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  • An old path made new

    Old paths make good neighbors. Paths worn down from years of visiting or to borrow or return, to bring veggies from a home garden or for nothing at all but to visit....

    July 5, 2014

  • Happy birthday, America

    Consider this: When the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence in 1776, there were an estimated 2.5 million residents in the 13 original colonies....

    July 4, 2014

  • Thank you for CCL article

    Editor, The Transcript: Thank you for running such a fine article about the three members of the Norman chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby who traveled to Washington, D.C., for CCL’s annual conference and their efforts to help publicize ...

    July 4, 2014

  • 11th most corrupt state

    Oklahoma, with its massive county commissioner scandal in the 1970s and 1980s, ranks as the 11th most corrupt state, researchers have determined....

    July 4, 2014

  • State is No. 5 for painkillers

    In 2012, health care providers wrote 259 million prescriptions for opiods, enough for every American adult to have their own bottle of pain pills....

    July 3, 2014

  • Reuse, close to home

    The municipal water supply in Wichita Falls, Texas, is on pace to run dry by 2016. Climatologists don’t expect any break in the drought for at least another decade, so city leaders are making technology work for them....

    July 3, 2014

  • Keep watch on fireworks

    Thankfully, most of central Oklahoma has had a bit of a wet June. The countryside is more green than brown, but that doesn’t mean residents can let their wildfire guard down....

    July 2, 2014

  • One election bright spot

    Overall voter turnout for the primary this past week remained a pathetic 21 percent of all those eligible. However, one bright spot: Voters took advantage of a first-time, satellite, in-person absentee voting booth in south Oklahoma City....

    July 2, 2014

  • Changes on the council

    Tonight’s Norman City Council meeting will be bittersweet for two longtime members. It will be the final time for Dr. Jim Griffith, Ward 6, and Tom Kovach, Ward 2....

    July 1, 2014

  • Setting Hollywood straight on gender

    Google Geena Davis and up pops the pose that established her as half of the “first selfie.” The iconic frame from “Thelma & Louise” was reprised and tweeted recently by her co-star Susan Sarandon....

    June 30, 2014