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Arts & Entertainment Norman artist Vikki McGuire brings her "Visions" to Contemporary Art Gallery, 2928 Paseo through July 28.  Photo provided.

At Paseo: “Visions” – Vicki McGuire is featured artist at Contemporary Art Gallery beginning July 5 »

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Norman artist Vikki McGuire brings her “Visions” to Contemporary Art Gallery, 2928 Paseo, which will showcase her colorful abstract acrylics throughout July in the historic…

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Book Review: John J. Dwyer’s novel “Mustang: A Novel of World War II” is magnificent »

Patrick B. McGuigan, Editor and Publisher   The story of Lance Roark, son of pacifist Mennonites in western Oklahoma, began in John J. Dwyer’s novel, “Shortgrass.” That 2017 novel introduced…

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Movie-making Team for Oklahoma’s Al Mertens lands honors at Asia Pacific Film Festival »

Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher   When judging was over at a recently-concluded film festival (held in three locations, that last stop in Alaska), the news for Al Mertens of Oklahoma…

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Kings of Leon to perform for Scissortail Park’s grand opening on Sept. 27 »

The Kings of Leon will perform a free concert on Sept. 27, for the grand opening of MAPS 3’s Scissortail Park in downtown Oklahoma City. Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A free Kings of Leon concert will be the highlight of…

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Brent Bryant named Finance Director for Oklahoma City government »

Brent Bryant became the new Finance Director for Oklahoma City on Friday, July 12..  Photo provided.

Staff Report Oklahoma City Manager Craig Freeman recently announced selection of Brent Bryant as the new Finance Director. His official…

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Oklahoma City’s General Fund tax collections up, but below projections »

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Staff Report The July sales tax report shows General Fund collections in Oklahoma City were up 1.8 percent compared to…

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LOFT oversight committee to hold first meeting July 30 »

Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, has named five members of the Senate to srve on the bipartisan oversight committee for the new Legislative Office of Fiscal Transparency (LOFT).

Staff Report   OKLAHOMA CITY – The Legislative Office of Fiscal Transparency (LOFT) oversight committee will meet for the first time in late July at the Oklahoma Capitol. LOFT is legislative office created this year in a bill by House Speaker Charles McCall and Senate…

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COMMENTARY: Sacrificing Truth for Relevance »

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by Steve Fair Relevant is defined as being closely connected or appropriate to what is being done or considered. People want to be relevant. Organizations want to be relevant. If they aren’t relevant, then they believe they have little or no influence in what is…

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PAWS for MAPS 4 and OKC Animal Welfare Unveil Concept for New OKC Animal Shelter in MAPS 4 »

“Stop the killing—we need a new building!”, is what we all chanted in front of City Hall early this morning, before everyone went inside and made presentations, emotional speeches, and powerful pleas as to why Oklahoma City so desperately needs a new animal shelter. Photo by Priscilla Forehand.

The City Sentinel, Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY — A proposal for a new, state-of-the-art animal shelter was unveiled Thursday (July 11)  to Mayor David Holt and the Oklahoma City Council. The new shelter would cost approximately $43 million and include up to 67,000 square feet.…

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Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women seeks Hall of Fame nominees through July 26 »

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Staff Report   Oklahoma City – The Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women (OCSW) is seeking nominations for 2019 inductees to the Oklahoma Women’s Hall of Fame. Nominations must be postmarked by the July 26 deadline. An event to recognize inductees will be held…

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Education State Rep. Emily Virgin, a Norman Democrat,is the Oklahoma House Minority Leader. File Photo.

State House Minority Leader Emily Virgin responds to Epic Charter investigation

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Minority Leader Emily Virgin (D-Norman) released the following statement in response to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation launching an investigation of Epic Charter Schools amid allegations that school leaders embezzled…

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Government Garnering favorable notice after five years in elective office is Stephanie Bice, a Republican state senator representing District 22 (Yukon, Piedmont, Edmonw and Oklahoma City) at the state capitol. Bice crafte the liquor law reforms CapitolBeatOK designated one of Oklahoma’s top news stories in 2018. She is running for Congress in 2020.  Photo provided.

Contractors’ group supports Stephanie Bice in Fifth District Congressional race

  By Patrick B. McGuigan Oklahoma City, OK – State Sen. Stephanie Bice has garnered an important endorsement early in her campaign for U.S. Congress. The 380-member Association of Oklahoma General Contractors (AOGC) announced last week…

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Editorial After a recent setback in the Oklahoma v. Julius Jones case, the legal team working for Jones, a death row inmate, has filed a new petition with the U.S. Supreme Court. The Jones conviction is among the most prominent of controversial death row convictions helping to sustain national debate over the wisdom of public policy surrounding executions and the death penalty itself. Photo provided.

COMMENTARY: Let’s call the whole thing off: As policy and for principle, no more executions

Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher and Editor OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Mon., Jan. 28, 2019 – Over the past several years, doubts about the validity of death sentences and executions in this state, both past and pending,…

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Editor’s Notebook: No blathering allowed at Auditor’s debate, prescient thinking about water, practical curriculum, and “agency capture” in Oklahoma governance

Patrick B. McGuigan From an editor’s notebook, a debate among three candidates seeking the Republican nomination for the state Auditor and Inspector’s job, an “old” commentary on water policy now seems the first draft of history,…

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Movie-making Team for Oklahoma’s Al Mertens lands honors at Asia Pacific Film Festival

Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher   When judging was over at a recently-concluded film festival (held in three locations, that last stop in Alaska), the news for Al Mertens of Oklahoma could not have been better. At…

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Sports Oklahoma National Slam Dunk champion DaQuan Jeffries and Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray are among the five 2019 draftees.  Facebook photos

Globetrotters draft pics include Oklahoma National Slam Dunk champion DaQuan Jeffries and Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Harlem Globetrotters recently held their 13th annual player draft, selecting talented prospects including three standout collegiate players as well as a two-time Oscar-winning actor and a…

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Health NewView’s 2019 free summer OWL Camp will be held at the Owl’s Nest, from July 19-22 at Lake Tenkiller, in Cookson, OK. Facebook photo

NewView OWL Camp set for July 19 – 22 at Lake Tenkiller

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The NewView Tulsa OWL (Oklahomans Without Limits) Camp, Oklahoma’s free summer camp for teens 15 – 18 who are blind or visually impaired, is scheduled…

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Oklahoma Conference of Churches opposes placement of immigrant children at Fort Sill

June 18,  2019 To The Editor:   The way in which we treat refugees, immigrants, and visitors is a matter of faith. Care of “the stranger” and the ministry of hospitality are central to the activity…

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