Columns/Opinions

Tue
05
Apr

A Word From The Superintendent

By Brad Overton 

The end of the school year is quickly approaching; we only have about 30 days of school remaining. This year has gone by so fast, and these next 30 days will be gone before we know it. The end of the school year is packed with events. First and foremost is state testing. These tests assess how we as a school district are doing and show us the areas within the curriculum that we need to make some improvements.

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Tue
29
Mar

House Report

By State Representative Todd Russ

Last week was short but power-packed as the Oklahoma House of Representatives considered several pieces of important legislation on the House floor and many more in committee. One of the most important things on which we continually work is the state budget. This year, we’ve worked on two budgets simultaneously.

 

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Tue
22
Mar

Your Senator

By Mike Schulz
 
Will Rogers, one of Oklahoma’s most favorite sons, was well known for taking the wind out of self-important politicians. Will once quipped, “This country has gotten where it is in spite of politics, not by the aid of it. That we have carried as much political bunk as we have and still survived shows we are a super nation." 
 
Tue
22
Mar

Working Hard for Oklahoma

By Governor Mary Fallin
 
I can still remember the latenight telephone calls. My mom worked for the Department of Human Services and was needed to deal with an emergency placement of a child. As my mom prepared to leave, I would hope there would be a safe home to take care of those children.
 
Tue
15
Mar

House Report

By State Representative Todd Russ 

This was an extremely busy week in the Oklahoma House of Representatives as we raced to meet the March 10, deadline when all bills had to be heard on the House floor before passing to the Senate. 

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Tue
15
Mar

My Point Of View

By Zonelle Cox Rainbolt 

Presidential election season - which now seems to last about three years - has never been a favorite time for me. When I was a child at home, I got bored very quickly with the constant talk about which candidate would be better for our country. As an adult, I have gotten more and more fed up with the way campaigns and candidates handle the process. 

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Tue
08
Mar

Your Senator

by Mike Schulz
 
It’s long been known that once people get elected to office, like a seat in the legislature, there’s something known as the power of the incumbency. If you aren’t familiar with the term, an incumbent is the person currently holding an elected office. The truth is, the longer a person stays in office, the more recognizable they become and as they rise in seniority, their power may increase as well.
 
Tue
08
Mar

A Word From The Superintendent

by Brad Overton
 
With spring break beginning next week, it indicates a halfway mark for the spring semester of the school year. Basketball season is over and spring sports are beginning. Spring sports bring about a very busy time of the school year. May and the end of the school year will be here before we know it.
 
Tue
01
Mar

House Report

By State Representative Todd Russ 

In 2015, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that the Ten Commandments monument could not remain on Oklahoma State Capitol grounds. Legislators caught a flood of emails in response questioning the ruling. One thing that is confounding is that the U.S. Supreme Court has a monument to the Ten Commandments, which makes it seem crazy that we wouldn’t be allowed to have one.

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Tue
01
Mar

ONE FOR THE OKLAHOMA HISTORY BOOK

By: Max J. Nichols 

Oklahoma’s pioneer women have been celebrated for decades for their remarkably selfless work in supporting their husbands and children, taking care of homes and helping with the development of communities and farms. 

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