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Remembering Chief Wilma Mankiller


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Laura Boyd
I write this tribute to former Cherokee Nation Chief Wilma Mankiller with sadness and great humility. All readers know of her passing from this realm on April 6. For those of you who know a little mor...
 
Thursday, April 15, 2010

Tender years


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Laura Boyd
With the holidays now upon us, many thoughts turn to our children. What do they want for Christmas? Can we find a babysitter? How to maintain some semblance of schedule? And yes, our hearts go out to ...
 
Thursday, December 11, 2008

Seasonal themes


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Laura Boyd
I have several themes on my mind today that are pertinent to the season. What a thrill we have in Central Oklahoma with the successes of University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University football, ...
 
Thursday, November 6, 2008

Pay it forward


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Laura Boyd
Oklahoma City, and many other regional communities recently opened our doors to victims of hurricanes Gustav and Ike. We are all proud of the continued, reliable, gracious generosity of our citizens, ...
 
Thursday, October 9, 2008

Hope and promise


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Laura Boyd
DENVER " I write this from the Democratic National Convention in Denver as a Clinton delegate representing Oklahoma. Only halfway through the week's events, I have heard Sen. Hillary Clinton at t...
 
Thursday, September 4, 2008

Speak 'Fourth'


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Laura Boyd
The Fourth of July is a special day for many of us: families, friends and loved ones; for veterans, for active and reserve duty soldiers; for those who aspire to be Americans and for young and for old...
 
Thursday, July 3, 2008

Killed bills


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Laura Boyd
In my Jan. 30 commentary, I challenged this Legislature to a session focused on issues of concern to a bipartisan electorate. I also posed another scenario in which elected officials could instead "pa...
 
Thursday, June 5, 2008

Who speaks for them?


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Laura Boyd
I heard a lot last month about the presidential candidates. I heard a lot about Rep. Sally Kern. I heard a lot about SuperSonics basketball. These news stories flooded the papers, TV news reports and ...
 
Thursday, May 1, 2008

Sick call


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Laura Boyd
What is more "Oklahoman" than football, the Fourth of July and " well " fast foods? Apparently, we could also add to the list of common experiences flu, colds and respiratory illnesses.   How d...
 
Thursday, April 3, 2008

Eyes wide open


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Laura Boyd
I'm proud of us Oklahomans. Like much of the country, we, too, showed up to vote on Feb. 5. Democrats and Republicans alike not only exercised a basic civic responsibility, but also clearly made many ...
 
Thursday, February 28, 2008

Bipartisan balance


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Laura Boyd
One can only wonder about the course of the many promises grabbing headlines now. In these days prior to Monday, the start of this session of the Legislature, platforms, caucus agendas and leadership ...
 
Thursday, January 31, 2008
 
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