Noting a life well lived
James Garner never intended to be a movie and television star. He just kind of lucked into it, he would tell those who asked. If you have the itch to act, get a good-paying job and spend your free time at your local community theater, he ...
Recount that really matters
Americans have been hearing a lot about Congressional elections, but there’s another one halfway around the globe that will matter far more....
Runoffs get no respect
The Aug. 26 Republican runoff election for the Cleveland County District 3 commissioner post is one of only 18 races on ballots around the state. Only two races are statewide — the Democrat contests for U.S. Senator nominee and state ...
What’s causing these earthquakes?
Much of north central Oklahoma has been experiencing about an earthquake a day this year. Statewide, there have been 2,270 small earthquakes so far compared to 2,848 in all of 2013. The question of whether oilfield “fracking” and ...
Bankers and the pot biz
It’s not a problem in Oklahoma — and probably won’t be for a long time, if ever — but bankers in states that allow medical and recreational marijuana have trouble dealing with marijuana-related businesses....
Shelter petitioners face big challenge
The debate over who should fund storm shelters for public schools has moved from politicians to the people....
More jobs needed to boost economy
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s cautious optimism about the nation’s economy was reassuring to the stock market Tuesday. Yellen said the economy continued to improve but the recovery is not yet complete....
Technology fights crime
Cellular telephones are being used to solve crimes every day. Drivers routinely call in and report bad drivers, suspected drunk drivers or suspicious activity....
Pesky red cedars
A trip through the countryside in just about any area of the state will give you a drive-by view of red cedar infestation. Acreage is being gobbled by the trees that grow fast and consume considerable water....
Inhofe to the rescue
Oklahoma’s senior U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe is a hero to many rural fire departments this week. Sen. Inhofe brokered a way for the firefighters to continue receiving surplus military vehicles for firefighting....
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