Religion shouldn’t run policy
Editor, The Transcript: Religion has always been an excuse for bigotry, despite Christine Flowers’ bold and inaccurate claims that religion was not to blame for prohibitions against interracial marriage in her opinion piece in Monday’s ...
A greater quality of life for all of our neighbors in Norman
Editor, The Transcript: A few weeks ago, I sent out a plea for help; help to ensure all women and men living on the streets of Norman could have access to safe, warm shelter each night. You see, Food and Shelter has been providing ...
Unrelated person ordinance needs to be enforced, not abolished
Editor, The Transcript: The opinion expressed by John Lungren, a Realtor, in a recent Norman Transcript should be recognized by all who read it for what it really is: a self-serving, uninformed attempt to influence the City Council. The ...
Let’s start talking
The campaign to extend the city’s half percent public safety sales tax seems to be gearing up. It’s a little over three weeks until the April 1 vote and we’re just now beginning to hear some more serious citizen discussion on the ...
What really happend at the Norman City Council meeting
Editor, The Transcript: I was blindsided in a recent letter by Lea Greenleaf in the Norman Transcript. We had never met in the past and I don’t know anything about the man....
Norman artist’s goal: 50 paintings, 50 states, 50 days
Norman artist Tim Kenney’s work has been “discovered” in recent years. His abstract and impressionist paintings of trees and forests are in demand in Norman and throughout the southwest where he shows in galleries....
Making Russia reverse course
What’s most important about the Ukraine military standoff is that it hasn’t resulted in direct, armed confrontation. Given the high stakes and potential for superpower conflict, a shooting war must remain off the table as a way to resolve ...
Congratulations, Steve and Barbara
There were few dry eyes inside Norman’s First Christian Church this past Thursday night as Steve and Barbara Owens shared their love for each other and Norman’s Thunderbird Clubhouse. The longtime Norman couple received the Sam Matthews ...
One thing in common
Editor, The Transcript: When someone asks to purchase one of my wildlife photos, it pleases me to no end. To think that my hard work is appreciated enough to spend money on makes me very proud....
Flu deaths set record
With all of the state’s other news in the last few months, the rising number of flu deaths hasn’t gotten the attention it received in previous years. Cleveland County has had three of the 53 Oklahoma flu deaths this season....
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