Just as powerful reporting, photos and video did in the ’60s, today’s national media coverage mixed with social media engagement have again thrust the conversation of police brutality, racial discrimination and civil rights into the public consciousness.
Is it worth it to raise the minimum wage to help meet the needs of those living in poverty, or should we back down and tell the people that they are on their own?
Officials find that civically minded millennials have little faith in government as voter participation declines across the state and almost all age groups.
Senator David Holt hopes to rope in young voters by passing legislation to update voter registration procedures.
As the 2015 legislative season draws to a close — the deadline to end this session is Friday — here are 10 bills that you might not have heard about that were passed into law.
There are some situations in which voting might not be the best solution.
Closed primaries and low voter turnouts mean a sizable number of Oklahomans will have no say in upcoming primary elections across the state.
The dominoes that continue to fall have thrown our state politics into a frenzy. At the heart of the resignations and announcements, one question is not being asked: “What about the women?” Our state ranks 48th nationally in female representation in our Legislature and is consistently named one of the unhealthiest places in the country…
After announcing his bid for Tom Coburn’s soon-to-be vacant senate seat, local Tea Partiers (not to be confused with “partiers”) launched an all-out assault on the fiery, redheaded Republican U.S. Representative of Oklahoma’s 5th District. Apparently, gutting SNAP food stamp benefits, blaming gun violence on “welfare moms” and believing it should be legal to fire…
In those days, I was a teenager working as a waitress in the bus station in Checotah. When African Americans got off a bus and came up front to the restaurant section of the bus station for food, I had to tell them, “No.” They had to eat at a counter in back, behind the…