Lobbyists give more than $51K in contributions in race for governor — mostly to one candidate

Registered lobbyists have given more than $51,000 in campaign contributions to Oklahoma gubernatorial candidates leading up to Tuesday’s primary election, with Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb receiving the bulk of the money.
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More than a quarter of local, state candidates for office made personal loans to their campaigns

A review by The Frontier found that nearly $6 million was loaned by various candidates to their own campaigns in the lead up to next week's primary elections.
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Rape kit task force members get into heated confrontation as issues arise over leadership

As primary elections approach, the effort to reform how Oklahoma treats rape kits has started to become political.
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Anti-medical marijuana group spends half million to oppose ballot measure

Because the PAC did not register with the Ethics Commission until May, and because of the way the filing periods fall, the public will not find out who is financing the opposition group until after the June election.
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Attorney general challenger to address recommendations on rape kit reform

Gentner Drummond, a Tulsa lawyer running for the state's attorney general post, is attending Thursday's Rape Kit Task Force meeting, and will address the status of Oklahoma's untested rape kits.
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‘Quit coming back:’ Gatesway Foundation breaks silence following Frontier investigation

Interim Gatesway CEO Gloria Morton told a Frontier reporter on Friday to "quit coming here," and said she might conduct an interview with a television station, but "not with you."
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U.S. Supreme Court to take up Oklahoma death penalty case, question of Creek Nation reservation

There is no timeline for how the case will proceed, but briefs will likely be submitted to the high court through the summer, with oral arguments to occur in autumn, and a decision by the court being issued by June 2019, an Oklahoma AG's Office spokesman said Monday.
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Fictional financial calamity at Health Department was apparently missed and exacerbated by state’s Director of Finance

It's unclear how Preston Doerflinger, whose lone qualification for Health Commissioner was his financial background, missed what turned out to be a fictional financial collapse.
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Despite industry opposition to tax that led to teacher raise, CEOs at some of state’s largest energy companies got pay increases

While both Continental Resources and Devon Energy supported a failed plan that included a 4 percent tax increase on oil and gas production, they balked at a later 5 percent increase.
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