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Oklahoma School District Shuts Down After Adults Threaten Trans Student Oklahoma School District Shuts Down After Adults Threaten Trans Student

The school district in Achille, OK, was shut down for two days this week after a group of adults made violent, threatening comments towards a 12-year-old transgender student.

Oklahoma Governor Signs Awful Religious–Based
Adoption Law Oklahoma Governor Signs Awful Religious–Based Adoption Law

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin did something good on Friday and then two things that are really bad.

Teachers Win Again in Oklahoma as Strike Ends Teachers Win Again in Oklahoma as Strike Ends

After a nine-day walkout, the Oklahoma Education Association announced Thursday that public school teachers will return to their classrooms after winning an average $6,000 raise, as well as a $1,250 for support staff. The funding will not come from capital gains taxes on the wealthy, as the teachers had demanded, but…

Oklahoma Republicans Are Coming Up With Deranged Excuses to Not Fund Education Oklahoma Republicans Are Coming Up With Deranged Excuses to Not Fund Education

Thousands of Oklahoma teachers went on a long-anticipated walkout this week, calling for better education funding, higher wages, and improved conditions in their schools. Unsurprisingly, the teachers are facing pushback from the state’s Republican leadership.

Oklahoma Is So Desperate to Execute People That It Plans to Start Gassing Them to Death Oklahoma Is So Desperate to Execute People That It Plans to Start Gassing Them to Death

States that still carry out the death penalty via legal injection have had a hard time over the last few years actually finding the drugs to do so. American pharmaceutical companies have stopped allowing them to be used to kill people and the European Union won’t let its member countries sell them to us. So states are…

'Maybe We Shut the Whole Goddamn State Down': Why Teachers in Red America Are Revolting 'Maybe We Shut the Whole Goddamn State Down': Why Teachers in Red America Are Revolting

Larry Cagle and Catherine Drummond Pizzino are not birds of a feather politically. A self-described fiscal conservative, Cagle—a 54 year old Tulsa, OK, high school English teacher who teaches pre-Advanced Placement and AP classes—believes that cops get a bad rap and said that he understands why the Republican Party…

Former Oklahoma State Senator to Plead Guilty to Child Sex Trafficking Former Oklahoma State Senator to Plead Guilty to Child Sex Trafficking

Former Oklahoma state Sen. Ralph Shortey, a Republican, has agreed to plead guilty to child sex trafficking in exchange for three counts of child pornography being dropped against him, local media reported this weekend.

Oklahoma Cops Fatally Shoot Deaf Man as Neighbors Scream 'He Can't Hear You' Oklahoma Cops Fatally Shoot Deaf Man as Neighbors Scream 'He Can't Hear You'

Police officers fatally shot Magdiel Sanchez, 35, who is deaf, outside of his home in Oklahoma City, OK, on Tuesday night. When authorities arrived at Sanchez’s home investigating a hit-and-run, they found him on the porch carrying a metal walking stick. With little warning and as neighbors looked on shouting that he…

So Oklahoma Lawmakers Actually Bought Into the ‘Paid Protester' Conspiracy So Oklahoma Lawmakers Actually Bought Into the ‘Paid Protester' Conspiracy

In 2012, the 81-year-old nun Megan Rice—along with co-conspirators Gregory Boertje-Obed and Michael Walli—put every anti-war protester in America to shame when she snuck undetected into the Y-12 National Security Complex, threw blood on the walls, and hung Biblically significant banners from the secretive maximum…

You Won't Find a More Horrifying Anti-Immigrant Proposal Than What This Republican Came Up With You Won't Find a More Horrifying Anti-Immigrant Proposal Than What This Republican Came Up With

A Republican lawmaker in Oklahoma believes he can save his state an estimated $60 million dollars in one fell swoop by identifying tens of thousands of non-English speaking students, and handing them over to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency “to see if they truly are citizens.”

Muslim students came to visit this Republican lawmaker. His response was wildly Islamophobic. Muslim students came to visit this Republican lawmaker. His response was wildly Islamophobic.

Before a group of Muslim students could ask Oklahoma State Rep. John Bennett (R-OK2) some questions, the Republican demanded they answer some wildly Islamophobic ones of his first—and then didn't meet with them at all.

This American Indian artist is reviving Native culture in a big way This American Indian artist is reviving Native culture in a big way

Weeds and uncut grass are overtaking parts of the abandoned Concho Indian Boarding School in Concho, Oklahoma. Established in the 19th and 20th centuries by Christian missionaries to assimilate Native Americans into European standards, such boarding schools have long been known as the place where Native culture,…

This Oklahoma anti-abortion law is completely deranged—and comes with a big bill This Oklahoma anti-abortion law is completely deranged—and comes with a big bill

It's bad enough when the government requires institutions to post political propaganda. Now it wants them to pay for it, too.

Students at the University of Pennsylvania were targeted by racist social media attacks Students at the University of Pennsylvania were targeted by racist social media attacks

In another case of black people being targeted in the wake of the presidential election, freshman at the University of Pennsylvania were added to group chats called "Nigger Lynchings," "Mud Men," and "Trump Is Love" on messaging app GroupMe Friday morning. The racist messages led to the suspension of a University of…

Inside the deep red state of Oklahoma's only majority Latinx city Inside the deep red state of Oklahoma's only majority Latinx city

GUYMON, Oklahoma—Painted prominently on one side of the Nuestra Tierra neighborhood market, a vibrant mural welcomes outsiders and serves as a reminder of how the city of Guymon has transformed over the years. The left side features images of American icons, including George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and the Statue…

Officer who killed Terence Crutcher pleads not guilty, blames brief loss of hearing for shooting Officer who killed Terence Crutcher pleads not guilty, blames brief loss of hearing for shooting

Tulsa Police Officer Betty Shelby, 42, entered a plea of "not guilty" to manslaughter charges during her arraignment Friday morning for the death of Terence Crutcher.

Terence Crutcher is the latest victim in Oklahoma’s war on black Americans Terence Crutcher is the latest victim in Oklahoma’s war on black Americans

While watching video of unarmed black man Terence Crutcher fall to the ground after Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby fatally shot him, I thought to myself: Of course this happened in Oklahoma.

Teacher at Terence Crutcher's daughter's school posts wrenching story about his death's impact on kids Teacher at Terence Crutcher's daughter's school posts wrenching story about his death's impact on kids

Fifth grade students at the school the late Terence Crutcher's daughter attends have some questions.

Officer who killed Terence Crutcher charged with first-degree manslaughter Officer who killed Terence Crutcher charged with first-degree manslaughter

Betty Shelby, the Tulsa, OK police officer who shot and killed unarmed black man Terence Crutcher, has been charged with manslaughter, Tulsa County district attorney Steve Kunzweiler announced on Thursday.

Here's what we know about Terence Crutcher, the unarmed black man killed by Tulsa cops Here's what we know about Terence Crutcher, the unarmed black man killed by Tulsa cops

On Monday, Tulsa, OK police released footage showing officers fatally shooting Terence Crutcher, an unarmed black man, as he stood alongside his SUV. The footage, taken from both a dashboard camera and a helicopter circling above the scene, is shocking and graphic, and contradicts initial reports that Crutcher had not…

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