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Are you kidding me? That seems to be the near universal reaction to the pay increase announced by the Board on Legislative Compensation, which for the average legislator, provides a $12,500 pay raise from the current $35,000, almost 36%. I know I was astounded when I first heard what they we…

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In September, Oklahoma prisons went on lockdown. It began with a gang-related fight in the Northeast Oklahoma Correctional Center in Vinita before spreading to prisons throughout the state. A coordinated uprising, which resulted in injuries to correctional officers, the hospitalization of 36…

OKLAHOMA CITY – In an effort to deter future hate crimes and ensure criminals are held accountable, Sen. Ron Sharp has filed legislation strengthening Oklahoma’s hate crime law. Senate Bill 1083 would allow districts attorney to choose whether to charge hate crime offenders with a misdemeano…

The 1996 presidential election, pitting President Bill Clinton against Sen. Bob Dole of Kansas, was sometimes dubbed the "Seinfeld election" -- an election about nothing. The 2020 election is an entirely different affair. It is an election about everything.

WASHINGTON, DC - Senators James Lankford (R-OK), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) issued the following joint statement after reports today that a shipment of parts for the Russian S-400 air defense system had arrived in Turkey. The group of Senators led …

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No matter our musical preferences, most of us that love music probably also have music that for us instantly equals summer. I’m talking about music that makes you want to roll down the window, jump in the pool, or fire up the grill and invite some friends over. But you can’t build a whole Co…

The Women’s March has come and gone for a third year. And while smaller than past years, hundreds of thousands of women still braved the frigid weather to exercise their First Amendment right to protest.

Lest we somehow forget this is an election year, we still may need to remind a few folks about some of the struggles this state is facing. Most importantly, the people running for state legislature.

History is the chronological accomplishments of a certain group of people. If you lose this history, it is as though these people never existed. Claremore Museum of History honors the people that established this great city. The exhibits start in 1802 with the coming of the Osage Indians.

A few days have passed and all OSU fans, no doubt, have spent considerable time reflecting on the inconceivable outcome of Saturday’s game at Boone Pickens Stadium between our Cowboys and Central Michigan.

We have a lot of lessons to learn from this legislative term, but there may be nobody around to teach them if Dallas keeps poaching our high school educators.

There were a few uncertain moments last Tuesday night as a fast-moving weather system swept into the area, triggering a tornado watch in Rogers County. That watch was eventually upgraded to a warning — but the violent system came and went without leaving its mark on the community. It was a w…

NEW YORK, N. Y. — Nov. 25, 1928 — The football season is closing and college life is about over for the year. A few students will stay out the season for the dances, and some of the players may take up a couple of pipe courses and hang around till spring practice starts, but most of the good…

NEW YORK, N. Y. — Nov. 7, 1928 — FOR SALE. Would like to sell, trade, dispose of or give away to right parties franchise of what is humorously known as Democratic Party. Said franchise calls for license to enter in national elections; said right of franchise is supposed to be used every four…

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Helen Louise Wert, age 94, a long-time resident of Claremore, Oklahoma, passed away on November 4, 2019, at home, surrounded in love by her family, who adored her. Helen is preceded in death by her husband, Guy Wert. Over the years, Helen worked at Merle Norman Cosmetics downtown Claremore. …

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