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12/01/2022

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Rising numbers of people have been hospitalized in Oklahoma with RSV – or respiratory syncytial virus – and other sickne...
11/30/2022
Spiking RSV, flu add to COVID-19 fears | The Journal Record

Rising numbers of people have been hospitalized in Oklahoma with RSV – or respiratory syncytial virus – and other sicknesses typical of the season.

The Oklahoma Department of Health has ramped up efforts to caution people about respiratory illnesses circulating that can be especially risky for children and older adults.

“It is devastating for me to see such widespread damage in my hometown,” said Keith O’Rear, Weyerhaeuser’s senior vice p...
11/30/2022
Weyerhaeuser pledges $100K to help Idabel after tornado | The Journal Record

“It is devastating for me to see such widespread damage in my hometown,” said Keith O’Rear, Weyerhaeuser’s senior vice president of wood products and a former Idabel mill manager.

Weyerhaeuser, one of the largest employers in timber-rich southeastern Oklahoma, has pledged $100,000 to help people and businesses in Idabel recovering from a tornado that roared through the McCurtain County seat Nov. 4.

The National Labor Relations Board is expected to expand workers’ protections from electronic surveillance in ways that ...
11/30/2022
Surveillance of workers coming under federal scrutiny | The Journal Record

The National Labor Relations Board is expected to expand workers’ protections from electronic surveillance in ways that are going to be challenging for employers.

NLRB General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo has broadened the interpretation of the National Labor Relations Act to presume an employer’s surveillance and management practices violate the law unless they prove otherwise.

The state of New York has planned to issue three new casino licenses in 2023, and The Chickasaw Nation has joined in a v...
11/30/2022
Chickasaw Nation, partners propose Coney Island casino | The Journal Record

The state of New York has planned to issue three new casino licenses in 2023, and The Chickasaw Nation has joined in a venture that has proposed development of not just a casino but a major entertainment venue that proponents say would be transformative.

The Chickasaw Nation hopes to play a part in opening a new chapter in the storied history of Coney Island in New York.

Oklahoma voters may soon have the opportunity to decide for themselves, making clear their views on abortion, now that a...
11/29/2022
Abortion question proposed for Oklahoma ballot | The Journal Record

Oklahoma voters may soon have the opportunity to decide for themselves, making clear their views on abortion, now that a proposed ballot item cleared a procedural hurdle last week.

State Question 828 would amend the Oklahoma Constitution to "establish a new individual right to reproductive freedom."

Cyber Monday was expected to remain the year’s biggest online shopping day and rake in up to $11.6 billion in sales, acc...
11/29/2022
Cyber Monday deals lure in consumers amid high inflation | The Journal Record

Cyber Monday was expected to remain the year’s biggest online shopping day and rake in up to $11.6 billion in sales, according to Adobe Analytics, which tracks transactions at over 85 of the top 100 U.S. online stores.

Days after flocking to stores on Black Friday, consumers turned online for Cyber Monday to score more discounts on gifts and other items that have ballooned in price because of high inflation.

As millions of people travel the interstates this Thanksgiving, many will encounter patches of traffic at a standstill f...
11/29/2022
Researchers find AI in connected cars can ease rush hour | The Journal Record

As millions of people travel the interstates this Thanksgiving, many will encounter patches of traffic at a standstill for no apparent reason — no construction or accident. Researchers say the problem is you.

Human drivers just don't do a good job of navigating dense traffic conditions, but an experiment using artificial intelligence in Nashville last week means help could be on the way.

In response to ongoing political pressure to curtail international beef trade in the U.S., three of the nation’s top bee...
11/28/2022
Beef industry conflicted over international trade policy | The Journal Record

In response to ongoing political pressure to curtail international beef trade in the U.S., three of the nation’s top beef-producing states assessed the impact of the nation’s beef trade.

Beef councils in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas have fired a new salvo in an ongoing civil war over international trade in the U.S. beef industry, publishing a report claiming trade reductions could cost the nation’s agricultural economy more than $120 billion.

Authorities said the three men and one woman, who were Chinese citizens, were “executed” on the 10-acre west of Hennesse...
11/28/2022
Police: 4 dead at pot farm were ‘executed,’ Chinese citizens | The Journal Record

Authorities said the three men and one woman, who were Chinese citizens, were “executed” on the 10-acre west of Hennessey, about 55 miles northwest of Oklahoma City.

Police have identified a suspect in the weekend slayings of four people at an Oklahoma ma*****na farm but said Tuesday they aren’t releasing a name because doing so could put more people in danger.

In the end, three proposed ordinances involving homeless encampments and trespassing were stricken from the agenda by a ...
11/28/2022
Proposed OKC homeless ordinances withdrawn after hot debate | The Journal Record

In the end, three proposed ordinances involving homeless encampments and trespassing were stricken from the agenda by a unanimous vote following a motion by the author, Councilman Mark Stonecipher.

Homelessness in Oklahoma City was discussed and hotly debated for about five hours during Tuesday’s meeting of the City Council.

The local dip reflected a much steeper decline in pending sales nationwide, as rising interest rates, uncertainties over...
11/27/2022
Pending homes sales dip in OKC, reflecting national trend | The Journal Record

The local dip reflected a much steeper decline in pending sales nationwide, as rising interest rates, uncertainties over the economy and other influences factored into a widescale slowdown of the real estate industry.

Pending home sales in Oklahoma City fell by 16.6% in October, according to data collected by online brokerage Redfin.

National iconic brand Campbell's has invested in wind power in Oklahoma.
11/24/2022
Campbell Soup invests in Oklahoma wind power | The Journal Record

National iconic brand Campbell's has invested in wind power in Oklahoma.

The company said it had reached an agreement with Enel North America to buy a 115-megawatt share of Enel’s Seven Cowboy wind project nearing completion in Wash*ta and Kiowa counties.

The 15 states have filed what’s known as a motion to intervene – meaning they want to become part of the legal proceedin...
11/24/2022
Oklahoma among states fighting to keep Trump border policy | The Journal Record

The 15 states have filed what’s known as a motion to intervene – meaning they want to become part of the legal proceedings surrounding the public health rule referred to as Title 42.

Oklahoma has joined a coalition of conservative-leaning states making a last-ditch effort to keep in place a Trump-era rule that allows many asylum seekers to be turned away at the southern U.S. border.

Francis Johnson spent 25 years in estate planning, helping clients prepare for an uncertain future while doing the same ...
11/23/2022
Demand high, but support lags for unpaid caregivers | The Journal Record

Francis Johnson spent 25 years in estate planning, helping clients prepare for an uncertain future while doing the same for herself.

According to a Blue Cross Blue Shield report, Oklahoma has a higher caregiver demand than most states because of an older average population and greater health disparities.

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Metro commercial real estate markets are recovering well from the pandemic and the future looks bright, developer Mark B...
11/21/2022
Beffort is bullish on OKC metro development | The Journal Record

Metro commercial real estate markets are recovering well from the pandemic and the future looks bright, developer Mark Beffort said.

The CEO of Robinson Park and Square Deal Investments has bought seven hotels since the pandemic and plans to buy another.

A total of 44 companies were honored and ranked in two size categories.
11/19/2022
2022 Best Places to Work rankings announced | The Journal Record

A total of 44 companies were honored and ranked in two size categories.

The Journal Record released final rankings for the 2022 Best Places to Work in Oklahoma on Thursday night at a celebration at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.

It’s a comeback story for the ages: a minor-league football team returns to its hometown and helps revitalize a critical...
11/19/2022
Pro football could transform Crossroads Mall property | The Journal Record

It’s a comeback story for the ages: a minor-league football team returns to its hometown and helps revitalize a critical piece of commercial real estate in the process ( Oklahoma City Wranglers ).

The Oklahoma City Wranglers are constructing a $1.1 million temporary outdoor facility at Crossroads Mall, representing a new start for both the team and the property.

Richard Stephen Fairchild began receiving the first of a lethal three-drug combination at 10:10 a.m. at the Oklahoma Sta...
11/18/2022
Oklahoma executes man for 1993 killing of 3-year-old boy | The Journal Record

Richard Stephen Fairchild began receiving the first of a lethal three-drug combination at 10:10 a.m. at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester. He was declared dead at 10:24 a.m.

Oklahoma executed Richard Stephen Fairchild on Thursday for the torture slaying of his girlfriend's 3-year-old son in 1993.

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin was among those who testified before the U.S. House Rules Committee, which ...
11/18/2022
US House panel considers representation of Cherokee, other tribes | The Journal Record

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin was among those who testified before the U.S. House Rules Committee, which is the first to examine the prospect of seating a Cherokee delegate in the U.S. House.

The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma moved a step closer on Wednesday to having a promise fulfilled from nearly 200 years ago that a delegate from the tribe be seated in Congress.

The Cherokee Nation on Tuesday opened its new Durbin Feeling Language Center in Tahlequah, a 52,000-square-foot facility...
11/16/2022
In Tahlequah, a place to preserve the Cherokee language | The Journal Record

The Cherokee Nation on Tuesday opened its new Durbin Feeling Language Center in Tahlequah, a 52,000-square-foot facility to house all of the tribe’s language programs under one roof for the first time.

All Native American languages are in danger of being lost. In Oklahoma, there were once 37 Indigenous languages spoken; 22 of those languages are now extinct.

Google Trends reports Oklahoma is the top state searching for “free thanksgiving dinner” five years running and searches...
11/16/2022
Feeding the hungry faces challenges this year | The Journal Record

Google Trends reports Oklahoma is the top state searching for “free thanksgiving dinner” five years running and searches for “Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma” increased by 5,000% in the past 12 months.

The Oklahoma City food bank works with community-based partners to provide food assistance in 53 counties in central and western Oklahoma.

Joseph Bear was among more than 80 representatives of Oklahoma’s “top food-service talent” recognized during the 23rd an...
11/16/2022
Tulsan honored for dedication to hospitality industry | The Journal Record

Joseph Bear was among more than 80 representatives of Oklahoma’s “top food-service talent” recognized during the 23rd annual ceremony.

An Oklahoman who has been serving up good eats for people for a half-century, including for 44 years at Coney Island Hot Weiners in Tulsa, was named for special honors Monday as part of a hospitality awards ceremony organized by the Oklahoma Restaurant Association.

The clergy’s plea went unanswered on Monday by Gov. Kevin Stitt’s office, though the governor recently claimed “every sq...
11/15/2022
Religious leaders call on Oklahoma to stop ex*****ons | The Journal Record

The clergy’s plea went unanswered on Monday by Gov. Kevin Stitt’s office, though the governor recently claimed “every square inch” of Oklahoma “in the name of Jesus” during a public prayer he recently delivered at the Oklahoma Capitol building.

Religious leaders from several Christian denominations called for a moratorium on the death penalty in Oklahoma, even as another ex*****on is scheduled for Thursday.

Downtown Oklahoma City has a new media hub at 100 W. Main St. at a time when the national media landscape is changing dr...
11/15/2022
Old Century Center becomes OKC media hub | The Journal Record

Downtown Oklahoma City has a new media hub at 100 W. Main St. at a time when the national media landscape is changing dramatically.

Mayor David Holt said having a television news operation at the heart of city is “an integral part of a great town.”

The Federal Reserve’s efforts to tame inflation with a historic series of hikes in its short-term lending rate has led t...
11/14/2022
Housing market weakened by interest rate hikes | The Journal Record

The Federal Reserve’s efforts to tame inflation with a historic series of hikes in its short-term lending rate has led to much costlier borrowing rates.

The average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, which was just 3.14% a year ago, topped 7% two weeks ago for the first time since 2002.

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NewView Board Member, Dr. Todd Hoffman, wrote an article published in The Journal Record this morning on the risks of Diabetes.

"One of the leading causes of blindness and vision loss in the U.S. is diabetic retinopathy, a disease in which high blood sugar levels harm eye blood vessels over time. Annual vision exams are critical in the fight against diabetic retinopathy and can prevent up to 95% of vision loss caused by the disease."

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Thank you to The Journal Record for sharing about the upcoming Holiday VIBES Event happening on Thursday, December 1st, 5:30-7:30pm, in Downtown Edmond!

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: Cherokees show up for their country with a high rate of military service, and the Cherokee Nation is showing up for its with an array of services and honors. Read more about the tribe’s ongoing efforts for veterans via The Journal Record ⤵️
It's been a while since we've properly introduced our FoundHER, Shannon Rich! 📣

A woman used to having many irons in the fire, Shannon is...
✨ President & CEO of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame
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She's a huge women's sports fan, loaning her talents to Co-Chair the NCAA Softball Women's College World Series and the Big 12 Conference Women's Basketball Championship many times. She's a recognized volunteer for several organizations while serving on many civic boards. But, first and foremost, she is an advocate for women, particularly when it comes to equity in the workplace. She knows the strength and intelligence that women possess, which is why she founded LeadHERboard in the first place.

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The Journal Record highlights how our program has set an example for other incentive programs in regions across the country while having a significant civic and economic impact on our own city. ⬇️

NewView has been honored to work alongside Arvest Bank as part of their program promoting diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion in their workplace. “ArBilities is really about the abilities that people have. Whether they are an amputee, they have a sight situation, or it is a hearing situation – all of those kinds of things. How do you provide work experiences for people that are different from you and I? It’s understanding that and opening up opportunities,” Krieger said. Check out the full article from The Journal Record to learn more about the work Arvest is doing in the community:
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We have exciting news! 📣 Eide Bailly was selected as one of the 2022 Best Places to Work in Oklahoma by The Journal Record. 👏 Congratulations to our staff, and thank you for making EB one of the best places to work in the OKC Metro! https://bit.ly/3dQ5sVW
We have exciting news! 📣 Eide Bailly was selected as one of the 2022 Best Places to Work in Oklahoma by The Journal Record. 👏 Congratulations to our staff, and thank you for making EB one of the best places to work in the OKC Metro! https://bit.ly/3dQ5sVW
We are proud to have been a part of The Oklahoma Transit Association’s debut of the Rolling Oklahoma Classroom! The ROC is designed to provide hands-on safety and security training for transit providers, provide human trafficking awareness and prevention and enhance awareness of public transit options in rural, tribal, and urban communities. EMBARK donated the bus, its refurbishment and continued maintenance when it hits the road. We are thrilled to be part of such an important mission!

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Our President and CEO, Kitt, recently had the pleasure of moderating The Journal Record's Woman of the Year Forum where several women in our community gathered to learn the importance of mentorship amongst women and so much more.

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