What a friendly city, community
Editor, The Transcript: A couple of weeks ago while traveling through Norman, my two small children and I had to make an unexpected stop in Norman to have our van repaired. Although we were “stranded” in a sense, I can’t think of a ...
Public needs renewal
Editor, The Transcript: As a professional first responder, I live each day knowing how critically important a sound public safety communications system is. In Norman, I have the privilege of serving with the great men and women of ...
Public safety essential
Editor, The Transcript: Public safety is essential to life. It is the foundation upon which we all build quality into our lives. I believe nearly everyone agrees we want ourselves, our families, our businesses, our schools, our churches ...
Public safety sales tax needs more time for consideration
Editor, The Transcript: In 2006 an attempt to pass a public safety sales tax failed miserably. The plan did not identify the improvements in public safety that would bring fire and police up to regional standards. It failed to identify a ...
Think twice before getting rabbits as pets
Editor, The Transcript: Over the next few weeks, many local adults will be tempted to buy an Easter rabbit for a beloved child, godchild, grandchild, niece, or nephew. And a few months from now, our local animal shelters will be, as they ...
The possibility of a bright, clean-energy future
Editor, The Transcript: There was an OERB commercial not long ago that showed lots of smiling children having fun, learning and growing, as we all want our kids to do. I admire OERB’s work cleaning up old wells. That shows that they care ...
Don’t be fooled on April 1st
Editor, The Transcript I am not in favor of this Public Safety Sales Tax that is asking voters to approve on April 1st. Don’t be fooled. The language is not tight enough to give voters confidence that the millions raised from this ...
Straightforward science shows continuing global warming
Editor, The Transcript: Robert McIntosh’s recent letter “Global warming: A shifting hypothesis” (published 3/23) oddly cites journalist’s interviews, articles and books as evidence that journalists are not doing their job reporting on ...
Public safety sales tax not all about public safety
Editor, The Transcript: I urge you to vote no on the Sales Tax Increase. Contrary to how it is being marketed this is not solely about Public Safety....
Spreading the word
Editor, The Transcript: Vital information could be provided on billboards at one or more of the entrances to Oklahoma. These billboards could say, “Welcome to Oklahoma where Governor Mary Fallin is denying Medicaid to 131,000 ...
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