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Archive for: September, 2016

Capitol Report for Sept. 10: Clinton’s confidence crisis, and friendship more important than politics

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

On this week’s edition of Capitol Report on News9, reporter Alex Cameron asked Patrick B. McGuigan about falling popular vote support for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. McGuigan, a strong critic of Republican nominee Donald Trump, said Clinton’s problems flow from the Intelligence Community Inspector General’s request for an FBI investigation of the former Secretary of […]

Puggerfest Pugstock festival brings a day of peace, love – and pugs to Stars & Stripes Park

A day full of peace, love and plenty of pugs will take place on Saturday, October 8 during Puggerfest’s Pugstock festival.  Photo courtesy of Nancy Thompson www.justabackpackandarollie.com.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter On Saturday, October 8, a day full of peace, love – and plenty of pugs will take place  during the Puggerfest Pugstock festival. This righteous event will be held at Stars & Stripes Park at Lake Hefner, 7398 N. Portland, in Oklahoma City.  The hippest furry celebration of the […]

5th annual Pumpkinville festival set for Oct. 7-23 at Myriad Gardens

The 5th Annual Pumpkinville, presented by OGE Energy Corporation is now underway at the Myriad Botanical Gardens. Events are held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., October 7 -23 in the Children’s Garden, located at 301 West Reno & Harvey. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The 5th Annual Pumpkinville festival will be held from October 7 – 23 at the Myriad Botanical Gardens in downtown Oklahoma City.  Events take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Children’s Garden, located at 301 West Reno & Harvey. In order to prepare for the elaborate […]

Joe Dorman to run Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy

Joe Dorman

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Former state Rep. Joe Dorman, D-Rush Springs, will become chief executive officer (CEO) of the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy on Monday, September 12, the statewide child advocacy organizations announced this week. “It is an honor to be part of an organization that plays such an important leadership role in […]

OKC Town Hall Lecture Series announces 2016-2017 speakers with Downton Abbey author Jessica Fellowes

The 2016 OKC Town Hall Lectures Series will feature guest speakers (from top left clockwise) Jessica Fellowes, Charles Payne, Celia Sandys, Peggy Noonan, Ted Fishman and Joshua Landis.  Photos provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Oklahoma City Town Hall Lecture Series, in its 84th consecutive season, will feature six nationally and internationally known experts who will speak on topics ranging from the television series Downton Abbey, financial advice, Winston Churchill, American history, China, and the Middle East. The Lecture Series will be held at […]

COMMENTARY: ln the land of immigrants, time for reform

The Very Rev. Justin Alan Lindstrom. Photo provided.

by Justin Alan Lindstrom In the first chapter of the Bible God says, “Let us make humankind in our image, in our likeness.” In other words, God views every individual as someone who has gifts that can contribute to the common good. Passing immigration reform in 2017 would lead to a $4.6 billion increase in […]

OK County Sheriff Debate hosted by OCCDLA “will be electric”

Sheriff John Whetsel (left) and Rep. Mike Christian.  Photos provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter For September, the Oklahoma County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (OCCDLA) will host a special Monthly Luncheon Seminar on Thursday, September 15 at 12 noon.  This one-of-a-kind event will be the backdrop for the “Oklahoma County Sheriff Debate” between incumbent Sheriff John Whetsel and State Rep. Mike Christian. Sponsored by […]

Local leaders to hold press conference regarding Dakota Access pipeline

On Wednesday, September 7, Oklahoma Native American leaders along with representatives of several environmental groups and religious organizations will hold a press conference at Church of the Open Arms at 12:30 p.m. in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s opposition to construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.  Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Facebook photo.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter On Wednesday, September 7, Oklahoma Native American leaders along with representatives of several environmental groups and religious organizations will hold a press conference in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s opposition to construction of the Dakota Access Pipe Line (DAPL). The event will be held at Church of […]

Capitol Report for Sept. 3, 2016: Ben-Hur is great, scholars honored, Comanche Nation economic progress (and Code Talkers courage) honored

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

Kicking off this week’s edition of Capitol Report on News9, the CBS affiliate in Oklahoma City, Patrick B. McGuigan put on his film critic hat. Although many reviews have assailed the new version of ‘Ben-Hur,’ McGuigan praised it, pointing out that reviewers like Glenn Kenney (RogerEbert.com) and Richard Lawson (Vanity Fair) are also fans. McGuigan […]

Oklahoma Innocence Project to hold Meet & Greet for exonerees Malcolm Scott and De’Marchoe Carpenter

On Thursday, September 15, the Oklahoma Innocence Project will host a Meet & Greet with exonerees De’Marchoe Carpenter (left) and Malcolm Scott.  Also pictured are OKIP legal director Christine Green and legal assistant Joyce Mayer (right).  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter On Thursday, September 15, the Oklahoma Innocence Project (OKIP) will host “A Conversation with Malcolm Scott and De’Marchoe Carpenter” followed by a Meet & Greet event.  These two men were recently exonerated because of the tireless legal advocacy work done by the Oklahoma Innocence Project. The discussion will take […]

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