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Senator Brian Crain speaks to attendees at the launch of Reason for Reform Campaign at the State Capitol in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, August 3, 2016.  (Emmy Verdin)

Local leaders call for immigration law changes

Local leaders call for immigration law changes

Immigrants trying to become U.S. citizens face unknown hurdles that take years and thousands of dollars to cross.

Jim Sandman speaks at an access to justice meeting, Friday, Aug. 26, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Efforts are underway to increase poor Oklahomans’ access to legal aid in civil cases

Oklahoma ranks in the bottom 10 states in access to civil justice.

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State Question 776 asks voters to protect the death penalty in Oklahoma

The proposed change would incorporate the protections into Oklahoma Constitution’s Bill of Rights.

Mickey Dollens walks a neighborhood in District 93 asking for support, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Minority voters have significant impact on upcoming elections

Candidates in upcoming local elections encourage everyone to vote and listen to constituents’ concerns.

Al McAffrey on the Oklahoma State House of Representatives floor, 1-30-12.  Mark Hancock

Tom Guild faces Al McAffrey in runoff election

Guild and McAffrey vie to represent Oklahoma’s 5th Congressional District.

Ward 5 Councilman David Greenwell, and Ward 6 Councilwoman Meg Salyer, listen to Curbside Chronicle editor, Rayna O'Connor, speak during the 12-2-15 Oklahoma City Council meeting.  (Mark Hancock)

Oklahoma City Council votes to form tax force focused on reform

Oklahoma City Council and others seek reforms and more transparency in Oklahoma tax laws.

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Cover Story: Our next steps in the march toward civil rights

Just as powerful reporting, photos and video did in the ’60s, today’s national media coverage mixed with social media engagement have again thrust the conversation of police brutality, racial discrimination and civil rights into the public consciousness.

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Historic Guthrie building’s future is uncertain

The State Capital Publishing Company building, formerly a museum, remains vacant as recent plans fall through.

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