A veteran investigative reporter who has covered eastern Oklahoma for more than 15 years, Clifton joined The Frontier in April 2017. A native of southeastern Oklahoma, he has covered numerous issues from criminal justice to politics for publications including the Tulsa World, the Oklahoma Gazette, and Oklahoma Watch. Clifton holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Oklahoma.
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The Oklahoma Department of Human Services said it plans to drop a five-year residency requirement for people seeking to sign up for intellectual or developmental disability waiver services after being informed it was unconstitutional.
Gov. Kevin Stitt’s decision to end the expanded benefits more than two months early has not helped Valerie Killman find a job and has only made things tougher for her family and thousands of other Oklahomans, she said.
The event was originally billed as a “community impact forum” about the McGirt Supreme Court decision. But almost everyone who attended was there in protest. The fallout has set Stitt and the tribes further apart.