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An eclectic market featuring baby clothes, home decor and gourmet food items in the heart of Norman will close next month after 11 years.

Editor's note: this story has been updated to reflect that two councilors voted no on the internal audit function. The Transcript regrets the error.

Microsoft has officially sent Internet Explorer into retirement. As of Wednesday, Microsoft will no longer support the once-dominant browser that legions of web surfers loved to hate — and a few still claim to adore. Its launch in 1995 signaled the beginning of the end of the web's first widely popular browser, Netscape Navigator. IE’s market share peaked in the early 2000s at over 90%. But it began to fade as users found faster, less crash-prone alternatives. Today, Google's Chrome browser dominates with about 65% of the worldwide browser market share. IE’s heir, Microsoft Edge, lags with about about 4%.

Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. issued a statement Tuesday evening, June 14, reassessing an executive order that would have removed the Oklahoma state flag from Cherokee Nation properties.

Oklahoma made history last month as the first state in 50 years to put a full ban on abortions. This stringency has not been seen in most states in more than 100 years.

City councilors voted Tuesday to give the department the exact amount that the council reallocated from the Norman Police Department’s proposed budget increase in 2020.

Democratic Cornbread and Beans will meet at 11:30 a.m. Friday at The Well, 210 James Garner Ave.

AUSTIN — Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick earlier this month called for the state to spend $50 million on bulletproof shields for school police in order to stem school shootings. Now, state Speaker of the House Dade Phelan says he supports the measure.

Lawmakers tried to rein in a business tax break that has cost the state hundreds of millions of dollars.

A contract with an architecture and engineering firm and a related invoice was approved by two Cleveland County Commissioners despite a blood relative in the company also working for the county.

Flooding has wiped out roads and bridges and closed off all entrances to Yellowstone National Park at the onset of the busy summer tourist season. Officials are evacuating visitors from the northern part of the park. And the flooding has cut off road access to Gardiner, a town of about 900 people near Yellowstone’s busy North Entrance. The flooding caused at least one rock slide, cut off electricity and imperiled water and sewer systems in northern Yellowstone, but has affected other areas of the park as well. Flooding also has hit the Yellowstone gateway communities of Red Lodge and Joliet in southern Montana.

The outline of a bipartisan Senate agreement on reining in gun violence has no game-changing steps banning the deadliest firearms. But it does propose measured provisions that could make it harder for some young gun buyers, or people considered threatening, to have weapons. And there are meaningful efforts to address mental health and school safety concerns. There's pressure on both parties to act after last month's mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas. But details of the plan remain in negotiation between Democrats and Republicans, with disagreements over how tightly the initiatives should be drawn. Here's a look at where things stand.

Donald Trump’s closest campaign advisers, top government officials and even his family were systematically dismantling his false claims of 2020 election fraud ahead of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. But the defeated president seemed “detached from reality,” clinging to outlandish theories to stay in power. That's the assessment from former Attorney General William Barr's testimony presented at Monday's House hearing investigating the insurrection. The panel is delving deeper into what it calls the “big lie,” the defeated Republican president’s false claims of voter fraud. The panel says Trump's falsehoods provoked a mob of his supporters to attack the Capitol.

OKLAHOMA CITY — House Republicans on Monday proposed a series of tax cuts designed to provide inflation relief to struggling Oklahomans as requested by Gov. Kevin Stitt, but also unveiled a plan to pay for them in part by slashing the Governor’s Office budget.

The June 28 primary will bring lots of important races to Cleveland County voters' ballots, but few will be as locally impactful as the Cleveland County commissioner races. 

Republican candidates for Oklahoma Corporation Commission sparred on issues ranging from utility prices to the McGirt U.S. Supreme Court decision during a debate hosted by NonDoc and News 9 on Tuesday at the OSU Hamm Institute for American Energy.

The Oklahoma Legislature is returning for a special session to consider tax cuts the governor wants and how to allocate federal COVID-19 relief funds that were part of the American Rescue Plan Act. The session will convene Monday. Gov. Kevin Stitt wants lawmakers to consider eliminating the state sales tax on groceries and reducing the individual income taxes by 0.25%. It's not clear whether the the GOP-controlled House and Senate have the votes to approve both items and some Republicans have urged caution about tax cuts since it takes a three-fourth's vote from the Legislature to increase taxes. House Speaker Charles McCall says the House will introduce unspecified bills intended to offset inflation.

Mid-America Technology Center and the Norman Farm Market announced two scholarships and online training opportunities available to assist small farmers.

Gas prices continue to spike to record nationwide, and in the Oklahoma City metro, it’s upped the cost of doing business in Norman and changed driving habits.

Knowing who has the key to your house can go a long way in nabbing the culprit when something goes missing, or other strange things start happening, but what if the problem is you?

Marriage — and divorce — in the U.S. are starkly different than in earlier eras of the country’s history.

The following building permit activity was reported by the Development Services Division of the City of Norman for May 26 through June 1.

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic more than two years ago, living space has taken on new importance for many Americans.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Gross receipts to the Treasury in May reflect the dampening effect of inflation on the Oklahoma economy, State Treasurer Randy McDaniel announced Monday.

The League of Women Voters of Oklahoma is hoping to increase the amount of residents who vote during local and general elections.

Norman police say they have “no information” in response to questions about mass shootings and gun laws.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Activists and demonstrators wanting gun reform — including measures opposed by Oklahoma’s Republican caucus — rallied at the State Capitol Saturday.

The Norman Downtowners Association may put a property assessment to pay for future downtown projects before area property owners.

A recent poll shows many Norman residents believe homelessness is the top issue in the city.

OKLAHOMA CITY — The June 28 Republican primary poses a rare opportunity for Gov. Kevin Stitt to get two of his handpicked appointees elected to pivotal roles that could shape the path forward for Oklahoma’s public schools and tribal relations for years to come.

A former Cleveland County employee — whose alleged actions prompted officials to ask the state for an audit — filed a lawsuit Friday accusing a county commissioner of keeping his personal supplies after he was fired.

State lawmakers seemed poised to overhaul Oklahoma’s system of court fines and fees, but efforts to remove fines and fees written into state law failed this legislative session.

OKLAHOMA CITY — A five-year, $3.7 million School Climate Transformation grant is making a significant impact, according to new data released by the Oklahoma State Department of Education. The grant was awarded in 2018 through the U.S. Department of Education and is administered through OSDE.

OKLAHOMA CITY — With Father’s Day approaching, the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline, a program of the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust, is encouraging fathers to take a step toward reclaiming their health by quitting tobacco.

A House panel investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol has firmly laid blame on former President Donald Trump. In Thursday's prime-time hearing, lawmakers said the siege was no accident but an “attempted coup” and a direct result of the defeated president’s effort to overturn the 2020 election. Rep. Bennie Thompson, the Democrat from Mississippi, said the attack put America’s “constitutional democracy at risk.” The hearing showed new video and other evidence from the deadly Capitol assault. The panel also detailed the chilling backstory as Trump tried to overturn Joe Biden’s 2020 election victory.

June Art Walk attendees can participate in a closing ceremony of an interactive art exhibit, pick up some creations from Norman-based makers and help raise money for a Norman resident .

Chicago is one of the world’s great jazz cities. It was a major destination during the Great Migration as a source of jobs, family connections and cultural ferment.

Editor's note: this story has been updated to included the timeline of the Driving Forward turnpike plan compared to ACCESS. 

With a deadline of Sept. 1 set for compliance, flying of the Oklahoma state flag on Cherokee Nation property will be limited to special occasions, according to an executive order signed by Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr.

The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority Board will vote on proposed routes, the issuance of bonds and the possible cancellation of a $200 million line of credit at a special meeting Thursday.

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma lawmakers plan to invest over $50 million in federal coronavirus aid and state funds to help the University of Oklahoma health system build a new state-of-the-art pediatric mental health facility.

A man carrying a gun, a knife and zip ties was arrested Wednesday near Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s house in Maryland after threatening to kill the justice. Twenty-six year-old Nicholas John Roske of Simi Valley, California, was charged with the attempted murder of a Supreme Court justice. During a court hearing, Roske consented to remain in federal custody for now. Roske arrived by taxi just after 1 a.m. Wednesday outside Kavanaugh’s home in a Washington suburb. Roske had a Glock 17 pistol, ammunition, a knife, pepper spray, duct tape and other items that he told police he would use to break into Kavanaugh’s house and kill him. That's according to a criminal complaint and an affidavit filed in federal court.

The Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol played out for the world to see. But the House committee investigating the attack believes a more chilling story has yet to be told. The 1/6 committee expects Thursday’s prime-time hearing to begin to show that American democracy was put at grave risk. It will reconstruct how the president, Donald Trump for two more weeks, refused to concede the 2020 election, spread false claims of voter fraud and orchestrated an unprecedented campaign to overturn Joe Biden’s victory. The public hearings may not change opinions in polarized America. But the committee’s year-long investigation is intended to stand as a public record for history.

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Transportation Polly Trottenberg visited the Cherokee Nation Tuesday, June 7, for a signing ceremony of a Tribal Transportation Self-Governance Program compact, the first of its kind in the country.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to accurately state the rainfall total Wednesday morning.Heavy rain fell on Norman Wednesday morning, flooding roads and homes and prompting 10 water rescue calls.

Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater said he is taking seriously a letter sent to him by a bipartisan group of lawmakers expressing concern with a campaign advertisement by Gov. Kevin Stitt featuring his appointed attorney general, John O’Connor.

Norman’s nonprofit theater company will perform its newest production, a play about living in an Oklahoma sundown town, for three consecutive evenings, debuting Thursday.

A survey following a water rate increase election indicates voters said no as a referendum on partisan politics and distrust in local government.

Cleveland County Commissioners on Monday tabled an invoice to be paid with federal COVID-19 relief dollars after concerns about the use of those funds and a potential conflict of interest with the vendor and a county employee.

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The following building permit activity was reported by the Development Services Division of the City of Norman for May 26 through June 1.


2803 24th Ave. NW — Medcore Properties, Assisted Living Building, $27,809,773, Ward 8

320 12th Ave. SE, Suite 100 — L & S Development LLC, Vapor Lax Remodel, $150,000, Ward 4

757 Asp Ave. — MB Real Estate-IV LLC, Cupbop Restaurant Remodel, $8,000, Ward 4

2900 Oak Tree Ave., Building 11 — Ash University Greens LP, 2900 Apartments Repair Fire Damage in Apartments 103 & 203, $40,000 (Combined), Ward 7

430 S. James Garner Ave. — 430 S LLC, CSO Development Repair Fire Damage Unit 6, $60,000, Ward 4

602 N. Findlay Ave. — City of Norman, Construction Trailer, $35,000, Ward 4

719 Deans Row Ave. — Broyles, Ryan, Broyles Real Estate Apartment Building, $1,100,000, Ward 4

2345 Industrial Blvd. — Security National Bank & Trust-Trustee, Shearer Supplies Warehouse/Office, $250,000, Ward 8

3308 Broce St. — Fowler Realty LLC, New Life Bible Church Sanctuary Renovation, $85,000, Ward 8

422 E. Main St. — EDO LLC, Lazy Circles Brewing Streetery Dining, $2,000, Ward 4

• Three permits for new single-family residences were issued with a total reported value of $1,055,471. The average reported value was $351,824, zero (0) of which applied to the city’s Home Energy Rating System (HERS/Energy Rating Index Program) and none to the city’s Visitability Program.

• Fourteen permits for additions or alterations to residential properties were issued with a total reported value of $631,945, one of which was a storm shelter.

• One fire repair permit was issued for 1220 Newbury Dr.

• Six applications for new single-family residences were submitted with a combined reported value of $2,488,560. The average reported value was $414,760.

• Three applications for addition/alterations to residential properties were submitted with a reported value of $351,000.

Clara Mae Rosenfelt, 88, died June 8, 2022. Services are scheduled for 10:00 AM, Monday, June 13, 2022, at Wadley's Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Denver Cemetery in Norman. Condolences may be made, and service live streamed at www.wadleysfuneralservice.com.

Kirk Edward Johnson, 49, of Norman, passed away on June 7, 2022. Celebration of Life Service, 2PM, Thursday, June 16, McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church, 419 S. University Blvd., Norman. Online condolences may be shared at www.tribute.care (405.292.4787).

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