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Expanding investments at small airports

As a certificated pilot with more than 11,000 flight hours, I know firsthand the needs of pilots, the general aviation community, and how to improve airport infrastructure. A robust general aviation … more

Small kindness on a small street

“There’s no such thing as someone else’s war.”This is a line from a song sung by Jason Isbell, an Alabama born songwriter, who I’ve been listening to lately.So much is … more

Oklahoma editorial roundup

Taxes on servicesThe OklahomanThis year, Gov. Mary Fallin called for applying the state’s 4.5 percent sales tax to numerous services, which would have increased taxes $839.7 million annually. … more

VA centers need more outside oversight

Our veterans fought to secure our freedom and security, and they deserve the best possible medical care. But for too long this care has not been provided. There has never been a more opportune time … more

A big ‘thank you’ to the APD

I’d like to take a moment this week to commend the Altus Police Department for their efficient work this week.We had a string of shootings over the weekend that rocked our community. I … more

A decision on North Korea

For more than fifty years the United States has had a contentious and adverse relationship with North Korea. Since the end of the Korean War in 1953, we have maintained a military presence in South … more

Rediscovering the magic of fireworks

I’ve had the pleasure of seeing some fantastic fireworks displays in my life, and most of them happened by accident.When I was a kid living in Lawton, my parents took my brother and I to Fort … more

Investing in military infrastructure keeps Altus and our nation safe

President Ronald Reagan said during his 1986 State of the Union address that “spending for defense is investing in things that are priceless — peace and freedom.”If we do not invest … more

US editorial roundup provided

The New York TimesDefy party, fight forvoters on health careWe do not know a lot about what is in the health care bill that Republicans are trying to rush through the Senate, but what we do know … more

Use extra caution in foggy weather

Most of the time when we hit the road in our part of the world, the weather is either scorching hot or freezing cold. There only seems to be a few weeks of perfect weather for us every year.There are … more

Warmest thanks and gratitude expressed

Editor,On behalf of the entire Balque family, we would like to thank everyone who helped us during the passing of our loved one, Dorsin Balque. We are grateful for the support and assistance we … more
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