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COMMENTARY: Why I will support Natalie Mai for Oklahoma County District Judge

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  Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher Oklahoma City, OK – Now an attorney in the Sooner State, Natalie Mai and her mother left their home in Vietnam when the little girl was just 11 years old. They came, as millions of people from around the world have done before them, to seek a better life in […]

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter assumes ‘responsibility’ for evidence task force, November opponent Mark Myles wonders ‘what took so long, and why now?’

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Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter announced this week, in a press release from his state government office, he will “assume authority over and responsibility for the Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Task Force going forward.” Law enforcement agencies, Hunter and other state officials have been criticized for slow movement in […]

Oklahoma Caring Vans offer flu shots throughout the state

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma Caring Vans are out helping to fight the spread of the flu virus across the state. Flu season typically runs from October through April. Because strains of the flu change each year, the annual flu shot is the best way to avoid the […]

Gross receipts to Oklahoma state treasury soar to record heights, Ken Miller says

In this summer 2017 photograph, Oklahoma Treasurer Ken Miller was briefing state Capitol reporters. Photo by Pat McGuigan

Staff Report   Oklahoma City – Oklahoma Gross Receipts to the Treasury, which reflect general state economic activity, surged by 14 percent in September – the tenth month of double-digit growth in the past year, State Treasurer Ken Miller announced Thursday (October 4). Gross receipts of $1.2 billion during the past month are the highest […]

OKC Animal Shelter celebrates ‘Dogtober’ with half-price dog adoptions

Dogtober with half-price dog adoptions from OKC Animal Welfare and several special events. Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma City residents are invited to welcome a new pet into their family by celebrating Dogtober with half-price dog adoptions from OKC Animal Welfare and several special events. Dog adoptions will be $30 all month long at OKC Animal Welfare, 2811 SE 29th Street. The shelter is open every day except holidays from […]

OKC Zoo hosts Monarch Festival and 5K/Fun Run to raise funds for butterfly conservation

The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden will host the family-friendly Monarch Madness 5K/FunRun and Festival to raise awareness and funds for monarch butterfly conservation.  Photo provided

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden will host two family-friendly events to raise awareness and funds for monarch butterfly conservation. 

Presented by Bob Moore Subaru, the second annual Monarch Madness 5K/Fun Run and Monarch Festival will be held on Saturday, October 6. The 5K will […]

Spice things up with October Paseo First Friday Gallery Walk

Artist Suzanne Randall's work focuses on the figure in large acrylic paintings on canvas.  Photo provided.

Staff Report The Paseo Arts District’s First Friday Gallery Walk for October will take place on Friday, October 5, 6-9 p.m. The Gallery Walk will have over 20 galleries featuring more than 80 artists who will host opening receptions, promising something for everyone. Don’t miss the opening reception for Suzanne Owens and Suzanne Randall’s exhibit, “Intended […]

In November, Mark Myles aims to defeat appointed Attorney General Mike Hunter

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Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – In an interview, the Democrat seeking to become attorney general of Oklahoma took aim at the appointed Republican incumbent, Mike Hunter. A wide-ranging exchange with Mark Myles included his “fundamental criticism” – Hunter’s lack of qualifications for the job. He also questioned Hunter’s lack of full transparency […]

Kirkpatrick Foundation to convene second ANIMAL Conference on Oct. 22 & 23

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Kirkpatrick Foundation will host its second ANIMAL Conference, a two-day forum of ideas, impact and inspiration regarding animal wellbeing. The event will be held on Monday and Tuesday, October 22 and 23 at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel, 1 Park Avenue, in downtown Oklahoma City. […]

Theologian Matthew Fox to speak in Oklahoma City

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Internationally acclaimed theologian Matthew Fox will lecture, present a workshop, and preach in Oklahoma City, over four days, October 18 through 21. Fox is renowned for a message of creation spirituality that joins traditional Judeo-Christian teaching with today’s concerns for environmental stewardship, social justice and […]

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