Opinion: My great grandpa faced off against the Ku Klux Klan in Lincoln, Kansas, and prevailed

BY: - November 9, 2023

While the Ku Klux Klan in Kansas, like elsewhere across the country, purported to support decency, the family and white supremacy, it was also a vehicle for attacking business rivals and members of the Catholic Church. I know this as fact because my great grandfather, Ira Armsbury, had a run-in with the Klan in Lincoln […]

Lawmakers probe Oklahoma’s business retention efforts as Ardmore tire plant to close

BY: - November 1, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY — State senators on Tuesday explored the conditions that led a global tire company to decide to close its Ardmore factory and probed economic development officials on solutions to retain businesses in Oklahoma. The Senate Select Committee on Business Retention and Economic Development delved into Michelin’s announcement last week that it will close […]

FTC and 17 states sue Amazon over claims of monopolistic conduct with online retail

BY: - September 26, 2023

The Federal Trade Commission and 17 state attorneys general are suing Amazon, claiming that the Seattle-headquartered tech and retail giant is engaging in monopolistic and uncompetitive practices. Oklahoma is among the states joining the lawsuit, which the FTC announced on Tuesday. Amazon’s actions violate the law not because it is a massive enterprise, according to […]


Commentary: Workers are key part of Oklahoma’s past and future

BY: - September 3, 2023

The annual celebration of Labor Day in Oklahoma is coming again. The summer heat is about to come to an end, and the State Fair is not far away.  Most kids are either back in school, or will be, and most folks look forward to a three-day holiday at the end of a grueling summer […]