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  • Global warming: A shifting hypothesis

    Editor, The Trancript: The last few years of listening to the American news media talk about its consensus on climate change has been like watching a dog lick himself....

    March 23, 2014

  • Breaking the rules of the road

    Editor, The Transcript: I have driven in almost all of the 50 united states and several foreign countries, but never have I seen so many drivers who flagrantly violate traffic laws as there are here in Norman....

    March 23, 2014

  • Spring is Here — Awake

    Editor, The Transcript: Spring is here. Spring. Spring is a time of awakening. If so, are we aware of the needs of our fellow Oklahomans? Let us look at our lives....

    March 23, 2014

  • Permanent approval of Public Safety Sales Tax a good idea

    Editor, The Transcript: On May 13, 2008, a special election was held in the City of Norman providing for the assessment of a sales tax of one half of one percent (0.5 percent) for staffing of 41 additional police personnel and 30 ...

    March 23, 2014

  • Vote conservative to avoid higher property taxes

    Editor, The Transcript: Norman has an election April 1. One part, which will be City wide, is for the ‘Safety’ sales tax increase....

    March 23, 2014

  • New poll sheds light on tax reductions

    Editor, the Transcript: A new poll reported by the Oklahoma Policy Institute ( should change some minds among Republican legislators about the wisdom of reducing the state’s income tax as proposed by the governor. The poll ...

    March 23, 2014

  • Moratorium is shocking

    Editor, The Transcript: Upon reading the article in Monday’s Transcript about a Senate bill creating a moratorium on wind generators located east of I-35 for three years, I was shocked. The reason given was that we didn’t have enough ...

    March 22, 2014

  • Make the PSST permanent

    Editor, The Transcript: As citizens of Norman, we support the April 1 initiative to make the half-cent Public Safety Sales Tax permanent....

    March 18, 2014

  • Vote no when you aren’t served

    Editor, The Transcript: Gripes! · No tax forms at the west Norman library. · No snow and ice cleanup to avoid accidents. · Putting a retail message on Norman High School marquee....

    March 18, 2014

  • Candidates’ forum for Norman City Council

    Editor, The Transcript: On Monday, March 24, the League of Women Voters of Norman will host a Candidates’ forum for the Norman City Council, Wards 2, 4, 6, and 8. The event will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the City Council Chambers in the ...

    March 16, 2014