The Edmond Sun


  • MS_crash map.jpg Edmond Police Department releases crash map

    As part of its continuing effort to reduce the number of crashes in the city, the Edmond Police Department has released a crash map.

    April 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • Guild, Tom.jpg Guild: Ruling skews political process toward rich

    EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one in a series of stories about candidates seeking the 5th District Congressional seat. Other candidates who have announced plans to file for the office April 9-11 are Corporation Commissioner Patrice Douglas, Sen. Clark Jolley, Rep. Mike Turner, Rep. Shane Jett and Harvey Sparks on the GOP side. Other Democrats who announced for the seat are state Sen. Al McAffrey, Keith Davenport and Marilyn Rainwater.

    Congressional 5th District candidate Tom Guild said last week’s Supreme Court ruling on campaign finance will skew politics in support of the super-wealthy and weaken the voices of millions of Americans. The ruling poses a danger to American democracy, he said.
    Last week’s 5-4 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court removed a restriction that excluded individuals from contributing to more than one federal candidate during a two-year election cycle. This ruling did not change any individual’s base contribution limit of giving no more than $2,600 per individual candidate during a primary or general election.

    April 8, 2014 2 Photos

  • AT&T hiring more than 3,000 retail employees

    AT&T will hire more than 3,000 retail sales and sales management employees nationwide during the next several months. The new employees are needed to meet increased customer demand in the company’s growing retail business.
    “AT&T’s award-winning retail team is focused on delivering an extraordinary customer experience with every interaction,” said Paul Roth, president of retail sales and service for AT&T Mobility. “We are pleased to invite more people to join the AT&T family and add to an already amazing team.”

    April 8, 2014

  • CoBank gives $50,000 to Regional Food Bank

    The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma has received a $50,000 gift from CoBank, a member of the Farm Credit System and one of the largest providers of credit to the U.S. rural economy. The funds will be used to support the Regional Food Bank’s hunger-relief programs outside the metro area.

    April 7, 2014

  • OCCC Aquatic Center joins Starfish Aquatic Institute

    The Oklahoma City Community College Aquatic Center recently joined the Starfish Aquatics Institute as a lifeguard and swim instructor training center.

    April 7, 2014

  • OSU’s Spears School of Business earns accreditation approval from AACSB

    Oklahoma State University’s Spears School of Business was notified recently that its accreditation with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International has been extended for a full five-year period.

    April 7, 2014

  • 297px-Starbucks_Corporation_Logo_2011.svg.png Why Starbucks won't recycle your paper coffee cup

    When you drop that used white paper cup into the bin next to the door at a Starbucks, have you done your part to save the planet? Starbucks has long hoped that you would think so. After all, there's no better way to attract an affluent, eco-conscious clientele than to convince customers that your disposable product is "renewable."

    April 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • Obama plans orders to boost equal pay for women

    President Barack Obama plans two executive actions this week to promote equal pay for women — and to promote equal pay as a critical issue for Democrats this election year.
    One action, an executive order, will prohibit federal contractors from retaliating against employees who talk about how much money they make, according to an administration official familiar with the plans.

    April 7, 2014

  • Long-term unemployed are still strong hires, study shows

    People who have been out of work for an extended period, once hired, tend to be just as productive on the job as those with more typical work histories, according to an analysis of almost 20,000 employees.

    April 5, 2014

  • Mercy Health System selected to manage OSU Medical Center in Tulsa

    The Oklahoma State University Medical Authority in Tulsa announced at its meeting this week the selection of Mercy Health System as the medical organization to manage the 249-bed Oklahoma State University Medical Center hospital in downtown Tulsa.
    The OSU Medical Center is the nation’s largest osteopathic teaching hospital working directly with the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine to train about 150 primary care physicians annually. In addition, the hospital provides healthcare to the medically underserved population across northeast Oklahoma and provides nearly 1,000 jobs to the region. In the past year, the hospital served more than 45,000 individuals in the emergency room and 25,000 patient visits.

    April 5, 2014