Catherine Sweeney

Catherine Sweeney
Catherine covers health for StateImpact Oklahoma. She grew up in Muskogee and went to Oklahoma State University. She has covered politics and policy in Colorado's high plains, Oklahoma City and Washington, D.C. You can reach her at catherine@stateimpactoklahoma.org, @cathjsweeney on Twitter or 405-673-5226 on Signal.

Latest by Catherine Sweeney


Emails show a rush to finalize a deal to move Oklahoma’s Public Health Lab in the face of pushback from lawmakers

Federal pandemic relief money has helped cover some of the cost of relocating the facility to Stillwater. 
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Gov. Kevin Stitt announces program allowing Oklahoma state employees to substitute teach amid a rampant Omicron surge

During the press conference, Stitt contradicted information health professionals shared hours before.
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Oklahoma City’s arts scene is growing, but rising rents and COVID fallout are squeezing its artists.

Population growth, short housing supply and slow wage growth are threatening the city's affordability.
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Oklahoma health officials are paying $3 million to a PR and marketing firm for COVID-19 messaging and reputation management

The Oklahoma State Department of Health entered the contract with Saxum this summer. Saxum has been aiding in COVID-19 communication since the early days of the pandemic.
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Oklahoma’s recent COVID-19 hospitalization spike created a strain on oxygen — and not just for hospitals

As thousands of Oklahomans battled COVID-19 in ICUs earlier this year, hospitals’ demand for liquid oxygen skyrocketed.
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