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Day of reckoning looms for medical marijuana license holders

The canopy at Green Sky Pharms in Kingfisher, Okla.. Photo courtesy of Chris McAlvain.

Wendy Weitzel, Reporter

June 11, 2020

KINGFISHER, Okla. – Chris McAlvain and Matt Blackwood were going by the books on their first crop – especially with their combined savings on the line. They did their research, paid for their license, bought their equipment, and cured their harvest for 40 days, three weeks past the minimum recommendation. The fou...

Week in Washington: Gaming compacts take center stage

President of the National Congress of American Indians, Fawn Sharp, delivered the State of Indian Nations address on Monday and focused on tribal sovereignty, economic opportunity, government to government relations and the environment.

Conner Caughlin

February 14, 2020

Photo by Hogan Gore WASHINGTON -- Here’s a look at our stories in and around Washington this week: Tribe Officials Discuss Gaming Compacts at State of Indian Nations Gaming compacts in Oklahoma came up after Monday’s State of Indian Nations address, highlighting the ongoing conflict be...

Stitt announces SoonerCare 2.0 and support for Trump’s Healthy Adult Opportunity initiative

Stitt announces SoonerCare 2.0 and support for Trump’s Healthy Adult Opportunity initiative

Brooklyn Wayland

January 31, 2020

Governor Kevin Stitt (R-OK) speaks on behalf of the Trump Administration’s Medicaid Healthy Adult Opportunity Initiative on Jan.  30, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Stitt also announced his new Oklahoma healthcare plan, SoonerCare 2.0, while expressing his goal of becoming one of the first states to impl...

Inhofe applauds withdrawal from Paris climate agreement, urges passage of defense bill

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) continues efforts on the Senate floor to pass a national defense bill that would authorize military appropriations for 2020. Addison Kliewer/Gaylord News.

Sarah Beth Guevara and Addison Kliewer

November 8, 2019

WASHINGTON––Amid Sen. Jim Inhofe’s (R-OK) efforts to pass a defense authorization bill this week, the senator commended President Donald Trump’s announcement that the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. Monday, Trump announced that the U.S. would officially begin withdrawi...

It follows them forever: Mental health issues dog storm survivors

The Joplin Butterfly Garden and Overlook is in Cunningham Park, considered ground zero for the EF 5 tornado that ripped through southwest Missouri in 2011. The frames represent homes that stood on the spot. (Brigette Waltermire/News21)

Sarah Guevara

August 14, 2019

MOORE, Oklahoma — After a natural disaster, survivors can have psychological fallout's for weeks and months, or even lifetimes, research shows. Xavier Delgado was 10 in May 2013 when an EF5 tornado hit Moore. He nearly was one of the town’s 24 fatalities as the storm, with its 210 mph winds, s...

Oklahoma Rep. Mullin urges Congress to renew mental health program as funding nears end

Abigail Bitterman and Anna Bauman

March 14, 2019

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) on Thursday introduced a bipartisan bill alongside House and Senate members to expand a national mental health treatment program for which funding runs out March 31.  “We can’t afford to let that happen,” Mullin said.  May ...

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