Oklahoma County Commissioners

Free Speech, CARES funds discussed at raucous Commissioners meeting

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Oklahoma County Commissioners discussed banning certain types of free speech activities on County property, and how to spend CARES Act money.
Isaiah Lewis

Oklahoma County Court Clerk resolution would curb protests

Oklahoma County County Commissioners will consider a resolution that would limit the manner and location of protests on any county property.

OKCPS adopts new student, teacher policies for virtual school realities

The OKCPS Board of Ed adopted revised student and teacher policies reflecting realities of doing an all-virtual start for the school year

Latest protest downtown dodges gun-toting counter-protesters

Demonstrators diverted from going to the OKC Police Department Headquarters Saturday because of an unidentified armed group.
NRA

OKC’s biggest ad agency cited in New York AG lawsuit against NRA

New York's AG Letitia James is suing the NRA (National Rifle Association) for fraud and abuse over decades and naming an Oklahoma firm in it.
Oklahoma County Jail

Oklahoma County Jail administrator works to catch up coronavirus testing

Greg Williams, the new Oklahoma County Jail administrator is catching up from a testing backlog they had at the handoff from the Sheriff.
moral monday

First “Moral Monday” protest pressures DA and law enforcement to change

The Collegiate Freedom and Justice Coalition kicked off it's first of several "Moral Monday" actions that ended at the Oklahoma County Courthouse.
Oklahoma City Council

City Council says Yes to SROs for OKCPS, looks at City Charter changes

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The City Council on Tuesday, a contract for School Resource Officers was passed along with allocating more money to the MAPS 3 Convention Center.
Oklahoma County Jail

Oklahoma County Jail has first detainee death with COVID-19

A hospitalized Oklahoma County Jail detainee diagnosed with COVID-19 died at St. Anthony Hospital Tuesday morning according to a Jail press release.
Oklahoma County Commissioners

County commissioners consider restoring public comment, stall on decision

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The Oklahoma County Commissioners considered an item to restore public comment to their regular meetings but made no decision.

Opinion

Donald Trump’s dreams of absolute power are no joke

President Donald Trump says "I never kid" and we should believe it, says opinion columnist George Lang. If we don't, we are in peril.

NRA executives’ gold-plated lifestyle should make everyone angry

This first week of August is a landmark for Wayne LaPierre, chief executive officer of the NRA or National Rifle Association.

Inhofe’s anti-democratic enabling of Trump poses danger

Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe saved the day for President Trump with a scheme that put a questionable Pentagon appointee in place without Senate approval.

Oklahoma doesn’t need rubber stamps for Trump, the aspiring authoritarian

Oklahomans must take a hard look at the politicians willing to sell what is left of their souls to enable Trump’s plan to retain power.

Gov Stitt lost big money betting against the state’s tribal gaming compacts

Gov. Kevin Stitt lost a sucker bet against tribal gaming compacts in Oklahoma Tuesday, spending $1.5 million in legal fees.