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Northwestern plays host to student council workshops for June, July

Members of the Oklahoma Association of Student Councils (OASC) have gathered on Northwestern Oklahoma State University's Alva campus for BASIC, a leadership workshop, June 13-18. About 240 high...

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Psychology department receives Oklahoma Psychological Society Awards

Two members from the Northwestern Oklahoma State University psychology department were recently awarded by the Oklahoma Psychological Society. The OPS reviews nominations for outstanding teaching in...

After-hours fuel sales a concern at Alva Regional Airport

The Alva Regional Airport is experiencing problems with a Fuelmaster credit card reader located at the fuel pumps for after-hours refueling. Airport Manager Derrick Courson told Airport Commission members Monday night that the card reader had been... Full story

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Random Thoughts

Getting a New Mexico driver’s license was turning out to be harder than I ever imagined. And it was all my fault for letting my Tennessee license expire. So, now I had to complete a driving exam...

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Alcohol issues

Alcohol is the third leading preventable cause of death in this country. “Alcohol was involved” has been a universal excuse for bad decisions since before Beowulf. Edward Slingerland, in the Wall...

Northwestern to play host to blood drive June 23

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Alva campus is partnering with the Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) to hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 23, in the Student Center Ranger Room. Northwestern Upward Bound program...

Weatherford woman dies in Alfalfa County rollover

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Kiersten Lemay Kubicek, 29, of Weatherford, died as a result of a rollover wreck in Alfalfa County Wednesday. She was pronounced dead at the scene on County Road 550, 2.25 miles west and 2.1 miles south of...

Deliverance starts with slavery

We can never really leave problems behind if we deny they exist. Our denial will only cause our problems to live on. If we are to be delivered from slavery, we need to begin by recognizing that we are slaves in the first place. As the Book of...

Let's read the Bible

I Samuel reads like an action novel. It tells the story of Hannah giving her son Samuel to be a priest. Samuel does all that God commands him to do in appointing Saul to be the first king over Israel. It seems Saul spends most of his time fighting...

Western heat wave threatens health in vulnerable communities

PHOENIX (AP) — Extreme temperatures like the ones blistering the American West this week aren't just annoying, they're deadly. The record-breaking temperatures this week are a weather emergency, scientists and health care experts say, with heat...

Charges filed in accidental shooting death of 13-year-old

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged the owner of a gun found in a Topeka home by toddlers, who accidentally shot a 13-year-old girl with it. Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay filed charges of first-degree murder, aggravated...

Kansas prosecutor resigns posts amid misconduct allegations

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas prosecutor accused of misleading juries in two cases has resigned from her positions in Bourbon and Allen counties, just weeks after a disciplinary panel recommended she be disbarred. The Topeka Capital-Journal...

Study: Texas bases lead Army posts in risk of sexual assault

WASHINGTON (AP) — Female soldiers at Army bases in Texas, Colorado, Kansas and Kentucky face a greater risk of sexual assault and harassment than those at other posts, accounting for more than a third of all active-duty Army women sexually...

Permanent fence installed around Kansas governor's mansion

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Workers were installing a permanent metal fence Friday around the Kansas governor's mansion in Topeka as part of security upgrades at Cedar Crest. The upgrades come after a federal Department of Homeland Security assessment of...

Kansas judge finds CDC eviction moratorium unenforceable

SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas judge is beginning to evict tenants who are behind on rent in advance of the expiration of a federal moratorium that some experts predict will bring a tide of people being forced from homes nationwide. Johnson County...

2 ex-Oklahoma County jail employees charged with felonies

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Prosecutors charged two former employees of the Oklahoma County Jail in separate cases in which they are accused of allowing inmates to severely injure each other. Michael Thomas Hughes, 25, is charged in Oklahoma County...

EXPLAINER: What's behind the heat wave in the American West?

PHOENIX (AP) — Much of the American West has been blasted with sweltering heat this week as a high pressure dome combines with the worst drought in modern history to launch temperatures into the triple digits, toppling records even before the...

St. Louis gun-waving couple pleads guilty to misdemeanors

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis couple who gained notoriety for pointing guns at social justice demonstrators pleaded guilty Thursday to misdemeanor charges, but the man left the courthouse defiantly pledging to "do it again" if faced with the same...

University of Kansas drops controversial dismissal policy

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas does not plan to use a policy that would have made it easier to suspend tenure protections, Chancellor Douglas Girod said Thursday. Girod told the Kansas Board of Regents he was confident the...

Biden objects to raising gas tax to pay for infrastructure

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House made clear Friday that President Joe Biden was opposed to letting the federal gasoline tax rise at the rate of inflation to help pay for an infrastructure package that a bipartisan group of 21 senators is trying...

Declaration of Juneteenth holiday sparks scramble in states

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Congress and President Joe Biden acted with unusual swiftness this week in approving Juneteenth as a national holiday. That shifted the battle to the states, where the holiday faces a far less enthusiastic response. Nearly...

Top general 'shocked' by AP report on AWOL guns, mulls fix

Shocked by an Associated Press investigation into the loss and theft of military guns, the Pentagon's top general signaled Thursday that he will consider a "systematic fix" to how the armed services keep account of their firearms. The AP's...

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