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Oklahoma teachers illustrate needs for more funding on day two of walkout

Jackson Sharp

April 4, 2018

Oklahoma educators gathered at the Oklahoma State Capitol for the second day of the teacher walkout on April 3. They assembled to tell legislators why they believe public education deserves more state funding. The walkout has not been just about advocating for teacher pay raises, said Susan Rodgers, ...

Syrian native brings taste of home to Oklahoma

Magid Assaleh stands outside of his restaurant Simply Falafel in Edmond on Wednesday. Assaleh strives to bring healthy, authentic Mediterranean cuisine to Oklahomans. / Jackson Sharp

Jackson Sharp

March 31, 2018

Simply Falafel is a restaurant in Edmond that has served to bring a healthy and authentic experience to local diners. ​Magid Assaleh who came from Damascus, Syria in 1978 has owned the restaurant since 2012. The basic mission of the restaurant is simple: To value health, taste and cleanliness, As...

Assistant professor takes over green roof project

Groups of prairie grass native to the southern Plains lines the green roof of the National Weather Center in September 2017. Green roof ecosystems can reduce the cost of energy consumption in buildings. (Bret Betnar/University of Oklahoma Landscape Architecture)

Jackson Sharp

March 1, 2018

NORMAN – A green roof project at the National Weather Center is serving as a building block for professors and students at the University of Oklahoma to help better understand rooftop ecosystems and their effects on the environment. The green roof  at the NWC was founded by meteorology professor...

Drought continues, local farmer finds solution

Elizabeth Guthrie stands amongst her raised garden beds in Newcastle.

Jackson Sharp

February 9, 2018

NORMAN -- The drought in Oklahoma is anticipated to continue for several weeks, severely affecting the state's agricultural economy. There are four categories that classify drought: moderate, severe, extreme and exceptional. According to state climatologist, Gary McManus, 99.93 percent of the stat...

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