Acts of kindness still alive
Editor, The Transcript: Random acts of kindness may be an overused phrase, but when kindnesses happen to your family, it is great to know it is alive and well....
The power of youth
Political pundits and even some academics have cried for years about the lack of civic engagement and philanthropic pursuits by our nation’s young. The “slacktivist” generation will be the undoing of society, some have warned....
We’re No. 39 in taxes
Oklahoma ranks No. 39 in terms of total state and local tax burdens, a new Tax Foundation report shows....
Ready for state storm season
The first storms of the spring season have caused many of us to dig out those flashlights and weather radios and remember where to go in an emergency....
Vote closer than expected
Norman political insiders thought the permanent Public Safety Sales Tax question on Tuesday’s ballot would pass. We haven’t found any that predicted it would be as close as it was....
Procrastinators among us
In the newspaper business, we live and die by deadlines. Without one, we’d never get the next day’s paper printed in time to arrive on your driveway the next morning. The way to get someone to act is to set a deadline. There’s no question ...
Property tax increase needed
Editor, The Transcript: Household and government budgets are necessary to keep spending on track. Voters’ choices can determine the direction of budget cuts and adjustments. Always vote smart....
Rally for state help
Oklahoma lawmakers have shown that big rallies don’t always impress them. While 25,000 teachers and parents packing the Capitol to lobby for more dollars for education was impressive Monday, it doesn’t always get a legislator’s attention....
What a friendly city, community
Editor, The Transcript: A couple of weeks ago while traveling through Norman, my two small children and I had to make an unexpected stop in Norman to have our van repaired. Although we were “stranded” in a sense, I can’t think of a ...
Public needs renewal
Editor, The Transcript: As a professional first responder, I live each day knowing how critically important a sound public safety communications system is. In Norman, I have the privilege of serving with the great men and women of ...
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