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Inaugural Urban Ag Week set to include films, classes and garden tours »

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma City’s first inaugural Urban Ag film series is now scheduled for August and September. The event will feature local gardens and farms and raise awareness…

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The Best of Times – Oklahoma Senior Follies blends humor and great music in soaring performance »

by Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   The Oklahoma Senior Follies returns to the stage this weekend, a pure delight. Now, in the troupe’s fourth year, these shows are a…

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: Everyone can enjoy the free, family-friendly Twilight Concert Series at the Myriad Botanical Gardens every Sunday, from now through Sept. 28 hosted by the Arts Council of Oklahoma City. Photo provided.

Sunday Twilight Concert series returns to Myriad Botanical Gardens »

  By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Arts Council of Oklahoma City has announced the schedule for the 34th annual Sunday Twilight Concert Series in downtown Oklahoma City. Everyone…

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Inaugural Urban Ag Week set to include films, classes and garden tours »

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma City’s first inaugural Urban Ag film series is now scheduled for August and…

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Animal Resource Center forced to relocate due to construction on I-35 »

The Animal Resource Center, which is being relocated due to the widening of I-35, offers events such as he Burnin' Love Flyball Tournament. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Following one of the largest tornadoes to ever hit the metro area, many Moore…

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Oklahoma Family Bottles an Argentine Flavor »

Carol Hefner, pictured here, works with her husband, Robert Hefner IV, to promote their new Made In Oklahoma (MIO) product -- Gaucho Argentine Chimmi-Churri steak sauce. Now in commercial production, it is highlighted in news from the Department of Agriculture. Photo provided

Staff Report   When Robert Hefner IV was younger you could always count on finding him hanging out in the…

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Oklahoma is America’s eleventh most corrupt state, study says »

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by Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   OKLAHOMA CITY – Researchers at Indiana University and the University of Hong Kong…

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An analysis: U.S. Interior Department rebuffs BIA meddling in OK Cheyenne & Arapaho governance »

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By Patrick B. McGuigan   OKLAHOMA CITY – A seemingly obscure administrative ruling could mean good times will return for the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma, benefitting the state and regional economy. A decision from the U.S. Interior Board of Indian Appeals gives hope…

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Oklahoma is America’s eleventh most corrupt state, study says »

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by Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   OKLAHOMA CITY – Researchers at Indiana University and the University of Hong Kong ranked Oklahoma the eleventh most corrupt state in America. John L. Mikesell, of Indiana, and Cheol Liu of Hong Kong, studied 25,000 convictions of public…

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Col. Steve Russell surges to lead in Fifth District GOP primary, will face Commissioner Patrice Douglas in runoff »

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by Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   Col. Steve Russell — a former state senator and author of an autobiographical book about his U.S. Army unit’s role in the capture of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein – surged to a first-place finish in last week’s Republican…

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Gov. Fallin signs criminal justice reform bill »

Recent graduates of the acclaimed Women in Recovery (WIR) program gathered to witness Gov. Mary Fallin's signature on Senate Bill 1278. The new law authorizes the state government to enter a Pay for Success (PFS) program to support an alternative to incarceration for women offenders who complete the WIR program. 
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Staff Report   OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin held a ceremonial bill signing for Senate Bill 1278 on Thursday, June 19 in the Blue Room at the Oklahoma State Capitol. Sen. Kim David, R-Porter and participants of the 31 participants of the Women in…

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Oklahoma woman battles state requirement of ‘biometrics’ for driver’s licenses, gains national support legal support »

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by Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   OKLAHOMA CITY – A national organization with a history of battling for religious liberty has joined Oklahoman Kaye Beach in litigation against the state Department of Public Safety’s requirements for mandatory biometrics (a photograph and fingerprints) to secure…

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Education Governor Mary Fallin. Picture from web.

Gov. Fallin defends Oklahoma’s repeal of Common Core

by Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin defended her support for repeal of Common Core from the “condescending” criticism of Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, promising better public education standards for the…

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An analysis: U.S. Interior Department rebuffs BIA meddling in OK Cheyenne & Arapaho governance

By Patrick B. McGuigan   OKLAHOMA CITY – A seemingly obscure administrative ruling could mean good times will return for the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma, benefitting the state and regional economy. A decision from…

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Editorial cutline: Currie Ballard, speaking last year at a state Senate conference on economic policy co-hosted by the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs at the Oklahoma Capitol. Ballard, an historian and journalist who influenced a generation of African-Americans in Oklahoma, died last week. 
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COMMENTARY: Remembering Currie Ballard: Inspiration to Oklahomans

By Patrick B. McGuigan   OKLAHOMA CITY — Currie Ballard, one of Oklahoma’s most respected historians, died last week at his home in Logan County. Ballard’s personal brand of political conservatism, including leadership among African-Americans in…

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Commentary cutline: Currie Ballard, speaking last year at a state Senate conference on economic policy co-hosted by the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs at the Oklahoma Capitol. Ballard, an historian and journalist who influenced a generation of African-Americans in Oklahoma, died last week. 
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COMMENTARY: Remembering Currie Ballard: Inspiration to Oklahomans

By Patrick B. McGuigan   OKLAHOMA CITY — Currie Ballard, one of Oklahoma’s most respected historians, died last week at his home in Logan County. Ballard’s personal brand of political conservatism, including leadership among African-Americans in…

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Business A-Z Inspections

How to Identify the Best

By Jack L. Werner, Ph.D. A group of Oklahoma, Texas, and Missouri homebuilders, remodelers, and suppliers requested Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) courses offered through the National Association of Home Builders so that they might…

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Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant: Power and principle, strength and humility, skill and wisdom

  by Patrick B. McGuigan   OKLAHOMA CITY – Nearly 1,000 readers across varied platforms posting or publishing my work viewed a question I posed on Facebook: “Is Kevin Durant the most powerful man in Oklahoma…

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Health State Rep. Doug Cox, R-Grove, is one of two medical doctors in the Oklahoma state Legislature. He is closely allied with the Oklahoma Hospital Association (OHA). While supportive of Medicaid expansion as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), he has opposed market-oriented health care reforms.

Mourning Oklahoma’s Medicaid Malaise: Lawmakers Reject Free-Market Reforms

  By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   Dr. Doug Cox is no Dr. Tom Coburn. And the Oklahoma Hospital Association (http://www.okoha.com/) is no supporter of Medicaid reform. In 2014, Oklahoma hospitals, through their powerful lobbying…

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Mourning and evening: Memories of Things Past, and reflections on the days to come

by Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher OKLAHOMA CITY – We gathered July 1, a windy Wednesday at Lake Hefner in north Oklahoma City. Next to the curved walls of the Eisenhower Plaza there were perhaps 100…

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