Jackie Fortier

Jackie Fortier
Jackie reports for StateImpact Oklahoma on a variety of topics and heads its health reporting initiative. She has many journalism awards to her name during her years of multi-media reporting in Colorado, and was part of a team recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists with a Sigma Delta Chi award for excellence in breaking news reporting in 2013. She is a former young professional fellow of the Journalism and Women's Symposium, and a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, Reporters without Borders, and a lifetime member of Kappa Tau Alpha, awarded for her thesis on disability and technology in news reporting. She holds a bachelor's degree in English with an emphasis in creative writing from Colorado State University and a Master of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Colorado, Boulder. When she's not reporting, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three cats.

Latest by Jackie Fortier


Health commissioner pushes for special session and stricter marijuana regulation through legislation

Medical marijuana license applications will be accepted Aug. 25
By

Board of Health reverses course, approves looser medical marijuana rules

The new regulations now head to Gov. Mary Fallin to sign or reject.
By

Controversial amendments stripped out of newly proposed medical marijuana draft rules

The state Board of Health meets Aug. 1 to vote on and possibly amend the new rules
By

Oklahoma could become the only state to require pregnancy tests for medical marijuana

Doctors in Oklahoma are barred from recommending medical marijuana to women of 'childbearing years' without first conducting a pregnancy test.
By


Two groups sue state over last-minute marijuana regulations

The lawsuits claim the board overstepped it's authority
By

Fallin signs Oklahoma’s first medical marijuana rules including controversial amendments pushed by health leaders

Gov. Mary Fallin expects the regulations to be modified.
By

Board of health votes to require a pharmacist in medical marijuana dispensaries and limits smokable products

Gov. Mary Fallin has 45 days to either sign or disapprove the rules.
By


Regulations may cap sky-high air ambulance bills, but companies say they could limit critical care

Air ambulances are exempt from health care billing regulations.
By
Load More