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Local headlines for Monday, February 17, 2020:

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Allison Herrera's reporting was supported by the Pulitzer Foundation.

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.

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.

Local headlines for Friday, February 14, 2020:

Robby Korth / StateImpact Oklahoma

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.

Local headlines for Thursday, February 13, 2020:

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