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Organizations gather at Oklahoma Arts Day 2016 at the Oklahoma State Capitol, Wednesday, May 4, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Budget woes put Oklahoma arts in jeopardy

Budget woes put Oklahoma arts in jeopardy

Oklahoma Arts Council once again faces consolidation, putting arts programs all across the state in danger of funding cuts.

Christina L. Green talks about The Oklahoma Innocence Project at the Christina Green discusses the Oklahoma Innocence Project at the Oklahoma City University School of Law. (Garett Fisbeck)

Cover Story: Students involved in a local university law school’s Oklahoma Innocence Project realize criminal justice system is far from flawless

“To be able to help provide a voice to someone who has no voice is an incredible opportunity and experience,” Behenna said.

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Cover Teaser: OKC law students work to exonerate the wrongly convicted

An estimated 2.3 to 5 percent of the nation’s prisoners are innocent of the criminal convictions linked to them. Wrongful convictions challenge the idea of a legal system built upon truth, justice and fairness. In 2011, Oklahoma City University School of Law launched Oklahoma Innocence Project, a campaign to remedy these ills and provide hope

420MentalHealth (the one with the joints in the prescription bottle): Marijuana, although illegal in Oklahoma, is often used for medicinal purposes. Some organizations advocate for the legalization of the plant for medicinal use in cases like sleep apnea. Photo illustration by Siandhara Bonnet/The Daily

420: Many find medicinal benefits when using cannabis, regardless of legality

“I felt that marijuana calmed me down better and made me relax a lot more than over-the-counter drugs,” Doe said. “It was more effective than melatonin or other drugs.”

Dr. J. Keith Killian poses for a photo at his office at the University of Central Oklahoma, Friday, April 15, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

420: People with substance abuse challenges benefit from new treatment protocol

Oklahoma is fighting addiction and substance abuse with treatment options and helpful organizations.

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