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Report shows Oklahoma has fewer producers, but some counties had an increase of farmers and ranchers
February 21, 2024
USDA conducts a census of the nation’s farms and ranchers every five years. The report shows the state and nation have fewer producers and less farmland.
January 17, 2024
The Choctaw Nation wants Southeastern Oklahomans to keep their eyes peeled for ticks on their reservation.
January 16, 2024
The series, which depicts a Choctaw superhero, was developed in coordination with the Choctaw Nation. The tribal government has launched a site to educate viewers about Choctaw history, culture and language.
January 11, 2024
In a news release, the state superintendent alleged, without providing evidence, the organizations “push an anti-parent, woke agenda,” work in tandem with “national extremist groups” and “force failed policies into schools.”
January 04, 2024
As of Jan. 3, 38 states, territories and tribal nations announced their intent to launch the summer program. Other states opting out, like Nebraska and Iowa, declined to participate in the program because of critiques they had for the program and administrative costs.
December 07, 2023
The state’s Hispanic population and workforce have grown, requiring more programs to ensure job readiness.
December 06, 2023
Over 100 billion pounds of food goes to waste every year in America. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm to Food Bank is trying to cut down on that waste by connecting local farmers and food pantries, but its future depends on how much funding is included for the program in the next farm bill.
November 30, 2023
The new Killers of the Flower Moon film is sparking conversations about Oklahoma’s difficult history. But that is complicated by a state law limiting school lessons that make students feel uncomfortable about their race or sex.
November 07, 2023
One measure would create easier points of entry for access to mental health care, especially in rural areas by allowing medical health providers to be reimbursed for consulting on cases with primary care doctors.
November 01, 2023
Oklahoma’s state flying mammal, the Mexican free-tailed bat, is receiving attention this spooky season from the University of Oklahoma.
October 30, 2023
A new United States Department of Agriculture report found food insecurity rates have increased since 2021 and Oklahoma is one of the top six states in the metric.
‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ is shining the Hollywood spotlight on the tiny Oklahoma town of Fairfax. Here’s how they’re handling it
October 23, 2023
Now that Killers of the Flower Moon is becoming a blockbuster movie, the community where many of the murders took place is wrestling with how to open up about this painful past. One solution: rehab a landmark building.
‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ is starting conversations about history, mental health and more in Indian Country
October 18, 2023
Martin Scorsese’s adaption of Killers of the Flower Moon will be in wide release this Friday, Oct. 20.
September 29, 2023
The Oklahoma State Department of Health received about $170,000 to support new mothers and their families during the Medicaid redetermination process.
Leaders of more than half of Oklahoma’s tribal nations want to work with the governor, but they have one condition
September 28, 2023
The letter was signed by 24 tribal nation leaders, asking to come back to the table and negotiate on the issue of tribal-state compacts with Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt.