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Friday, October 19
122 percent

Percentage increase in the average time served in prison for a drug crime in Oklahoma between 1990 and 2009

Source: Pew Center on the States

Thursday, October 18

Number of children in gifted and talented education programs in Oklahoma’s public schools, 15.4 percent of students in 2012

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education

Wednesday, October 17
Number of immigrant refugees who settled in Oklahoma in 2011, one half of one percent of all the immigrant refugees granted resettlement in the U.S. last year

Source: Department of Health and Human Services

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

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


Thursday, October 11

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

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.


Monday, October 8

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

Source: U.S. Census

Friday, October 5

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