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Archive for: July, 2016

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U.S. Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma leads push for Conscience Protection Act of 2016

U.S. Sen. James Lankford

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – U.S. Sen. James Lankford is leading, in the upper chamber of Congress, the push for a new federal law reestablishing legal protections to individuals and institutions who object to abortion. The action comes after two years of activity by the Obama Administration shifting enforcement of  previous underlying […]

COMMENTARY: For the sake of the ten, for the sake of us all – 2016’s new hope for criminal justice reform

City Sentinel editor, Patrick B. McGuigan

Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – American prisons are too often graduate schools of crime, places where foundational purposes of Western law – restitution and justice – have become distant dreams, the equivalent of myths. In Oklahoma, prisons and jails are more crowded than ever, as Corrections trails only Health Care as a cost-driver […]

Capitol Report for July 23: Praising KIPP’s ‘a man on fire’ – and a ‘different and diminished party’

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

In this week’s Capitol Report segment, Patrick B. McGuigan applauded a compromise plan that will allow the KIPP Academy charter school to expand into elementary grades (in 2017) and into high school (in 2018). Quoting syndicated columnist Walter Williams, the CapitolBeatOK editor said poor academic performance for inner-city schools is not preordained. “What happens at […]

ANALYSIS As the future rushes in: Tuition hikes and horses and buggies vs. MOOCs and Innovation

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by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Tuition at Oklahoma’s 25 public colleges and universities will go up an average of 8.4 percent this year, the Associated Press reports. Hikes for undergraduates will range from Langston’s 3.7 percent boost to about 13 percent at Rose State. The state Higher Education Regents and Chancellor Glen […]

Apple and Donate Life America join to promote organ donation through Health app

Apple® and Donate Life America have announced that, for the first time ever, iPhone® users will be able to sign up to be an organ, eye and tissue donor right from the Health app starting this fall. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Apple® corporation and Donate Life America have announced that, for the first time ever, iPhone® users will be able to sign up to be an organ, eye and tissue donor right from the Health app. The new feature will be part of iOS 10, the next version of Apple’s mobile operating system, […]

Coat-A-Kid program brings warmth to OKCPS students in need

In 2015, Sonic Drive-In donated coats to Wilson Elementary during the OKC Public School Coat-A-Kid fundraising drive.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS) and The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools (http://okckids.com/index.php ) are seeking community partners to reach their fundraising goal this winter for the Coat-A-Kid program. Foundation President and CEO Mary Mélon and OKCPS Acting Superintendent Aurora Lora are working together to raise $120,000 by […]

Third annual OKC Pet Expo returns to State Fair grounds

On August 6 and 7, the 3rd annual Oklahoma City Pet Expo will be held at the Oklahoma State Fair Centennial Building offering low cost immunizations, pet adoptions and more. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter On Saturday and Sunday, August 6 and 7, the 3rd annual Oklahoma City Pet Expo will be held at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds.  The event will take place on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Centennial Building. 3001 […]

Capitol Report for July 17: Pressing for affordable higher education, organized violence contrasts with peaceful protests

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

In this week’s Capitol Report segment for News9, the CBS affiliate in Oklahoma City, Patrick B. McGuigan hailed efforts to make education affordable for more Oklahomans. Langston-OKC has established a “next-door” relationship with Millwood Schools, creating efficiencies and greater collaboration. Oklahoma City University announced reduced tuition for Energy-related courses, to help professionals develop greater skills […]

Oklahoma’s new Painted Sky Opera – A review of ‘La Cantarina, ‘ with a look ahead to ‘The Medium’ and Verdi’s ‘La Traviata’

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by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor Painted Sky Opera, a new opera company operating from Oklahoma City, made a fine start this summer, whetting the appetite for future professional productions. Company founders Barbara Fox DeMaio and Rob Glaubitz, in a press release before the troupe’s first performance, said artistic excellence in Oklahoma City will leap forward […]

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