Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Civics

Civics
medical marijuana

Oklahoma’s medical marijuana industry faces familiar buzzkill

It's closing time at a medical marijuana dispensary in Oklahoma. In most cases, it's like any other business. Inventory is secured. Doors are locked....
Civic Saturday

Civic Saturday: Decisions are made by those who show up

(Update: Owing to a personal emergency involving one of the event's partners, the Civic Saturday event described below was postponed via an announcement made...
Earl Garrison

‘A heart the size of Oklahoma’: Former Sen. Earl Garrison dead...

Former Oklahoma State Sen. Earl Garrison has died at age 78. According to a death notice in the Muskogee Phoenix, Garrison died early Monday. A...
disaster relief

Federal disaster relief bill signed into law

WASHINGTON — With the support of Oklahoma’s congressional delegation, a much-delayed $19.1-billion disaster relief bill finally won final congressional approval and was signed into...
vaccines

Vaccines become untouchable issue in Oklahoma politics

(Editor’s note: This story was authored by Paul Monies of Oklahoma Watch and appears here in accordance with the non-profit journalism organization’s republishing terms.) Vaccination...
lobbying contracts

Stitt to end $1.5 million in state agency lobbying contracts

State agencies in Oklahoma spent about $1.5 million each of the past two years on lobbying contracts with private firms, but Gov. Kevin Stitt's...
Jonathan Nichols

‘He served humbly’: Former Sen. Jonathan Nichols has died at age...

Former Oklahoma State Sen. Jonathan Nichols has died from an apparent gunshot wound. Nichols represented Cleveland County as a Republican from 2000 to 2012...
optometrists

Optometrists, Walmart prove the value of compromise

Back in November, I wrote an opinion piece discussing access to vision care issues in Oklahoma in the wake of State Question 793's narrow...

Office of Disability Concerns discusses advocacy, DHS director

The governor’s advisory committee to the Oklahoma Office of Disability Concerns met Tuesday hours after Gov. Kevin Stitt appointed Justin Brown as the new...
DHS director

Stitt hires assisted living CEO as Oklahoma DHS director

Gov. Kevin Stitt has named a new director for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services: Justin Brown, an OKC investment capitalist involved in senior...

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