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Taking the Lead on Victim Protection

Mar 25, 2015 4:07am

Since the passage of the landmark Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, the United States has been a leader in the international community’s fight to end modern day slavery. This law ushered...

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State Capitol Week in Review

Feb 25, 2015 4:07am

In each regular session the legislature may refer up to three proposed constitutional amendments to voters.

This year 27 proposals were filed in the House of Representatives and 15 were...

Let Me Call You Sweetheart

Feb 25, 2015 4:07am

Have you ever had a dream that through the years you finally decided your dream was never going to happen? My dream has been that some day out of the blue someone would appear at my door and sing...

Hutchinson Announces Prison Reform Plan

Feb 25, 2015 4:07am

In the months leading to this session, members knew prison overcrowding in our state would be an issue that would demand due diligence.

On average, there are 2,500 state prisoners being held...

No Single Answer To Prison Blues

Feb 24, 2015 3:07pm

There is no doubt that one of the biggest issues deviling county administrators, legislators and communities is trying to decide what can be done about our county jails and state prisons. Most of...

Wishing for a Few Snowflakes

Feb 18, 2015 4:07am

I love the four seasons. I even love winter. This has been the strangest winter I have ever known. I almost feel as if I live in the middle of Oklahoma because of all the wind we have had this...

State Capitol Week in Review

Feb 18, 2015 4:07am

In each regular session the legislature may refer up to three proposed constitutional amendments to voters.

This year 27 proposals were filed in the House of Representatives and 15 were...

Let’s Work Together

Feb 18, 2015 4:07am

I remember it was either 1998 or ‘99 and I was a young journalist with the Poteau Daily News. I have always been a bit of a trivia junkie, so when they asked if I wanted to be on a team for the...

Session Extended to April 10th

Feb 18, 2015 4:07am

House committees have been hearing an increasing amount of proposed legislation as we now enter our 6th week of the Regular Session.

This week we began to address overcrowding in our state...

Did You Know?

Feb 18, 2015 4:07am

Did you watch the Sons of Liberty on the History Channel last month? Well according to the TV By the Numbers website 3.3 million viewers watched the first episode. The show was a huge hit with 1.4...

National Security Strategy Poses Problems

Feb 18, 2015 4:07am

The Problems with the President’s National Security Strategy

Earlier this month, a pilot in the Royal Jordanian Air Force was burned alive by radical Islamists.

That same week, the...

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