‘We hold the government to its word’

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The U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in favor of tribal sovereignty Thursday morning, which could see far-reaching ramifications beyond criminal law. The federal government, not the state of Oklahoma, has jurisdiction over major crimes that occur on tribal lands in the state, the court ruled. The statute interpreted by the court defines Indian Country and has been used for civil purposes in many other contexts, including taxation, environmental laws and other regulations.

Letter to the editor

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To the citizens of Marshall County: I am usually not someone who writes a letter to the editor, but I feel there was a lack of transparency concerning the election voting protocol this year for the county sheriff's race. I am sure Mr.

Hamilton: This is a testing time for all of us

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A few weeks ago, The New York Times ran an article noting that with the US preoccupied by the coronavirus pandemic, Black Lives Matter protests, and massive unemployment, “its competitors are moving to fill the vacuum, and quickly.”

Knapp: A compromise for Confederate Bases

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In July 1864, Confederate forces led by General Jubal Early attacked Fort Stevens and Fort DeRussy on the outskirts of Washington, DC. Union forces drove them away after two days of skirmishes, but the battle threw a scare into the capital city and constituted a high point in the Confederacy’s Shenandoah Valley campaigns.
The COVID-19 pandemic began as a scary phenomenon that has left people baffled; doctors and officials alike. Just when somebody believes they have a handle on the outbreak, it twists out of their hand like a fish desperate to get back in the pond.
The U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in favor of tribal sovereignty Thursday morning, which could see far-reaching ramifications beyond criminal law. The federal government, not the state of Oklahoma, has jurisdiction over major crimes that occur on tribal lands in the state, the court ruled. The statute interpreted by the court defines Indian Country and has been used for civil purposes in many other contexts, including taxation, environmental laws and other regulations.
The calendar on the wall says the middle of July. It is also the middle of the year.

Hofmeister changes gears as numbers rise

In this February 2019 appearance, State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister spoke about the new school report cards. Credit: Whitney Bryen / Oklahoma Watch Ever since the pandemic began in late March, officials have been scrambling to come up with safe options for citizens. The schools closed down for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year, with thoughts of reopening on time come August.
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Colt Cowson was a 2019 honor graduate from Madill High School. Courtesy photo
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A 2019 honor graduate from Madill High School is still blazing a trail, and earning honors. Colt Crowson went to the Air Force Academy straight out of high…
Nolan Ryan was with the Houston Astros from 1980 to 1988. He became the first in history to strike out 4,000 batters in 1985. Courtesy photo
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July 10 1884 1st Test Cricket to be played at Old Trafford 1st day washed out 1922 Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: Australian Gerald Patterson wins his second…
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Every so often you find yourself amongst a group of people talking about something that you know you should know all about, but -- without admitting it -- you…
University Postpones SE Golf Classic due to pandemic , University Postpones SE Golf Classic due to pandemic , From left to right: Ryan Capps, SE Jr., R.J. Weeks, SE Fr., and Matthew O’Steen, SE Fr., are on the 2019-2020 Southeastern Oklahoma State University Golf Team. All three students are from Kingston, Okla. Courtesy photo
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DURANT, Okla. - Southeastern Oklahoma State University has announced the postponement of the SE Golf Classic, originally scheduled for this July 11 at…