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Arts & Entertainment Rocky, a fresh stART artist, will show his works at the special exhibit on June 22 at the Homeless Alliance in Oklahoma City.  Photo provided.

“fresh stART” exhibit to feature work by artists experiencing homelessness in Oklahoma City »

OKLAHOMA CITY – On June 22, artists who are experiencing homelessness will display their work in an art show in the lobby of the Homeless Alliance Resource Center, 1124 NW…

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Science Museum Oklahoma to host Star Trek event at Southwest OKC Public Library »

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Science Museum Oklahoma will bring the “Science of Star Trek” to life with a presentation sponsored by the Southwest…

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The newly renovated Tower Theater has announced is fall concert lineup featuring local and national touring acts. Photo provided.

Fall lineup at renovated Tower Theatre announced »

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – The Tower Theatre has announced its 2017 fall concert and event schedule. The landmark venue at 425 NW 23rd Street in…

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Immigrant Heritage Month provides time to recognize the abundance newcomers bring »

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A Report of The City Sentinel, adapted from press releases and referenced data Today, Oklahoma is home to nearly 220,000…

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Joel Sartore to preview PBS series “Rare – Creatures Of The Photo Ark” at OKC Zoo »

Seen taking a selfie with Monarch butterflies in the Sierra Chincua, National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore will discuss his documentary “Rare: Creatures of the Photo Ark” at the OKC Zoo on July 15.  Photo provded.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden, and the Oklahoma…

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Book Review: Great writing and compelling story-telling in John J. Dwyer’s ‘Shortgrass’ »

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Patrick B. McGuigan In their best stories, the best writers tell us about specific people, places, events and moments in…

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News

Members of the Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission worked dutifully for one year – Read the Report! »

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  Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – When former Governor Brad Henry, a Democrat, and members of the Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission – the first of its kind nationally – convened last year — they quickly settled on a few things. First, they would…

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OK-CADP Announces New Board Officers »

OK-CADP vice chair Don Heath, the 2017 Phil Wahl Abolitionist of the Year Award winner, holds “A Persistent Peace: One Man's Struggle for a Nonviolent World” by Father John Dear.  Photo by Darla Shelden

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty has announced the election of its 2017-2018 board officers.  Rev. Don Heath will become the organization’s chair after holding office as vice chair for two years. Heath has served as pastor of Edmond…

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Diversity Center to hold “Strengthening Families” Symposium »

The Diversity Center of Oklahoma 3rd Annual Mental Health, Prevention & Education Symposium - “Strengthening Families” will feature keynote speakers Susan Cottrell (left) and Dr. Laura Arrowsmith on June 15 and 16 in Oklahoma City.  Facebook photos

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Diversity Center of Oklahoma will hold its 3rd Annual Mental Health, Prevention & Education Symposium – “Strengthening Families’ on Thursday and Friday, June 15 and 16. It will address best practices for supporting families…

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ANALYSIS: The Legislature’s Lost Weekend, and the storm ahead »

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Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Legislators came to the state Capitol Saturday (May 20) for an unusual weekend work session, with an expectation or hope that some progress toward resolution of the state budget might be forthcoming. That, in turn, could possibly trigger a…

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Education Internationally renowned conductor Jeffrey Grogan has accepted a joint position with Oklahoma City University and the Oklahoma Youth Orchestras starting July 1.  Photo provided.

Internationally renowned conductor Jeffrey Grogan joins OKCU’s Oklahoma Youth Orchestras

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma City University (OKCU) and the Oklahoma Youth Orchestras (OYO) announced that internationally renowned conductor Jeffrey Grogan has accepted a joint position with the two organizations.…

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Government A group of prominent Oklahomans called for approval of a state budget in a timely manner. In this photo, former state Rep. Joe Dorman, who now runs the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy, speaks at a state Capitol press conference. Photo Provided.

Group of state leaders call for passage of a budget

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY — On Friday (May 19) at the state capitol, leaders of Oklahoma’s healthcare, education, oil & natural gas, and business communities gathered to call on legislators to approve a revenue package that…

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Commentary: Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission – Read the Report!

Patrick B. McGuigan Publisher The City Sentinel; founder, CapitolBeatOK.com OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, April 27, 2017 – The new Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission report is a transformative moment in the history of, and the debate over, capital…

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COMMENTARY: Getting the right answer by changing the question: If left-wing academic bias is a given, why should taxpayers finance it?

by Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – You have to love a policy wonk who asks a question different from the one people assume is “the question” of the day. Neal McCluskey is such a wonk.…

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Why is civic involvement important?

By Jack L. Werner, Ph.D. A to Z Inspections In my opinion every business owner should be an active member of their local chamber of commerce, a civic organization, such as Rotary, and their professional association.…

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Sports This month soccer camps will be hosted in Oklahoma City and Tulsa by acclaimed Spanish soccer club FC (Futbol Club) Barcelona.  Photo provided.

FC Barcelona to host Soccer Camp in Oklahoma City and Tulsa

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – This summer two soccer camps will be hosted in Oklahoma by acclaimed Spanish soccer club FC (Futbol Club) Barcelona. The Oklahoma City camp will be held from…

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Health Project Save a Mouth visits local school: Dr. Robert Bryan shares a high five with an enthusiastic student at Oklahoma City’s Linwood Elementary School. Bryan and a colleague were presenting information about “best oral hygiene practices” to a big crowd of students at the city school. Photo Provided

Project Save A Mouth goes to school to promote better Oklahoma health

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma statistics for children’s oral health are staggering – with estimates that 80.5 percent of youth have oral health problems and 22.2 percent of third graders have already lost at…

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Faith Oklahoma City’s Church of the Open Arms celebrated its 20th anniversary on Saturday, April 22.  COA website photo.

Oklahoma City’s Church of the Open Arms celebrates 20th anniversary

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – in 1997, the Church of the Open Arms was founded to offer full participation by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. This year, Open Arms…

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