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Texas set to pass transgender bathroom law for schools

Texas set to pass transgender bathroom law for schools

A transgender “bathroom bill” reminiscent of one in North Carolina that caused a national uproar now appears to be on a fast track to beco...

May 27th, 2017 |  


Oklahoma House sends $6.8 billion spending plan to governor

Oklahoma House sends $6.8 billion spending plan to governor

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma House has passed a $6.8 billion spending plan that protects the budgets of about 15 state agencies but cuts many ot...

May 26th, 2017 |  


Republican Gov. Scott Walker seeks drug testing for Wisconsin Medicaid applicants

Republican Gov. Scott Walker seeks drug testing for Wisconsin Medicaid applicants

MADISON, Wis. — Republican Gov. Scott Walker wants to make Wisconsin the first state in the country to require able-bodied, childless adults app...

May 26th, 2017 |  


State Sen. Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, receives Guardian Award for legislative efforts on behalf of Oklahoma women and families

State Sen. Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, receives Guardian Award for legislative efforts on behalf of Oklahoma women and families

State Sen. Kay Floyd (D-Oklahoma City) was awarded the 2017 Guardian Award by the Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women or OCSW.The award is give...

May 26th, 2017 |  


City budget process underway

City budget process underway

City of Altus officials release proposed budget for fiscal year 2017 beginning July 1.At the end of each fiscal year, municipal officials reevaluate t...

May 26th, 2017 |  


Insurers continue to hike prices, abandon Affordable Care Act markets

Insurers continue to hike prices, abandon Affordable Care Act markets

People shopping for insurance through the Affordable Care Act in yet more regions could face higher prices and fewer choices next year as insurance co...

May 26th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


National Football League moves 2021 Super Bowl to Tampa Bay from Los Angeles

National Football League moves 2021 Super Bowl to Tampa Bay from Los Angeles

CHICAGO — The 2021 Super Bowl has been moved by the NFL from Los Angeles to Tampa.Five days after the opening of the $2.6 billion football stadi...

May 27th, 2017 |  


Chris Kunitz’s double-OT goal sends Penguins back to Stanley Cup

Chris Kunitz’s double-OT goal sends Penguins back to Stanley Cup

PITTSBURGH — Chris Kunitz spent a portion of the spring nursing a lower-body injury and wondering if his time with the Pittsburgh Penguins was o...

May 27th, 2017 |  


Big league baseball’s founding documents to be auctioned

Big league baseball’s founding documents to be auctioned

LOS ANGELES — In 1876, a group of owners and team officials gathered at a New York hotel to draft and sign the constitution that created basebal...

May 27th, 2017 |  


Colin Simpson’s two home runs lead Oklahoma State past West Virginia 8-4

Colin Simpson’s two home runs lead Oklahoma State past West Virginia 8-4

OKLAHOMA CITY — Colin Simpson hit two home runs to help No. 8 seed Oklahoma State defeat West Virginia 8-4 on Thursday night in the winner’...

May 27th, 2017 |  


LeBron James passes Michael Jordan, Cleveland Cavaliers back in Finals with 135-102 win

LeBron James passes Michael Jordan, Cleveland Cavaliers back in Finals with 135-102 win

BOSTON — The NBA Finals has its first “three-match,” courtesy of a King who passed His Airness.LeBron James scored 35 points and pas...

May 27th, 2017 |  


Texas Tech downs Baylor, stays alive at Big 12 tourney

Texas Tech downs Baylor, stays alive at Big 12 tourney

OKLAHOMA CITY — Ryan Long was 3 for 3 with an RBI double to help top-seeded Texas Tech bounce back from an opening loss at the Big 12 Conference...

May 26th, 2017 |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


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Area churchgroup feedslocal hungry

Every second Saturday of the month a group of volunteers at First United Methodist Church in Altus prepares a meal for anyone who shows up.The leader ...

February 14th, 2017 |  


Birthday

Birthday

Dalleigh Renea Anderson turns one today.She is the daughter of Lane Anderson and Debra Kime of AltusShe is the granddaughter of George Kime, Jr. and D...

February 7th, 2017 |  


Lady Dawgs win out after opening round loss

The Altus Junior High Lady Dawgs (13-2) went into the Cache Junior High Tournament knowing they would be tasked with taking on tough competitors in a ...

January 31st, 2017 updated: February 1st, 2017. |  


Special bowlers fill lanes

Special bowlers fill lanes

Last summer, A League of Our Own’s inaugural event kicked off with a baseball tournament with 17 special needs children taking to the pre T-ball...

January 12th, 2017 |  


Birth

Birth

Owen Blevins of Altus was born 8:16 a.m. Nov. 7 and weighed 8 pounds and 15 ounces.Proud parents are Cheyenne Mathews and Douglas Blevins of Altus.The...

January 6th, 2017 |  


Remember Central Health Mart Pharmacy? It was at 301 N. Hudson St. where Martha’s Treasures stands today. Here is Don Rice, the owner, in front ...

January 3rd, 2017 |  


OPINION


What it’s really like in civil service

What it’s really like in civil service

I like to think of my life as a never-ending book of stories and adventures.Recently I spent a few chapters waitressing and bartending as a civilian a...

May 22nd, 2017 |  


The harvest has arrived

The harvest has arrived

Here around Southwestern Oklahoma, the wheat harvest is just getting underway.Trucks and combines will be running many long hours without much of a br...

May 22nd, 2017 |  


Positive attitude is contagious

Positive attitude is contagious

I have these two friends that I’ve gotten to know over the past couple of years.They are both a few years younger than I am, but wise beyond the...

May 22nd, 2017 |  


Not every situation is a playtime

Not every situation is a playtime

I’m trying to figure out when it became OK for children to misbehave in public.When I was a child, if I acted the way so many children acted at ...

May 21st, 2017 |  


Oklahoma editorial roundup provided

Oklahoma editorial roundup provided

Tulsa WorldDeportation of non-Englishspeaking children outrageousGood Lord, Rep. Ritze!Rep. Mike Ritze, long known as one of the most conservative Rep...

May 21st, 2017 |  


Deal with conflict by working it out

Deal with conflict by working it out

“Do you want to be counted wise, to build a reputation for wisdom? Here’s what you do: Live well, live wisely, live humbly. It’s the...

May 21st, 2017 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA