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OKG Newsletter

Topic: children

Stealing from children


Gazette staff
Crooks broke into a school bus lot and stole eight batteries worth about $1,300-$1,500, Muskogee Public School spokesperson Wendy Burton told The Muskogee Phoenix.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Court gives mixed ruling in storm shelter fight


Ben Felder
Advocates for a plan to construct storm shelters in schools called Tuesday’s Oklahoma Supreme Court ruling a “mixed bag.”
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Take Shelter Oklahoma files lawsuit against attorney general


Ben Felder
Take Shelter Oklahoma, a group that had been collecting signatures to force a ballot question to use $500 million in state bonds to build shelters, filed a lawsuit against Attorney General Scott Pruitt last year after he changed the language on its petition and ballot.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Them bones, them bones

National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month can be year-round.


Alissa Lindsey
May has been National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention month, and Dairy MAX, a local non-profit dairy council, is helping to spread the word about simple things moms can do to improve their own health and the health of their children, no matter what the time of year.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Hit the books

Health organizations donate the gift of lifelong learning in the form of thousands of books and expanding other programs.


Alissa Lindsey
Variety Care, a nonprofit, family-based Oklahoma healthcare center, is working with Reach Out and Read to triple the number of clinics that will offer free books and literacy-rich environments to children.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Local YMCA adopts more inclusive household membership policy


Ben Felder
Oklahoma City’s chapter of the YMCA announced a policy shift last week that allows same-sex couples to sign up for family membership.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Water works

OSU students bring clean water to a Honduran village.


Greg Horton
Oklahoma State University professors and students provided a solution for a poverty-stricken Honduran village that supplied clean water to all the residents. The OSU chapter of Engineers Without Borders has been working in the northern Honduran village of Seis de Mayo since 2009 to help the village of 1,200 alleviate the high infant mortality rate and diseases associated with water impurities.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Fort Sill tour highlights secrecy of detention facility


Ben Felder
A Thursday tour designed to offer transparency of a Fort Sill facility holding 1,000 unaccompanied minors from foreign countries only highlighted the secrecy the federal government is operating under in its response to a recent immigration crisis.
Thursday, July 10, 2014