The state secured more than $372.6 million in settlements with drug makers and distributors, but only a fraction of the money has so far gone to pay for addiction research and treatment.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health had as many as 175 contact tracers last year, but is down to about 30 today. It needs to almost double that number to deal with a growing number of COVID-19 cases.
There have been at least 13 fatal police shootings in Oklahoma this year, records show.
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