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Archive for: July, 2015

Planned Parenthood CEO Anita Fream steps down after 17 years of service to Oklahoma women

Feminist icon and keynote speaker Gloria Steinem (left) stands with former Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma CEO Anita Fream during the 2013 CHOICES Gala. Photo courtesy of Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter After serving as CEO of Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma (PPCO) for nearly two decades, Anita Fream has stepped down. In June, PPCO Director of External Affairs, Keri Parks sent out an email that said, “We have recently announced that our CEO of seventeen years, Anita Fream, will retire at […]

Popular Capitol Steps brings political humor to OCCC

Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) and KGOU Radio present the popular political satire group The Capitol Steps on Saturday, August 22 in the college’s Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) and KGOU Radio present the popular political satire group The Capitol Steps, on Saturday, August 22.  The event will take place at 8 p.m. in the college’s Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater. Over 30 years ago the Washington DC-based Capitol Steps began as […]

ANALYSIS: As Democrat waits for September, in House District 85 GOP candidates stress conservative themes – and ties to David Dank

David Dank

By Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma’s House 85 is an odd-shaped “bowling ball” district stretching from solidly Republican areas around Lake Hefner in northwest Oklahoma City and into half of the historic Crown Heights neighborhood north of downtown. In a competitive Republican primary scheduled for July 14, four credible multi-issue conservatives are vying […]

Death Penalty foes schedule Capitol press conference for Monday morning

Sister Helen Prejean (at podium) speaks at a press conference last February on behalf of death row inmate Richard Glossip along with speakers BradyHenderson, Legal Director for ACLU-OK; William Tabbernee, Ex Director, Okahoma Conference of Churches;Rev. Adam Leathers, OK-CADP spokesperson;  and attorneys Mark Henricksen and Lanita Henricksen.  Photo by Darla Shelden

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Opponents of the ultimate sanction have slated a press conference on Monday morning (July 13) to present their case against execution of Richard Glossip, now on death row at the state prison in McAlester. Participants will include Don Knight, an attorney who believes Glossip was wrongly convicted […]

Oklahoma’s first overnight grief camp proves to be huge success

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Tristesse Healing Hearts Grief Center held Oklahoma’s first overnight grief camp for kids and teens last month in Tulsa, at Camp Loughridge, 4900 W 71st Street. The Healing Hearts Camp was provided free of charge to 57 children in need. The camp was designed to help children ages […]

Pharmacists thank U.S. Rep. Mullin for resolution

Shonda Lassiter, DPh

To The Editor: On behalf of the Oklahoma Pharmacists Association, I would like to thank Congressman Markwayne Mullin, R-Tulsa, for co-sponsoring House Resolution 592, The Pharmacy and Medically Under-served Areas Enhancement Act. This legislation promotes increased access to care for patients who are otherwise medically under-served. It is vital for pharmacies and pharmacists to continue […]

State Rep. Wesselhoft to host lectures on stolen Jewish art treasures

‘Woman in Gold,’ a painting that was the “star” of a recent Helen Mirren movie, was stolen from a Jewish family in the years of the Nazi-driven Holocaust. It is the best known of the scores of such paintings around the world.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA City – State Rep. Paul Wesselhöft announced Thursday (July 9) that he will be hosting a series of lectures during the next several months to raise more awareness of a stolen Jewish painting being displayed at the Fred Jones, Jr. Museum of Art in Norman. Wesselhöft has been protesting and encouraging the […]

Rep. James Lockhart argues for bi-partisan reapportionment commission

Oklahoma State Rep. James Lockhart

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – A state lawmaker said Tuesday (July 7) that he intends to again push legislation next year that would create a bi-partisan commission to apportion legislative districts after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a similar plan in Arizona last week. State Rep. James Lockhart said people from all over the state are […]

Oklahoma Treasurer says gross receipts slip again in June

Oklahoma State Treasurer Ken Miller

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – For a second consecutive month, and the fourth time this fiscal year, monthly Gross Receipts to the Treasury were less than collections from the prior year, State Treasurer Ken Miller announced at a State Capitol news conference on Wednesday (July 8). June gross receipts fell slightly below $1 billion and […]

Clark, Johnson and Taylor to be inducted into the Oklahoma City Public Schools Wall of Fame

The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools will honor Dr. Benton C. Clark III, Willa Johnson and Kathy Taylor as new members of the Wall of Fame this November.  Photos provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools will honor three community and civic leaders adding their names to the Wall of Fame on November 10.  Recognition will take place at the organization’s’ 31st annual Wall of Fame Humanitarian Awards dinner. This year’s honorees are Dr. Benton C. Clark III, Willa Johnson […]

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