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Federal lawsuit challenges Oklahoma anti-trans bathroom law

Sep. 07, 2022 13:45 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Civil rights groups filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of three transgender Oklahoma schoolchildren, arguing the state's new law requiring students use only the bathroom of the sex listed on their birth certificate is unconstitutional. The lawsuit filed Tuesday...

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt's chief of staff resigns

Aug. 25, 2022 16:13 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt's chief of staff has announced his resignation, according to the governor. Stitt announced Wednesday that Chief of Staff Bond Payne would resign effective Friday. Stitt said Payne committed to serving as chief of staff...

Tulsa Public Schools removes graphic books from library

Jul. 28, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Officials at Tulsa Public Schools said Thursday they removed two sexually graphic books from school libraries following criticism from several elected leaders amid a renewed conservative interest in public education as a political issue. “When we were made...

OSBI launches probe into Commissioners of the Land Office

Jul. 13, 2022 14:43 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has launched a criminal probe into the Commissioners of the Land Office amid allegations that the state agency misspent public funds and that its top official abused his position, the Tulsa World reported Wednesday. ...