To lose an elder is like burning a textbook, says Jason Salsman, a spokesperson for the Muscogee (Creek) nation in Oklahoma. For Native Americans, the overall COVID-19 mortality rate is nearly twice that of white Americans.
Billions of dollars in additional funds for scientific research, including renewable energy research, earth systems observations and sea level monitoring were tucked inside the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending measure that passed on March 23, but the Trump Administration is still working to gut environmental regulations.
In 2015, 40-year-old Ronna Stone was looking at another prison sentence until she was offered a way out and a new life.
Oklahoma has had the highest female incarceration rate in the nation. It's been that way for the last 25 years. The state imprisons 151 out of every 100,000 women, according to the US Bureau of Justice Statistics — more than double the national rate. Cherise Greer is out of the system but is now faced with the challenges of life on the outside.
Suzanne Sutton watches her money carefully and works a second job after school. But Shawn Sheehan, who was named Oklahoma’s 2016 teacher of the year, took a teaching job in Texas.
Scientists know that a Chinese space station will be re-entering the Earth's atmosphere within a couple of weeks. The exact time of that happening, though, is a little fuzzy.
Native American tribes in Oklahoma contribute billions of dollars to the state's economy, including the cattle industry. One tribe in Oklahoma is providing a much-needed service in that industry — a processing plant where other ranchers can take their cattle to get grocery-store ready.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that America suffered a record amount of damage in 2017 from natural disasters, with a tab of more than $306 billion.
"Back then, you just took your chance," said Barbara, about abortion in the mid-1950s in Oklahoma.
By singing and writing a song in Choctaw, singer-songwriter Samantha Crain is trying to push the culture past its colonial influence.
In Oklahoma, 151 out of every 100,000 women are in prison — more than any other state in the nation and twice the national average.