No outrage over construction
A story was published on the front page of The Journal Record’s Feb. 21 issues with the headline: “Deathtrap — Moore tornado debris reveals construction flaws, code violations.” The story appeared after months of research, but it started ...
Time to finish work on cultural center
Sponsors of a bill to provide $40 million in funding from the state’s unclaimed property fund to complete the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum have their work cut out for them....
Bring movies to state
Monday’s legislative vote on extending tax rebates to those who make movies in Oklahoma shows just how long folks can hold a grudge. Some Oklahoma lawmakers are still upset over how our residents were portrayed in the classic 1940 film ...
Basketball is just like life
It’s March. The smell of popcorn, the shrill sound of whistles, echoing balls being bounced and the Cinderella style stories of what might or might not pervade our lives, if only for a month or so. The culmination of several months of ...
Interstate work lasting too long
Editor, The Transcript: I have always enjoyed visiting Norman after graduating from the University of Oklahoma in 1976 but have made my last trip. Interstate 35 has been under almost continuous construction at Norman for at least 30 ...
Three-persons unrelated law is useful
The Norman Transcript published an article Feb. 13 regarding a discussion during the City Council Oversight Committee on the three-persons unrelated law that protects single-family neighborhoods. This law prohibits more than three ...
Still holding strong
Separate reports gave more positive news on the Midwest economy. The U.S. Labor Department said the state’s unemployment rate was unchanged in 2013 from 2012. Oklahoma continues to have one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation....
The need for more pilots
As Americans increase their travel by air, regional carriers are likely to expand to meet that demand. The trouble may be hiring pilots to fly those routes....
Bigotry killed ‘conscience law’
When advocates of same-sex marriage pushed their case in the courts of both public opinion and law, they made sure to read the following language from that little card provided to them by the tolerance police: “No one will be forced to ...
Republicans not to blame for bridge closure
Editor, The Transcript: You recently printed a letter to the editor which basically accused the Republican Party of being responsible for the cracks in the Lexington-Purcell Bridge. The letter asserted that because Republicans who run the ...
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