City ordinance needs to be abolished
This regards the ordinance of no more than three unrelated persons may live together. Our group of 53 property managers/landlords want this ordinance abolished. A group member has called this law “offensive and appalling.” This law was ...
Idealist who loved Kashmir: Revisited
Despite the diatribe, “quiet diplomacy,” negotiations, has the political landscape of Kashmir, the nuclear flashpoint in South Asia, changed at all since 1953? How seriously do the governments of India and Pakistan take current regional ...
DA’s advice: Spend money on education, not prison
Oklahoma County DA David Prater, a former Norman police officer and a proud product with me of Jefferson Elementary, Central Junior High and Norman High School, comes from a family of educators. He knows that money spent on the front end ...
Project’s start signalsnew job opportunities
Wednesday’s groundbreaking for the $5 million infrastructure project at the University North Park Corporate Center and Advanced Manufacturing Center brings a new employment dimension to Norman....
A realistic plan to get ODOTmore funding
Editor, The Transcript: As HL Mencken opined, people often, when faced with a complex, controversial and difficult problem, develop an easy, simple and wrong answer. Hoping to avoid the ‘wrong’ part of Mencken’s admonition, let me suggest ...
‘Nuisance House’ law should remain unchanged
Editor, The Transcript: As past president of the South Pickard Neighborhood Association and a homeowner, I take extreme issue with Mr. Lungren and his total lack of knowledge, and caring, about this ever-present problem. A few years ago I ...
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....
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