The Scourge of Meth Returns

The methamphetamine scourge is spreading again in Oklahoma, with fatal overdoses from the drug spiking last year, according to numbers from the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs.

A Sobering Evaluation from Prisons Chief

Interim Oklahoma Corrections Department chief Joe Allbaugh faces seemingly intractable problems in the prison system. He has ideas for changes and says he is decisive.

Schools Battle Chronic Absenteeism

As Oklahoma’s school districts feel the impact of millions of dollars in budget cuts this year and next, many are dealing with the persistent issue of absenteeism.

A Funding Emergency for 911 Calls

A tax that relies on disappearing land-line phones isn’t generating enough money to keep 911 systems operating properly or deal with incessant “pocket dial” 911 calls from cellphones.