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In The Know: Tribes had nearly $13 billion impact on the state in 2017; Groups push census participation for Hispanic community; FBI has also been looking into Epic

Tribes had nearly $13 billion impact on the state in 2017, study finds. Records show FBI has also been looking into Epic, along with federal education investigators. Groups push census participation for Hispanic community. Charter school funding hurts other schools, local school leaders say. [More...]

In The Know: 1.4 billion opioid pills prescribed in Oklahoma; Oklahoma County seeks to prosecute opioid manufacturers; Lawmaker has questions for State Superintendent

1.4 billion opioid pills prescribed in Oklahoma. In wake of criminal investigation into Epic Charter Schools, lawmaker has questions for State Superintendent. Chris Bernard of Hunger Free Oklahoma: 'Hunger costs Oklahoma $1.4 billion a year'. Joe Dorman: Summer nutrition programs are key to fighting hunger. [More...]

In The Know: ‘Ghost students’ at Epic, State could take steps to curb ‘epidemic’ of missing Native American women, Kiowa Leade

OSBI warrant: 'Ghost students' at Epic. Missing in Oklahoma: State could take steps to curb 'epidemic' of missing Native American women. Kiowa Leader: Find other solutions to increase state revenues. Pain meds as public nuisance? Oklahoma tests a legal strategy for opioid addiction. [More...]

In The Know: Closing arguments in state opioid case, Summer meal program grows, County Jail Trust to hold planning workshop

Attorneys make closing arguments in state case against opioid manufacturer. County Jail Trust to hold planning workshop, decide on end goals and path forward. Summer meal program grows. Insurance recovery doubled in Oklahoma. [More...]

In The Know: Groups take aim at “failure-to-protect” laws, ‘Read or Fail’ Law is fully funded, Underfunded justice system helps drive Oklahoma’s high incarceration rate

Groups take aim at "failure-to-protect" laws. For first time, 'Read or Fail' Law is fully funded. Will it reduce retentions? Report says underfunded justice system helps drive Oklahoma's high incarceration rate [More...]

In The Know: Oklahoma’s largest private prison plagued by gang violence and lockdowns, Stitt inauguration sets spending record, Revenues from state tax hikes exceed expectations

Oklahoma’s largest private prison plagued by gang violence and lockdowns. Stitt inauguration sets spending record. State senator raises new questions about Epic Charter Schools and oversight by Oklahoma State Department of Education. [More...]

In The Know: Majority of claims by sexual assault survivors are denied, Tribes weigh in on debate over gaming fees, OSBI short dozens of field agents

Majority of claims by sexual assault survivors to state crime victim program are denied, data shows. Tribes weigh in on debate over gaming fees. CNBC: Oklahoma one of the worst states for business. Opioids trial: Expert points to nation's rise in chronic pain. [More...]

In The Know: The past and future of OK Policy, Stitt calls for renegotiating tribal gaming compacts, Black families of murder victims more likely to be denied aid

Stitt calls for renegotiating Oklahoma tribal gaming compacts. Uncompensated Loss: Black families of murder victims more likely to be denied aid from state program. Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority announces legislative changes to program. Health department stresses water safety as drowning deaths climb. [More...]

In The Know: Oklahoma tax revenue up $1.4 billion in FY ’19; Opioid trial judge rejects defense’s dismissal motion; There’s an election today in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma tax revenue up $1.4 billion in FY '19. Oklahoma ranked fifth-best state in US to start a business. Oklahoma's quake numbers decline, but likelihood of a damaging earthquake remains high. Oklahoma, city leaders request levee study be expedited. [More...]

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