Opinion

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: Just 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 […]

Lauren McDonald: Nose ring, tattoos, flannel shirt? You must be getting foreclosed on.

July 21, 2017

He stereotyped me and judged me solely based on my appearance. Is it because I have a nose ring, tattoos, and am wearing a flannel shirt? Those three things automatically qualify me as someone who is about to be foreclosed on their property for lack of payment?

Amy Curran: Embracing civics education in Oklahoma with more than a test

June 11, 2017

“Embracing civics education in Oklahoma with more than a test” an opinion piece by Amy Curran.

Jeff Berrong: Repeal SQ 640—Time to Fix a 25 Year-Old Mistake

May 10, 2017

Since the approval of SQ 640, tax policy in Oklahoma has been a one-way street. The Legislature has cut income and gross production tax rates with a simple majority vote, but it is structurally next to impossible to change course and raise revenue, no matter how dire the budget situation.

Cheryl Jackson: Observations From a Former AP Teacher

May 8, 2017

We are in a place of opportunity. I personally have gone from the opinion of “I’m just going to sell my 2 Sapulpa properties at a loss and get the heck out” to “I think there is hope” and have purchased our retirement home in the district. I encourage EVERYONE to step up to the plate. This is our town and only we can save it.

A. L. Long: Sapulpa’s Cycle of Scandal

May 5, 2017

The story has been splashed all over metro and national news, echoing a myriad of concerns and judgement. As a 1997 graduate of Sapulpa High School, I can say it is heartbreaking not to mention embarrassing.