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Gov. Fallin signs criminal justice reform bill

Recent graduates of the acclaimed Women in Recovery (WIR) program gathered to witness Gov. Mary Fallin's signature on Senate Bill 1278. The new law authorizes the state government to enter a Pay for Success (PFS) program to support an alternative to incarceration for women offenders who complete the WIR program. 
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Staff Report   OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin held a ceremonial bill signing for Senate Bill 1278 on Thursday, June 19 in the Blue Room at the Oklahoma State Capitol. Sen. Kim David, R-Porter and participants of the 31 participants of the Women in Recovery program joined the governor as she signed the bill […]

The Paseo Arts Festival: Memorial Day Weekend: May 24-26

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Staff Report The 38th Annual Paseo Arts Festival is planned for Memorial Day weekend May 24-26. Festival hours are Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., with music until 11 p.m. On Monday, the Festival hours are from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. The Paseo Arts District is located between N.W. 30th and […]

Paseo Arts Festival May 24-26; We need volunteers!

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Staff Report The 38th annual Paseo Arts Festival will take place Memorial Day weekend: May 24-26. More than 80 visual artists will fill the Historic Paseo Arts District, selling original art work in a variety of media, from painting and photography, to wood and jewelry. The Festival hosts dozens of musicians and other live performers […]

Measure to combat domestic violence heads to Gov. Fallin’s desk

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Staff Report A bill to expand the use of an important domestic violence intervention tool is now at the desk of Gov. Mary Fallin. “I am honored to help bring this additional assistance to victims of domestic violence and our law enforcement community,” stated the bill’s author Rep. Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, upon final passage. […]

A wind war for Oklahoma?

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Staff Report A new wind farm in Canadian County is provoking fear from residents in the area. Consisting of 135 turbines near Calumet is the Canadian Hills Wind Farm, developed by Apex Wind Energy. Another 120 turbines both in Canadian and Kingfisher Counties are planned. The company touts the “clean, safe and renewable” nature of […]

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

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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 Music’s Petree Recital Hall at N.W. 25th Street and Blackwelder Avenue, marks the season finale of this year’s OCU Distinguished Artists Series. The group’s “Guitar […]

Vote Today, March 4.

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  Staff report from the OKC Chamber of Commerce Alert Tuesday, March 4th, is a crucial day that will decide the path for our City’s future. Turnout for this election is key. Don’t let someone else decide who will be our City’s mayor. Vote on Tuesday, March 4th, and speak for yourself. Find your polling […]

SHEN YUN – An internationally-acclaimed performance headed to city

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Staff Report Hailed by prominent artists, critics, and celebrities around the globe as “world-class,” “a grand masterpiece,” “a show everyone must see at least once in their life,” SHEN YUN will perform at Civic Center Music Hall for its Oklahoma City debut on March 25-26, two nights only, said media spokeswoman Ying Yang. Culture is […]

‘Our Town’ the Opera – OCU premiere set for Feb. 21-23

Christopher Mosz (left back) portrays George, Jennifer Soloway is Emily (right back) and Tevyn Hill is the Stage Manager (center, foreground) in Oklahoma City University’s Feb. 21-23 production of a new operatic re-imaging of Thorton Wilder’s “Our Town.” These three are among a cast of 28 presenting the American premiere of the new adaptation of the Putlitzer Prize-winning play. A 30-piece orchestra will accompany the performers on OCU’ss Kirkpatrick stage at N.W. 25th and Blackwelder. Tickets run from $12 to $25. Contact www.okcu.edu/tickets, or telephone 405-208-5227. Photo Provided

Staff Report The Oklahoma premiere of the new American opera Our Town, based on Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, will be presented Feb. 21-23 by the Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University. Set in the fictional New England town of Grovers Corners, the opera features music by American composer Ned Rorem and a […]

President Barack Obama at the 2014 National Prayer Breakfast

President Barack Obama delivers remarks during the National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C., Feb. 6, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

Staff Report NOTE: This is adapted and lightly edited from President Barack Obama’s speech at the National Prayer Breakfast, held Feb. 6, 2014 at the Washington Hilton Hotel in the nation’s capital. Pat McGuigan of The City Sentinel has added Scriptural citations. In his remarks, the president paid brief tribute to U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, […]

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