July 2016

Ending Abortion?: Kramer says no to survey question


If Roe v. Wade were overturned, State Senate candidate Lisa Kramer would not vote for a law to ban abortions in Oklahoma. That’s according to her answers to a candidate survey for the August 23 runoff election by Oklahomans for Life. The survey asked 12 questions concerning abortion and end-of-life issues. A yes answer would […]

Sales Tax Holiday: Oklahomans get a break Aug. 5-7


Sales tax rates in Oklahoma are soaring but consumers will get a temporary break with the annual sales tax holiday on August 5-7. Tulsa voted to raise its sales tax by $884,000,000.00 (beginning January 1, 2017) and state sales tax could go up 22 percent (one cent increase) if voters approve a proposal that will […]

Officials say nonpartisan races added to confusion in primary


County officials are sorting through what happened during the June 28 primary when some Republican voters were turned away from voting. The County Election Board has looked at each precinct in the recent City of Tulsa election and have determined the issue to be confined to 10 precincts, not all 176. In those 10 precincts, […]

Adam’s Road concert at Parkview Baptist on August 3


Adam’s Road, a Christian musical group composed of evangelicals who left Mormonism, will present a concert, A Summer Night of Worship, August 3 at Parkview Baptist Church. The worship service is set for 6 p.m. but a free hot dog dinner is scheduled for 5 p.m. at the church at 5805 S. Sheridan Road. The […]

Financial advice for employees helps


NASHVILLE, Tennessee – A new study by (Dave) Ramsey Solutions, a leading company in financial education, finds that employees with access to financial and retirement education have less stress, more savings and more confidence than those without access. Results show 40 percent of workers say their employers do not provide any type of retirement or […]

Proper usage of airport buildings


GUTHRIE – At Guthrie-Edmond Regional Airport in Guthrie, just beyond the taxi lanes are 88 airport hangars with corporate jets and general aviation single- and twin-engine propeller planes. The airport has 63 T-hangars and 25 large span hangars that house their fixed base operators, corporate, maintenance/avionics/refurbishment and aircraft sales businesses. Around the state, this same […]

Study shows hike in aggressiveness


An alarmingly high number of drivers, nearly eight in 10, admitted to significant anger, aggression or road rage behind the wheel in the past year, according to a study released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The findings suggest that approximately eight million U.S. drivers engaged in extreme examples of road rage, including purposefully […]

48th Annual Brumley Gospel Music Sing draws talented artists Aug. 3-6


Some of the biggest names in Gospel music will be at the Mabee Center August 3-6 as part of the 48th Annual Brumley Gospel Music Sing. The four-day concert will honor 110 years of the Gospel music legacy of Albert E. Brumley, the creator of I’ll Fly Away, Turn Your Radio On and a host […]

Editorial: Blame Obama for our weakness


Islamic terrorism and racial unrest are growing threats to peace-loving Americans. Three police officers are killed in Louisiana following the shooting death of five policemen in Dallas. More are wounded. These attacks are unprovoked. Police all over our nation are on high alert as a fatal attack could occur at any time in any state […]

Editorial: Vote for Joe Newhouse in SD25


Joe Newhouse is the choice for voters in Oklahoma Senate District 25 in the August 23 Republican runoff. That is an open seat because Sen. Mike Mazzei is term limited. Newhouse face Lisa Kramer in the runoff and the winner will face Democrat Robert Founds on November 8. Newhouse has a degree in international economics […]