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Arts & Entertainment 9th – 12th Grade students from Harding Fine Arts Academy in Oklahoma City created 55 masks that individually reflect the Beauty of Diversity for the Respect Diversity Arts Exhibition.  Photo provided

Respect Diversity teaches tolerance and diversity through the arts »

  By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   The Respect Diversity Foundation (RDF) is an Oklahoma City 501(c)3 nonprofit promoting tolerance, acceptance and affinity through communication, education and the arts. For over…

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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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Surgery Center of Oklahoma: Savings to county government excellent $570,000 in five months »

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Patrick B. McGuigan Publisher   OKLAHOMA CITY – In less than five months, an Oklahoma County health plan reform has…

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Respect Diversity teaches tolerance and diversity through the arts »

9th – 12th Grade students from Harding Fine Arts Academy in Oklahoma City created 55 masks that individually reflect the Beauty of Diversity for the Respect Diversity Arts Exhibition.  Photo provided

  By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   The Respect Diversity Foundation (RDF) is an Oklahoma City 501(c)3 nonprofit promoting tolerance,…

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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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Weather

August 2, 2014, 3:32 am
Mostly clear
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67°F
real feel: 66°F
humidity: 86%
wind speed: 4 mph SSW
wind gusts: 4 mph
sunrise: 6:40 am
sunset: 8:34 pm
Forecast August 2, 2014
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A.G. Scott Pruitt ‘hopes and prays’ a ‘consequential’ ruling hints at ACA’s demise »

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By Patrick B. McGuigan   OKLAHOMA CITY – It’s been a rough week for defenders of the Affordable Care Act. A Government Accountability Office investigation found widespread fraud in the application process for premium subsidies under the program (http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/federal-undercover-investigation-signs-up-fake-applicants-for-aca-coverage-subsidies/2014/07/22/743a04fa-11ce-11e4-9285-4243a40ddc97_story.html), and public opinion polls continue to…

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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. 
Photo by Houda Ezgazi

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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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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Government Amber Bighorse

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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Surgery Center of Oklahoma: Savings to county government excellent $570,000 in five months

Patrick B. McGuigan Publisher   OKLAHOMA CITY – In less than five months, an Oklahoma County health plan reform has saved several hundred thousand dollars in a program benefiting local employees, The City Sentinel has learned.…

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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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