Thursday, January 27, 2022

Tag: Oklahoma

Indian Country treaties are valid—and matter, says Supreme Court ruling

“Promises were made,” Justice Gorsuch said in upholding Creek Nation jurisdiction over half of Oklahoma.

Police officers charged with murder after tasing man to death

“The actions of the district attorney in filing second degree-murder charges is a big step in providing the public with the security that law enforcement is going to be held accountable.”

Largest sentence commutation in US history: Nearly 500 inmates walk free...

“That this is largely flying under the radar is probably good—a sign of how far criminal justice reform has come.”

Every Oklahoma County under state of emergency as historically wet spring...

"We still have water still rising in the east. We are not out of the woods yet."

Police shoot 3 children while firing at robbery suspect

According to the mother, two of her children suffered head wounds, while her third child survived gunshot wounds to the face.

Red for Ed: The teachers’ red state revolt rolls on

The teachers' strikes today are part of a national revolt that has been growing for months, arcing from one red state to another.

Former jail administrator sentenced to prison for depriving insulin to diabetic...

“Denying necessary medical treatment is inhuman and unconstitutional.”

Native Americans sue frackers over manmade earthquakes in Oklahoma

“If an earthquake comes through here and destroys the buildings, we can rebuild. But if you pollute our water, we’re done."

Wind power gives Oklahoma schools a lifeline during budget cuts

In rural districts short on resources, wind farm revenue can clearly make a huge difference.

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Exploring the consequences of the urban-rural cultural divide in America

There are many political and cultural differences that push false narratives.

Want to understand Manchin and Sinema?

If you want the whole answer, you need to look at the single biggest factor affecting almost all national politicians I’ve dealt with: Big egos.

Toxic forever chemicals found in almost 75 percent of stain and waterproof gear sold...

Nearly three-quarters of water- and stain-resistant products contain toxic forever chemicals, a new report has found.  Public health and...

Justice Stephen Breyer to retire from the Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer announced his retirement. After serving for 27 years, Breyer, 83, will step down from his lifetime position at the end of the term in June.

Exposing the massive hypocrisy of international insurance companies

Despite the pro-climate rhetoric of the insurance industry—and warnings by the world’s climate scientists calling for an end to fossil fuel exploration—leading...