Residential plan improving
Editor, The Transcript: Norman’s High Density Residential Zoning proposal is just beginning to become a slightly more Norman neighborhood compatible document instead of a developer driven ordinance. The city planners just refined the ...
A few ‘tells’ predict who will blow their money
During Kentucky Derby week, gambling was at the forefront of my life. Along with non-stop activities in my home state of Kentucky, I spoke at a dinner for the Society of Settlement Professionals in Las Vegas. A film crew flew in from Rome ...
A perfect summer storm
Oklahoma prison guards are among the lowest paid of state employees. They earn a starting pay of $11.83 per hour and often work 12-hour shifts, 5 days a week....
U.S. must reform program
America sends about $1.4 billion a year in emergency food aid to needy people around the world through the Food for Peace Program. By law, practically all that aid is produced in the U.S. and shipped by U.S. companies to far-flung places. ...
Senate seeks to give states taxing power
Congress is taking a stab at tax fairness. At least, where states are concerned. If you’re looking for meaningful reform of the federal tax code, that’s going to have to wait....
Remembering George Nigh
George Nigh was sworn into office four times and served longer as Oklahoma’s chief executive officer than any other person in the state’s history....
Saying it with flowers
Editor, The Transcript: Periwinkles and Zinnias Make the Garden bright. Hyacinth and Larkspur Are also a pretty sight....
A story too baffling to be true
Sometimes the reporter -- who, after all, is supposed to be skeptical -- runs across a story that seems simply too bizarre to be true. The arrest of Lt. Col. Jeffery Krusinski is certainly one of those. Lt. Col. Krusinski is charged with ...
BSA should welcome everyone
Editor, The Transcript: The Norman chapter of Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) asks that the Boy Scouts of American (BSA) change its policies to welcome the participation of gay individuals as members and leaders ...
Expanding plan could move state forward
The outside consultant hired to look at health insurance options for low-income Oklahomans seems to be taking a page from neighboring Arkansas. That state chose to expand its own health insurance options using federal funds....
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