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Archive for: September, 2017

Oklahoma Superstars honored during Children’s Cancer Awareness month

Remington Park jockey Bryan McNeil and Dr. William Meyer present a “Superstar” trophy to Stan Evans, a patient of the Jimmy Everest Center for Cancer and Blood disorders in children, as mom Lindsey Evans looks on. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – An Oscars-themed event celebrating Children’s Cancer Awareness month was recently held at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Oklahoma children battling cancer, their families and the health professionals who care for them were honored.

“Superstar” trophies were given out on September 20 to the children […]

American Architectural Foundation to host National Urban Ecosystems Forum in Oklahoma City this week

Forum participants will tour some of Oklahoma City’s open space developments to learn about public-private partnerships that have proven successful for the city, such as the Myriad Botanical Gardens. Image courtesy Myriad Botanical Gardens.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The American Architectural Foundation (AAF) and Kirkpatrick Foundation will present the National Urban Ecosystems Forum in Oklahoma City on Friday and Saturday, September 28 and 29. The forum will bring together multi-disciplinary leaders from Oklahoma City and around the United States to discuss urban development […]

OK DRS celebrates Deaf Awareness Week with multiple activities

The late Sue Galloway, retired Oklahoma School for the Deaf librarian, is seen beneath photos of her famous ancestors Laurent Clerc, left, and his wife Eliza Crocker Boardman. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) programs for deaf or hard of hearing Oklahomans are honoring Deaf Awareness Week from September 24 through 30. The celebration aims to increase public awareness of deaf issues, people and culture. Activities held this week include educational events […]

ONIE launches ‘Choose Homemade’ project


Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Healthy and tasty foods don’t always go hand-in-hand, but one Oklahoma City non-profit is attempting to help Oklahoma families experience healthy meals. The Oklahoma Nutrition Information and Education (ONIE) Project’s “Choose Homemade” initiative aims to encourage Oklahoma families to prepare healthy meals at home. To make it easier for Oklahomans […]

OIEC group challenges PSO’s rate hike at Corporation Commission


Staff Report Tulsa – Oklahoma Industrial Energy Consumers (OIEC), an association of large energy users located in Oklahoma, on Monday (September 25) filed testimony with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission in response to Public Service Company Of Oklahoma’s (PSO) request for an approximate $150 million rate hike. A release from OIEC described the PSO request as […]

ANALYSIS: Citing new study, attorneys make case for new proceedings in the Julius Jones case

Representing Oklahoma death row inmate Julius Jones, special guest speakers attorneys Amanda Bass and Dale Baich, both Federal Public Defenders for the District of Arizona, presented their case of Jones’ innocence to the Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty at the monthly board meeting held at the First Unitarian Church of Oklahoma City last on Sept. 5.  Photo by Darla Shelden

By Patrick B. McGuigan The City Sentinel editor and publisher OKLAHOMA CITY – A team of attorneys say the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals should revisit a decision denying death row inmate Julius Darius Jones new judicial proceedings. In light of previously unavailable evidence – not available during his trial (two decades ago) in an […]

COMMENTARY: Patchak and Payouts – As we find ourselves in times of trouble, speaking words of wisdom

Oklahoma State Capitol File photo.

Patrick B. McGuigan At the Capitol in Oklahoma City, a special session of the Legislature begag Monday morning, September 25. Oklahoma faces a budget crunch – in other words, business as usual. It is a distressing situation, arising in part from the inability of an overwhelming Republican majority in state government to follow through on […]

Capitol Report for September 23: Opposition to expanded gaming and land rescue for big tribe casinos, Republicans continue to delay justice reforms

News9 Alex Cameron (left0 and Patrick B. McGuigan, CapitolBeatOK editor, give the Capitol Report.  Photo provided.

In the latest edition of Capitol Report on News9, the CBS affiliate in Oklahoma City, Patrick B. McGuigan said that state legislators should not grant expanded gambling opportunities to large tribal casinos in hopes of more money for state coffers. Outlining important legal developments, the CapitolBeatOK editor stressed that dubious trust land and other decisions […]

Oklahomans overwhelmingly support oil and natural gas industry, WPAi survey finds

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Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – CapitolBeatOK, an online news site, has learned that a study conducted by WPA Intelligence – (WPAi) a firm with offices in Washington, D.C., Austin, Texas and Denver, Colorado — found that state voters have a strongly favorable image of the oil and natural gas industry. The following summary, adapted directly […]

Steve Miller Band rocks fans at “ethereal” Lost Lakes venue

The Steve Miller Band rocked the KRXO Birthday Bash at Lost Lakes Amphitheater in Oklahoma City on September 17. Photo courtesy of Lost Lakes

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Sept. 21, 2017 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Sunday morning started out with gray clouds and rain showers throughout much of the metro area.  People looking forward to going to the concert that evening featuring iconic music legends The Steve Miller Band, Eddie Money and 38 Special were beginning to […]

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