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Arts & Entertainment Friday, March 21st will bring the style of old New Orleans to Oklahoma City when Premiere Night on Film Row celebrates the Big Easy with Mardi Gras festivities from 6 – 9 p.m. Photo provided.

March Premiere on Film Row brings the Big Easy to OKC »

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Friday, March 21 will bring the style of old New Orleans to Oklahoma City when Premiere Night on Film Row celebrates the Big Easy…

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The Grammy Winning, Los Angeles Guitar Quartet to Play at OCU »

Staff Report The Grammy Award-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet will perform at 3 p.m. March 2 at Oklahoma City University. The concert, to be held in the Bass School of…

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Billie Rodely, a veteran radio journalist and member of the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame, reprises her role as former First Lady (and Secretary of State) Hillary Clinton in the 2014 edition of the Oklahoma City Gridiron Show – Driving Blind with Earplugs … Or: Enquiring Minds Don’t Want to Know.” Performances are at Lyric Plaza Theatre, 1726 N.W. 16 St., Oklahoma City, OK, 7:30 p.m. the evenings of Wednesday Feb. 26, Friday, Feb. 28 and Saturday, March 1. 
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Political Comedy, Parody Perfection, and good music: Gridiron 2014 »

By Publius, for The City Sentinel Scriptwriters for the fresh 2014 edition of Oklahoma City Gridiron Show have great fun at the expense of political leaders in both parties, including…

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Rob Warden, co-founder of Center on Wrongful Convictions, believes death penalty abolition is possible »

Rob Warden, executive director and co-founder of the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University School of Law was the keynote speaker at the Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty’s Coalition’s 23rd Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Dinner. Photo by Darla Shelden.

  By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (OK-CADP) and the University of…

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Green Connections plans 4th Annual Earth Day Celebration at Turtle Rock Farm »

Green Connections, a non-profit organization dedicated to education about sustaining the health of the planet, will hold their Fourth Annual Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 19 at Turtle Rock Farm, east of Billings, Oklahoma. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Green Connections, a non-profit organization dedicated to education about sustaining the health of the…

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Water softeners can eliminate costly hard water issues »

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By Todd Feehan CEO, Dad’s Plumbing A commercial customer recently incurred a $2,000 repair bill because his water softening system…

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Surgery Center of OK: Saving taxpayers real money, in real time »

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By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   OKLAHOMA CITY — In mid-February, members of the Oklahoma County Budget Board approved,…

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Sounds, sights, silence: Memories of the Bombing »

SILENCE IN THE MORNING: The field of chairs, one for each person who died at the A.P. Murrah Building in Oklahoma City, where a bomb exploded the morning of April 19,1995, at 9:02 a.m. Photo Courtesy Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.

By Patrick B. McGuigan   OKLAHOMA CITY – At 9:02 a.m. on a bright and sunny day, a car bomb exploded, destroying the A.P. Murrah Building in downtown Oklahoma City. Bill Liedtke, a local businessman, was driving south on Interstate 235 (Centennial Expressway). He does…

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Local Sierra Club chapter lobbies for the environment at State Capitol »

The Oklahoma Sierra Club Legislative Committee meets regularly during the legislative session to review legislative progress and to organize grassroots action, including Lobby Day at the State Capitol. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Throughout its history, the Sierra Club has been a passionate advocate for sound environmental policy at the local, state, and federal levels. Each year, the Oklahoma Chapter determines its legislative priorities, identifying proposals beneficial to the environment and those…

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As Indiana goes, so goes Oklahoma: Common Core curriculum support collapses in the Sooner State »

Jenni White, president of Restore Oklahoma Public Education (ROPE), a leading critic of Oklahoma's version of the Common Core curriculum.

    By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma could become the second of the United States formally to abandon the controversial Common Core curriculum for public schools. Monday, the state Senate Education Committee unanimously approved its own version of House…

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City Council in Tahlequah, OK looks again at E-Cigarette ban »

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  By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   OKLAHOMA CITY – Even as the state Legislature debates a range of proposals touching e-cigarettes – or “personal vaporizers” as fans like to call them – a city in eastern Oklahoma is grappling anew with a possible…

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“Education Week’s” Best School Systems in the Nation »

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  Staff Report Last week The City Sentinel reported the worst performers in Education Week magazine’18th annual survey of America’s schools, which ranked poorly compared to most developed nations. Oklahoma schools received a C grade, placing the state at 10th worst in the country. Still,…

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OK teachers’ union and allies contend public education spending is weak, but is it?

By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   OKLAHOMA CITY – A rally demanding massive increases in public school spending, with an emphasis on across-the-board pay hikes for teachers, is expected to draw thousands of people to…

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Oklahoma’s economic outlook slips from 14th to 21st, in ‘Rich States, Poor States’ Assessment

By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   OKLAHOMA CITY – Is Oklahoma in the midst of good times, headed for better? Or, is the state more accurately characterized as having a strong economy, while standing on…

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COMMENTARY: Once upon a time in Washington, a former POW remembered, and I listened

    By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher OKLAHOMA CITY – Jeremiah Denton spent eight years (1965-73) as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam, including time in the “Hanoi Hilton.” Hailed as a hero after…

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COMMENTARY: Once upon a time in Washington, a former POW remembered, and I listened

    By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher OKLAHOMA CITY – Jeremiah Denton spent eight years (1965-73) as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam, including time in the “Hanoi Hilton.” Hailed as a hero after…

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Water softeners can eliminate costly hard water issues

By Todd Feehan CEO, Dad’s Plumbing A commercial customer recently incurred a $2,000 repair bill because his water softening system wasn’t set high enough to match the water level usage. The business’ water softener company tested…

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Sports This year’s Dialogue Institute Annual Friendship Dinner and Award Ceremony will honor Thunder star Kevin Durant on behalf of the Kevin Durant Family Foundation for pledging $1 million to Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund for Moore Tornado Victims. Photo provided.

Dialogue Institute dinner to honor Kevin Durant and others for community service

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Dialogue Institute of Oklahoma City is hosting its annual Friendship Dinner and Award Ceremony on Tuesday, April 1. The event will take place at Tower Hotel, 3233 N.W. Expressway…

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Surgery Center of OK: Saving taxpayers real money, in real time

By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   OKLAHOMA CITY — In mid-February, members of the Oklahoma County Budget Board approved, and then signed, a contract with Surgery Center of Oklahoma. In the long run, that one…

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Faith From left: Scott Hamilton, Church of the Open Arms Associate Pastor and Ex. Dir. of Cimarron Alliance; Kathy McCallie, former COA Senior Pastor;  Mark Van Dorn, COA Past President; and Nathaniel Batchelder, OKC Peace House Director at the farewell reception for Ms. Callie.  Photo by Darla Shelden

Kathy McCallie, founder of Church of the Open Arms relocates to Tulsa Seminary

By Darla Shelden Contributing Wrier After 16 years of service, Rev. Kathy McCallie recently gave her final sermon as Senior Pastor at Church of the Open Arms in Oklahoma City. Members of the congregation, friends and…

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