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In The Know: Dose questions surrounding execution | Money and policy traffic stops | COVID-19 declines in state | More

Doctors question sedative dose used in Oklahoma execution; The Demand for Money Behind Many Police Traffic Stops; Oklahoma health officials look to 'more sustainable' phase of COVID-19 as cases decline; [More...]

In The Know: Convulsions during Oklahoma’s 1st execution in 7 years | New record for emergency certified teachers | More

Condemned man went into convulsions during Oklahoma’s first execution in nearly seven years; Teacher shortage milestone: New record set for nonaccredited teachers given emergency certification in Oklahoma; Oklahoma’s recent COVID-19 hospitalization spike created a strain on oxygen — and not just for hospitals; [More...]

In The Know: A Better Path Forward, budget and tax roadmap for Oklahoma | Planned executions halted | More

A Better Path Forward: A Budget and Tax Roadmap for Oklahoma; A federal appeals court has halted Oklahoma’s first planned executions in six years; Oklahoma launches ‘self-serve’ COVID-19 case investigation portal; [More...]

In The Know: New laws taking effect on Nov. 1 | State supreme court blocks new anti-abortion bills | Addressing teacher pay

More than 350 new Oklahoma laws take effect Nov. 1; Oklahoma Supreme Court blocks 3 new anti-abortion laws; Judge says Oklahoma can proceed with 5 lethal injections; Interim study examines teacher pay (Capitol Update) [More...]

In The Know: Health commissioner resigns | Redistricting concerns for rural Oklahomans | Tulsa, Owasso ask court to overturn McGirt decision

Lance Frye resigns as Oklahoma Commissioner of Health; COVID-19 boosters: Who’s eligible, and what you need to know about mix-and-match doses; Rural residents worried they will lose out with redistricting; [More...]

In The Know: State court affirms Quapaw Nation sovereignty | Nonbinary birth certificates | Pandemic’s impact on teachers, nurses

Quapaw Nation reservation affirmed by Oklahoma appeals court; Nurses, teachers in despair over their professions; New Ombudsman Supervisor emphasizes long-term care residents' rights; [More...]

In The Know: Redistricting proposals | Active COVID cases fall | Medicaid expansion making a difference in Oklahoma | More

Redistricting proposals that could overhaul Oklahoma politics; COVID-19: Active cases continue to fall as state death total nears federal reporting; Medicaid expansion already making a difference; [More...]

In The Know: Groups sue state over HB 1775 | School employees contracting virus at higher rates | Legislative Compensation Board

In The Know is your daily briefing on Oklahoma policy-related news. Inclusion of a story does not necessarily mean endorsement by the Oklahoma Policy Institute. Some stories included here are behind paywall or require subscription. OK Policy encourages the support… Read more [More...]

In The Know: Standardizing criminal sentencing | Improving probation, parole services | Oklahoma Co. grand jury convened

In The Know is your daily briefing on Oklahoma policy-related news. Inclusion of a story does not necessarily mean endorsement by the Oklahoma Policy Institute. Some stories included here are behind paywall or require subscription. OK Policy encourages the support… Read more [More...]

In The Know: Lawmakers study teacher shortage | Data reconciliation to increase COVID death count by 1,000 | Eliminating DHS waiting list

Oklahomans may notice a jump in the COVID-19 death toll next week. Here’s why; Blood donation shortages persist nationally, but the situation is improving in Oklahoma; Grading Oklahoma: This state ranks 3rd in prison incarceration rates in the US; [More...]

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