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Cover Story: Chicken-Fried News year in review and predictions for 2017

Cover Story: Chicken-Fried News year in review and predictions for 2017

CFN looks back on 2016 and makes predictions about what Okies will get up to in 2017.

The waters of Sardis Lake, located in southeastern Oklahoma, have been at the center of a federal lawsuit. | Photo State of Oklahoma / provided

State and Native tribes reach water source agreement

The agreement outlines rules including how much water Oklahoma City is allowed to take from the Sardis Lake annually.

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Cover Story: The state of women — yes, it’s really as bad as experts claim

“We, as women, are told repeatedly that our experiences aren’t valid, our votes don’t count and we can’t make a difference,” Horn said.

Joy Hofmeister during a town hall meeting at Capitol Hill High School, Monday, Nov. 14, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Oklahoma educators work to reform assessment system

The proposed system gets rid of A-F Report Card requirements and considers success indicators like college readiness.

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Chicken-Fried News: Aborted intentions

A recent mandate aiming ‘to achieve an abortion-free society’ was aborted after public backlash.

The old OKC Municipal Courts, across the street from new construction.  mh

Municipal court reforms protect the poor from undue punishment

The marshal assist program allows the municipal court to work with offenders to pay their fines without imprisonment.

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Letters to the Editor: Nov. 16, 2016

The Sooner Poll found that more Oklahomans prefer the alternative of death by incarceration — true life without the possibility of parole — over capital punishment when given that option.

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Chicken-Fried News: Economic hate

Members of Oklahoma City and Tulsa chambers of commerce are worried Oklahoma legislators focus too much on social issues.

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