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Oklahoma

  1. 2019 tony awards
    Oklahoma!’s Ali Stroker Becomes First Wheelchair User to Take Home a Tony AwardStroker was also the first person who uses a wheelchair to star in a Broadway show, performing in the 2015 revival of Spring Awakening.
  2. 2019 tony awards
    Oklahoma!’s Tonys Performance Included Gun Violence VictimsThe musical revival is the first “gun neutral” show on Broadway.
  3. sexy oklahoma!
    Dark, Sexy Oklahoma! Releases Very Dark, Very Sexy Music VideoPeople will say we’re [redacted].
  4. scenes
    New York’s Hottest Club Is the Chili Line at a Broadway ShowEveryone’s doing it for the beans.
  5. adaptations
    An Oklahoma! Adaptation Is Sweeping Toward Your TV ScreenNo, not the dark, sexy Oklahoma!
  6. theater review
    The Brightness (and Badonkadonk) Amid the Menace: Re-Reviewing Oklahoma!This groundbreakingly dark production also contains a lot of joy, not to mention sex appeal.
  7. theater
    Frank Rich: Oklahoma Was Never Really O.K.A new production exposes the darkness that’s always been at the heart of the musical — and the American experiment.
  8. theater
    Oklahoma!’s Ali Stroker on Wheelchair Choreography and SexinessThe actress talks about backstage accessibility and sex appeal on wheels.
  9. broadway transfers
    Dark, Sexy, Reconceived Oklahoma! to Transfer to BroadwayThe new take on the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic earned raves Off Broadway.
  10. in my experience
    I’m a Teacher in a Red State. The Teachers’ Strike Turned My Ballot Blue.I was a lifelong Republican. After seeing how little “trickled down” to my classroom and joining the Oklahoma walkout, I started voting for Democrats.
  11. theater review
    Theater Review: An Oklahoma! Where the Storm Clouds Loom Above the PlainExcavating the messy America beneath the beautiful morning.
  12. Oklahoma Teachers Just Purged the Statehouse of Their EnemiesNineteen House Republicans voted against raising taxes to increase teacher pay. After Tuesday’s primaries, only four remain.
  13. Some of Pruitt’s Allies Are Starting to Turn on HimThe ongoing ethical disaster that is EPA administrator Scott Pruitt may finally be running out of luck.
  14. Teacher Protests Spread to Colorado As Arizona Strike BeginsThere’s no immediate sign of progress in the deadlock between teachers and Republicans in Arizona, and now Colorado teachers are launching protests.
  15. The Third Major Red-State Teachers Strike of 2018 Will Start Next WeekArizona educators voted overwhelming to strike after rejecting a pay-raise plan from that state’s governor.
  16. Oklahoma Teachers Win a Partial VictoryNow teachers have forced GOP politicians into raising pay in a second state. But the fight continues in other states, spilling over into elections.
  17. The Teachers’ Strikes Have Exposed the GOP’s Achilles HeelThe red-state rebellion has revealed that the GOP’s “starve the beast” agenda is deeply unpopular with the party’s own voters.
  18. Teachers Go on Strike in Two More Red StatesEducators are walking off the job in Kentucky and (again) in Oklahoma as their conflicts with GOP state lawmakers intensify.
  19. Red-State Teacher Unrest Just Keeps SpreadingThe wave of protests and strikes isn’t just about pay, but about GOP tax-cut-driven starvation of education spending.
  20. Will Oklahoma Teachers Be the Next to Strike?After years of frustration over low pay, Oklahoma teachers may emulate their counterparts in West Virginia and go on strike.
  21. Oklahoma Tried the GOP’s Tax Agenda. Now, It’s Electing Democrats.As Republican tax cuts decimate the Sooner State, Democrats keep winning special elections in its deep-red districts.
  22. The Pioneer Woman Is America’s 23rd-Largest LandownerHer family owns a plot of land half the size of Rhode Island.
  23. Man Accused of Right-Wing Bomb Plot Is Mentally Ill, Was Entrapped, Family SaysJerry Drake Varnell would have never tried to blow up a building without the FBI’s help, his family says.
  24. politics
    Republican State Senator Accused of Sexually Assaulting Female Uber DriverShe told police that State Senator Bryce Marlatt grabbed her and forcibly kissed her neck.
  25. Oklahoma Lawmaker’s Money-Saving Plan: Hand Kids Who Don’t Speak English to ICEThe proposal could save the state $60 million … if rounding up children wasn’t illegal, expensive, and unpopular.
  26. Oklahoma Anti-Abortion Lawmaker Says Women Are Merely ‘Hosts’“What I call them is, is you’re a ‘host.’”
  27. Activists Just Scored a Major Victory for Abortion Rights in OklahomaOklahoma Supreme Court blocked a law requiring hospital-admitting privileges for abortion doctors.
  28. anti-choice
    Oklahoma Will Require Anti-Abortion Signs to Be Hung in Public RestroomsThis is projected to cost over $2 million.
  29. shmashmortion
    Oklahoma Gets First New Abortion Clinic in 42 YearsBut only thanks to a Kansas-based group.
  30. The Environment
    Significant Oklahoma Earthquake Rattles Central U.S.No injuries have been reported, but the quake was likely man-made — a byproduct of the state’s oil and natural-gas industry.
  31. tips
    Man Writes ‘Gay Is Wrong!’ Instead of Actual Tip on IHOP BillThis is the worst trend.
  32. shmashmortion
    Oklahoma Wants to Use Public Schools to Achieve an ‘Abortion-Free Society’Teens will learn that life begins at conception but, curiously, they will not be taught how to prevent pregnancy.
  33. lgbt rights
    Oklahoma’s Anti-Transgender Bathroom Bill Rightfully BackfiredFor now, this fight is over.
  34. shmashmortion
    Oklahoma Governor Vetoes Absurd Bill That Would Have Effectively Banned AbortionHappy Friday?
  35. complete and utter garbage
    Oklahoma Passed an Insane Bill That Would Make Performing an Abortion a FelonyNot okay, Oklahoma.
  36. can u not
    Oklahoma Court Rules Forced Oral Sex Isn’t Rape If the Victim Is UnconsciousWell, isn’t that something?
  37. reproductive wrongs
    Oklahoma’s New Anti-Choice Bill Targets DoctorsPerform a constitutionally protected medical procedure and lose your license.
  38. talking about the weather
    Multiple Tornadoes Tear Through Oklahoma, Injuring 7At least four tornadoes were spotted in Oklahoma, and one was seen in Kansas.
  39. Former Oklahoma Police Officer Daniel Holtzclaw Sentenced to 263 Years in PrisonHis sentences will run consecutively.
  40. stuff blake shelton does
    B. Shelton Uses Tractor to Save Men in Oklahoma This is one way to lend a hand.
  41. not ok!
    Oklahoma Now No. 1 in EarthquakesThanks, fracking!
  42. terrible things
    4 Dead After Car Crash at Oklahoma ParadeThree adults and one child were killed, and five people still remain in critical condition. The driver was arrested for a DUI.
  43. death penalty
    Oklahoma Reportedly Used Wrong Drug in ExecutionIt took Charles Warner 18 minutes to die. 
  44. the law
    SCOTUS: Death-Row Inmates Must Pick Their PoisonIn an explosive 5-to-4 ruling, the Supreme Court upholds Oklahoma’s lethal-injection protocol. And Breyer invites a constitutional challenge to the death penalty.
  45. More Flooding Possible for Texas and OklahomaThe death toll now stands at 18 with more still missing, and the dangerous storms could continue for another week.
  46. Texas and Oklahoma Begin Cleaning Up After Devastating FloodsThe disaster has claimed at least four lives, led to the evacuation of thousands, and destroyed countless homes.
  47. Acts Of Kindness
    Read This Restaurant Owner’s Moving Letter to a Hungry Dumpster Diver“You’re a human being.”
  48. University of Oklahoma Cuts Ties With Fraternity After Racist Video“You are disgraceful. You have violated all that we stand for. Real Sooners are not racist. Real Sooners are not bigots.”
  49. cruel and unusual punishment
    Supreme Court Delays 3 Executions in OklahomaAs the court weighs the use of the controversial drug midazolam.
  50. death penalty
    Oklahoma Resumes Lethal Injections After LockettCharles F. Warner is supposed to be executed Thursday night.
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