Earlier this summer, President Trump gave his 30-day notice, required by law, that he intends to submit the United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade deal to Congress for ratification. USMCA rebalances the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and is, undoubtedly, a benefit for Ok…
Oklahoma is comprised of 39 federally recognized tribes and roughly 4 million people, and I was elected to give a fresh eye to all agreements, laws, and actions by state government and to make the hard decisions that consider every individual who calls this great state home.
Have you ever thought about becoming a doctor? That’s the question more and more Native American and rural Oklahoma high school students are asking as America’s first tribally affiliated medical school is becoming a reality in northeastern Oklahoma. The innovative new medical school, located…
The recent op-ed written by my opposition candidate’s campaign about Veteran’s Court fails to tell the whole story and does so for political reasons once again.
After 30 years of imprisonment for a 1987 rape, Perry Lott walked out of the Pontotoc County Courthouse a free man on July 9. Lott, represented by the Innocence Project, requested a new trial as a result of recently tested DNA evidence. No physical evidence linked Lott to the crime scene, an…
One of the most unsurprising things about President Donald Trump’s first days in office is that it was full of surprises in the voices and images that consumed the national media’s attention.
Donald Trump’s impromptu comment Tuesday regarding the Second Amendment might have been a rallying cry for gun owners to vote for him, but the words carried a dangerous underlying message.
State District Judge Deborah Oakes Evans got her prior-restraint priorities right Tuesday when she excluded the press from an earlier unconstitutional court order restricting news coverage of the East Texas mass murder case.
Certainly the most valuable friends in life are those who are unafraid to speak the honest, unapologetic truth when it desperately needs to be heard. Through his powerful speech before Congress, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proved that he, and his country, remains exactly that k…
Is Social Security worth saving? Most Americans seem to think so— and most are willing to pay slightly higher taxes to keep it solvent.
As Oklahoma legislators prepare once again to meet in open session, it seems an appropriate time to renew a fundamental reality involving the public’s right to know. It is this: Public notices printed in newspapers and published on newspaper websites are vital to maintaining transparency.
This Week's Circulars
ADA [ndash] A visitation for Viviane Hope Duncan will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Criswell Funeral Home. Viviane Hope, the infant daughter of Richard and Melissa Duncan, was born and died Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at a local hospital. Survivors include her parents, Richard and Melissa…
- Two arrested in late-night raid
- Ada man arrested, charged in machete attack
- One dead, one wounded in late-night shooting Friday
- Injury accident diverts traffic on SH3W
- Wendy's fight continues
- One killed, two injured in Thursday collision near Asher
- Injury accident diverts traffic Wednesday on SH 3W
- Former Asher coach takes over at Ada
- Peach Festival coming Saturday
- Rollover accident narrows SH19 to one lane