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About Boren

The Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma was scheduled to meet yesterday (Wednesday) to...

 

Here's Hoping

As this editorial is being written on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, the word out of Washington is that...

 

Back On Track

"Oklahoma's 'turnaround' is when our state stops moving in the direction of decline and begins movin...

 

This 'N That

With the federal government fully operating again ... at least for a while ... we find ourselves...

 

Way Too Long

As much as we dislike the notion of leading this column with the same issue for a second...

 

Think About It

This and that about that and this:  Hats off to Braydon Self. He's the 13-year-old sixth-grader...

 
 By WAYNE TROTTER    News    January 24, 2019

Sales Tax Up For County

Santa Claus was very, very good to Shawnee, quite nice to Earlsboro and Asher, and gave Tecumseh...

 

The Closure Crisis

Every living American who truly cares about the dignity, integrity and continuity of this country's...

 

Best Of Luck

A new year ought to bring some new thoughts and a lot of good wishes for people who can and should...

 

The Off-Year Curse

January is much, much more than ice today, snow tomorrow, bone-chills the next day and a little...

 

On Charter Schools

"I'm a 38-year educator. I am very concerned about the fiscal condition of public education. That...

 

The Greatest Story

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the...

 

Coming Soon

In one short month, something will happen that hasn't been seen in Oklahoma in the past 16 years....

 

Boxes Within Boxes Within Boxes - Really!

It must be getting close to Christmas ... or something like that. And, no, I haven't seen hide nor...

 

Face It

“You can’t justify this many school districts to anyone.” That comment comes from Dr. James R. Machell, dean of the College of Education and...

 

Sales Tax Receipts Are Anemic

If sales tax collections were graded the way report cards are, most Pottawatomie County communities...

 

Consequences

About the only good thing Republicans can say about last week’s elections are that the Senate remained in GOP hands by one … wait … maybe two...

 

District 5 Flip Was Not A Total Surprise

Gloria and I were lazily cruising along the accessible northern coasts of South America and in and out of the Panama Canal when our fellow voters...

 

No Free Rides

How long have you been waiting for some really good news out of Oklahoma’s beset and beleaguered state government? Well, take a deep breath and exha...

 

Civility

If you have been watching the latest televised political ads on the tube — and unless you just started living in a cave, chances are good that you h...

 

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