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Oklahoma is working hard to become a bigger national player in the movie-making business, and Enid is one of the communities in line to be a part of that effort.
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.
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.
While we agree that having a financial impact statement is helpful, finding the funding source is still the Legislature’s job.
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.
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…
As we roll out of March and into April, our attention turns to the potential for severe spring weather, including tornadoes, in our area and state.
A bill working its way through the Legislature would allow schools to teach students skills for how to survive once they are on their own.
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.
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.
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.
Enid’s city commission tabled a proposed ordinance this week that would require law enforcement officers to begin collecting demographic data on people they come into contact with in a “significant” manner, such as traffic stops.
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.
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.
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.
A group of Norman high school girls basketball players gave the entire nation a lesson in resiliency this past week when, despite being the target of hateful and racist comments, they went on to become state champions.
Thumbs down to Oklahoma lawmakers advancing a bill that would grant immunity to Oklahomans who feel threatened if they run over protesters unlawfully blocking roadways.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We knew it was going to happen, and now it is. The bill for the prolonged and unprecedented arctic freeze we had in mid-February is coming due.
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.
If legislators want fewer citizen-led petitions, they need to work harder on the serious needs at hand instead of kicking the can down the road.
It will be important to get the operational details done correctly in order to assure the scooters are a successful and enjoyable addition to our community.
The bottom line is that we must have a system that is financially efficient and delivers the health outcomes we all desire.
The pandemic has taught all of us that we have to work together and sometimes work harder with state agencies to get our needs met than we were used to pre-pandemic.
This Week's Circulars
ENID — Memorial service will be 10:00a.m. Saturday, April 17, 2021, at Henninger-Hinson Funeral Home. Masks strongly encouraged. Donations: John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health - https://www.johnritterfoundation.org/donate-today or Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital - https://www.foun…
Mass of Christian Burial for Wilma Petru, 98, will be 4/16/2021 at 1:00 p.m. in St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church. Recitation of the Rosary -12:30 p.m. Friday at the church. Inurnment - Calvary Cemetery, Hennessey. www.andersonburris.com.
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- Mooreland juvenile killed in Woodward County crash
- Enid brewery is set to offer an overnight downtown stay as part of its expansion
- Inhofe comes under fire at state GOP convention
- Enid is looking to become more 'film-friendly' awaiting boosts from the state
- Chisholm High principal, assistant principal resign from posts; district board OKs replacements
- Boy Scout earns Eagle rank after restoring Enid's Statue of Liberty replica
- Garfield County Court House makes security changes, closes all but 1 door
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- Enid woman charged with assault, battery with dangerous weapon