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Archive for: March, 2017

Oklahoma City Public Schools District No. 2: For Rebecca Budd

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By Patrick B. McGuigan For The City Sentinel District 2 for the Oklahoma City Public Schools Board of Education sprawls across the heart of our community – the readership base of The City Sentinel newspaper. In the three-person February primary, Rebecca Budd led the field. In second place was Nick Singer. To put it mildly, […]

Opinion: Time for Trump to grow up – Among other things, politics is a popularity contest

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By Sean Cummings OKLAHOMA CITY – “The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground.” – Sir Winston Churchill With approval ratings in the thirties, President Trump learned that politics is just like eighth grade. It’s a popularity contest. The “cool kids” get […]

Opinion: People who love to say no

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By Steve Fair OKLAHOMA CITY  – Last Friday (March 24), Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, (R-Wisconsin), pulled the Affordable Health Care ‘repeal and replace’ bill before it came to a vote on the floor. President Trump said the outcome of the bill was uncertain, but that ‘it was a very very tight margin.” One […]

Former District Attorney Wes Lane endorses Brett Macy in GOP primary for Oklahoma County sheriff

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Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Former Oklahoma County District Attorney Wes Lane has endorsed Brett Macy in the Republican primary for Oklahoma County sheriff. “I’ve known Brett Macy for over 30 years and am thrilled that he is running for Oklahoma County Sheriff. He is an experienced lawman – a man of integrity and common […]

HIV/AIDS Awareness Day at the state Capitol set for April 10

The Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund (OACF) and the Oklahoma HIV and AIDS Advocacy Coalition will “HIV/AIDS Awareness Day” at the Oklahoma State Capitol on April 10.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund (OACF) and the Oklahoma HIV and AIDS Advocacy Coalition will host “HIV/AIDS Awareness Day” from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 10, at the Oklahoma State Capitol fourth floor rotunda. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about legislation […]

Junior Achievement of Oklahoma celebrates 50 years, Financial Literacy Month in April

Everett, a student at Norman’s Wilson Elementary, demonstrates his increased understanding of free enterprise. Photos Provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY– Junior Achievement (JA) is worth its weight in gold, advocates of the group say. That’s what you’ll hear when you talk with participants and volunteers, both past and present. This year marks 50 years for JA of Oklahoma, and the OKC Region of JA is celebrating big during Financial Literacy Month […]

CAIR-OK 11th Annual Awards Banquet “Advancing Justice, Challenging Hate” set for April 1

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Council of Islamic Relations (CAIR) Oklahoma Chapter will host its 11th Awards Banquet on Saturday, April 1, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Embassy Suites, 741 N Phillips Avenue, in downtown Oklahoma City. 

Registration for the event will begin at 5 p.m. with the dinner and program […]

Rebecca Budd means business, and education, and clarity

Rebecca Budd.  Photo provided.

By Patrick B. McGuigan, Editor and Publisher OKLAHOMA CITY – When it comes to local public schools and citizen support, the glass is half-full, or half-empty, depending on how you look at it. District 2 School Board candidate Rebecca Budd reflected that, often, in a recent letter to voters, “So many people care about public […]

Capitol Report for March 25: Asking Mary for a veto, Anybody But Christian, and supporting Nancy Lieberman

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

In the March 25, 2017, Capitol Report segment on News9, Patrick B. McGuigan — in dialogue with reporter Alex Cameron – applauded forward movement for a wide range of criminal justice reform reforms at the Oklahoma Legislature. The veteran legal policy analyst thanked Governor Mary Fallin for opposing House Bill 1482, a legislative GOP proposal […]

Analysis: As the stomach turns, a tribal casino in Guymon makes no sense

Historic map of Oklahoma and Indian Territory, 1890. What is now the Panhandle was then deemed “public lands.”

Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher and Editor Concerning a casino “for” the Shawnee tribe in Guymon, a critical summary: Over recent weeks, news stories indicate the U.S. Department of Interior (which means the Bureau of Indian Affairs – BIA) has given the green light to a “Golden Mesa Casino” in the Texas Panhandle. Chief Ron Sparkman […]

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