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Gilcrease Museum will host a symposium to examine “Gender and Identity in the American West,” in which experts in history, art and various cultures will discuss ways in which the received idea about the history of the American West does not represent the true diversity of “how the West was won.”

Surveyed teachers who have left Oklahoma still care deeply about the state and our educational system. They did not take the decision lightly. They left to be able to afford a home, a reliable car, and pay off student debt. Many respondents wrote that they missed their family and friends and Oklahoma was home. By moving, they felt much less stress and a greater ability to engage in activities and hobbies, thus enhancing the economies of their new communities, not their former Oklahoma ones.

As we consider President Trump's plans to expand "clean" coal and to roll back fuel economy standards for automobiles, the questions posed in the editorial remain: Can we not only work but also live in an environment suffused with the waste products of dirty energy? And if we cannot, should we go about trying to store our waste or should we instead retire coal as we once retired horses for the benefit of ourselves and our planet?

Empirical evidence shows workers of all races and documented status benefit when social, regulatory, and legal policies exist that support a healthy working and middle class, and that immigrant workers are by and large complementary to the native workforce in making this happen. The presence of healthy and vibrant immigrant communities has been essential to the culture, history and tradition of what makes America unique, and to assert otherwise revises the historical record and erases an important pillar of our shared American experience.

Robert J. LaFortune was honored for his commitment to the arts in Tulsa on Monday, when the Tulsa Performing Arts Center Trust unveiled a portrait of the former Tulsa mayor, which will be part of the Tulsa PAC’s permanent art collection.

The Association for Women in Communications Tulsa Chapter will celebrate four Oklahoma women who have made significant contributions to the greater Tulsa community and Oklahoma through education, communication and philanthropy, at its annual Newsmakers Awards luncheon.

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