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Henry: Gambling expansions paid off
Nearly eight years later, the American Indian gambling industry has burgeoned into a multibillion industry. With new policies that expanded what types of games are legal, both tribal and commercial gaming enterprises have reached new heights in Oklahoma.
State's congressional representation to stay the same
The U.S. Census Bureau announced Oklahoma will remain with five congressional seats after the state's population grew 8.7 percent during the past decade.
Many counties seeing increasing poverty levels
New data released by the U.S. Census Bureau underscores the worsening poverty situation in the state that many are seeing.
A passing grade?
This is the first in a series of stories reflecting on Gov. Brad Henry's time in office.
Pruitt: Ruling gives boost to health care fight
Oklahoma's incoming attorney general said the state's case to challenge the federal health care reform bill is strengthened by a federal judge's ruling Monday.
More suicide prevention funding requested
Mental-health workers say a 65 percent increase of calls to the state's suicide hotline is confirming predictions that more Oklahomans are taking their own lives due to state budget cuts and the poor economy.
Benefits in question
Extended benefits beyond the 26 weeks Oklahoma provides lapsed on Dec. 1. Two million Americans are estimated to be affected if the benefits, which can be used for up to 47 weeks beyond the state payments, are not renewed.
$4.6 billion settlement nears for black farmers, American Indians
Black farmers and American Indians offer mixed reactions to a $4.6 billion settlement that could benefit thousands of Oklahoma residents.
Foreclosures take toll on Oklahomans
There were 5,806 Oklahoma foreclosure filings reported during the third quarter of the year – a 2 percent increase from the previous quarter and up 15 percent from the third quarter of 2009 – according to real estate data service RealtyTrac Inc.
Groups underrepresented in legislature
The upcoming legislative session will feature more than two-dozen new lawmakers. But several groups – most notably blacks, Hispanics and women – remain underrepresented in the state legislature in comparison to their population in the state.
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