Op-ed: Small Business Saturday seeks to boost local retailers


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Gallup did a survey this summer. It asked people how much confidence they had in various institutions.

According to the survey, only 7 percent of Americans said they trusted Congress a great deal or quite a lot, compared with 29 percent who trusted the presidency.

Small business, on the other hand, came in second, with 62 percent of those surveyed considering it trustworthy. The only organization to score higher, not surprisingly, was the military.

House Republicans Elect Caucus Leadership for 2015-16


The empty lobby of the Oklahoma House of Representatives

After maintaining a 72-29 majority in the Oklahoma House of Representatives earlier this week, the House Republican caucus selected leaders for the 55th Oklahoma Legislature.

House Speaker Jeffery W. Hickman will be the Speaker-elect for the upcoming session. Hickman is the seventh Republican speaker in state history and the sixth consecutive Republican speaker since the GOP took the majority in the House in 2004.