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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.

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.

Annotating Fallin’s State of the State Speech

In her final State of the State address, Gov. Mary Fallin made no bones about her central point: Pass the Step Up Oklahoma plan proposed by business and civic leaders. Oklahoma Watch writers use annotations to analyze the speech.