A 2014 Kaiser Family Foundation report shows 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV.
“The rhetoric of ISIS against the LGBT community isn’t much different from a lot of people on the Christian right,” Schonauer said.
“When you have a minority group who are targeted by hate crimes and violence, it is the duty of the government and elected officials to step up and show respect to that community,” Stevenson said.
Oklahoma Arts Council once again faces consolidation, putting arts programs all across the state in danger of funding cuts.
Oklahoma Gazette reporters and designers earned awards from Oklahoma’s chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
Social media also was the driving force in Moore’s Let’s Fix This campaign. He expected about a dozen people to join him. Instead, around 70 people participated in the inaugural event.
“To be able to help provide a voice to someone who has no voice is an incredible opportunity and experience,” Behenna said.
Faith communities in the state help Oklahoma Department of Human Services provide for children in foster care.
An estimated 2.3 to 5 percent of the nation’s prisoners are innocent of the criminal convictions linked to them. Wrongful convictions challenge the idea of a legal system built upon truth, justice and fairness. In 2011, Oklahoma City University School of Law launched Oklahoma Innocence Project, a campaign to remedy these ills and provide hope…
“I felt that marijuana calmed me down better and made me relax a lot more than over-the-counter drugs,” Doe said. “It was more effective than melatonin or other drugs.”