AG Examining Stitt Conflict-of-Interest Plan as Banking Board Approves Merger

Incoming Gov. Kevin Stitt is asking the attorney general to review his plan to step away from his mortgage company as it becomes a bank and to approve a conflict-of-interest policy for his family investments. Meanwhile, the state Banking Board on Wednesday approved the new bank’s state-charter application contingent upon federal regulators’ approval.

Emergency Teachers by District

State officials have issued 2,852 emergency teaching certificates from June through December for the 2018-19 school year. Find out how many emergency certified teachers were approved for your school district or school.

2018: A Visual Remembrance

For Oklahoma Watch, 2018 was the year when we plunged into visuals. Whether it was the elections, the teacher walkout or stories on education, the death penalty, drug addiction or a rural hospital closing, we enveloped you in imagery,

A Rural Charter School Splits an Oklahoma Town

A businessman outmaneuvers community opponents to bring a charter school to the struggling community of Seminole. Now, he wants to establish more charters in other rural towns.

How Closely Will Stitt, Legislators Scrutinize State Agencies?

Incoming Gov. Kevin Stitt and lawmakers have proposed a three-pronged look into state agencies’ spending and activities: accountability audits, a new financial transparency office and expansion of the governor’s power to appoint agency heads. How much transparency will it bring?