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Tuesday, October 16
65.9 percent

Percentage year-to-date increase in residential building permitting in Oklahoma, compared with 2011

Source: Oklahoma Employment Security Commission

Friday, October 12
$3.60

Average price per gallon for regular gasoline in Oklahoma, 10th lowest in the U.S. this week

Source: GasBuddy.com

Thursday, October 11
2/3rds

Share of Oklahomans who think human activity may be partly responsible for global climate change

Source: SoonerPoll

Thursday, October 11
1 percent

Percentage of public school students enrolled in charter schools in Oklahoma in 2011, 6,576 out of 659,615 total students

Source:  Center for Education Reform

Tuesday, October 9
6,756

The number of people in Oklahoma with an intellectual and/or developmental disability currently on the waiting list to receive state services; the average wait time is 8 years.

Source: OKWaitingList.org

Monday, October 8
3

Number of people living in Cardin, the smallest town in Oklahoma in 2010

Source: U.S. Census

Friday, October 5
$2

The amount per day it costs the Dept. of Corrections for a paroled offender in Oklahoma, versus $45 per day for an incarcerated offender.

Source: Oklahoma Policy Institute

Thursday, October 4
880,939

Number of Oklahomans that were enrolled in the food stamp program at some point during FY 2011, up 13 percent from FY 2010

Source: Oklahoma Department of Human Services

Wednesday, October 3
37 percent

Percentage of graduating seniors in Oklahoma who scored ‘college-ready’ for math on the ACT in 2012, up from 32 percent in 2008

Source: ACT.org

Tuesday, October 2
$1,035

The average annual amount Oklahoma employees contributed in premiums for an employer-sponsored health insurance policy in 2011, up from $386 in 2001