Based in Oklahoma City, Ben Felder joined The Frontier in 2019 and covers education and politics. He previously covered education and government as an investigative reporter at The Oklahoman before becoming the newspaper’s news director.
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While most people who call OU Medicine seeking an appointment for a drive-through COVID-19 test have to wait a few days for the next opening, the hospital has reserved a few “VIP” slots for some to get a same-day test.
Epic Charter school has its critics, but amid the coronavirus pandemic, as teachers, students and parents worry about their districts’ ability to go virtual if the classroom environment isn’t safe, Epic is looking more and more like a palatable option to some.
Two members of the state Pardon and Parole Board have become the focal point for competing visions of criminal justice in Oklahoma, where incarceration rates have long been some of the highest in the nation.
“Judge C. Allen McCall’s recent threatening statements and unspecified accusations of criminal activity towards his own colleague, Pardon and Parole Board Executive Director Steve Bickley, are outrageous and should be alarming for all Oklahomans,” the statement said.