Judge to decide this fall whether city of Tulsa discriminated against gay employee

A Tulsa County District Court judge will likely rule this fall on whether the city of Tulsa discriminated against a gay employee by denying health benefits to the man’s husband and then firing him when he continued to press the issue.
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Oklahoma’s largest private prison plagued by gang violence and lockdowns

“What’s happening out there is just ugly,” Former Oklahoma DOC director Joe Allbaugh said. “There’s no other way to describe it."
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Majority of claims by sexual assault survivors to state crime victim program are denied, data shows

For non-white adult victims of sexual assault, denial rates by the Oklahoma Victims Compensation Program were even higher, according to the data.
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Trucker who died of pneumonia in Atoka Co. Jail told police he was sick, video shows

Michael James Hoeppner was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving and died from pneumonia in jail. He had told an arresting officer — at least twice — that he was sick.
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Uncompensated Loss: Black families of murder victims more likely to be denied aid from state program

A state program can deny families victim aid if it is believed the victim contributed to their own death. The practice hits black families the most, data shows.
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