Author Archives: Laura Eastes

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OKCPD makes procedural justice a priority and adds it to policy and procedure manual

OKCPD makes procedural justice a priority and adds it to policy and procedure manual

Procedural justice policies promote fair enforcement of the laws.

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Grassroots groups bring citizens together to respond to federal issues affecting local communities

Oklahoma Progressive Network and Indivisible use social media and real-life interaction to shed light on important issues that affect everyone.

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Cover Story: Local impact! How federal decisions affect local lives and communities

“They are trying to create and turn citizens against the environment and environmentalism, which troubles me more than anything,” Bridgwater said.

Ryan Kiesel, of ACLU of Oklahoma, speaks during a press conference lead by ACLU and allies dounouncing legislative efforts to silence protestors, at the Oklahoma State Capitol, Wednesday, March 8, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Anti-protest bills could curb freedom of speech or provide protection in Oklahoma

House Bill 1123 would enhance trespassing laws, and House Bill 2128 would hold protesters and individuals or entities that financially aid them liable for property damage.

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Habitat for Humanity builds homes meant to survive Oklahoma storms

Homes built to Fortified Home High Wind and Hail standards can withstand wind speeds up to 135 mph.

Myra Moaning teaches her kindergarten class at Little Light Christian School, Thursday, March 2, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

A local school works to reduce risks for children with incarcerated parents

Children with incarcerated parents face slimmer chances of success than other children, but Little Light Christian School hopes to reverse those odds.

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Alcohol reform is still underway at the state Capitol

Proposed bills include changes to taxes, the number of liquor licenses someone may have and stores opening on Sundays.

No Plains Pipeline founder Ashley McCray speaks during a press conference announcing the campaign to stop Plains All American’s
Diamond Pipeline, at the Oklahoma State Capitol, Monday, Jan. 30, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Local natives and environmentalists focus on a proposed pipeline in Oklahoma

Diamond Pipeline would run from Cushing to Memphis, Tennessee.

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