The past year has demonstrated the critical need for independent investigative journalism in Oklahoma.  

This year, donors to The Frontier like you helped me uncover the cottage industry of Oklahoma attorneys who set up “ghost owner” medical marijuana grows. I also followed the continued fallout from the February 2021 winter storm on small towns struggling to pay natural gas bills and the political resurgence of gamefowl breeders hoping to decriminalize cockfighting in the state. 

With your financial support, The Frontier followed the culture wars in Oklahoma, including how a poorly-understood and relatively little-known social theory became a hot-button issue of this election season.

Your contributions also helped fund our collaboration with Oklahoma Watch, which helped to uncover lax government oversight on federal pandemic relief money and reveal the financial interests of the man who hopes to run the state school system.

Over the course of this election year, we fact-checked candidate debates, political ads and other claims to help voters find the truth— no easy feat during a tight election year, where falsehoods almost seem to be the rule, not the exception.

To donate to The Frontier and help support our efforts to grow investigative journalism in Oklahoma, click here.

The Frontier’s ability to collaborate and do independent journalism sets us apart from other news outlets. We aren’t beholden to advertisers or a handful of large donors. Instead, we rely on a mix of small and large donors who help us uncover the truth without fear or favor.

Your donation to The Frontier has an outsized impact. Big or small, your donation helps further the mission of The Frontier and goes directly into holding the powerful accountable and serving as a watchdog for taxpayers.

And here’s some good news — through Dec. 31, your donation can have an even more outsized impact on our mission through NewsMatch, a collaborative fundraising movement to support independent public-service journalism. Through Dec. 31, NewsMatch will match your new monthly donation 12 times or double your one-time gift, all up to $1,000. That means that, through NewsMatch, we can earn up to $30,000.

Your support for our mission helps fund the future of journalism in Oklahoma. Help us uncover the truth.