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Religious beliefs only go so far for Hobby Lobby

Hobby Lobby has gained national attention for its recent Supreme Court argument that providing emergency conception through the Affordable Care Act — otherwise known as Obamacare — violates its Christian faith. However, a recent Mother Jones article reported that the company’s own employee mutual funds include millions of dollars invested in some of the companies

Handle with care

Robbie Kienzie Photo: Shannon Cornman Art pieces and sculptures often require specialized service when being repaired, installed or moved, and the Oklahoma City Council agreed last week to accept bids for an on-call art handler. “There is a care that needs to be used with fine objects,” said Robbie Kienzle, the city’s liaison for art

Flying in unison

Barbara S. Scott When speaking about topics close to one’s heart, sometimes passion makes up for polish. Michael Collins, marketing and promotions director for Special Care Inc., might not blow anyone away with his presentations, but when he starts to talk about the program that helps children, good luck finding anyone with his level of

Mandating the Pledge of Allegiance

After posting this on my social media, it became painfully apparent that fellow Oklahomans had strong opinions regarding this topic. I realize that the Pledge of Allegiance is a true symbol of patriotism, and for good reason. Have we, however, considered the origins of our pledge and why it was originally introduced into our schooling

Angels unaware

According to its own numbers, the center works with approximately 1,200 central Oklahomans. Executive Director Connie McGoodwin said DRTC’s economic impact is profound, generating $5.5 million in wages for the state’s disabled community. In 1953, the center was founded as a school by parents inspired by Angel Unaware, a book by Dale Evans Rogers, the

LETTERS

Keep in mind that this is Oklahoma, smack dab in the middle of the Bible Belt, flyover hicksville where we are all inbred and stupid compared to the left coast because we generally don’t accept liberal socialist ideals. So our young folks even here are falling for what has historically failed every time, including this

Stuck in the middle

Shawn Spears and her son. Photo by Mark Hancock Between the Oklahoma County Election Board and Oklahoma Health Care Authority buildings, Shawn Spears, 24, works as a clerk at Langston University. She also studies psychology full time at Rose State College and plans to finish her bachelor’s at Langston. The student has a 5-year-old son

The problem is cost, not coverage

According to Obamacare, the federal government would cover 90 percent of the cost of such an expansion long-term. States would be required to pay the difference. When passed by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama, the Obamacare Medicaid expansion was mandatory, but in a 7-2 decision, the United States Supreme Court made the Medicaid

Navigating the maze

Like many nonprofits, the foundation uses its limited funds not for outward appearance but for providing services to people in need. In this case, it offers life skills training, socialization and therapy to central Oklahomans with developmental disabilities who may otherwise have few enriching activities during the day. Available resources at nonprofits also create lower

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