Despite Uncertainty, Pauls Valley Holds On to Nursing Homes

Although the Pauls Valley hospital has closed, the city continues to hold on to 28 nursing homes whose enhanced federal payments were supposed to help keep the hospital open. The city is waiting for a determination from federal regulators on the arrangement.

Business Ties May Complicate Transition for New Governor

For the first time in a generation, Oklahoma’s incoming governor won’t be coming into office directly from another elected office, meaning Gov.-elect Kevin Stitt could have to separate himself from business and financial arrangements before taking office.

A Checklist of Campaign Promises: Can Stitt Fulfill Them?

Gov.-elect Kevin Stitt ran as a political outsider and business success promising to elevate Oklahoma’s standing in a number of critical areas. Here’s a checklist of some of those promises, with facts on the issues and the challenges Stitt faces.

Disappointment Largely Prevails for Teacher Caucus

For politically active teachers and parents, the defeat of gubernatorial candidate Drew Edmondson was the night’s biggest disappointment. But while the teacher caucus wasn’t as successful as supporters had hoped, there were bright spots.

Oklahoma Voters Surge to Polls

Oklahoma’s voters came out in force for Tuesday’s midterm election, reflecting in part a national surge of people flocking to the polls after more than a year of divisive political conflict.