Election Challenge In Osage County

Tuesday June 18, Osage County will face a clear choice between the establishment political structure or a group of citizen civil servants. At issue are allegations of crime and mismanagement by public officials that, in part, are before the courts. The chief manipulators behind the scenes include Osage County District Attorney Mike Fisher, the Pawhuska Journal-Capital paper, and a lack of attention by the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office (funny that with a Drummond in office).

This writer has a heart for Osage County, with family voting in this election, and investigative stories under consideration. We support the people’s candidates.

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Cherokee Vote Today

Cherokee Nation Tribal Councilor Joe Deere this morning responded to a question about how he will vote in the special election June 15th, 2024. The question is whether the Tribe should call a constitutional convention.

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New Concrete Tech Stores Renewable Energy

In the labs of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a team led by Dr. Damian Stefaniuk, has unveiled a groundbreaking innovation that could potentially redefine the worldwide approach to energy storage. In short, what was once perceived as a passive construction material is now on the brink of becoming an integral component in powering homes and infrastructure.

By combining cement with conductive carbon black, the MID researchers created a material riddled with microscopic pathways for electricity. Reported by Sujita Sinha for Interesting Engineering here, scientists of MIT and Harvard, this innovation involves three readily available ingredients – cement, water, and a soot-like substance called carbon black – and transforms them into energy storage devices. 

Photo: MIT
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Phonics Push Quiet Win of Session

For years, teachers’ unions and even officials at state colleges of education have resisted efforts to improve reading instruction in Oklahoma public schools. That’s why this year’s passage of legislation focused on reading instruction is such a significant victory.

Senate Bill 362, the Strong Readers Act, requires that Oklahoma teachers be trained in “the science of reading to provide explicit and systematic instruction in phonemic awareness, phonics, reading fluency, vocabulary, encoding, writing, and comprehension and implement reading strategies that research has shown to be successful in improving reading among students with reading difficulties.”

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