Welp, that didn’t go quite as pollsters had predicted…

Welp, that didn’t go quite as pollsters had predicted… On the positive side, voter turnout in this election was somewhat impressive, with just over half of registered voters turning out to the polls (nevermind that means that half of them didn’t).

Oklahoma has long held itself to be an oil and gas state, but that well seems to be running dry and the state is hanging its future energy hopes on a potential mirage.

Oklahoma has long held itself to be an oil and gas state, but that well seems to be running dry and the state is hanging its future energy hopes on a potential mirage. It’s old news that both Tesla and Panasonic have given a hard pass to the Sooner State, opting instead for Texas and Kansas, respectively, but that’s not stopping Oklahomans from dreaming of electric sheep.

With any luck, this might be the last issue where we discuss Kevin in the present tense.

With any luck, this might be the last issue where we discuss Kevin in the present tense. With the race neck-and-neck as both candidates near the finish line, one thing is for certain — a Republican is going to win the race.

Recreational, or adult use, cannabis will be getting a vote this March and it’ll pass if all the stoners remember to show up to the polls.

Recreational, or adult use, cannabis will be getting a vote this March and it’ll pass if all the stoners remember to show up to the polls. Kevin, who was saved by challenges to the title from having the initiative up for a vote on his ballot, set a March 7 special election vote for State Question 820.

Kevin may be able to do the one thing his predecessor, Gov. Mary Fallin, couldn’t — lose a second term bid for office.

Kevin may be able to do the one thing his predecessor, Gov. Mary Fallin, couldn’t — lose a second term bid for office. One nonpartisan poll by News9 shows Joy Hofmeister ahead of Kevin by nearly 4 percentage points while a poll from Libertarian Party candidate Natalie Bruno’s campaign puts Hofmeister ahead by more than a percentage point.

Well, it’s happened again. A piece of Oklahoma City architectural history is now a pile of rubble.

Well, it’s happened again. A piece of Oklahoma City architectural history is now a pile of rubble.

If you follow U.S. Sen. James Lankford’s logic on the Oklahoma drought relief as a sign from God on the overturning of Roe v. Wade, then what kind of statement was just made in Florida?

If you follow U.S. Sen. James Lankford’s logic on the Oklahoma drought relief as a sign from God on the overturning of Roe v. Wade, then what kind of statement was just made in Florida? Lankford, pandering to his audience onstage at the Pray Vote Stand Summit put on by the ultra-Christian organization Family Research Council, said this:

It’s hard to believe that a Democrat is giving Kevin a run for his money in the latest gubernatorial polls until you remember that Joy Hofmeister isn’t actually a Democrat.

It’s hard to believe that a Democrat is giving Kevin a run for his money in the latest gubernatorial polls until you remember that Joy Hofmeister isn’t actually a Democrat. But after four years of this guy, we’ll take anyone else.

June was rough for OG&E, but their fortunes have turned as the misfortune of its trapped customers means a boon for company shareholders.

June was rough for OG&E, but their fortunes have turned as the misfortune of its trapped customers means a boon for company shareholders. As of Aug. 22, shares of OGE Energy Corp. are up more than 7 percent for the summer (which includes the 6.6 percent dip in June).

Nothing illustrates the schism between the old and new Republicans better than the recent opening debate question between the candidates for state superintendent.

Nothing illustrates the schism between the old and new Republicans better than the recent opening debate question between the candidates for state superintendent. Ryan Walters, the current secretary of education, was appointed by Kevin in 2020 after teaching high school history and government for eight years in McAlester.

The party that wants to keep politics out of the classroom sure is funneling its politics into the state’s education board.

The party that wants to keep politics out of the classroom sure is funneling its politics into the state’s education board. Tulsa Public Schools — the largest school district in the state — had its accreditation downgraded to “accredited with warning” after a “teacher from Memorial High School in Tulsa complained to the Oklahoma Department of Education in February that a staff training from August 2021 violated state law HB1775, which restricts conversations on race and racism.

Is the heat keeping everyone home or is it the air conditioning?

Is the heat keeping everyone home or is it the air conditioning? Given, everyone is exhausted from the unrelenting heat and the scheduling chaos that comes as summer starts to wind down.

Most of us have already looked at the horror looming on the horizon, but confirmation is starting to roll in about the financial toll of the heatwave on all of our finances.

Most of us have already looked at the horror looming on the horizon, but confirmation is starting to roll in about the financial toll of the heatwave on all of our finances. But that’s a conversation for the next dispatch.

The Great Plains has always been considered what many in the country considered “flyover country,” but thanks to our bottomed-out metrics, we’re quickly becoming a “passover state” for businesses looking to make large investments.

The Great Plains has always been considered what many in the country considered “flyover country,” but thanks to our bottomed-out metrics, we’re quickly becoming a “passover state” for businesses looking to make large investments. Just last month, Chicken-Fried News penned this prediction: “Being at the one-yard line doesn’t equate to a touchdown and Kevin has done worse with more.

Nearly 70 percent of Republicans gave Kevin a thumbs-up for a second term as governor even though the only ways he’s made this a top-ten state is if you’re counting from the bottom.

Nearly 70 percent of Republicans gave Kevin a thumbs-up for a second term as governor even though the only ways he’s made this a top-ten state is if you’re counting from the bottom. Just shy of a quarter-million Republicans cast a ballot in his favor while just over 110,000 ballots were cast among three other candidates, according to the state election board.

How much weed is too much weed? Oklahoma seems determined to find out.

How much weed is too much weed? Oklahoma seems determined to find out.

The Oklahoma election cycle is always weird but it doesn’t get much weirder than the Oklahoma County Clerk

The Oklahoma election cycle is always weird but it doesn’t get much weirder than the Oklahoma County Clerk — who is also running for state treasurer — informing government employees that they’re going on a work trip that will be equal parts fun and fear. “There will be alcohol involved, meaning we will drink.

Nothing says “pro-life” quite like pulling lifesaving first responders like firefighters and paramedics from calls for service so they can be on standby for a publicity stunt.

Nothing says “pro-life” quite like pulling lifesaving first responders like firefighters and paramedics from calls for service so they can be on standby for a publicity stunt. On June 14, 22-year-old Maison DesChamps of Las Vegas climbed the Devon Tower.

Just about everyone seems to have had enough of Kevin’s shit, including members of his own party.

Just about everyone seems to have had enough of Kevin’s shit, including members of his own party. On May 27, the legislature convened to override Kevin’s veto of a bill that would allow the Department of Public Safety — the agency that oversees the issuance of driver's licenses in the state — to count driving offenses that happened on tribal land.

The citizens of Oklahoma County are damned if they do and damned if they don’t when it comes to the jail.

The citizens of Oklahoma County are damned if they do and damned if they don’t when it comes to the jail. On one hand, the towering monstrosity on Shartel Avenue has not only become a cesspool — literally — with sewage routinely backing up its plumbing, but detention inside the building has become a fight for survival with at least eight people dying inside its walls so far this year, including one already this month.

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