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Oklahoma Capitol

At the Oklahoma Legislature, a new flood of bills on school curriculum

OK Legislature proposals range from limits on classroom discussions of current events to requiring schools to teach ‘Victims of Communism Day’
evictions

Why 25,000-plus Oklahomans are still waiting for rental assistance

Oklahoma received $485 million in federal emergency funds to help those at risk of eviction. Yet thousands have been evicted while waiting.
State questions

Republicans in Oklahoma Legislature look to tighten state question laws

Several Oklahoma lawmakers are looking to add hurdles for citizen-led groups to pass the type of state questions.
Billions in fed funds

Oklahoma Deems Billions In Fed Covid Relief Fund Applications A Secret

Billions in requests for federal money from both state agencies and the private sector are being kept secret by Oklahoma’s purchasing agency.

Okla nonprofit used federal funds for vacations instead of victim services

Oklahoma Watch reporter Whitney Bryen uncovered a pattern of a nonprofit whose leadelrs were using money given for victims for vacations.