• Tahlequah Daily Press

It's common in Oklahoma and other states with high populations of religious folks to condemn homosexuality. They say they have a biblical basis for their opinion, and the First Amendment guarantees them the right to voice their beliefs.

  • By Barrett Vanlandingham | CNHI Oklahoma

I was driving down Willey Street in Fort Gibson recently when I noticed a small SUV about 200 yards away in the oncoming lane. This wouldn’t normally be a big deal, but she kept drifting closer to the line, and at times over the line. As we passed each other, I noticed her looking down at her phone. But since this article is not about safe driving practices, I will make the connection to something even more important: crossing spiritual lines.

  • By Kim Poindexter | CNHI Oklahoma
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Last week, I recalled the golden era of disaster flicks - the early 1970s, which brought us celluloid sensations like "The Towering Inferno," "The Poseidon Adventure," "The Hindenburg," and "Earthquake." Several friends also waxed nostalgic at the mention, which was prompted by an airing of "Inferno" one evening.

  • By Bill John Baker | CNHI Oklahoma
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Cherokee Nation continues to lead northeast Oklahoma, as well as Indian Country, in embracing green energy solutions. Recently, we dedicated a new solar power canopy at the Cherokee Nation’s W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex in Tahlequah. It will harness the power of the sun to charge electric vehicles and provide additional power to our complex. Cherokee Nation is the first tribal government in Oklahoma to build and utilize a solar canopy like this. We have always been good stewards of the land, and this is another example of exceptional natural resource conservation.

  • Joe Malan | Enid News & Eagle
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I hope everyone who attended thoroughly enjoyed the music, as I have for so many years. I'm only 31, but it feels like Mannheim Steamroller has been a part of my life forever.

  • Dave Ruthenberg | Enid News & Eagle

And as a long as the Democratic party and its accolades continue in their unhinged, manic pursuit to tear down the Donald Trump presidency, you have reason to continue to smile ...

  • David Christy | Enid News & Eagle

If I had a vote to choose the single most-enduring icon from American history, it would be John Hancock's signature.

 

  • Joe Malan | Enid News & Eagle

Rather than thinking of the sun as the center, think of the Milky Way as the center, and these small satellite galaxies as planets orbiting around that center.

  • Tahlequah Daily Press

No one who has worked for any length of time with sexual abuse victims is surprised at the number of women coming forward to complain about their treatment by high-profile men. Advocates will also say that for most of these men, it's not about sex at all; it's about power. When people ascend to such lofty status, many succumb to the temptation to see how far they can push the boundaries, and how securely they can get subordinates beneath their thumbs.

  • By Barrett Vanlandingham | CNHI Oklahoma

We use the word “like” in a lot of ways. Someone who definitely does not want to go along with something might say, “Like, uh, NO!” ('80s valley girl inflection). Others use the word to indicate their fondness of someone. And if you spend much time on social media, you know hitting the “like” button is a way to show approval or support for someone’s post on Facebook, or the “heart” button on Instagram or Twitter.

  • By Jeff Mullin | Columnist

The world is full of one-hit wonders, singers or groups whose primary claim to fame is a lone song, a singular tune that catches lightning in a bottle, not to mention the fancy of the music-buying public, and climbs to the upper reaches of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • By Kim Poindexter | CNHI Oklahoma

As I write this, I'm safely ensconced in my office on Friday, and it's kind of quiet in the newsroom. Most folks who work in offices are off the day after Thanksgiving; that's an attractive enough prospect to have caused a number of people to quit the Press over the years and go to work for some branch of the government. Government types always get more days off than private business types.

  • Tahlequah Daily Press

Last Tuesday, two stories on the front page of the Daily Press may have again reminded readers of the opioid epidemic that's sweeping the country, and in particular some of the less affluent states. Oklahoma is among those.

  • James Neal | CNHI News Oklahoma

By refusing to crumble amidst the ruins of a past life, amidst the ashes of past goals and expectations, we have the power to face an uncertain future with certain resolve.

Not only does Cherokee County hold the distinction of being one of the worst in the state for dumping animals, it's also well-known for other types of dumping. And despite the best efforts of environmentalists, there seems to be no end in sight.

  • Dave Ruthenberg | CNHI News Oklahoma

Surely, historians will look back at this point in time and note it as the age of the Delicate Snowflake.

  • By David Christy | CNHI Oklahoma

“That is the key to history. Terrific energy is expended — civilizations are built up — excellent institutions devised; but each time something goes wrong. Some fatal flaw always brings the selfish and the cruel people to the top and it all slides back into misery and ruin.” ~ C.S. Lewis

  • James Neal | CNHI News Oklahoma

We can argue about whether or not our solutions lie in being conservative, but one thing is indisputable: this Legislature ain’t it. 

  • Katherine Farrow/The Duncan Banner

“I lost my mom last September. —It was just a shock. Everything just kind of was crazy. It was really tumultuous and there [were] a lot of things that happened subsequent to that, that made me feel really down.

  • Crapemyrtle Corner Carolyn Rodgers

While driving around town it’s nice seeing crapemyrtles displaying their new leaves.  This time period is when they actually grow because once they start blooming they put all their energy into making flowers, not top growth.  If you have a branch that is dead you can remove it as it will not come back to life.  It will also tidy up the appearance of your plant.  You can now look forward to beautiful blooms this summer.

  • Editorials are a consensus of The Duncan Banner’s editorial board.

We find it to be crucial that the voters in Duncan approve the passing of both bonds up for election next week.