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

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Capitol Report for March 18: Still more on ‘gubernatorial election 2017’ – and praise for Fallin’s choice of Keating for OU Regents

News 9 Alex Cameron (left and CapitolBeatOK publisher Patrick B. McGuigan discuss politics on the Capitol Report.  Photo provided.

In this week’s edition of Capitol Report on News9, the CBS affiliate in Oklahoma City, Patrick B. McGuigan continued his analysis of what he’s called – jokingly – the 2017 gubernatorial race. On the Democratic side, former state Sen. Connie Johnson is calling for civic engagement. She wants people to get involved regardless of whom […]

Service Corps’ Bill Phillips Award goes to Single Parent Support Network (SPSN)

Rhonda Thomas, executive of the Single Parent Support Network, has been designated winner of the Bill Phillips award from ESCCO. Photo Provided

Staff Report Executive Service Corps of Central Oklahoma (ESCCO) has named the Single Parent Support Network (SPSN) its 2017 Bill Phillips Award winner. The Bill Phillips Award was established to recognize and honor the contribution of Phillips, the founding Executive Director of ESCCO. Single Parent Support Network (SPSN) serves the single parent family population by […]

In Putnam Heights Neighborhood, Adopt-A-Park Program blends resources with community foundation

In the historic Putnam Heights neighborhood, a resident enjoys a walk with her faithful companion. Photo Provided

Staff Report Through Oklahoma City’s Adopt-A-Park Program, Putnam Heights Preservation Area, Inc., the neighborhood association for the Putnam Heights Historic Preservation District ambitiously adopted the four acres of public park space that graces this grand old neighborhood. For the last 21 years Putnam Heights has maintained the wide medians and park space, mowing, controlling weeds, […]

Plato’s Closet opens in south Oklahoma City

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Staff Report A new Plato’s Closet in Oklahoma City South opens Thursday, March 16 at 10400 S Western Avenue. Plato’s Closet is part of a national recycling retail chain that specializes in clothing and accessories for teens and twenty-somethings. A press release from the company describes  the new facility as a “hip, trendy clothing store […]

Good words about George Young – minister, legislator, community leader

State Rep. George Young.  Photo provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – State Representative George E. Young, Sr., D-Oklahoma City, flows in and out of the news naturally, as a direct and inevitable result of his involvement in myriad community causes, and effective advocacy for District 99 at the state Capitol. Young recently received an award  from the United Way of Central […]

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