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‘Precedent setting’ opioid trial to begin in Oklahoma

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter’s suit alleges Johnson and Johnson and Teva pharmaceuticals helped ignite a public health crisis that has killed thousands of state residents.

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14-year-old shot by Oklahoma City Police while playing with B.B. gun

Oklahoma City Police shot a 14-year-old boy who was playing with a B.B. gun. Police say the shooting was justified. The boy’s attorney claims his civil rights were violated.

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With weeks left in legislative session governor proposes new criminal justice reform plan  

Gov. Stitt lent support to several criminal justice reform initiative currently under consideration in the Legislature as well as some ideas that haven’t advanced.

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State standards leave gaps in county jail inspections

The Oklahoma Department of Health and the State Fire Marshal inspect local jails every year. But the inspections are only as effective as the rules they’re based on. Just because a jail passes inspection — doesn’t mean it’s completely safe.

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Medicaid expansion supporters urge Oklahoma lawmakers to act

Oklahoma has the second highest uninsured rate in the country and some of the poorest health outcomes.

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Once feuding, Walmart and optometrists see eye to eye on new bill

The bill is endorsed by both the state’s optometric association and Walmart, who just a few months ago were on opposing sides of State Question 793, which voters ultimately defeated. Both sides spend millions of dollars on the campaign.

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Troubled Oklahoma County jail could be operated by private company under plan being considered

An Oklahoma County advisory council recommended that county officials create a separate body to supervise the Oklahoma County Jail.

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Anti-abortion strategy splits Oklahoma lawmakers

A perceived anti-abortion tilt of the U.S. Supreme Court has inspired state lawmakers to move to outlaw abortion entirely if Roe V. Wade ever falls. But the rush to regulate has exposed divisions among lawmakers who consider themselves staunch abortion opponents.

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