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The Lord’s Prayer And 45
February 20, 2017

The Lord’s Prayer And 45

BY MARK Y.A. DAVIES The Lord’s Prayer was taught to a group of disciples by Jesus, a person who according to Christian scriptures was a refugee and whose family had been refugees, who came from a very humble and poor background, whose religion was under constant threat by the Empire, and who eventually would be…

Cherokee Nation, State Seek To Halt Burial Of Radioactive Waste
February 17, 2017

Cherokee Nation, State Seek To Halt Burial Of Radioactive Waste

BY BILL JOHN BAKER Cherokee Nation and the state of Oklahoma recently teamed up to file a restraining order to stop the disposal of radioactive material near the Arkansas and Illinois rivers. Sequoyah Fuels Corp. operated a uranium processing plant near Gore from 1970 through the early ‘90s. The plant converted yellowcake uranium into fuel…

Paying The Refs
February 15, 2017

Paying The Refs

BY MARK Y.A. DAVIES Here in Oklahoma, we take our sports seriously – very seriously. One could argue [and I agree] that we take them too seriously, but bear with me and imagine if you will that you are the parent of a high school basketball player in Oklahoma. In the course of the season…

The Oklahoma Game
February 13, 2017

The Oklahoma Game

BY MARK Y.A. DAVIES Here is the Oklahoma game: Oil and gas companies and other large corporations in Oklahoma have successfully lobbied the politicians they have financially supported to get into office to give them massive tax breaks that each year amount to hundreds of millions of dollars of lost revenue for the state. They…

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