Tuesday, October 26, 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 birth certificate

‘Huge step forward’: Oklahoma establishes nonbinary birth certificate process

In settling a federal lawsuit by Oregon resident Kit Lorelied against the Oklahoma State Department of Health, Oklahoma has formalized a process for designating...
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...
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...
spine

COVID-19 lessons from a kid with a broken spine

Days passed with a familiar feeling of emptiness.  It was painful to get out of bed, so I didn't. I had assignments to do, but...
Wyjuana Montgomery

‘Mindset for greatness’: Wyjuana Montgomery works to empower teen girls

Wyjuana Montgomery is the founder of N.O. F.E.A.R., an Oklahoma City-based organization focused on empowering teen girls around the world by helping them develop...
climate emergency

Oklahoma Indigenous activists urge Biden to declare climate emergency

WASHINGTON — Indigenous activists from Oklahoma gathered in the nation's capital this week for The People vs. Fossil Fuels, a weeklong rally to urge...
absentee ballots, Muscogee Nation

Muscogee Nation election appeal says 57% of absentee ballots missed deadline

An attorney for two candidates challenging the Muscogee Nation's Sept. 18 election results says 57 percent of tribal citizens who submitted absentee ballots did...

Statutory deadline missed, Judge Ray Elliott recuses from citizens’ grand jury application

Oklahoma County District Court Presiding Judge Ray Elliott recused himself this morning from considering the application for a citizen-called grand jury to investigate District...
Oklahoma property tax protests

‘Instability’: Hundreds of Oklahoma property tax protests leave schools in limbo

Oklahoma's 77 county treasurers are holding $80 million of property tax payments in escrow that they cannot immediately apportion to school districts, technology centers...
Sovereignty Symposium

Sovereignty Symposium examines ‘our ability to work together’

The feud between state and tribal officials over the 2020 landmark Supreme Court ruling in McGirt v Oklahoma continued throughout this week's 2021 Sovereignty...

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