Oklahoma Engaged

Oklahoma Engaged is your home for citizen-centric, multi-platform election coverage. We are a public service journalism collaboration of KOSU, KGOU, KWGS, KCCU, and StateImpact Oklahoma.

Here you’ll find community stories, audio reports, snapshots, state question breakdowns, profiles, videos, and more.

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Eight rural hospitals in Oklahoma have closed in the last decade, the third highest rate of rural hospital closures in the country. But, the recent vote to expand Medicaid could provide rural hospitals with a much needed financial boost.

Mairead Todd / KOSU

Oklahoma becomes the 37th state to expand Medicaid, Stephanie Bice and Terry Neese advance to Congressional District 5 Republican runoff, and more than half of Oklahoma legislative races are now decided.

Many poll workers and voters took precautions against COVID-19 during Tuesday’s elections, but some voters said the politicization surrounding the mask issue was obvious.

Poll worker and Chair of the Oklahoma County Democratic Party Robbie White said her polling location in northwest Oklahoma City had a steady amount of voters come in throughout the day, with about 90 percent wearing masks. 

The Economic Benefits And Perils Of Adopting Medicaid Expansion

Jun 30, 2020
Jackie Fortier / StateImpact Oklahoma

The campaigns on both sides of State Question 802 have made numerous claims about the potential benefits and perils of Medicaid expansion, which is being voted on today.

The scene outside last weekend's Donald Trump rally in Tulsa saw few arrests and largely peaceful demonstrations. But, one arrest did capture national headlines. 

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Next week, people will head to the ballot box to vote on whether Oklahoma will expand Medicaid through State Question 802. Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton with Oklahoma Engaged explores the impact expanding Medicaid could have on tribes.

Jamie Glisson

While supporters of President Donald Trump gathered to hear him speak at the BOK Center on Saturday, thousands attended the Juneteenth celebration that took place just a few blocks away the day before.

Logan Layden

President Donald Trump was in Tulsa Saturday night for his first campaign rally since the coronavirus shut down much of the nation. Turnout was far lower than expected, and only minor arguments and impassioned chants occurred when rally-goers and racial justice protesters met in the streets.

Jamie Glisson

The Oklahoma Public Media Exchange as part of Oklahoma Engaged is continuing to cover the developing story around Juneteenth celebrations, Donald Trump's rally and protests in Tulsa from June 19-21, 2020. Bookmark this page for the latest updates.

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