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Arts & Entertainment In response to the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), the Paseo Arts Festival has been rescheduled to take place on Labor Day Weekend, September 5-7. Photo by Paige Powell

Paseo Arts Festival rescheduled to Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 5-7 »

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (March 24, 2020) – Originally scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend, May 23-25, the Paseo Arts Festival will now take place on Labor…

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On Wednesday, March 19, Zoo fans can see Cody, a male bobcat, undergo his wellness exam from 10:15 – 11:30 a.m. through Facebook Live due to the temporary closing to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus. Photo provided.

OKC Zoo offers online wildlife interaction during temporary closing »

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma City Zoo recently announced it would close temporarily to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). In…

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The free outdoor Cinco de Mayo 2019 festival will be held at Scissortail Park on Sunday, May 3, in downtown Oklahoma City, featuring live music from local and international touring artists. Facebook photo

Oklahoma City’s 2020 Cinco de Mayo Festival scheduled at Scissortail Park »

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The seventh annual Cinco de Mayo Festival will take place this year at a new location, Scissortail Park, in downtown…

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Community

Homeless Alliance receives $200,000 donation, releases first ever digital Curbside Chronicle »

The new pet-themed April issue of the Curbside Chronicle titled “Paws Everything” is the first ever issue available totally online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Facebook photo

  By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Homeless Alliance has received a $200,000 donation from…

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OK Humane raises funds with “Stay Home With Your Pet” shirts
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The Oklahoma Humane Society is raising funds by selling "Stay Home With Your Dog" shirts while social distancing practices are in place. Photo provided.

  By Darla Shelden
 City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma Humane Society is raising funds by…

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Oklahoma City halts bagged trash pickup »

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The City Sentinel Staff Report   The Oklahoma City Utilities Department will stop collecting bagged trash and grass clippings set…

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All playgrounds, sports courts closed in Oklahoma City. Evidence shows COVID-19 can survive on hard surfaces for days »

All playgrounds and sport courts in Oklahoma City have been ordered closed to stop the spread of COVID-19.  Twitter photo

Staff Report   All playgrounds and sport courts in Oklahoma City have been ordered closed to stop the spread of COVID-19, but reports continue to pour in of parents and children ignoring the closures and even removing signs and barriers. “Closing playgrounds is one of…

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Planned Parenthood and Center for Reproductive Rights challenge Oklahoma COVID-19 abortion ban »

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – An emergency lawsuit has been filed by the Center for Reproductive Rights and Planned Parenthood Federation of America, challenging an order issued by Gov. Kevin Stitt on March 24, banning abortion services and then categorizing them as “elective” during the current pandemic. Gov.…

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Senate Democrats ask Gov. Stitt for ‘stronger statewide action’ »

State Sen. Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, fought unsuccessfully to amend a constitutional amendment deemed the “Right-to-Farm” law. Floyd tried to convert the statewide measure into a “county option” measure, arguing the measure will, if approved by voters, interfere with local laws. In the end, after much debate at the State Capitol, the Legislature sent the proposal to an upcoming statewide ballot.  Photo provided.

  Democratic Leader Kay Floyd of Oklahoma City Editor’s Note: On Sunday (March 29), Senate Democratic Leader Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, sent a letter on behalf of the Senate Democratic Caucus to Governor Kevin Stitt urging him to take stronger statewide action on COVID-19. A…

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In January 2014, Barack Obama said this about Tom Coburn »

Former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn .  File photo

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Early in 2014, after hearing that U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn would leave Congress and return to Oklahoma, President Barack Obama (in a White House email to this reporter and other state journalists) led a chorus of praise for…

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Education The Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) sites and museums may be closed, but guests can take a free 3D interactive tour of the facility and its resources online from their computers.  Facebook photo

Oklahoma Historical Society offers free educational online resources

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Although the Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) sites and museums are temporarily closed, the OHS has numerous educational online resources to explore at okhistory.org. Online visitors…

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Government Attorneys representing Oklahoma death row prisoners contend to resume executions with the same lethal injection protocol announced on Feb. 13, “is a recipe for another execution disaster.”  File photo

Attorneys challenge Oklahoma’s proposed return to “risky and incomplete” lethal injection protocol

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Attorneys for Oklahoma death row prisoners have filed a Motion to Reopen the prisoners’ lethal injection protocol lawsuit, which was administratively closed in 2015 pursuant…

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Editorial A former state representative, Joe Dorman is chief executive officer at the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy in Oklahoma City.  Photo provided.

COMMENTARY: More school counselors would help diminish adverse childhood experiences

Joe Dorman, Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy   Recently, I was pleased to be a part of a very successful pair of events held in Duncan, sponsored by Pathways to a Healthier You, the Potts Family…

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Commentary Nyla Ali Khan spoke last week at the Oklahoma Bar Association headquarters in Oklahoma City. She drew a large crowd for her address on troubles in her native land: “Revitalization of Federalism and Restoration of Civil Rights in Kashmir.” Khan teaches at both Rose State College in Midwest City and Oklahoma City Community College. 
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Dr. Nyla Ali Khan addresses Kashmir crisis for members of Oklahoma “Inns of Court”

  Patrick B. McGuigan   Oklahoma City, OK – In a recent speech to Oklahoma members of the national “Inns of Court,” a leading American voice for her native Kashmir — Dr. Nyla Ali Khan –…

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Oklahoma Restaurant Association launches Keep Calm Carry Out website

  By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK —Urging residents across the state to stay safe, the Oklahoma Restaurant Association (ORA) has launched a website called CarryOutOk.com. ORA encourages Oklahomans to keep calm and carry…

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Sports Oklahoma National Slam Dunk champion DaQuan Jeffries and Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray are among the five 2019 draftees.  Facebook photos

Globetrotters draft pics include Oklahoma National Slam Dunk champion DaQuan Jeffries and Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Harlem Globetrotters recently held their 13th annual player draft, selecting talented prospects including three standout collegiate players as well as a two-time Oscar-winning actor and a…

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Health Kaitlin Finley.  Photo provided.

To combat coronavirus, leaders cut healthcare red tape

Kaitlin Finley, OCPA, Policy Research Fellow   Last Friday, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency in response to the coronavirus and issued emergency orders to give healthcare providers the flexibility they need to treat the…

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Faith State Rep. Tammy West, R-Oklahoma City. Legislative Photo.

State Rep. Tammy West invited to serve as Prison Fellowship member

Staff Report State Rep. Tammy West, R-Oklahoma City, was recently invited to become a member of Faith & Justice Fellowship, a part of Prison Fellowship, which serves prisoners, former prisoners, their families and others affected by…

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