Water shouldn’t be subjected to risks
Editor, The Transcript: At the April 30 Council Oversight meeting, council members discussed possible rate increases for bulk water purchases. This meeting was partly a response to the concerns raised in recent Journal Record articles. ...
ACA just needs corrections
Editor, The Transcript: The Affordable Care Act (ACA), called originally “Obamacare” by conservatives who hated this program and wanted to see it abolished, has some flaws that need correcting. However, the American people do not deserve ...
Measures can be taken to combat climate change
Editor, The Transcript: Thursday’s editorial cartoon, suggesting that there is no other course on climate change open to a city than prayer, while funny is also misleading and needlessly pessimistic....
Grow some courage and leave the gun at home
Editor, The Transcript: This weekend I went to Braum’s with my family. There were some beautiful motorcycles in the parking lot and I was quite jealous of their blue lights and black leather saddle bags. It was a beautiful spring night, ...
Thanks to NHS band directors for keeping music alive
Editor, The Transcript: Forty-five years ago this month, as a senior at Norman High School, I had the honor and privilege of performing in the Norman School Spring Band Concert. Of course, at the time, I didn’t realize that it was an honor ...
Good relations in the oil patch
Editor, The Transcript: When I began farming and ranching in Central Oklahoma many decades ago, dealing with oil companies was a much different experience than you find today. At that time, it was very common to encounter operators who ...
Botched execution a form of torture
Editor, The Transcript: Governor Fallin’s editorial of 8 May stated that the recent botched execution merely “took too long” and that the out of state pundits criticizing us had forgotten about the victims. She followed with a detailed, ...
Learning CPR a great skill for kids to learn in schools
Editor, The Transcript: Cardiac arrest can happen to anyone at any time. Nearly 383,000 out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests occur annually, and 80 percent of cardiac arrests occur at home. Currently, less than 11 percent of these ...
Veteran homes staff deserve appreciation
Editor, The Transcript: A constant topic of discussion at the Norman Veterans Center’s monthly residents council meetings is staffing shortages and its impact on the quality of care given to the vets here. In an attempt to get information ...
Time to resolve real issues
Editor, The Transcript: Gov. Mary Fallin recently vetoed legislation as a message to the legislature to stop “kicking the can down the road” by failing to enact critical legislation. Among the items Fallin wants addressed are the repair of ...
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