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Women’s Clinics Outside of Texas See Surge in Abortion Refugees
Health
Women’s Clinics Outside of Texas See Surge in Abortion Refugees
2021-09-14 18:37:14
by Alexa Hornbeck

Clinics outside of Texas are seeing an increase in women traveling across state lines to get abortions only two weeks after Senate Bill 8, a Texas law which bans nearly all abortions after six weeks of pregnancy before most women... Read More

In The States
Oklahomans to Gain EV Charging, Broadband, and More from Infrastructure Package
2021-08-20 19:35:45
by Reece Nations

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- As Congress ponders the final version of the Infrastructure and Jobs Act, the White House is providing details on what states stand to gain from the package. In Oklahoma, investments in roads, bridges and airports are... Read More

White House
Biden Taps Harris for Lead Role In Protecting Voting Rights
2021-06-02 12:03:52
by Dan McCue

TULSA, Okla. - President Joe Biden on Tuesday put Vice President Kamala Harris in charge of his administration's efforts to protect voting rights. Biden made the announcement during a speech in Tulsa, Okla., where he marked the 100th anniversary of... Read More

Civil Rights
Biden to Honor Forgotten Victims of Tulsa Race Massacre

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will take part in a remembrance of one of the nation's darkest — and largely forgotten — moments of racial violence when he helps commemorate the 100th anniversary of the destruction of a thriving... Read More

In The States
Oklahoma Legislature Approves New State District Map
2021-05-17 20:55:22
by TWN Staff

OKLAHOMA CITY - State lawmakers in Oklahoma this past week came to bipartisan agreement on a new legislative map to be used in upcoming state House and Senate races. And in something of the rarity in this hyper-sensitive time, the... Read More

In The States
Oklahoma House Unveils Legislative Redistricting Plan
2021-04-23 14:22:21
by Dan McCue

OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma House and Senate unveiled new legislative district maps last week, revealing a plan in which no incumbents would be forced to run against each other. “These districts are based on unprecedented public input gathered through... Read More

Health
Wild Songbirds Spreading Salmonella Infection
2021-04-08 14:23:41
by Alexa Hornbeck

The CDC has issued a report finding that small, yellow-tinged songbirds from the finch family were linked to 19 infections of salmonella across the U.S.   Rachel Curtis-Robles, a public health educator and outreach officer for the California Department of... Read More

House Watch
OK-05: Stephanie Bice (R)
2020-10-31 00:09:58
by TWN Staff

About Bice: Elected to the State Senate in 2014, Bice served for two years as assistant majority floor leader in the Oklahoma Senate and is Chair of Senate Finance Committee. She modernized Oklahoma’s liquor laws by engineering the first overhaul... Read More

House Watch
OK-05: Kendra Horn (D)
2020-10-31 00:05:41
by TWN Staff

About Horn: A 5th generation Oklahoman, Horn’s parents taught her the importance of investing in people and serving her community, values that continue to guide her today. She believes that more people need to get involved in community leadership, including... Read More

Supreme Court
Supreme Court Holds Large Piece of Oklahoma Belongs to Native American Tribe
2020-07-09 19:12:57
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a large part of eastern Oklahoma belongs to Native American tribes - a significant victory for a reservation that challenged the state's authority to prosecute crimes on its land. Writing for the... Read More

State News
Local Coronavirus Infection Spikes Muddle States’ Plans to Reopen
2020-06-18 13:46:30
by Reece Nations

As nationwide coronavirus deaths continue to trend downward, a surge of new cases across a multitude of states is complicating plans to lift stay-at-home orders and reopen economies.  Updated data from the Johns Hopkins University tracker indicates 10 states are... Read More

Supreme Court
Justices Consider Whether Large Swath of Oklahoma Is Still An Indian Reservation
2020-05-11 21:27:13
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - In recent years most arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court regarding political divisions have involved racial and partisan gerrymandering. On Monday, the justices considered a case that asks, at its heart, whether a large swath of eastern Oklahoma... Read More

State News
In Oklahoma, More Than 155,000 See Voting Status Changed to 'Inactive'
2019-08-02 18:20:33
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - More than 155,367 Oklahomans had their voting status changes to "inactive" this week after they failed to respond to an address confirmation notice sent to them by the state election board. "Oklahoma has very few incidents of voter... Read More

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