Resolution calls for help for U.S. veterans


Millions of Americans have served in the U.S. Armed Forces over the years and many have unknowingly been exposed to toxins that have caused harmful side effects.  Many children of veterans have been born with birth defects stemming from such exposure.  Both the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense track […]

Extraordinary rain blankets Tulsa


Heavy rains in Tulsa and throughout Oklahoma have caused flash flooding, damaging winds and at least 25 tornadoes in May. At least three state residents have died as a result of the rash of storms and more than 800 buildings have been damaged. According to the Oklahoma Mesonet, Tulsa received more than 15 inches of […]

First case of the tick-related Bourbon virus in Oklahoma


The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) has received confirmation through laboratory testing conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that a Payne County resident tested positive for a tick-borne disease caused by a recently identified virus known as the Bourbon virus. This case is the first to be detected in Oklahoma, […]

Reclaiming America for Christ conference will be July 24


Reclaiming America for Christ will host the “Rebuilding the Foundations: conference from 6:30-10 p.m. July 24 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 25 at First Baptist Church of Moore, 301 NE 27th St. The confirmed speakers include: Author and apologist Josh McDowell Mat Staver, chairman of Liberty Counsel KrisAnne Hall, attorney, author and constitutional […]

OID warns about Medicare fraud


An estimated $60 billion is lost each year around the country to Medicare fraud. And whether you’re on Medicare or not, everyone pays the price for healthcare fraud, errors and abuse with higher insurance payments and costs for medical services and equipment. Because healthcare fraud is such an important issue, the Oklahoma Insurance Department’s Medicare […]

AG: EPA water rules a power grab


Attorney General Scott Pruitt said the EPA’s release of a clean water rule aimed at protecting streams and wetlands is nothing more than an egregious power grab by the EPA to expand its regulatory reach. “This is an egregious power grab by the EPA and an attempt to reach beyond the scope granted to it […]

Outdoor grill safety takes planning


STILLWATER – While a fire in the grill under some juicy hamburgers, tasty hotdogs or some great tasting vegetables is a welcome sight, keeping safety in mind for everyone around is a must, said Gina Peek, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension housing and consumer specialist. “There isn’t too much that’s better than an old fashioned […]

Rep. Bennett to speak in Muskogee


State Rep. John Bennett, R-Sallisaw, will speak to the Muskogee Patriot Townhall meeting June 4 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Bennett will speak on, “The History of Islam: A World-Dominating Ideology.” The club meets at the Muskogee City Library. Bennett was elected to the House in 2010 and re-elected in 2012 and 2014. He serves on the […]

Sen. Nathan Dahm to speak June 4


State Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, will talk about constitutional rights at 6:30 p.m. June 4 at the Creek County Chapter of OK2A at Café USA, 725 S. Mission, in Sapulpa. Dahm will discuss the Constitution, the balance of powers and the Second Amendment (gun rights). Dahm was first elected in 2012 in District 33. […]

Inhofe and Fallin criticize EPA overreach on WOTUS


U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Oklahoma, chairman of the Senate Committee on Environmental and Public Works (EPW), said the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final rule on the “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) is “flawed.” “Since the beginning of the new Congress, my committee has been committed to providing rigorous oversight of EPA’s new rule defining […]