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Oklahoma City Public Schools board names Lora superintendent

Friday, July 1, 2016

The Oklahoma City Public Schools Board of Education on Friday named Associate Superintendent Aurora Lora as superintendent of Oklahoma City Public Schools. Her contract will be negotiated. Lora had been leading the district on a temporary basis since April. The school board in April voted to part ways with district Superintendent Rob Neu. Neu had been

Oklahoma plays oversized role at major biotechnology convention

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The 2016 BIO International Convention set a record for partnering meetings — 35,700 in four intense days. Numerous biotechnology entrepreneurs from Oklahoma were right in the thick of all that business-building activity. A short refresher on BIO International — it is the global event for biotechnology. BIO 2016, held earlier this month,

OMRF researcher makes finding on colitis and colon cancer

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

An Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation scientist has discovered that certain sugars produced by the body play an important role in the development of colitis and, ultimately, colon cancer. The new finding could potentially lead to therapies for ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease and colon cancer.

Co-working space offers a place to grow OKC's technology community

Monday, June 27, 2016

An Oklahoma nonprofit focused on developing the state's technology sector will finally have a space to call home when a new co-working space opens in Oklahoma City.

Be informed and vote on June 28

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Now is the time to get informed on candidates who will help continue the positive momentum in Greater Oklahoma City.

$2.2 million grant will fund trials for locally developed cervical cancer drug

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

An Oklahoma cancer researcher may have found the secret to preventing cervical cancer.

Dr. Doris Benbrook, a researcher at the Stephenson Cancer Center in Oklahoma City, has developed a drug that she believes will halt the spread of cervical cancer.

Oklahoma City's RiverSport Rapids, 'revitalized Oklahoma River,' featured on 'CBS This Morning'

Monday, June 6, 2016

"CBS This Morning" aired a five-and-a-half-minute segment Saturday on RiverSport Rapids, the new $45.2 million, 11-acre whitewater rafting and kayaking center along the Oklahoma River, complete with an interview with the Boathouse Foundation's executive director Mike Knopp and before-and-after shots of the river itself.

Oklahoma's Healthcare Crisis

Wednesday, June 1, 2016