California takes a stand against Oklahoma’s ‘prejudiced’ anti-gay adoption law

California workers on state business will be barred from traveling to Oklahoma, which has been added to the state’s no-go list after enacting a bill last month allowing adoption agencies to discriminate against same-sex parents, the Los Angeles Times reported. California’s legislature passed a law…

The truth about the Oklahoma shooting that conservatives and the NRA can’t stop talking about

On Thursday night, a man allegedly walked into a restaurant in Oklahoma City and opened fire with a pistol, injuring a mother and a daughter who were celebrating a birthday. Two other people were injured, one breaking his arm fleeing the scene. After firing multiple shots,…

GOP Candidate Proposes Euthanasia For Poor & Disabled People

A Republican gubernatorial candidate in Oklahoma proposed euthanasia for people on food stamps who are too disabled to work. In a Facebook post made by a page purporting to be for OK governor candidate Christopher Barnett, the administrator initially posted a poll about food stamp…

Kansas and Oklahoma vote to allow adoption agencies to discriminate against same-sex couples

Lawmakers in Kansas and Oklahoma passed bills this week chipping away at marriage equality, approving legislation that would allow child-placement agencies to refuse placements based on their religious beliefs — such as discriminating against same-sex couples — without endangering state funding. In Oklahoma, Senate Bill…

Oklahoma lawmakers try to dismantle unions, weeks after teachers strike for education funding

Weeks after tens of thousands of Oklahoma teachers ended their nine-day strike after securing major wins, including teacher raises and additional education funding, legislators introduced a bill that aims to hamper membership in the teachers unions that helped organized the walkouts. The measure, Senate Bill…

Deadly Oklahoma megafire can be seen from space

Wildfires burning in Oklahoma over the past week have claimed the lives of at least two people, injuring 20 others, and leaving dozens of homes destroyed. Images captured by the European Space Agency show the scale of the megafire — which as of Thursday was…

Teachers Make Less Today Than They Did In 1989

It started in West Virginia. Now, Oklahoma teachers are on Day 3 of a walkout that has closed schools across the state. Teachers in Kentucky staged an all-day protest at the state Capitol. Arizona teachers are also planning a walkout. Teachers in states across the…

You can’t talk about teacher strikes without talking about the fossil fuel industry

Thousands of teachers in Oklahoma have walked out in protest of low pay and budget cuts, just months after a statewide teachers strike in West Virginia resulted in a pay raise for educators in the state. But beyond illuminating the often dismal conditions under which…