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Healthy variety

With an $18 million capital campaign, Variety Care expands its primary medical care services to the uninsured and underinsured.


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Brendan Hoover
While politicians talk about reducing the nation’s health care costs, a nonprofit in Central Oklahoma is actually doing it.
 
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

‘One-stop shop’

WestTown Resource Center aims to provide the homeless and low-income population with a new model of social service.


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Brendan Hoover
Extreme weather is just one of many obstacles facing most of the local homeless population. Others include crushing poverty, substance abuse, mental health issues, unemployment, legal issues, domestic violence, chronic medical conditions and more.
 
Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Earth power

Thanks to incentive programs, residential geothermal heat pumps are now viable options for metro homeowners.


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Brendan Hoover
When Victoria Caldwell’s home was struck by lightning on Memorial Day weekend 2010, she faced the challenge of replacing her entire HVAC system.
 
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Is CNG right for you?

Vehicles fueled by compressed natural gas gain popularity due to improvements in infrastructure, technology and economic incentives.


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Brendan Hoover
According to cngnow.com, an informational website sponsored by CNG industry leaders and advocates, CNG powers more than 12 million vehicles on the road today, but only 110,000 in America. CNG usage in this country has increased by 3.7 percent over the last 11 years, compared with a global growth rate of 30.
 
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Two-wheel deal

OKC has a history of a DIY bicycling community, but could an increase in cyclists bring more innovative programs seen in other cities?


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Brendan Hoover
In New York City, a nonprofit organization named Recycle-A-Bicycle provides educational and job-training programs while encouraging environmental stewardship and everyday bicycle use. Members salvage about 1,200 bicycles each year and last year worked with 1,000 young people through public schools and after-school programs.
 
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Planting seeds

Oklahoma City Educare completes its second year of successful operation.


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Brendan Hoover
About 85 percent of a child’s brain architecture is developed by age 3, but less than 4 percent of education dollars are typically spent on children at that time, according to Oklahoma Champions for Early Opportunities, a new coalition of Oklahoma business and community leaders.
 
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Future investments

High school students are getting an education in the stock market, thanks to a program sponsored by the Oklahoma Securities Commission and the University of Oklahoma.


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Brendan Hoover
When stock markets crashed worldwide in the fall of 2008, Bob Bailey’s students scrambled to protect their portfolios.
 
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Sweeping down the plains

Oklahoma stands on the frontier of alternative energy as more global companies locate wind farms in the Sooner State.


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Brendan Hoover
Late last year, Acciona Energy began construction on the Dempsey Ridge Wind Farm located in Roger Mills County, a 132 MW facility consisting of 66 2.0 MW wind turbines located over 10,888 rural acres.
 
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Urban outfitters

The renewal of downtown Oklahoma City continues with several new building projects in the works.


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Brendan Hoover
In downtown Oklahoma City, several new building projects are in the works, continuing a trend of urban renewal in the area.
 
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Ask, tell


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Brendan Hoover
A 17-year battle for equality for gay service members is ending. A local former Marine who spent years on the front lines of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ reveals his story.
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Roses for Nick


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Brendan Hoover
An Edmond teen will be remembered as a tissue donor during the 2011 Rose Parade.
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A local nonprofit helps Oklahomans begin their journey to sobriety with a variety of substance abuse and addiction services


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Brendan Hoover
OKC Metro Alliance Inc. is a local nonprofit corporation founded in 1973 to administer the Oklahoma City Police Department's Public Inebriate Alternative (PIA) facility.
 
Thursday, December 9, 2010

Pooling resources


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Brendan Hoover
A three-way partnership is poised to deliver a new $22 million aquatic and recreation facility to the Edmond community.
 
Thursday, November 25, 2010

November is National Novel Writing Month, where the goal is 50,000 words in 30 days


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Brendan Hoover
Described as the world's largest writing challenge and nonprofit literary crusade, more than 200,000 people set out to become novelists at midnight on Nov. 1.
 
Thursday, November 18, 2010

Local engineer Roger Johns worked at ground zero of the Chilean miner rescue operation


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Brendan Hoover
A mechanical engineer from Tuttle, Johns worked for more than two months as part of a large team of drilling engineers and service companies who rescued the 33 Chilean miners.
 
Thursday, October 28, 2010
 
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