

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    Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Jan. 19, 2019

    Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Jan. 19, 2019.

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    Marni Jameson, Inspiration should spark a room’s design

    Marni Jameson: A little bird told me: Inspiration should spark a room’s design

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    Dealing with ice storm damage

    Dealing with ice storm damage.

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    Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for Jan. 19, 2019

    Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for Jan. 19, 2019.

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    The home sale behind you is larger than it appears

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    Late Lindsay couple's favorite charities to benefit from land, minerals auction

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    Oklahoma County property transactions for Jan. 19. 2019

    Oklahoma County property transactions for Jan. 19. 2019.

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    Barry Stone, How to choose a home inspector

    Barry Stone: How to choose a home inspector.

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    Home and garden notes for Jan. 19

    Meetings, workshops and events for OKC's garden enthusiasts.

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    Kenneth R. Harney, Your DIY project didn't turn out quite right? You've got company

    Kenneth R. Harney: Your DIY project didn't turn out quite right? You've got company.

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    Consumer Electronic Show leaves homes to their own devices

    Dan Reeves of Landmark Fine Homes come back from Las Vegas loaded with ideas for his next concept home in Norman, Oklahoma.

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    Shutdown stalls National Register nominations, tax credit project review

    Work in Washington stopped immediately when the National Park Service shut down with other government agencies nearly a month...

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    Court stays eviction of Connecticut herbalist's widower

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    Florists to duke it out in Philly at Interflora World Cup

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    Removing junk is their treasure

    Founded by Jerry Flanagan, a retired U.A. Army veteran known as JDog in the service, the franchise company is specifically...

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    Apps let everyone help track health of insect populations

    More challenging than birdwatching and not nearly as popular, insect-watching — noting and sharing exactly what one sees and...

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    RIGHT AT HOME: Serious decor with a fun, playful edge

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    Poppies are tougher than they look and can be sown early

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    Rodd Moesel, Houseplants help reduce cabin fever

    Rodd Moesel: Houseplants help reduce cabin fever.

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    Homes For Our Troops is building a house for a disabled vet in Newcastle

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    Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Jan. 12, 2019

    Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Jan. 12, 2019.

    Oklahoma pharmacist indicted on 40 counts of health care fraud

    HealthApr 2, 2019

    A pharmacist has been indicted in a $1 million false prescription scheme in Oklahoma City federal court. Jeffrey Scott Terry, 37, is facing 40 counts of health care fraud from his pharmacy, Bratton Drug, in Mangum. He was indicted March 5 with...

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    The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Jan. 12, 2019

    The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Jan. 12, 2019.

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    Security systems could steal the show

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    Surely economic anxiety, uncertainty will follow me all the days, all the days of my life

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    Meetings, workshops and events for OKC's garden enthusiasts

    Meetings, workshops and events for OKC's garden enthusiasts.

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    Kenneth R. Harney, Federal shutdown creating mortgage victims

    Kenneth R. Harney: Federal shutdown creating mortgage victims.

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    Marni Jameson, Advice for finding a contractor applies to finding a mate, too

    Marni Jameson: Advice for finding a contractor applies to finding a mate, too

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    Barry Stone, Anatomy of a French drain

    Barry Stone: Anatomy of a French drain.

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    Real estate notes from The Oklahoman for Jan. 12, 2019

    Real estate notes from The Oklahoman for Jan. 12, 2019.

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    Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Jan. 12, 2019

    Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Jan. 12, 2019.

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    US aviation system is starting to show strains from shutdown

    The partial government shutdown is starting to strain the national aviation system, with unpaid security screeners staying...

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    ASK A DESIGNER: Small touches create a great master bathroom

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    Making your own home-cleaning products? Some pro tips

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    Espalier pruning has artistic and practical benefits

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    Home items are getting smarter and creepier, like it or not

    NEW YORK (AP) — One day, finding an oven that just cooks food may be as tough as buying a TV that merely lets you change...

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    Group is out to restore, respect NE 23

    The aim is to preserve the rich African American history of Oklahoma City's NE 23 and rekindle its vibrant cultural and...

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    Meetings, workshops and events for OKC's garden enthusiasts

    Meetings, workshops and events for OKC's garden enthusiasts.

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    Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Jan. 5, 2019

    Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Jan. 5, 2019.

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    7 financial habits you should leave in 2018

    An expert shares seven financial habits you should leave behind in the New Year.

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    Paul Bianchina, Weatherstrip doors for energy savings

    Paul Bianchina: Weatherstrip doors for energy savings.

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    The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Jan. 5, 2019

    The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Jan. 5, 2019.

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    Marni Jameson, Cost of the unknown helps cure a spender bender

    Marni Jameson: Cost of the unknown helps cure a spender bender.

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    Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for Jan. 5, 2019

    Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for Jan. 5, 2019.

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    Tours de floors, Second half of 2018 filled with sites to behold

    Housing — and friends and related businesses of house and home — simmered to the end of 2018 in Oklahoma City.

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    Buyers uncertain about exterior siding

    Columnist answers questions about home inspections and more.

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    Home gardening workshop is coming soon

    Julia Laughlin: Home gardening workshop is coming soon.

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    Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Jan. 5, 2019

    Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Jan. 5, 2019.

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    Famed Connecticut herbalist's widower ordered off farm

    COVENTRY, Conn. (AP) — Since the death of famed herbalist Adelma Grenier Simmons, her Connecticut farm that once drew visitors...

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    RIGHT AT HOME: Black walls make a quiet comeback

    There was a time when black walls were mostly the purview of goth teens and indie movie theaters. But the color has been...

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    Now's a good time to savor the subtle beauty of trees' barks

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    Kintsugi: Broken pottery becomes more beautiful, precious

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    New law in Turkmenistan cracks down sharply on alcohol sales

    ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — A law sharply limiting the sale of alcohol has gone into effect in the former Soviet republic of...

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    How not to manage your money better in 2019

    A financial expert offers ways to manage money better in the New Year.

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    Home shows, tours deck the housing year

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    Former OU coach Billy Tubbs knows that times have changed in college hoops

    SportsApr 6, 2019

    I ran into Billy Tubbs back in February at the OU-Texas basketball game. We did a little commiserating. Earlier that week, we each independently had stumbled upon the Purdue-Indiana game. Final score: Purdue 48, Indiana 46. We talked about...

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    Marni Jameson: A look back at 2018: Lessons learned, Part 2

    Marni Jameson: A look back at 2018: Lessons learned, Part 2

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    Paul Bianchina, Programmable thermostats greatly simplify furnace control

    Paul Bianchina: Programmable thermostats greatly simplify furnace control.

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    Barry Stone, Homeowner worried about asbestos floor tiles

    Barry Stone: Homeowner worried about asbestos floor tiles

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    Shopping for sheets? These bedding experts have you covered

    Shopping for sheets? These bedding experts have you covered.

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    A Habitat home for the holidays

    Diane and Gary Rumsey, a retired geologist, donated $90,000 to Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity to underwrite the full...

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    Rodd Moesel, Look back before going ahead in the garden

    Rodd Moesel: Look back before going ahead in the garden.

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    Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Dec. 29, 2018.

    Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Dec. 29, 2018.

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    Meetings, workshops and events for OKC's garden enthusiasts

    Meetings, workshops and events for OKC's garden enthusiasts.

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    The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Dec. 29, 2018

    The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Dec. 29, 2018.

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    'Shop local' movement drives sales of American-made yarn

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    At botanical garden in Mexico, natural species blossom again

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    Tradition of open-air pig slaughter abides on Spanish island

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    Nature & You: This Christmas, give the gift of life

    Here's how to make your garden more bug-friendly. Invite more plant-munching caterpillars to your garden!

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    The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Dec. 22, 2018

    The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Dec. 22, 2018.

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    Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Dec. 22, 2018.

    Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Dec. 22, 2018.

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    The mysterious mistletoe

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    Realtors are on the RISE OKC

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    Marni Jameson, A Look Back at 2018: Lessons Learned, Part 1

    Marni Jameson: A Look Back at 2018: Lessons Learned, Part 1

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    Meetings, workshops and events for OKC's garden enthusiasts

    Meetings, workshops and events for OKC's garden enthusiasts.

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    Carless doesn't mean idled in downtown Oklahoma City

    City bike and pedestrian planner John Tankard has lived it.

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    Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Dec. 22, 2018

    Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Dec. 22, 2018.

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    Versailles to close Saturday as precaution against protests

    PARIS (AP) — France is bracing for a sixth straight Saturday of protests during which the palace of Versailles just outside...

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    Roadside weed decorated for Christmas sprouts holiday cheer

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A few weeks ago it was just another overgrown street corner weed. Now it's decked out with Christmas lights...

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    RIGHT AT HOME: Scene-setting home fragrance names

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    Turn trendy tassels into inexpensive DIY earrings

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    Christmas trees and their decorations have evolved

    In the story of St. Boniface, a Thunder Oak decorated with lit candles and gilded apples was glowing in the dark forest one...

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    Man who demolished landmark house ordered to build replica

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man who illegally demolished a San Francisco house designed by modernist architect Richard Neutra was...

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    State, metro-area Realtors install officers, present awards

    Oklahoma City Metro Association of Realtors, Edmond Board of Realtors, and Oklahoma Association of Realtors install leadership...

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    Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Dec. 15, 2018

    Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Dec. 15, 2018

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    Paul Bianchina, Ice damming Part 2, snow removal and heat tape

    Paul Bianchina: Ice damming Part 2 — snow removal and heat tape.

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    Meetings, workshops and events for OKC's garden enthusiasts

    Meetings, workshops and events for OKC's garden enthusiasts.

    Downtown blooms in April

    BusinessApr 2, 2019

    For a moment, let’s step back, take a breath, and maybe celebrate our community. It’s not to say we’re done discussing serious issues of creating safer streets, addressing the needs of the less fortunate and those struggling just to get by day...

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    In pursuit of the perfect throw pillow

    You think choosing throw pillows is easy? Think again, says columnist Marni Jameson.

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    Is Oklahoma City housing in one extreme or the other, or neither?

    Nationally, housing is "broken," according to one expert and "exciting," according to another. Which is it in Oklahoma City?

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    It's not too late to deck the halls

    Christmas is only 10 days away, but celebrations often extend into January.

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    The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Dec. 15, 2018

    The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Dec. 15, 2018.

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    Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Dec. 15, 2018

    Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Dec. 15, 2018.

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    How much can you afford to pay for a new home?

    Kenneth R. Harney: How much can you afford to pay for a new home?

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    National Park Service buys MLK Jr's birth home

    ATLANTA (AP) — The National Park Service has bought the home in Atlanta, Georgia, where Martin Luther King Jr. was born in...

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    The Latest: Airbnb bashes New Orleans' proposed restrictions

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on a proposal to ban short-term rentals of non-owner-occupied houses in New Orleans (all times...

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    Hung without care? Some say tunnel decor is an eyesore

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Holland Tunnel between New Jersey and New York City may be in for a makeover after critics called...

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    First lady spreads anti-bullying message at kids' hospital

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump spread her anti-bullying message on an annual Christmas season visit to a Washington children's...

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    Options abound for getting around downtown

    This is not your father's downtown Oklahoma City. Scooters and streetcars and buses, oh my!

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    Metaphorical Washington 'swamp' overrun by actual vermin

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Andre Pittman and Gregory Cornes are on a mission to rid Washington of opportunistic vermin.But their target...

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    Expand your homebuying options with a fixer-upper mortgage

    It's the lament of first-time homebuyers in just about every housing market: There aren't enough entry-level homes available...

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    Christmas tree farmers aim to boost sales via social media

    TUALATIN, Ore. (AP) — Rosa Villarreal's three young sons jumped and ran around the field of Christmas trees like jackrabbits,...

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    Kirk Douglas honored in NY birthplace with historic marker

    AMSTERDAM, N.Y. (AP) — Public officials and relatives of Kirk Douglas have unveiled a new historic marker in his upstate New...

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    Holiday entertaining in small spaces is an art

    For those in small homes, holiday entertaining can feel daunting, or even impossible. But with a little planning, that needn't...

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    Family portraits by artists stand out as different, lasting

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    Courtyard gardens: a kind of paradise behind faded walls

    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, Mexico (AP) — Step off the dusty cobblestone streets and peek behind nondescript, weather-worn, faded,...

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    Classen-Ten Penn Realtor wins Good Neighbor Award

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    Meetings, workshops and events for OKC's garden enthusiasts.

    Meetings, workshops and events for OKC's garden enthusiasts.

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    How to care for your Christmas poinsettia

    How to care for your Christmas poinsettia

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    Historic tax credits work as intended

    The Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program really is a strategic investment that works.

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    The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Dec. 8, 2018

    The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Dec. 8, 2018.

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    Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Dec. 8, 2018

    Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Dec. 8, 2018.

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    Barry Stone, What’s the big deal about home inspections?

    Barry Stone: What’s the big deal about home inspections?

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    Downing Wellhead lease, Commerce Bank move, other real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for Dec. 8, 2018

    Downing Wellhead lease, Commerce Bank move, other real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for Dec. 8, 2018.

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    Paul Bianchina, Ice damming, part 1, insulation and ventilation

    Paul Bianchina: Ice damming, part 1, insulation and ventilation

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    OKC homebuilder grows with market despite giving up Sundays

    Authentic Custom Homes' growth helped push construction up 4.9 percent through November in the Oklahoma City area compared with...

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    Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Dec. 8, 2018

    Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Dec. 8, 2018.

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    Marni Jameson: Readers bristle at Christmas tree 'mistakes'

    Marni Jameson: Readers bristle at Christmas tree 'mistakes'

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    Kenneth R. Harney, House tax bill contains early holiday gifts for homeowners.

    Kenneth R. Harney: House tax bill contains early holiday gifts for homeowners.

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    Expert offers tips on elegant, inventive holiday decor

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    Historic and distinctive, Guthrie home tour advances with time

    Guthrie's Historic Home Tour will feature a mix of homes, churches and public buildings, including one downtown apartment.

    Thunder's plunge off the cliff continues in bewildering loss to Mavericks

    SportsApr 1, 2019

    Russell Westbrook air-balled a 3-point shot on the Thunder’s first possession, though in all fairness, it might have been a pass. The way Westbrook shoots, you can’t always tell. On the next possession, Paul George made made one of those...

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    ASK A DESIGNER: Comfort is on trend for decor in 2019

    What trends will dominate home decorating in 2019?When we asked interior designers about the colors, fabrics and styles likely...

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    For comfort and energy savings, address those drafty windows

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    Laura Bush: Tour of White House Christmas decor was 'sweet'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former first lady Laura Bush said her tour of the White House Christmas decorations Tuesday made for a "sweet...

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    For 'weedless gardening' next spring, begin now

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    Tourists drawn to where Lee Harvey Oswald lived in Dallas

    DALLAS (AP) — Busloads of visitors still flock to Dallas homes where Lee Harvey Oswald lived before President John F. Kennedy...

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    Posh urban 701 Hudson rises in Midtown in more ways than one

    701 Hudson rises in Oklahoma City's Midtown in more ways than one.

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    Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Dec. 1, 2018

    Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Dec. 1, 2018.

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    Next year, the maximum conforming loan limit for single-family properties in Oklahoma and most of the country will be $484,350,...

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