It’s not a game
It’s hard to believe that we would need to pass yet another law lengthening a prison sentence but Rep. Bobby Cleveland may be on target with this one. He wants to make sure that the penalty for unprovoked battery is increased to a minimum ...
In the early days of the Downs Family Christmas lights, news was passed mostly by word-of-mouth. Neighbors would tell others, news spread at churches and workplaces and some media outlets....
A salute to small business
Big retailers will celebrate “Black Friday” and even “Black Thursday” this year. Small businesses have their own redemption day....
Today, as the nation pauses to celebrate the most American of holidays, we collectively appreciate all that we have. As a nation, compared to most of the world, we remain rich and blessed. When we drill down, our complaints are mostly ...
Thanks for being ready
You wouldn’t know it by listening to the television meteorologists squawking, but central Oklahoma really dodged the bullet on the weather this past weekend....
Making the case for keeping sales tax
Norman voters approved a temporary, half-percent sales tax in 2008 with the intent of hiring 41 additional police officers and 30 firefighters. It also was to fund new fire stations in east and west Norman and needed firefighting ...
Treating mental health
For many years, Norman was the center for mental health treatment in Oklahoma. Central State Hospital, later renamed Griffin Hospital, was one of three mental hospitals serving the state....
What’ll you take for it?
Consumer spending drives the nation’s economy, and the biggest chunk of it comes in the year’s final quarter. While they are seasonal, buyers are also kind of demanding when it comes to sales....
Former Oklahoma Congressman Mickey Edwards and former U.S. Sen. David L. Boren occupied different sides of the political aisle during their respective stints in Washington. Mr. Edwards was an Oklahoma City Republican, and Mr. Boren was a ...
Loss of innocence in U.S.
America became a changed nation after Nov. 22, 1963, 50 years ago today. The assassination of President John F. Kennedy as he traveled through downtown Dallas was the day a generation of Americans lost their innocence....
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