Kateleigh Mills

Special Projects Reporter

Kateleigh Mills returned to KOSU in December 2019 as Special Projects Reporter, following a year-long stint at KWBU in Waco, Texas.

Previously, Mills was a news assistant and All Things Considered host for KOSU from March to December 2018.

She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Central Oklahoma in December 2017. While studying journalism and professional media, she worked with the UCO’s journalism staff to reinvent the campus newspaper for a more multimedia purpose – joining with the campus radio and television stations for news updates and hosting public forums with campus groups.

The Edmond-raised reporter was editor-in- chief of her college newspaper when it won the Society of Professional Journalism award for Best Newspaper in Category B. Mills also received the Oklahoma Press Association Award for ‘Outstanding Promise in Journalism’ at the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame event in 2017. She is also the Oklahoma Collegiate Media Association's recipient for 'College Newspaper Journalist of the Year' in 2017.

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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.

Flickr / Erik (HASH) Hersman

KOSU's Engagement Team wants to hear from you as the 2020 election season heats up. 

 

In an effort to be more transparent about the questions we are asking, KOSU is beginning another conversation—one we hope will last throughout the year. 

 

Our first question we want to ask Oklahomans is: 

 

What do you want candidates to be talking about this year as they compete for your vote?

(Michael Cross / KOSU)

Oklahomans who want to register to vote in the Presidential Preferential Primary on March 3rd—or Super Tuesday—must submit their application in person or have it postmarked by this Friday, February 7th. 

Robby Korth / StateImpact Oklahoma

Governor Kevin Stitt gave his second State of the State Address today before a joint session of the State House and Senate for the 58th Oklahoma Legislature.

Kateleigh Mills / KOSU

The U.S. Census helps determine how much federal aid each state gets, but it’s not the only population count that happens. Every year, in late January, volunteers spread out across Oklahoma City to find people who often don’t want to be counted.

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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. 

Kateleigh Mills / KOSU

 

Oklahoma Representative Ross Ford (R-Broken Arrow) announced Wednesday the filing of House Bill 2791, legislation he authored that would strengthen seatbelt laws for people 17 and younger. 

 

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State and tribal leaders are at odds over the gaming compact and how much money in fees Oklahoma should receive from tribal-run casinos. 

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt said the 15-year-old tribal compact ended on January 1, 2020. But, the Oklahoma Gaming Association and tribal leaders have said the language within the compact outlines an automatic renewal.

KOSU is welcoming a familiar voice back to our airwaves.

Kateleigh Mills rejoined KOSU in December as our Special Projects reporter, following a year-long stint at KWBU in Waco, Texas. She was previously a news assistant and All Things Considered host for KOSU in 2018.

MAIREAD TODD / KOSU

The Oklahoma State Election Board announced last week that registered Independents will be allowed to vote in the Oklahoma Democratic Party’s primaries for the next election cycle, but the primaries for the Republican and Libertarian parties will remain closed.

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