Treating mental health
For many years, Norman was the center for mental health treatment in Oklahoma. Central State Hospital, later renamed Griffin Hospital, was one of three mental hospitals serving the state....
What’ll you take for it?
Consumer spending drives the nation’s economy, and the biggest chunk of it comes in the year’s final quarter. While they are seasonal, buyers are also kind of demanding when it comes to sales....
Nuclear is better
After years of dithering, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., on Nov 21 finally triggered the so-called nuclear option and pushed through a change of rules that will allow the vast majority of presidential nominations to be ...
The system doesn’t work
It would be easy enough to fixate on the strange-bedfellow politics — Harry Reid and Ted Cruz on the same side — and lose track of the substantive argument....
OU needs a memorial dedicated to ‘Mex’ the mascot
The OU Athletic Department this past week asked ticketholders what kind of improvements they’d like to see at the Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium and the Lloyd Noble Center.
Former Oklahoma Congressman Mickey Edwards and former U.S. Sen. David L. Boren occupied different sides of the political aisle during their respective stints in Washington. Mr. Edwards was an Oklahoma City Republican, and Mr. Boren was a ...
Loss of innocence in U.S.
America became a changed nation after Nov. 22, 1963, 50 years ago today. The assassination of President John F. Kennedy as he traveled through downtown Dallas was the day a generation of Americans lost their innocence....
A greener Norman
The city’s curbside recycling program began following voter approval in 2008. It averaged 265 tons per month. About 40 percent of the eligible households routinely participated....
Finding solutions to climate change
Earth scientists have reported abundant evidence on our changing climate. The fifth report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for 2013 includes research from 209 leading authors, plus 600 contributing authors from 39 ...
Quitting cold turkey
The third Thursday of November is designated as the Great American Smokeout, and it has nothing to do with cooking turkeys. The American Cancer Society sponsors today’s event, which encourages Americans to quit using tobacco products....
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