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Archive for: October, 2016

Senate Study finds uncompensated care fund crucial for Oklahomans’ health

Sen. Kevin Matthews (D-Tulsa), speaking, discussed the Uncompensated Care Fund (UCF) with the Health & Human Services committee Tuesday (October 11). State Sen. Rob Standridge, R-Norman, is seated at right. Legislative Staff Photos

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Members of the Senate Health and Human Services met Tuesday (October 11) to hear from healthcare organizations about the importance of the health center uncompensated care fund (UCF) to the health and well-being of Oklahomans. The Oklahoma Department of Health stopped distributing payments to federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) for […]

Oklahoma District Attorney’s Association hosts Elizabeth Smart at event commemorating 35 years of crime victims’ rights

On Wednesday, October 19, the Oklahoma District Attorney’s Association will hosts victim’s rights advocate Elizabeth Smart at the Will Rogers Theatre in Oklahoma City to commemorate 35 years of crime victims’ rights. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter On Wednesday, October 19, the Oklahoma District Attorney’s Association will host Elizabeth Smart at an event to commemorate 35 years of crime victims’ rights. To recognize over three decades of Victim’s Rights the event, titled “Engaging your Community. Envisioning the Future” will be held at the Will Rogers Theatre, […]

COMMENTARY – Oklahoma, executions and democratic choice – Ending the death penalty for our time, and for all time

The Oklahoman newspaper has encouraged voters to say “no” to a controversial proposal to enshrine capital punishment within the state constitution..  File photo

by Patrick B. McGuigan October 17, 2016 OKLAHOMA CITY – A few days ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the state of Oklahoma, requiring further judicial review in the case of a man convicted of killing a mother and her two children. The High Court said state judges erred in allowing the testimony of […]

COMMENTARY: Pro-Life for Earth

Nathaniel Batchelder, director of the Oklahoma City Peace House.  Photo provided.

by Nathaniel Batchelder For more than 50 years, climate scientists have warned that increasing emissions of CO2 and methane from human sources were warming the atmosphere, and that this would have dire consequences for nature and society if not reversed. The warnings have been ignored – even ridiculed – and concentrations of these gases have […]

Robert Henry to lead 26th Local Education Foundations Fall Forum

Robert Henry, president of Oklahoma City University, will be the keynote speaker for the 26th Fall Forum for Local Education Foundations, presented Oct. 18 by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The 26th Annual Fall Forum for Local Education Foundations will be held on Tuesday, October 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.   The event, themed “Connecting for Kids” will take place at the Oklahoma Memorial Union, 900 Asp Ave., on the University of Oklahoma’s Norman campus. Presented by the […]

Advocates of State Questions 780 and 781 launch TV ad campaign featuring stories of real families

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Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – The “Yes on 780 and 781” campaign, led by Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform, last week officially launched a TV advertising campaign that will feature four commercials slated to air throughout October and the first week of November. The TV spots underscore the need for reform and also profiles some […]

Capitol Report for October 15: Trump will still get millions of votes, and here’s why … and: Disappointment in stance of Edmond Republican

News9 reporter Alex Cameron (left) and The City Sentinel editor Pat McGuigan on Capitol Report.

Because of Hillary Clinton’s political views, Donald Trump will still get millions of votes, CapitolBeatOK editor Patrick B. McGuigan said this weekend. McGuigan, a sharp critic of Trump during the 2016 campaign season, quoted media analyst Brent Bozell, who wrote recently that Clinton wants “the village to destroy the village.” Trump now seems likely to […]

“The Banjo World of Steve Martin” exhibit honored by Oklahoma Museum Association

“The Banjo World of Steve Martin” exhibit, housed in Oklahoma City's American Banjo Museum’, recently received the outstanding exhibit award from the Oklahoma Museum Association (OMA).  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma City’s American Banjo Museum’s exhibit, “The Banjo World of Steve Martin” was recently honored with the outstanding exhibit award by the Oklahoma Museum Association (OMA). The award was given during the OMA annual conference, which took place September 21 – 23. The exhibit features three banjos belonging to […]

Oklahoma Commission On Status Of Women now accepting nominations for Oklahoma Women’s Hall Of Fame

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Nominations are now open for the 2017 inductees to the Oklahoma Women’s Hall of Fame, sponsored by the Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women (OCSW). The deadline to nominate an individual is January16, 2017. Inductees will be announced in February 2017.   An official ceremony will honor the […]

UNA-OKC recognizes UN Day with refugee crisis panel discussion

To celebrate the United Nations’ 71 years of working around the globe, the United Nations Association of Oklahoma City will host a panel discussion on Oct. 15 focusing on the refugee crisis  File photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter In recognition of the United Nations’ 71 years of working around the globe, the United Nations Association of Oklahoma City (UNA-OKC) will host a panel discussion themed “One Humanity. Shared Responsibility.”  The event will focus on the global refugee crisis. The program will feature a panel discussion beginning at […]

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