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....
Say no to tax cuts
OU President David Boren is again sounding the alarm against proposed cuts in the state’s income tax rate and reductions in agency funding. Mr. Boren feels so strongly about the issue that he personally bought advertisements in state ...
Helping the poor and the needy
Editor, The Transcript: All of us who work with people who are struggling in some way — people who are homeless, going without health care, those who suffer from illnesses whether mental or physical, or maybe multiple challenges — we all ...
Pot and political suicide
Pardon the pun, but we don’t have very high expectations that any kind of marijuana legislation will pass the Oklahoma legislature this session, or in the foreseeable future, for that matter....
What’s seriously wrong with Kansas
Kansas might as well start producing “Only Heterosexuals Served Here” signs for businesses and government offices....
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