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....
Thanks for 125 years
Newspapers give soul to a community. They inform and engage readers. They entertain and sometimes persuade. They are changing, too....
Court should apply brakes
The Supreme Court is heading down a frightening path and should apply the brakes....
Music and OU football game best choices
The Huffington Post this week picked the Norman Music Festival as the one thing to do if you come to Oklahoma. The spring festival, started in 2008 as a regional concert featuring several bands, has grown every year....
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