Friday, July 1, 2022

Civics

NonDoc journalists report on the civic realm in Oklahoma and beyond. Our site also publishes a variety of commentary pieces about civic matters. As a site category, "Civics" encompasses three subcategories: Education, Health Care and Politics.

Civics

NonDoc journalists report on the civic realm in Oklahoma and beyond. Our site also publishes a variety of commentary pieces about civic matters. As a site category, "Civics" encompasses three subcategories: Education, Health Care and Politics.
mumps

Mumps outbreak shows continued need for vaccination

The Oklahoma State Department of Health reports that the number of outbreak-associated mumps cases in the state has risen to 26 in September, with...
education metricsvideo

Regardless of the education metrics, let’s move #oklaed forward

If Oklahoma adopted the metric system, there would be plenty of griping. For one, the highway markers would be changed from miles to kilometers....

From brain to bones, Oklahoma Capitol’s renovation impressive

More than I'd like to admit, covering the Oklahoma State Capitol can feel like banging your head against a wall. A week ago Friday, metaphor...
Austin's Uber

In Austin, local government deals Uber a costly defeat

AUSTIN — Saturday in the tech capital of Texas, citizens voted to drive out popular ride-sharing services Uber and Lyft. Monday, Uber and Lyft suspended operations in Austin. When the City Council...
Trump campaign

As Trump campaign fizzles, factions should pull together

Since 2007, when I first put an Obama bumper sticker on my car, every time I’ve crossed the border into Texas and many other...
OU Regents

Past minutes unavailable as OU Regents meet today

(Update: A link has been added to the OU Regents meeting minutes website for the September 2016 document. While it initial directed to an...

DeBarr Avenue name change: Norman suffers paralysis by analysis

A guest column in Sunday’s Norman Transcript from Norman City Councilman Bill Hickman demonstrates the problem of paralysis by analysis that causes governmental bureaucracies to...
stand still and smile

RNC drama: ‘Stand still and smile’ for the GOP ramrod

"Stand still and smile," said U.S. Rep. Steve Womack (R-Arkansas). "It will only take a couple of minutes." The acting chairperson at Monday afternoon's Republican...
firefighter contract

OKC City Council sets special election on firefighter contract

(Update: This post was updated at 1:55 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, to include comment from OKC assistant city manager M.T. Berry. It was updated...
Brexit

Brexit and the triumph of Monty Python politics

It is not often that I begin writing something with the phrase “I hope I am wrong.” But that is indeed the case here, looking...

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