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Archive for: December, 2017

Positive Tomorrows announces $10.2 million Building Success Capital Campaign

The Positive Tomorrows Capitol Campaign will help to raise funds to build a new 36,000 square foot school for homeless children, nearly doubling the school’s current capacity. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Last month, on “Giving Tuesday” (Nov. 28) Positive Tomorrows held its largest annual fundraiser, the Gold Star Luncheon. During the event, Oklahoma’s only elementary school for homeless children announced a $10.2 million Capital Campaign. This campaign will help to raise funds to build a new […]

FWD.US – Open Letter to members of Congress

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Editor’s NOTE: Last week, activist Oklahomans working with FWD.us, a national group with a state affiliate, sent an open letter to all members of the Oklahoma congressional delegation. The group provided a copy of their letter to Patrick B. McGuigan, publisher of The City Sentinel newswpaper. The letter and names of all who signed it […]

Oklahoma’s 71st annual Red Andrews Dinner offers the Christmas spirit to those in need

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The 71st annual Red Andrews Dinner will be held on Christmas Day, Monday, December 25 from 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. in the Event Hall on the southwest corner of the Cox Convention Center, at 1 Myriad Gardens in downtown Oklahoma City. Members of the […]

Capitol Report for December 9: Tensions between governor and Republican leaders, and hoping for long-delayed criminal justice reform

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

In this weekend’s edition of Capitol Report on News9, analyst Patrick B. McGuigan discussed the timing of a special session, saying it would best come before year’s end. [Editor’s Note: After the segment was recorded, Governor Mary Fallin called for legislators to return on December 18.] There is no agreement over a revised budget between […]

A Baker’s Dozen for a better world: At state Capitol ceremony, thirteen honored for work on behalf of Human Rights

The 2017 awards ceremony for the Oklahoma Universal Human Rights Alliance was held Saturday (December 9) in the chambers of the Oklahoma House of Representatives. Honorees included (front row from left, nearest the camera)  Victor Acosta, Rena Guay, Mariana Llanos, Narciso Arguelles, Veronica Laizure, Anita Barlow (widow of honoree Michael Barlow), and Mari Fagin. 
Second row, from left, Candace Liger, Anne Murray, and Lou Barlow (Michael’s son, standing behind his mother), and back row from left: Fannie Bates, Eli Jackman (a grandson of the late Lydia Polley) and Mary Sine (Partner who accepted on behalf of Polley). Very back row:  Wilfredo Rivera, chair OUHRA. Photo by Darla Shelden

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Thirteen Oklahomans were honored at the state Capitol on Saturday, December 9, for their work on behalf of human rights and dignity. The event, hosted by the Oklahoma Universal Human Rights Alliance (OUHRA), was held in the state House of Representatives chamber. The program took place on the 70th […]

There’s no place like “Home for the Holidays” with Oklahoma City University’s American Spirit Dance Company

There’s no place like “Home for the Holidays” with Oklahoma City University’s American Spirit Dance Company Photo provided

Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher and Arts/Entertainment Critic   It is difficult – nay, impossible – to choose one favorite moment in the 2017 edition of “Home for the Holidays,” the annual tribute to dance and all things Christmas at Oklahoma City University. But for pure fun and unexpected joy, try this: You will believe a […]

COMMENTARY: Losing Oklahoma

Steven Vincent, candidate for OK State Senate District 45.  Photo provided.

By Steven Vincent   OKLAHOMA CITY – As a lifelong Oklahoma Democrat, the reality of political life has been clear to me for decades. Oklahoma is one of the reddest states in our nation, I live in a district where Republican voters outnumber Democrats nearly two to one. Oklahoma Republicans have super majorities in the […]

Trying to save a life, lawyers for Julius Jones seek “writ of certiorari” from U.S. Supreme Court

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Patrick B. McGuigan The defense team for Oklahoma death row inmate Julius Jones has filed a petition for writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court. The November 27 filing asks the Court to order a hearing on new information in the Jones case. The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has rebuffed efforts to secure […]

Fallin and McCall joust over provider rate cuts and her veto, as spending scrutiny intensifies

Oklahoma Speaker of the House Charles McCall and Gov Mary Fallin. Photos provided.

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Speaker of the House Charles McCall, R-Atoka, has chided Governor Mary Fallin in wake of last week’s Medicaid provider cuts, saying her veto of a budget plan that emerged in the fall special session was responsible for the crunch. The Oklahoma Health Care Authority announcement of the provider […]

Putnam Heights activist Suzanne Broadbent among 2017 honorees at the Good Neighbor awards Banquet

From left, Georgie Rasco of the Neighborhood Alliance of Central Oklahoma presented Suzanne Broadbent, a Putnam Heights resident in Oklahoma City, the “individual good neighbor of the year” award at the recent “Good Neighbor Awards” banquet. Photo Provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – The Neighborhood Alliance of Central Oklahoma recently recognized Suzanne Broadbent, a Putnam Heights resident, and several other leaders and grass roots activists, organizations and neighborhoods for exceptional work over the past year. Winners were honored awarded at the Good Neighbor Awards Banquet held on last month at the Bricktown Chevy […]

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