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A scorecard for Oklahoma Criminal Justice Reform

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Ben Botkin, Oklahoma Watch NOTE: This report is reposted, with permission, from Oklahoma Watch. About a dozen new and holdover bills that would overhaul Oklahoma’s criminal justice system are in the legislative pipeline. Although it’s too early to tell, there are indications the bills have momentum. In her State of the State address, Gov. Mary […]

Thursday trash pickup delayed until Saturday in Oklahoma City

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Staff Report   Oklahoma City Trash and recycling collection scheduled for today (Thursday, February 22) has been postponed until Saturday, February 24 because of icy street conditions. Customers who normally have trash and recycling pickup on Thursdays should put their Big Blue trash carts and Little Blue recycling bins on the curb by 6 a.m. […]

Painted Sky Opera brings Florence Foster Jenkins to life in “Souvenir”

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Staff Report Painted Sky Opera is featuring Oklahoma City native Molly Cason Johnson as the comically terrible singer Florence Foster Jenkins in “Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins.” Performances are scheduled for Friday, February 23 and Saturday, Feb. 24 at 8 p.m, then on Friday March 2, and Saturday, March 3 […]

Red Tie Night benefiting Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund set for March 3

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund will host the 26th annual fundraising gala, Red Tie Night on Saturday, March 3 at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, 700 NE 63rd Street, in Oklahoma City. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a silent auction […]

Metro Library Friends host annual public booksale

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK– One of the largest booksales in the nation, hosted by the Metropolitan Library System (MLS) Friends of the Library, will take place in Oklahoma City on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 24 and 25, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds Expo Hall. The […]

Chef’s Feast 2018 set to benefit hungry kids in Oklahoma

Proceeds from 2018 Chef's Feast will benefit the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma's Food for Kids Programs. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY-OK – The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma will host its 31st annual Chefs’ Feast on Tuesday, April 10 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.  That evening guests will enjoy complimentary beverages and food prepared by some of the […]

Conservative legislators join former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn in proposing state budget reforms

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Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Several conservative Republican State Representatives on Friday (February 17) joined with former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn in proposing a path to a teacher pay raise without a tax increase. The text of most of the their joint statement follows. “We appreciate the members of Step Up Oklahoma for their civic […]

House Democrats partner with Republican Auditor & Inspector on bipartisan revenue package

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Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma House Democrats have partnered with state Auditor and Inspector Gary Jones to create a revenue package to help end the state’s current budget crisis and provide teachers and state employees with a pay raise. “One of the primary issues we had with the Step Up Oklahoma plan was that […]

Capitol Report for February 17: Two broad plans for revenue hikes and budget reforms in wake of Step Up defeat, and the election of Mayor David Holt

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In the Feb. 17 Capitol Report segment on News9, journalist Patrick B. McGuigan reviewed two significant revenue/budget proposals unveiled in wake of the state House defeat of the “Step Up Oklahoma” tax hikes. In dialogue with reporter Alex Cameron, McGuigan pointed at two crucial antecedents to the current situation: Governor Mary Fallin’s surprising veto of […]

STV Dance & Singing Camp set for March, 5K Run in June

Since its inception in 2010, the Stop the Violence Singing and Dance Camp program has reached thousands of youth across the state of Oklahoma, providing direction and hope to children. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Newspaper OKLAHOMA CITY, OK -Stop the Violence (STV) OKC will host its 9th annual Spring Break Singing and Dance Camp from March 12 – 17. The program will take place Monday through Saturday at Douglass High School, 900 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. from 6 – 9 p.m. The camp […]

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