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Oklahoma begins statewide candidate filing on April 8 with new changes

Due to the fact that the Oklahoma State Capitol is currently closed to the public, in-person candidate filing will take place on April 8 in the south parking lot of the Capitol. Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Statewide candidate filing begins today, Wednesday, April 8 at 8 a.m. Candidates are encouraged to use mail or private delivery to file, but an in-person “drive-through” option will be available for state and federal candidates. Due to the fact that the Capitol is closed to […]

April’s First Gallery Walk was canceled, but virtual tour of new exhibit continues

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Staff Report   A note from Publisher Pat McGuigan: Unable to make my customary visit to the Paseo Arts District for the First Friday Gallery Walk on April 3, I was … well, you know. I was not happy. But all is not lost, as this story, adapted from our April print edition of The […]

In a time of trouble, Amazon moves to support STEM education

Amazon is committing resources to ensure more students and teachers get access to a computer science education through the “Amazon Future Engineer” program. Photo provided.

  Staff Report   Amazon leadership announced over recent weeks that they are closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19 and working to support local communities, customers and employees during a  difficult time. Schools in Oklahoma are experiencing disruption during the health pandemic and Amazon leaders say they want to help. Evidence supports the assertion: Year […]

Free Garden-in-Place starter kits for kids offered by Myriad Gardens and Scissortail Park

The education, programming and horticultural staff at Myriad Botanical Gardens and Scissortail Park have created the Garden In Place program which offers free seed starting kits for local children and their families. Photo provided.

  By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – While many education programs and public events are on hold in Oklahoma City, the education, programming and horticultural staff at Myriad Botanical Gardens and Scissortail Park have created the Garden In Place program which offers free seed starting kits for local children and their […]

Court temporarily blocks Oklahoma’s COVID-19 abortion ban

On Monday, April 6,  a federal district judge in Oklahoma granted a temporary restraining order on the abortion ban ordered by Gov. Kevin Stitt on March 24. Public Domain Photos

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Monday, April 6,  a federal district judge in Oklahoma granted a temporary restraining order at the request of the Center for Reproductive Rights, Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Dechert LLP, allowing providers to continue abortion services. Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt issued an order […]

Honoring My Father: Finding Meaning and Purpose in Adversity

  Nyla Ali Khan   Acknowledging your grief is not self-pity, nor is it a cry for help. On the contrary, it has been empowering for me to recognize that I will live with the grief of my father’s death for as long as I live. But I won’t be paralyzed or mired in depression. […]

Oklahoma statewide candidate filing begins Wednesday (April 8) – Mail, Delivery and ‘drive-through options offered

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The City Sentinel Staff Report   Oklahoma’s 2020 candidate filing period for federal, state, and legislative offices will occur as scheduled, Oklahoma State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax announced last week. The three-day filing period runs 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on April 8, 9, and 10. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Secretary is […]

Hope, in all seasons: Reflections

Winston Churchill. The Yousuf Karsh photo, taken in 1941 during Churchill’s visit to the Canadian Parliament.

Patrick B. McGuigan St. Thomas Aquinas taught there are three main theological virtues: Faith, Hope and Charity. The Latin word “caritas” is translated strictly as “charity,” but is also rendered “love.” The most widely beloved expression of the trilogy is found in the first Epistle to the Corinthians, where love is designated the greatest gift […]

Democratic National Convention pushed to August 17 due to coronavirus pandemic

Oklahoma Democratic delegates are seen on the jumbotron during the 2012 Democratic National Convention.  Photo by Jason Madrid

  By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The 2020 Democratic National Convention originally scheduled for the week July 13, has been rescheduled for August 17 – 20, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Due to the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic, Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) event planners will use this additional time to determine the […]

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 the Richison Family Foundation, established by Paycom’s founder and CEO, Chad Richison.  The donation will help to meet the Homeless Alliance’s new demands of safely providing food and hygiene supplies to people experiencing homelessness in […]

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