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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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Sheriff revolt over county jail conditions shines spotlight on low funding

A county sheriff resigned to protest a judge’s order to bring prisoners back to a jail she says is underfunded and dangerous. Low funding is a problem county sheriffs across the state have to overcome.

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CDC director: stigma biggest challenge to halting HIV in Oklahoma

Oklahoma may soon see more money to help fight the AIDS epidemic.

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Medical marijuana businesses say patient drives are key to access, but state lawmakers want to end it

To get a medical marijuana license in Oklahoma, patients need a recommendation from their doctor — paperwork attesting that, in their medical opinion, a patient would benefit from the drug. But what happens when there’s not a doctor in the area willing to sign off?

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Drug and mental health courts could get more funding under a bill advancing through Oklahoma Legislature

A state legislator believes lawmakers should invest more money in programs designed to treat underlying problems and steer people away from prison.

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