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Stroll the Paseo Arts District on First Friday, August 7 »

The City Sentinel Staff Report   OKLAHOMA CITY – Each First Friday of the month, the community is invited to stroll the historic Paseo Arts District. Though most Paseo galleries…

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Presented by the Oklahoma Historical Society and the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, “This Land is Herland,” is a series of three online programs on women’s activism in Oklahoma sponsored by the Oklahoma Humanities.

Oklahoma Historical Society presents “This Land is Herland” examining women’s activism »

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Beginning in August, the Oklahoma Historical Society, along with the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, will present “This Land is…

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In response to the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), the 2020 Paseo Arts Festival has been canceled, which had been rescheduled to take place on Labor Day Weekend. Photo by Paige Powell

2020 Paseo Arts Festival canceled due to coronavirus pandemic »

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Paseo Arts Association (PAA) has announced their decision to cancel the 2020 Paseo Arts Festival, which had been…

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OKC Zoo to host 2nd annual Asian Elephant Awareness Month »

To celebrate the OKC Zoo’s #TONSofLove social media event, all wildlife fans are encouraged to share their love of Asian elephants from the comfort of their own home.  (Pictured are Kai and Ashara) Photo provided

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – The second annual Asian Elephant Awareness Month campaign (AEAM), is underway…

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OCU School of Law welcomes new faculty members Maria T. Kolar and Jeremy Telman »

Attorneys Maria T. Kolar and D.A. Jeremy Telman will join the faculty of the Oklahoma City University School of Law this fall.  Photos provided

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorneys Maria T. Kolar and D.A. Jeremy Telman, will join the faculty…

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OCU President Martha Burger announces retirement after 2020-21 academic year »

OCU President Martha Burger has announced that she will retire at the end of the 2020-2021 academic year and continue as an active volunteer to help lead a strategic fundraising effort for the university. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City University (OCU) has announced that President Martha Burger…

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McGirt decision could upend Oklahoma’s regulation, taxes »

Left, at the podium, Choctaw Nation Chief Gary Batton speaking on August 16, 2016, when a water agreement between the Oklahoma state government and some tribes was announced. In recent days, Chief Batton has said – addressing the July U.S. Supreme Court decision in McGirt v. Oklahoma – “ We are looking at ways to expand our sovereignty with the McGirt decision while balancing meeting the needs of our citizens and the communities in which they reside.” Also pictured here at the 2016 water agreement announcement (which included none of the state’ smaller tribes) were then-Governor Mary Fallin, Governor Bill Anoatubby of the Chickasaw Nation, then-Attorney General Scott Pruitt, and then-Oklahoma City Manager Jim Couch. Photo by Patrick B. McGuigan

  Ray Carter, OCPAThink.org   A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that reestablished Indian reservations in Oklahoma is creating broad uncertainty and threatens to result in regulatory chaos that will drive businesses away from the state, according to state leaders. “Businesses need certainty, and if…

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McGirt chaos continues to grow »

Historic map, circa 1890, showing the division between Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory.

  Ray Carter, Center for Independent Journalism   OKLAHOMA CITY – With jurisdictional chaos continuing to grow from a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that reestablished a tribal reservation in Oklahoma, Attorney General Mike Hunter announced Monday he will seek a ruling from the Oklahoma Court…

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Prosecutor misleads on State Question 805: A Commentary »

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Trent England, Executive Vice President, Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs   Oklahoma City – Oklahoma imposes unusually long prison sentences, which has led to one of the highest incarceration rates in the country. Last week, I talked with News 9 about State Question 805, which…

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Opinion: Oklahomans oppose defunding police, and support defending police. Same here! »

State Sen . Stephanie Bice, R-Oklahoma City, is a candidate in the Fifth Congressional District of Oklahoma. Photo provided.

State Sen. Stephanie Bice   Democrats are doubling down on efforts to defund those who defend America. Last month House Democrats, including Oklahoma’s Congresswoman Kendra Horn, quickly defeated a resolution that would support our nation’s law enforcement agencies and protect them from defunding. That same…

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Notice of Blackbaud Data Breach

Oklahoma State University Foundation, President Blaire Atkinson   Letter sent via email to OSU Foundation supporters: In the spirit of maintaining transparency with our Oklahoma State University Cowboy Family, I want to let you know that…

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Analysis: Pardon and Parole Board Review of Death Sentences: Two Paths

By Randy Bauman, ACLU of Oklahoma, Of Counsel June 23, 2020   Julius Jones is seeking relief from his death sentence per a procedure clearly allowed by law and regulation. Under Article 6, Section 10 of…

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COMMENTARY: Saving Julius Jones: A time for truth, and a time for wisdom

  By Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher of The City Sentinel Thursday, June 11, 2020   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma state Pardon and Parole Board is asking Attorney General Mike Hunter whether or not they…

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Commentary Nyla Ali Khan spoke last week at the Oklahoma Bar Association headquarters in Oklahoma City. She drew a large crowd for her address on troubles in her native land: “Revitalization of Federalism and Restoration of Civil Rights in Kashmir.” Khan teaches at both Rose State College in Midwest City and Oklahoma City Community College. 
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Dr. Nyla Ali Khan addresses Kashmir crisis for members of Oklahoma “Inns of Court”

  Patrick B. McGuigan   Oklahoma City, OK – In a recent speech to Oklahoma members of the national “Inns of Court,” a leading American voice for her native Kashmir — Dr. Nyla Ali Khan –…

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Comanche Nation signs historic gaming compact with State of Oklahoma

The City Sentinel Staff Report   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Below is a transcript of remarks made by Comanche Nation Chairman William Nelson, Sr. at a press conference announcing and signing an historic agreement between the…

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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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OKC VA launches “Wear it for Them!” face mask campaign

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – With the recent spike in coronavirus cases in Oklahoma, the CDC, the US Surgeon General and other doctors are now urging the widespread use of…

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Faith The Jewish Federation of Greater Oklahoma City and The Interfaith Alliance of Oklahoma will host “Fighting Hate Online,” a  ZOOM event scheduled for June 25 at 7 p.m.  Photos provided.

Interfaith Alliance and Jewish Federation to host “Fighting Hate Online” ZOOM event on June 25

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Report   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Fighting Hate Online, a ZOOM online event, co-sponsored by The Interfaith Alliance of Oklahoma and the Jewish Federation of Greater Oklahoma City, will be held…

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