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Arts & Entertainment Horseshoe Road members (L-R) Kyle Dillingham, Brent Saulsbury and Peter Markes, will perform at the American Banjo Museum’s Americana Fest on June 23. Facebook photo.

American Banjo Museum to host 3rd annual Americana Fest »

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The American Banjo Museum, located at 9 E. Sheridan Avenue in the historic Bricktown district of downtown Oklahoma City, will…

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For the Summer Chamber Music Festival, Brightmusic goes Hollywood »

Staff Report Ever wonder what film composers are up to when they aren’t writing scores for blockbusters like Star Wars?  Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble will explore the contribution of composers who…

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The Diversity Center of Oklahoma is hosting an exhibit themed “Every Picture Tells A Story” by local artist Tracie Logan through June 30 featuring art selections such as “Lady Photographer.”  Photo by Tracie Logan

Diversity Center hosts inaugural art exhibit where “Every Picture Tells A Story” »

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – An exhibition of contemporary art by Trace Logan, a local artist and member of the LGBTQ+ community, will be on…

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Editor’s Notebook: No blathering allowed at Auditor’s debate, prescient thinking about water, practical curriculum, and “agency capture” in Oklahoma governance »

City Sentinel editor, Patrick B. McGuigan

Patrick B. McGuigan From an editor’s notebook, a debate among three candidates seeking the Republican nomination for the state Auditor…

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Positive Tomorrows breaks ground on new facility in Oklahoma City »

Susan Agel, Positive Tomorrows president and principal, stands at the site of the school’s new facility at 901 N. Villa, in Oklahoma City.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – After meeting its $10.2 million Building Success Capital Campaign goal,…

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Oklahoma City businessmen Feehan and Werner honored for trades training curricula »

From left, Jack Werner and Todd Feehan, city-area business owners, were recently honored by Oral Roberts University for training programs they have developed. Photo Provided

Staff Report The Global Learning Center at Oral Roberts University recognized Todd Feehan, owner of Dad’s Plumbing, and Jack Werner,…

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June 18, 2018, 12:47 am
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COMMENTARY – Trump’s triumph, Pruitt’s problems, and Renzi’s role »

In the 2016 presidential campaign, candidate Donald Trump promised to clear out the “swamp” in Washington, D.C. Now, what will he do about Scott Pruitt?

Patrick B. McGuigan Oklahoma City, OK – Count me among the traditional conservatives who have doubts about the substance of President Donald Trump’s announced accord with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un. Concerned about Kim’s stability and the history of American flirtations with dictators (FDR with…

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As the world (and the stomach) turns: Inappropriate behavior at OU and tax-financed film subsidies in Oklahoma »

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Stacy Martin, Independent Journalist Oklahoma City – Despite allegations of sexual impropriety on the part of John Scamehorn, the Oklahoma Film and Music office is not planning on changing eligibility guidelines for those receiving taxpayer rebates for films produced in Oklahoma, said chief information officer…

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Oklahoma man, Johnny Edward Tallbear, freed after serving 26 years for murder »

Johnny Tallbear, with Innocence Project Senior Staff Attorney Karen Thompson, celebrates moments after his exoneration. Photo by Nick Oxford.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter (Oklahoma City, OK –  With the consent of the Oklahoma County District Attorney, district court judge Glenn M. Jones vacated the 1992 murder conviction and dismissed the charges against Johnny Edward Tallbear based on new DNA evidence proving his…

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Analysis: Skilled trades will name their own wages in the future »

Workers in the skilled trades will have increasing opportunities in the years ahead, in columnist Jack L. Werner’s analysis. Photo Provided.

Jack L. Werner, Ph.D., A To Z Construction “The wave of the future is coming, and there is no fighting it.” – Anne Morrow Lindberg. Nineteen percent of our high school graduates will complete a college degree of some type. We spend our energy, money,…

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Education Students participating in NewView Oklahoma’s Keys to Work Transition Institute will learn independent living and job-readiness skills.  Facebook photo

NewView Oklahoma hosts Keys to Work Transition Institute and upcoming groundbreaking event

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Teens who are blind and vision impaired are participating in NewView Oklahoma’s Keys to Work Transition Institute for one week in Oklahoma City. Students participating in…

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Government Sen. Rob Standridge. Phoro provided.

Sen. Rob Standridge urges vigilance on local schools, pay raises for support and certified staff

Staff Report   Oklahoma City – Sen. Rob Standridge and other legislators are growing concerned after hearing plans by multiple districts that want to give their administrators pay raises meant for support staff. The legislators want…

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Editorial Patrick B. McGuigan, publisher of CapitolBeatOK and The City Sentinel.  File Photo

Meeting Jesus, Along the Way (2017)

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – I saw Him in the summer of 2014 at Lake Hefner, when our Jewish community and friends prayed for three young men, children of Abraham murdered in another spurt of…

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Commentary Ronald Regan, picture taken from web

For Kids: Tear Down That Wall

By Patrick B. McGuigan Publisher   Education is the source of personal reformation and the pathway to achievement of dreams. Throughout my carrer in writing, reporting and teaching, I have supported education reform in the broadest…

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Business John, a Curbside Chronicle vendor, sells papers in front of Leadership Square in downtown Oklahoma City.  Photo provided.

Oklahoma City’s Curbside Chronicle wins Google Challenge

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Oklahoma City Curbside Chronicle is the winner of the popular vote in the Google.org Impact Challenge. Funds received by the organization total $100,000. Google.org granted $50,000 to four organizations,…

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Special Olympic athletes to compete at 49th annual Summer Games in Stillwater

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK -The campus of Oklahoma State University will welcome more than 5,000 Special Olympics Oklahoma athletes May 16-18 during the 49th annual Special Olympics Summer Games.  Oklahoma staff and thousands of volunteers…

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Health The Diversity Center of Oklahoma’s 4th Annual Gender Diverse & LGBTQ Symposium on June 8 will include speakers (L-R) Human Rights Watch researcher Ryan Thoreson, J.D., and Sage Mauldin, MHR, an Affiliate Faculty Member of the Women’s & Gender Studies Program at the University of Oklahoma.  Photos provided.

Diversity Center of Oklahoma to hold 4th Annual Symposium in Edmond

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Diversity Center of Oklahoma will hold its 4th Annual Mental Health, Prevention & Education Symposium on Friday, June 8. The event will address best practices…

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Center of Family Love sets Fifth Annual Gala, honors Bishop Slattery and CFL founder Loosen

Staff Report The Center of Family Love and the Oklahoma Knights of Columbus will host the 5th Annual Gift of Love Gala on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the National Cowboy & Western…

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