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Women's Excessive Sentencing In Oklahoma Prove Need For Criminal Justice Reforms, Advocates Say

The law known as “enabling child abuse” has been criticized for its unfair sentencing, particularly regarding women. Advocates for criminal justice reform and women’s rights in the state of Oklahoma say that women bear the brunt of the punishment while men walk away with lesser sentences.

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Oklahoma Music Minutes for February 17-21: Live Music You Should See And Hear This Week

Every week the Oklahoma Music Minute gives a rundown of where you can see live music. There is so much great music being played in the state and we encourage you to get out and see some of these musicians live! Here are this week's picks.

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$13 Million In Limbo While Stitt, Tribes Battle Over Gaming Compacts

Oklahoma tribes will pay the state an estimated $13 million dollars in Class III gaming money next Thursday. Since tribes believe the compacts auto-renewed at the start of the year – they are going to continue to remit their gaming funds like they have been for the past 15 years. But the state isn’t going to put that money directly into education – the largest recipient of gaming money – even though it’s supposed to, under state law.

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Local headlines for Tuesday, February 18, 2020:

Senate committee passes heartbeat abortion bill. (Tulsa World)

Legislation allowing guns in bars passes the State House. (Tulsa World)

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The law known as “enabling child abuse” has been criticized for its unfair sentencing, particularly regarding women. Advocates for criminal justice reform and women’s rights in the state of Oklahoma say that women bear the brunt of the punishment while men walk away with lesser sentences.

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The contest at noon Monday, Febuary 24. You can buy tickets to the show here.

Local headlines for Monday, February 17, 2020:

Courtesy of Anna Koski

Elizabeth Crafton got a 20-year sentence for failing to protect her young daughter from abuse. Her boyfriend, who was convicted of abuse in the case, received an 11-year sentence. It’s just one example of how women bear the brunt of a criminal justice system some in Oklahoma feel have gone too far.

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Every week the Oklahoma Music Minute gives a rundown of where you can see live music. There is so much great music being played in the state and we encourage you to get out and see some of these musicians live! Here are this week's picks.

Quinton Chandler / StateImpact Oklahoma

The last executions in Oklahoma were embarrassing failures.

Before he died, Clayton Lockett writhed and moaned on his gurney. Charles Warner said his body was “on fire.” Richard Glossip’s execution had to be called off at the last minute.

On Oct. 1, 2020, regular driver’s licenses will no longer be accepted to get through airport security for domestic flights or to get access to federal buildings.

Travelers will have to get a Real ID-compliant driver’s license or use a passport. Host Jeremy Hobson talks to Jim Gregory, from the Transportation Security Administration, about how — and why — to get a Real ID.

Is everyone over 18 required to get a Real ID?

It's episode 200 of the Okie Geek Podcast. On Saturday, February 22nd the One Stop Anime Shop is hosting the Pokemon Tea Party brought to you by the OKC Tea Club. Our guest this week, one of the founders of the the OKC Tea Club, M.J., gives us an idea of what we can expect. 

This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about a judges order to send the legal battle over tribal gaming compacts into mediation, Governor Stitt hiring a Washington, D.C. firm to re-imagine the structure of the state government and the battle of abortion bills at the state capitol between revoking the license of a doctor who performs abortion and an outright abolition of the practice.

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FAQ: Oklahoma's Tribal Compacts

Updated on January 17, 2020 at 3:13 p.m. KOSU's Engagement Team has been reading and answering questions submitted to our recent survey on the tribal gaming compacts dispute. Below are answers to basic questions about tribal gaming compacts. This post will be updated as we get answers.

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