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Oklahoma lawmakers grumble about opioid settlement

A $270 million settlement between the state of Oklahoma and the maker of OxyContin received high praise last week as an innovative way to help combat opioid addiction. But Attorney General Mike Hunter is now facing bipartisan backlash from Oklahoma lawmakers who say he overstepped his authority and circumvented their role. 

Kansas prison chief suggests system is in crisis

Kansas' new prisons chief is suggesting to legislators that the state corrections system is in crisis, and his briefings are leading lawmakers in both parties to conclude that they haven't previously had a full picture of inmate riots and other problems.