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The Ada Style

Nearly six decades ago, an Oklahoma journalist took exception to an east-coast writer’s snooty characterization of Ada as a “hick town.” @media screen and (min-width:768px){.stk-8cb0657{flex:1 1 66.7% !important}} Ada News columnist Ernest Thompson said back then that even with a few minor flaws, his hometown offered close to the best to be had in terms of overall quality of life. And...

Fun for All

Tulsa’s Great Raft Race is planned at River West Festival Park on Labor Day (Sept. 2). It’s the fifth consecutive year of masses floating down the Arkansas River since the tradition was reinstated. Head to Chesapeake Energy Arena in OKC on Sept. 21 for Hot Wheels Monster Trucks. This adrenaline-pumping show features six giant trucks performing jumps and stunts with...

Mission: Exoneration

Wrongful convictions are not easy to overturn, even when the defense has DNA evidence on its side. Five to seven years is a typical timetable for working toward exoneration, says Vicki Behenna, executive director of the Oklahoma Innocence Project, which tries to reverse wrongful convictions in the state. “We call it the innocence movement,” says Behenna, who spent 25 years as...