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Integris joins a public-private initiative to better serve patients and cut costs

Integris joins a public-private initiative to better serve patients and cut costs

“From a funding standpoint, the fundamental difference is [medical providers] receive a care management fee,” said Sunnie Glover, Integris’ vice president of professional services and development.

OK County Commissioner Brian Maughan poses for a photo, Wednesday, May 31, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Mayoral candidates have begun to emerge after Mick Cornett announced he’s not seeking reelection

The race for Oklahoma City’s next mayor began to take shape after Mayor Mick Cornett’s February announcement that he would not seek a fifth term in office. Within days, State Sen. David Holt, Oklahoma County Commissioner Brian Maughan and political newcomer Marina Mangiaracina declared their interest. Those three remain as the field’s only public entrants

Councilman Todd Stone talks about his new position at his office, Friday, May 19, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Todd Stone joins OKC Council, weighs in on bonds, MAPS, other city initiatives

“I am really interested in seeing streets get a shot in the arm,” Stone told Oklahoma Gazette during a recent interview in his office at City Hall.

Aundria Goree, administrator of community health, talks about a grand the OCCHD has recently received, Tuesday, April 25, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

OCCHD, others receive a federal grant to bridge gap between social, medical care

“Unmet health needs like food insecurity, transportation issues and unstable housing can lead to developing risks for chronic diseases,” she said. “We want to combat individuals increasing their risks of developing chronic diseases through traditional health care with preventable care.”

Tina Jones

Crime victims, domestic violence groups, others advocate for Marsy’s Law

“Victims can be taken to court over and over, sometimes over a period of years,” Peery said. “The right to a speedy trial doesn’t happen for victims. … The process of the court just re-traumatizes victims.”

(Chris Street / Oklahoma Gazette)

Cover Story: Local impact! How federal decisions affect local lives and communities

“They are trying to create and turn citizens against the environment and environmentalism, which troubles me more than anything,” Bridgwater said.

Sen. Lankford, Free Speech Fairness Act

Sen. James Lankford asserts nonprofit organizations are unfairly prevented from engaging in political activity

His Free Speech Fairness Act would allow nonprofit organizations to speak freely about politics and candidates.

(Cover design Erin DeMoss / Oklahoma Gazette)

Cover Story: The state of women — yes, it’s really as bad as experts claim

“We, as women, are told repeatedly that our experiences aren’t valid, our votes don’t count and we can’t make a difference,” Horn said.

Georgie Rasco, executive director of The Neighborhood Alliance of Central Oklahoma, poses for a photo, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Neighborhood improvement projects could be listed in a 2017 bond proposal

“No one knows more about the neighborhoods than the citizens,” said Kristy Yager, City of Oklahoma City public information director.

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