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Restorative Power of Words

In 2017, then-Gov. Mary Fallin addressed an audience in Washington about what she called Oklahoma’s “dubious honor.” For decades, the state has led the nation in female incarceration by staggering numbers. That year, 151 per every 100,000 women in the state were in prison – many for drug-related crimes. As the incarceration rate has ballooned in recent years and more...

A Haven for Second Chances

Arriving at Le Jardin Eatery in Bixby, you’ll probably find the hostess in the midst of some impromptu dance moves. Leaving, you and others are likely to carry out a bag of baked desserts. It’s just that kind of place. It’s also a haven for both its founder and employees, all of whom are familiar with the rocky sides of...