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  • Tom Fink

Thank you, Earl of Sandwich.

Technically, there were multiple Earls of Sandwich, but the one worth thanking in this case is English aristocrat John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, without home the sandwich as we know it today wouldn’t exist.

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  • Tom Fink

As the Oklahoma teacher walkout enters its fourth day, parents of public high school students may be growing restless—wondering how long schools will be out of session and lawmakers and educators come to an agreement.

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While St. Patrick’s Day may be a grand time of the year for merry-makers, wearers of green, and celebrants of all things Irish, for filmophiles near and far, there’s a veritable pot of gold’s worth of movies about Ireland to enjoy.

  • BY LARRY LARKIN

This is a warning right at the start. Today’s words are not the usual “Remembering back” column that usually recalls yesterday’s memories of people and places that have come and gone over the years.

I fully and unequivocally support these young adults who have involved themselves in the political process through continued and organized pressure on adults and elected officials to address gun violence. Not only are the students from Parkland, Florida, exercising their freedom of speech an…

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  • Tom Fink

While he may have entered this life nearly 100 years ago, Billy Graham’s story really didn’t begin until he was a teenager.

WASHINGTON, DC —Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today made the following statement on the Senate failing to pass his Secure and Succeed Act, or any immigration legislation to address DACA and improve border security:

  • By Senator Marty Quinn

Members of the State Senate convened last week for the first day of the legislative session.  We met briefly in the Senate chamber, and then moved into joint session shortly thereafter in the House chamber to hear the Governor’s State of the State address. 

  • Alexandra Seifried | Development Specialist, Safenet Services

It’s February – the month of love! Many will search to find that perfect gift for their significant other. It is a great reminder to celebrate those closest to you. But February is also Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. So while you are planning the perfect date, take a minute to think a…

OKLAHOMA CITY (Feb. 8, 2018) – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister made the following remarks today after the House Joint Committee on Appropriations and Budget passed House Bill 1033, a revenue package that would fund a $5,000 across-the-board pay raise for Oklahoma sc…

OKLAHOMA CITY – Rep. Tommy Hardin, R-Madill, issued the following statement today ahead of expected votes on the revenue portion of the Step Up Oklahoma plan. The proposal, endorsed by the State Chamber and numerous other business groups, enacts $750 million in new revenue.

OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Josh West, R-Grove, today issued the following statements in response to California high school history teacher Gregory Salcido’s anti-military rant in front of his classroom. The tirade was captured on video by a student and shared virally on social media. Salcido…

  • By Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker

Preservation of Cherokee heritage comes in a wide array of forms. We have Cherokee Nation preservationists in areas like language, which is spoken and written. We have song and dance traditionalists, and we have master artisans devoted to traditional Cherokee arts like carving, pottery and b…

  • By Congressman Markwayne Mullin

During his first State of the Union, President Trump recognized one especially patriotic 12-year old. Preston Sharp was visiting his grandfather’s grave on Veterans Day when he noticed there were a number of veteran graves that weren’t being honored. He started the Flag and Flower Challenge …

  • By TOM FINK tfink@claremoreprogress.com

Whether you’re cheering for the Eagles or the Patriots at this year’s Super Bowl, something that’s a win for both sides of any Super Bowl is the commercials.

  • BY CYDNEY BARON

There's been a lot of chatter on Facebook this week about a certain Youtube video.

  • By Congressman Markwayne Mullin

Last spring, the Justice Department under Attorney General Jeff Sessions appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller to investigate claims of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign. The FBI had been investigating these claims, but the Justice Department brought in special counse…

  • By Larry Larkin

A new year was just starting as Claremore residents shoved out from a four-inch dumping of ice and snow. Despite a season low of eight degrees on the thermometer, there was still a sense of warmness that had settled over the community.

  • By Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker

Preserving the Cherokee language is preserving Cherokee identity, as the heritage and traditions of the tribe are rooted in our language. Our language allows us to pass along traditional Cherokee knowledge and values to our children and grandchildren. That is why I am so proud that Cherokee …

  • By Congressman Markwayne Mullin

The United States was built on the right to life. Our founding fathers wrote in the Declaration of Independence that all men are created equal and that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights: the Right to Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.

  • By Dalton Dean For CNHI News Service

I am in a darkened movie theatre in Washington D. C.’s Georgetown neighborhood. It’s a long way from the Ioka in Exeter, New Hampshire, where the upholstery had seen better days and the screen was little more than a mottled suggestion. Everything here is plush: fully reclining assigned seats…

WASHINGTON—Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) released the following statement after the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) finalized a rule allowing patients’ substance abuse records to be shared for billing and operational purposes:

Former Oklahoma Libertarian Party chairman and current gubernatorial candidate Chris Powell issued the following statement in response to Gov. Fallin placing SQ 788 regarding medical cannabis on the primary election ballot: "I am gratified to know that SQ 788 will be put before the people of…

  • BY CYDNEY BARON cbaron@claremoreprogress.com

Any conscious efforts to spread peace and joy and land on Santa's Nice List seems to wear off the day after Christmas.

  • Dave Ruthenberg Enid News & Eagle

Hey, did you hear the news about the many accomplishments turned in by the Trump administration in its first year in office? You know, from a booming national economy to respect globally, the signs are everywhere. You couldn't have missed it right? Unless, of course, you have been relying up…

  • Submitted by Verdigris Public Schools

Over the past twenty years, Verdigris Schools has experienced significant growth in both population and needs. Our community has been very supportive with the passage of three large series bonds: $7.5 million in 1997, $6.3 million in 2006, and $7.9 million in 2014. The 2014 bond issue passed…

  • By Congressman Markwayne Mullin

If you’ve been watching cable news in the past few weeks, it’s likely you have heard about what networks are calling Congress’ settlement ‘slush fund.’ Misleading reports are spreading false information that a taxpayer funded $17.1 million has been paid out to settle cases of sexual harassme…

  • By Congressman Markwayne Mullin

The holiday of Thanksgiving is most often associated with the delicious meal that comes along with a day of family and friends gathered together in late fall. But somewhere between the turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie is the true story of Thanksgiving. It is a story of peace amidst conflict…

  • Tom Fink

Whether you like white meat or dark meat, drumsticks, breast, or thigh, whether you call it stuffing or dressing (although if you call it dressing, you’re probably wrong -- I’ve never seen a box of “Stove Top Dressing”), Thanksgiving is a time for and friends and family to come together over dinner for a time of togetherness and thankfulness.

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