Columns/Opinions

Tue
23
Feb

Rural Healthcare Realities

By Landon Hise

Rural health care is in crisis. In small towns and farming communities across our state and nation, the options for primary health care are dwindling. Patients are driving farther than ever for the care they need. Like much of the country, Oklahoma is facing a shortage of primary health care providers that will only worsen as the population ages.

 

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Tue
16
Feb

Rural Healthcare Realities

By Landon Hise
 
Like state legislators, rural Oklahoma hospitals are dealing with a budget problem. There’s a solution to the problem, but Oklahoma’s legislators have to accept it. The healthcare budget problem is caused by continued cuts to Medicare and Medicaid.
 
Tue
16
Feb

Your Senator

by Mike Schulz
 
Tue
09
Feb

A Word From The Superintendent

By Brad Overton

Spring time is right around the corner. With the excitement of spring comes the basketball playoffs and yes, the not so exciting Legislative Session. 

 

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Tue
09
Feb

Oklahoma Now

By Governor Mary Fallin

As February begins, so too does another legislative session in Oklahoma. This year I had the honor of giving my sixth State of the State address, delivering my executive budget and outlining an agenda for forward progress and economic growth. 

 

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Tue
02
Feb

Washita County Museum News

By Lonnie Yearwood 

When he was just a small boy in Hemmiford, Canada, Jack Fleming lost his father. Several years later, his mother married a man who was very mean to the children. As a result, his brother Jim left the home, and the family lost contact with him.

 

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Tue
26
Jan

House Report

By State Representative Todd Russ
 
On Thursday, January 21, state lawmakers completed the filing of legislation for the 2016 session. There is always rush of activity leading up to the deadline. There is always a bit of a struggle through the process of turning policy ideas into legal language. We send drafts back and forth with legal staff and other involved parties. Even though we know that many bills change during the course of the legislative process, we all worry about the first impression they will make as the press and public comb their way through all the new bills.  
 
Tue
26
Jan

A Word From The Superintendent

By Brad Overton
 
School is back in session since the Christmas break; student activities have been front and center. In my article this week, I would like to update you on some of those activities. 
 
Tue
19
Jan

Savvy Senior

By Jim Miller
 
Tue
19
Jan

Pet Corner

by De De Young
 

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