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President Joe Biden’s decision to order a commission to study whether the U.S. Supreme Court needs an update — primarily whether the Court needs to add justices — is nothing but an attempt to overthrow the legal prerogatives of the previous administration and U.S. Senate.

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One of the mainstays of the Enid News & Eagle is to annually produce a series of special sections about the people, groups, businesses and organizations that make Enid, Garfield County and Northwest Oklahoma who we are. The sections are intended to be a look ahead at where our area is headed.

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Rehabilitation of these dams has to be a priority so they can continue to protect people’s lives, property and natural resources for many more decades.

School patrons across Garfield County will have some decisions to make Tuesday, concerning board representatives and — in some cases — bond issue proposals.

Local higher education leaders are raising the alarm about a Senate proposal that would change the parameters of the Oklahoma’s Promise scholarship program.

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A recent bill by local Rep. Chad Caldwell that would allow parents the freedom to let their children play outside or engage in time-honored childhood activities without fear of being reported for child abuse or neglect is also being lauded by child advocacy experts for its narrowing of the d…

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There are only nine weeks left in the legislative session, and the top priority of the session — management of Medicaid expansion — remains unsettled. May 28 and July 1 is a very short turnaround for a government program that will account for billions of taxpayer dollars.

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We can get the vaccination as soon as possible. Even if you and your primary circle of family and friends have completed the vaccinations, it’s still probably a good idea to stay out of other people’s personal bubbles.

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While we all crave the positive news that COVID cases are going down and vaccinations are increasing, there is still one major unsettling aspect of the pandemic crisis we have all been living with the past year.

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State and tribal leaders continue to deal with the fallout from last year’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling concerning the Creek reservation in Eastern Oklahoma.

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A flurry of election laws are making their way through Congress and state legislatures across the country, including Oklahoma. Some of these laws offer sweeping election changes that are proving contentious and bringing up highly partisan rhetoric.

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You’re going to be reading quite a bit about open meetings, open records and government transparency this week as the Enid News & Eagle and other news organizations in the state recognize Sunshine Week.

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The COVID-19 pandemic shined the spotlight on an issue facing much of Oklahoma — the lack of broadband internet access in rural parts of the state.

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Were you aware that Oklahoma is the only state that does not require children over the age of 8 to wear a seat belt in the backseat of a vehicle? Current state law only requires children under the age of 8 to buckle up in the backseat.

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It’s nice to celebrate good news, and the fact that sales tax revenues increased over 4% in Enid last year — despite a pandemic year full of economic struggles — is good news indeed.

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In order for family farms to continue thriving, it’s up to the younger generation to step up. These youths are also learning about modernization in farming and agriculture.

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In a year that has brought many losses, along with high anxiety and anger, it’s probably not a big surprise that mass shootings in the U.S. have jumped nearly 50% over last year.

The Enid News & Eagle is establishing a community advisory board. The community advisory board will provide us an additional layer of individuals who can help us with good story ideas as well as perspectives on issues that matter to Enid and Northwest Oklahoma.

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If we can get through those times with continued decreasing numbers, that may be the true indicator that we are finally on our way to defeating this virus.

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The ongoing local story about a Hunter man who shot a woman after she removed a Nazi flag from outside his home last summer could qualify for a listing on Oklahoma’s Weirdest Happenings. The story has taken an another twisted turn with news this week that she suing him for her injuries.

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