AG Hunter: Drugmakers’ ‘greed’ helped ignite opioid crisis in Oklahoma

"How did this happen? I have a short, one-word answer: Greed," Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter said during opening statements on Tuesday.
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Oklahoma could be test on who will pay — and how much states are willing to accept — for opioid crisis

The state's trial against drugmakers, which is expected to be months long, will start Tuesday.
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Carlton Landing water board to consider hiring former DEQ attorney, accept loan from developer to pay fines

The agenda contained measures to accept a loan from the town's developer, consider a special assessment to customer bills to pay for an attorney, and to hire former DEQ attorney Rob Singletary.
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Oklahoma DEQ opens criminal inquiry after more water discharged from town’s sewer lagoons into Lake Eufaula

On Saturday, Carlton Landing’s water board met and passed a measure that would “not allow any further bypasses to occur” from the lagoon system, unless it was through the DEQ-authorized aeration system or by hauling the water out to an approved treatment facility.
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Budget does not include money for treatment and mental health programs mandated by voters

Stitt had initially called for $10 million in appropriations for the voter-mandated County Community Safety Investment Fund as part of his 2020 budget proposal.
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State leaders look to remove juveniles from Oklahoma adult jails

“We do have space in our juvenile facility for these kids and they shouldn't be held in our jail." — Oklahoma County Commissioner Carrie Blumert
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Attorneys in Ada ‘Innocent Man’ murder case ‘blown away’ by content of newly-discovered documents, ask for public’s help

Mark Barrett and Greg Swygert, the attorneys representing Tommy Ward, spoke with The Frontier this week about the status of Ward’s case to have his 1989 murder conviction and life sentence overturned, the more than 300 pages of newly-discovered evidence related to the case, and why they believe Ward is innocent.
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Oklahoma Health Care Authority resuscitates controversial rule to check Medicaid eligibility by mail

The Oklahoma Health Care Authority, which administers the state's Medicaid, is set to consider an emergency rule change during a special board meeting on Tuesday that would end benefits if letters sent to enrollees are returned as undeliverable.
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Budget deal marks $1 million for untested rape kits, capping legislative session filled with rape kit reform

For years there's been an effort to reform how Oklahoma responds to reports of sexual assault, pushing for some untested rape kits to be processed and agencies to more efficiently interact with victims.
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DOC ‘getting closer’ to acquiring device necessary to carry out executions, director says

Development of the device will not be put out to bid. An exemption in state law allows DOC to avoid the bid process when it comes to execution materials.
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