Cell by Cell: The complete list of people who died in Oklahoma jails in 2020

The Frontier is again tracking every jail death in Oklahoma in 2020. We hope to uncover more about how and why people die in Oklahoma jails.
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Committee approves request for state jobs incentive money by company founded by Gov. Kevin Stitt

However, the full details of the deal approved by the committee, such as the maximum amount of public funds Gateway First Bank could receive under the contract, were not made public on Thursday.
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Company founded by Gov. Stitt seeks further taxpayer subsidies for job creation

The Jenks-based company founded by Stitt, now known as Gateway First Bank, has thus far received more than three-quarters of a million dollars in state taxpayer subsidies and began receiving payments from the state starting in late 2017, months after Stitt announced his candidacy for governor.
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Death penalty talks begin, but it’s unclear when executions will resume

The last execution in Oklahoma was five years ago today. State agencies have begun to discuss ways to resume capital punishment, but difficulties abound and it's unclear if executions will begin again in 2020.
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Dark money organizer seeks to protect ‘anonymity of the donors’ amid lawsuit

The organizer of several dark money political groups is being sued by an Oklahoma City-based public relations firm, a lawsuit that might reveal details of donors who have contributed millions in recent years to back Republican candidates and promote oil and gas interests across the state.
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Former Thunder player seeks to open charter school in Oklahoma City

Kanter said he anticipates his school will “serve primarily minority students who come from low-income families, many of whom are first generation immigrant families with low English language skills.”
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In compact dispute, Stitt hires law firm with a history of taking on tribes

“If a jurisdiction wants to fight an Indian Tribe, they hire Perkins Coie, LLC,” Washington State Sen. John McCoy, a citizen of the Tulalip Tribes, told Indian Country Today in 2018.
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Tribes make first move to court over gaming compact dispute

The Choctaw, Cherokee and Chickasaw tribes filed a lawsuit requesting a declaratory judgement on whether the gaming compact automatically renews on Jan. 1.
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‘Long haul:’ Tribes present unified front in response to gaming compact battle

As tribal leaders on Thursday presented a show of unity, it was clear that if Gov. Kevin Stitt wants the state’s tribes to renegotiate the state's gaming compact, he has some convincing to do.
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Technology, testing sites and salaries: Documents provide some insight into Epic charter’s expenses

Oklahoma's largest virtual charter school spends millions on technology, office facilities, testing sites and salaries, while a large amount is funneled to a for profit company with no state oversight. 
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