Supreme Court Ruling Allows State to Prosecute Non-Indians on Reserveland in Oklahoma

The decision followed a landmark 2020 decision that said much of eastern Oklahoma falls within an Indian reservation, limiting the authority of state prosecutors.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #decisions-and-verdicts, #gorsuch-neil-m, #native-americans, #oklahoma, #supreme-court-us, #tulsa-okla

Illinois Governor’s Race Shows G.O.P.’s Lurch to Right (With Nudge From Left)

Democrats meddled to boost State Senator Darren Bailey in the G.O.P. primary for Illinois governor. But efforts to elevate far-right candidates in Colorado fizzled.

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Women on Why They’re Stocking Up on the Morning-After Pill

Sales of the emergency contraceptive surged after the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

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Oklahoma’s Abortion Law Raises Questions About N.C.A.A.’s Softball World Series

The N.C.A.A. has restricted previous events in response to state lawmakers. It faces that test again in Oklahoma, where softball championships are a mainstay and a restrictive abortion ban recently became law.

#abortion, #college-athletics, #gasso-patty-1962, #oklahoma, #oklahoma-city-okla, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #softball, #state-legislatures, #stitt-kevin

48 Hours in A Kansas Abortion Clinic: Longer Wait Times, Growing Fears

Recent abortion bans in Texas and Oklahoma are forcing many patients in the region to travel to Kansas.

#abortion, #kansas, #oklahoma

Medical Worker Rushed to Escape ‘Labyrinth’ of Offices in Tulsa

Gannon Gill said the sound of gunfire interrupted an appointment with a patient. He led his patient to safety after a deadly shooting at a medical facility in Tulsa, Okla.

#mass-shootings, #oklahoma, #tulsa-okla

Abortion Questions for Justice Alito and His Supreme Court Allies

Isn’t having to carry an unwanted pregnancy to term the same as forced labor?

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Tiger Woods Withdraws From PGA Championship

Recovering from severe leg injuries from a car crash last year, he had struggled at the Masters and now again at the P.G.A. Championship.

#golf, #mito-pereira, #oklahoma, #pga-championship, #woods-tiger, #zalatoris-will-1996

Oklahoma Legislature Passes Bill Banning Almost All Abortions

The legislation would be the nation’s strictest, and relies on lawsuits from private citizens to enforce it. If the governor signs the bill, it would take effect immediately.

#abortion, #law-and-legislation, #oklahoma, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #state-legislatures

An Abortion Provider Confronts the End of Roe

On training to provide second-trimester procedures.

#abortion, #california, #oklahoma, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision

Oklahoma Bans Abortions After About Six Weeks of Pregnancy

Gov. Kevin Stitt signed the Oklahoma Heartbeat Act, modeled on the one that came into force in Texas last year.

#abortion, #oklahoma, #state-legislatures, #stitt-kevin, #texas

Oklahoma Legislature Passes 6-Week Abortion Bill Modeled on Texas Law

The bill would take effect immediately if signed. It allows civilians to sue doctors who perform abortions or anybody who “aids or abets” one.

#abortion, #law-and-legislation, #oklahoma, #state-legislatures, #stitt-kevin

Cherokee Nation Can Gather Sacred Plants on National Park Land

Five decades after the park service took over the Buffalo National River in Arkansas, the Cherokee can once again gather plants there to create medicine, food and supplies.

#arkansas, #cherokee-indians, #federal-lands, #flowers-and-plants, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #native-americans, #oklahoma, #united-states

Abortion Pills, Once a Workaround, Are Now a Target

In advance of a Supreme Court decision, states are proposing new restrictions and heavier criminal penalties on medication abortion.

#abortion, #law-and-legislation, #oklahoma, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #republican-party, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #texas

Oklahoma Lawmakers Approve Near-Total Ban on Abortion

The measure is part of a wave of stringent abortion restrictions enacted by legislators in Republican-led states.

#abortion, #law-and-legislation, #oklahoma, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #stitt-kevin, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

U.S. House Candidate Ends Run After Uproar Over Behavior at Sleepover

Abby Broyles of Oklahoma said on Thursday that she had checked into rehab “to focus on myself and my happiness” weeks after apologizing for drinking and swearing at children.

#broyles-abby-1989, #democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #house-of-representatives, #oklahoma

6 Oklahoma High School Students Killed in Crash

The small passenger vehicle the girls were in collided with a semi-truck in Tishomingo, Okla., the authorities said.

#deaths-fatalities, #oklahoma, #tishomingo-okla, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

Texas and the Southeast Brace for Tornadoes and Heavy Rain

Severe weather, bringing several inches of rain and damaging winds, was expected to begin Monday afternoon in Texas and then move over Louisiana and Mississippi on Tuesday, forecasters said.

#alabama, #floods, #louisiana, #mississippi, #national-weather-service, #oklahoma, #rain, #tennessee, #texas, #tornadoes, #weather, #wind

This Sedative Is Now a Go-To Drug for Executions. But Does It Work?

A legal battle in Oklahoma over whether prisoners feel severe pain after being given the sedative, midazolam, will determine whether its use is constitutional.

#capital-punishment, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #friot-stephen-p, #grant-john-marion-1957, #midazolam, #oklahoma, #sedatives

James Inhofe, Oklahoma Senator, Is Said to Plan an Early Retirement

The 87-year-old Republican has told people that he will step down at the end of the year, four years before his term is up. His seat is likely to stay in G.O.P. hands.

#elections-senate, #inhofe-james-m, #oklahoma, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government

U.S. House Candidate Apologizes for Behavior at Sleepover

Parents said Abby Broyles of Oklahoma drank and swore at children at a friend’s home. She said she had mixed wine with medication and had no memory of the night.

#abby-broyles, #alcoholic-beverages, #apologies, #democratic-party, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #house-of-representatives, #kfor-tv, #oklahoma, #oklahoma-city-okla, #sleep, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Real Reason America Doesn’t Have Enough Truck Drivers

A 1,000-mile journey through the middle of America reveals the fundamental reason for truck driver shortages: It is a job full of stress, physical deprivation and loneliness.

#ardmore-okla, #international-trade-and-world-market, #kansas, #kansas-city-mo, #labor-and-jobs, #missouri, #oklahoma, #shortages, #supply-chain, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #trucks-and-trucking, #walmart-stores-inc, #warehouses

New York Deer Infected With Omicron, Study Finds

White-tailed deer on Staten Island have become the first wild animals with documented Omicron infections. The coronavirus has now been found in deer in 15 states.

#animals, #antibodies, #arkansas, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-delta-variant, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #deer, #illinois, #iowa, #kansas, #maine, #massachusetts, #minnesota, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #north-carolina, #ohio, #oklahoma, #parks-and-recreation-department-nyc, #pennsylvania, #research, #staten-island-nyc, #tennessee, #veterinary-medicine, #virginia, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Supreme Court to Consider Limits of Ruling on Oklahoma Tribes

But the justices rejected a request from state officials to revisit a 2020 ruling that much of eastern Oklahoma falls within an Indian reservation.

#muscogee-creek-nation-okumlgee-okla, #native-americans, #oklahoma, #supreme-court-us

Ex-Oklahoma Officer Is Sentenced in Killing of Daughter’s Boyfriend

Shannon Kepler, who had served as a police officer in Tulsa for 24 years, was tried five times before a federal jury found him guilty of the 2014 murder of Jeremey Lake, 19.

#jeremey-lake, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #oklahoma, #shannon-kepler, #tulsa-okla

How Oklahoma Became a Marijuana Boom State

Weed entrepreneurs have poured into Oklahoma from across the United States, propelled by low start-up costs and relaxed rules.

#california, #colorado, #law-and-legislation, #marijuana, #medical-marijuana, #oklahoma, #united-states

A 6th Grader Saves the Lives of Two People on the Same Day

Davyon Johnson, 11, has been honored for his Dec. 9 interventions but says he doesn’t understand the attention he’s drawn. It was “the right thing to do,” he said.

#asphyxiation-choking-and-suffocation, #awards-decorations-and-honors, #davyon-johnson, #fires-and-firefighters, #latoya-johnson, #muskogee-okla, #oklahoma

First They Fought About Masks. Then Over the Soul of the City.

In Enid, Okla., pandemic politics prompted a fundamental question: What does it mean to be an American? Whose version of the country will prevail?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elections-city-councils, #enid-okla, #masks, #oklahoma, #trump-donald-j

Winter Storms Threaten to Disrupt Travel in the Northwest

Parts of Oregon and Washington were also bracing for single-digit temperatures as the Southern United States recorded temperatures more than 25 degrees above normal.

#cold-and-cold-spells, #oklahoma, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #portland-ore, #seattle-wash, #snow-and-snowstorms, #texas, #washington-state, #weather

Small Court Victories Change Nothing for Women Seeking Abortions in Texas

A Texas statute that bans abortion after six weeks of pregnancy was seemingly undercut by two court rulings, but the reality on the ground has not changed.

#abortion, #american-civil-liberties-union, #decisions-and-verdicts, #fund-texas-choice, #law-and-legislation, #oklahoma, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #texas-right-to-life, #whole-womans-health

A Glimmer of Justice in Death Penalty States

The halting of executions and the guilty verdicts in the Ahmaud Arbery case have given us the slightest bit of hope for change.

#amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #black-people, #capital-punishment, #false-arrests-convictions-and-imprisonments, #intellectual-disabilities, #oklahoma, #tennessee

Oklahoma Governor Commutes Julius Jones’s Death Sentence Hours Before Execution

Julius Jones was convicted of first-degree murder in 2002 and had been scheduled to die by lethal injection on Thursday.

#amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #capital-punishment, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #grant-john-marion-1957, #howell-paul-d-1999, #jones-julius-1980, #kardashian-kim, #mayfield-baker-1995, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #oklahoma, #stitt-kevin

Supporters Appeal for Clemency for Death Row Inmate Julius Jones

Hundreds of students walked out of schools and activists demonstrated at the State Capitol, urging Gov. Kevin Stitt to commute the sentence of Julius Jones, who is scheduled for execution on Thursday.

#amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #capital-punishment, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #grant-john-marion-1957, #howell-paul-d-1999, #jones-julius-1980, #kardashian-kim, #mayfield-baker-1995, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #oklahoma, #stitt-kevin

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt and Pentagon Standoff Over Vaccine Intensifies

The state says its National Guard members don’t need to get vaccinated. Pentagon officials say a failure to follow “valid medical readiness requirements” could “jeopardize” the status of troops.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #national-guard, #oklahoma, #stitt-kevin, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #vaccination-and-immunization

Oklahoma Supreme Court Throws Out $465 Million Opioid Ruling Against J.&J.

The 5-1 decision is a setback for those who are fighting to hold big drug makers accountable for the opioid epidemic.

#drugs-pharmaceuticals, #johnsonjohnson, #oklahoma, #opioids-and-opiates, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #your-feed-healthcare

The Demand for Money Behind Many Police Traffic Stops

Busted taillights, missing plates, tinted windows: Across the U.S., ticket revenue funds towns — and the police responsible for finding violations.

#conflicts-of-interest, #fines-penalties, #ohio, #oklahoma, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #traffic-and-parking-violations, #virginia

Oklahoma to Continue Lethal Injections After Man Vomits During Execution

It was the state’s first lethal injection since 2015, when it halted executions after using the wrong drug in one instance and allowing a prisoner to regain consciousness in another.

#capital-punishment, #grant-john-marion-1957, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #oklahoma, #prisons-and-prisoners, #sedatives

Severe Weather Sweeps Across Southern Plains, Producing at Least Two Tornadoes

Fast-moving storms damaged parts of a town and at least one school in northeastern Oklahoma, while severe weather in Texas forced the state fair to close early.

#arkansas, #kansas, #missouri, #national-weather-service, #oklahoma, #rain, #texas, #tornadoes, #weather

Indian Health Service Reverses Policy on Black Natives

The shift comes as the Biden administration pressures Native tribes in Oklahoma to desegregate their constitutions to comply with treaty obligations.

#black-people, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #indian-health-service, #interior-department, #native-americans, #oklahoma, #seminole-indians, #vaccination-and-immunization

‘They Don’t Understand That We’re Real People’

The new Texas abortion law — the country’s most restrictive — is already having an impact in the state and elsewhere.

#abortion, #audio-negative-sad, #oklahoma, #texas, #women-and-girls

Abortion Law in Texas Leads Women to Head to Oklahoma Clinic

The new law prohibits abortions after about six weeks, a very early stage of pregnancy. Many women are now traveling out of state for the procedure.

#abortion, #law-and-legislation, #oklahoma, #oklahoma-city-okla, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #texas, #trust-women-oklahoma-city, #women-and-girls

With Abortion Largely Banned in Texas, an Oklahoma Clinic Is Inundated

The new law prohibits abortions after about six weeks, a very early stage of pregnancy. Many women are now traveling out of state for the procedure.

#abortion, #law-and-legislation, #oklahoma, #oklahoma-city-okla, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #texas, #trust-women-oklahoma-city, #women-and-girls

On Death Row Half His Life, Oklahoma Man May Be a Step Closer to Release

A panel has recommended that Julius Jones’s sentence in a 1999 murder be commuted. His case, which has prompted public demonstrations and celebrity advocacy, is now on the governor’s desk.

#amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #capital-punishment, #howell-paul-d-1999, #jones-julius-1980, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #oklahoma, #parole-board, #probation-and-parole, #stitt-kevin

For Tribal Members in Oklahoma, Medicaid Expansion Improves Access to Specialty Care

Medicaid expansion is expected to improve not just access to care for low-income Native Americans who had previously been shut out of health insurance, but the finances of the Indian Health Service.

#health-insurance-and-managed-care, #indian-health-service, #medicaid, #muscogee-creek-nation-okumlgee-okla, #native-americans, #oklahoma

Oklahoma’s Gift to Ballet: The Five Moons Ballerinas

A festival at the University of Oklahoma celebrates the impact of these ballerinas on 20th century ballet, honoring their Native American heritage.

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Why Vaccinated People Are Getting ‘Breakthrough’ Infections

The vaccines are effective, but they are not a golden shield against the coronavirus, particularly not the Delta variant.

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The Burning of Black Tulsa

A century after a race massacre that leveled businesses and homes, and killed hundreds, what would justice look like?

#black-people, #oklahoma, #race-and-ethnicity, #staples-brent, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921, #united-states, #united-states-economy

Tribes to Confront Bias Against Descendants of Enslaved People

The Choctaw Nation and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation in Oklahoma said they would consider granting citizenship to the Freedmen.

#black-people, #choctaw-nation, #discrimination, #haaland-deb, #interior-department, #muscogee-creek-nation-okumlgee-okla, #native-americans, #oklahoma, #slavery-historical

Oklahoma Attorney General Resigns, Citing ‘Personal Matters’

Attorney General Mike Hunter announced his resignation one day after The Oklahoman said it had sent him questions about an extramarital affair.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #attorneys-general, #elections-attorneys-general, #hunter-michael-j-1956, #oklahoma, #republican-party, #stitt-kevin, #united-states-politics-and-government

Supreme Court May Revisit Oklahoma Ruling on Tribal Land

After the court ruled last year that much of eastern Oklahoma is an Indian reservation, a state court threw out a conviction of a death row inmate.

#bosse-shaun-m, #capital-punishment, #decisions-and-verdicts, #native-americans, #oklahoma, #states-us, #supreme-court-us