Opinions

Sports opinion: Spring sports athletes also deserve your support

Spring time is always an exciting time of year across the country. The weather is finally starting to warm up and the flowers are beginning to bloom. Sports in the spring are also exciting with March Madness and the National Collegiate Athletic Association basketball tournament, the Masters, which commences the major tournament season in professional…

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Spotlight: Cigarette tax increase could help

The Oklahoma House of Representatives Appropriations and Budget Committee voted 17-10 Monday for House Bill 1841 by Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang. The bill proposes a $1.50 per pack increase in the state’s cigarette tax and would direct revenue from the proposed tax increase into health care. The bill would have to get at least 75…

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Yukon has pieces to make deep playoff run in Class 6A

It’s that time of year again sports fans. High School basketball playoffs begin around the state of Oklahoma next week across Class 6A and people are already starting to make their bets on who is going to be raising the gold ball in mid-March in Tulsa. Most “experts” across the state are favoring Tulsa Union…

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Another life taken, still no answers

Although members of the community are working with state Representative Mike Sanders, R-Kingfisher, and other local representatives to demand stricter driving under the influence laws that can prevent more innocent lives being taken by impaired drivers, there has to be more that can be done. Amanda “Mandy” Starkey-Carson and Nhu Huong both lost their lives…

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Sports opinion: State of Oklahoma king of the college football bowl season

Going into the 2016-2017 college football bowl season, all of the state schools in Oklahoma were participating in bowls. All three schools were entering games that were considered “toss-up” games with Tulsa taking Central Michigan, Oklahoma State taking on Colorado and Oklahoma taking on Auburn. Tulsa’s match up with Central Michigan was intriguing because of…

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No one should EVER drive under the influence

Before 2017 even begun, a Yukon woman—Amanda “Mandy” Starkey-Carson—lost her life due to a drunk driver on the Kilpatrick Turnpike on New Year’s Eve. As I was enjoying New Year’s Day, my fiancé came across the story and informed me of it. From then on, the day was no longer enjoyable. I wrote a short…

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Patience is key as Yukon searches for next football coach

Earlier this month, Yukon High School head football coach Brian Sauser resigned from his position to move closer to family in Iowa. Shortly after his resignation, I met with Yukon Public Schools Director of Athletics Mike Clark about what he is looking for in the next head football coach for the Millers. One of the…

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Mixon’s legal team partially to blame in tragic situation at Oklahoma

Last Friday, the video of Oklahoma football star Joe Mixon punching fellow OU student Amelia Molitor was released to the public. Since the very minute of its release, a firestorm broke out through social media, television, radio and print media outlets blasting Sooner head football coach Bob Stoops, University of Oklahoma Athletic Director Joe Castiglione…

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Citizens encouraged to be involved with city government

As I was attending the last couple of City Council meetings, I noticed there were two weeks in a row with public hearings that no citizens appeared to comment on. Furthermore, there aren’t usually a lot of citizens who attend the City Council meetings in general, and there are almost never any citizens at the…

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