Born & Raised Festival 2023

The Born & Raised Music Festival has been described as “a weekend of music and camping for the outlaw in all of us.” Presented by Patriot Auto Group, the Festival announced the 2023 lineup today and the expansion to 3 full days of music for its third annual experience.

“There’s nothing quite like the feeling of being born and raised on the red dirt in this part of the country, and that’s exactly what our festival celebrates – the roots, the heritage, and the music that define us,” shares Dave Geincke, Founder and Vice-President, General Manager Pryor Creek Music Festivals. “So we invite you to come on over, kick up your boots, and show the world what it means to be an outlaw at Born & Raised Music Festival.” 

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Members support parent rules

Several members of the House and Senate today thanked State Supt. Ryan Walters and the State Board of Education for adopting rules last week that prohibit pornographic materials in schools and that reinforce parental rights.

Issuing the following statement are Reps. Chris Banning, R-Bixby; Chad Caldwell, R-Enid; Sherrie Conley. R-Newcastle; Kevin McDugle, R-Broken Arrow; and Jim Olsen, R-Roland; as well as Sens. George Burns, R-Pollard; and Sen. Warren Hamilton, R-McCurtain.

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Marijuana Edibles and Kids

Oklahoma voters rejected legalization of recreational marijuana (State Question 820) early this month for countless reasons. The data showed a dramatic shift from the approved 2018 medical marijuana question.

Maybe voters were overwhelmed at dispensaries on every city block or mass murder at illegal grow sites, or reports of babies eating drug infused edibles. They should be. Edible products often resemble regular treats, including gummies, chocolates, lollipops, and brownies. According to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics, the number of small children who accidentally ate marijuana edibles increased 1,375% between 2017 and 2021. It is a serious problem both rural and urban.

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CareerTech student organizations growing

In a release today, Oklahoma CareerTech student organization memberships has hit an all-time high according to the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education.

According to numbers collected earlier this month, 97,385 students are members of Business Professionals of America; DECA; Family, Career and Community Leaders of America; FFA; HOSA; SkillsUSA; and Technology Student Association.

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Tulsa GOP Endorsements

Editorial: Saturday the Republican Party of Tulsa County will convene to select new leadership. This writer has posted a series on Substack, an email based publication but Tulsa Today Republican Readers should also know the latest.

Jackson Lahmeyer wrote to Tulsa County supporters Thursday providing endorsements in this Saturday’s Tulsa County Republican Party leadership elections. In a follow-up text to this reporter, Lahmeyer added, “My objective was to end Bob Jack’s corrupt reign at the Tulsa GOP as he is the puppet master currently, therefore, we need outsiders who will not do Bob Jack’s bidding.”

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