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Arts & Entertainment Official artists of the Paseo Arts Festival will display a lime green Paseo Arts Association flag, indicating their selection through a competitive juried process.  Photo by Paige Powell.

43rd Annual Paseo Arts Festival returns Memorial weekend to OKC »

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma City residents and visitors will gather for 43rd Annual Paseo Arts Festival on Memorial Day weekend, May 25 –…

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Pictured from a performance earlier this season are Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble musicians Gregory Lee (violin), Ruirui Ouyang (piano) and Mark Neumann (viola). 
Photo Credit: Performing Arts Photos.

On April 16, Brightmusic’s Fifth Concert of the 2018-19 Season – Mozart: From Salzburg to Vienna »

  Staff Report Oklahoma City, OK — The Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble will present its fifth and final regular-season concert, Mozart: From Salzburg to Vienna, Tuesday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m.…

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The public is invited to the annual WildCare Spring Baby Shower on Saturday, April 27 in Noble. Facebook photo

WildCare OK to host annual Spring Baby Shower fundraiser on April 27 »

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – WildCare Oklahoma will host its largest fundraiser of the year, the popular Spring Baby Shower, on Saturday, April 27, from…

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Community

Good news in City Tax Report; special election set on charter amendment , and on franchise agreement »

OKC seal

Staff Report   OKLAHOMA City – Sales Tax collections in Oklahoma City continue to grow, reflecting a strong local economy,…

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2nd Youth Climate Strike Oklahoma scheduled for May 3 »

Youth Climate Strike Oklahoma activists Lanah Hinsdale and Luke Kerr.  Facebook photo.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — On Friday, May 3, dozens of Oklahoma students will…

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McDermid, Tsoodle hired as Assistant Managers, Oklahoma City Manager Craig Freeman announces »

McDermid and Tsoodle

Staff Report   Oklahoma City Manager Craig Freeman on Monday (April 22) announced the selection of Aubrey McDermid and Kenton…

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News

Former Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett joins Jones PR as executive counsel »

Mick Cornett.  Photo provided.

Staff Report   Jones PR, a national integrated communications agency,  announced today (Monday, April 22) that former Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett has joined Jones PR as executive counsel. In this role, he will provide strategic and thought leadership counsel to Jones PR and its…

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River Run & Dog Jog set to raise funds for A New Leash on Life, Inc at Wiley Post Park »

The 3K Dog Jog at Wiley Post Park on May 27 is for runners and walkers of all ages, with or without their dog.  Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The 2019 Oklahoma River Run & Dog Jog will be held on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, hosted by A New Leash On Life Inc. The event will take place at Wiley Post Park, 2021…

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Community Groups work to promote awareness of U.S. Census »

Tricia Woodward with the United States Census Bureau and Joe Dorman, chief executive officer for the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy, speak at an April 1 news conference.  Photo provided.

Staff Report   A coalition of community groups and associations representing local governments and advocacy organizations are partnering to spread awareness about the upcoming 2020 U.S. Census and to encourage Oklahomans to participate. The census exists to take an accurate count of the population within…

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Freedom Oklahoma to hold Monday (April 8) march to celebrate Oklahoma’s first openly gay Oklahoma City Council member »

Freedom Oklahoma invites the public to escort James Cooper to City Hall in celebration of his swearing in as Oklahoma's first openly gay Oklahoma City Council member. Facebook photo

Staff Report   OKLAHOMA CITY— Freedom Oklahoma will host a march and rally on Monday, April 8 in the capital city of the Sooner State. According to a press release sent to The City Sentinel, CapitolBeatOK  and other news organizations, the event will celebrate the assumption…

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Education The Oklahoma City Zoo is partnering with the Dean McGee Eye Institute to offer Eye Spy goers the opportunity to learn how the OKC Zoo is leading the way in local and global conservation efforts and how they can help save wildlife and wild places. Photo provided.

OKC Zoo’s Eye Spy Safari presents a new way to look at conservation education

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma City Zoo is partnering with the Dean McGee Eye Institute to present the new Eye Spy Safari. Now through the summer, children 11 and…

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Government State Rep. Marcus McEntire.  Photo provided.

State Rep. Marcus McEntire discusses longstanding GOP effort to expand Medicaid

Ray Carter, OCPA Center for Independent Journalism   OKLAHOMA CITY – A top House Republican told activists attending a Wednesday (April 24) rally that Republican leaders have been working on a plan to expand Medicaid for…

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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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Commentary The City Sentinel publisher, Patrick B. McGuigan

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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Business Former University of Oklahoma star Trae Young met at the Santa Fe Family Life Center in February after announcing the facility would serve as official home of Trae Young Youth Basketball. Plans for the future include basketball camps and a tournment at the facility. Young also pledged to support existing SFFLC programs. Photo Provided

Santa Fe Family Life Center announced as home of Trae Young Basketball

Staff Report   Oklahoma City – University of Oklahoma standout turned NBA player Trae Young announced recently that the Santa Fe Family Life Center (SFFLC) will serve as the Official Home of Trae Young Youth Basketball.…

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Sports Zaydyn Applegate, Muskogee Special Olympics was named Athlete of the week last October.  Facebook photo.

Special Olympics Oklahoma kicks off 50th Anniversary with 2019 Winter Games

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK. — Special Olympics Oklahoma will kick off their 50th anniversary with the annual State Winter Games January 10 through 12. Nearly 2,700 Special Olympics Athletes are expected to…

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Health COM-i2U-Photo2

I2U Culinary Solutions creates new wellness concept for metro hospitals

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Co-founders Jonathan Stranger, Brent Wilson and Dr. Steven Sands, have embarked on a new health and wellness venture working with hospitals and their patients in the metro…

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Faith aspire

Rabbi Ovadia Goldman and wife Nechoma will be honored at this week’s “Aspire to Inspire” gala

by Patrick B. McGuigan Oklahoma City – On behalf of the Chabad Community Center, friends of Rabbi Ovadia Goldman and his wife Nechoma are hosting an event deemed “Aspire To Inspire.” The Goldmans have served the…

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