Decrease child abuse and neglect

The tragic news coming from Cyril, Okla., regarding the death of 4-year-old Athena Brownfield has brought forth as many questions as answers over the past few weeks.

For those not following the horrifying story, a postal worker reported to authorities a five-year-old was unattended and in a location where she was not supposed to be. This led to the investigation that found her four-year-old sister was missing and later found dead at the hands of their caregivers.

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Tulsa Republicans reboot

Opinion: The Grand Old Party of Abraham Lincoln rebuilds itself every two years. Tuesday January 24th at 6 pm that process begins in Tulsa County.

New Republican leadership is needed at the County, State and National levels. Recently, power accumulation has been the goal and building the precincts the great failure. Convention attendance is shrinking. When conservatives should be most united in the face of multiple crises instigated by demon Democrats, Republicans have been divided by feckless personal ambition.

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Sen. Pugh releases education agenda

Includes $541 million to enhance public education

Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond, released his public education agenda today, which he believes will improve public education outcomes for Oklahoma children.

In his agenda, Pugh, who is the Senate education committee chairman, outlined four pillars under which he plans to file bills to improve public education in Oklahoma. The four incentive areas are: Recruiting more qualified teachers to Oklahoma classrooms; Retaining teachers already in the classroom; Rewarding high performing teachers; and Reforming the way public dollars are spent on public education.

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Damar Hamlin matters to you

Millions of people saw Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin collapse on the football field January 2. He was tackled, fell down, and at first stood up. Even to aficionados of the game, this looked no different from what usually happens throughout the game.

But then his heart stopped, and he collapsed. At this moment, he has returned home and continues his road to recovery after vigorous CPR on the field. In all likelihood, his promising career is over.

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