Meet The Frontier: Clifton Adcock

When I was a child, two books that illustrated how journalists asked very tough and uncomfortable questions to the most powerful people in the country got me thinking “This is what I want to do for the rest of my life.” So I started doing it.
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Okmulgee County deputy cleared in shooting of unarmed man, but questions remain

Law enforcement reports of whether Snelson was armed have varied — some said he had a knife, others said he was holding a lighter, while others have avoided saying what he might have been holding.
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‘It’s our No. 1 killer’: Deaths linked to meth have surged in Oklahoma

Methamphetamine had a part in 330 overdose deaths in Oklahoma in 2017 — up 136 percent from 2012.
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Meet The Frontier: Editor Dylan Goforth

I’ve been here since Day 1, back when we were in a small side office in the Philtower building waiting for our permanent office to open up.
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Proposed law would criminalize abortion, allowing for life sentences for women who undergo the procedure

The bill, proposed by Sen. Joseph Silk, R-Broken Bow, would require the state AG to ensure all abortions resulted in criminal charges. Abortions rose in Oklahoma in 2017 after several years of being in decline.
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Meet The Frontier Staff: Publisher Bobby Lorton

After my family sold the Tulsa World in 2013, I was pulled back into the news business by a desire to focus on investigative journalism.
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#GivingNewsDay celebrates honest, independent journalism and its supporters — people like you. Will you support our work by making a tax-deductible donation today?
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Innocence Lost: Man serving life sentence for murder fights to have DNA, other evidence heard

For years, Payne and his attorneys fought to have evidence from the crime scene undergo forensic DNA testing. But the results were not enough to convince a Comanche County judge for a new hearing.
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Some law enforcement worry new, stricter law will discourage sex offenders from registering

“They (sex offenders) just won’t register,” Adams said. “And that’s what happened. Our number of registered sex offenders has went down and our number of arrests has just skyrocketed.
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Oklahoma spends millions in overtime pay to staff prisons

Oklahoma prisons are facing critical staffing shortages. Oklahoma Department of Corrections spent $15.5 million on overtime pay last fiscal year.
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