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Filling the hole

It has been some time since my last correspondence. The reason for my delay in writing is that I simply do not know what to say. To say I am frustrated with our failure to pass a budget would be a … more

Readers say Trump is betraying people who elected him

It’s sad to see the way President Trump is betraying the very people who put him into office. Many of them believed, according to interviews with Trump supporters done by multiple TV reporters, … more

Resident says city makes ‘bad deals’

Why does the City of Durant make bad deals?In 2006, the city of Durant entered into a contract with North Star Development to extend Larkspur Lane to and across Chuckwa Creek and then further north. … more

Many elderly are ashamed to speak of abuse

Abuse is a word that most people do not like to talk about. Abuse happens all over the world, which is scary in itself. It has been reported that thousands of adult Oklahomans suffer Abuse, Neglect, … more

Win some, lose some

I apologize for taking so long to write, but I have been extremely busy with our state budget. I am proud to have completed the 56th Legislative Session of 2017 and finally be able to say we passed … more

Oklahoma’s death penalty is a failed public policy

Earlier this month, the Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission issued their findings after spending a year examining our capital punishment system. The Commission concluded that it is costly and … more

Tough Decisions

I have received numerous questions about teacher pay raises. The House passed a bill for teacher pay raises and has a plan for funding it, but it is unclear if the Senate will approve the budget plan … more

Working to Preserve Services for District 19

I have spoken to people at the Department of Human Services, and they indicate they have no plans to close the Antler’s office. They said these kinds of decisions could not be made until they … more
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