Is Oklahoma trying to be America’s least progressive state?

As a budget crisis bites, liberals and some conservatives wonder if rightwing fears over abortion and transgender rights are tipping their state into chaos Sitting in a barge on a pond in northern Oklahoma, on a weekend away, Troy Stevenson took a phone call about the news from Washington. He resigned himself to a busy…

EPA Chief’s Family Also Stayed at Lobbyist’s $50 -a-Night Condo

Ethics counsel says arrangment didn’t violate regulations Pruitt’s Capitol Hill room was’ a gift, ’ watchdog says The Environmental Protection Agency says family members of Administrator Scott Pruitt also stayed in the Capitol Hill condominium partly owned by the spouse of an energy lobbyist under his $50 -per-night lease, but that the arrangement doesn’t violate…

Ex-sheriff’s deputy get max sentence in fatal shooting of unarmed black man

Robert Bates, who said he mistook his handgun for his stun firearm, shot Eric Harris last year during an illegal gun sales sting and will expend four years in prison A former Oklahoma volunteer sheriffs deputy who said he mistook his handgun for his stun firearm where reference is fatally shot an unarmed suspect last…

Could urban farming be an oasis in the Tulsa food desert?

Oklahoma is one of the most food insecure states in the US, where households struggle to buy enough healthy food. Locals are trying to ease poverty with community farming, but face difficulty in a city with a complex racial history As a young girl in Mississippi, Demalda Newsome once discovered some sweet potatoes sprouting outside.…