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Republicans are to blame for financial mess

The Republicans are scamming voters in Oklahoma again. They cut taxes, supposedly to help everyone but actually to line the …

April 18th, 2016 |  

Reader says Republicans, not oil and gas decline caused budge woes

As huge budget cuts are destroying public schools and colleges and kicking thousands of people out of life-giving medical care, …

April 3rd, 2016 |  

Safe room in the works for Colbert

The town of Colbert is well in to a project that will benefit all it’s citizens, none other than a …

March 26th, 2016 |  

Imagine Durant director responds to Senator Brecheen

A response to Sen. Josh Brecheen’s article “The Most Efficient Use of Funds.” My name is Kara Hendrickson and I …

March 26th, 2016 |  

The most efficient use of funds

The most efficient use of funds

When the state is facing a $1.3 billion shortfall, every dollar under the state purview must be vetted to ensure …

March 22nd, 2016 |  

Reader says nation continues to turn its back on God

Seems with each New Year our great nation, which has been so blessed by God Almighty-Creator of man and all …

March 16th, 2016 |  

Readers say more Democrats should be elected

All elections have consequences, but the ones in 2016 will be especially important. On March 1, we’ll vote in Democratic …

February 27th, 2016 |  

Pointe Vista settlement agreement questioned

Almost five months ago, Governor Fallin announced a “Settlement Agreement” and the abandoned lawsuit, “Commissioners of the Land Office v. …

February 17th, 2016 |  

‘The Talk’ on finding a nursing home

Being parents we dread having to have “The Talk” with our kids once they reach that age. How about having …

February 17th, 2016 |  

Reader disappointed state ranks 45th in health

I was shocked to hear at a recent meeting that Oklahoma ranks 45th in citizen health. Oklahoma citizens are strong …

February 17th, 2016 |  

House looking into budget issues

House looking into budget issues

The Second Session of the 55th Legislature began on Feb. 1 with the State of the State address given by …

February 6th, 2016 |  

Land Commission secrecy and the Pointe Vista ‘Settlement’

It’s been four months since the CLO v Pointe Vista Development “Settlement Agreement” announced by Governor Mary Fallin. The Oklahoma …

January 16th, 2016 |  

Colbert’s ISO rating lowered

I finally allowed myself to attend a Colbert City Council meeting this Monday night, for the first time in a …

January 16th, 2016 |  

Of Christmas, a classic and dad …

Before his well earned retirement, my father was a master electrician by trade. A part of that working class society …

December 24th, 2015 |  

Republicans are making a really big mistake

When I read the December 13th front-page Durant Daily Democrat article “Tax cuts exacerbating bust-driven budget crisis in Oklahoma” about …

December 23rd, 2015 |  

Nursing homes and the holidays

Thanksgiving has passed and Christmas is upon us. For some it may feel like just another day. That feeling can …

December 19th, 2015 |  

Pointe Vista & The State: Redefining Privatization

In 2004, the state land commission issued a Request For Proposals (RFP) for the “Lake Texoma Redevelopment.” It was described …

December 17th, 2015 |  

Former chairman of DIA explains TIF

Much has been written about the Tax Increment Financing Program recently in the Democrat. I would like to share my …

November 21st, 2015 |  

Newspaper media inform readers about the best deals on Black Friday and throughout the season

Newspaper media inform readers about the best deals on Black Friday and throughout the season

The infamous day-after-Thanksgiving retail bonanza – affectionately dubbed “Black Friday” – is always a major event for newspapers. Readers look …

November 21st, 2015 |  

Education underfunded in Oklahoma

It would seem the time is here to add a verse to our state song “Oklahoma” with apologies to Rodgers …

November 19th, 2015 |  

Judge should reject Pointe Vista settlement

Six weeks ago Governor Fallin announced the Oklahoma Commissioners of the Land Office (CLO) “voted to approve a settlement” in …

October 31st, 2015 |  

Cutting taxes for the wealthy doesn’t help economy

Nobody enjoys paying taxes. But we all appreciate having first responders to call when a fire or a burglary upsets …

October 28th, 2015 |  

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