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Sunshine is always right, regardless of part

Open government is not a political platform.It is a basic American right.The political landscape is more polarized than ever and there seems to be little common ground for conservatives and … more

How would you react?

If you went to a Walmart store or a supermarket and were told by the manager at the entrance that you could buy anything you wanted that the store has in stock, but that you must also buy a can of … more

Respect for communications specialists

To the Editor:My husband passed away in January 2010. I needed something to do with my time and ended up taking a job with the city as a dispatcher for the police department. My history was primarily … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Fort Hood PTSD study gives hope for faster recovery:At Fort Hood’s Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, researchers studied the effect of prolonged exposure therapy, in which patients … more

A $300,000 bond issue for buses and vehicles to transport students in the Blair Public School District will go before voters in a special election on Tuesday, Jan. 9.The Blair School District … more

How Altus alum Jerry King became an OU legend

When my University of Oklahoma former track teammates gather, we often talk about everything from specific races to how one teammate, Randy Wilson, made the 1980 Olympic team but didn’t get to … more

Why buying local reinvests in your own community

From all indications, the current cotton crop may set a record this year. With that in mind, you may feel the urge to pull a few more bills out of your pocketbooks this holiday season.When you do so, … more

How an Altus alum changed my athletic career

I owe a debt of gratitude to Altus, not because I bought the newspaper here, but because of Dr. J. Dan Metcalf, who helped change my athletic career in high school that led me to eventually run track … more

The truth about the trade deficit

Last month, the Trump administration issued its objectives for a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. There is much about the trade agreement that should be modernized, such as … more

Oklahoma editorial roundup

EPA director travelTulsa WorldIf we were supposed to be shocked to learn that Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is going home on weekends, we’re not.A fishing … more

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
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