More Oklahoma women are dying from pregnancy-related causes, and the reasons are myriad

In Oklahoma, one woman dies each month and 70 more have life-threatening complications. The lessons learned from their cases are, for the most part, uncharted.
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After the death of a 16-year old, a judge has ordered new procedures for juveniles at Oklahoma County jail

A new ruling requires speedier assessment of minors booked into the jail to weigh whether they can be transferred to juvenile detention
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Before dying in prison of a ruptured appendix, Joshua England begged for medical attention

A federal lawsuit claims a 21-year old Oklahoma man vomited, wept and lay on floor of his cell doubled over in pain before his death. A doctor never examined him.
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AG Hunter: Drugmakers’ ‘greed’ helped ignite opioid crisis in Oklahoma

"How did this happen? I have a short, one-word answer: Greed," Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter said during opening statements on Tuesday.
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Oklahoma could be test on who will pay — and how much states are willing to accept — for opioid crisis

The state's trial against drugmakers, which is expected to be months long, will start Tuesday.
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Budget does not include money for treatment and mental health programs mandated by voters

Stitt had initially called for $10 million in appropriations for the voter-mandated County Community Safety Investment Fund as part of his 2020 budget proposal.
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Oklahoma Health Care Authority resuscitates controversial rule to check Medicaid eligibility by mail

The Oklahoma Health Care Authority, which administers the state's Medicaid, is set to consider an emergency rule change during a special board meeting on Tuesday that would end benefits if letters sent to enrollees are returned as undeliverable.
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Cell by Cell: A teenage suicide sheds light on a lack of oversight for juveniles in county jails

Oklahoma jails that hold minors aren’t subject to the same standards or state oversight as juvenile detention centers.
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Still Waiting: Oklahoma prosecutors seek life without parole again in most juvenile cases up for review

While 21 states have moved to ban life without parole for juveniles, all legislative efforts to do so in Oklahoma have failed.
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Still Waiting: Convicted of murder as a teenager, Dana Barker now hopes for freedom

“I should have gone to prison,” Dana Barker said. “I did something horrible, but I don’t know that I should have given up the rest of my life.”
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