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Archive for: January, 2017

Oklahomans react to the Executive Order curbing immigration from seven Muslim countries

(L-R) US Sen. James Lankford, Ryan Kiesel, and US Rep Tom Cole.  File Photos

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Members of the Oklahoma congressional delegation on Monday (January 30) defended – while offering words of caution — President Donald Trump’s Executive Order banning immigration from seven Muslim countries. Several groups or individuals based in the state decried the new president’s steps — in some cases calling them excessive […]

An Editor’s Notebook: Life, laments, grades and goodness

U.S. Sen. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma City, participated in the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., held Friday (January 27).  Photo provided.

Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – From an editor’s notebook, Lankford and life, Kiesel is concerned, Goodwin gives grades – and Fallin’s a fan of generous state workers. On Friday, U.S. Sen. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma City, participated in the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., held Friday (January 27). After the event, he […]

Capitol Report for January 28: Documentary ‘Killing Richard Glossip’ scheduled, charitable state leaders garner JFK Awards

News9's Alex Cameron (left) and Patrick B. McGuigan, editor of CapitolBeatOK and The City Sentinel on the weekly show, Capitol Report.  Photo provided.

In the latest Capitol Report segment on the CBS News affiliate in Oklahoma City, analyst Patrick B. McGuigan reported on a forthcoming documentary, “Killing Richard Glossip.” It will air this spring on the Investigation Discovery Channel, part of the Discovery Network system. Award-making film-maker Joe Berlinger guided the investigation, which will be broadcast over two […]

Youth addiction recovery group to hold inaugural Run for Recovery

Teen Recovery Solutions (TRS) will host their first ever 5K/10K Run for Recovery on Saturday, February 18 at Starts and Stripes Park.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Teen Recovery Solutions (TRS), a local nonprofit, whose goal is to get adolescents clean and sober, will host their first ever 5K/10K Run for Recovery on Saturday, February 18. The run will step off at 9 a.m. at Lake Hefner Trails at Oklahoma City’s Stars and Stripes Park, 3701 S. […]

1889 Institute releases Education Savings Account proposal

Byron Schlomach, Director of the 1889 Institute.  Photo provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – The 1889 Institute, an Oklahoma state policy think tank, has published “A Truly Universal Education Savings Account Proposal, Including Fiscal Implications.” This school choice proposal would see the state offer every public-school-age child, kindergarten and above, an Education Savings Account (ESA). ESAs are state-funded and administered accounts that pay for […]

School Choice Summit on track despite anti-choice group’s threat of disruption at OCCC

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Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Opponents of programs supporting parental choice in education threatened in recent days to disrupt the Oklahoma School Choice Summit 2017. Consequently, officials at Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC), venue for the summit scheduled for Thursday, considered withdrawing use of the facility for the summit. The event is booked […]

Annual one day “Point in Time” survey will count Oklahoma City’s homeless

On Thursday, January 26 the annual “Point in Time” count and survey of individuals and families who are homeless will take place.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter On Thursday, January 26 the annual “Point in Time” count and survey of individuals and families who are homeless will take place in Oklahoma City and other major metro areas across the nation. The goal is to find out how many people are homeless in these communities and what […]

Lt. Gov. Lamb, Dr. Steve Perry, lawmakers and educators to speak at School Choice summit

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Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Policy makers, educators, parents and school choice advocates will gather next Thursday, January 26, at the OCCC Visual and Performing Arts Center for the first ever Oklahoma School Choice Summit and Expo. ChoiceMatters, which advocates for education policies that empower students and parents, recently released more details about the event, […]

Women’s March on Oklahoma draws thousands of supporters demanding to be heard

Women and other allies marching in Oklahoma and around the world sent a message to the new administration that women's rights are human rights. Photo by Kristopher Kanaly.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The day after the Presidential inauguration of Donald Trump, millions of women and supporters from around the world gathered for the “Women’s March” to peacefully proclaim that “women’s rights are human rights” and to unify and empower everyone who stands for civil liberties, and social justice for all. The […]

Capitol Report January 22: It didn’t start with Clinton or Trump: Cyber-warfare has been a reality for years

News 9 Alex Cameron (left and CapitolBeatOK publisher Patrick B. McGuigan discuss politics on the Capitol Report.  Photo provided.

In this week’s edition of Capitol Report on News9, reporter Alex Cameron asked Patrick B. McGuigan to update reflections on cyber-warfare “hacks” impacting the United States. In a segment broadcast the day after President Trump’s inauguration, McGuigan said a reader named John Terneus of Yukon, Oklahoma – one of the state’s most frequently published writers […]

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