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Ryan Walters’ shadow looms over election losses in three Tulsa School Board races

Oklahoma
Written By: Dylan Goforth (TULSA, Okla.) When John Croisant began knocking doors and talking to voters last August in his bid to remain Tulsa’s District 5 school board representative, he...

A group formed by one candidate’s husband is buying ads in Tulsa school board races

Oklahoma
Written By: Clifton Adcock (TULSA, Okla.) A school board candidate for Tulsa Public Schools is receiving support from a political organization her husband formed.  Read this story on...

One prisoner called 911 for help at an understaffed Oklahoma prison

Oklahoma
Written By: Ashlynd Huffman (HOLDENVILLE, Okla.) With no correctional officers nearby, a prisoner ran into an unlocked office looking for a phone after a knife fight left one man...

Impact: One police department puts criminal cases on hold for moms who used medical marijuana during pregnancy

Oklahoma
Written By: Brianna Bailey (PONCA CITY, Okla.) The Ponca City Police Department has stopped sending reports of women who use medical marijuana during their pregnancies to the local...

Why Oklahoma prisons are seeing a spike in overdose deaths

Oklahoma
Written By: Ashlynd Huffman (OKLAHOMA) At least 18 people died from drug overdoses in Oklahoma prisons in 2023, a sharp increase over the previous year. The Oklahoma Department of...

Medical Marijuana Is Legal, But Oklahoma Is Charging Women for Using It While Pregnant

Oklahoma
Written By: Brianna Bailey (OKLAHOMA) Amanda Aguilar’s ordeal seemed to be over.   Read this story on The Frontier here.  The criminal case against her began after she delivered her...

Oklahoma sends a growing number of kids with complex needs out of state for treatment

Oklahoma
Written By: Kayla Branch The Frontier is part of the Mental Health Parity Collaborative, a group of newsrooms that are covering stories on mental health care access and inequities in the...

‘Big win for us:’ Federal regulators say the Grand River Dam Authority is responsible for flooding in Miami and failed to acquire affected lands

Oklahoma
Written By: Clifton Adcock (OKLAHOMA) The Pensacola Dam is one of the major causes of flooding in the northeastern Oklahoma town of Miami and the Grand River Dam Authority has violated...

Oklahoma paid for Ryan Walters’ travel for speaking engagements, media appearances and a horror movie premiere

Oklahoma
Written By: Brianna Bailey, Clifton Adcock, and Dylan Goforth (OKLAHOMA) State Superintendent Ryan Walters jetted to Washington D.C. for media appearances and policy meetings, hobnobbed...

A firebombing in Tulsa highlights gaps in Oklahoma hate crime law

Oklahoma
Written By: Ari Fife (TULSA, Okla.) There’s still a burn mark on the floor of the Donut Hole in Tulsa more than a year after Coby Dale Green threw a Molotov cocktail into the...