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Archive for: April, 2018

OKC new green recycle carts arrive – but don’t use until July

The delivery of the new, larger green recycling carts to Oklahoma City residents has begun, but the carts are not to be used until July.  Twitter photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma City neighborhoods have received the delivery of approximately 75,000 new, large recycling carts. But the carts are not to be used until July. Since delivery of the new, larger recycling carts began on February 26, crews have dropped off about 2,500-3,000 per day. The […]

Oklahoma City’s Curbside Chronicle wins Google Challenge

John, a Curbside Chronicle vendor, sells papers in front of Leadership Square in downtown Oklahoma City.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Oklahoma City Curbside Chronicle is the winner of the popular vote in the Google.org Impact Challenge. Funds received by the organization total $100,000. Google.org granted $50,000 to four organizations, including The Curbside Chronicle, plus the bonus $50,000 for winning a popular vote among the people of Oklahoma City. […]

LifeShare honors donor Sam Akin who gave the gift of life

Sam Akin, from Enid, OK, saved four lives through organ donation. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY ,OK  — This April, LifeShare is honoring those who have given the gift of life by celebrating National Donate Life Month. Across the United States, more than 115,000 individuals wait for an organ transplant to save their life. Thousands more are in need of tissue and corneal […]

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signs law to increase tribal gaming, approves repeal of hotel/motel tax

Governor Mary Fallin on Tuesday (April 10) signed a measure that allows expanded casino gaming for Oklahoma’s Indian tribes.   Photo provided.

CapitolBeatOK Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin on Tuesday (April 10) signed a measure that allows expanded casino gaming for Oklahoma’s Indian tribes. The measure comes with increases in the state’s “exclusivity fees” which tribes with gambling operations send to the state government. The governor also signed House Bill (H.B.) 1012XX, which repeals […]

The Oklahoma Association of REALTORS® oppose change to capital gains tax policy

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Staff Report   The Oklahoma Association of REALTORS released the following statement and video today in regards to the detrimental issues surrounding a proposed change to capital gains tax policy.   Here is the link to the video by OAR member Brad Worster, CPM, CCIM.   STATEMENT   Speaking on behalf of the Association, Chief Executive Officer […]

WildCare opens its doors for annual Spring Baby Shower on April 28


The public is invited to the annual WildCare Spring Baby Shower on Saturday, April 28.  Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter NOBLE, OK – WildCare Oklahoma will host its largest fundraiser of the year, the popular Spring Baby Shower, on Saturday, April 28, from 2 – 5 p.m. The free event will take place at 7601 84th Street, four miles east of Noble, OK. WildCare is a nonprofit organization dedicated […]

COMMENTARY: Rhetoric, reality and tomorrow — Millions vs. Billions. The future is now

Oklahoma and Indian territory. File photo

Patrick B. McGuigan   OKLAHOMA CITY – As another cluster of tax increases edged through the Oklahoma state Senate on Friday (April 6), the state chief executive’s office issued this statement: “When the governor’s office receives the bills being heard today in the Senate, the governor will review them with her staff. This is her […]

NewView Oklahoma to host acclaimed artist John Bramblitt in May

John Bramblitt, an internationally acclaimed artist and author who is blind, will lead several artistic events in Oklahoma City on May 4 and 5.  Facebook photo.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK. – In partnership with the Delta Gamma Alumnae Chapter of Oklahoma City, NewView Oklahoma will host Haptic: Creating Art by Touch on Friday, May 4 from 7 – 10 p.m. Haptic will feature acclaimed artist and author John Bramblitt. Sponsored by the Kirkpatrick Foundation, Haptic will […]

Fallin signs tax hikes, senate passes further boosts

Governor Mary Fallin signs House Bill 3705, the $2.9 billion appropriation bill for common education for the upcoming 2019 fiscal year. The amount authorized in the measure is a 19.7 percent increase over the $2.4 billion appropriation bill for K-12 public education for the current fiscal year. Photo Provided by office of Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Last week at the state Capitol began with passage on a major tax increase, perhaps the largest in state history. It ended with state Senate approval of further education-designated revenue increases. Governor Mary Fallin (on Wednesday, April 3) signed the $2.9 billion appropriation bill for common education for the upcoming […]

Actress Olivia Munn to keynote OU Women’s and Gender Studies Voices of Change Gala

The OU Women’s and Gender Studies board will honor OU alumni Olivia Munn during the Voices for Change Gala on April 13.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter NORMAN, OK –  The University of Oklahoma Women’s and Gender Studies board of Advocates will honor three women for their contributions to society at the upcoming Voices for Change Gala on Friday, April 13. The 2018 Courage Awards honorees are actress and University of Oklahoma alumna,  Olivia Munn; Oklahoma […]

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