Are you ready for storm season?

Are you ready for storm season?

By John D. Doak Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner   Whether you’ve lived in Oklahoma all your life or you are new to the area, storm season must be taken seriously. Preparing before the sirens sound is the best way to protect your family and your property. The following tips will help you get ready for tornado […]

Rep. Murphey: Taxpayer-funded Minecraft

Rep. Murphey: Taxpayer-funded Minecraft

It was deja-vous. A few days ago, the State Purchasing Director attempted to walk the Government Modernization Committee through the ins and outs of state government purchasing policy. His unenviable task faced two primary challenges: capturing the attention of legislators for what at first glance appears to be an extremely dry (though important) subject matter, […]

Superintendent: School security has seen significant changes at GPS

Superintendent: School security has seen significant changes at GPS

I had originally reserved this column for commentary on what I hoped would be a fully funded pay raise so desperately needed for our teachers.  After last Monday, it appears the political gridlock that has become our state government will continue.  It appears such gridlock has become business as usual in our state.  I had […]

Dog obedience training basics: The release cue

Dog obedience training basics: The release cue

In today’s blog, I wanted to talk about an obedience training cue that often gets overlooked: the release cue.  The release cue is very important since it marks the end of a behavior (i.e., “sit,” “stay,” etc.). This gives the dog a clear cue to know that she can break position. It reduces confusion and prevents […]