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Educators see few benefits in ballot measure giving schools more financial flexibility

This November, Oklahomans will be asked to vote on State Question 801. This measure gives schools more flexibility in how they can spend their money, but many school leaders say that flexibility won’t improve their financial situation.

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Former Oklahoma senator sentenced to 15 years for child sex trafficking 

Former state senator Ralph Shortey was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to child sex trafficking.

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Can Oklahoma learn from Louisiana’s criminal justice reform?

Louisiana and Oklahoma are both trying to reduce their prison populations and lower the costs of their justice systems. Louisiana is seeing good results. Many of Oklahoma’s reforms haven’t gone into effect, but experts predict they’ll have a limited effect.

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Updated: September 11, 2018 | 9:38 pm

Oklahoma City Council hears testimony on proposal to reduce penalties for marijuana and paraphernalia

The Oklahoma City Council held a public hearing on an ordinance that would end jail sentences for simple possession of marijuana if adopted.

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Why some Oklahoma schools are shifting the way they respond to students’ bad behavior

Fifty-four percent of Oklahoma children reported at least one Adverse Childhood Experience, the second highest rate in the country.

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Oklahoma Wind Farms Mapped

The most complete accounting of every one of Oklahoma’s 3,736 turbines and 58 wind farm projects.

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The shadow of the opioid crisis looms over doctors considering medical marijuana

Aggressive regulations on physician prescribing, followed by high-profile cases of doctors facing criminal charges for patient deaths related to opioids has made Oklahoma doctors fear a backlash if they recommend the drug.

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Oil and gas group sues county officials over water line limits

The Oklahoma Oil & Gas Association seeks an injunction and a ruling that counties lack authority over oil-field wastewater.

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