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More than 30 faith leaders were arrested Monday for observing the Season of Advent — the pre-Christmas season in which Christians await the arrival of a brown-skinned refugee child known as Jesus.

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In the pre-internet world, American entertainer Will Rogers was a syndicated newspaper columnist. He didn’t get any likes or retweets, but a lot of people read his work. As he wisely said, “common sense ain’t common.”

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Muskogee is among the leaders in one particular technology — body cameras for law enforcement officers.

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Here's a newsflash for Mr. Gleeson: teenagers can be in appropriate, it's part of the growing-up process. It was clear Murray was not being slanderous toward any group, other than just throwing barbs at his friends.

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By gutting the 2015 sage grouse conservation plans, the Trump administration this past week signed away the protections that would have supported the survival of the sage grouse and the 350 species in the sagebrush ecosystem across 11 Western states.

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A white frame church sitting off Oklahoma 59 in Adair County proclaims over its door that it came to Oklahoma over the Trail of Tears. Some think the Cherokees who made this difficult trek in 1838 had dismantled a church from back east and carried it with them. 

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Last week Rep. Johnny Tadlock of Isabel changed his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican, feeling he could better serve his constituency in the majority party. We don’t know exactly how most southeastern Oklahoma Democrats feel about the move, but doubt there is a lot of celebrating, having just elected a person they believed would represent their interests.

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On Sept. 17, 1992, the glare of the national media spotlight shone brightly on our little town. That was the day President George H.W. Bush came to visit.

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Cherokee Nation is embarking on a huge undertaking: surveying our citizens for an accurate number of fluent Cherokee speakers. Knowing our baseline number of speakers is essential as we continue our aggressive work in Cherokee language revitalization. As of today, our Community & Cultural Outreach department has identified nearly 2,000 fluent speakers. Just a few years back, we estimated that number at about 4,000. We are losing our speakers at an incredibly rapid rate.

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Watching the world commemorate America's 41st president this week seemed to be a welcome respite from the irreverence that seems to dominate Washington these days.  

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Happened to catch an interview with Steven Spielberg on Thursday on the 25th anniversary of his critically acclaimed movie “Schindler’s List.”

A college friend of mine who moved back to Arizona many years ago, Kim Good, asked me why I was bothering to make Christmas candy this year, since I was undergoing a series of unpleasant dental procedures. Basically, I told her, it's just what I do.

Former President George H.W. Bush will be praised for his service to our country during a national memorial service today in Washington, D.C.

With the arrival of December comes the arrival also of the Christmas season and with it the traditional songs, stories and TV specials of the holiday season.

We’re hard pressed to think of anyone who has had as powerful an impact in Kansas as K-State football coach Bill Snyder, who announced his retirement over the weekend.

Friday night’s tornado that ripped through approximately 60 miles of eastern Oklahoma should be a cautionary tale to all.

Robert Frost said, "If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane." Have you had a good laugh and then thought, that felt good, I really needed a good laugh? Laughter really is a great medicine.

With the passing of former President George H.W. Bush, one senses a growing void — something missing, perhaps, from our culture, certainly from our politics.

Up until now, pretty much all Mars missions have dealt with things going on above the surface. But now, scientists and astronomers are trying to find out what lies below.

For many, many years, I was a slave to the late-November-through-New-Year’s-Day yearly cycle where everything seems to be hurried, seems to be rushed, seems like there is not enough time to do holiday things and work and sleep.

If a country isn't allowed to control its borders, is it really a nation at all? That's a question that seems begging to be asked and answered as chaos ensues on our southern border.

Ever since a left-leaning online website indicated Gov.-Elect Kevin Stitt empathized with parents who oppose mandatory vaccinations, the issue has re-emerged at the forefront. Stitt says he had his children vaccinated, and sees no reason to change current state laws, but the fact that the allegation was used against him in a pejorative fashion is telling.

President Trump signed a major tax code overhaul bill in December 2017. The president has referred to this tax-cut law as an "economic miracle." Are there any current indicators within our economic picture that would lend any validity to that statement?

This is the season of thanksgiving, of showing our gratefulness for all our many blessings. I googled the origin of our Thanksgiving Holiday. As you might expect there was no clear historical story to reference and/or it depended on who you read. The holiday has evolved to be a time to join with family, eat well and give thanks. As usual, how we got here is full of good and not so good American baggage. We hopefully acknowledge and learn not to repeat.

Even if you're not a fan, someone else in your family is - and chances are good you've purchased a few pieces of apparel in the color of a "house" at the imaginary Hogwarts School of Wizardry - red, blue, gold or green. Perhaps you were "sorted" into a house by some online quiz, the most authentic of which is at www.pottermore.com, sanctioned by author J.K. Rowling. Or maybe you just declared yourself to be in the house you find most appealing.

If you have ever found yourself looking at your outdoor Christmas lights sometime around Labor Day asking “should I take them down, or just go ahead and leave them up for this year,” you know what level of holiday un-coordination I bring to the table.

During the month of November, VA celebrates National Family Caregivers Month (NFCM) to recognize and honor caregivers of Veterans: our nation’s unsung heroes. Family members, friends and neighbors who care for veterans play a critical role in ensuring the health of our veterans, and their efforts may often go unnoticed.

Recently, Jeff Sessions resigned as the U.S. attorney general, at the request of President Trump. This has been seen by some as an action that could threaten the independence of the special counsel's investigation into the Trump White House.

Pinch me, is it really Muskogee? I’m sitting at a window on Main Street, sipping coffee, working on this column and it doesn’t seem possible. Here I am enjoying the view from a coffee shop, inside a bike shop, inside a hardware store, and it’s perfect.

A candid Roy Blunt, in a Sunday interview on "This Week," made it plain that he thinks the ongoing special investigation over alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election needs to be allowed to go forward and come to a conclusion.

 NORMAN — Oklahoma will certainly be fans of Southern California, Auburn and Ohio State on Saturday as it looks at its hopes to reach the Final Four for the College Football Playoffs.

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