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

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.

Lori Zehnder's 3rd grade classroom at Linwood Elementary School with Donors Choose supplies in forground, 8-27-15.  (Mark Hancock)

Voters consider education tax and review lottery promises

State Question 779 would bolster education funding with a 1 percent rise in sales and use tax.

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.

Dave Bond, CEO of OCPA IMPACT, at his offices in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

State Question 779 sparks debate over sales tax

State Question 779 would utilize a 1 percent sales tax to fund the Education Improvement Fund.

(Design: Christopher Street / Photo: Emmy Verdin)

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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November ballot measure sparks animal welfare, water safety questions from opponents

Despite raging debate from state officials, the outcome of State Question 777 rests in the hands of voters.

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Analysis: Demographics, political planning aid Sanders win

Age, ethnicity, the media and independent votes came into play and resulted in Sanders’ Oklahoma win during Super Tuesday.

Tina Kelly, Vice Chair of Oklahoma Libertarian Party, deliveres petitions to allow Independent voters to vote in the primaries to Paul Ziriax, Secretary of the State Election Board, at the Oklahoma State Capitol in Oklahoma City, Monday, Feb. 22, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Groups strive to put third-party candidates on ballots

Members of Oklahoma’s Green and Libertarian parties hope petitions and proposed bills will open up voting options in Oklahoma.

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