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Archive for: July, 2016

By the numbers: Washington Post investigation in 2015 found 990 police-involved killings in U.S.

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by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor The City Sentinel OKLAHOMA CITY – A Washington Post investigation completed late last year found a total of 990 police-involved killings across the United States, including 32 in Oklahoma. Nationally, in four percent of the cases, the incident involved white police officers killing an unarmed black man. The Post also […]

Black Lives Matter Oklahoma, ACLU and others plan peaceful protest and vigil on Sunday

Local organizations, including Black Lives Matter Oklahoma are planning a peaceful protest and vigil on Sunday, July 10 in downtown Oklahoma City.  Black Lives Matter Facebook Photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter July 8, 2016,  Updated July 10, 2016 Following the recent fatal shootings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and other recent killings of black Americans, Black Lives Matter Oklahoma, OKC Artists for Justice, NAACP OKC, the MLK Coalition, and the ACLU of Oklahoma will hold a peaceful protest and memorial […]

Gross Receipts to Oklahoma Treasury: June report documents ‘downward trajectory,’ scope of Recession

State Treasurer Ken Miller

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Gross Receipts to the Treasury continued on a downward trajectory during the month of June and Fiscal Year 2016, as economic data released during the month shows the state entered a recession more than a year ago, State Treasurer Ken Miller said Wednesday (July 6) during a state Capitol […]

Oklahoma Sierra Club releases 2016 Legislative Scorecard

Johnson Bridgwater, director and lobbyist for the Sierra Club Oklahoma Chapter, has released the 2016 Sierra Club Legislative Scorecard.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Oklahoma Chapter of Sierra Club has released its 2016 Legislative Scorecard authored by Johnson Bridgwater, the organization’s director and state lobbyist. “Overall, we were pleased that the worst legislation from an environmental perspective failed to make any progress,” Bridgwater said. “But we also saw things like the loss […]

Oklahoma City June 2016 sales tax summary: Collections down 7.7 percent from last year


Staff Report The June sales tax report shows General Fund collections in Oklahoma City were down 7.7 percent compared to the same month last year, below the monthly projection by 11.3 percent. The June report includes collections for the last half of April and estimated collections in the first half of May, which total about […]

Manos Juntas Free Clinic celebrates 21 years of service at new location


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Manos Juntas Free Clinic, the long time standard of free care in Oklahoma City, will hold its 21st Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser on Saturday, July 16 at 6:30 p.m. The event will be held at the clinic’s new location, the Pennsylvania Avenue Redemption United Methodist Church, 1320 North Pennsylvania in […]

Capitol Report for July 2: Immigration Reform still needed, High Court disfavors rights actually in the U.S. Constitution

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

On this week’s “Capitol Report” segment for News9, Patrick B. McGuigan shared themes found in a recent op-ed written by Francisco J. Treviño, the Executive Director at the Tulsa Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. While one leading presidential candidate has called for deportation of millions of illegal aliens, the CapitolBeatOK editor shared an analysis estimating that […]

School for the Blind student honored at National Braille Challenge competition

lahoma School for the Blind ninth-grader Richelle Zampella (back row, center) took second place in the junior varsity division at the 2016 National Braille Challenge in Los Angeles. Photo courtesy of the Braille Institute

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma School for the Blind student and defending champion Richelle Zampella from Muskogee has received the Harley Fetterman Award for Excellence in Charts and Graphs.  The honor was presented at the 2016 National Braille Challenge competition in Los Angeles on June 18. Now a sophomore, this was the third time […]

AT&T touts expanded ‘ultra-fast’ Internet service in central Oklahoma

Steve Hahn, president, AT&T Oklahoma describes the launch of the new ultra-fast Internet service now available in parts of Edmond, Moore and Norman.  Photo provided.

Staff Report AT&T has launched ultra-fast Internet service in parts of Edmond, Moore and Norman, says a recent press release from the firm. Customers will get speeds up to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) in homes, apartments and small businesses. Internet speeds up to 1Gbps over the 100% fiber AT&T ‘GigaPower’ network are “blazing fast,” […]

Oklahoma Planned Parenthood group celebrates milestones and introduces new CEO


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Members and supporters of Planned of Central Oklahoma (PPCO) will toast to its recent merger with Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri (PPKM) on Friday, July 8 at 5 p.m., at IAO Gallery, 706 W. Sheridan Avenue, in Oklahoma City. During the event, the organization, which is now renamed […]

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