Category Archive for: states

Governor’s Interagency Council on Homelessness builds collaboration

In Oklahoma, almost 4,000 people were officially counted as experiencing homelessness last year. Service providers ranging from shelters and mental health groups to the Department of Education and Department of Veterans Affairs each have a specific need they are trying to meet for that population, whether it be housing, substance abuse treatment or children’s programming.…Read More

Medical marijuana: 1 year later, Oklahoma outpacing other states

One year after state voters surpassed expectations with 57-percent in support of State Question 788, the number of people taking advantage continues to surprise many. “Oklahoma’s been ready. I think they’ve been waiting for the medical marijuana to pass,” said Straiin medical marijuana dispensary co-owner Anthony Lemos. Adrienne Rollins, director of the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana…Read More

Wis. Catholic Conference dismayed by veto of abortion bills

As the Democratic Governor of Wisconsin vetoed Friday four bills regulating abortion, Catholics in the state expressed disappointment with the decision. The Republican-controlled state legislature sent Gov. Tony Evers four bills June 20. They would have imposed criminal penalties on doctors who do not provide medical attention to babies born after a failed abortion; bar…Read More