Tulsa Tech is taking the opportunity to recognize its school board members for their dedication to education, children and the communities they serve.
In our great, if imperfect, democratic republic, our representatives are responsible for more than just serving as an amplifier for the voices of their constituents; they must also lead, the column says.
"I think God almighty could come down from heaven, announce Joe Biden the winner and those same angry constituents still believe the election was rigged," said Tulsa resident Karl Smith.
Black Tulsa leaders say Lankford compromised the commission by advocating a 10-day delay in certifying the electoral votes in Biden's favor so a commission could further investigate discredited challenges lodged by President Donald Trump.
Second District Congressman Markwayne Mullin can be as partisan as anyone and has been one of the most state’s most vocal defenders of President Donald Trump, but this week Mullin urged constituents to take a deep breath and keep last week’s election results in perspective.
She has been a champion for our schools, teachers, children and has diligently worked across the aisle for commonsense solutions to many of our state challenges.
"House District 79 incumbent shows bipartisan approach to education, criminal justice, health care and government transparency." the editorial states.
We endorse Hall-Harper for her track record of accomplishments and tenacity for seeking social justice reforms on behalf of her constituents, the editorial states.
Connie Dodson and Cass Fahler were in the minority Wednesday night when the City Council voted to approve an ordinance to try to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Incumbent Rep. Monroe Nichols faces former Tulsa City Councilor Maria Barnes in the June 30 primary. With no Republican on the general election ballot, the winner is elected to the state House for two years.
Banks should have guidance on the so-called Paycheck Protection Program — which was part of the CARES Act that President Donald Trump signed Friday — by close of business Friday and be able to take applications next week, two members of Oklahoma's congressional delegations said Tuesday.
House Joint Resolution 1027, by Rep. John Pfeiffer, R-Orlando, is a proposed constitutional amendment that would require gathering the minimum percentage of signatures in each of the five congressional districts as well as statewide.
One of the not-so-small gifts of living in a representative democracy is that you can’t accomplish things alone. Whether you’re trying to get a stop sign put up on a dangerous corner or to change U.S. policy on greenhouse gas emissions, you have to reach out to others. And learning how to persuade, motivate, and involve them — learning the skills of active citizenship, in other words — makes this a stronger, more resilient country.
Remember the good old days when our constituents could simply agree to disagree?
State Rep. Jim Olsen, R-Sallisaw, was just trying to answer constituent questions about the recent kerfuffle over whether women in Oklahoma can legally go bare-chested in public.
Questions have been raised about billboards that appear to be advertising for recreational marijuana instead of medical marijuana. The interim study was requested by Rep. Tammy Townley, R-Ardmore, who said constituents had called for the study.
The congressman fielded questions on a range of topics, from gun control, immigration and veteran unemployment to President Trump’s future and the trade war with China.
From 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday, staff members will be at the Washington County Adult Center, 300 Angus Ave., Dewey.
From 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, they will be in the Bartlesville Public Library, 600 S. Johnstone Ave., Bartlesville.
“I’m grateful to my fellow members for their support of these bills and others I’ve authored this year, and hope the House will move quickly to join the Senate in voting for these measures.”
Imagine that: Medical marijuana could be safe, legal, regulated and taxed in one county and prosecuted a few miles down the road. What gets you over the nausea of chemotherapy in Guymon, gets you thrown in jail in Boise City.
It has been more than a year since Tulsa has had a full representation in the U.S. House.