The City Sentinel
Archive for: August, 2014

John Handy Edwards – Candidate for Oklahoma Senate District 40

Former Gov. Brad Henry, with Oklahoma Senate District 40 candidate John Handy Edwards and his wife Sarah. Photo provided.

  By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Born and raised in Oklahoma City, attorney John Handy Edwards is running for Oklahoma Senate District 40. Edwards will face off against the Republican nominee (Ervin Yen or Steve Kern) in November. “I decided to run to provide an alternative to the standard political gamesmanship and partisanship that […]

COMMENTARY: For a serious November election, vote for a serious runoff candidate: Connie Johnson

Connie Johnson

COMMENTARY By Patrick B. McGuigan Publisher   OKLAHOMA CITY – In 1978, Democrats in the Fifth Congressional District inexplicably nominated Jesse D. Knipp for the U.S. House. He was the quintessential unserious candidate. He humiliated the party of Jefferson. U.S. Rep. Mickey Edwards, after just one term in Washington, won by a 4-1 margin in […]

The City Sentinel Runoff Endorsements, August 26, 2014


  Runoff Endorsements, August 26, 2014   U.S. Senate, Democratic nomination Constance Johnson   U.S. House Fifth District, Democratic nomination Tom Guild   U.S. House Fifth District, Republican nomination Patrice Douglas   Superintendent of Public Instruction, Democratic nomination Freda Deskin   State House, District 88, Democratic nomination Paula Sophia   State House, District 99, Democratic […]

Political neophyte backs Democrats, garners “dark money,” and wants to be GOP state Senate nominee


by Patrick B. McGuigan   OKLAHOMA CITY – As summer’s near-100 degree days persist, one of the most heated legislative campaigns is the Republican runoff in state Senate District 40, where the two remaining contenders are maneuvering to replace state Sen. Cliff Branan, who is leaving the Legislature due to term limits. With the runoff […]

Oklahoma City Philharmonic announces 2014-2015 season

Designed especially for ages 4 through 12, these concerts enhance a child's musical education and begin a life-long love of music. Conductor Matthew Troy, has planned concerts titled "Cartoon Classics," "Knights & Princesses," and "A Concert for the Planet."

Staff Report Coming soon: The 26th season of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and Maestro Joel Levine. Highlights include pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, the concert staging of “Ellis Island: The Dream of America,”the first OKC Phil appearance of actor/singer/writer/producer, Jason Alexander, the return of Broadway’s Beth Leavel in “The Christmas Show”, and an HD night at the […]

Free job training at Rose State College


Staff Report The Rose State College Green Jobs Training Institute, in partnership with the U.S. EPA, is currently offering FREE job training for the water and wastewater sector. The training consists of three consecutive weeks of instruction and will culminate with four certifications for the graduate. Oklahoma D Water and D Wastewater Operator OSHA 40 […]

Annual Oklahoma City Storytelling Festival welcomes the “Divine Miss E”Elizabeth Ellis

Elizabeth Ellis, also known as “the Divine Miss E” will perform this month at the 34th Annual Oklahoma City Storytelling Festival at the Oklahoma History Center. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Arts Council of Oklahoma City’s 34th Annual Oklahoma City Storytelling Festival will be held at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 21-23. Named one of the best places to hear or tell a tale, the Festival celebrates the art of storytelling and […]

Paula Sophia, a true progressive candidate for House District 88

Former Oklahoma City beat cop and veteran of Operation Desert Storm, Paula Sophia is running as a Democratic candidate for House District 88. Photo by Darla Shelden.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter A friend and fund raising event was recently held for Oklahoma House District 88 candidate Paula Sophia at the District House Coffee Shop in the Plaza District. The hosts included Oklahoma City Council Members Ed Shadid and Pete White, progressive philanthropist Bob Lemon, and his daughter Robyn Lemon Sellers […]

Myriad Botanical Gardens and the Urban Ad Coalition Present Film Series


StaffReport Oklahoma City’s Myriad Botanical Gardens and the newly-formed Urban Ag Coalition have teamed up to present a series of programs designed to raise awareness Series sponsors are TLC Garden Centers, with support from Myriad Botanical Gardens and Transition OKC. What is the Urban Ag Coalition? Transition OKC and its partners CommonWealth Urban Farms, Closer […]

Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs advances free market policies in the Heartland

Businessman Steve Seal, state Rep. Linda Upmeyer of Iowa, and Jonathan Small, vice president for policy at the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA) in Oklahoma City. Small, a certified public accountant known for his critical analyses of state government spending practices, was designated the Private Sector Member of the Year for the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Seal is national chairman of ALEC's Private Enterprise Advisory Council; Rep. Upmeyer is ALEC's national chairman for 2014. Small garnered the honor at ALEC’s 41st annual meeting in Dallas, Texas.
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By Patrick B. McGuigan Publisher The Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA) is a leading free market think tank, and the state’s most influential research organization. The latest sign of the group’s impact came at the recent national meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in Dallas. Jonathan Small, OCPA’s vice president for policy, […]

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