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OKWatch Radio: 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.

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OKWatch Radio: An 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.

OKWatch Radio: The Challenge of Getting More Oklahomans to the Polls

Voter turnout is expected to be higher than usual in the presidential primary in Oklahoma on Tuesday. But turnout in general has been declining in the state. The latest Oklahoma Watch Report on radio looks at what might bring more people to the polls.

Engineer and author Brian A. Hopkins  battled hepatitis C, which he contracted more than two decades ago in blood transfusions after a motorcycle wreck.

OKWatch Radio: Hepatitis C Cases Surge Across State

Hepatitis C is on the rise again in Oklahoma, which has one of the highest rates of acute infections in the nation. Insures cite expensive medications to treat the liver disease as a reason for rising health insurance rates.

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OKWatch Radio: The Case for, Against an Education Sales Tax

This Oklahoma Watch Report examines the pros and cons of the proposal to hike Oklahoma’s sales tax for education. Listen to OU President David Boren and Republican House Speaker Jeff Hickman., among others.