A judge says ‘suck it up’ after executions put strain on Oklahoma prison staff
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2w ago
State leaders have asked the court for 90 days between executions to combat trauma, staffing shortages and reduce the potential for errors ..read more
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A diplomat’s visits to Oklahoma highlight contacts between Chinese officials and community leaders accused of crimes
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2w ago
After a mass murder at a marijuana farm, a Chinese diplomat visited an organization that has been the subject of investigations. The meetings reflect an international pattern of contacts between Chinese officials and suspected criminal networks ..read more
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A group formed by one candidate’s husband is buying ads in Tulsa school board races
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2w ago
Tulsa school board candidate Maria Seidler says there was no illegal coordination between her campaign and a group her husband founded that bought mailers attacking her opponent ..read more
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Figures reveal some Oklahoma prisons have fewer officers to guard inmates
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2w ago
Prisons in rural areas have struggled to hire and keep staff. Stabbings have occurred at some facilities ..read more
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Oklahoma executes Michael DeWayne Smith for two murders in 2002
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2w ago
Smith was the first person executed by the state in 2024, and the 12th since Oklahoma resumed use of the death penalty in 2021 ..read more
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Gangsters, money and murder: How Chinese organized crime is dominating Oklahoma’s illegal medical marijuana market
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3w ago
A quadruple murder in Oklahoma shows how the Chinese underworld has come to dominate the booming illicit trade, fortifying its rise as a global powerhouse with alleged ties to China’s authoritarian regime ..read more
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The Frontier is suing Oklahoma County jail officials for records
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3w ago
The trust that runs the Oklahoma County jail has denied two open records requests seeking information about medical care. The Frontier argues the public has a right to know ..read more
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A marijuana boom led her to Oklahoma. Then anti-drug agents seized her money and raided her home
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3w ago
A year after authorities arrested Qiu He, the Chinese immigrant has yet to be charged with a crime. She and others say anti-Asian bias plays a role in the state’s crackdown on the pot industry: “I don’t feel secure here ..read more
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One prisoner called 911 for help at an understaffed Oklahoma prison
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1M ago
Like many states, Oklahoma is facing a staffing shortage in prisons, causing a dangerous environment for prisoners and overworked corrections officers ..read more
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Senate Pro Tem Greg Treat and House Speaker Charles McCall reflect as terms come to an end
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1M ago
With long-serving leaders term-limited, Treat and McCall look back on what worked and what didn’t during their time at the Oklahoma Capitol ..read more
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