StateImpact

StateImpact Oklahoma is a collaboration of KGOUKOSUKWGS and KCCU. Joe Wertz and Logan Layden travel the state to report on the intersection of government, industry, natural resources and the Oklahoma workforce.

State Sen. Ervin Yen supports nitrogen hypoxia as an execution method.

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State Sen. Ervin Yen supports nitrogen hypoxia as an execution method.

Oklahoma Educators and supporters rally outside the state Capitol on Monday.

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During Walkout Oklahoma City Police Lookout For Schools

Apr 3, 2018

Oklahoma City Police Sgt. Jeff Crawford patrols city streets on Monday.

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Flanked by teachers from the Professional Oklahoma Educators organization, Governor Mary Fallin signs a new teacher pay raise into law. March 29, 2018. .

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Gov. Mary Fallin signs a teacher pay raise into law on Thursday, March 29, 2018.

In a late-night attempt to stave off a statewide teacher walkout, the Oklahoma House passed a series of bills that gives teachers a $5,000 to $7,000 raise – depending on their experience.

The package of bills also raises pay for school support staff and state employees, however it’s not clear if the legislation – as written – is enough to keep teachers from descending on the Capitol on April 2nd.

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The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Monday ruled a proposed state question that would ask voters to approve tax hikes on oil and gas production to help fund education can move forward.

Oklahoma Plans To Resume Executions With Nitrogen Gas

Mar 16, 2018

President of the Oklahoma Education Association, Alicia Priest, says teachers are frustrated with lawmakers for not doing their jobs.

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Oklahoma teachers rallied for a $5,000 pay raise at the Capitol on February 12, 2018.

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Oklahoma teachers rallied for a $5,000 pay raise at the Capitol on February 12, 2018.

Oklahoma Opioid Deaths Continue To Rise

Mar 6, 2018

Narcan, also known as Naloxone is an opiate overdose antidote.

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Oklahoma teachers rallied in support of the Step Up Oklahoma plan on February 12, 2018. The plan would have provided $5,000 teacher pay raises, but failed in the House.

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A line of wind turbines near Seiling, Okla.

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The principal at U.S. Grant High School in Oklahoma City wants undocumented students to feel safe in school, so he put

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The curriculum on the Tulsa Race Riot includes discussions on articles, video clips and photos, including this one of the flourishing Greenwood District before the riot.

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Superintendent of Blanchard Public Schools, Jim Beckham, says if schools used property taxes for teacher pay, there’d be big inequities from district to district.

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Rachel Wachel after a court appearance in the Oklahoma County Courthouse in January 2018.

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