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Oklahoma’s new Painted Sky Opera – A review of ‘La Cantarina, ‘ with a look ahead to ‘The Medium’ and Verdi’s ‘La Traviata’ »

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor Painted Sky Opera, a new opera company operating from Oklahoma City, made a fine start this summer, whetting the appetite for future professional productions. Company…

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Attendees of the Sunday Twilight Concert series are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs, and picnics; however pets, smoking and glass containers are prohibited.  Photo provided.

OKC 2016 Sunday Twilight Concert Series begins »

by Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Arts Council of Oklahoma City has announced the schedule for the 36thh annual Sunday Twilight Concert Series in downtown Oklahoma City. Everyone can enjoy…

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The Paseo Arts District’s First Friday Gallery Walk for July will take place on Friday, July 1, from 6-10 p.m.  Photo courtesy of Anke Dodson

Paseo’s First Friday gallery walk is Friday July 1 »

Staff Report Oklahoma City – The Paseo Arts District’s First Friday Gallery Walk for July will take place on Friday, July 1, from 6-10 p.m. The Gallery Walk will have…

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Capitol Report for July 23: Praising KIPP’s ‘a man on fire’ – and a ‘different and diminished party’ »

News9 reporter Alex Cameron (left) and CapitolBeakOK / City Sentinel editor Pat McGuigan

In this week’s Capitol Report segment, Patrick B. McGuigan applauded a compromise plan that will allow the KIPP Academy charter…

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Third annual OKC Pet Expo returns to State Fair grounds »

On August 6 and 7, the 3rd annual Oklahoma City Pet Expo will be held at the Oklahoma State Fair Centennial Building offering low cost immunizations, pet adoptions and more. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter On Saturday and Sunday, August 6 and 7, the 3rd annual Oklahoma City Pet…

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Capitol Report for July 17: Pressing for affordable higher education, organized violence contrasts with peaceful protests »

News9 reporter Alex Cameron (left) and CapitolBeakOK / City Sentinel editor Pat McGuigan

In this week’s Capitol Report segment for News9, the CBS affiliate in Oklahoma City, Patrick B. McGuigan hailed efforts to…

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COMMENTARY: For the sake of the ten, for the sake of us all – 2016’s new hope for criminal justice reform »

City Sentinel editor, Patrick B. McGuigan

Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – American prisons are too often graduate schools of crime, places where foundational purposes of Western law – restitution and justice – have become distant dreams, the equivalent of myths. In Oklahoma, prisons and jails are more crowded than…

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Apple and Donate Life America join to promote organ donation through Health app »

Apple® and Donate Life America have announced that, for the first time ever, iPhone® users will be able to sign up to be an organ, eye and tissue donor right from the Health app starting this fall. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Apple® corporation and Donate Life America have announced that, for the first time ever, iPhone® users will be able to sign up to be an organ, eye and tissue donor right from the Health app. The new feature will be…

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By the numbers: Washington Post investigation in 2015 found 990 police-involved killings in U.S. »

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by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor The City Sentinel OKLAHOMA CITY – A Washington Post investigation completed late last year found a total of 990 police-involved killings across the United States, including 32 in Oklahoma. Nationally, in four percent of the cases, the incident involved white…

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Oklahoma Sierra Club releases 2016 Legislative Scorecard »

Johnson Bridgwater, director and lobbyist for the Sierra Club Oklahoma Chapter, has released the 2016 Sierra Club Legislative Scorecard.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Oklahoma Chapter of Sierra Club has released its 2016 Legislative Scorecard authored by Johnson Bridgwater, the organization’s director and state lobbyist. “Overall, we were pleased that the worst legislation from an environmental perspective failed to make any progress,”…

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Education In 2015, Sonic Drive-In donated coats to Wilson Elementary during the OKC Public School Coat-A-Kid fundraising drive.  Photo provided.

Coat-A-Kid program brings warmth to OKCPS students in need

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS) and The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools (http://okckids.com/index.php ) are seeking community partners to reach their fundraising goal this winter for the Coat-A-Kid program.…

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Government U.S. Sen. James Lankford

U.S. Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma leads push for Conscience Protection Act of 2016

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – U.S. Sen. James Lankford is leading, in the upper chamber of Congress, the push for a new federal law reestablishing legal protections to individuals and institutions who object…

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Editorial Patrick B. McGuigan

ANALYSIS As the future rushes in: Tuition hikes and horses and buggies vs. MOOCs and Innovation

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Tuition at Oklahoma’s 25 public colleges and universities will go up an average of 8.4 percent this year, the Associated Press reports. Hikes for undergraduates will range from…

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Commentary Russell Crowe as the lead charter in the film ‘Gladiator’ reflected the philosophy of Marcus Aurelius: “What we do in life echoes in Eternity.”

COMMENTARY: Light at the end of the tunnel, deeds in life as a prelude to Eternity, reaping the harvest, working together for good

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Some words on light, life, death, the harvest, and working together. Presenting the latest news about gross tax receipts for state government, Oklahoma state Treasurer Ken Miller delivered…

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Business NewView Oklahoma was honored by National Industries for the Blind (NIB), the nation’s largest employment resource for people who are blind, with the 2015 Employment Growth Award for its efforts to increase employment retention, growth and upward mobility for people who are blind.  Photo provided.

NewView Oklahoma earns 2015 Employment Growth Award, offers free luncheon

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter NewView Oklahoma was recently honored by National Industries for the Blind (NIB), the nation’s largest employment resource for people who are blind, with the 2015 Employment Growth Award. The award…

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Sports The Sooner Stilettos participated with the OU Women’s Basketball Team in an “Uncommon Spirit, a week of  Uncommon Service to the community.” Featured are Coach Jan Ross, OU Women’s Basketball Team, Sooner Stiletto President Mary Blankenship Pointer and Major Carlyle Gargis from the Salvation Army. The volunteers assisted clients in selecting groceries for food assistance at the Salvation Army. Photo Provided

‘Sooner Stilettos’ – continuing to mentor and inspire University of Oklahoma players and students

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor Members of the Sooner Stilettos have emerged as role models and leaders in a program that emphasizes scholarship and pride among the young women who pass through the OU women’s basketball…

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Health Richard, the son of Robert Joseph Morrissette. Photo provided.

Rep. Richard Morrissette will host interim study on public health challenges of the Zika virus

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Richard Morrissette, D-Oklahoma City, will host an interim legislative study this year concerning the Zika virus, which spreads to people primarily through the bite of an infected mosquito. “This…

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Leaders of Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) condemn ‘monstrous attack’ in Orlando

Staff Report Leaders of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in Washington, D.C., and in Florida have issued statements condemning a terrorist attack on a nightclub in Florida. Both the Florida chapter and the national leadership…

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