Tulsa, Okla., has offered a blueprint, however imperfect, for how to confront a history of racial violence. In neighboring Arkansas, the city of Elaine has found the Tulsa model hard to replicate.
Jake Flint married his wife Brenda on Saturday and died in his sleep a few hours later on Sunday morning, according to news reports.
Dunia, a 7-year-old African lion, gave birth to three females and one male in September. Fans can vote for one of three groups of names on the zoo's website until Monday at midnight.
Tornadoes hit hard in parts of Oklahoma and Texas, destroying homes and businesses. More than 100 buildings suffered damage in the rural Oklahoma town of Idabel.
Historians say up to 300 Black people were killed in the 1921 attack and the days that followed. Nearly all are believed to have been buried in mass graves approved by white authorities of the time.
In a federal trial earlier this year, attorneys for 28 death row inmates argued the method could violate the amendment prohibiting cruel and unusual punishment.
Oklahoma now becomes the first state in the nation to effectively end availability of the procedure.
If Gov. Kevin Stitt signs the bill, the legislation would go into effect immediately.
The bill signing comes on the heels of a leaked draft opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court that it is considering weakening or overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade decision.
Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a bill explicitly prohibiting the use of nonbinary gender markers on state birth certificates, a ban experts say is the first of its kind in the nation.