Women unravel dreams to dismay
I have this recurring dream where — have you stopped reading yet? If you’re a guy, I bet you have....
No texting & driving
The full Oklahoma Senate will soon take up Senate Bill 442, which bans writing, sending or reading a text while driving. It’s time Oklahoma joined 42 other states in regulating texting while driving....
Pensions in danger
Editor, The Transcript: Oklahoma politicians are taking a page out of Rhode Island’s playbook to “reform” the Oklahoma public pensions. Rhode Island’s State Treasurer’s reforms led to small returns on investments while tens of millions of ...
It’s no secret that Oklahoma hospitals are being squeezed by changes in the health care industry. States like Oklahoma that have rejected expansion of Medicaid funds may be putting nails in the coffins of rural hospitals....
The high cost of sitting
Oklahoma health officials once had a motto: “Stop smoking, lose weight and get moving.” There’s some new evidence that says moderate exercise is not enough. As we age, we also need to sit less....
Counties should have a say
Editor, The Transcript: I’m concerned about an issue that is facing us here in Cleveland County and, therefore, Norman. There is a move to establish horse slaughter plants in Oklahoma, perhaps Cleveland County....
Ripple effects of closure
A state legislator expressed his concern about the “ripple effect” of the closure of the State Highway 39/77 bridge connecting Lexington and Purcell....
A plan with some merit
The state has millions of dollars in its unclaimed property fund. Although it attempts to find the rightful owners several times a year, that fund continues to grow....
Post-Valentine’s Day kiss
Oklahoma teachers got a nice post-Valentine’s kiss from a state House committee this week. It came in the form of two votes advancing teacher pay raise legislation from the House Appropriations Subcommittee for Common Education....
Recognition from peers
In less than 10 years, a piece of land dotted with World War II-era buildings and a couple of abandoned pools used for Navy training and community swimming has been transformed into a world-class research park....
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