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Thursday, July 24

Average teacher base salary for a teacher with a bachelor’s degree and ten years of teaching experience in Oklahoma.

Source: Center for American Progress

Wednesday, July 23

Number of laboratory-confirmed cases of rabies in Oklahoma during 2013.

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Health

Tuesday, July 22

Number of women in the Oklahoma legislature out of 149 legislators, the 3rd lowest percentage in the nation.

Source: Rutgers Center for American Women and Politics

Monday, July 21

Number of beginning farmers in Oklahoma in 2012, down from 26,880 in 2002.

Source: USDA Census of Agriculture, via Farmland Information Center.

Friday, July 18
9 percent

Percentage decline in Oklahoma’s teen birth rate from 2012 to 2013

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Health via the Tulsa World.

Thursday, July 17

Number of Oklahoma high schools with a dropout rate above 40 percent for the Class of 2012.

Source: Oklahoma Educational Indicators Program

Tuesday, July 15
2,700,990 tons

Total tonnage processed by the Port of Catoosa in 2013.

Source: The Journal Record


Monday, July 14
57 minutes

Average time patients with broken bones had to wait before receiving pain medication in Oklahoma emergency rooms.

Source: proPublica

Friday, July 11

Number of organ and tissue transplants in Oklahoma in 2013. As of March 7, there are 897 Oklahomans on a waiting list for a transplant.

Source: LifeShare Transplant Donor Services of Oklahoma

Thursday, July 10

Number of utility-scale wind turbines in Oklahoma as of 2013.

Source: American Wind Energy Association