The dramatic evolution of social media has caused confusion among the population about what is fact and what is opinion - and newspapers have had to conform to make clear the delineation. But a selection of local, state and national opinions are as important to readers as they've ever been, which is why readers have noticed a surge in local contributions. More additions are on the horizon, and that could mean more responses to various columns. That's why it's important that the Tahlequah Daily Press stresses its policy for Readers Forum - what in the past was referred to as "letters to the editor."

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The Indianapolis Colts enjoyed an on-field renaissance in 2018, winning nine of their final 10 regular season games and snapping a three-year playoff drought.

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SALEM, Mass. – A Massachusetts teenager convicted of the fatal stabbing and decapitation murder of a high school classmate has been sentenced to life in prison.

One of the first things Justin Houston did after signing with the Indianapolis Colts was to reach out to linebacker Anthony Walker Jr.

ALBANY, N.Y.  – Legislation adding New York to the roster of states legalizing recreational use of marijuana won’t be enacted into law this year.

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – A kindhearted message on the tailgate of his pickup truck has made Cody Barlow, self-described straight county boy from Oklahoma, an unexpected poster boy for LGBTQ advocates.

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – It wasn’t quite a classic children’s story, but first responders from the local fire department nonetheless achieved beloved status recently for rescuing a high and dry brood of ducks in this northern New York community.

The Trump administration intends to slap a 5 percent tariff on every medium-sized car, avocado and other Mexican import beginning June 10, affecting nearly $1 billion worth of goods that crosses the border into the U.S. each day on average.

It is tempting for normal people to ignore our president when he starts ranting about treason and corruption at the FBI. I understand the temptation. I'm the object of many of his rants, and even I try to ignore him.

DELPHI, Ind.  – A second day of desperate searching for a small boy playing in a park and carried away by a rain-swollen creek in this small northwest Indiana town turned up no sign of the youth, authorities said Friday.

HAHIRA, Ga. – A small Georgia community is revisiting the brutal lynching  a young black woman that will forever be linked to its history. 

You haven’t showered in a few days, and you haven’t brushed your teeth yet this morning. But, your baby is one month old today!

The checkout line at the supermarket is a surprising mix of dark secrets and brain candy. Every time I need milk and eggs, I feel like Odysseus caught between Scylla and Charybdis: to the right of me, the dreaded chocolate bars, a whirlpool of cocoa and sugar that sucks me down, and to the left of me the six-headed monster of the tabloid newspapers.

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Obituaries

OSKALOOSA [mdash] Funeral services are pending for 52-year-old Curt Waddell of rural Mahaska County at the Bates Funeral Chapel in Oskaloosa. Curt died at his home Saturday, July 29, 2019.

Albert "Bud" Witt, age 76, of Tracy, passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at his home in Tracy, Iowa. Bud was born on Monday, May 24, 1943, in Ottumwa, Iowa, the son of Michael Albert and Roberta Ellen (Bogard) Witt. He attended school in Oskaloosa. He was united in marriage to Joyce Stocker…