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Oklahoma Commissioner of Labor Melissa McLawhorn Houston poses for a photo in her office, Wednesday, June 15, 2016.  (Garett FIsbeck)

UPDATE New overtime law affects Oklahoma workers and businesses

UPDATE New overtime law affects Oklahoma workers and businesses

The Fair Labor Standards Act raises the minimum salary under exemption and is expected to cause major workplace changes.

Photos from Standing Rock tribal protests at Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation in North Dakota. Taken week of Nov. 1 2016. MANDATORY CREDIT Wade Dunstan / for Oklahoma Gazette — NO ARCHIVE, ONE-TIME USE ONLY FOR 11.16 OKLAHOMA GAZETTE

Dakota pipeline protests swell local and national sovereignty and human rights struggles

Seven months after they began, the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protests at North Dakota’s Standing Rock Indian Reservation have converged with Native American Heritage Month, bringing even greater focus on the thousands of people from various indigenous tribes and nations working to halt pipeline development on Standing Rock Sioux Tribe lands. The tribe’s goals are,

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Cover Story: Poverty impacts disproportionate number of OKC residents

“If we aren’t willing to confront that we have suffering right under our noses, we are doing a huge disservice to our fellow citizens,” Mélon said.

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Law language of State Question 777 is major issue for opponents, as supporters preach its protections

“When I hear farms complaining about the bureaucracy and the agencies bothering them, they are talking about the federal government, not the state,” he said. “This will not protect from federal intervention.”

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Cover Story: The Nov. 8 election isn’t scary. We help you know what’s on the (very full) ballot

Find more coverage in this week’s print issue, on stands now, and in Oklahoma Gazette’s Nov. 2 print edition.

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2016 Election: As Election Day approaches, many seek help navigating flack attacks

2016 Election Issue It’s everyone’s democratic and civic duty to vote on Nov. 8, and this year’s ballot is an important one. This issue includes stories on Oklahoma’s multiple state questions, the Libertarian party, races to watch, our roundup of uncommon candidates and more. It also features the League of Women Voters of Oklahoma’s 2016

John Harrison signs in with election officals, from left, Eva Welch and Mary Austin, during the election on 7-14-15, at Crown Heights Church of the Nazarene.  mh

2016 Election: Oklahoma ballot questions explained

Oklahoma Gazette distilled this year’s state ballot questions to help understand what voting “for the proposal” and “against the proposal” actually mean.

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2016 Election: The Libertarian Party returns to Oklahoma’s ballot after a 16-year absence

“A vote for Johnson does something pretty significant,” Ewbank said.

Elizabeth Larios talks with Patricia Fernandez in Moore, Thursday, Aug 18, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

2016 Election: Uncommon contenders for state Legislature include millennials, educators, transgender woman

“It never crossed my mind that I might be perceived as too young,” Larios said. “As soon as I started hitting the doors, people asked, ‘How old are you?’ I told them I was 24.”

Gwen Evans right lost her son Nathan to suicide in 2015. | Photo provided

Suicide rates in Oklahoma are on the rise

Oklahoma veterans, Native Americans and residents age 10-34 are among those with the highest risk.

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