The City Sentinel
Archive for: March, 2014

Ed Shadid will continue discussion of city issues, and ‘start again in the morning’

From left, Ward 2 City Councilman Dr. Ed Shadid with his children, Zane, Maya, Dahlia and former wife Dina at the Shadid campaign Watch Party held at Farmers Public Market.
Photo by Darla Shelden

  By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   After a rigorous campaign launched last August by Ward 2 City Councilman Dr. Ed Shadid, he joined about 200 supporters, including fellow City Councilman (Ward 7) John Pettis at his mayoral watch party held at the Farmers Public Market. The evening ended with a heartfelt concession speech, recognizing […]

Oklahoma measures would cut income tax rates – in January 2016

David Bond

By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   OKLAHOMA CITY – At the Legislature, proposals actually to reduce income taxes in Oklahoma are back on track, but with a twist. Still alive and kicking about the legislative process are competing proposals that include “triggers” requiring tax revenue growth. If passed, any income tax reduction actually won’t […]

Analyzing mortgage meltdown part II: bigger and badder than last time. Impacting on-time borrowers plus others denied hardship refinancing

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By Stacy Martin, Managing Editor The City Sentinel Over 10,000 mortgage borrowers in Oklahoma County alone are now in the foreclosure pipeline by mortgage servicers accused of ripping off borrowers at the slightest opportunity, Oklahoma County records show. If current trends continue, many more will shortly join them. Isn’t this disturbing trend counterintuitive in a […]

Joe Dorman, Democratic candidate for governor, declares opposition to Common Core

Representative Joe Dorman, Candidate for Governor of Oklahoma. Picture from web

By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher OKLAHOMA CITY — State Rep. Joe Dorman, D-Rush Springs, is the likely Democratic nominee for governor of Oklahoma this year. He is a long -shot in the Sooner State, where statewide political offices are dominated by Republicans, including incumbent Mary Fallin. Still, Dorman – pegged as a moderate during […]

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