Monday, January 17, 2022
dry January

Oklahomans having the wrong type of Dry January

As some of you may be aware, it is January, and it is dry. While I'm not struggling to remember the last time I...
Adam Luck

Adam Luck resigns from Pardon and Parole Board, Stitt appoints Edward Konieczny

Noting that his beliefs on the death penalty are different than Gov. Kevin Stitt's, Adam Luck said he resigned today from the Oklahoma Pardon...

CIVICS

jail fundingvideo

Oklahoma County commissioners pause state request for jail funding

The effort to fund and build a new Oklahoma County Jail is facing turbulence as leaders tinker with methods to fund the project amid...
Reggie Wassana

Reggie Wassana: ‘Times are changing’ on blood quantum

Reggie Wassana, governor of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, was recently reelected to his second term in November. During that same election cycle, the...
Terry O'Donnell

O’Donnell exits leadership, Stitt and Thompson say tag agent bill was House priority

Criminally indicted Rep. Terry O'Donnell completed the Oklahoma County booking process at the Midwest City Jail on Thursday and released a statement blaming "political...
welcome centers

State reclaiming welcome centers it once leased for free

The state of Oklahoma is in the process of ending contracts that leased the operations of six travel welcome centers to municipalities and corporate...
state and tribal leaders

Promised Land: Tension grows between state and tribal leaders

Throughout 2021, stories on the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in McGirt v. Oklahoma have flooded news coverage in the state. However,...
jail trust chairmanvideo

After death, firings over holidays, jail trust reelects Jim Couch as chairman

The Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Authority, commonly known as the jail trust, voted unanimously today to re-elect former OKC city manager Jim Couch to...

CULTURE

omicron

However you say it, omicron variant tests our resolve

I think it might be pronounced "contagious," actually. No matter how you say it, the omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus is here, and it's...
Whizbang

Long gone, Whizbang prospered in the wild days of Oklahoma boomtowns

OSAGE COUNTY — In 1920, oil was discovered near Burbank, Oklahoma, east of Ponca City. Almost overnight, hundreds of boomtowns sprang up in the...
perfect

In 2022, don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good

"A little messy, but we're cleaning up" is about the best way I can describe the end of 2021. There are certainly many things...

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