Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Civics

NonDoc covers the civic realm across Oklahoma, examines national international policy issues, and publishes commentary on these topics from diverse voices. As a site category, "Civics" includes the subcategories Education, Health Care and Politics, which are used when applicable.

Civics

NonDoc covers the civic realm across Oklahoma, examines national international policy issues, and publishes commentary on these topics from diverse voices. As a site category, "Civics" includes the subcategories Education, Health Care and Politics, which are used when applicable.
nonbinary

Letter: Stitt remarks about nonbinary people violate Oklahoma values

To the editors: Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt recently stood at his bully pulpit to diminish the worth of our nonbinary friends, invoking “Oklahoma values” as...
Kenneth Ray Smith not guilty

‘You had to protect your family’: Jury finds Kenneth Ray Smith not guilty

After only 20 minutes of deliberation, a Creek County jury found Kenneth Ray Smith not guilty of first-degree murder or first-degree manslaughter, ruling that...
Kenneth Ray Smith

Kenneth Ray Smith testifies: ‘I feared for my life’

SAPULPA — Kenneth Ray Smith, a man who says he killed his step-daughter's boyfriend in defense of himself and others, testified during his murder...
Julius Jones clemency hearing

Julius Jones’ clemency hearing: What you need to know

(Update: On Monday, Oct. 25, Judge Stephen Friot denied the request for a stay discussed in the article below. The decision was immediately appealed,...

Ogden approves amended petition for grand jury to remove David Prater

Oklahoma County District Court Judge Richard Ogden today approved an amended application authorizing a citizen petition to impanel a grand jury for the removal...
Lance Frye resigns

Lance Frye resigns as Oklahoma Commissioner of Health

Dr. Lance Frye resigned today as the Oklahoma commissioner of health, one day after Gov. Kevin Stitt criticized "rogue activists" for entering into a...
Quapaw Nation Reservation

Court affirms existence of Quapaw Nation Reservation

In deciding Oklahoma v. Lawhorn on Thursday, the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals upheld a November 2020 Ottawa County District Court ruling that the...
New Oklahoma County Jail

Firm recommends constructing new Oklahoma County jail for approximately $300 million

An architectural firm hired by the Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Advisory Council to study options for the county's troubled jail recommended on Thursday construction...
Ben Fu

Attorney calls testimony ‘perjurious,’ but trial continues with defense witnesses

SAPULPA — After the prosecution rested in a Creek County murder trial Thursday, Kenneth Ray Smith's attorney asked the judge to dismiss the case...
Muscogee election

Muscogee election appeal denied, results certified

The Supreme Court of the Muscogee Nation this afternoon upheld a district court decision to deny petitions from two candidates alleging fraud and irregularities...

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