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Archive for: January, 2016

City Parks & Recreation ‘Daddy-Daughter’ dances in early February

Young Oklahoma City girls dance to the rhythm at the 2015 Daddy-Daughter Dance sponsored by the Oklahoma City Parks & Recreation Department. Photo Provided

Staff Report Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Oklahoma City Parks & Recreation Department will roll out the carpet for their Daddy-Daughter Dance. Two dances are available this year, on Thursday, February 4 and Friday, February 5. The dances will run from 7 until 9 p.m. in the Civic Center Music Hall’s Meinders Hall […]

Oklahoma City University students perform high school construction work in Belize

Oklahoma City University students early this month completed a seven-day stint contructing part of a high school in Belize, a nation in Central America. Photo Provided

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Students from Oklahoma City University constructed part of a high school in Belize during the winter break. The Reverend Charles Neff, Vice President for church relations, lead a group of 11 students and three family members to Belmopan, Belize Jan. 2 – 9. The students, ranging from freshmen to graduate […]

Rep. Morrissette’s Earthquake Damage Hearing Friday, January 15

State Rep. Richard Morrissette

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – An “earthquake damage reparation fund” financed from a fee levied on oilpatch wastewater pumped into disposal wells will be among several ideas discussed Friday during a public hearing at the State Capitol. The event is being organized by state Rep. Richard Morrissette, D-Oklahoma City. The public forum is scheduled for […]

News9 Capitol Report (January 9): Oklahoma budget stress, Pruitt and Jones clash, surprising choice for Corrections

alex and pat

CS Online Pat & Alex Capitol Report for 1-9-16 On the Jan. 9 edition of Capitol Report on News9, Pat McGuigan sketched Oklahoma Treasurer Ken Miller’ year-end report on state tax revenues. For the first time since the Great Recession of 2009, annual gross receipts were lower than the year before by $361.75 million. However, […]

Commercial Real Estate summit January 28 at UCO

David Chapman

Staff Report The Central Oklahoma Commercial Association of REATLORS® (COCAR) is hosting their first annual Commercial Real Estate Summit™ on January 28, 2016 at the University of Central Oklahoma Nigh University Center. COCAR has partnered with Dr. David Chapman, Assistant Professor of Real Estate, to create this event to benefit the UCO Real Estate Foundation […]

Arkansas as a Tipping Point, and critiques of a one-cent sales tax hike for education

Greg Kaza

By Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Greg Kaza, executive director of the Arkansas Policy Foundation, believes “ideas have consequences.” He carries the torch for greater economic opportunities in a state where automobile tags project pride with the slogan “Land of Opportunity.” A multi-issue conservative policy analyst, Kaza covered many aspects of his work […]

Diversi-Tea! – an Intercultural tea for women set for January 17

On Sunday, January 17, an Intercultural Program called Diversi-Tea will feature children’s book author and storyteller Colleen Iasiello at the St. Paul Episcopal Cathedral in Oklahoma City.  Photo provided

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter On Sunday, January 17, an Intercultural Program called Diversi-Tea will feature children’s book author and storyteller Colleen Iasiello. The event will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at the St. Paul Episcopal Cathedral, 127 NW 7th Street, across from the OKC Memorial Museum. “The Diversi-Tea will be a […]

OKC Council adds LGBT protections to housing discrimination laws

The Oklahoma City Council recently voted 5-4 (Tuesday, January 5) to add LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) protections to its housing discrimination ordinance. Photo by Marcus Prince.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Oklahoma City Council recently voted (Tuesday, January 5) 5-4 to add LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) protections to its housing discrimination ordinance. Besides adding protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity, the amendment adds protections for familial status, disability and age. Oklahoma City’s updated housing protections will […]

OKC 2016 MLK Holiday Celebration events planned

The 2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday celebration, themed “The Color of Unity” will take place Monday, January 18 in downtown Oklahoma City.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma City’s 2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration, themed “The Color of Unity” will take place on Monday, January 18, the national holiday bearing King’s name. The public is invited to attend. Organized by the Oklahoma City Martin Luther King Holiday Coalition, the daylong event is one of […]

Gross Receipts ot Oklahoma Treasury fall in 2015 – first drop since the 2009 Great Recession

State Treasurer Ken Miller

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Gross Receipts to the Treasury during the 2015 calendar year are less than the prior calendar year, the first time that has happened since the end of the Great Recession in 2009, State Treasurer Ken Miller announced last week. Annual Gross Receipts to the Treasury contracted by 3 percent compared […]

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