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felony

A late VHS tape should not be a felony

Oklahoma's felony statutes have changed significantly in recent years, but many people are still dealing with the negative effects of those laws. Last month, we...
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Muscogee Nation drops colonial-era name

Leaders of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation say they are dropping “Creek” from the tribe's name as part of a rebranding effort that also features...

CIVICS

OKC 2022 proposed budget

OKC 2022 proposed budget smaller, but includes more money for police

An annual springtime ritual began Tuesday as the OKC City Council received the proposed Fiscal Year 2022 budget from several city departments. At $1.6 billion,...
COVID-19 state of emergency

What Stitt lifting his COVID-19 state of emergency means in Oklahoma

With Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt lifting his COVID-19 state of emergency declaration today after more than 13 months, questions about the major impacts of...
School bond issues, May 11 special election

Seven school districts have bond proposals for May 11 special election

Seven Oklahoma school districts will have bond issues on the ballot for the May 11 special election, including Edmond, Moore, Covington-Douglas, Plainview, Bishop, South...
2021 Oklahoma Legislature

Faces and heels: WWE metaphors, doppelgängers for the 2021 Oklahoma Legislature

The 2021 Oklahoma Legislature has turned into one hell of a theatrical Royal Rumble, at least among members of House and Senate leadership. House Speaker...
I-35 flyover ramp, Riverwind Casino

Despite tribal funding, Stitt questions I-35 flyover ramp to Riverwind Casino parking lot

(Update: On Monday, May 3, the Oklahoma Transportation Commission voted 2-7 against both Item 69 and Item 70, as detailed in the article below.) The...
SQ 781

Follow through on SQ 781 by funding treatment and rehabilitation services

Oklahoma has made remarkable progress to reduce our incarceration rate in recent years. Reforms through the ballot box, reforms by the Legislature and administrative...

CULTURE

mask mandate ends

As mask mandate ends, remember not to litter

All things must pass, as they say, even mask mandates. This past Friday, Oklahoma City's mask mandate ended, and with it begins a stronger...
vaccination, vaccine passports

Proof of vaccination: State vax records could aid traveling Oklahomans

With COVID-19 vaccination rates on the rise and a change in the CDC's recommendations on some forms of travel, Americans are starting to shake...
Quraysh Ali Lansana

‘Art should enlighten us’: Quraysh Ali Lansana on the importance of Black art

Quraysh Ali Lansana is a poet, author, teacher and editor who has written multiple poetry collections and children’s books and is the editor of...

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