Openness laws play critical role in bringing investigations of crime and government to light in Oklahoma
The Oklahoman relies on open government records and meetings to provide a variety of stories to its readers every day. March 13-19 is Sunshine Week, a national effort to promote open government.
Political candidates with criminal backgrounds and financial problems; accusations of incompetence, laziness and fraud at the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation; and ongoing coverage of a pharmacist accused of murdering a teenager during an attempted armed robbery were among the stories readers of The
March 13-19 is Sunshine Week, a national effort to promote open government. Each year, The
Following is a summary of a few stories The
The state attorney general said nothing criminal occurred in the process of awarding the contract to manage a new juvenile center to a company that hired Atwood, but ethical questions continued, and the center was scrapped as part of budget cuts.
The checks found 25 candidates with histories worth asking about, including unpaid taxes, personal bankruptcies and an assault and battery
Such background checks would be impossible without public access to court and police
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