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Wednesday, November 6

Percentage of Oklahoma K-12 students in low income families and eligible for free or reduced lunches, the 4th highest percentage in the nation.

Source: Southern Education Foundation analysis of NCES data, 2011

Tuesday, November 5

Portion of bookings in Tulsa County Jail in July 2012 that involved a failure to pay court fines and fees.

Source: Tulsa World analysis

Monday, November 4

The number of Oklahomans employed by foreign-owned companies, a third of which work for Canadian (6,100) and French (6,000) firms, 2012

Source:  Business Roundtable

Friday, November 1

The unemployment rate for Hispanic Oklahomans, 2nd lowest in the U.S. behind Virginia in 2012

Source:  Senate Joint Economic Committee

Thursday, October 31

The number of veterans in Oklahoma receiving SNAP benefits (food stamps).

Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities analysis of data from the U.S. Census

Monday, October 28

The number of primary care physicians (PCPs) the state would need to add in one year to meet the current national average

Source: OSU Center for Mental Health via Stillwater NewsPress

Thursday, October 24

The share of private prison beds that Oklahoma guarantees will be filled – the second highest ‘lock up quota’ among the few states that permit such provisions.

Source: In The Public Interest

Wednesday, October 23

Oklahoma’s ranking in number of children with one or more emotional, behavioral, or developmental condition — 19 percent compared to a U.S. average of 17 percent.

Source: Annie E. Casey Foundation

Tuesday, October 22

Average life expectancy of someone born in Oklahoma — 5.4 years less than someone born in Hawaii (81.3 years) and higher only to Louisiana (75.7), Alabama (75.4), West Virginia (75.4) and Mississippi (75.0).

Source: Measure of America

Monday, October 21

The average annual cost to incarcerate one person in Oklahoma, 2010

Source: Vera Institute