The Shawnee News-Star

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Posted Jan 25, 2015 at 9:00 AM

We’ve come a long way since Teddy Roosevelt took pity on a group of reporters working outside the White House in the rain and allowed them access to the West Wing to do their work.

Updated Jan 24, 2015 at 7:09 PM

I had a very interesting conversation with someone last week who, at first glance, seemed to have everything going for him. Before I met him I investigated his background a bit. Something that is very easy to do now online.

Updated Jan 24, 2015 at 2:51 PM

If Roger Goodell survives this year as the commissioner of the National Football League, it will be surprising and disappointing.

Updated Jan 24, 2015 at 12:36 AM

It was a typical, dog-day Saturday in an Oklahoma summer. The drought that year had wreaked havoc on lakes, rivers, ponds and creeks throughout the state. The morning began like so many others while visiting his dad.

Updated Jan 23, 2015 at 7:00 AM

I’m in the final dance of my January courses. I've spent the month in a tango with biology.

Updated Jan 22, 2015 at 12:18 AM

I was reading an author Q&A in the back of a book the other day when she was posed with the question, “If you could travel to any time, when would it be and what would you do?”

Updated Jan 21, 2015 at 9:48 PM

The pomp. The pageantry. The politics. The promises. The participants.

Updated Jan 19, 2015 at 2:48 PM

It has been 30 years since Martin Luther King Jr. Day was first celebrated as a holiday in America. It has been 50 years since the passage of the Voting Rights Act.

Updated Jan 17, 2015 at 7:52 PM

It wasn’t really gold. It was just a gold color. Awarded at the Little Olympics for outstanding individual performance, it was the pinnacle of track and field success for youngsters ages 10-12 throughout the area.

Updated Jan 17, 2015 at 7:50 PM

I have arrived at a point in my life where I feel utterly guilty if I do not offer assistance to people that I see that might be in need.

Updated Jan 16, 2015 at 12:31 AM

If you haven't noticed, superheroes are the popular trend right now. Ranging from Iron Man to The Incredible Hulk, Thor, and Captain America (just to name a few).

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