The Edmond Sun

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  • OUR VIEW: Throw out government cheaters

    Conservatives for decades have argued that government is too bloated, that the United States is becoming over-regulated and that both conditions are harmful to our economic future.
    Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Oklahoma, and Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., have highlighted an issue that just proves that the U.S. government truly needs a good pruning.
    More than 311,000 federal employees and retirees now owe a total of $3.5 billion in federal taxes, according to the IRS. That’s right — billion with a “b.”
    According to a fact sheet released by Coburn’s office, the IRS has found the following delinquencies:

    July 22, 2013

  • OUR VIEW: Let’s regulate digital signs already

    For those who have paid any attention to the city’s tortured discussion these past three years about updating its sign ordinance, we don’t blame any of you for being confused. It’s hard not to be when City Council members are so clearly confused themselves about what they really want, in particular regarding electronic messaging center signs.

    June 24, 2013

  • Be Edmond needs your help

    BMX star and local legend Mat Hoffman knows what’s it like to fall from great heights and find yourself at one of the worst low points in life. He also knows how to climb back up and tackle life’s problems head on.

    May 13, 2013

  • OUR VIEW: Be Edmond needs your help

    BMX star and local legend Mat Hoffman knows what’s it like to fall from great heights and find yourself at one of the worst low points in life. He also knows how to climb back up and tackle life’s problems head on.

    May 13, 2013

  • OUR VIEW: OKPOP — great idea, bad timing

    The Route 66 museum in Clinton has been such a success that Bob Blackburn, executive director of the Oklahoma Historical Society, said the turnaround project proves that popular culture is a best-seller when it comes to museum projects. It also proved that when a community gets behind a project and raises the funds to launch it, they all can reap the rewards of the increased tourism and recognition.

    April 1, 2013

  • OUR VIEW: Choice is clear

    This Tuesday, Edmond residents are asked to go to the polls to choose between incumbent Mayor Charles Lamb and Richard Prawdzienski for the office of mayor. Voters citywide also will be asked to consider whether to retain Nick Massey as its Ward 4 councilmember or select newcomer Shilpa Abbitt, an engineer employed by Devon Energy in Oklahoma City.

    March 29, 2013

  • Vote yes for $80M bond

    February 1, 2013

  • OUR VIEW: Line-item budgets should return

    Some may have made fun of the nickname — the Doomsday deal — but the thought behind new Speaker of the House T.W. Shannon’s move to name a House committee specifically to monitor federal dollars coming into Oklahoma was right on target.

    January 18, 2013

  • OUR VIEW: Economic development plan deserves consideration

    An economist recently told the Edmond City Council that the entire Oklahoma City metropolitan area has the potential to boom with economic growth in the next decade. Edmond officials are making plans now to be ready for that potential growth to ensure the city gets its fair share of the economic pie.

    January 4, 2013

  • OUR VIEW: Doing the right thing

    On Wednesday, the Oklahoma House of Representatives and the Senate swore in their newly elected and re-elected members in preparation of the 2013 legislative session. It was a moment for those elected to public office to savor their success, share their victory with family and friends who came to watch the ceremonies and be cordial with their new colleagues.

    November 17, 2012