Commentary John Thompson
The bipartisan MAPS for Kids Student Achievement Committee knew that
Oklahoma City could not increase student performance without first
creating safe and orderly schools. We also knew that would be our
A new report shows that nearly 140,000 metro public school students and workers are unprotected during severe weather.
News Tim Farley
More than 140,000 public school students, teachers and staff members in
the Oklahoma City metro are unprotected from potential killer tornadoes,
according to a survey commissioned by an Oklahoma lawmaker.
Thanks to a free wellness program, losing pounds can make a world of difference in OKC residents’ lives.
News Angela Chambers
A major car accident left an Oklahoma City woman with significant pain
and a long recovery. This led to substantial weight gain, which resulted
in high blood pressure and other health complications.
Letters to the Editor Jason Weger
After a federal judge ruled that Oklahoma’s ban on same-sex marriage is
unconstitutional, Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin and Representative James
Lankford quickly came out against the ruling.
News Ben Felder
As the Aretha Franklin classic song “Respect” belted out from the speakers near the south steps of the Oklahoma Statehouse, tens of thousands of teachers chanted the lyrics back in unison.
Letters to the Editor Mack Paul
H.L. Menken once wrote that “for every complex problem there is an
answer that is clear, simple and wrong.” This is most certainly the case
with the Reading Sufficiency Act that mandates retention in the third
grade for students scoring an unsatisfactory on the reading test.
News Ben Felder
Parents are urging Gov. Mary Fallin to sign a bill that would allow them to work with teachers to decide if a third-grader who struggles with reading should be promoted to the fourth grade.