Under state law, private schools in Oklahoma that offer tax-credit tuition scholarships must not discriminate in admissions against students with disabilities. But Oklahoma Watch found that most schools exclude such students from discrimination policies.
ByAmy Julia Harris and Shoshana Walter, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting |
Christian Alcoholics & Addicts in Recovery operated for years in rural Oklahoma without oversight by the state. When several deaths occurred at other rehabs, legislators moved to regulate the programs. That’s when Republican lawmaker Doug Cox stepped in.
Oklahomans who buy health insurance on the federal exchange will see higher premiums again next year. And President Donald Trump’s recent actions could increase costs and reduce coverage options in years to come.
Across the state, hundreds, if not thousands, of student athletes each year sustain a concussion. But most schools do not provide what health experts consider one of the best ways to prevent brain injuries: Have an athletic trainer on site.
The federal government has missed a state-requested deadline to approve a plan to shore up the Affordable Care Act marketplace. As a result, officials expect higher premiums and fewer Oklahomans receiving coverage.
Oklahoma saw a record 517 reports of newborn infants who tested positive for dangerous drugs or alcohol last year. Much of the increase involved exposure to marijuana, with prescription drugs and meth also frequently detected.
ByZiva Branstetter, Allison Herrera, Harriet Rowan and Eric Sagara/Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting |
An investigation by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting examined a decade’s worth of Oklahoma prison data to unearth the reasons why the state incarcerates so many women. Among the findings: The most common reason women end up in prison is drug possession.
A nonprofit foundation created by Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb has raised more than $850,000 since it launched nearly two years ago. But with Lamb’s candidacy for governor, the nonprofit is treading a fine line between issue advocacy and appearing to promote Lamb in the race.
What more can Oklahoma do to reduce the tragic toll of prescription painkiller addiction? A state commission is looking for new ideas, and experts here, as well as examples in other states, could help map a strategy.