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Shop Oklahoma for Christmas

Finishing up your Christmas shopping? Be sure to support local stores to help your community while you shop! There are so many great ideas for ways to shop locally this Christmas. Gift Certificates to Local Shops Keep It Local OK Discount Card Gift Certificates for Local Restaurants Donate in Recipients Name to a Local Charity […]

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Food Deserts in Oklahoma

Many Oklahomans are currently living in food deserts, especially in southeastern Oklahoma. And Oklahoma City is ranked as the second worst city for food access. “Food deserts are defined as urban neighborhoods and rural towns without ready access to fresh, healthy, and affordable food. Instead of supermarkets and grocery stores, these communities may have no […]

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Keystone XL Pipeline Fails to Pass U.S. Senate

The controversial pipeline failed to pass the Senate on Tuesday, by one vote. The vote comes after the House voted to approve the bill last week. The southern route for the pipeline, which goes from Cushing, Oklahoma to the U.S. Gulf Coast, has already been built and is flowing. TransCanada, the pipeline’s owner, is waiting […]

Keystone XL Pipeline

House of Representatives Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline

The House has voted 252 to 161 to approve a bill that would direct the federal government to move forward with the Keystone XL pipeline. The Senate is scheduled to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 18th, that vote could send the measure to President Obama’s desk. This is the ninth time that the House has voted […]

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8 Reasons to Shop Locally for the Holidays

The holidays are fast approaching. This holiday season you can help support your community by shopping locally. Here are eight reasons why it’s important to shop locally. Create Jobs – “If every American spent $64 on something made in America, we could create 200,000 jobs right now.” [source] Keep Money Local – Sales taxes help fund […]