Search more than 650 annual fundraising reports filed by Oklahoma charities.
The Oklahoman Watchdog
Without state and federal open records laws, much of what you see every day in The Oklahoman and on NewsOK.com would not be there. These laws are critical not only to the media, but to government openness and oversight in general. Through this page, we'll provide some of the internal databases we use for reporting, as well as links to other useful sites. If you have suggestions for other databases or find useful links, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW See at a glance the latest campaign finance totals for state candidates in the 2010 elections.
Search from more than 11,000 gifts to state lawmakers, staffers and officials from 2006 to Dec. 31, 2009.
[External] Search for payroll, vendor and agency expenditures for state government.
Private Attorneys-State Agencies
See which private law firms have contracts with state agencies from 2006 to 2008.
[External] Look at political donations recorded in the state's campaign finance databases.
[External] Look up information about property in Oklahoma County.
[External] See how school district test scores compare.
[External] Search the court dockets of the state's largest counties.
[External] Review the inspection history of Oklahoma restaurants.
[External] Search for information about almost 6,000 sex offenders in Oklahoma.
[External] Search the Tulsa World's state employee salary database.
[External] Search for licensed professional counselors across the state.
NEW See where residents complained about yard parking in Oklahoma City from 2008 to 2009.
Search from more than 135,000 neighborhood complaints in Oklahoma City from Jan. 2008 to Jan. 2010.
Check on preliminary reports of storm damage from May 10.
See the top 10 accident intersections in OKC in 2009.
Search precinct-level results for the MAPS 3 sales tax election in Oklahoma City.
Search our interactive map of tribal casino revenues to the state.
Search our interactive maps for properties damaged by the April wildfires.
Look up citizen reports of potholes in Oklahoma City in 2008.
[External] See a real-time map of traffic accidents in Oklahoma City.
See some of the top areas with housing vacancies in the Oklahoma City area.
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Get more information on open records and freedom of information laws, and how to use them yourself.
- Sunshine Week official web site
- Oklahoma Open Records Act
- Oklahoma Open Meetings Act
- FOIOklahoma Inc.
- Freedom of Information Act
- FOIA Basics
- National Freedom of Information Coalition
- Sample Open Records request
Links to government portals federal, state and local levels.