Bob Blackburn: Oklahoma’s Rural-Urban Divide

Bob Blackburn, executive director of the Oklahoma Historical Society, talks about the state’s rural-urban fault lines and whether Oklahoma is at a turning point in dealing with rural areas’ increasing problems.

Most Indian Tribes Wary of Legalized Marijuana

Most Native American tribes are opting not to legalize marijuana, although at least two are poised to try it. Some Oklahoma tribes say they have no interest in growing and selling marijuana, although some were represented at a conference this year on the matter.

Despite Meeting, Okla. Tribes Say Marijuana Not in Plans

Members of at least five Oklahoma tribes were listed as attendees at a conference about growing marijuana as a business. Two of those tribes, plus two others not at the meeting, say they don’t plan to grow or sell pot.

Askins Plans to Focus on Foster Children Plan

Former Lt. Gov. Jari Askins said she’s focused on overcoming obstacles hindering the state’s Pinnacle Plan for foster children and isn’t seeking to become a cabinet secretary or state agency head.