Columns - The Shawnee News-Star http://www.news-star.com/article/20121010/NEWS/121019965/1008/OPINION news-star.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:45:09 +0000 On the Road with Rick Holmes: Trouble under the Capitol dome http://www.news-star.com/opinion/20171122/on-road-with-rick-holmes-trouble-under-capitol-dome?rssfeed=true Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:26:43 +0000 Rick Holmes GateHouse Media Columnist http://www.news-star.com/opinion/20171122/on-road-with-rick-holmes-trouble-under-capitol-dome Kent Bush: Who says Oklahoma has a part-time legislature? http://www.news-star.com/news/20171118/kent-bush-who-says-oklahoma-has-part-time-legislature?rssfeed=true Sun, 19 Nov 2017 00:20:37 +0000 http://www.news-star.com/news/20171118/kent-bush-who-says-oklahoma-has-part-time-legislature Matthew T. Mangino: Word of the demise of ‘the great American crime decline’ premature http://www.news-star.com/opinion/20171117/matthew-t-mangino-word-of-demise-of-the-great-american-crime-decline-premature?rssfeed=true Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:02:42 +0000 By Matthew T. Mangino, More Content Now http://www.news-star.com/opinion/20171117/matthew-t-mangino-word-of-demise-of-the-great-american-crime-decline-premature Kent Bush: Oklahoma Democrats need to pump the brakes on the victory laps http://www.news-star.com/news/20171116/kent-bush-oklahoma-democrats-need-to-pump-brakes-on-victory-laps?rssfeed=true Fri, 17 Nov 2017 04:25:27 +0000 http://www.news-star.com/news/20171116/kent-bush-oklahoma-democrats-need-to-pump-brakes-on-victory-laps On the Road with Rick Holmes: The changing face of Old Virginia http://www.news-star.com/opinion/20171116/on-road-with-rick-holmes-changing-face-of-old-virginia?rssfeed=true Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:24:43 +0000 Rick Holmes More Content Now http://www.news-star.com/opinion/20171116/on-road-with-rick-holmes-changing-face-of-old-virginia Kent Bush: Has it been this bad before? http://www.news-star.com/news/20171115/kent-bush-has-it-been-this-bad-before?rssfeed=true Thu, 16 Nov 2017 01:23:20 +0000 http://www.news-star.com/news/20171115/kent-bush-has-it-been-this-bad-before Mark L. Hopkins: Injuries, injuries, injuries http://www.news-star.com/opinion/20171113/mark-l-hopkins-injuries-injuries-injuries?rssfeed=true Mon, 13 Nov 2017 14:24:33 +0000 By Mark L. Hopkins, More Content Now http://www.news-star.com/opinion/20171113/mark-l-hopkins-injuries-injuries-injuries Mark L. Hopkins: Pay attention to the warning signs http://www.news-star.com/opinion/20171111/mark-l-hopkins-pay-attention-to-warning-signs?rssfeed=true Sun, 12 Nov 2017 00:24:17 +0000 By Mark L. Hopkins, More Content Now http://www.news-star.com/opinion/20171111/mark-l-hopkins-pay-attention-to-warning-signs Kent Bush: Losing elections might change the dynamic in the GOP http://www.news-star.com/news/20171108/kent-bush-losing-elections-might-change-dynamic-in-gop?rssfeed=true Thu, 09 Nov 2017 04:43:06 +0000 http://www.news-star.com/news/20171108/kent-bush-losing-elections-might-change-dynamic-in-gop Kent Bush: The key to overcoming a not-so-super-Sunday morning http://www.news-star.com/news/20171106/kent-bush-key-to-overcoming-not-so-super-sunday-morning?rssfeed=true Tue, 07 Nov 2017 03:23:38 +0000 http://www.news-star.com/news/20171106/kent-bush-key-to-overcoming-not-so-super-sunday-morning Kent Bush: Ending adoption tax credit is the opposite of pro-life http://www.news-star.com/news/20171104/kent-bush-ending-adoption-tax-credit-is-opposite-of-pro-life?rssfeed=true Sun, 05 Nov 2017 02:01:50 +0000 http://www.news-star.com/news/20171104/kent-bush-ending-adoption-tax-credit-is-opposite-of-pro-life Matthew T. Mangino: America’s opioid crisis a ‘national emergency’ http://www.news-star.com/opinion/20171103/matthew-t-mangino-americas-opioid-crisis-national-emergency?rssfeed=true Fri, 03 Nov 2017 15:57:31 +0000 By Matthew T. Mangino?More Content Now http://www.news-star.com/opinion/20171103/matthew-t-mangino-americas-opioid-crisis-national-emergency On the Road with Rick Holmes: Darkness and desperation in Puerto Rico http://www.news-star.com/opinion/20171102/on-road-with-rick-holmes-darkness-and-desperation-in-puerto-rico?rssfeed=true Thu, 02 Nov 2017 14:59:52 +0000 By Rick Holmes?More Content Now http://www.news-star.com/opinion/20171102/on-road-with-rick-holmes-darkness-and-desperation-in-puerto-rico Kent Bush: Richardson making gains as an anti-turnpike conservative http://www.news-star.com/news/20171028/kent-bush-richardson-making-gains-as-anti-turnpike-conservative?rssfeed=true Sat, 28 Oct 2017 22:57:11 +0000 By Kent Bush http://www.news-star.com/news/20171028/kent-bush-richardson-making-gains-as-anti-turnpike-conservative On the Road with Rick Holmes: Of moose and men: Climate change is already picking winners and losers http://www.news-star.com/opinion/20171026/on-road-with-rick-holmes-of-moose-and-men-climate-change-is-already-picking-winners-and-losers?rssfeed=true Thu, 26 Oct 2017 17:38:18 +0000 Rick Holmes GateHouse Media Columnist http://www.news-star.com/opinion/20171026/on-road-with-rick-holmes-of-moose-and-men-climate-change-is-already-picking-winners-and-losers Kent Bush: Top students restore hope for the future http://www.news-star.com/news/20171025/kent-bush-top-students-restore-hope-for-future?rssfeed=true Thu, 26 Oct 2017 04:16:25 +0000 http://www.news-star.com/news/20171025/kent-bush-top-students-restore-hope-for-future Kent Bush: Not so little white lie http://www.news-star.com/news/20171023/kent-bush-not-so-little-white-lie?rssfeed=true Tue, 24 Oct 2017 02:56:45 +0000 http://www.news-star.com/news/20171023/kent-bush-not-so-little-white-lie Kent Bush: Not all champions win medals http://www.news-star.com/news/20171022/kent-bush-not-all-champions-win-medals?rssfeed=true Sun, 22 Oct 2017 13:27:19 +0000 By Kent Bush Publisher http://www.news-star.com/news/20171022/kent-bush-not-all-champions-win-medals Kent Bush: Hall brings message of hope after cancer diagnosis http://www.news-star.com/news/20171022/kent-bush-hall-brings-message-of-hope-after-cancer-diagnosis?rssfeed=true Sun, 22 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000 http://www.news-star.com/news/20171022/kent-bush-hall-brings-message-of-hope-after-cancer-diagnosis Tina Bridenstine: Victims' voices imperative to provoke change http://www.news-star.com/news/20171019/tina-bridenstine-victims-voices-imperative-to-provoke-change?rssfeed=true Fri, 20 Oct 2017 04:08:42 +0000 By Tina Bridenstine http://www.news-star.com/news/20171019/tina-bridenstine-victims-voices-imperative-to-provoke-change