Category Archives: State

Lawmakers call to investigate teacher

In a news release Friday afternoon, a group of state representatives and senators called on the State Department of Education and State Board of Education to investigate whether House Bill 1775 was violated by a teacher who claims she willingly broke the law and would do it again.

The group of lawmakers pointed out that if it is determined that HB 1775 was indeed violated, the SBE’s rules state they “shall initiate proceedings to revoke the license or certificate of any school employee for ‘willful violation of” House Bill 1775.”

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Cherokee reconciliation with Freedmen grows

Reception hosted for new exhibit exploring Black slavery in tribe’s history.

On the 70th annual Cherokee National Holiday, Cherokee Nation stood firm in its commitment to reconciliation for Cherokee Freedmen and their descendants.

A special reception was held immediately following the tribe’s State of the Nation address to commemorate the new exhibit at the Cherokee National History Museum.

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OK Legal help for parents on school issues

The State of Virginia set a national prairie fire on the relationship between schools, school boards and parents of children attending public schools. Virginia Governor Younkin premised his successful campaign on putting parents in the driver’s seat when it came to education.

Oklahoma’s education regulations are complex and designed to make it hard for parents to be involved with a meaningful voice in the administration of their children’s schools.

That’s about to change.

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OK Electricity prices surge

A newly released report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration reveals that Oklahoma’s electricity prices are climbing at the fastest rate in the nation. From June 2021 to June 2022, electricity prices surged from 7.3 cents per kilowatt hour to 10.87 cents per kilowatt hour across all sectors (residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation).

That 49 percent increase is the largest percentage increase experienced by consumers in any state. Among all 50 states and the District of Columbia, the average electricity cost increase across all sectors was just 14 percent.

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Enough of evil: Resistance required

Victims of border violence

Last week I attended the most graphic and disturbing training I have attended in my 30 years of law enforcement. The training educated officers on illegal gangs and cartel activities, deeds, and movements. It revealed how the cartels use dismemberment, beheading, and other forms of mutilation to impose fear and intimidate the public and revival gangs. I was outraged to learn these mutilations are not just occurring in Mexico but are now being carried out right here in the United States and in Oklahoma.

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