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EDITORIAL: Officials labor hard for Lawton’s future
September 5, 2022
- As we observe Labor Day this weekend, we have reason to be optimistic about Lawton’s future. Labor Day was born out of labor unrest in the 1880s and pays tribute to the contributions of America’s workers. The holiday was signed into law on June 28, 1894, by President...

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Oklahoma’s Population During COVID-19: Early Deaths, New Residents and an End of the Brain Drain
August 25, 2022
- by: Courtney Shupert and Chad Wilkerson The major components of Oklahoma’s 2020-21 population growth reveal two standout trends. For the first time in its history, more people died in Oklahoma than were born, a pandemic reality seen in many other states. Second, more people moved into Oklahoma from...

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Best Cities To Retire on a Budget of $1,500 a Month - Lawton, Oklahoma
July 11, 2022
- Find the best places to retire on a fixed income. Finding space in your budget to save and invest isn’t easy for everyone. In fact, a recent GOBankingRates survey found that 40% of Americans have less than $300 in savings. As such, plenty of Americans are facing a retirement where...

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American Wind Energy Company Leading Global Solutions
June 23, 2022
- When it comes to technology, research, innovation and development, it’s important to have a spokesperson, just as I had Matt Carter, president and CEO of Carter Wind Energy, as my guest on an episode of National Energy Talk podcast, to discuss wind energy. Carter Wind Energy’s...

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New PepsiCo Distribution Center in Lawton, Oklahoma
June 13, 2022
- After many months of watching progress on construction at the Lawton Airport Industrial Park, signage recently revealed it will include a new distribution center for Bottling Group LLC, an operating subsidiary of PepsiCo. The company’s state-of-the-art Lawton facility will open this month, tripling the size of their current...

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Carter Wind Turbines Establishes Lawton, Oklahoma, Energy Company
April 12, 2021
- Carter Wind Turbines, a subsidiary of Carter Wind Energy, will locate a new wind energy company in Lawton, Oklahoma. The roughly $10 million project is expected to create 300 jobs over the next 5 years. The initial target market is 160+ Alaskan villages and 350+ Canadian communities that are off-grid powered. CWE recently received two...

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