Friday, October 18, 2019

Civics

Civics
agency oversight

Agency oversight: House members to track, crash executive sessions

Oklahoma House Speaker Charles McCall announced this morning that he has instructed committee leaders to provide additional agency oversight by tracking, monitoring and even...
football culture

From ‘stymie’ hits to 90 minutes, football culture changing

Rep. Mickey Dollens (D-OKC) vividly remembers his early days playing football as a kid growing up in Bartlesville. Dollens started playing tackle football in seventh...
Kendra Horn

Horn tops GOP challengers in 3rd quarter fundraising

WASHINGTON — Republican candidates vying for Oklahoma’s 5th District seat currently held by Rep. Kendra Horn (D-OK5), the sole Oklahoma Democrat in the House...
Oklahoma high school concussion data

Lacking data, Oklahoma high school concussion picture blurry

How many Oklahoma high school athletes sustain concussions each year? Although more attention is being paid to the dangers of head injuries than ever...
legislative pay

After ‘punitive’ cut, legislative pay hiked for first time in 20...

Sporting an entirely new membership for its biennial meeting, the Oklahoma Legislative Compensation Board voted this morning to increase legislative pay for the first...
concussion

The hazy, frightening world of a sports concussion

As Trent Ratterree wandered the University of Oklahoma campus in search of lunch, his belly growled but his mind felt scrambled thanks to a...

Understanding the science of sports-related concussions

Although the numbers may be conservative owing to under-diagnosis and underreporting, medical researchers generally accept that at least 1.6 to 3.8 million sport-related concussions...
video

Sarah Stitt: Growing up in a home with mental illness

(Editor’s note: This story was authored by Whitney Bryen of Oklahoma Watch and appears here in accordance with the non-profit journalism organization’s republishing terms.) Undiagnosed...
conflict of interest policy

OU updating conflict of interest policy in wake of federal investigation

University of Oklahoma faculty members awoke to an email they never expected to read over their morning coffee. With the subject line reading, “Government...
commutation project

The Commutation Project: One year later

Everyone made mistakes at 18 that they regret. Unfortunately, I have been living with the consequences of mine for the past nine years. In...

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