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Gov. Fallin signs death penalty measure, execution critics decry her decision

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Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin on Friday (April 17) signed House Bill 1879, a measure allowing the state to perform executions through nitrogen hypoxia if the current method of execution – lethal injection – is ruled unconstitutional or becomes unavailable. The United States Supreme Court is currently reviewing Oklahoma’s lethal injection protocols. […]

State Representative David Dank dies in Oklahoma home

David Dank

BREAKING NEWS …. The City Sentinel has confirmed through state Capitol sources that state Representative David Dank, R-Oklahoma City, has passed away. Dank was a leading Republican advocate for Reform of wasteful tax exemptions. He guided a legislative study of tax expenditures that provoked intensive debate over the means and ends of ‘ incentivizing’ business […]

Same-sex marriage ban in Oklahoma ends, MidTown nuptials follow

Same sex couples rushed to the Oklahoma County Court House to obtain marriage licenses after the Supreme Court cleared the way for marriage equality.  After 18 years as partners, Barry Bass (left) and Kenny Wright were married that evening at Mayflower Congregational UCC Church.  Photo by Darla Shelden

          By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear Oklahoma’s appeal on Same-Gender marriage, which came as a surprise to most Oklahomans The decision leaves intact a lower court ruling declaring the ban unconstitutional last July. Federal appeals courts had struck down bans against gay marriage […]

WRWA Weather Update #2

    OKLAHOMA CITY, December 5, 2013 – Will Rogers World Airport is open with sleet/snow falling.   Flights are arriving and departing with some delays.  As of 5:00 pm, there have been only seven weather-related cancellations, but the airport anticipates several cancellations and delays early tomorrow morning as the snow continues during the overnight hours. […]

WRWA Weather Update #1

    OKLAHOMA CITY, December 5, 2013 – Will Rogers World Airport is open with most flights are currently operating on schedule.   As the storm moves into the airport area, delays and possible cancellations are likely.  The storm may also impact other airports in the region (such as Dallas) which would also impact operations at […]

Make Sure You’re Prepared for the Oklahoma Ice Storm


By John D. Doak, Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner   Meteorologists are predicting that an ice storm coming to Oklahoma has the potential to cause serious damage to homes and businesses. But what you do today could protect you from the worst of it.   According to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.), damage from snow, ice and […]

BREAKING NEWS: Long-time Oklahoman reporter Michael McNutt to join Fallin staff

Michael McNutt

By Patrick B. McGuigan | Oklahoma Watchdog OKLAHOMA CITY – Michael McNutt, longtime State Capitol bureau chief for the Sooner State’s largest newspaper, will soon join Gov. Mary Fallin’s staff, Oklahoma Watchdog has learned. A source close to the Fallin administration confirmed McNutt will begin working for the Republican governor next week. McNutt will serve […]

President Barack Obama comments on the gay marriage decisions

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Staff Report This morning (Wed., June 26), The City Sentinel received the following statement from the White House, on behalf of President Barack Obama: I applaud the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act. This was discrimination enshrined in law. It treated loving, committed gay and lesbian couples as a separate […]

FEMA, Federal Partners Continue to Support Response to Severe Storms in Oklahoma Survivors are Encouraged to Register for Assistance

May 22, 2013 HQ-13-052 Contact: FEMA News Desk 202-646-3272 News Release WASHINGTON — The Administration, through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) remains in close contact with emergency officials and continues to coordinate federal support to state, tribal and local officials in Oklahoma through FEMA’s National Response Coordination Center in Washington, D.C. and Regional Response […]

President Declares Disaster for Oklahoma

News Release WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Oklahoma to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and tornadoes beginning May 18, 2013, and continuing. The President’s action […]

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