‘It can be fixed:’ Drew Edmondson thinks Oklahoma is in a hole, but not one he can’t dig out from

“We’re very fortunate that the problems in this state were man-made,” Edmondson said. “These are man-made decisions. If it’s man-made, it can be fixed.”
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Nonprofit aims to show film on women’s incarceration in all counties before November elections

Ellen Stackable, executive director of Poetic Justice, has an ambitious goal: To show the 22-minute documentary in each of Oklahoma's 77 counties before elections kick off in November. 
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Oklahoma prison officials show photographs of crumbling infrastructure, ask Legislature for $1.53 billion

“The sky is falling and you’ve heard me say that before, but it’s actually gotten worse,” Department of Corrections Director Joe Allbaugh said.
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Mental health agency wants new funding to fight marijuana addiction as ballot measure on medical cannabis looms

“This is where prevention would go to provide accurate information about what marijuana does and doesn’t do to neural development," ODMHSAS Terri White said.
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The nurse is out: Schools have more sick kids, but fewer nurses to care for them

School Nurses and agency employees told The Frontier while the number of nurses is shrinking, the amount of students who have acute and chronic health needs is growing.
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After shrinking in 2016, Oklahoma’s prisoner population may be on the rise again

While an effort is ongoing to lower the state's prison figures, it may be too early to celebrate the new federal data that shows a 6 percent decline in the state's prison population.
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The Intercept: Banned from the banking industry for life, a Scott Pruitt friend finds a home at the EPA

After Oklahoman Albert Kelly was banned from banking, Scott Pruitt tasked him with leading an effort to streamline the EPA's Superfund program.
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How cash-strapped college students increase poverty levels in Oklahoma

Data shows how some Oklahoma communities would likely see their overall poverty rate cut almost in half when omitting college students from the overall calculation.
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Making push into western Oklahoma, Tulsa businessman meets with voters as he seeks Governorship

Kevin Stitt, CEO and founder of Gateway Mortgage Group, wrapped up a four-county tour of rural Western Oklahoma last week. By the end of January, Stitt says he will have already made campaign stops in all of Oklahoma’s 77 counties.
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