Tahlequah Daily Press

Editorials

October 30, 2013

Special Halloween deadlines for you

BRIGGS — A couple of key deadlines are approaching this week for Press readers, and we want to remind you about them before they skate past you.

Our annual Salute to the Military section will be published Sunday, Nov. 10, but we can’t do it without help from our readers. If you are a veteran or are on active duty on the military, or know someone who fits the bill, we encourage you to participate in this tribute to the folks who sacrifice so much for this country.

For the past several weeks, we’ve been publishing a questionnaire that we hope readers will fill out and return to us, with photos if available. We can accept your submissions by email, at news@tahlequahdailypress.com (put Military Salute in the subject line), or you can mail it to us at Military Salute, Tahlequah Daily Press, P.O. Box 888, Tahlequah, OK 74465. You can also drop submissions by our office at 106 W. Second. We’d like a photo of the person when he or she served, along with a current photo, if possible.

We’ve been asked several times if we’ll accept posthumous submissions – and yes, we will. If the soldier or sailor is no longer with us, we will still publish a salute, if a family member can provide us with information. We need a date of death in these cases.

At this point, we have fewer submissions that we have in the past – and if the situation holds true to form, we’ll get a last-minute flurry. But we also know there are plenty of folks out there who may be dragging their feet on turning in material to us. Don’t forget, we’ll need it by Thursday, Oct. 31. If you have questions, you may call Managing Editor Kim Poindexter or Multimedia Editor Sheri Gourd at (918) 456-8833.

Another special event on Thursday, Oct. 31 – besides Halloween! – is our Monster Sale. All new subscribers, or past subscribers who haven’t been with us in the past 45 days, are eligible for this promotion.

On this date only, you can get 31 weeks of the Daily Press for $31. That’s more than 70 percent off the newsstand price. Simply call (918) 456-8833 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Oct. 31 only, and we’ll hook you up with this steal of a deal.

If you’re reading this, you either already subscribe, you’ve picked it up off the rack, or you’ve had the paper passed to you from someone else. If you’re one of the latter two folks, we hope you’ll want to be part of our growing subscriber base, for which we strive to be “Everything Tahlequah.”

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Editorials
  • Community cleanups a good way to ensure our collective success

    This is our community – and it’s no better than what we make it. Let’s make it look great.

    April 16, 2014

  • Attack at school in Pennsylvania: Mental illness root of problem

    Washington’s crusade against guns was dealt a severe blow on Wednesday. No, it wasn’t the Supreme Court curtailment of the Second Amendment right of all Americans to own firearms. It wasn’t an executive order handed down by the administration. It was the brutal assault by a high school student in Pennsylvania against his fellow students – with a knife.

    April 14, 2014

  • People with faulty zippers should be booted from office

    We may forgive, but we shouldn’t forget, because there’s serious work to do in Washington. That work will never be accomplished as long as flawed zippers - literally or figurately – are a pervasive problem.

    April 11, 2014

  • Do your part to fight animal and child abuse

    It’s hard to change the habits of an abuser, especially when mitigating factors – such as alcohol or drugs – are involved. And these patterns tend to repeat themselves in successive generations. But all of us can take one small step to help eradicate this epidemic, and that is to report it when we see it.

    April 9, 2014

  • NSA head lies to Congress, and seems to get away with it

    Is there an obvious pattern of criminality within these governmental agencies? If so, why isn’t the Judicial Department investigating?

    April 7, 2014

  • Pass for rich kiddie rapist proves that justice isn’t blind

    Someone in Wilmington, Del., needs to keep an eye on Superior Court Judge Jan Jurden for the next few months, because she might improve her standard of living due to a sudden influx of cash.
    There’s no other way to explain why Jurden would have sentenced an ultra-wealthy heir to the du Pont fortune to probation for raping his 3-year-old daughter. It’s an outrageous miscarriage of justice that once again proves when it comes to the U.S. justice system, the elite get a pass almost every time.

    April 4, 2014

  • Maybe it’s not $3.2B, but state should still account for tribal cash

    In an editorial published last week, the Daily Press said that through tribal compacts, the state of Oklahoma received about $3.2 billion in annual revenue, partly attributable to the 117 casinos (or 118, in some reports) run by 33 tribes in the state. The information we accessed for that piece was confusing, and had a typo or two, which may have led us to overstate – to a considerable degree – how much money the tribes actually give the state.

    April 2, 2014

  • Tribal compacts should mean state has money to perform its functions

    Oklahoma should be rolling in the dough. The statistics bear that out. Thirty-three American Indian tribes operate 117 casinos in this state. Thanks to “compacts,” these tribes have been sharing the wealth with the state of Oklahoma. And thanks to the casinos, that wealth is substantial.

    March 28, 2014

  • It’s time to turn in your candidate announcements

    If you are running for a political office for which Cherokee County voters can cast ballots, it’s time to turn in your announcement. We’ve already run a few, and expect several more. The primary elections are Tuesday, June 24, with the registration period to vote in this election closing Thursday, May 30.

    March 24, 2014

  • Mom responsible for watching kid; restaurant’s not

    If you allowed your child to drink a bottle of drain cleaner, would you feign surprise when he fell to the floor, twitching and foaming at the mouth? If you left your curling iron within reach of your baby and she pulled it off the vanity and burned her hand, would you plan revenge on the store that sold you the appliance?
    You just might, if you’re among the litigious Americans who have abdicated parental responsibility to either sloth or the hope of a better tomorrow through a cash settlement.

    March 19, 2014

Poll

What to you think of a state Legislature proposal to forbid cities from raising the minimum wage? Choose the closest to your opinion.

The federal government should set the minimum wage across the board.
States should be allowed to raise their minimum wages, but not cities.
Both states and cities should be allowed to raise their minimum wages.
Cities should be allowed to raise their mimum wages, but not states.
There should be no minimum wage at all.
Undecided.
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