Author Archives: Laura Eastes

Angels Foster Family Network was founded in 2008 by Jennifer Abney, who was inspired by the desire to make improvements in Oklahoma’s foster care system.

Angels Foster Family Network provides support to youth, foster and biological parents to achieve success and change the system for the better.

Angels Foster Family Network provides support to youth, foster and biological parents to achieve success and change the system for the better.

“We started Angels out of a desire to change the system,” said Angels Foster Family Network executive director Jennifer Abney.

Legislators and attendees of the public House Budget Meeting listen to David Hall speak on the funding in Oklahoma. Hall is an Oklahoma resident who aged out of the foster system. (Cara Johnson)

Oklahoma House Democrats hold a budget hearing to prepare for a special session

Oklahoma House Democrats hold a budget hearing to prepare for a special session on the heels of the state Supreme Court reviewing legal challenges on revenue bills.

John George, president of the Fraternal Order of the Police, talks about plans to bulk up Oklahoma City's police force, Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017

OKC’s September special election is a big moment for public safety spending

OKC’s September special election is a big moment for public safety spending.

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Oklahoma City Public Schools leaders take initial steps toward educational equity

Oklahoma City Public Schools leaders take initial steps toward educational equity.

Sheila Morago, Executive Director, during the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association convention at the Cox Convention Center, Tuesday, July 25, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

The Oklahoma City region held the nation’s second-largest tribal gaming revenue gains last year, which comes as no surprise to experts

The Oklahoma City region held the nation’s second-largest tribal gaming revenue gains last year, which comes as no surprise to experts.

Randy Entz poses for a photo at the City of Edmond Planning Department, Tuesday, July 18, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Edmond launches a comprehensive plan rewrite to help city leaders manage how the city will grow in the next few decades

Edmond launches a comprehensive plan rewrite to help city leaders manage how the city will grow in the next few decades.

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One family’s master plan for revitalization began with an automotive factory and is fueled by the legacy of Fred Jones

One family’s master plan for revitalization began with an automotive factory and is fueled by the legacy of Fred Jones.

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Cover Story: The Jones Assembly is a cornerstone for burgeoning Film Row district

“We all pulled different elements of places, restaurants, bars and music venues that we’d seen around this country and international,” Colton told Oklahoma Gazette. “Never was there something with all-in-one. It was a challenge and an opportunity, with a big bet made on Oklahoma City.”

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Oklahoma City Council and Omni Hotels & Resorts move ahead on convention center hotel

Last week, the Oklahoma City Council approved an $85.4 million public financing agreement with the luxury hotel chain.

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