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OUR VIEW: Re-elect Sheriff Whetsel
Public safety is a core function of government. It should be one of the top priorities of every elected official in Oklahoma. On Nov. 6, voters in Oklahoma County will be asked to assess how their public safety is being handled in the county by choosing a sheriff for the next four years.
It’s about time
After one year of paid leave, Tim Wheeler is no longer employed by the Edmond Fire Department.
OUR VIEW: Rhodes rises to the top
On Tuesday, Republican voters in Oklahoma County will be asked to choose between two men to serve as the next court clerk for the county. Tim Rhodes and Rep. Charles Key came out of four Republicans in the June primary election to vie for the spot. The primary runoff election will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.
OUR VIEW: U.S. energy policy needs work
Corporation Commissioner Patrice Douglas recently told a congressional committee that one-size-fits-all regulation of the energy sector actually can be counterproductive.
OUR VIEW: Vote did little to help
Last week’s vote by the U.S. House of Representatives to repeal health care reform was little more than showboating for the cameras.
OUR VIEW: Primary leaves much to think about in state
Tuesday’s GOP primary election capped several weeks of intense Republican-on-Republican bashing. Voter fatigue from the confusing myriad of claims clearly showed in the low 16 percent voter turnout.
OUR VIEW: Cultural center needs OKC
When Gov. Frank Keating and his wife Cathy led a huge fundraising effort in the 1990s to see the completion of the Capitol dome, hundreds of regular Oklahomans rallied to the cause. Children collected pennies and donors gave what they could to see the project come to fruition.
OUR VIEW: It's time for I-35 to shine
Many across the nation have debated the merits of government action in the realm of economic development. They question whether government can have an appropriate role in aiding the development of commerce, and whether this creates a situation of a powerful entity choosing winners and losers.
OUR VIEW: Fundraisers make an impression
Edmond students in both public and private schools showed their community spirit in February and March by raising $1.18 million total for charity.
OUR VIEW: Taking care of some old business
Earlier this month, the City Council filled an unexpected vacancy when Ward 4 Councilman David Miller took an out-of-state job opportunity.
Filling the position until the 2013 election is financial adviser Nick Massey. He’s a familiar face to Edmond Sun readers, having contributed a regular financial column for almost five years. We would like to congratulate Massey on attaining the Ward 4 council seat and we wish him the best as he learns the ropes at city hall.
But Massey’s appointment caps an almost unprecedented amount of change within the City Council structure.
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