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Archive for: June, 2015

Boren: O.U. Seeks Fair solution

“Shepherdess Bringing in Sheep,” by Camille Pissarro

To the Editor of The Tulsa World: Recently the Tulsa World published an Opinion piece about a Pissarro painting, which left out some important facts. [Note: CapitolBeatOK reposted the opinion piece, with permission. There are two sides to the story.  Mr. Meyer, who possessed the painting before the war, tragically lost it to the Nazis […]

EPA awards Rose State College $200,000 grant for wastewater and water treatment systems training

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that
Rose State College will be receiving its second grant for workforce development and job training in the areas of public wastewater and water treatment systems.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Rose State College will receive its second grant for workforce development and job training. The federal grant provides $200,000 to the College to train 80 unemployed or underemployed people (including veterans) to work at public wastewater and water treatment systems. The highly prized […]

Tips to keep your pets safe in the summer heat

With the 4th of July just around the corner, it is important to remember that many pets are disturbed by the loud sounds of fireworks. Keep your pets safe from the noise in a quiet, sheltered and escape-proof area at home. Photo by Darla Shelden

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Summer has arrived with a vengeance and Oklahomans are feeling the heat and so are their furry friends. “Pet owners who enjoy spending time outdoors in the warm weather often bring their pets along,” said Dr. Elisabeth Giedt, director of Continuing Education, Extension and Community Engagement at the Center […]

Oklahomans respond to U.S. Supreme Court ruling on lethal injection protocols

Oklahoma State Attorney General Scott Pruitt and former state Senator Connie Johnson and OK-CADP Chair Connie Johnson speak out on the Supreme Court ruling on Glossip v Gross.  Photos provided

by Patrick B. McGuigan, Editor OKLAHOMA CITY – The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled 5-4 that Oklahoma’s lethal injection protocols are constitutional. Responses from Oklahomans were sharply divided. Governor Mary Fallin commented on the majority opinion in Glossip v. Gross: “The Constitution is clearly not intended to prohibit the death penalty by lethal injection or […]

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

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

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 the case of ‘Obergefell v. Hodges‘ drew sharp criticism from faith community leaders who defend traditional marriage, and from […]

Joyful Oklahoma gay rights advocates applaud High Court’s controversial marriage decision

From left: Troy Stevenson, Freedom Oklahoma Executive Director (at podium) smiles during a rally celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court marriage equality ruling on June 26.  With him are Marty Coltrane, Brett Baldwin, Jim Roth, t. Sheri Dickerson, Mark Henricksen, Freedom OK Chair, Rev. Neill Coffman, and Michael Clark President of OKC Pride.  Photo by Darla Shelden

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – By a 5-4 vote in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, the United State Supreme Court ruled on Friday (June 26) that the rights and privileges of marriage extend to same-sex couples wishing to marry in all 50 states. The outcome triggered words of praise and joyful […]

After Charleston: Overcoming the heart of darkness

Broad Street, Charleston, South Carolina

by Joe Dorman I have struggled with the right words to express my feelings over the shooting in Charleston, South Carolina. This tragedy has been heavily publicized and politicized over the past week. My frustration has grown stronger each day. I knew the pastor who was gunned down, a good man who not only represented […]

Oklahoma Critics of the Affordable Care Act decry U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding subsidies

(L-R) State Senate President Pro Temp Brian Bingman, Jonathan Small, executive vice president for the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA) and State Rep. Mike Ritze are critics of the Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act.

by Patrick B. McGuigan Republican elected officials in Oklahoma quickly decried the U.S. Supreme Court’s 6-3 ruling upholding taxpayer subsidies for insurance coverage, the most signficant financial aspect of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), widely known as ObamaCare. Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, who crafted some of the original arguments against the subsidy system at […]

Supporters of the Affordable Care Act applaud U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding subsidies

The Supreme Court upholds ACA ruling by a vote of 6-3.

by Patrick B. McGuigan, Editor The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled ruled 6-3 to uphold the federal subsidy system in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), widely known as “ObamaCare.” State Senate Minority Leader Randy Bass, D-Lawton, said in a statement sent to The City Sentinel: “The Affordable Care Act is far from perfect, but it […]

Good news for voters … and for Democrats

Tom Guild

To The Editor: Good news on the doorstep…Monday’s Oklahoman (June 22) has as its lead story the movement in the Oklahoman Democratic Party to open its primaries to registered independents. New Democratic Party Chair Mark Hammons promotes the idea and expresses optimism that delegates to the continuation of the recessed May state convention will embrace […]

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