Execution records suit more than ‘Twitter opportunity’

The role of former Attorney General Scott Pruitt in a botched execution nearly three years ago has become newly relevant, now that he has assumed control of one of the most important federal agencies.
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Blake Ewing wants you to read these angry New Year’s Eve texts about his lawsuit …

I informed Councilor Ewing that the plaintiff did not agree that the lawsuit had been settled. Nevertheless, I received numerous angry texts from Ewing Saturday night and since he said that I should share them with readers, feel free to read them.
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Pruitt’s nomination to lead EPA draws jeers, cheers

Reaction to AG Scott Pruitt as Trump's choice to lead the EPA ranged from apoplectic to gleeful.
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Fallin defends use of personal email for state business as ‘more efficient’

Gov. Mary Fallin handles most of her state-related email on her personal email address and two former top staff members also used personal email addresses for official business. It's not clear whether the governor's office is abiding by requirements to preserve, archive and search these accounts when Open Records Act requests are made.
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Will Trump’s election spark a new era in journalism?

Donald Trump’s election signals dark and challenging days ahead for the nation’s journalists, but there are signs his election may also spark a renaissance of sorts for hard-nosed, investigative reporting.
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Get ready for Trump nation: Let’s be kind to each other

One of the nation’s most divisive candidates in modern history pledged Wednesday to “be president for all Americans.” Will he back up that promise?
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Here’s why we’re suing Sheriff Regalado

Newly elected Sheriff Vic Regalado doesn't think citizens are entitled to see jail videos. We disagree, so we've taken the only option now available and sued him.
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Making up for lost time, exoneree marries childhood sweetheart

After more than 20 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit, De'Marchoe Carpenter finally marries the girl next door.
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Those pushing ‘Redaction Queen Mary’ as VP choice should read this

Fallin is recipient of the IRE Golden Padlock Award. Architect of executive privilege. And two-time winner of Freedom of Information Oklahoma’s Black Hole Award.
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