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OCU book discussion series examines ‘how people deal with hard times »

Staff Report The next Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma book discussion series starting this fall at Oklahoma City University will examine how people deal with hard times. The first book,…

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The Oklahoma Senior Follies at UCO’s Mitchell Hall, August 14-16 »

by Patrick B. McGuigan The annual “Oklahoma Senior Follies” returns August 14-16 at Mitchell Hall. The show’s new venue, at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, is an excellent…

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Self-portrait by Jasmine Johnson, a featured art work from the 2015 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain, will be exhibited at Paseo Arts Space August 5 to August 31.   Photo provided.

First Friday Feature: Tour de Quartz comes to Paseo Art Space »

Staff Report Oklahoma high school students are displaying artwork at Paseo Art Space (3022 Paseo in Oklahoma City) Wednesday, August 5 through Monday, August 31 in conjunction with the Oklahoma…

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Community

ReMerge program holds 7th graduation ceremony at Oklahoma History Center »

Ten Oklahoma women, once facing prison time, have turned their lives around and graduated from the ReMerge program, which is designed to transform pregnant women and mothers facing incarceration into productive community citizens. Photo courtesy of Bill Hellams.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter ReMerge of Oklahoma County is a comprehensive female diversion program designed to transform pregnant…

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Dowling’s Dilemma: Would JFK be tagged a ‘conservative Republican’ today? »

President John F. Kennedy

By Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Paul Dowling runs the website “Eagle Rising.” Based on its content, I doubt…

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Oklahoma Democrats invite Independents into party primaries »

Tom Guild and Susan McCann.  Photos provided.

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Democrats, in convention assembled, on Saturday (July 25) comfortably approved a…

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Oklahoma Democrats invite Independents into party primaries »

Tom Guild and Susan McCann.  Photos provided.

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Democrats, in convention assembled, on Saturday (July 25) comfortably approved a proposal to allow registered Independents to vote in primary elections. Chairman Mark Hammons, who took the reins as party leader at the May 30 “part…

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For city man, no apology and less than full transparency in response to police dog biting incident and home invasion »

Oklahoma City resident Jon Sellers was bitten by a dog under police control of the city police department, although that has never been formally admitted. No formal apology, offer of restitution, or report of remedial action been received by Mr. Sellers, as of July 20, 2015. Photograph by Harold Green

by Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – It rained a lot in Oklahoma City this May, but no rain was falling at about 9:30 p.m. on the evening of Wednesday, May 20. Jon Sellers was inside his apartment on N.W. 26 Street, sitting near the…

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An Open letter to U.S. Rep. Steve Russell: Please support the nuclear agreement with Iran »

Peace House Director Nathanial Batchelder (left and Congressman Steve Russell.  Photos provided.

Dear Congressman Russell: My church’s denomination — the UCC, United Church of Christ — is circulating an alert to support the nuclear agreement with Iran just announced. Not only the US, but China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and Germany have signed this agreement with…

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ANALYSIS, Part 2: Attorney Don Knight, saying Richard Glossip is innocent, points to a web of doubt »

Don Knight, an attorney from Littleton, Colorado who specializes in death penalty litigation, spoke July 13 at an Oklahoma state Capitol press conference. He called on the public to come forth with details on the events of January 7, 1997 at the Best Budget Inn in Oklahoma City. Barry Van Treese, proprietor of the Inn, was murdered. Knight and his allies believe the man sentenced to die for Van Treese's murder, Richard E. Glossip, is innocent. Left of Knight is Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (OK-CADP) board member Margaret Cox. To his right is former state Sen. Connie Johnson, D-Oklahoma City, presently serving as chair of the group.  Photo by Mary E. Sine.

by Patrick B. McGuigan Part two of a two part analysis OKLAHOMA CITY – Depending on their role in a given case, attorneys clashing over major crimes seek to convince judges or juries, or both, of absolute certainty of guilt, or that there is “reasonable…

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Education The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools will honor Dr. Benton C. Clark III, Willa Johnson and Kathy Taylor as new members of the Wall of Fame this November.  Photos provided.

Clark, Johnson and Taylor to be inducted into the Oklahoma City Public Schools Wall of Fame

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools will honor three community and civic leaders adding their names to the Wall of Fame on November 10.  Recognition will take place at the organization’s’…

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Government Sen. Kevin Matthews and Rep. Regina Goodwin.  Photos provided.

Oklahoma Legislative Caucus will focus on education, public safety

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY — Sen. Kevin Matthews, D-Tulsa, says members of the Oklahoma Legislative Black Caucus will focus on improving education and increasing training for some members of law enforcement as well as private security…

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Letter to the Editor – Oklahoma Death Row Inmate

To the Editor: I must admit that, living outside of the state of Oklahoma, I had never heard of Richard Glossip or of his predicament.  After doing so, it’s safe to say that I’m more than…

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Commentary Patrick McGuigan, Publisher, The City Sentinel

This Journalist’s Creed: In Love, Meeting Jesus, Along The Way

by Patrick B. McGuigan Publisher Edmond, Oklahoma – I saw Him last summer at Lake Hefner, when our Jewish community prayed for three young men, children of Abraham murdered in another spurt of violence aimed at…

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Business Sunbeam Family Services, one of Oklahoma City’s longest serving nonprofits, welcomes Paula Gates as the new director of Early Childhood Services.  Photo provided.

Sunbeam Family Services welcomes Paula Gates as Early Childhood Services Director

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Sunbeam Family Services, one of Oklahoma City’s longest serving nonprofits, is expanding its early childhood development programs. This comes as a result of a federal Early Head Start Child Care…

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Is the OKC Thunder title worthy?

Back to the future: How a healthy Thunder will go all the way by Mark Rodgers Sports Editor OKLAHOMA CITY – We’ve grown spoiled by deep playoff runs around here lately. The Thunder have dominated the…

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Health Dangerously hot weather has arrived in Oklahoma and the American Red Cross reminds everyone that there are steps they should take to stay safe during this hot weather.  Photo provided.

Red Cross tips to stay safe in summer’s sweltering heat

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Everyone has probably noticed, dangerously hot weather has arrived in Oklahoma prompting the American Red Cross to remind everyone of the steps they should take to stay safe during hot…

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Faith Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, leader of the Catholic Church in central and western Oklahoma.  Photo Provided

Defenders of traditional marriage lament Court’s controversial ‘Obergefell v. Hodges’ decision

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Defenders of traditional marriage on Friday (June 26) lamented the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision extending marriage rights to same-sex unions in all 50 states. The 5-4 vote in…

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