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Upcoming ‘Watch-Out’ Forum: The State of Foster Care

Oklahoma Watch will host a public forum Thursday, March 15, in Oklahoma City about the challenges faced by foster children and the state’s efforts to find people willing provide homes for them.

Step Up Campaign Highlights Gap in State Disclosure Laws

Although the Step Up Oklahoma plan failed to pass, it highlighted a gap in state campaign finance laws that keeps much of the funding and spending on both sides of the issue a secret.   

Is a Teachers Strike Imminent?

The Oklahoma House approved cuts to education and other areas Monday, and many teachers appear to be fed up. There is talk of a strike, but could it happen and would it be legal?

For People of Color, Banks Are Shutting the Door to Homeownership

Fifty years after the federal Fair Housing Act banned racial discrimination in lending, African Americans and Latinos continue to be disproportionately denied conventional mortgage loans. Oklahoma City and Tulsa are among the cities with high disparities.

A Scorecard for Criminal Justice Reform

About a dozen new and holdover bills that would overhaul Oklahoma’s criminal justice system are in the legislative pipeline. Here’s a scorecard to keep track of what happens to the proposals.