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Mike Brooks

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Oklahoma City, OK, United States

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Past articles by Mike:

Give 5 allows retired seniors to give back to the community

TULSA, Okla. — It's the first graduating class for Give 5. This is a civic matchmaking program that allows retired seniors who are interested in giving back to the community an opportunity to find the perfect nonprofit. "There's a huge spectrum of opportunities out there and it can be intimidating sitting at home knowing where to go and how to plug in," said Eileen Bradshaw, President and CEO of… → Read More

Causes of stress and ways to manage it

In this 2 Cares for the Community story sponsored by Mindset Behavioral Health, we look at some things that can cause stress, and how therapy can provide techniques to help calm it. → Read More

Seniors learning how to play basketball during retirement years

TULSA, Okla. — At 81 years old, Mike Tameny is having the time of his life. He taught and coached high school basketball for 41 years. But these players, he says, are challenging his coaching skills. "This group is a unique bunch of women," Tameny said laughing. And he wouldn't have it any other way. "What I was used to in high school was quickness, jumping ability, and eye-hand coordination,"… → Read More

Finding Mental Health Care for Kids

From the so-called "terrible twos," to the drama of teen angst, moodiness and tantrums can be part of growing up. → Read More

Stigma can hold some back from seeking mental health help

October is Mental Health Awareness Month. → Read More

Oklahoma father, son recount Amtrak derailment

It was a simple welcome home for Oklahoma's newest heroes who made it. → Read More

FFA makes a difference, gives lessons of success to Bixby High School students

"It's a really good program for kids that want a career base." → Read More

Union's Director of Special Projects looks back at his career in education

It was January of 1975 when Lee Snodgrass started his career in public education. That's 46 years of a life devoted to kids. → Read More

Jenks special education program focuses on fun, exercise for students

Mark Duesler and Kyle Martin have the best job ever. → Read More

Union drama teacher brings big-screen talent into his classroom

"I'm more teddy bear than a grizzly bear, but in films, I'm always the worst dude ever!" → Read More

Bixby boy rescues little sister from carjacker

Big brother, protector, and hero. → Read More

Couple carries family tradition of helping others to Tulsa Salvation Army

Captain Dan Nelson and his wife, Major Sarah Nelson, have been running the Salvation Army Tulsa Area Command for a little over a month. → Read More

Local organization helping expecting mothers through motherhood, adoption

There is an organization here in Tulsa that aims to support expecting mothers who don't have their own support system. → Read More

Oklahoma couple growing elderberry-based wine company in Muskogee County

Brent Madding and his wife Valerie run 360 Farms focusing on the benefits of elderberries. → Read More

Maternity shoot catches horse horsing around

"Has this ever happened before? Have you ever had someone steal the scene like the horse did?" 2 News' Mike Brooks asks. → Read More

Tulsa woman offers prayers, hope for Tulsans during pandemic

She put a prayer box in her yard to offer people an option during the pandemic, and it's ongoing. → Read More

Tulsa Race Massacre: Black Lives in Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. — "This history is uncomfortable." Death, destruction, and a century's worth of generational trauma. "Has anything changed?" asks Vanessa Hall-Harper, Tulsa City Councilor. "Well, not much in my opinion." The legacy of the Tulsa Race Massacre lives on because of the time that's passed. "The number of businesses that were kept off the number of direct descendants that did not get to… → Read More

City of Tulsa unveils "Black Lives Matter Street"

The City of Tulsa is unveiling a new street name today. → Read More

Tulsa Race Massacre: Digging up the truth

In 1997, Senator Maxine Horner, along with Reps. Don Ross and Leonard Sullivan, introduced House Joint Resolution 1035, which would create the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot Commission. → Read More

Adair teen finishes high school with perfect attendance record

"Dude, you're this far. You just might as well keep going!" → Read More