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.

Sheldon Stauffer outside the Lighthouse Bait and Tackle shop in Kingston, Okla.

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Sheldon Stauffer outside the Lighthouse Bait and Tackle shop in Kingston, Okla.

The restored Electric Transformer House at 2412 North Olie Ave. in Oklahoma City.

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The restored Electric Transformer House at 2412 North Olie Ave. in Oklahoma City.

Fire crews work to reduce wildfire danger by clear brush through a prescribed burn in northwestern Oklahoma in April 2016.

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Fire crews work to reduce wildfire danger by clear brush through a prescribed burn in northwestern Oklahoma in April 2016.

Susan Holmes in the living room of her home in Bokoshe, Oklahoma.

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Susan Holmes in the living room of her home in Bokoshe, Oklahoma.

J.C. Goodson stands in the warehouse of Rainmaker Sales in Shawnee, Okla.

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J.C. Goodson stands in the warehouse of Rainmaker Sales in Shawnee, Okla.

Rep. Brian Renegar, D-McAlester

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Rep. Brian Renegar, D-McAlester

Atoka Lake in southeast Oklahoma, a focal point of the controversy over who controls water in that part of the state.

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Atoka Lake in southeast Oklahoma, a focal point of the controversy over who controls water in that part of the state.

Bison on the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve near Pawhuska, Okla.

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Bison on the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve near Pawhuska, Okla. The nearby ranch the Osage Nation is purchasing also has bison.

Wheat farmer Fred Schmedt stands in one of his family's fields south of Altus, Okla.

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Wheat farmer Fred Schmedt stands in one of his family's fields south of Altus, Okla.

Oklahoma oil and gas companies are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by members of an environmental group that seeks to reduce production waste that could be fueling a spike in earthquakes.

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