Our waters are their waters

OkFarmPond1Updated: The Obama administration on Wednesday asserted its authority over the nation’s streams, wetlands and smaller waterways, moving forward with one of the most controversial environmental regulations in recent years in rules on the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) which Oklahoma Attorney General Pruitt promises to fight.

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Environmental and Public Works (EPW) released a response that asserts EPA Adm. Gina McCarthy and Assistant Secretary for the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy admitted the WOTUS rule is flawed, inconsistent, and ambiguous and promised to ameliorate and address the concerns of states, local governments and agriculture as the committee reviewed the rule in four subsequent hearings.
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Friday’s Hillary email dump

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton

With its Friday dump — on Memorial Day weekend, no less — the State Department ensured that Hillary Clinton’s 296 Libya-related emails would receive limited news coverage.

But, according to The Daily Caller, the records are well worth reviewing because they contain important insight into Clinton and her top aides’ views on Libya and Benghazi leading up to the Sept. 11, 2012, attack, which killed four Americans.

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Memorial Day 2015

VeteransEagleBreitbart.com reminds us the easiest way to pay a debt of gratitude is with respect and commemoration.

On Memorial Day, remember to pause for a minute of silent honor at 3 PM, local time.

Memorial Day is still officially known as Decoration Day. It is a day to remember those who have died in all of our wars. There are many commemorations across America and in our territories. Do most Americans really know and act appropriately on Memorial Day — or has it just become the unofficial start of summer?

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Katy’s story OKGOP dilemma

Katy and David Arnett, Tulsa Today during interview.

Katy and David Arnett, Tulsa Today during interview.

Katy would prefer to avoid the drama, but her ex-boyfriend-housemate issued a press release soon after his appointment to one of the most powerful positions in the Oklahoma Republican Party. Katy is a Republican activist that attended county and state conventions since her ex, Thomas Clint (TC) Ryan, inspired her to become active in politics and even after he bit and beat her in a domestic assault and battery. He pled guilty to assault and battery in the presence of a minor and to interference with an emergency telephone call.

Katy says Ryan and his “companion” employer and recently elected OKGOP Chairman Randy Brogdon have attempted to diminish and dismiss the incident that occurred in 2012, but in an exclusive interview with Tulsa Today, Katy says she will not be silenced and her story is true. Further Katy said the call by attorney Corbin C. Brewster, son and employee of one of Oklahoma’s most visible attorneys, Clark O. Brewster, was the final straw in her decision to speak on the record with this writer.

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Cherokee Election: Reader Responses

Photo: cherokeephoenix.org

Cherry Springs Golf Course: cherokeephoenix.org

Many reader comments have been posted to our series on the Cherokee National Elections. Most post to the story, but some email the editor. One of the most compelling and election critical follows, but first in response to the story on the Cherokee Nation Businesses (CNB) purchase of the Cherry Springs Golf Course, Amanda Clinton wrote that the story contained “Incorrect, libelous and/or misleading” information.

Tulsa Today stands by the story.

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