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Supporters of an initiative petition that seeks to overhaul the way Oklahoma's legislative and congressional districts are drawn may not get the measure on a ballot this year, but they believe the issue is important enough to revive their efforts — we agree. 

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Every now and then, an enormously beneficial soul comes along — someone whose work is so productive, honest and inspirational that he or she ought not be allowed to die. That’s how I felt last month when I heard that John Lewis had slipped away from us.

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Staying healthy during these times means doing more than just wearing a mask. It also means ensuring you are trying to live a healthy lifestyle, which can help prevent serious health complications and reduce the risk of health issues.

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As many area students head back to school, we are concerned for their safety as well as for the teachers and other adults working at the schools and driving the school buses.

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Since the death of George Floyd beneath the knee of a cop in Minneapolis on Memorial Day, the nation has been instructed by its cultural elites that this is the daily reality that a racist America has too long ignored

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Here’s some positive news from the crime beat: It is reported that, nationwide, robberies, rapes, drug offenses and burglaries are down during the first half of 2020. 

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Larry Parsons has so much hate in his soul that I feel sorry for him. I do know him personally and know that his twin brother is nothing like him. President Trump has done a great job for this country and just people realize this. If the democrats would just leave him alone, he can even do b…

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Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter’s decision to ask for guidance on criminal issues arising from a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling was reasonable.

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This year has been a difficult one. As a society, we have had to change how we live, work, shop and spend our free time. I’m proud of how Oklahomans have risen to overcome this adversity with patience and creativity. 

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Rule One in every cult is to ignore everybody except Dear Leader. He alone can explain the worldwide conspiracy against himself and his acolytes. Alternate sources of information cannot be trusted. It’s all Fake News, demonic lies from the pit of hell calculated to deceive.

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 COVID-19 dominates the news and our lives. In the U.S., over 4.6 million people have tested positive for the virus and 155,000 have died. Worldwide 700,000 have died and 18 million have been infected. From 1917-1920, the Spanish Flu pandemic resulted in 50 million dead, with 675,000 deaths …

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I’m flying a flag these days. The Stars and Stripes, Old Glory, America’s flag, OUR flag! I’ve strapped it to my 2011 made-in the-USA Ford Fiesta, and I’m zipping around town as proudly as anyone else in the red, white and blue Bubbaland of South Austin, like some modern-day Patrick Henry on…

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No other group has shown as much contempt for its own work during the coronavirus crisis as teachers.

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Oklahoma Sens. James Lankford and Jim Inhofe joined their Texas colleagues and others this week to introduce a bill that would short-circuit environmental laws already undermined by short-sighted policies that place short-term profits above long-term security. 

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We are happy to see the city leaders doing what they can to help battle COVID-19 by providing masks for residents.

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Sarah Letendre is spending her time trying to piece together a brand-new life for herself and her two small children. Technically, she is homeless, living alone in a hotel, and trying to find a job (with her master’s degree in social work) and a permanent place to live. Her days as a nurturi…

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Fifty-four student doctors took part Friday in a virtual “white coat ceremony” as part of the inaugural class that promises to change the future of health care in rural Oklahoma. 

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In a twist that everyone saw coming, save the writer of this column, I am middle-aged. I am an achy, peri-menopausal crank who can no longer put her socks on while standing up.

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THUMBS UP to Lake Area United Way and Feed the Children. The groups have joined forces to help teachers get their classrooms stocked before students head back to class.

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A federal judge confirmed what was plain and unambiguous to everybody except Gov. Kevin Stitt and those who steered him down a path that eroded the state's relations with federally recognized tribes that call Oklahoma home.

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There’s a crime wave underway in America, but the Powers That Be are getting sore necks from looking the other way. I’m talking about corporate crime. When it comes to robbing us blind, the Armani-clad criminals in corporate boardrooms have it all over the hoods on the street. The FBI reckon…

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A couple of erstwhile Republican operatives who notably failed to elect Republican presidents are now trying to elect a Democratic one. 

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City leaders are making some changes that should have been made a long time ago to a home rehabilitation program to ensure the work performed is good, quality work.

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“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

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Leaders of the Five Tribes — and anybody who cares about clean air and water — should contest the state's effort to extend its authority to regulate environmental issues across areas of Oklahoma that could be considered reservation land.

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When Chris Wallace asked President Trump on Fox if he would accept the results of the November election, the response was chilling. “I have to see,” said Trump. “I’m not going to just say ‘yes.’ I’m not going to say ‘no.’” As one reason for his reticence, he charged: “I think mail-in voting …

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