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December 15, 2023
The Vian Police Department has implemented more regulations in local schools as students and parents in the small town of 1,300 people in eastern Oklahoma deal with the aftermath of a gun violence threat in their community.
August 24, 2023
Keeping each hospital open is vital for both communities, as losing one could create a domino effect of diminished health care services with physicians leaving a community and clinics and pharmacies closing. Rural hospitals in Oklahoma also stand as key economic engines and often are leading employers in their communities.
July 14, 2023
The district said it was simply following its policies, a claim that highlights the significance of a new state law that took effect July 1 mandating paid maternity leave for full-time employees of school districts.
July 06, 2023
Fina is the second appointee Stitt has removed from the Oklahoma Broadband Governing Board, which is poised to disburse as much as $1.6 billion to internet service providers to establish high-speed internet for underserved areas of Oklahoma.
June 24, 2023
This month, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down two decisions concerning tribal sovereignty and the federal government’s obligations to tribal nations.
June 20, 2023
Edmond Public Schools is the defendant in three lawsuits that have garnered substantial media attention.
June 05, 2023
Although a 1948 U.S. Supreme Court decision declared such language unconstitutional and unenforceable, many land documents created under segregation still state that only Caucasians are allowed to own certain property.
May 25, 2023
The Oklahoma Broadband Office, which is poised to disburse as much as $1.6 billion to internet service providers to establish high-speed internet for underserved areas of Oklahoma, seems to be moving from a dial-up pace to one more closely fitting to its name.
April 27, 2023
In a 90-minute meeting that was relatively short by State Board of Education standards, members requested a special report of school districts regarding their diversity, equity and inclusion programs. Arguing that a “more accurate” term for the programs would be “divide, exclude and indoctrinate,” State Superintendent of Public Instruction Ryan Walters said that although most […]
April 27, 2023
(Update: After the publication of this article, the Oklahoma State Senate reconvened shortly before 4 p.m. Thursday, April 27, and amended a series of House bills to advance new versions of their education-package priorities. The bills include a staggered teacher pay raise and school funding bill with a $500 million price tag, HB 2672, a […]
April 26, 2023
As the Catholic Diocese of Oklahoma considers revisions to its application for a state-authorized charter school, a bill prohibiting the denial of state funding or services based solely on religious affiliation has passed the Legislature and is awaiting Gov. Kevin Stitt’s signature. If Stitt signs it, SB 404 would change state statute so that “it […]