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Archive for: April, 2016

Watch-Out, One: His gut says no indictments in death penalty probe, as Joe Allbaugh tackles Corrections reform

Oklahoma Watch editor David Fritze, at left, interviewed Department of Corrections Interim Director Joe Allbaugh on Tuesday, April 13, 2016. Photo by Walter J. Jacques

by Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Joe Allbaugh, interim director at the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, said “my gut tells me” there will not be any indictments forthcoming as a result of a current multi-county grand jury investigation of the state’s death penalty process. Referring to this reporter Albaugh said, “Pat, I have no […]

Oklahoma Sierra Club participates in Earth(quake) Day Rally at state Capitol

Sierra Club Oklahoma Chapter director Johnson Bridgwater speaks at the state Capitol during the Earth(quake) Day Rally on April 12.  Photo provided.

  By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter On Tuesday, April 12, the Oklahoma Chapter of Sierra Club participated in the “Earth(quake) Day Rally at the state Capitol.  The event was hosted by State Representative Richard Morrissette (D-Oklahoma City). Approximately 100 people attended and heard leaders of ten local organizations speak on the issues of the recent siege […]

CityRep: ‘Ultimately shattering’ drama “’night, Mother” continues at CitySpace Theater until April 17

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Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – When it premiered in the 1980s, Marsha Norman’s drama “’night, Mother” was described in one memorable review as “ultimately shattering.” This reviewer has no hidden agenda. To be clear, to me suicide has always seemed the ultimate example of human surrender, and not at all in a Buddhist sense. […]

Costello family members join to present Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence to Hideaway

From left: Cathy Costello, Gov. Mary Fallin, Labor Commissioner Melissa Houston, and Hideaway-2 Inc. officials Darren Lister, and Brett Murphy.

by Patrick B. McGuigan Oklahoma City – An award for entrepreneurial excellence, named for the late Mark Costello, was recently presented to Hideaway-2., Inc. in Oklahoma City. Cathy Costello, Mark’s widow, joined Gov. Mary Fallin, Labor Commissioner Melissa McLawhorn-Houston, state Rep. Richard Morrissette, D-Oklahoma City, Hideaway officials and other dignitaries for the presentation in early […]

Oklahoma’s March 2016 Gross Receipts to Treasury are lowest in four years

State Treasurer Ken Miller

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – March Gross Receipts to the Treasury are the lowest March total in four years, State Treasurer Ken Miller announced this week. March receipts of $940.4 million are less than March of last year by almost $17 million, or 1.8 percent. It marked an 11th consecutive month of falling collections. At […]

Ten Commandments Monument wouldn’t reflect our actions or our votes

State Rep. George Young

By Dr. George E. Young, Sr. OKLAHOMA CITY — Article 1, Section 2 of the Oklahoma Constitution states: “Perfect toleration of religious sentiment shall be secured, and no inhabitant of the State shall ever be molested in person or property on account of his or her mode of religious worship; and no religious test shall […]

Third annual PAMBE Ghana Fest set for April 9 at St. Paul’s Cathedral

Fair trade shopping will be available at the PAMBE Ghana Fest on Saturday evening, April 9 at St. Paul's Cathedral garden in Oklahoma City.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The third annual PAMBE Ghana Fest will be held on Saturday, April 9 at St. Paul’s Cathedral, NW 7 and Robinson, in Oklahoma City. The family friendly event will feature music, drumming, dancing, international foods, fair-trade shopping, plus the opportunity to support an Oklahoma-launched school in Ghana. Admission, including […]

Oklahoma native son B.J. Thomas to headline Concert for SHINE

American pop singer and native Oklahoman, B.J. Thomas will headline the Concert for SHINE, an annual fundraising event on Thursday, April 28, at Riverwind Casino, south of Norman.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter American pop singer and native Oklahoman, B.J. Thomas will headline the Concert for SHINE, an annual fundraising event on Thursday, April 28, at Riverwind Casino, south of Norman along I-35. SHINE founder and District 2 Oklahoma County Commissioner Brian Maughan said that Thomas had been a target of the […]

Oklahoma City Earth Day events planned throughout April

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma City will hold a variety of eco-friendly events this month to support of Earth Day, which is April 22. Each event gives Oklahomans the opportunity to lend a hand and make the earth a better place to live. During the month of April, the 16th annual LitterBlitz campaign is looking for […]

Kirkpatrick Foundation publishes first ever comprehensive analysis of Oklahoma animals

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Kirkpatrick Foundation has announced the publication of the results of a three-year project on the state of animal well being in Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Animal Study is the first comprehensive analysis on the welfare of Oklahoma Animals. More than 1,200 copies of the 200 page study are being mailed to […]

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