Armed Protesters Peacefully March On Oklahoma Governor’s Mansion

By Dave Cathey, Oklahoman. -

Between 150 and 200 protesters peacefully marched from the Ralph Ellison Library to the Governor's Mansion on Saturday to deliver a double-barreled message. “We aren’t going to allow people to [...]

Largest Sentence Commutation In US History: Nearly 500 Inmates Walk Free After Oklahoma Voters Demand Reform

By Julia Conley, -

Oklahoma voters' approval of a referendum in 2016 allowed for nearly 500 inmates to walk free on Monday from the state's massive prison system—the largest single-day commutation in U.S. history. [...]

Addressing Food Insecurity In Northeast Oklahoma

By Chuck Hoskin, Jr., -

Many of us are lucky enough that we do not have to worry about where our next meal will come from. Unfortunately, not everyone is so blessed. That is why Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma food banks and [...]

Oklahoma’s Working Class WoodyFest2019: Second Wave Of The Sixties

By Mark Maxey, -

(Okemah, Okla.) The hot humid days of July annually in Okemah rallies around their hometown socialist, Woody Guthrie. Okemah, a rural town of about 3000 citizens in northeastern Oklahoma.  July [...]

Will Oklahoma Rein In Epic Charter Failure?

By John Thompson, -

As the Network for Public Education documents a billion dollars wasted on failed charter schools, the national news is full of the latest charter financial scandals stretching from New Jersey to [...]

Immigrant Students In Oklahoma Tell Their Stories

By John Thompson, -

Numerous stories began in Mexico and Central America. Anonymous explained in “Gunshots” that his mom had been a “coyote,” passing immigrants from Central America to the U.S. She “never got caught [...]

Hundreds Of Oklahoma Teachers Angry At Union

By Alexia Fernández Campbell, -

On Thursday afternoon, Oklahoma’s largest educators association announced an end to the nine-day walkout, saying lawmakers “won’t budge an inch.” The group said that it would take the $479 [...]

How Free Lunch And Daycare Are Bolstering The Oklahoma Teachers’ Walkout

By Max Zahn, -

Oklahoma City elementary school teacher Madeline Scott told her students about the statewide teacher walkout on the last day of classes before it began on April 2. Their reaction surprised her. [...]

Oklahoma Teachers Begin 110-Mile March To Protest Education Funding

By Sebastian Murdock, -

Educators in Oklahoma are making it clear they aren’t giving up in their fight for increased public school funding. On Wednesday, more than 100 people set out from Webster High School in Tulsa on [...]

Thousands Of Teachers And Staff On Strike Across Oklahoma And Kentucky, Arizona Might Be Next

By Ashley Curtin, -

Schools shut down on Monday as thousands of teachers and staff in Oklahoma walked out to protest the low wages, benefit cuts and lack of school funding. Leading up to the planned strike, Oklahoma [...]

Joining Nationwide Teacher Rebellion, Tens Of Thousands Rally For Education In Oklahoma

By Julia Conley, -

The $50 million in school funding that was included in a bill last week "will buy less than one textbook per student," said the head of the state teacher's union. A weeks-long mobilization in [...]

Oklahoma School Funding Paves The Way To A Teacher Walkout

By John Thompson, -

Oklahoma is one of the states heading for a teachers walkout. Because of a complicated set of reasons, the political challenge facing Oklahoma educators is more formidable than the problems faced [...]

Oklahoma Teachers Planning A Statewide Strike

By Burt Mummolo, -

MOORE, Okla. (KTUL) — Oklahoma teachers are fed up with state lawmakers. A public school teacher in Stillwater created the Facebook group "Oklahoma Teacher Walkout - The Time is Now!" two days [...]

Oklahoma’s Largest Earthquake Linked To Oil And Gas Industry Actions 3 Years Earlier

By Zahra Hirji, -

By Zahra Hirji for Inside Climate News - The strongest earthquake in Oklahoma's history likely was caused by oil and gas operators injecting vastly increased amounts of toxic wastewater [...]

Oklahoma Tribe Sues Oil Companies In Tribal Court Over Earthquake

By Shaun Murphy, -

By Shaun Murphy for Global News - OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma-based Native American tribe filed a lawsuit in its own tribal court system Friday accusing several oil companies of triggering the [...]

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