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In The Know: COVID overwhelming state hospitals | Broadband expansion | Lack of data to address anti-LGBTQ2S+ discrimination

While omicron symptoms are mild for some, COVID is again overwhelming OKC hospital staff, ERs; Oklahoma GOP lawmaker to introduce Texas-style abortion bill; Broadband expansion slow-moving, but 'generational change' is coming; [More...]

In The Know: Manslaughter charges for miscarriage | COVID again straining state hospitals | Gross state revenue breaks record | More

She was charged with manslaughter after a miscarriage. Cases like hers are becoming more common in Oklahoma; Oklahoma hospitals sounding alarms again as capacity strained by omicron, rise in flu cases; Gross state revenue breaks record, Oklahoma's treasurer says; [More...]

In The Know: One-year anniversary of Capitol riot | State has enough COVID tests, but not treatment options | ‘Seeing the Full Picture’

GOP lawmaker proposes bill to ensure doctors serve on Oklahoma Health Care Authority board; State has adequate tests for COVID-19 but not enough treatment options, interim health commissioner says; One year later, Oklahoma delegation largely silent about Capitol attack; [More...]

In The Know: Virus cases, hospitalizations surging in state | School staffing during employee absences | Capitol Update

Oklahoma reports more COVID-19 cases than peak of summer wave; hospitalizations surging too; Drug overdose deaths on rise in Oklahoma, across U.S.; Medical marijuana patients get scam warning after switch to new licensing software announced; [More...]

In The Know: Officials anticipate flat FY23 budget | More tax cuts proposed | Post-holiday COVID surge | Data shows LQBTQ2S+ discriminations

Oklahoma tax cuts take effect Jan. 1. Could more be coming?; Despite spreadsheet splendor, Oklahoma leaders anticipate ‘close to a flat budget’; Oklahoma health officials report a post-holiday surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations; [More...]

In The Know: Omicron infecting significant number of Tulsans | State denied surface mining injunction | Of pigskins and tax policy

'Significant number of Tulsans' infected by omicron, according to sewage monitoring effort; Questions raised about conflicts of interest involving Oklahoma Corporation Commission; Hidden fees: What goes into your electric bill from OG&E may surprise you; [More...]

In The Know: Omicron variant found in state | State joins suit against federal Head Start virus rules | 2021’s biggest stories

Oklahoma becomes 49th state to identify omicron COVID-19 variant; Experts offer advice for Oklahomans dealing with grief during holidays; Board advances up to $800 million in bonds for storm-related OG&E ratepayer debt; [More...]

In The Know: State lags in COVID boosters | Delays in foster care cases | Prioritizing budget expenditures

COVID boosters protect against omicron, but over 60% of eligible Oklahomans haven't gotten one; Child welfare advocates say parents’ right to a jury trial prolongs the time children spend in foster care; Oklahoma’s unemployment rate remains among lowest in U.S.; [More...]

In The Know: State slow to spend relief funds | Grand jury indicts state rep. | Faith-based groups and virus information

Oklahoma slow to spend latest round of federal pandemic money; As Some Oklahoma Churches Push Vaccines, Others Sow Misinformation, Doubt; Grading Oklahoma: Oklahoma ranks 1st in heart disease mortality rate in the nation; [More...]

In The Know: Gov., tribal leaders not meeting as McGirt rhetoric heats up | State approves OG&E’s $760M recovery plan | More

OSDH: 12,048 active cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma; Lawmaker calls for cost-of-living adjustments for state pensioners; Oklahoma approves OG&E's $760 million cost recovery plan; [More...]