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Arts & Entertainment At the 40th Anniversary Paseo Arts Festival in Oklahoma City, Reian Williams of Edmond won the coveted “Best of Show” award for his paintings of “emotive realism.” The festival continues today (Sunday, May 29) until 8 p.m.; then on Memorial Day (Monday, May 30) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Photographs by Patrick B. McGuigan

Edmond artist wins “Best of Show” designation at 2016 Paseo Arts Festival »

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Edmond artist Reian Williams won acclaim for presenting the “Best of Show” collection at the 40th annual Paseo Arts Festival, which continues…

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Located in the historic Bricktown district of downtown Oklahoma City, the American Banjo Museum will host its inaugural American Fest on Saturday, June 18.  Photo provided.

OKC’s American Banjo Museum to host inaugural Americana Fest family music event »

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The American Banjo Museum, located at 9 E. Sheridan Avenue in the historic Bricktown district of downtown Oklahoma City, will host its inaugural Americana…

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The 16th Street Plaza District Association will honor Paula Stover, managing director of Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, as the recipient of the 2016 Urban Pioneer Award on June 1. Photo provided

Plaza District Association to honor Lyric Theater’s Paula Stover with Urban Pioneer Award »

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The 16th Street Plaza District Association will honor Paula Stover, Managing Director of Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, as the recipient of the 2016 Urban…

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Community

Local Planned Parenthood enters merger to become PP Great Plains »

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma (PPCO) announced today that it is merging with Planned…

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Capitol Report for Saturday, May 21: Innocent men are freed, students ‘fly away’ »

News9 reporter Alex Cameron (left) and CapitolBeakOK / City Sentinel editor Pat McGuigan

On this week’s edition of Capitol Report, Patrick B. McGuigan praised the legal system’s exoneration of De’Marchoe (aka Demarco)  Carpenter…

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Oklahoma Letter Carriers participate in “Feeding Hope” Food and Fund Drive »

More than 300,000 pounds of food have been collected in the Oklahoma City metro-area as part of the Feeding Hope and Letter Carriers’ Food and Fund Drive during the month of May.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is the recipient of more than 300,000 pounds…

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May 30, 2016, 7:33 am
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humidity: 96%
wind speed: 11 mph SSE
wind gusts: 11 mph
sunrise: 6:17 am
sunset: 8:39 pm
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News

Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty analyzes grand jury report »

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Patrick B. McGuigan, editor Wednesday, May 26, 2016 OKLAHOMA CITY – The leading group organizing continued opposition to the state’s use of executions as a means of punishment held a major press conference at the Oklahoma state Capitol the morning after the multi-county grand jury…

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9th annual Mudstock Mud Volleyball tournament set for June 11 »

Women in Safe Homes (W.I.S.H.) and Muskogee County Council of Youth Services (MCCOYS) will host the 9th Annual Mudstock Mud Volleyball tournament on Saturday, June 11 at Three Forks Harbor in Muskogee, OK.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Women in Safe Homes (W.I.S.H.) and Muskogee County Council of Youth Services (MCCOYS) have announced the 9th Annual Mudstock Mud Volleyball tournament, presented by Creek Nation Casino. The event will take place on Saturday, June 11 at Three Forks…

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Joyful advocates join in Tulsa to celebrate release of two innocent men: Malcolm Scott and De’Marchoe Carpenter »

At far left, Vicki Behenna, Oklahoma Innocence Project, at center left the tall man is exoneree De'Marchoe Carpenter with his arm around his fiancé and her three children (unidentified), at center right (speaking) is exoneree Malcolm Scott with his attorney Christina Green at far right. The tall man in a suit directly behind Scott is his other attorney, Josh Lee. Photo Provided by Oklahoma City University

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor Malcolm Scott and De’Marchoe Carpenter are in their early days of freedom after serving 20 years. The pair was wrongly convicted for the 1994 murder of Karen Summer. The Oklahoma Innocence Project, based at Oklahoma City University, took the lead…

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Oklahoma Grand Jury report runs 106 pages, delivering strong criticism of death penalty process »

The Oklahoma multi county grand jury released the report findings today in a 106 page document. File photo

Patrick B. McGuigan, editor The Oklahoma multi-county grand jury, which began studying the state’s controversial death penalty process last year, issued its report today, Thurs, May 19. Staff for Attorney General Scott Pruitt delivered the report in the courtroom of Judge Don Deason. The investigative…

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Obama Administration’s ‘Dear Colleague Letter on Transgender Students’

Staff Report Editor’s Note: This is the text of the 2,220-word letter sent to school districts across America on May 13, 2016. Footnotes are omitted. The document, complete with instructions for non-English speakers and the 35…

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Text of Oklahoma House Concurrent Resolution 1021

Staff Report Editor’s Note: This is the text of House Concurrent Resolution 1021. This measure may be viewed in its formatted version here. The resolution passed in the Oklahoma House of Representatives by unanimous consent without…

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Editorial Julie Knutson, president and CEO of the Oklahoma Academy for State Goals, based in Norman. Photo Provided

COMMENTARY: Judicial Reform? Keep Selection Over Election

By Julie Knutson In 2014, The Oklahoma Academy annual Town Hall focused on Oklahoma’s Health, and throughout the three-day session a common phrase was often heard: “At least we aren’t as unhealthy as Mississippi.” The 2015…

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Commentary Patrick McGuigan, Publisher, The City Sentinel

This Journalist’s Creed: In Love, Meeting Jesus, Along The Way

by Patrick B. McGuigan Publisher Edmond, Oklahoma – I saw Him last summer at Lake Hefner, when our Jewish community prayed for three young men, children of Abraham murdered in another spurt of violence aimed at…

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Business NewView Oklahoma was honored by National Industries for the Blind (NIB), the nation’s largest employment resource for people who are blind, with the 2015 Employment Growth Award for its efforts to increase employment retention, growth and upward mobility for people who are blind.  Photo provided.

NewView Oklahoma earns 2015 Employment Growth Award, offers free luncheon

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter NewView Oklahoma was recently honored by National Industries for the Blind (NIB), the nation’s largest employment resource for people who are blind, with the 2015 Employment Growth Award. The award…

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Sports The Sooner Stilettos participated with the OU Women’s Basketball Team in an “Uncommon Spirit, a week of  Uncommon Service to the community.” Featured are Coach Jan Ross, OU Women’s Basketball Team, Sooner Stiletto President Mary Blankenship Pointer and Major Carlyle Gargis from the Salvation Army. The volunteers assisted clients in selecting groceries for food assistance at the Salvation Army. Photo Provided

‘Sooner Stilettos’ – continuing to mentor and inspire University of Oklahoma players and students

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor Members of the Sooner Stilettos have emerged as role models and leaders in a program that emphasizes scholarship and pride among the young women who pass through the OU women’s basketball…

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22nd Annual People with Disabilities Awareness Day set for April 5

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter On Tuesday, April 5 the 22nd annual People With Disabilities Awareness Day will be held at the Oklahoma State Capitol from 12 – 4:30 p.m.  Registration and check in will…

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Faith American Muslim Scholar Imam Suhaib Webb was the keynote speaker at the CAIR-OK 10th Anniversary Awards Banquet in Norman on April 2.  Photo provided.

CAIR-OK celebrates people “Advancing Together” at 10th Annual Awards Banquet

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Council of Islamic Relations (CAIR) Oklahoma Chapter held its 10th Anniversary Awards Banquet on Saturday, April 2, at the Embassy Suites Convention Center, in Norman. The event was themed…

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