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Southwest Oklahomans have the opportunity to exercise their Constitutional right on Tuesday by going to the polls and electing candidates to a whole slate of offices on the county, state and federal level.

It seems as if the Lawton City Council could use a lesson in basic financial management. “Don’t spend what you don’t have.” “Don’t borrow money unless you need to.” There are two lessons of basic financial management we hope the city council will keep in mind.

The 428,000 net new jobs last month in the Labor Department’s Friday report is mildly encouraging since every major industry added workers. But the report also contains a warning that inflationary pressure may be starting to hurt the labor market.

A group of senators met last week to try to prevent anyone from stealing the 2024 presidential election or from once again inciting an armed mob to attack the Capitol. The bipartisan band, led by Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.), aims to update the 1887 Electoral C…

It was a great day in Southwest Oklahoma on Friday. Everyone said so — Lawton Mayor Stan Booker; Clarence Fortney, chairman of the FISTA Trust Authority; Mike Brown, Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army; U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe; and Fourth Dist. U.S. Rep. Tom Cole.

Diabetes patients’ access to affordable insulin tends not to be among the big front-burner issues confronting lawmakers in Washington these days, but a bill to cap insulin prices at $35 a month, which passed in the House Thursday, deserves swift and overwhelming Senate approval — unless skep…

Now that the youth sports facility has been put on hold, the city should turn its attention fulfilling a promise it made to other youths four years ago.

Don’t tell me what you value,” President Biden has said for years. “Show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you value.” The $5.8 trillion budget proposal Mr. Biden released Monday is more realistic about the nation’s needs than many that have come before it. But it leaves out some of the…

President Biden is no Olaf Scholz. The new Chancellor upended decades of center-left German defense and energy policy this week after Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine, and Mr. Biden had a similar opportunity in his State of the Union address Tuesday. He missed the moment. The President remaine…

Russia is now under an elevated state of nuclear readiness in response to unexpectedly strong Ukrainian resistance and an overwhelming global outcry against President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of his sovereign neighbor. Putin no doubt thought this invasion would yield a quick ouster of Ukrai…

Elected officials come and they go, and often there’s little impact on the voters. But last week’s announcement that Sen. Jim Inhofe will retire leaves a huge hole residents of Southwest Oklahoma will have to backfill. In a hurry.

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