Editor addresses reader storm comments
I try to make it a habit of not addressing critiques of the paper or of my staff. After all, we are public servants and should be judged as such.
Weed removal not sign of citizen abuse
The city of Chickasha is not picking on you or your lawn.
I have taken more calls over the past few weeks asking why the city is bullying the little guy when there are businesses in downtown with overgrown weeds, and this misunderstanding needs to be put to rest.
First, no member of the council, or the city manager's office has the ability to see everything in Chickasha. They do not have an all seeing eye.
Shelter bond is safe bet
We could not agree more with Representative Joe Dorman's idea to push a $500 million bond forward before the end of the legislative session intended to prevent future tragedies like the one suffered in Moore this week.
Heritage Park provides fantastic fun for film fans
I love movies. I can't stress that strongly enough.
Dorman planning to work with officials on storm recovery
I want to start off this week by sending condolences to those who lost loved ones, their homes and other property in the storms and tornadoes over the weekend. As I am writing this column on Monday, we were just allowed to go back to our Capitol offices after tornado sirens sounded about the f-5 which hit the Moore area.
Uncle Joe, the windmill man for the Common Good
South of town, my grandfather’s family grew wheat. North of town, my grandmother’s family raised cattle. Water was important to everyone and everything. Unless you were fortunate enough to have a live creek on your land, you had a windmill.
Inhofe comments evidence of larger political problem
There is no denying that global warming is one of the most disputed and politicized issues of the last two decades. Broach the subject with anyone that has an opinion on climatology, and that person transforms into a highly educated scientist with years of experience conducting weather related experiments.
Dorman prepares for end of session
The end of the session is growing close. The anticipated date, which will be a week before the constitutional deadline, looks to be around Friday, May 24.
Thank you Bryant Baker for our territorial mom….For the Common Good
Gazing intently to the southwest with her chin held high, Oklahoma’s Pioneer Woman statute stands as a symbol of courage, faith and hope and is one of the most recognizable sculptures in the United States. The statue is properly named “Confidence.”
Writer looks at constitutionality of presidents
As I'll be turning 88 in June, I'd begun to lose hope for at last witnessing in my lifetime some legal accountability for the George W. Bush-Dick Cheney-Barack Obama-CIA-national security torture policy instituted after 9/11, which continues today.
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