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Vote Against Teacher Pay Comes Back to Bite Six More Oklahoma Republicans As They Lose Primary Elections

Six more Oklahoma state House Republicans lost their primary run-offs on Tuesday after having voted against raising taxes to give teachers their first raise in a decade. That’s after two others were defeated in June primaries. In fact:

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While No One Was Watching, Democrats Just Got A Massive Opening In Oklahoma

In the midst of the colossal upset that saw progressive African-American Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum win the Democratic nomination for the Florida governor race, another lesser-known but huge development unfolded in Oklahoma, giving Democrats a clear chance to win the governor's mansion there.

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This Family is Fleeing Oklahoma After Their 12-Year-Old Transgender Daughter Was Threatened for Using the Bathroom at School

The family of a 12-year-old transgender student in Oklahoma is preparing to leave the state entirely after their daughter's use of the restroom was met with violent threats.

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One of the Reddest States in America Just Passed a Progressive Medical Marijuana Initiative

One of the reddest of red states went green on Tuesday. Voters in Oklahoma approved a remarkably progressive medical marijuana initiative by a healthy margin of 56 percent to 43 percent.

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Oklahoma Expected to Become Latest Medical Marijuana State by Month’s End

One of the reddest of red states is set to go green later this month. Voters in Oklahoma will go to the polls on June 26 to decide whether to support the Question 778 medical marijuana initiative, and all indications are that it will win.

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Oklahoma's Revolution Didn't End with Teacher Strikes - It's Going Much Further

Oklahoma is in the midst of a revolution, with rolling teacher strikes statewide. Teachers have taken over the state capitol building, pressuring legislators to give them—and their fellow school employees—a raise. At the time of this writing, more state agencies, from Corrections to Mental Health to Transportation, are joining the teachers in their fight, and are getting louder about their budget shortfalls, too. While the Oklahoma Education Association (OEA—the primary teacher’s membership organization) recently announced the strike is over, the teachers continue to strike and walk out, and, according to a leader of the teacher’s strike, are seeking a new union that will actually represent their interests.

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Arizona Teachers Strike Is the Answer to Years of Tax Cuts and Neglect of Education

Arizona teachers are considering a strike, following the recent West Virginia and now Oklahoma and Kentucky examples, if they don't receive their requested 20 percent pay raise. 

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Oklahoma Republicans Are Melting Down Over Statewide Teacher Protests

Oklahoma teachers have spent the past two days at the state capital demanding not only better pay, but more funding for schools that goes directly into the classroom.

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Watch This Republican Lawmaker in Oklahoma Have a Meltdown Over Teacher Strike

Teachers across Oklahoma are protesting this week for both improved salaries and more funding for their classrooms — and now one Republican state lawmaker has decided to put his foot down by having an angry tantrum against them on the floor of the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

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Watch a Striking Oklahoma Teacher Explain Exactly How Pathetic School Funding Has Become

Education funding levels are reaching disturbing lows in many states, and they're part of the reason teachers strikes are popping up across the country.

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Teacher Strikes Shut Down Schools Across Oklahoma and Kentucky

The red-state teachers rebellion that started in West Virginia continues to grow, with teachers in Kentucky and Oklahoma walking out on Monday after the Kentucky teachers shut down schools in nearly two dozen counties on Friday. In Oklahoma, dozens of school districts have announced closures for Monday, and many Kentucky schools are closed as well.

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