Facebook’s Oversight Board has both applauded and admonished Facebook for clamping a gag order on former President Trump the day after his supporters laid siege to the national Capitol.
Holding the course syllabus, I stared at the list of unfamiliar writers: James Baldwin, Amiri Baraka, Ralph Ellison, Zora Neale Hurston, Jean Toomer, Langston Hughes, Lorraine Hansberry
TAHLEQUAH, Oklahoma – As the demands of the pandemic continue to increase, the health services arm of the country's largest Native American tribe is using the 54 students from its new medical school to help administer COVID-19 vaccines.
An important month for our country is coming February, which is the national Black History Month. It is so encouraging seeing all the pride shown during this month to respect and learn more about the history of Black people. Interwoven into the fabric of history is the knowledge, advancements, pain, struggle, and excitement of Black people.
ATLANTA — House Democrats are moving ahead with plans to strip U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of her committee assignments — without expecting the help of GOP colleagues.
MUSKOGEE, Okla. – A gunman killed five children, ages 1 to 9, and his 24-year-old brother in a mass shooting early Tuesday at a home in Muskogee, Oklahoma, where they all lived together, along with the mother of the children.
ATLANTA — Georgia Democrats in the U.S. House and state legislature are calling for U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene to resign just days after past social media activity supporting violence against high-profile Democratic leaders surfaced.
WAYNOKA, Okla. – A ferocious early morning house fire in this tiny northwest Oklahoma town claimed four lives, including two volunteer firefighters, when the roof of the one-story structure collapsed.
DALTON — A Whitfield County Sheriff's Office deputy threatened to arrest a television news crew after a reporter tried to ask embattled U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene a question at a forum she hosted in Dalton Wednesday night.
A Democratic U.S. representative plans to introduce a resolution to expel Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from Congress due to "repeated endorsements of sedition, domestic terrorism and political violence."
TAHLEQUAH, Oklahoma – Despite no federal reserve of COVID-19 vaccines to release to states, shots continue to be rolled out in Oklahoma health systems, which need more blood donations as the number of people hospitalized has increased.
TAHLEQUAH, Oklahoma – A letter to constituents from a county sheriff in Northeastern Oklahoma, declaring his jurisdiction a "Second Amendment sanctuary," is drawing praise from gun rights advocates and criticism from citizens who fear it sends the wrong message.
DALTON — U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Rome, tried to dismiss media reports that she supported violence against Democratic politicians in social media posts, but the posts have resurfaced and Democrats are not buying her claims.
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented new challenges for health care systems, and providers in Northeastern Oklahoma are looking for new ways to treat patients while administering vaccines to slow the rate of infection.
The violent mob that stormed the national Capitol Wednesday repulsed many voters who supported President Trump’s reelection but the insurrection did not demoralize his zealots in America’s heartland.
First-time Illinois Congresswoman Mary Miller could have drawn from the collective wisdom of countless thoughtful Americans as she addressed the group "Moms for America" at President Trump’s rally in Washington on Tuesday.
Molly Ivins, the feisty Texas columnist and author, described herself thusly before succumbing to breast cancer 13 years ago: “I spent most of my life feeling like I’ve been shot out of a cannon.”
My grandfather, Harry S. Truman, initiated the protocols for the peaceful transfer of presidential power as we know them today. He invited President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower to send over his Cabinet and staff so they could kick the tires, as it were -- be briefed by their predecessors, attend meetings, try out the office chairs.
Following the announcement Saturday that Joe Biden will become the 46th president of the United States, President Donald Trump ought to concede and leave office with more dignity than he has shown as commander-in-chief.
President Donald Trump and challenger Joe Biden are intensifying their efforts to persuade uncommitted voters to pick sides in the closing days of the presidential election campaign.
Last week many people noticed a strange, smokey sky over much of the country, not realizing why it was there. The haze was smoke carried across the U.S. by the jet stream from the giant wildfires in California, Oregon and Washington.
The sun sets with a muted glow over Niagara Falls, New York, earlier this week, showing the effects of a milky sky caused by diffuse clouds of smoke from the West Coast wildfires traveling across the U.S. on jet stream winds.
WESTERN WILDFIRES, EASTERN SUNSET: Sun sets with a muted glow from diffuse clouds of smoke from West Coast wildfires traveling across the U.S. on jet stream winds.
Sun sets in Niagara Falls, N. Y., this week with muted glow against milky sky caused by smoky residue from the West Coast wildfires that traveled across the U.S. on jet stream winds.
NORMAN -- Oklahoma University’s football team canceled practice Friday to march lockstep from the stadium to the campus Unity Garden to protest racial injustice and the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
INDIANAPOLIS – Federal health officials report a disproportionate number of coronavirus deaths occur in the nation’s nursing homes, but the agency tracking their morbidity rates maintains a database riddled with incomplete information and errors.
GROVELAND, Mass. – This unpretentious Massachusetts town joined the national concern over racism this week when a white man resident told a young Black woman resident she made him feel unsafe driving through his neighborhood.
The Oklahoma Supreme Court denied a legal petition Friday requiring attendees at President Donald Trump's Saturday campaign rally in Tulsa to observe social distancing protocols and wear face masks.
STILLWATER, Okla. – The governing board of Oklahoma State University Friday ordered the removal of the name of the state’s 9th governor from campus halls because of his racist reputation.
Some events have the power of a match set to a mountain of dry wood. The video from Minneapolis, showing a police officer killing George Floyd in broad daylight, his knee pressed hard onto a handcuffed man’s neck as he pleads to live, all 8 1/2 minutes of it — this has been such an event.
Let’s not sugarcoat it. Your last semester in high school has gotten demolished by a global pandemic and it is wickedly unfair. Your graduation is now a drive-thru, your prom is imaginary, and instead of spending your last semester of senior year hanging out with your friends and taking a victory lap, you spent it in your bedroom doing classwork over Zoom and making Tik Tok videos.
MOODY, Ala. – A veteran Alabama police officer was shot and killed Tuesday night in a standoff between police and two suspects at the Super 8 motel in this suburban community 22 miles east of Birmingham.
George Floyd's death at the hands – or rather the knee – of Minneapolis police office Derek Chauvin has sparked protests nationwide, including some looting and destruction of property in my hometown of Dallas. I do not condone senseless violence, but I understand some of the rage and frustration that fuels it.
It has been eight weeks now since the Great Shutdown began. Humanity has not been forced to sit this immobile for this long since the 1951 movie classic, The Day the Earth Stood Still, and that time it was just science fiction.
With 2020 hindsight, a decade from now, we will want to look back not in anger and anxiety, but in relief and recognition that we struggled past the present precipice and worked for a better world.
This Week's Circulars
Joseph Henry Gumbel, 93, of Fairfield Glade, was born on March 7, 1928, to Clarence and Nellie in Manito, IL, and passed away at his residence on May 4, 2021. A Navy veteran and college athlete, Joe was an avid golfer and outdoorsman, but he'll probably best be so remembered for his love of …
Connie Lynn Dyer, 74, was born on Dec. 19, 1946, to Mitchell Earl and Bertha Blevins Pennington in Lakewood, OH. She passed away on May 6, 2021. She is survived by her children, Michelle McKamey (Terry), Kim Dyer and Rob Dyer (Stephanie); grandchildren, Skyler Phillips, Summer Dyer, Bethany …
Martha Turner, 71, of Crossville, passed away Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at Cumberland Medical Center. She was born Jan. 1, 1950, in Crossville, daughter of the late Baxter Norris and Roxie (Kilby) Norris. Martha worked many years for a cleaning service. She was also a member of Daysville Baptist…
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