Author Archives: Laura Eastes

Principal Aspasia Carlson at John Marshall Mid-High, Friday, April 14, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

John Marshall Mid-High teacher named Oklahoma Principal of the Year

John Marshall Mid-High teacher named Oklahoma Principal of the Year

Aspasia Carlson has tried to encourage attitudes and academic achievement during her time at the local high school.

John Johnson, ACOG Executive Director, speaks and intoduces mayors before they sign document, during a ceremony held in the historic Santa Fe Station, being designated the regional transit hub, in downtown OKC, 12-1-2015.  (Mark Hancock)

Local leaders make moves to establish a Regional Transit Authority

Task force members are searching for a consultant to create a proposal for transit authority operations, and voters will decide how it will be funded.

Chad Reynolds and Timothy Bradford talk about their work with Downtown Oklahoma City printing poems on sidewalks at Clarity Coffee, Monday, April 10, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Downtown’s Short Order Poems public art project reveals itself beneath pedestrians’ feet

Short Order Poems takes an unconventional route by placing poetry in unlikely places.

Ryan Baker, City of Oklahoma City Office of Sustainability, poses for a photo at the Myriad Gardens, Thursday, April 13, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Efforts are underway to help Oklahoma capitalize on solar potential

Oklahoma City was ranked at the city with the eighth moth solar potential in the country by Google’s Project Sunroof program.

Attorney Kendra Coleman poses for a photo at her office building, Wednesday, April 5, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Medical-legal partnerships benefit residents in the OKC metro

Oklahomans in need of legal assistance with civil matters receive help from lawyers at Mary Mahoney Memorial Health Center’s Saturday clinics.

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A statewide program helps improve the lives of first-time mothers and their children

Oklahoma’s Children First partners with first-time, low-income moms and families to build safe, stable, healthy homes for children.

Brittny Meeks, Americorp volunteer, reads to children during an afterschool program at Hilldale Elementary, Thursday, April 6, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Local impact: Proposed federal budget cuts threaten to reduce or eliminate social services and humanities agencies

Oklahoma Humanities, AmeriCorps and Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma will most likely be affected if federal program budgets are cut.

(Cover by Christopher Street / Oklahoma Gazette)

Cover Story: PLAY BALL! Bricktown Ballpark launched a hitting streak for urban redevelopment

“The line I use and nobody has ever contested it is, ‘No city in America has come as far as fast as Oklahoma City,’” said Mayor Mick Cornett. “The ballpark was the beginning.”

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