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Oklahoma’s 71st annual Red Andrews Dinner offers the Christmas spirit to those in need »

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The 71st annual Red Andrews Dinner will be held on Christmas Day, Monday, December 25 from 8 a.m. – 2:30…

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There’s no place like “Home for the Holidays” with Oklahoma City University’s American Spirit Dance Company Photo provided

There’s no place like “Home for the Holidays” with Oklahoma City University’s American Spirit Dance Company »

Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher and Arts/Entertainment Critic   It is difficult – nay, impossible – to choose one favorite moment in the 2017 edition of “Home for the Holidays,” the…

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Holy Vespers, Home for the Holidays and ‘Noises Off’ – Oklahoma City University’s finest »

Staff Report   For the holy season of Christmas, and the festive fun of the holiday spirit, there’s no place quite like Oklahoma City University. The second full weekend of…

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Capitol Report for December 9: Tensions between governor and Republican leaders, and hoping for long-delayed criminal justice reform »

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In this weekend’s edition of Capitol Report on News9, analyst Patrick B. McGuigan discussed the timing of a special session,…

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A Baker’s Dozen for a better world: At state Capitol ceremony, thirteen honored for work on behalf of Human Rights »

The 2017 awards ceremony for the Oklahoma Universal Human Rights Alliance was held Saturday (December 9) in the chambers of the Oklahoma House of Representatives. Honorees included (front row from left, nearest the camera)  Victor Acosta, Rena Guay, Mariana Llanos, Narciso Arguelles, Veronica Laizure, Anita Barlow (widow of honoree Michael Barlow), and Mari Fagin. 
Second row, from left, Candace Liger, Anne Murray, and Lou Barlow (Michael’s son, standing behind his mother), and back row from left: Fannie Bates, Eli Jackman (a grandson of the late Lydia Polley) and Mary Sine (Partner who accepted on behalf of Polley). Very back row:  Wilfredo Rivera, chair OUHRA. Photo by Darla Shelden

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Thirteen Oklahomans were honored at the state Capitol on Saturday, December 9, for their…

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Trying to save a life, lawyers for Julius Jones seek “writ of certiorari” from U.S. Supreme Court »

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Patrick B. McGuigan The defense team for Oklahoma death row inmate Julius Jones has filed a petition for writ of…

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Cutting Non-Teaching Personnel Could Mean Teacher Raises »

Using the data that the Oklahoma State Department of Education reports to the U.S. Department of Education, Scafidi found that between fiscal years 1993 and 2014 enrollment in Oklahoma public schools increased by 14 percent.  File photo

Education resources questioned; experts recommend path to reform Stacy Martin, Investigative Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – Use of state education resources are being questioned amid findings that public school spending is nearing an all-time high. Public education revenues have risen from $7.40 billion in 2006 to…

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FWD.US – Open Letter to members of Congress »

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Editor’s NOTE: Last week, activist Oklahomans working with FWD.us, a national group with a state affiliate, sent an open letter to all members of the Oklahoma congressional delegation. The group provided a copy of their letter to Patrick B. McGuigan, publisher of The City Sentinel…

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Putnam Heights activist Suzanne Broadbent among 2017 honorees at the Good Neighbor awards Banquet »

From left, Georgie Rasco of the Neighborhood Alliance of Central Oklahoma presented Suzanne Broadbent, a Putnam Heights resident in Oklahoma City, the “individual good neighbor of the year” award at the recent “Good Neighbor Awards” banquet. Photo Provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – The Neighborhood Alliance of Central Oklahoma recently recognized Suzanne Broadbent, a Putnam Heights resident, and several other leaders and grass roots activists, organizations and neighborhoods for exceptional work over the past year. Winners were honored awarded at the Good Neighbor…

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ANALYSIS: Oklahoma prison facilities and equipment exhibiting years of neglect »

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Mike W. Ray OKLAHOMA CITY –- Oklahoma’s prison system is outdated, underfunded and overextended, as demonstrated by the second consecutive request by Corrections Department Director Joe Allbaugh for a budget of $1 billion-plus. Oklahoma consistently has one of the highest incarceration rates in the nation.…

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Education From left: Seen with the new xylophone funded by the Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools Partners in Action projects are: (from left) Brad Herzer, OKCPS Deputy Chief of Schools; Alta Price, Manager of Outreach and Programs with the Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools; Corey Robinson; Zalee Robinson; Princess Berry; DJ Carter, Star Spencer Band Director; Quenton Frederick, Jamari Carter, Victoria Birney, Bill Caldwell: Brian Hinson, Star Spencer Principal; and Verna Martin, the Instructional Leadership Director.  Photo provided.

Star Spencer High School receives donation of new band instruments valued at $4500

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Star Spencer High School students were the honored recipients of brand new band instruments earlier this week. The gift was funded by a donation given to…

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Trying to save a life, lawyers for Julius Jones seek “writ of certiorari” from U.S. Supreme Court

Patrick B. McGuigan The defense team for Oklahoma death row inmate Julius Jones has filed a petition for writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court. The November 27 filing asks the Court to order a…

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Mural at former OKC Public School Administration Building asks “For My Future I Want….”

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A group of Oklahoma City women have worked together to plan, develop and execute the installation of a large scale photo mural, named “Our Voice. Our…

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Mural at former OKC Public School Administration Building asks “For My Future I Want….”

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A group of Oklahoma City women have worked together to plan, develop and execute the installation of a large scale photo mural, named “Our Voice. Our…

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OKC Wrap Up Homelessness Campaign features Oklahoma artists including Wayne Coyne

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY –  The 2017 Wrap Up Homelessness Campaign is now underway giving Oklahoma City residents the opportunity to help those who are transitioning through homelessness. The Curbside Chronicle has…

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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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Great American Smokeout joins OK Humane for Partners for Life Pet Adoption on Nov 18

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Wellness Now Tobacco Use Prevention Workgroup is joining with the Central Oklahoma Humane Society to host the “Great American Smokeout (GASO) Partners for Life Pet…

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First Unitarian Church of OKC sponsors the ordination of Julie Conrady

Staff Report The congregation at the First Unitarian Church of Oklahoma City in celebrating the ordination of Julie Conrady. Her formal ordination ceremony will be held on Sunday, September 17 at 4 p.m/ at First Unitarian…

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