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Crime victims, domestic violence groups, others advocate for Marsy’s Law

Crime victims, domestic violence groups, others advocate for Marsy’s Law

“Victims can be taken to court over and over, sometimes over a period of years,” Peery said. “The right to a speedy trial doesn’t happen for victims. … The process of the court just re-traumatizes victims.”

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Oklahoma Democratic Party hires Native American liaison

LaRenda Morgan is focused on building relations and strengthening Democratic engagement with tribes in the state.

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Impact study shows Native American gaming benefits Oklahoma economy

Native American gaming contributed $7.2 billion to Oklahoma’s economy in 2015.

Ryan Kiesel, of ACLU of Oklahoma, speaks during a press conference lead by ACLU and allies dounouncing legislative efforts to silence protestors, at the Oklahoma State Capitol, Wednesday, March 8, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Anti-protest bills could curb freedom of speech or provide protection in Oklahoma

House Bill 1123 would enhance trespassing laws, and House Bill 2128 would hold protesters and individuals or entities that financially aid them liable for property damage.

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Alcohol reform is still underway at the state Capitol

Proposed bills include changes to taxes, the number of liquor licenses someone may have and stores opening on Sundays.

No Plains Pipeline founder Ashley McCray speaks during a press conference announcing the campaign to stop Plains All American’s
Diamond Pipeline, at the Oklahoma State Capitol, Monday, Jan. 30, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Local natives and environmentalists focus on a proposed pipeline in Oklahoma

Diamond Pipeline would run from Cushing to Memphis, Tennessee.

Former U.S. Rep. Dan Boren and John D. Harper listen as Julie Knutson speaks as The Oklahoma Academy released its Strategic Public Policy Goals for 2017-2020 Jan. 23 at the state Capitol. | Photo Laura Eastes

The Oklahoma Academy releases its Strategic Public Policy Goals for 2017-2020

The organization’s goals focus on fixing the state’s budget issues and building a stronger Oklahoma.

(Cover: Christopher Street / Oklahoma Gazette)

Cover Story: What can OKC do to prevent temblors from hitting within city limits

“The only people in the whole mix that say these earthquakes aren’t man-made and not caused by wastewater disposal wells are those directly in the business,” Reid said.

Cover Teaser: What can Oklahoma City do to prevent earthquakes from hitting within city limits?

P.4 Recently, Oklahoma Corporation Commission dubbed our state the “earthquake capital of the world.” The Sooner State experienced 850 earthquakes in 2015 and 623 quakes last year. Scientific evidence proves wastewater injection wells, tied to oil and gas hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is causing them. “I tell people you are lubricating the fault zone,” said

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