“Buckle up, it’s the law.”
Attorney General Mike Hunter on Wednesday released the following statement on the passing of Oklahoma legend T. Boone Pickens.
Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) remembered the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001, when planes were hijacked by terrorists and crashed into the World Trade Centers in New York City, the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and in a field near Stonycreek Township, Pennsylvania.
Although many people are unaware of it, we have an important holiday next week. Constitution Day will fall on Sept. 17 and commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by 39 of our country’s founding fathers.
Many people don’t think about charitable making or giving until the holidays. That could be a mistaken assumption on my part, but it seems to be that way. Now, I know it’s still hot and no one wants to think about fall/winter making while temperatures still soar into the mid-90s. But that’s exactly what we need to do.
Last week, Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman ruled drugmaker Johnson & Johnson helped cause the opioid crisis in the Sooner state by using deceptive marketing tactics and downplaying the addictive nature of their painkillers. The judge ruled that J&J had to pay the state $572 million.
When most people hear the term MIA, or missing in action, they think of it in relation to the military. In a recent speech to the Turning Point Council, I referenced how this acronym can also describe three attitudes that hurt our children.
Last week brought some significant news for Oklahoma that affirmed the tremendous talent and potential that exists in our state’s medical and research communities.
Growing up, my parents worked multiple jobs. As an adult, my wife and I have done the same. Now some prominent politicians suggest that two-job workers are a sign of economic weakness. That shows they don’t understand family budgets or the truth about the broader economy.
Every child in Oklahoma deserves to be inspired by the very power of education itself and the potential of a bright future, and Oklahoma’s teachers help to make this possible each day.
A “Red Flag Law” is a law that permits police or family members to petition the state court to order the temporary removal of firearms from a person who they perceive to present a danger to others or themselves.
If I were to tell you that people shout “Boomer” at OU football games and wear orange to OSU games, no one would bat an eye. Yet if I say, “Oklahomans strongly support school choice,” some policymakers will run screaming for the exits.
On Saturday Jeffrey Epstein, 66, was found dead in his Manhattan jail cell (a federal facility) of an apparent suicide. Epstein was a well-connected billionaire who counted Presidents Clinton and Trump as his friends. He was also friends with England’s Prince Andrew.
One year ago in my weekly column, I wrote about the Community Eligibility Provision, a program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that helps to fund free breakfast and lunches for all students in eligible schools.
The Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy is asking for nominations from the public for its Laura Choate Resilience Award, Steven A. Novick Advocacy Award, and Moran Kidizenship Award.
The U.S. House of Representatives recently wrapped up its legislative activity before heading into the August work period, and I am proud to report that lawmakers ended on a high note with passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019.
It was an amazing evening last Friday, as the Heroes Ball and Sidekicks Ball hosted more than 370 adults and 30 kids for a night of fun and celebration.
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy has released the nominees for its annual Anne Roberts People’s Choice Awards. The public may vote online at OICA.org until 5 p.m. July 26 to select both an individual and a group that best serves the needs of children in Oklahoma.
Regardless of political points of view, most Americans can agree that good stewardship of the earth and its precious resources is important. And I am always encouraged by the special efforts made by individuals, families and communities to do their part today to ensure a fruitful and beautif…
While the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy is recognized as the state’s preeminent watchdog and advocate for children, we know that improving conditions for children is a team effort.
SoonerCare, or Oklahoma’s Medicaid program, is designed to provide health insurance to children in low-income families, low-income seniors, people with disabilities and several other high-needs populations.
This Week's Circulars
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee [ndash] Shane A. Howard gained his angel wings Aug. 30, 2019. He was born Feb. 4,1983. He was preceded in death by his father, William A. Howard; grandmother, Helen Howard; uncle, Jerry Howard; and both grandparents, Leon and Addie Brownen. He is survived by his mother, …
ADA [ndash] Terry Wayne Ragsdale, age 68, passed away in his sleep early Sunday morning, Sept. 8, 2019, in Ada. He was born Dec. 30, 1950, to Edwin and Ruth Ragsdale in Santa Paula, California. Terry served in the Army during the Vietnam War, then worked as a mechanic and served with the San…
ADA [ndash] Memorial services for Carolyn Yvonne Hudson, 71, of Ada are at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Church of God of Prophecy, Ada. The Rev. Kendell Martin will officiate. Mrs. Hudson passed away Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, at an Ardmore hospital. She was born Oct. 21, 1947, in Ada to Eula Bell Wr…
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- Associated Press Oklahoma High School Football Rankings
- Ada City Schools to launch Handle With Care program
- $10,000 reward offered in two Ada-area cold cases
- Ada man faces kidnapping, assault charges
- One dead in weekend pursuit
- OSD principal named Deaf Awareness Week spokesperson
- Two injured in weekend wrecks
- Elephant bath, circus coming to Ada today