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  • Fightin' Words: CHS football's ship needs steering

    Last year's team built a fine foundation for a future legacy, but there is still plenty of navigating to do and the captain is missing.

    May 30, 2014

  • airplanes-work-1.jpg Airfare honesty? It may be an oxymoron

    The issue of fare advertising has taken on a renewed sense of urgency now that Congress is considering removing the Transportation Department's full-fare advertising rule, which requires airlines and ticket sellers to display a price that you can actually book.

    May 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Chickasha Public Schools changes will create whole new administration in 2014

    The past few months have been almost revolutionary for Chickasha Public Schools front office and CHS administration.

    May 24, 2014

  • Everything is political these days, even commencement speeches

    It's the end of the school year, which means caps and gowns, graduation parties and, lately, commencement speakers who withdraw at the last minute amid controversy.
    International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde became the latest graduation speaker to back out after student protests, telling Smith College Monday that she will not be speaking at its May 18 ceremony.

    May 20, 2014

  • It's time for citizens to let their voices be heard without fear of repercussion

    Last week I asked our readers to submit letters detailing what they would like to see changed in Chickasha. This request was met with some success, but sadly I was given permission to print only one correspondence. 

    May 18, 2014

  • screenshot facebook.jpg The joy of losing friends on Facebook

    I'm on a Facebook cleanse, and it's making me fall back in love with the social network I couldn't stand for years. You should do it, too.

    May 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • michael-sam-boyfriend-300x175.jpg How ESPN, Michael Sam and his boyfriend broke new ground

    Like football fans everywhere, ESPN knew that Michael Sam, the first openly gay pro football prospect, was going to be the story of last week's NFL draft. What it didn't know was whether Sam would even be drafted, given the attention generated by the self-disclosure of his sexual orientation in February and his fading stock among draft watchers.

    May 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • Is hashtag activism better than doing nothing? Or about the same?

    More than 1 million people — including first lady Michelle Obama — have tweeted the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls. But whether they're helping the more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria or hopping on some kind of first-world digital bandwagon depends, frankly, on whom you ask.

    May 12, 2014

  • mothersday.jpg On Mother's Day weekend, things I wish I taught my son

    Because every woman has, or has had, a mother — and knows, if only through stories, her grandmaternal forebears as well — to become a mother is to step into a hall of mirrors. In its most essential state, however, motherhood involves a single, mutual reflection. 

    May 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Warmer weather could mean heavier activity for sheriff's office

    April has brought warmer weather finally and just like nature comes alive, so does our activity level. Your Deputies are getting a little busier taking calls. I am sure we will keep a handle on things through the summer. Working toward that end our office has committed to assist in a statewide Impaired Driver Enforcement Campaign. State funding from the Highway Safety Office will be provided to participating agencies to pay law enforcement officers to concentrate additional man hours on impaired drivers. The campaign is scheduled to start around July 4th and continue to the end of the year. We hope to accomplish at least two things during this. Right now Oklahoma statistically has one of the highest rates of accidents involving impaired drivers in the nation. This campaign could change that. The other thing is many thieves get a little impaired to get their nerve up to go out and commit their crimes. So, inevitably during this campaign many of them could be caught either on their way to or from committing a crime.    

    May 11, 2014

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