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Metro veterans benefit from art program

Metro veterans benefit from art program

College-level arts courses renew veterans’ confidence, purpose and identity.

Joseph J. Johnston, CEO, and Edie Nayfa, Executive VP Clinical Services at Catalyst Behavioral Services, Wednesday, May 3, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Nonprofit at forefront of opioid epidemic uses treatments that help reduce job loss, incarceration and family strife

“If you are worried about getting into treatment, this is the easy way in,” Nayfa said. “It’s keeping families together. It’s keeping people employed. It’s keeping people out of the criminal justice system. It is pretty amazing what treatment can do.”

Roland J. Chupik, executive director of Neighborhood Housing Services Oklahoma, poses for a photo in front of one of his company's building projects, Friday, May 5, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

OKC leverages federal dollars to expand affordable housing options

The new federal budget plan puts those funds — and the revitalization they bring to the metro — in jeopardy.

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.”

Lindsay Biggs and Rachael Robinson help children make an Earth Day banner at the Oklahoma City Zoo Wednesday, April 19, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Summer Guide: OKC Zoo’s education programs teach compassion for wildlife

The zoo’s programs educate the public about conservation efforts and establish the zoo as more than a tourist attraction.

Ralph Ellison Library, Thursday, April 20, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

OKC voters could go to the polls in September to vote on a bond referendum and a possible MAPS tax

The bond referendum and MAPS projects would fund further infrastructure and capital improvement projects in OKC.

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.

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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