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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...
Pussy Grabs Back!

Protest against Trump quickly turns to organizing

A protester who identified herself only as “October” held a sign that read “Pussy grabs back!” It was one of the more unusual protest...
Holt, wins race

Holt wins primary and race for Oklahoma City mayor

State Senator David Holt received the majority of votes in the Oklahoma City mayoral primary Tuesday which gave him the win without a runoff. At...
Forrest Bennett supporters

Election night: Urban Dems notch wins in state full of Trump voters

Urban Democratic Party candidates in the Oklahoma City metro won election and re-election Nov. 8 bucking the state and national trends of heavy turnouts...
Rev. Jesse Jackson speaking at BLM Rally, OKC

Ind Day brings mixed feelings for local Black Lives Matter leaders

Editor's Note:  In two stories, Free Press is exploring the thoughts of several leaders of the Black Lives Matter, Oklahoma organization on the anniversary...
Bennett at Grill on the Hill

Engaged voters

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...
Rally Against Hate

“Rally Against Hate” at Capital draws larger crowd and counter protesters

The second Anti-Trump protest rally in a week seemed to gain more traction for religious and social justice groups opposed to the harsh rhetoric of...
Denim Day display at Ok Capitol

Denim Day at Capitol reveals new sexual assault awareness

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...
Planet Thunder hug

Talent, passion mark Planet Thunder films

Oklahoma City natives Jacob Leighton Burns, brother Zachary Burns and Vinnie Hogan have been serious filmmakers for years. But they aren't old guys. Their apparent...
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...

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