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Nurse practitioner Toni Pratt-Reid leads the Association of Oklahoma Nurse Practitioners’ push for full practice authority in the Sooner State. (Laura Eastes)

Nurse practitioners seek full practice authority in Oklahoma

Nurse practitioners seek full practice authority in Oklahoma

Nurse practitioners seek full practice authority in Oklahoma.

StarSpace46 co-founder Tommy Yi believes Oklahoma City “has all the makings of what could be the next major tech city.” (Photo Laura Eastes)

Continuing the pioneer spirit, Oklahoma City booms toward a thriving tech community

Continuing the pioneer spirit, Oklahoma City booms toward a thriving tech community.

According to National Park Service, Chickasaw National Recreation Area requires about $19.7 million in maintenance. (Photo Laura Eastes)

In Oklahoma, the National Park Service estimates there are $19.9 million in deferred maintenance

In Oklahoma, the National Park Service estimates there are $19.9 million in deferred maintenance for sites.

A newly created coalition plans to bring a ballot initiative before Oklahoma voters to decide whether to raise the state gross production tax to 7 percent to address low teacher salaries. (Photo Laura Eastes)

A newly created coalition is drafting language for a state ballot initiative that would raise the state gross production tax to fund a teacher pay raise

Raise gross production tax and get a teacher pay raise? One coalition is moving forward with its proposal.

On Wednesdays, the Oklahoma Democratic Party’s office turns into a phone bank where volunteers make calls to voters in support of the Democratic candidate in the Senate District 45 race. (Photo Megan Nance)

Special elections offer a glimpse into Oklahoma’s political battles only a year away from statewide elections

Special elections offer a glimpse into Oklahoma’s political battles only a year away from statewide elections.

Superintendent Umit Alpasian observes a seventh-grade English class at Dove Science Academy, which was one of six Oklahoma schools named a National Blue Ribbon School in 2017. (Photo Garett Fisbeck)

The metro is home to five “exemplary high” achieving schools

The metro is home to five “exemplary high” achieving schools.

Ground-mount solar panels recently installed by Sun City Solar Energy connect to a dental office in northwest Oklahoma City. (Photo Megan Nance)

In Oklahoma, where solar potential and solar production rankings don’t match, residential solar power systems are rising

In Oklahoma, where solar potential and solar production rankings don’t match, residential solar power systems are rising.

Sharon Smith and Marlon Smith protest proposed cuts to the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services at the Oklahoma Capitol last week. (Photo Laura Eastes)

Without a state budget solution, funding cuts pose challenges for mental health consumers, their families and local agencies

Without a state budget solution, funding cuts pose challenges for mental health consumers, their families and local agencies.

As executive director of Freedom Oklahoma, Troy Stevenson works closely with municipal leaders in Oklahoma at reviewing policies to promote equality. (Photo Megan Nance)

Oklahoma cities score poorly for LGBT equality in a new study, but Freedom Oklahoma believes gains, even small, are coming

Oklahoma cities score poorly for LGBT equality in a new study, but Freedom Oklahoma believes gains, even small, are coming.

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