‘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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Judge: Inmate seeking to have his 1991 murder conviction overturned can move forward

Tulsa County District Judge Sharon Holmes said during a status conference that Corey Atchison’s case will advance in a second evidentiary hearing in January.
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Exclusive: Big dreams and big incentives offered in Tulsa’s rejected bid for second Amazon headquarters

The bid, obtained by The Frontier, shows that while Tulsa offered the trillion-dollar company all it had available, it couldn't — and maybe shouldn't — have gone to the lengths of the winning bidders.
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