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.
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...

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...
Theresa Williams

Murder trial: Mother of slain man uncertain during cross-examination

SAPULPA — A Creek County murder trial in which the defendant claims he killed his step-daughter's boyfriend in self defense began Tuesday. The first...
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...
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...
Legislative Compensation Board

Good enough: Legislative Compensation Board keeps lawmaker pay flat

Oklahoma is almost top 10 in legislative pay. This morning, the obscure board that has exclusive power to set lawmaker pay said that's good...
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...
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...
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...
grand jury application

Judge Ogden quashes citizens’ grand jury application

(Update: On Oct. 22, Judge Richard Ogden approved an amended application authorizing the collection of signatures for the impaneling of a grand jury. The...

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