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OKG Newsletter


Topic: poverty

Oklahoma and Medicaid expansion


Commentary


For the nearly 700,000 Oklahomans currently without health insurance coverage, the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent landmark ruling upholding the bulk of the Affordable Care Act offers hope. The court did, however, strike down one key component of the law by making the expansion of Medicaid, the shared federal-state health insurance program for the poor, optional rather than mandatory.
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Bowery Boys: Volume Two


Comedy

Rod Lott
In the span of a decade, post-World War II, the comedy team known as The Bowery Boys (née The East Side Kids, née The Dead End Kids) made 48 movies. Up until now, I’d seen exactly zero of them.
 
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Married or bust!


CFN

Gazette staff
Get hitched and get rich. Say “I do” and the money will roll right in. At least that’s the impression one might get from Gov. Mary Fallin and state House Speaker T.W. Shannon, R-Lawton, both of whom trumpeted a recently signed law designed to promote marriage to counter various social ills.
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Touting marriage: Why knot?


Commentary

Brandon Dutcher
Startling but true: Growing up in a stable, two-parent family is the exception, not the rule, for Oklahoma teenagers.
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Informed and engaged

Foundation offers much-needed hand-up to city’s most desperate students and families.


News

Mark Beutler
More than 17,000 students in Oklahoma City Public Schools live in households making $11,000 a year or less. It’s a sobering statistic, one the Oklahoma City Public Schools Foundation is trying to change.
 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Identity crisis

The John F. Kennedy district near downtown Oklahoma City works to lift itself out of a past filled with crime and dilapidation.


News

Tim Farley
One historically black Oklahoma City community is transforming its neighborhood, which has been troubled with high levels of crime and dilapidated housing for decades.
 
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Failing forethought

The A-F school grading system also shows which schools might need the most resources — internal and external — to succeed.


News

Tim Farley
Hunger, poor living conditions and an unstable family life impact a child’s ability to learn more than classroom teaching, studies from education experts show.
 
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Most Fabulous Protest

“Lighthearted farce” turns into a public land mine — and the arts community now plans a peaceful protest to counteract political backlash.


Features

Mark Beutler
What started out to be a small, largely unnoticed production by OKC Theater Company has turned into a First Amendment fight, as well as a battle against Oklahoma City’s gay and lesbian community, claim supporters of the production of The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told.
 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
 
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