in a world where children come to school unfed, unwashed, unvaccinated and unready to learn, a story about a boy who worries that he might flunk grammar school because he cut English class doesn't have much relevance.
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Wayne is the editorial pages editor of the Tulsa World and a political columnist. A fourth-generation Oklahoman, he previously served as the World’s city editor for 13 years and as a reporter at the state Capitol of four years. Phone: 918-581-8308
It boils down to this: SQ 814 will improve the way we fund Medicaid in Oklahoma, and we're almost certainly going to get to vote on it in November. It's a good idea and there's no better time to consider it. All of which, it turns out, is very good news.
It was Monday, Jan. 12. It was cloudy in Los Angeles. We were working the burglary/auto division. The boss was Capt. Green....
Jack Webb taught me a lot about life, the column says, including a lesson in implicit bias that I never knew I was getting.
"Last Saturday night was exciting around my house for all the wrong reasons," the column says.
"Before we experience more rapid erosion of faith in law and social norms that bind us, we need to unlock the best of our nature and examine all options," the column says.
I'm glad that 50.48% of the Oklahoma voters agreed with about SQ 802 on June 30, the column says. A year from now, we'll start learning exactly what it will mean for the state.
"Refusings to wear a mask in crowded public places isn't a protected political expression," the editorial says. "It's a bull-headed act of ignorance, denial and self-posssession."
"Medicaid Expansion makes sense for Oklahoma hospitals," the writer says. "More importantly, it makes sense for the people of Oklahoma."
"There was some pretty quick evidence that the idea was going to catch on, Slater told me. People who worked at the state Capitol and voted by absentee ballot were in his office on election day demanding stickers. They were getting harassed by people who thought they were shirkers."
"The more I’ve followed the issue the more I’ve become convinced that expansion will make the state financially and physically healthier and that we can’t afford to continue refusing $1 billion year just because it comes from legislation signed by Barack Obama," the column says/