Progressing on wages
It’s still not parity but salaries of women in Oklahoma are up as is the women’s-to-men’s earning ratio in 2012. The Southwest Information Office of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics this week released its annual survey of wage earners. ...
Taxes on cyber shopping
We look for states like Oklahoma to renew their interest in collecting sales taxes on items sold online. The Supreme Court this week declined to get involved in a New York state fight to collect taxes on Amazon.com and Overstock.com....
Hospital back in business
Shortly after the tornado ripped through Moore in May, Moore Medical Center staff members were on the telephone with their counterparts in Joplin, Mo. That hospital also was destroyed in a tornado, and the lessons learned in Missouri ...
The potlatch returns
Some celebrate Christmas, some Hanukkah and some Kwanzaa, but to me the coming holiday time is potlatch season, and it’s starting earlier every year....
They won’t ‘like’ this
How many visits to the social networking Website Facebook are too many? State employees visited the site on state computers more than 2 million times in a three-month period this year. Some lawmakers say it’s too many....
Victory lunch Friday
There are many worthy causes to support with our time and treasure this time of year. Charities, even ones we support all year, launch year-end donor drives....
Dance of the GOP governors
Don’t look now, but auditions for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination are already under way in Washington. And the flavor of the moment is governors....
Mex was a good dog
Editor, The Transcript: Your minor peeve has taken a position as my major priority. The article in the Sunday Nov. 24 Transcript, regarding Mex the bulldog, made a great deal of sense to me. He was the Sooner guardian by keeping the field ...
Kids should say no to a second helping
WASHINGTON — We are desperately searching for a topic on which the White House may speak without raising the hackles of every breathing Republican. It is difficult....
It’s not a game
It’s hard to believe that we would need to pass yet another law lengthening a prison sentence but Rep. Bobby Cleveland may be on target with this one. He wants to make sure that the penalty for unprovoked battery is increased to a minimum ...
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