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Archive for: June, 2016

Tips to keep pets safe during the 4th of July weekend

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter With the celebration of the 4th of July nearly upon us, the safety of our pets is something to be prepared for in advance. Loud noises from fireworks throughout the weekend can be a scary ordeal for furry family members. Pets often try to run away in an effort […]

Paseo’s First Friday gallery walk is Friday July 1

The Paseo Arts District’s First Friday Gallery Walk for July will take place on Friday, July 1, from 6-10 p.m.  Photo courtesy of Anke Dodson

Staff Report Oklahoma City – The Paseo Arts District’s First Friday Gallery Walk for July will take place on Friday, July 1, from 6-10 p.m. The Gallery Walk will have 22 galleries featuring over 80 artists who will host opening receptions, promising something for everyone. The Paseo Art Space, at 3022 Paseo, will feature the […]

Capitol Report for June 25: A political novel/thriller, a new era in Indian country, reform strength in Tulsa

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

Commentator Patrick B. McGuigan compared Richard Engle’s “The Last American President” to the political novels of the great Allen Drury in a short review kicking off this week’s edition of Capitol Report, the CBS affiliate in Oklahoma City. The CapitolBeatOK editor commended it to viewers, calling it a timely story in light of this year’s […]

Broad coalition presses for criminal justice reform in Oklahoma

At the podium, Natasha Purnell, formerly incarcerated and now a worker and taxpayer, speaks to supporters moments before she was part of a delegation of Oklahomans submitting signatures seeking ballot status for State Questions 780 and 781. Photo provided by Saxum Public Relations

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor (Second of two articles on the Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform campaign) OKLAHOMA CITY – With signatures totaling more than 220,000 names on a pair of proposed ballot initiatives, chances are that Oklahomans will vote on State Questions 780 and 781 this November. In addition to the broad success in […]

After submission of more than 200,000 signatures, ballot status likely for historic criminal justice reform initiatives

In early June, Ryan Kiesel, at the podium, speaks before criminal justice reform advocates turn in ballot initiative petitions at the office of Oklahoma Secretary of State Chris Benge. Photos by Patrick B. McGuigan

Staff Report (First of two articles on the Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform campaign) OKLAHOMA CITY – A pair of ballot initiatives aiming to advance significant reform in state prison and sentencing policy appear to have qualified for the November general election ballot in Oklahoma. In early June, Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform delivered about […]

Oklahomans attend First Lady Michelle Obama’s United State of Women Summit

First Lady Michelle Obama (left) and Oprah Winfrey discussed the next generation of women during the first ever United State of Women Summit in Washington D.C.   The White House YouTube

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Last month the White House convened the first-ever United State of Women Summit to mark the progress made by and for women and girls domestically and internationally during the Obama Administration. Hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama, female icons Oprah Winfrey, Meryl Streep, Kerry Washington, Tina Fey and Jessica Williams […]

OSU-OKC Farmers Market joins the Double Up program to aid needy families

Beginning July 1, Double Up Oklahoma will provide SNAP recipients the opportunity to stretch their food dollars by matching up to $20 of SNAP benefits per day to buy fresh fruits, vegetables, or food bearing plants that were grown in Oklahoma. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahomans participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will be able to double the fresh fruits and vegetables they purchase at the Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (OSU-OKC) Farmers Market without increasing the amount they spend beginning July 1. The OSU-OKC Famers Market has been chosen to participate in […]

COMMENTARY: As we conclude Immigrant Heritage Month, it’s time for reform

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by Francisco J. Treviño Tulsa, Oklahoma – As business owners, we are aware of the dangers of alienating ourselves from the surrounding community and make conscious decisions each day to further involve ourselves with the public. We do best when we can engage, collaborate, and interact with others. From adapting to customer preferences to creating […]

U.S. Supreme Court slaps down Texas abortion regulations

Supreme Court Justices Stephen Breyer (left) and Clarence Thomas.  File photos

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor The U.S. Supreme Court today (Monday, June 27) struck down a Texas law regulating access to abortion outside of hospitals or facilities with hospital-equivalent services. In Oklahoma, response from abortion advocates praised the decision written by Justice Stephen Breyer. On the other side, opponents of abortion decried the decision. The […]

Potential Bonanza through Internet Gaming available to non-U.S. Citizens, based on Native American lands?

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by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Sovereignty Symposium XXIX 2016, held June 8-9 at the Skirvin Hotel downtown, covered a wide range of cultural, historical and legal issues. The symposium’s closing segment featured four concurrent panels on issues of interest to attorneys who work in Indian Country or deal regularly with issues of […]

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