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The Oklahoma House of Representatives made a symbolic gesture Thursday that was an encouragement to those who advocate for victims of sexual assault. One described it as “a huge step forward.” Capitol awareness Rep. Tess Teague authored House Concurrent Resolution 1001, which...
To follow Michael Brooks-Jimenez from door to door in Oklahoma Senate District 44, it seems that he intuitively senses whether to use English or Spanish as soon as he begins to shake hands. But that’s not surprising. He grew up on...
Oklahoma’s 5th District representative to Congress has the largest city in the state in his district. And he has chosen not to hear from any of its residents in a town hall setting during this two-week break Congress is taking. Most...
Republican Senator James Lankford might have felt like he just couldn't catch a break Tuesday night in the second of five sessions of his "community conversations." Six question cards he drew from a bucket all revealed some level of opposition...
Pressures from anti-vaccination groups killed Oklahoma Senate Bill 83 Thursday. If passed into law, it would have required parents to view materials about the dangers of refusing vaccinations for their children before school enrollment. Under a 2011 law, Oklahoma parents may exempt their...
There seems to be a big difference between Senator Ralph Shortey's public persona and his secret behaviors recently revealed by a public arrest and indictment for child prostitution. And, an Oklahoma City pastor believes he knows some of the more...
Muslims came to a city church for education in the morning Thursday and then to the Oklahoma Capitol for public prayer and time with their legislators. Those in attendance prayed the Salat, which is the second prayer of the day for...
Two meetings on either end of Friday at popular restaurants in Oklahoma City gave Rep. Forrest Bennett, D-OKC, a way to keep up with constituents whose votes he won in November. And those District 92 constituents had done their...
As a pre-teen, Angela Basse saw her mother go through a hard divorce and then turn to a payday lender for help with a bad financial situation. Her mother had three children to raise by herself. “I was a part...
Your involvement in government doesn’t get any more local than this. And Tuesday is the day for you to get involved. Oklahoma City residents will have several choices for each open seat for city council and school board in local...

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