Lenora LaVictoire

Lenora LaVictoire joined KOSU as an intern for StateImpact Oklahoma in January 2019. An Oklahoma City native, Lenora is a life-long listener to KOSU. Lenora became interested in journalism while studying political science at Oklahoma City Community College. After writing for and serving as the editor of the OCCC student newspaper, they were converted to journalism for life. They are currently studying multimedia journalism and broadcast production at Oklahoma City University. Lenora is also a contributor to Oklahoma Today magazine. In their free time Lenora is an avid gardener and musician.

The Oklahoma State Election Board is waiting for more than 134,000 voters to confirm their address by this Saturday.

If these voters don’t respond to a mailer sent this spring, they’ll risk being labeled as "inactive"—starting the process of being purged from the voter rolls.

The grace period for medical marijuana and CBD businesses making or selling food products without a food license ends Friday, April 26.

Edibles like infused waters, brownies and candies are popular items at many medical marijuana and CBD businesses. The Oklahoma State Department of Health considers them all food products, and, under state law, anyone who makes or sells food has to get a license.

Nine Oklahoma health centers that serve Native Americans could get funding to reduce the spread of HIV.

The national Indian Health Service could get $25 million as part of a multi-million dollar initiative proposed by President Trump to end the spread of HIV in the next decade.

The initiative focuses on seven mostly southern states including Oklahoma, where rural HIV rates are among the highest in the nation, but it's unclear how much money would be focused on the Sooner State.

A bill that would raise the age children can start pre-K and kindergarten is moving through the Oklahoma State Senate.

Right now, a child must turn four-years-old before September 1st to enroll in pre-K or five-years-old to enroll in kindergarten. Senate Bill 11, authored by Greg McCortney (R-Ada), would change that to August 1st, meaning the youngest kids would have to wait a year to enroll.