Let’s start talking
The campaign to extend the city’s half percent public safety sales tax seems to be gearing up. It’s a little over three weeks until the April 1 vote and we’re just now beginning to hear some more serious citizen discussion on the ...
Congratulations, Steve and Barbara
There were few dry eyes inside Norman’s First Christian Church this past Thursday night as Steve and Barbara Owens shared their love for each other and Norman’s Thunderbird Clubhouse. The longtime Norman couple received the Sam Matthews ...
Flu deaths set record
With all of the state’s other news in the last few months, the rising number of flu deaths hasn’t gotten the attention it received in previous years. Cleveland County has had three of the 53 Oklahoma flu deaths this season....
Piling on grieving family
The family of Luis Rodriguez, the man who died after an incident with Moore police officers and private security guards Feb. 15, now has to deal with bandit websites purportedly raising money for them....
Make dash-cams available
Adding Oklahoma Highway Patrol dash-cam video recordings to the list of items available to the public under the Oklahoma Open Records Act seems like a no-brainer....
Volunteers much needed
Volunteers are getting out their gloves and sanding tools for a March 29 makeover of the Kidspace playground at Norman’s Reaves Park, at Jenkins Avenue and Constitution Avenue. The 15-year-old wood and steel structure is beginning to show ...
No outrage over construction
A story was published on the front page of The Journal Record’s Feb. 21 issues with the headline: “Deathtrap — Moore tornado debris reveals construction flaws, code violations.” The story appeared after months of research, but it started ...
Time to finish work on cultural center
Sponsors of a bill to provide $40 million in funding from the state’s unclaimed property fund to complete the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum have their work cut out for them....
Bring movies to state
Monday’s legislative vote on extending tax rebates to those who make movies in Oklahoma shows just how long folks can hold a grudge. Some Oklahoma lawmakers are still upset over how our residents were portrayed in the classic 1940 film ...
Still holding strong
Separate reports gave more positive news on the Midwest economy. The U.S. Labor Department said the state’s unemployment rate was unchanged in 2013 from 2012. Oklahoma continues to have one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation....
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