Part of money from state’s opioid lawsuit would go to local governments, Attorney General says

Several cities and counties have been approached by private law firms asking them to consider filing their own individual lawsuits against opioid manufacturers separate from the state’s lawsuit.
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Teacher walkout presents unique challenges for children with special needs

Though several communities have offered activities and daycare programs for students during the shut down, the majority aren’t suited for children with special needs.
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Overdose-reversing drug credited with saving more than 140 lives in Oklahoma, and its use is expanding

Naloxone has saved the lives of at least 143 people who overdosed on opioids, according to data from the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.
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In wake of #MeToo movement, number of Oklahomans seeking sexual assault crisis services surged

The ripple effect of the #MeToo movement is being felt across Oklahoma with a spike in sexual assault survivors seeking resources.
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To combat domestic strangulation, Tulsa police officers seek to educate victims

Domestic violence incidents are often filed as misdemeanors — if they're ever reported to police in the first place. That fact belies the severity of the violence.
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Connie Johnson hopes to ride a green wave to victory in Democratic primary

A state question on medical marijuana is a boon for gubernatorial candidate Connie Johnson.
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Medical board issues emergency order suspending Tulsa doctor’s license

The emergency order alleges Dr. Christopher Moses overprescribed controlled substances and the state's chief medical examiner linked 10 deaths to medication he prescribed. 
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Prior spousal assault allegations surface against Gov. Fallin cabinet member

The reports, taken by Tulsa police in 2012, show Preston Doerflinger's now ex-wife told officers Doerflinger choked her twice during an argument and took a phone away from her as she dialed 911.
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As legislative session nears, Oklahoma eyes work requirements, other changes to Medicaid program

Gov. Mary Fallin is interested in implementing work requirements for Medicaid and is supporting a bill that would require the Oklahoma Health Care Authority to seek a waiver from the federal government to implement those requirements.
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‘Is anybody home? We have blankets’: Count offers snapshot of homelessness in Tulsa

Though the day was unseasonably warm, temperatures had dropped quickly as night approached. With flashlights and care packages that included a blanket, bottled water and snacks, the team set out just before sunset.
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