Upcoming major investigation — Shadow Land: How rape stays hidden in Oklahoma

Our five-part series uncovered a war-within-a-war that requires some victims to fight for their own justice while the government and other agencies struggle for personnel, funding and proven training methods to assist victims.
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Shadow Mountain files suit against former employee for allegedly stealing, leaking records

The Shadow Mountain Behavioral Health Facility filed suit against the former employee, Dee Ann Paisley, in the District Court of Tulsa County on Nov. 1.
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As troubles mount, state health department employees file nearly 600 anonymous ‘concerns’ in less than a month

The system was put in place not long after Preston Doerflinger was named as interim Health Department Commissioner in October.
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For second year, state corrections board requests more than $1 billion in state funding

The top priority listed in the request document is an additional $10.1 million for employee salary increases.
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E-cigarette sales raise nearly $20,000 since being introduced in Tulsa Jail in mid-September

The devices, which cost about $2 to buy but sell for around $12, quickly became one of the most popular — and profitable — items at the Tulsa Jail.
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Opioid drug company at center of national doctor bribery scandal gave tens of thousands to Oklahoma physicians

In October the company’s founder was arrested in Arizona after being indicted for allegedly using a "speakers program" to bribe doctors to prescribe a powerful opioid painkiller to patients.
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Federal appeals court rejects state’s request to reconsider decision in American Indian death penalty case

A spokesman for the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office said Thursday that the state will seek to appeal the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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ACLU warns of lawsuit over planned elimination of programs for disabled, elderly

"For us, this is something, we are preparing all of this hoping we never have to file it, and that’s always a tough spot to be in. It's ridiculous if we have to seek it." — Brady Henderson, legal director of ACLU of Oklahoma.
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Legislative exits lead to record nine special elections this year, costing Oklahoma more than $200,000

Scott Biggs' exit to take a federal position will result in a record ninth special election this year, a figure which is growing increasingly expensive.
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New jail visitation rules have increased profits, but left family members on the outside looking in

Only adult children and parents are eligible for in-person visits at Tulsa's jail. Those rules have essentially barred the only person in Thomas Myers' life from being able to see him in person.
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