‘Yes’ vote would transform schools
On Tuesday, Norman Public Schools will have a school bond election. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and it’s very likely the weather may be less than ideal on Election Day. However, it is very important Norman voters brave the ...
The pro-pollution attorneys general
The cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay has posed an extraordinary challenge. It has taken decades of effort, cost billions of dollars and required shared sacrifice from setting aside shoreline “buffer” strips to banning phosphate detergents. ...
Global warming’s evidence in ice record
In light of our recent frigid blast from the polar vortex, it’s especially prudent to see the big climate picture that remains unambiguous: that of global warming. According to the NASA website, “2013 tied with 2009 and 2006 for the ...
Pete Seeger’s visit to Norman came with a price
When retired OU professor Bob Goins learned of the death of 94-year-old folk singer Pete Seeger this past week, he went to his personal archives on a treasure hunt. There it was. After more than 50 years, a copy of a poster Goins created ...
Norman Arts or Allied Arts?
The annual Allied Arts campaign begins Saturday. Although Norman has been included in its coverage area for years, it is widely believed the Oklahoma City-based Allied Arts will make a more concerted effort this year to woo Norman ...
United State’s comparative health
According to recently released statistics from the World Health Organization and the World Bank, citizens of the United States are still faring poorly in health compared to citizens in other developed nations, even worse than some ...
Gates (almost) right on poverty
The talk of the day at last week’s World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, was Bill Gates’ audacious forecast that there will be almost no poor countries in the world by 2035....
Title IX may be key in reducing campus rape
Can a modern era president, a father of two daughters, cut the horrifying statistic that one in five women is sexually assaulted during her college years? Can he change the fact that only about 12 percent of attacks are even reported? Call ...
After more than 20 years, East Main Place shuts its doors
On a recent Monday, the last residents of East Main Place loaded their belongings, pulled out on Main Street and headed for another apartment somewhere in the city. The shelter, once an employee dormitory for Central State Hospital, has ...
Pot talk is breath of fresh air
Sometimes sea changes come so slowly that when they finally arrive, they barely make it into the news....
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