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Indigenous Leaders Furious After EPA Grants Oklahoma Control Over Sovereign Tribal Lands

"We must fight back against this underhanded ruling," said one Indigenous leader. "In the courts, on the frontlines and in the international courts, life itself is at stake."

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


'Connect the Dots': Tulsa Health Official Points to Trump Rally as 'Likely' Source of Covid-19 Spike

"May this stand as wakeup call against future mass gatherings/rallies, especially without masks."

Eoin Higgins, staff writer ·


Holding US Government to Its Treaty Promises 'For Once,' Supreme Court Rules Nearly Half of Oklahoma Still Native American Territory

"The big news at the Supreme Court today will be Trump's taxes," said Cherokee writer Rebecca Nagle. "But for Indians in Oklahoma, we'll be talking about today for decades."

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


'The People Have Spoken': Thwarting GOP Push for Cuts, Oklahoma Voters Approve Medicaid Expansion

"Voters are tired of politicians ignoring the problem or worse, trying to take their healthcare away, and they're rejecting that approach in even the deepest of red states."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


Trump Threatens Violent Police Crackdown Against 'Any Protesters' Who Gather to Denounce Him in Tulsa

"The president expresses his intention to violate the Constitution by denying Americans' First Amendment right to peacefully assemble."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


Bernie Sanders Says Beyond Belief That 'Extraordinary Narcissist' Trump Would Sacrifice Lives to Hold Tulsa Rally

"The leader of the United States government is defying science in order to hear cheers from his supporters," said the Senator from Vermont.

Jon Queally, staff writer ·


'We Can't See Any Way His Visit Will Be Good for the City': Largest Tulsa Newspaper Says Trump Not Welcome

"Tulsa is still dealing with the challenges created by a pandemic. The city and state have authorized reopening, but that doesn't make a mass indoor gathering of people pressed closely together and cheering a good idea."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·



Largest Sentence Commutation in US History: Nearly 500 Inmates Walk Free After Oklahoma Voters Demand Reform

"That this is largely flying under the radar is probably good—a sign of how far criminal justice reform has come."

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


'About Damn Time': In First of Thousands of Lawsuits Against Big Pharma, Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $572M for Flooding Oklahoma With Opioids

"The opioid crisis has ravaged the state of Oklahoma," a federal judge said Monday. "It must be abated immediately."

Common Dreams staff ·