Tuesday, September 28, 2021

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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Green hydrogen’s rapidly falling costs undermine the gas industry’s argument for blue hydrogen

Aside from those and other specific uses, the idea of a hydrogen economy should be retired, whether it’s blue or green.

ReTrolligans—how the GOP risks all, miming ‘trollish’ gate-crashing, lying, bullying & chaos

With a daring experiment, the scheming, conspiracy-riven Republicans are testing whether morphing into a party of boorish trolls works.

The week of two high-stakes games of chicken

Neither of these games of chicken would be as fraught if Democrats were united.

Victory: PennEast Pipeline stops development of natural gas pipeline

“This is a huge victory. Today, water, the environment, and people spoke louder than fossil fuels.”

‘We aren’t bluffing’: Progressives hold the line as Pelosi moves ahead with bipartisan bill

“If we don’t pass our agenda together—that's infrastructure AND paid leave, child care, climate action, and more—then we're leaving millions of working people behind.”