A Legacy of Literacy

This week, I woke, as countless people around the world did, to face the news that Barbara Bush had passed away.  I had the privilege of working with Mrs. Bush in a literacy campaign and shared the stage with her on two separate occasions.  While the thought of her passing is sobering, our sadness at her death is tempered by the life she lived. Continue reading

OK Senate approves work for Medicaid

To strengthen Oklahoma families and the state’s economy, the Senate approved legislation Wednesday to establish work or training requirements to participate in the SoonerCare Medicaid program.  House Bill 2932, authored by Sen. Adam Pugh and Rep. Glen Mulready, would instruct the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) to seek waiver authority to modify Medicaid eligibility criteria to require documentation of the same education, skills, training, work or job activities currently required by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).  Continue reading

Dinosaurs return to Kansas May 26

It’s been more than 65 million years since dinosaurs roamed the wide open spaces of Kansas and Oklahoma, but now more than 40 life-size animatronic, moving and breathing dinosaurs can be found just outside Wichita.

The park will include the massive Alamosaurus, Velociraptor and of course, the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex. Thirty-four different types and more than 40 animatronic dinosaurs featured in the park arrive this week for final assembly.  Continue reading

World moves reader comments to Facebook

Tulsa World headquarters in downtown Tulsa.

Analysis: While Tulsa Today has long had a Facebook page for extended conversations with readers, apparently, The Tulsa World is now moving exclusively to the social media platform for reader comments.

“Online comments will no longer” be allowed, according to a post seen this morning on the primary news web site.

In many ways, we are going to miss that feature.    Continue reading