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Driver’s education is often considered a teenage rite of passage, but budget cuts statewide are threatening extra-curricular programs.
Endeavor Games highlight success
The Endeavor Games drew more than 400 disabled athletes, their families, trainers and friends to the University of Central Oklahoma campus June 10-12. This decade-long annual event has grown in more ways than its organizers first imagined and that growth is a blessing to the entire city of Edmond.
Bad bill goes by the wayside
Much is often written about new legislation that is approved and signed by the governor, but sometimes writing about bills that failed is just as important. One such piece of legislation this session was House Bill 1559, which sought to expand the attorney-client privilege for public bodies and their attorneys.
Kern reprimand creates complications
This week’s 76-16 vote in the Oklahoma House of Representatives to reprimand one of its own marks the third such reprimand this year.
Let there be light: Grocery store debate highlights sign needs
A few Edmond residents vocally disagreed with the City Council’s granting of a sign ordinance variance to a new grocery store coming to the city. One resident even came to the meeting with a hat outfitted with flashing, red lights in the back to demonstrate his displeasure about Uptown Grocery’s proposed sign.
Terrorist reign ends
The death of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden this past weekend was long overdue. The American people have quietly gone about their daily routines for the past nine and a half years, but the exuberant display of rejoicing at the White House Sunday night shows that this action mattered deeply to us as a nation.
Will city move on conference center?
Since 2007, the Edmond Economic Development Authority has discussed, studied and pushed for the development of a conference center and hotel partnership in Edmond.
Put a lid on birther issue
Despite GOP heavy-hitters like Karl Rove and Mitt Romney urging Republicans to leave behind the so-called “birther issue” regarding where President Barack Obama’s birth took place, a recent CBS/New York Times poll shows about a quarter of Americans believe the president was born in another country.
Leaders keep tort reform promise
With the signing of a series of lawsuit reform measures into law by Gov. Mary Fallin, the hope is these reforms will be one more tool in the state’s economic tool belt to help Oklahomans prosper.
Police, city need to talk again
The Fair Labor Standards Act says employees should work 40 hours and get paid for their 40 hours. But the act also says organized groups, i.e. unions, can negotiate contracts that might offer alternative hours and other conditions.
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