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Gas Prices, Demystified

Decisions made by the leaders of nations can affect oil supply and demand, explains Tom Seng, director of the School of Energy at the University of Tulsa, but he says the price at the pump is not all about politics.  However, Brook Simmons, president of the Petroleum Alliance of Oklahoma, says the president’s actions have consequences. “The president has taken more...

A Fitting Representation

The 22-foot-tall statue gazes and gestures to the east as a symbol of peace, optimism and dignity. In many ways, it represents not just the place where it stands – Ponca City – but Oklahoma as a state. Standing Bear, depicted in 9,100 pounds of bronze by sculptor Oreland C. Joe Sr., was the Ponca chief, warrior and civil-rights leader...