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CAIR-OK 11th Annual Awards Banquet “Advancing Justice, Challenging Hate” set for April 1

Cair 3 speakers

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Council of Islamic Relations (CAIR) Oklahoma Chapter will host its 11th Awards Banquet on Saturday, April 1, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Embassy Suites, 741 N Phillips Avenue, in downtown Oklahoma City. 

Registration for the event will begin at 5 p.m. with the dinner and program […]

Rebecca Budd means business, and education, and clarity

Rebecca Budd.  Photo provided.

By Patrick B. McGuigan, Editor and Publisher OKLAHOMA CITY – When it comes to local public schools and citizen support, the glass is half-full, or half-empty, depending on how you look at it. District 2 School Board candidate Rebecca Budd reflected that, often, in a recent letter to voters, “So many people care about public […]

Capitol Report for March 25: Asking Mary for a veto, Anybody But Christian, and supporting Nancy Lieberman

News9 reporter Alex Cameron (left) and The City Sentinel editor Pat McGuigan on Capitol Report.

In the March 25, 2017, Capitol Report segment on News9, Patrick B. McGuigan — in dialogue with reporter Alex Cameron – applauded forward movement for a wide range of criminal justice reform reforms at the Oklahoma Legislature. The veteran legal policy analyst thanked Governor Mary Fallin for opposing House Bill 1482, a legislative GOP proposal […]

Analysis: As the stomach turns, a tribal casino in Guymon makes no sense

Historic map of Oklahoma and Indian Territory, 1890. What is now the Panhandle was then deemed “public lands.”

Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher and Editor Concerning a casino “for” the Shawnee tribe in Guymon, a critical summary: Over recent weeks, news stories indicate the U.S. Department of Interior (which means the Bureau of Indian Affairs – BIA) has given the green light to a “Golden Mesa Casino” in the Texas Panhandle. Chief Ron Sparkman […]

‘Killing Richard Glossip’ world premiere to be held in Oklahoma City

New Killing Richard Glossip graphic

By Patrick B. McGuigan A private screening of the first episode in Discovery ID’s documentary “Killing Richard Glossip” is slated for Wednesday, April 5 at the Paramount Cinema in Oklahoma City, The City Sentinel has learned. The “by invitation only” event for what is deemed a “real-time” presentation will feature a panel discussion and question and answer […]

OPINION: A modest proposal, from one ‘loyal and true’ — Why not raise the roof? Or the ceiling?

Nancy Lieberman. Slate.com

Patrick B. McGuigan, The City Sentinel editor and publisher OKLAHOMA CITY – May it please the court of public opinion, and more importantly OSU Athletic Director Mike Holder. Herewith my credentials, in condensed resume form: Patrick B. McGuigan, Bishop John Carroll school, class of 1968, boys basketball, baseball and football player. Bishop McGuinness Class of […]

COMMENTARY: Senator Shortey’s Shortcomings

Steve Fair

by Steve Fair Last week the Oklahoma State Senate unanimously voted to strip Senator Ralph Shortey, R-Oklahoma City, of his privileges as a State Senator. He can still vote, but he doesn’t have an office, a legislative assistant or a parking place. Shortey was evidently caught in a motel room with a 17 year old […]

OSU’s Allied Arts season finale presents international ensemble Mnozil Brass

The final concert of the Oklahoma State University 2016-2017 Allied Arts series will feature the internationally renowned Mnozil Brass band on April 4 in Stillwater.  Mnozil Brass Facebook photo.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter STILLWATER, OK – The Oklahoma State University 2016-2017 Allied Arts series will close out this season with the performance of the internationally renowned Mnozil Brass band. The innovative, comedic and accomplished Austrian septet will appear on Tuesday, April 4 at 8 p.m. at the Sereteam Center Concert Hall on […]

COMMENTARY: Shortey, and the fork in the road

Sean Cummings

By Sean Cummings Do as I say not as I do. I often heard this as a child. Usually, it was about smoking. This week it has come up again. “Guess what Shortey was caught doing?” That’s how it all started. Truthfully, It was the tackiness of it all that got to me. Craigslist, Motel […]

COMMENTARY: No to the Magic Christian: The front-runner for Oklahoma County Sheriff is the worst choice. Both Taylor and Macy are better

OK County Sheriff

Patrick B. McGuigan, publisher and editor OKLAHOMA CITY – In the Republican primary, two well-qualified men have stepped up, seeking to take the place of former Sheriff John Whetsel, who resigned a few weeks ago. R. Brett Macy has never run for office, but a case can be made that new blood is what’s needed […]

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