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Patients must battle more than cancer for their lives

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By Susan Logan I was told I had a tumor in my breast when I went in for my annual mammogram. I never expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer, but a 3D mammogram showed a tumor and a later biopsy revealed that it was first stage breast cancer and I would need to pursue […]

The City Sentinel endorses Ed Shadid

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  Signs of healthy political discourse are seen across Oklahoma City, where a total of 10 candidates are contending in three city council races. For the open Ward 8 seat, three political newcomers are competing. This newspaper has no editorial preference among the contenders. In Ward 6, incumbent Meg Salyer faces Dario Alvarado and Bob […]

Documentary tells story of Children who led ‘sit-ins’ for state Civil Rights Movement

From left to right: Portwood Williams Jr., Marilyn Hildreth (Clara Luper's daughter), Julia Clifford (director), Joyce Henderson, Ayanna Najuma, Joyce Jackson and journalist George Tomek (standing), who moderated a panel at the premiere of the documentary, “Children of the Civil Rights.” Photos by Nasreen Iqbal

By Nasreen Iqbal Special to The City Sentinel   OKLAHOMA CITY – Nearly 350 people gathered in the Oklahoma History Center the evening of February 7 to witness the first viewing of the Julia Clifford documentary, :Children of the Civil Rights.” The documentary tells the story of fourteen children who participated in sit-ins in Oklahoma […]

Op ed by Marilynn Knott..

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by Marilynn Knott.. On January 29 we the people will execute Richard Eugene Glossip for allegedly paying Justin Sneed to kill Barry Van Treese in 1997. I say allegedly because it was essentially Glossip’s word against Sneed’s regarding the murder. The courts found that Mr. Sneed was the person who did the killing. He negotiated […]

Sister Helen Prejean and Richard Glossip ask Gov. Fallin for 60-day reprieve

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Sister Helen Prejean and Richard Glossip ask Gov. Fallin for 60-day reprieve NOTE: This is adapted from a press release submitted by the Oklahoma Coalition Against the Death Penalty   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Sister Helen Prejean, a well-known opponent of capital punishment, has circulated to news organizations, including The City Sentinel, a statement “dictated to […]

Letter to the Editor: Benefits to a U.S.-Iran Alliance

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Letter to the Editor Benefits to a U.S.-Iran Alliance To The Editor: The United States must not miss the opening right before us for agreements with Iran that would bring economic benefits to both nations. Such an alliance seems possible because the nuclear negotiations have been extended, and Iran is in compliance with dramatic demands […]

Endorsements, 2014 General Election

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Endorsements, 2014 General Election   James Lankford … U.S. Senate (two-year term) Joe Dorman … Governor Cathy Cummings … Lieutenant Governor Mark Costello … Commissioner of Labor John Handy Edwards … State Senate District 40 Anastasia Pittman .. State Senate District 48 David Dank … House District 85 Jason Nelson .. House District 87 George Young […]

Are Oklahoma City Bureaucrats Smarter Than Harvard?

Mark Costello

  By Mark Costello   In 1928, the first Roman Catholic ever nominated for president, Gov. Al Smith of New York, came to campaign in Oklahoma at the height of the Ku Klux Klan’s power. Smith was greeted with numerous burning crosses during the night as his train rolled across the state. When Smith spoke […]

The City Sentinel Runoff Endorsements, August 26, 2014

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  Runoff Endorsements, August 26, 2014   U.S. Senate, Democratic nomination Constance Johnson   U.S. House Fifth District, Democratic nomination Tom Guild   U.S. House Fifth District, Republican nomination Patrice Douglas   Superintendent of Public Instruction, Democratic nomination Freda Deskin   State House, District 88, Democratic nomination Paula Sophia   State House, District 99, Democratic […]

An editorial: Bipartisan June 24 Primary Endorsements

Michael Taylor

  An endorsement represents a choice. For the June 24 primary, our choices in both parties are listed below. We do not sneer at choices others make, and reserve the option to review all races further in time for the November election. However, we affirm these candidates for consideration by primary voters in the two […]

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