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State of the State 2018 - Gov Fallin criminal justice reform

Local legislators, Fallin agree on criminal justice reform

Some Oklahoma City legislators agreed with Governor Mary Fallin's push for criminal justice reform in her last State of the State address Monday. But, by...
Cap Hill Civ Grp and Rep Russell

Capitol Hill Civic group tours library construction with U.S. Rep Russell

The Capitol Hill Civic Group walked from Grill on the Hill Thursday morning to the new Capitol Hill Library branch under construction at SW...
Black Live Matter Rally

What has changed since OKC Black Lives Matter rally 2016?

Rev. T. Sheri Dickerson is happy when she thinks about the Black Lives Matter rally in Oklahoma City one year ago. She describes it...
Man pulling up campaign signs 2018-6-12

Who is this man pulling up Brad Reeves campaign signs? – UPDATED

Free Press witnessed a man pulling up Brad Reeves for Oklahoma County Commissioner campaign signs near N. Classen Boulevard and NW 7th Street Tuesday.* Was...
Dollens - Salyer

Dollens continues to connect with local people first

Mickey Dollens continues to do what helped him win the HD 93 seat in November. He keeps his ear tuned carefully to his local...
Tax bill blowback rally

Rally at Capitol slams latest tax bill in Congress

Protesters gathered at the Oklahoma Capitol Saturday to push back against the so-called "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act," passed at 1:50 in the morning...
Brooks-Jimenez takes oath

Brooks-Jimenez takes oath for Senate amid cheers

“So help me, God.” As Michael Brooks-Jimenez said those final words of his oath of office for the Oklahoma Senate, supporters jumped to their feet...
Ralph Shortey

Pastor thinks there is a hidden factor in Shortey’s downfall

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...
Ok Dem Party Unionize workers Langthorn & Almond

Okla Democratic Party staff first in nation to unionize

Non-managerial staff members of the Oklahoma Democratic Party are the first in the nation among state Democratic Party headquarters to officially unionize with a...
black leaders

Black leaders and mayor recall past civil rights gains – point to future needs

Sunday, black leaders vowed to continue the fight for racial justice in the future as they recalled past gains in Oklahoma City to end segregation.