Opinion

Letter to the Editor: Public education is a promise we make to each other as a community…and we’re breaking that promise.

March 24, 2018

Zachary Eldredge grew up in Creek County and is now in Maryland, pursuing a doctorate in quantum physics.

Letter to the Editor: We don’t judge those with heart disease, why do we condemn those with mental illness?

February 18, 2018

We don’t judge those with Diabetes or heart disease. Even having cancer will get you a pink cookie. Why is mental illness largely ignored?

OPINION: Surprising absolutely no one, an official survey finds low pay is the main reason teachers are leaving Oklahoma classrooms

February 10, 2018

Almost 7 out of 10 of teachers asked said they wouldn’t be coming back, even if we could raise their pay.

Opinion: What do I hate more than taxes? Taxes that get passed under the radar.

December 6, 2017

There’s a lot of talk going on right now about the state of our taxes. The bigger problem I see is how underhanded it all appears.

Letter to the Editor: Removal of Advantage Program will cost increase state budget for decades to come.

November 5, 2017

Elimination of the Advantage program will increase Oklahoma’s state budget for decades to come. Several Healthcare agencies will be forced to close down, displacing thousands of employees, which in turn will cost the state even more.

Letter to the Editor: Congressman Lucas is in the pocket of “the sugar cartels”

September 21, 2017

In Rep. Lucas’ 24 years in office, he repeatedly voted against sugar reform costing each Oklahoma family an additional $1,392 for groceries.

Editorial: The ONG franchise vote passes, but that’s not the real story

September 13, 2017

One of the lowest-recorded voter turnouts is the real story behind this new 25-year commitment between Sapulpa and One Gas. Inside, the reasons and solutions for such a missed opportunity.

Dr. Kenneth Gibson: The federal 340B Prescription Drug Discount Program and its importance to Oklahoma

September 1, 2017

Just last year in Eufaula, the Epic Medical Center shut down, making it the 3rd rural hospital to close in Oklahoma that year. This is a national phenomenon; across the country, 600 rural hospitals are at risk for closing. But it is especially prevalent here at home, where 41 rural hospitals are in financial distress.

J.E. Williams: What to do about the old Wickham plant?

August 10, 2017

Read this short letter to the editor on one person’s thoughts on what to do about the property that’s available west of town by the new gas pump attraction for the Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum.

Jamie Arnett: Unfair court proceedings?

July 31, 2017

Editor’s Note:┬áJust moments after we published this letter, someone wrote in to tell us that the writer is referring to Municipal court, not District or State court, where payment plans are indeed allowed. — A couple of weeks ago, I was pulled over on Hickory street, and I received tickets for my cars tag being […]

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