‘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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Former longtime superintendent faces criminal, civil cases alleging child sexual abuse

The civil and criminal cases against Gary Young are believed to be the first tests of Oklahoma's Hidden Predators Act, which extended the age alleged child sexual abuse victims could file cases.
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Grand River Dam Authority board authorizes sale of Vinita headquarters

Also on Tuesday, U.S. Senate sent a bill to the President to sign that contains a controversial provision that would remove Federal Energy Regulatory Commission authority over flood control issues caused by GRDA’s Pensacola Dam.
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Tribes prepare for sports betting, but compact debate with governor continues

While each side is preparing for a likely showdown in federal court, both sides have hinted that an expansion of gambling, including sports betting, could be part of any new agreement. 
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Promised land: Oklahoma has few restrictions on religious property tax exemptions

A review of property records by The Frontier found mansions and luxury homes, cattle ranches, airplane hangars, radio broadcast towers and hundreds of acres of land were fully or partially exempted from property taxes under religious exemptions.
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Stitt bets big in taking on tribes on gaming compact

Gov. Kevin Stitt has engaged in a political and legal fight with some of the most powerful entities in the state, a move that will test his political capital and likely become one of the dominant policy issues of 2020.
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Almost eight months after three children were shot by police in Hugo, still no ruling from the DA

In late April Hugo police shot a robbery suspect as well as three small children. Almost eight months later the DA has yet to rule on the case and told The Frontier he will not discuss it.
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Cell by Cell: The complete list of people who have died in Oklahoma jails in 2019

The Frontier is tracking every jail death in Oklahoma in 2019. We hope to uncover more about how and why people die in Oklahoma jails. 
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Inside Oklahoma’s statewide prison lockdown

Though fights broke out only at men's prisons, women's facilities were also placed on lockdown.
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