Sunshine Week: Rules governing Oklahoma law enforcement not considered a public record by many agencies

Many Oklahoma law enforcement agencies and their attorneys have argued the Oklahoma Open Records Act only covers a sliver of very specific records held by a department.
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OU’s baboon breeding program is ending, but the animals will still be bred for medical research

OU’s baboon breeding program has been transferred to the Michale E. Keeling Center near Bastrop, Texas.
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Bill would authorize, require Oklahoma election board to periodically check voters’ U.S. citizenship status

State election board officials told The Frontier they do not know how feasible the bill's directive would be.
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Downtown Hanson family construction delayed again

The latest amendment to the agreement between the TDA and a company owned by the Hanson family pushes the required construction completion date past the final repayment date of a $2 million low-interest loan provided to the Hansons.
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‘Where I’m supposed to be:’ New Still She Rises director ready to face Oklahoma’s challenges head-on

It was at a conference that she was first approached by representatives from Still She Rises. At first reluctant to leave Nashville, the same factors that pulled her into criminal defense in the first place ultimately lured her to Green Country.
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Bill to rename lake named for Tulsa Klansman sinks

SB 937 would have changed the name of Lake Hudson in Mayes County to Lake Markham, in honor of a family that helped settle the area around the Grand River in the 1840s.
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Lawsuit: Officer who killed fleeing Bixby teen last summer had been fired previously for being ‘unfit for duty’

The officer was cleared of criminal wrongdoing in the shooting. The lawsuit claims he “repeatedly violated departmental policy" and had been fired from a prior law enforcement job.
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As federal background check legislation passes, gun laws in Oklahoma loosen

On the same day U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn voted in favor of federal background check expansion on gun purchases, Oklahoma loosened its restrictions on gun ownership.
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State begins seeking private vendors for SoonerCare eligibility checks required by new law

Because the Oklahoma Health Care Authority is still awaiting responses to the request for proposals, the agency is unable to say how the SoonerCare eligibility determination process would change.
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As legislative deadline nears, poultry house regulation bill declared ‘dead’ by author

The bill requiring poultry house setbacks had been assigned to the House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, which was scheduled to meet on Monday afternoon. But the meeting was cancelled by the committee's chairman Rep. Dell Kerbs, R-Shawnee, before the bill could be heard.
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