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Archive for: December, 2013

COMMENTARY: Few dare call it bribery: Grants, e-cigs, and another brick in the wall

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  By Patrick B. McGuigan   OKLAHOMA CITY – Call me slow, but don’t call me dumb. Call me patient, but don’t call me long-suffering. Slow to burn? Yep. Clueless? Nope. The Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) is cajoling and pressuring local communities into equating e-cigarettes and similar products (“personal vaporizers” as fans call […]

Dollars and Sense: OK prison reform by the numbers, and in understanding hearts

  By Patrick B. McGuigan   OKLAHOMA CITY – It matters not if true prison reform comes for practical reasons or for more reasons, of some combination of each. What matters is whether or not change will happen. For fiscal reasons, effective alternatives to incarceration for nonviolent crime must be nurtured, to flatten or reverse […]

OKC based Woven ‘comes out’ with new LGBT online resource

When Oklahoma City couple Jamy (left) and Alison Callahan found they needed legal advice they contacted Oklahoma City attorney Kevin L. Miller, a contributing writer for Woven, which is a national web-based company that provides legal and financial resources to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community throughout the U.S.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Woven, LLC, an Oklahoma City-based company, has launched its new website, www.livewoven.com. The site provides legal and financial resources to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community throughout the U.S. The website includes educational content and a national provider directory with attorneys, financial advisors, tax and insurance professionals. […]

Dr. Ed Shadid rebuffs what he calls “tabloid tactics” from The Oklahoman

Mayoral candidate Dr. Ed Shadid, right, rebuffed a news story in the state's largest newspaper during in a Sunday (December 8) press conference at his campaign headquarters in MidTown Oklahoma City. Shadid, the Ward 2 City Council member, was responding to a front page story in The Oklahoman concerning Shadid's efforts to keep under judicial seal some aspects of his 2007 divorce proceedings. Shadid said he is disappointed in “tabloid tactics that make a mockery of our legal system.”

by Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   OKLAHOMA CITY – In a press conference at his MidTown headquarters, mayoral candidate Dr. Ed Shadid fired back at the state’s largest newspaper, The Oklahoman, for a copyrighted story critical of his efforts to keep under judicial seal some aspects of his 2007 divorce. In a statement to […]

State Officials comment on the passing of Former Labor Commissioner Brenda Reneau

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Special to The City Sentinel   OKLAHOMA CITY – Brenda Reneau, the first woman elected to the position of Oklahoma Labor Commissioner, died peacefully in her sleep earlier today of natural causes at her west Oklahoma City home. She was 58. The news came Thursday in a special release by the office of the Oklahoma […]

WRWA Weather Update #2

    OKLAHOMA CITY, December 5, 2013 – Will Rogers World Airport is open with sleet/snow falling.   Flights are arriving and departing with some delays.  As of 5:00 pm, there have been only seven weather-related cancellations, but the airport anticipates several cancellations and delays early tomorrow morning as the snow continues during the overnight hours. […]

WRWA Weather Update #1

    OKLAHOMA CITY, December 5, 2013 – Will Rogers World Airport is open with most flights are currently operating on schedule.   As the storm moves into the airport area, delays and possible cancellations are likely.  The storm may also impact other airports in the region (such as Dallas) which would also impact operations at […]

Make Sure You’re Prepared for the Oklahoma Ice Storm

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By John D. Doak, Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner   Meteorologists are predicting that an ice storm coming to Oklahoma has the potential to cause serious damage to homes and businesses. But what you do today could protect you from the worst of it.   According to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.), damage from snow, ice and […]

Dr. Smith goes to Washington: OK’s favorite (doctor) son rises to national prominence advocating for free markets

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By Patrick B. McGuigan   OKLAHOMA CITY – Opposition to the Affordable Care Act is only one of the reasons Dr. G. Keith Smith is scheduled to appear Monday night on Bill O’Reilly’s Fox News program. Smith and his colleagues have since the early 1990s rebuffed not only federal health care funding, but most “Big […]

Oklahoma City University singers and orchestral musicians will celebrate the annual Christmas Vespers concert on Dec. 6 and 7.

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  December 6th – 7th, 2013 A holiday ensemble of more than 250 Oklahoma City University singers and orchestral musicians will celebrate the annual Christmas Vespers concert on Dec. 6 and 7. The OCU tradition culminates in a candlelight finale. To maintain the chapel’s contemplative atmosphere, audience members must be seated 15 minutes prior to […]

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