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Oklahomas Kids Belong president Scott Werner provided

Local nonprofit works to place foster children with permanent families

Local nonprofit works to place foster children with permanent families

Oklahoma’s Kids Belong helps foster children tell their stories in their own words and connects them with forever families.


Singer Cami Stinson and Vastye release a new song to follow up a star-studded September EP

The Come Around EP includes ZHU guitarist Mitch Bell, Horse Thief drummer Alberto Roubert and hip-hop artist Jabee.

A small group of the 23 children, now adults, share a laugh. Gisela Huyssen and her husband Ulrich Huyssen adopted 23 Vietnamese children to American families at the end of the Vietnam war on Saturday, July 2, 2016 in Oklahoma City.  (Emmy Verdin)

Former Vietnamese orphans reunite 41 years after finding refuge in Oklahoma

Eighteen of 23 former Vietnamese orphans brought to the U.S. in the final days of the Vietnam War were able to attend a recent reunion in Oklahoma City.

Julia Kirt and Jonathan Fowler speak during Oklahoma Arts Day 2015 at the Oklahoma State Capitol. (Garett Fisbeck)

News briefs: Givitt, Mayor’s Development Roundtable and more

Charity shopping Supporting local makers of handcrafted products while also assisting area-based charities is the mission of Givitt, an online store. “We started by putting together a network of local artists, makers and brands and putting their products on our site,” said Tristan Torres, a co-founder of Givitt, which launched last November. “We then give

Jung at heart

Jung was 5 years old, alone and wandering along a South Korean street when a policeman came across him. The Western world awaited; the boy would be among more than 200,000 Korean children adopted in the aftermath of the Korean War. In May 1971, a Belgian family brought Jung Henin home. “It was like getting

Who’ll let the pets out?

This weekend while you’re carving pumpkins and stocking up on treats, the Central Oklahoma Humane Society suggests you add “adopt a pet” to your Halloween to-do list. Saturday and Sunday, PetSmart Charities will sponsor Woofness on Wheels, an adoption tour scheduled to stop at five metro locations. “Our goal is to get 200 pets adopted

Meow-y Christmas

Friday marks the final day for the Oklahoma City Animal Shelter’s annual adoption special. Under the deal, adoption of any dog or kitten is $25, half of the usual adoption fee. Cats 6 months old or older are free. All animals at the shelter have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated and given flea or tick

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