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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

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.

worn by OKC Police officers.  mh

OKCPD makes procedural justice a priority and adds it to policy and procedure manual

Procedural justice policies promote fair enforcement of the laws.

The old OKC Municipal Courts, across the street from new construction.  mh

Municipal court reforms protect the poor from undue punishment

The marshal assist program allows the municipal court to work with offenders to pay their fines without imprisonment.

Angie Secrest, who is heading the Oklahoma Veterans for Standing Rock effort, at her home in Yukon, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Oklahoma veterans deploy to Standing Rock

Veterans traveled to North Dakota to help protect resources and sacred lands.

Dino Lalli and Jenifer Reynolds, hosts of Discover Oklahoma, cohosted our awards ceremony last year. Dino now serves as one of KOB's board members. |Photo Keep Oklahoma Beautiful / provided

Keep Oklahoma Beautiful’s Environmental Excellence Competition returns

Keep Oklahoma Beautiful is accepting nominations for its annual Environmental Excellence Competition.

Taking a SHINE

SHINE workers clean up graffiti as part of their responsibilities. Credit: Shannon Cornman Facing possible jail time for a drug possession conviction, the 19-year-old Oklahoma City student knew he was lucky to have been sentenced instead to work in a county-run community service program for low-level, nonviolent offenders. “It’s different,” he said. “There’s a lot

Sheriff in town

The contest pits Sheriff John Whetsel, a Democrat who is running for his fifth consecutive term, against 20-year law-enforcement veteran and U.S. Marshal Service special deputy Darrell Sorrels. While Whetsel has a definite edge in fundraising — totaling around $333,000 against Sorrels’ $28,000, as of this writing — Sorrels is a Republican in one of

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