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A patient-dumping probe clears two Tulsa hospitals after man left paralyzed on the streets

Written By: Kayla Branch (OKLAHOMA) A neighbor found Brent Thurman lying in a parking lot in the summer heat and unable to move after he sought care at two Tulsa hospitals. But neither...

Impact: Oklahoma Capitol hearing will focus on mothers criminally charged for substance use during pregnancy

Written By: Frontier Staff (OKLAHOMA) Rep. Meloyde Blancett, D-Tulsa, will host an interim study session at the Oklahoma Capitol on Wednesday to examine the state’s legal system and...

People with mental illness are more likely to die in jail. A new Oklahoma County program puts them in treatment instead

 Written By: Kayla Branch Editor’s note: If you or someone you know is experiencing thoughts of suicide, call or text 988 to connect with a mental health specialist.  The Frontier is...

Jury awards $33 million to the family of a man who died in an Oklahoma jail as staff mocked him

(OKLAHOMA) A federal jury handed down a $33 million judgment against Ottawa County this week in the case of a man who begged for medical attention in jail for more than 20 hours before...

With cheap land and low fees, Oklahoma-grown marijuana fuels the black market in other states

Written By: Garrett Yalch (OKLAHOMA) One evening in mid-July, state drug enforcement agents intercepted a semi-truck leaving an Oklahoma City warehouse bound for New York. The truck was...

After a state law banning some lessons on race, Oklahoma teachers tread lightly on the Tulsa Race Massacre

Written By: Jillian Taylor and Ari Fife (OKLAHOMA) One year after Oklahoma lawmakers passed a bill banning some concepts about race in public schools, Bixby teachers decided to shelve a...

How four states – including Oklahoma – use fetal personhood to punish pregnant women

Written By: Cary Aspinwall (NATIONAL) When Quitney Armstead learned she was pregnant while locked up in a rural Alabama jail, she made a promise — to God and herself — to stay...

Oklahoma is trying to treat people with severe mental illness in jail, but many still languish in cells waiting for hospital beds

Written By: Brianna Bailey (OKLAHOMA) Tulsa County Sheriff Vic Regalado has ordered the end of a program to treat people with severe mental illness at the David L. Moss Criminal Justice...

Oklahoma faces critical shortage of school counselors

Written By: Jillian Taylor (OKLAHOMA) During her first year as an elementary school counselor in Oklahoma, Eryn Wallis spent Wednesdays teaching guidance lessons in a rotation that...

After court rulings, Oklahoma doctors are still confused about when abortion is legal to save a patient’s life

Written By: Ari Fife (OKLAHOMA) A year before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and most abortions became illegal in Oklahoma, a pregnant patient came into an Enid hospital...