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Illegal drugs act noble but misguided

I attended this past Friday’s legislative luncheon to hear updates from Sen. Mike Schulz (R-Altus) and Rep. Charles Ortega (R-Altus) about the current workings at our state capitol. While most … more

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The OklahomanDNA vital to coldcase investigationThe wheels of justice can grind slowly, but that doesn’t mean justice will be denied forever.That was the case this week when police arrested … more

State funding for proposed teacher pay raises is difficult issue

Life is all about balance.If I go to an all-you-can-eat buffet, then I have to be careful what I eat or maybe skip a meal later. If I spend long hours at work trying to get better on my job, I still … more

Trade selfishness for godliness

So, if you’re serious about living this new resurrection life with Christ, act like it.Pursue the things over which Christ presides. Don’t shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with … more

Oklahoma editorial roundup provided

The Norman TranscriptLawmakers should focuson existing responsibilityState legislators have filed more than a dozen bills aimed at “reforming” the state judiciary, particularly … more

US Senate and Electoral College are the epitome states’ rights

Sometimes it amazes me the that there are so many different points of view in the country.Primarily, how people from our rural areas see life and the different facets compared with those from the … more

The walk to Emmaus is an incredible journey with Christ

Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles[a] from Jerusalem. They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. As they talked and … more

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Tulsa WorldMore monuments aren’t neededAgain, an Oklahoma legislator is flouting the expressed wishes of Oklahoma voters within months of a statewide vote.In November, voters overwhelmingly … more

Are you dying to live?

From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he … more

Military veterans should get respect but need to act honorably too

Something that has been heavy on my heart are the times when military veterans are arrested for allegedly committing or panning potentially violent crimes.A recent shooting at the Fort Lauderdale … more

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Enid News and Eagle“We will never forget.”Oklahomans made that solemn pledge after the April 19, 1995, bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.Originally assumed to be the work … more

Try a themed cruise ship getaway

I recently had the opportunity to go on vacation.After many years of skipping the chance or using one or two vacation days at a time to do other work, in 2015 I took a leap into a new … more

Gov. Mary Fallin is picking winners and losers with proposed sales taxes

Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb resigned from Gov. Mary Fallin’s cabinet over her current tax increase proposal to fill the next fiscal year’s budget hole.That sends a rather important message.Fallin … more

Take time for early watch prayer

In the morning, while it was still very dark, Jesus got up and went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed. — Mark 1:35One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one … more

Towing requirements, lighting illuminated

Is it legal to tow a car with a chain, rope or cable? The answer is no.Title 47 Oklahoma State Statue 12 Section 405.2.C of this statute sums it up briefly in that no person shall tow any vehicle by … more

Now is the time for all to take a breath of fresh air

Sometimes our expectations can be quite different than the reality.I spent some time during my military service at the Marine Corps headquarters.It was a place all Marines heard about and has a … more

Peace still seems elusive for many, but necessary for all

One current issue that still confounds leaders is this persistent problem of terrorism.As one victim of an attack once said, “Why can’t we all just get along?”In history there were … more

House bills are a mixed bag

This year’s Oklahoma legislative session is upon us, and it begins this week.At the beginning, the legislature is flooded with bills. Some are good. Some are bad. Some are completely … more

‘Twitter war’ takes on a new meaning

With the stroke of a pen, the world begins to change. This is what I would have said in former years.These days another saying may be more appropriate. We might need to replace “stroke of a … more

Strong editorial staff strives for quality every day

I’m truly blessed to have such a strong editorial staff.William “Ryan” Lewis has been an impeccable sports reporter and our most recent hire Kathryn Kirkpatrick is cranking out the … more
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