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Archive for: May, 2015

OU Pride gets “warmed up” on the Gridiron

Oklahoma City Gridiron cast members are pictured during recent rehearsals for the 2015 version of the annual show. From left, Bob Hale, retired Oklahoman reporter John Greiner, OU Journalism veteran Judy Murphy, and radio journalist Jim Palmer. Performances of this annual roast/parody of national, state and lcoal politics will be 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 4, 5 and 6, at the University of Central Oklahoma's Mitchell Hall. For more information about the Gridiron, visit http://www.okcgridiron.org/ … Tickets by phone are available through TicketStorm: 866-966-1777. Photo by Andrew Harris, for The City Sentinel Online

Staff Report The Oklahoma City Gridiron Show makes a habit to “singe but not burn” its targets – prominent national, state and local public figures. This year’s cast members include radio journalist “Eggman,” retired Oklahoma Capitol reporter John Greiner, Oklahoma Watch managing editor David Fritze, Gridiron star Jane Hall, and University of Central Oklahoma Journalism […]

2015 OKC Pride Week to feature Village People, En Vogue and community solidarity

OKC Pride Weekend, from June 20-22, will include a block party featuring live performances by the Village People and En Vogue on the 39th Street Strip, a two-day arts festival and the ever-popular OKC Pride Parade. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKC Pride Week 2015 will be held June 15-21 on the 39th Street Strip at 39th & N. Pennsylvania Ave.   The week’s events will include a free outdoor concert and Block Party on Friday June 19, an Arts Festival, Saturday and Sunday, June 20-21, closing with the OKC Pride Parade […]

Oklahoma Gridiron Journalists Rehearse

Oklahoma City Gridiron cast members are pictured during recent rehearsals for the 2015 version of the annual show. From left, Bob Hale, retired Oklahoman reporter John Greiner, OU Journalism veteran Judy Murphy, and radio journalist Jim Palmer.
Photo by Andrew Harris, for The City Sentinel Online

Staff Report Performances of the annual roast/parody of national, state and local politics, the Oklahoma City Gridiron Show, will be 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 4, 5 and 6, at the University of Central Oklahoma’s Mitchell Hall. For more information about the Gridiron, visit the website.  Tickets by phone are available through […]

3rd annual Equality Run set for June 20 benefitting Freedom Oklahoma

Together We Will Will art

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The third annual Equality Run 5K/10K/1-Mile will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. June 20, along the Oklahoma River at Wiley Post Park. 2021 S. Robinson Avenue, just south of Downtown OKC. The event benefits Freedom Oklahoma, Oklahoma’s statewide LGBT advocacy organization. State Rep. Emily Virgin (D-Norman) will serve […]

ANALYSIS: On the Cherokee fishing/hunting compact, ‘Everything is Everything’ – so stay tuned for details

Bill John Baker, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation

by Patrick B. McGuigan Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin will travel to Tahlequah today (Friday, May 29) to meet Principal Chief Bill John Baker and Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden. In a 1 p.m. ceremony at the W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex, Fallin and Baker may sign a compact to granting – or, as some prefer to […]

Support builds to include Independent voters in Democratic primaries and runoffs

Tom Guild

To The Editor: Strong support continues to build among organizations and Democrats to invite registered Independents to vote in Democratic primaries. The Brennan Institute, Change Oklahoma, and the Brennan Society are on board, as are Governors Brad Henry and David Walters, Attorney General Drew Edmondson, Democratic State Senate Leader Randy Bass of Lawton, Democratic State […]

Oklahoma Democrats gather for Carl Albert dinner, 2015 convention

Dana Orwig (left) and Connie Johnson.  Photos provided.

By Patrick B. McGuigan Editor OKLAHOMA CITY – The Democratic Party of Oklahoma will hold its annual Carl Albert fund-raising dinner, the state convention, and related events this weekend. Highlights at the convention will include consideration of a proposal from a two-time party nominee for Congress to open the primary and runoff process to Independent […]

Nebraska abolishes capital punishment, Oklahoma opponents of penalty cheer

The Nebraska Legislature has abolished capital punishment, overriding a gubernatorial veto to do so.

By Patrick B. McGuigan Editor OKLAHOMA CITY – The Nebraska Legislature has abolished capital punishment, overriding a gubernatorial veto to do so. “Nebraska’s experience abolishing the death penalty this week is a testament to the legislative process — in short, it works,” said Connie Johnson, chair of the Oklahoma Coalition Against the Death Penalty (OK-CADP). […]

Oklahoma City GRIDIRON moves to UCO’s Mitchell Hall June 4, 5, 6

Gridiron poster 2015

Staff Report The Oklahoma City Gridiron Club’s annual political satire show, is moving to UCO’s Mitchell Hall in Edmond June 4-5-6. The show, where members of the club take on roles of national, state and local politicians and other personalities, is the club’s main fundraiser for journalism scholarships. “The Gridiron has been delighting Oklahoma audiences […]

Oklahoma Democratic leaders blast 2015 Legislature’s final budget, Republican agenda

Senate Minority Leader Randy Bass, D-Lawton, decried the new state budget, and Republican legislative priorities, in comments after the session ended on Friday.  Photo Provided

Patrick B. McGuigan Editor OKLAHOMA CITY – State Sen. Randy Bass, D-Lawton, led a chorus of Democrats decrying most results of the 2015 legislative session, starting with the budget sent to Gov. Mary Fallin last Friday night. “The most important thing we needed to do this year was fully fund our schools. But, yet again, […]

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