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  • Assistance needed

    The planned reopening of the Canadian River bridge connecting Purcell and Lexington is still more than two months away. Some of the businesses that depended on cross-bridge trade may not make it that long....

    April 11, 2014

  • Voters need speak up

    As candidates gear up to get their names on the ballot this year, it also may be time for voters to take some initiative, too....

    April 9, 2014

  • Let the filing begin

    The path to the state Capitol and local election board offices will be busy for the remainder of this week. Candidates, incumbents and those thinking they might want to be an incumbent will sign up today through Friday to have their names ...

    April 9, 2014

  • Taking care of business

    The backlog of state prisoners filling county jails in Oklahoma is finally getting some attention. The Associated Press’ Sean Murphy reports the new director of the state Department of Corrections has made clearing the inmate backlog a ...

    April 8, 2014

  • A Tuesday kind of market

    A family friendly, festive atmosphere is what organizers of Cleveland County’s Farm Market hope for tonight at the fairgrounds on East Robinson Street....

    April 8, 2014

  • Suing for more openness

    Enforcement of the state’s Open Meetings Act always has been at the discretion of the state’s district attorneys. Some place a low priority on violations, often using the occasion to educate public officials about the law rather than ...

    April 5, 2014

  • Collections, job gains portend better economy

    It’s just a blip on the state’s economic radar screen but one that might portend better times ahead. The state’s unemployment rate dropped from 5.2 percent in January to 5 percent in February....

    April 5, 2014

  • The power of youth

    Political pundits and even some academics have cried for years about the lack of civic engagement and philanthropic pursuits by our nation’s young. The “slacktivist” generation will be the undoing of society, some have warned....

    April 4, 2014

  • We’re No. 39 in taxes

    Oklahoma ranks No. 39 in terms of total state and local tax burdens, a new Tax Foundation report shows....

    April 4, 2014

  • Ready for state storm season

    The first storms of the spring season have caused many of us to dig out those flashlights and weather radios and remember where to go in an emergency....

    April 3, 2014