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Archive for: February, 2016

Capitol Report for Feb. 13 : McGuigan and Cameron on the legislative start, reporting A.G. Pruitt’s comments

News9 reporter Alex Cameron (left) and CapitolBeakOK / City Sentinel editor Pat McGuigan

In the February 13 segment of Capitol Report on News9, the CBS News affiliate in Oklahoma City, Patrick B. McGuigan discussed the budget squeeze with reporter Alex Cameron. The general revenue fund shortfall for this year is already several hundred million dollars, and is expected to reach at least $1.3 billion in Fiscal Year 2017. […]

Advertising opportunities for March 2016 edition of The City Sentinel close on Tues, Feb 23

Heart of the city pic

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Advertising opportunities for The City Sentinel newspaper’s March 2016 print edition wrap up on Tuesday, February 23. Publisher Patrick B. McGuigan made the announcement Friday, February 19. “We are closing this print edition a few days early to accommodate the needs of our loyal advertisers and any potential new advertisers, […]

Every now and then, she’s right: Fallin’s corrections reform are needed

Joe Dorman

by Joe Dorman Like many of you, I have grown tired of the constant attacks on candidates and public officials. I want to take a different approach and say something nice about my former opponent, Mary Fallin. I empathize with Governor Fallin on how bad things are at the State Capitol. Early press has covered […]

Altered Barbie Art Party set to benefit Women Lead Oklahoma

The Altered Barbie Art Party opening reception will be held at Graphite Elements and Design Studio on Feb. 20 to benefit Women Lead Oklahoma.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Altered Barbie Art Party is possibly one of this season’s more eclectic art events to take place in Oklahoma City this year. The opening reception, benefitting the organization Women Lead Oklahoma, will be held on Saturday, February 20 from 7 – 11 p.m. at Graphite Elements and Design […]

By the numbers, for whom the bells toll: 1 grand jury, (more than) 2 death penalty foes, 3 resignations, 4 months of investigation, and 5 men – including Richard Glossip – on death row


By Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – After the near-execution of Richard Glossip on September 30, 2015, Attorney General Scott Pruitt — with the agreement of Governor Mary Fallin — sought a 37-day stay of execution while a range of irregularities in the state’s death penalty process were investigated. The stay, approved by the judiciary, […]

Activist Erin Brockovich to participate in three Oklahoma earthquake forums

Environmental activist Erin Brockovich

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter On Tuesday, February 23, consumer advocate and environmental activist Erin Brockovich will participate in a public earthquake forum hosted by Oklahoma State Rep. Richard Morrissette (D-Oklahoma City). The event will take place at the University of Central Oklahoma Constitution Hall from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. During the forum panelists […]

Time for Oklahomans to pay attention: William F. Buckley, Jr. on Donald Trump

William F. Buckley, Jr (left). and Donald Trump

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Last month, National Review magazine, in its print and online editions, gathered a broad range of right-of-center opinion leaders to present, as the magazine cover explained, the case “Against Trump.” In response to the work of National Review editors, Donald Trump delivered these nuggets via social media: […]

More than the Richard Glossip case: For the Constitution, for social justice, for reasons pragmatic and humane, put the death penalty into mothballs

Richard Glossip

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor Oklahoma City – The execution of Richard Glossip, a resident of death row at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester for 18 years, has been delayed four times. He ordered three “final meals,” and ate two of them, each time awaiting his date with lethal injection. After nearly two decades […]

Catholic Charities to host 34th Green Tie Gala benefiting homeless services

Oklahomans are invited to attend the Catholic Charities’ 34th Annual Green Tie Gala, on Friday, February 26, at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The public is invited to attend the Catholic Charities’ 34th Annual Green Tie Gala, on Friday, February 26, at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, 1700 N.E. 63rd St, Oklahoma City.  The evening will begin at 6 p.m. Gala festivities will include live and silent auctions, featuring international trips and […]

COMMENTARY: Dust to dust, ashes to ashes … Reflections on law, mortality and the meaning of words

Justice Antonin Scalia

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor This past week was Ash Wednesday. Words associated with it are as meaningful as all words in Scripture. When the faithful gather to receive the remains of burnt Palms, we are reminded, “Remember that you are dust, and unto dust you shall return.” These are solemn words, worth hearing. In […]

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