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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

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.

Artist Jack Fowler attempts to project an image of Woody Guthrie on the Oklahoma State Capitol, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

State officials turn the lights off on artist Jack Fowler’s projected Woody Guthrie-themed protest

On Feb. 27, Fowler projected an image of folk legend Woody Guthrie on a large tarp covering renovations to the north end of the Oklahoma state Capitol.


Chicken-Fried News: Aborted intentions

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

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This issue of refugees in OK was met with mixed reactions

News that the U.S. might take in refugees sparked debate among Oklahomans.


News Briefs: direct flights to Seattle, Ten Commandments monument and more

Alaska Airlines creates direct flights to and from Seattle, the Ten Commandments monument must be removed from Oklahoma Capitol grounds and more.

Of wellness and worship

Ryan Kiesel Ryan Kiesel, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma, told the Oklahoma City Council and municipal attorney Kenneth Jordan on July 16 all potential trouble spots in the offer by Putnam City Baptist Church “should be resolved” quickly in order to avoid litigation. “A partnership between the city and a

Drug-testing for dollars

According to the state Department of Human Services, 3,922 adults and 17,233 children received TANF funds in January. Most of those households are single-parent homes with low or no earned income, and the maximum time a person can receive TANF is five years over an adult’s lifetime. While only two such measures were introduced in

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