How laws meant to protect children can fail mothers

Elizabeth Crafton got a 20-year sentence for failing to protect her young daughter from abuse. Her boyfriend, who was convicted of abuse in the case, received an 11-year sentence.
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State officials reverse course, will end 5-year death penalty hiatus with return to lethal injection

Oklahoma plans to use the same drug combination when it resumes the death penalty as it did in the troubled executions of Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner, and the near execution in 2016 of Richard Glossip.
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Oklahoma paid more than $250,000 for its new ‘Imagine That’ brand, logo

The new logo and tagline, set to be announced Wednesday, came from thousands of hours donated by hundreds of volunteers, and was overseen by a Canadian company paid more than a quarter of a million dollars.
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Epic charter school penalized $530K for excessive administrative costs

Epic’s penalty of more than half a million dollars is 10 times more than any penalty issued over the past three years, according to documents obtained by The Frontier. 
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For those struggling with addiction or mental health, Oklahoma jails can be deadly

Years after Oklahomans approved a measure to fund county-level mental health and substance abuse treatment services, jails are still considered the de facto mental health facilities. Sometimes with deadly results.
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Political tests intensify for Stitt in second year

Stitt’s second year in office is shaping up to be much more challenging than his first as a slate of political battles will go a long way in shaping his first term. 
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Epic’s financial web includes related companies, organizations

The private company that manages Epic Charter Schools spends some of its state funding on a technology company managed by the spouse of Epic's founder — one example of how the school's financial web includes related companies and organizations.
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He begged jail staff for medical attention. They ignored and mocked him. Then he died.

Terral Ellis died from sepsis and pneumonia after employees at the Ottawa County jail ignored, mocked and ridiculed him as he pleaded for medical attention, video from the jail shows. Lawyers for the county have said staff didn't know he had a serious medical condition.
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Tell us what you think about The Frontier

As The Frontier continues to grow, we'd like to know more about what our readers like and where we can do better. Fill out our new reader survey and tell us how we're doing. 
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Frontier among Oklahoma news outlets to receive pro bono legal assistance

The Reporters Committee’s expansion to provide direct legal services to more journalists at the local level follows a $10 million investment from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
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