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This is a guest post written by Nancy Finegood with the MHPN

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In The Know: Federal agreement will fund new Tulsa VA clinic

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Quote of the Day 7/29/2014

“To me, it’s amazing that the district and the state is really involved in the push for early childhood in the beginning. We will be singing and dancing and learning and reading. I can’t wait. I’m so ready for the first day of school.”
-Oklahoma City mother of four LaKesha Oakes, who enrolled her son in pre-K this year. The OKC school district is expecting its largest pre-K enrollment ever (Source: http://bit.ly/1rALJWJ).

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50.2%

Percentage of Oklahomans with “minimal fruit consumption”; the national average is 37.7%.
Source: Oklahoma State Department of Health 
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Yet another environmental outrage at the General Assembly

It’s last-minute sausage making time down on Jones Street and lawmakers are doing their worst to ram through a raft of measures that are of, by and for the well-heeled special interests. See for example the 54-page “technical corrections” bill that was passed by the House last week and that’s scheduled to blitz through the ...

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A Spade is a Spade … and a Myth is a Myth

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Attorney General on defending Amendment One: It’s time to stop making arguments we will lose (video)

Attorney General Roy Cooper spoke out Monday following the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that found Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. Cooper said while his office has “vigorously defended” North Carolina’s ban, today’s appellate ruling makes it clear that Amendment One will eventually be overturned. “It’s time to stop making arguments ...

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Marriage Equality Prevails at the Fourth Circuit! What’s Next?

by Rebecca Glenberg, ACLU of Virginia Legal Director

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Members of British Parliament join U.S. farmworker leader in call for justice

On Sunday at Pullen Church in Raleigh at an event sponsored by the National Farm Worker Ministry, two members of the British Parliament–Ian Lavery and James Sheridan–joined American farmworker leader Baldemar Velasquez to speak to over 200 supporters about their current tour and mission in the U.S. to fight for justice among farmworkers. Velasquez is ...

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Death and Abuse at the Southwest Border

As Congress debates how to respond to children's migration from Central America, we must not forget that Customs and Border Protection is in dire need of improved oversight and accountability. Here are three examples of how the system is failing and what the ACLU is doing to help:

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