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Moratorium Passed To Fight 'Food Desert' In Northeast Oklahoma City

May 22, 2019
Graphics on the front window of a Dollar Tree are shown next to graphics illustrating fresh produce on the front windows of the closed Save-A-Lot in the Northeast Town Center in Oklahoma City.
Molly M. Fleming

The Oklahoma City City Council passed a 180-day moratorium to combat what some council members have called a 'food desert' in the city’s northeast side. Journal Record reporter Molly Fleming discusses the city’s next step in making fresh meat and produce more accessible to the area's residents.

Sonic, America's Drive-In

Sonic Drive-In has pulled a commercial featuring General George Custer off the air. 

 

The Oklahoma City-based fast food chain premiered the commercial on April 24 to advertize a frozen dessert called a Custard Concrete. But the ad quickly drew criticism from social media users who called its humor insensitive.