KOSU Texting Club

As a member of the KOSU Texting Club, you will help inform our reporting.

Every month or so, we'll text you a new question or series of questions about a topic. It's your opportunity to become part of the conversation! To join, enter your number below or text HELLO to 844-777-7719.

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Last Updated on March 5th, 2021 2:42 p.m.

The coronavirus vaccine has made it to Oklahoma. Federal regulators signed off on emergency approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on December 11th, the Moderna vaccine on December 18th and Johnson & Johnson vaccine on February 27th. Now, the state will carry out the plan officials have been drafting for months.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Updated on December 3 at 11:00 a.m.

The holiday season is right around the corner, and while many families have been looking forward to the opportunity to spend time with one another, many health experts are warning against it.

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This election season has already been different than any we've ever seen – especially in terms of the number of Americans who are turning to mailing in their ballots amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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It's been a month since the landmark U.S. Supreme Court McGirt v. Oklahoma ruling that said the Muscogee (Creek) Nation's reservation was never disestablished. Now, there seems to be a lot of questions surrounding the decision. 

What questions do you have about the effects of the ruling?

Tell us by texting 'CREEK' to 844-777-7719 or enter your phone number below to get started. We won't share your answer publicly without your permission.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Updated July 31, 2020 at 4:46 p.m.

As crazy as it seems, it’s hard to get good information about COVID testing in Oklahoma. We’ve had the same frustrating experiences.

So, here is a practical guide about COVID-19 testing in Oklahoma answering questions we’ve received from our community members. Keep checking back as this post will be continually updated with information we received from the Oklahoma State Department of Health, pharmacies, laboratories, Tribal governments and others.

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KOSU asked our listening community and texting club members in May 2020 to tell us how they feel about wearing masks in public.


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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?

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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. 

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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 Indian Gaming Association and tribal leaders have said the language within the compact outlines an automatic renewal.