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Archive for: July, 2018

Capital defense attorney Randy Bauman is retiring, but not “totally done”

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma City, OK, Friday, July 27, 2018 – Randy Bauman has worked to defend Oklahoma death row clients for over two decades. As the supervisor of Oklahoma’s Capital Habeas Unit (CHU) for ten years, he is retiring on July 31 after 21 years of dedicated service as a federal public […]

Editor’s Notebook: Costello (Labor) and Byrd (Auditor) garner endorsements, Griffin Communications to host A.G. debate

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Patrick B. McGuigan From an editor’s notebook, a rural senator backs Cathy Costello, the congressman for eastern Oklahoma backs Cindy Byrd, and locally-owned television stations will host and broadcast a debate in the contentious race for the GOP nomination as Oklahoma attorney general. State Sen. Larry Boggs, R-Wilburton, has endorsed Cathy Costello in the Republican […]

Coalition and Supporters to Hold “Free Julius Jones” Rally at State Capital

Original artwork created by Julius Jones will be featured on t-shirts which will be available for purchase at the Free Julius Jones rally at the State Capitol South Plaza on July 31.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Update July 27, 2018:  More Free Julius Jones Rally Speakers Announced OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and supporters of Oklahoma death row inmate Julius Darius Jones will hold a peaceful and non-violent “Free Julius Jones” rally at 6:30 p.m. on the South […]

Oklahoma celebrates 28th anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act

July 26 marks the 28th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK ─ July 26 will mark the 28th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This landmark legislation, signed by President George H.W. Bush in 1990, prohibits discrimination and guarantees the civil rights of people with disabilities. In Oklahoma, 16.1 percent of the population or more than 620,250 people have disabilities, according […]

BREAKING: Could Oklahoma Appeals Court take a fresh look at the Julius Jones conviction?

The Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and supporters of Oklahoma death row inmate Julius Darius Jones will hold a “Free Julius Jones” rally on the South Plaza of the Oklahoma State Capitol on Tuesday, July 31 at 6:30 p.m. ABC’s The Last Defense screenshot

by Patrick B. McGuigan and Darla Shelden Wed., July 25, 2018   Updated:  Sun. July 29, 2018 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The City Sentinel has learned that the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals (OCCA) has withdrawn a June order denying requests to look at evidence of racial bias on the Oklahoma County jury that convicted death row inmate […]

OKC Town Hall Lecture Series announces 2018-2019 speakers

The 86th annual OKC Town Hall Lectures Series will feature guest speakers (from top left clockwise) Dr. Keith Smith, Jimmy Wayne, Dr. Patrick Moore, Shelly Finley, Meredith Meuwly and Nancy Miller. Photos provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Originated by the Junior League of Oklahoma City in 1933, The OKC Town Hall Lecture Series will feature six nationally recognized experts in healthcare, environmental issues, antique appraisal, entertainment and geocarb science. In its 86th consecutive season, the lectures will be presented on the third Thursday […]

Fall Harvest Fest celebrates OKC Beautiful’s 50th anniversary

The Fall Harvest Festival, hosted by the Making Oklahoma City Beautiful Young Professionals, will be held on Oct. 21 at Delmar Gardens.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The “MOB,” not that one, the Making Oklahoma City Beautiful “MOB” Young Professionals are hosting a “Fall Harvest Festival” in celebration of OKC Beautiful’s 50th anniversary. The event will take place from 2 – 5 p.m., on Sunday, October 21 at Delmar Gardens, 1225 Southwest […]

Matt Pinnell, candidate for lieutenant governor, calls for Corporation Commissioner Dana Murphy’s resignation

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Staff Report TULSA, OK – Lieutenant Governor candidate Matt Pinnell has called for his fellow contender, Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner Dana Murphy, to resign from her position with the Commission. The request came amid the Corporation’s ongoing consideration of the Wind Catcher Energy Project — one of the largest cases in history — and Murphy’s acceptance […]

A Date with Iris on N. Western Avenue – Sidewalk Sale Thursday and Friday

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Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – The annual sidewalk sale is underway at one our favorite small businesses – “A date with Iris” at the corner of N.W. 41 and Western Avenue. The “bargain bins” are the best places to look for discounted hidden treasures, at prices across the range from $1, $2, $5 and […]

Puzzle of Nitrogen Execution Could Present Issues for State

A tank filled with liquid nitrogen is seen outside of Compressed Gas & Supply, Inc. in Oklahoma City on July 6, 2018.

By Ben Botkin – Oklahoma Watch Tuesday, July 17, 2018 Reprinted with permission from Oklahoma Watch.   The condemned man enters the room where he will draw his last breath. He will be restrained in some way, perhaps strapped to the T-shaped platform where other offenders have been executed by injection. He may have taken […]

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