Metro articles

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

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.

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.

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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.”

Jason Pawley works on a mural at Eugene Field Elementary, Monday, March 20, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Classen Ten Penn neighborhood, Plaza District, local artists rally to return art to Eugene Field Elementary

“We wanted to come up with a model that could potentially be replicable in other schools as well as something that is sustainable for the long-term,” Karper said. “It is an opportunity for artists, but it also benefits students.”

Angie Ward poses for a photo at her home in The Village, Friday, March 31, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Oklahomans face an uncertain health care future

While Congress debates the future of the Affordable Care Act, many citizens fear they will lose coverage.

Ashley Terry, Wheeler District director, and Sam Day, Director of Urban Design, pose for a photo in the Wheeler District, Thursday, March 23, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Wheeler District development moves forward

District leaders prepare for phase one of the expansive development plans.

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