6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010

I thought California congresswoman Nancy Pelosi was the speaker of the U.S. House, but apparently she is acting more like an empress instead.

6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010

If you're still unclear why the Erie County commissioners decided to hike water rates for county customers, finance reports delivered last week by the county's chief numbers-cruncher, Pete Daniel, offer a strong clue.

6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010

One of my favorite science fiction writers, Philip Jose Farmer, died on Feb. 25. He was never as famous are other vintage SF writers such as Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein or Arthur C. Clarke, but he had a devoted following.

6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010

There's another effort under way to help people facing foreclosure on their homes.

6:28 PM Mar 23, 2010

I’ve been switching beats, from covering the county commissioners to covering business. There’s been an important change in how county commissioners are covered by the news media, and I thought I’d share it with you.

6:28 PM Mar 23, 2010

My home state, Oklahoma, has just adopted an official state rock song.

6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010

OK, it sure isn’t this one. But my colleague Jason Werling has been nominated in the Associated Press awards for “Best Blogger” for newspapers our size.

6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010

It's a free country, but the amount of freedom varies from state to state, according to George Mason University's Mercatus Center, which has just issued a new report giving an in

6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010

Everyone is still trying to digest the economic stimulus bill Congress just passed and the Obama Administration’s proposal on the housing crisis. Here are a few followups:

6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010

Classical music fans will want to know that a well-regarded musical group is performing a concert in Elyria on Sunday. And it’s hard to argue with the price — free.

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