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Archive for: November, 2015

Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association touts results of economic impact study


Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma’s education funding garnered more than $1 billion in the last decade as a result of earmarked contributions from Tribal Governmental Gaming, according to the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (OIGA). During an event Tuesday (November 17) at the Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum, the OIGA released findings from the 2015 Inaugural […]

Former Gov. David Walters urges Democrats to make their voices heard

Former Oklahoma Governor David Walters delivered his message at the Oklahoma County Democratic Party Noon Luncheon laced with his typical wry Walters humor.  Photo by Darla Shelden

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Newspaper President of Walters Power International and former Oklahoma Governor, David Walters was guest speaker on Friday the 13th  during the Oklahoma County Democratic Party Noon Luncheon. The weekly event is held at the landmark Boulevard Cafeteria on N. Dewey in Oklahoma City. The Governor delivered his message laced with his […]

Editor’s Notebook: Cathy’s grace, AJ touts progress reducing juvenile incarceration, Anastasia looks at Kindergarten preparation

Cathy Costello (left) and State Sen. Anastasia Pittman.  Photos provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – From the editor’s notebook, Cathy Costello gracefully accepted her husband’s replacement at the Oklahoma Department of Labor, AJ Griffin applauded lower incarceration rates for youthful offenders, and Anastasia Pittman led scrutiny of pre-school policies. Early this month, Governor Mary Fallin appointed a close aide to Attorney General Scott Pruitt to […]

Environmental groups to host screening of earthquake documentary “Oklahoma Shakedown”


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter A filmmaker and members of activist environmental groups say that finally the voice of average Oklahomans, whose lives are affected by the state’s recent onset of earthquakes, will be heard in a one-hour documentary entitled, “Oklahoma Shakedown.” On Tuesday, November 17, a new film will reveal those stories. A […]

Oklahoma state Rep. Charlie Joyner announces he will not seek re-election in 2015

State Rep. Charlie Joyner

Staff Report MIDWEST CITY –announced last week that he will not seek re-election in 2016. Joyner is currently serving his fifth term in the Oklahoma House of Representatives. The Republican lawmaker cited a desire to spend more time with his wife, Gwen, and family as the reason behind his decision. “It has been an honor […]

State Education Department forms task force in response to fraud in Swink, Oklahoma

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister. Photo provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – In the wake of alleged misappropriation of funds at Swink Public Schools, the Oklahoma State Board of Education has established a task force to create an action plan for the school district in southeastern Oklahoma. Board members and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister expressed concerns that a Broken […]

After Paris: Rep. Wesselhoft joins OU students for city event, OCU hosts dialogue lecture

Dr. Charles Kimball (left and State Rep. Paul Wesselhoft.  Photos provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Two programs scheduled for Tuesday are among many local observances coming in wake of events in Paris. State Rep. Paul Wesselhoft, R-Oklahoma City, is joining a student group from the University of Oklahoma to honor victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris. At Oklahoma City University, Dr. Charles Kimball, a […]

Letter to the Editor: To disable an enemy, respect them

Paris, France skyline.  Photo - public domain.

To The Editor: Islamic societies try to destroy European culture. France tried to buy the Islamic folk long ago, it didn’t work. The British tried a divide-and-conquer military approach, it didn’t work. The United States tried to bomb them back to the Stone Age, it didn’t work. The reason for these failures is the same: […]

Group says Boren tax hike petition violates state Constitution, should not be on ballot

Dave Bond

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY  – The head of a nonpartisan advocacy organization on Thursday (November 12) filed a formal protest with the Oklahoma Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of Initiative Petition 403, the proposal by University of Oklahoma President David Boren to fund teacher salary increases by making Oklahomans pay the nation’s highest sales tax […]

Oklahoma Interfaith group plans “prayers for Paris” in response to terrorist attacks

Members of the “Interfaith Community” here in the state capital city announced plans Saturday (November 14) to offer “prayers for Paris” (#Prayers4Paris) on Sunday evening (November 15).

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Members of the “Interfaith Community” here in the state capital city announced plans Saturday (November 14) to offer “prayers for Paris” (#Prayers4Paris) on Sunday evening (November 15). In a statement, the group said: “The attacks in both Paris and Beirut are heart wrenching and display the worst […]

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