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Capitol Report for July 22: Kendra Horn eyes nomination for Fifth Congressional District seat; ‘War for Planet of the Apes’ is Great

News9 Alex Cameron (left0 and Patrick B. McGuigan, CapitolBeatOK editor, give the Capitol Report.  Photo provide.

In this week’s edition of Capitol Report on News9, the CBS News affiliate in Oklahoma City, analyst Patrick B. McGuigan describes an interview with Kendra Horn, a candidate for the Fifth District congressional seat in central Oklahoma. The CapitolBeatOK editor said Horn told him she thinks winning the nomination and the general election will require […]

OSU workshop to focus on challenges in floriculture

On Thursday, August 3, Oklahoma State University will host a workshop titled, “The Current Challenges in Floriculture.”  OSU Website Photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter STILLWATER, OK – On Thursday, August 3, Oklahoma State University will host a workshop titled, “The Current Challenges in Floriculture.”  Floriculture, or flower farming, is a segment of horticulture that deals with the cultivation of flowers or flowering ornamental plants for gardens and for the floral industry. During the […]

Letter to the Editor: Fossil fuels or Solar & Wind?

Nathaniel Batchelder, Photo provided.

To The Editor: Oklahoma petroleum CEOs Harold Hamm and Larry Nichols surely agree with President Trump and most of Congress that continued production of US coal, oil and gas supersedes concerns about global warming and climate change. That puts the US at odds with the recent G-20 summit of the top 20 world economic powers. […]

Capitol Report for Saturday, July 15: Treasurer Miller’s revenue report upbeat as he considers his next step, supporters of justice march in Turkey

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In this week’s news9 Capitol Report, Pat McGuigan discussed the June report on tax receipts to the state treasury, which Treasurer Ken Miller presented a few days ago. Both the report and Miller were upbeat: every category of tax receipts were better than in June 2016. An economic recovery has been underway for some time; […]

Letter to the Editor: ‘Intrinsic Fraud’ – Why the AT&T case still matters

Mike Reynolds, Photo provided.

To The Editor: I have not only followed bribery cases at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission for more than 20 years, I have also assisted law enforcement investigations. On November 3, 2015, I tried to intervene in the $16 billion AT&T bribery refund case, but AT&T claimed my attorney, Jerry Fent, did not follow proper procedure. […]

At Oklahoma City event, Kendra Horn launches campaign for Democratic nomination in the Fifth Congressional District

Kendra Horn, a past coordinator and manager for Democratic candidates and causes, is seeking the party’s nomination in Oklahoma’s Fifth Congressional District. Campaign photo.

Patrick B. McGuigan Kendra Horn, long active in the role of coordinator and manager for Democratic candidates and causes, stepped out with her own campaign for office at a Thursday evening (July 13) event in downtown Oklahoma City. Horn wants the Democratic nomination for the Fifth Congressional District seat in 2018, so she can face […]

Arabian Horse Youth Nationals set for July 22 – 29 in OKC

The 2017 Youth National Arabian & Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show will be held on Sunday, July 22 through Sunday, July 29, at the State Fair Park. AHA Facebook Photo.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Youth National Arabian & Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show is returning to Oklahoma City, where it began 23 years ago. Scheduled for Sunday, July 22 through Sunday, July 29, at the State Fair Park, the show offers educational and leadership opportunities, as well as social activities for kids, […]

In special election to fill seat of former Senator Ralph Shortey, Democratic candidate wins

Michael Brooks Jimenez, photo by Andrew W. Griffin, Red Dirt Reporter

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – In his campaign for office a little more than two and a half years ago, the Democratic party’s candidate in state Senate District 44, Michael Brooks Jimenez, garnered 4,384 votes, and lost. In Tuesday’s special election, on the ballot as Michael Brooks, he brought in only 1,975 supporters, but […]

Western Avenue to host 3rd Annual WestFest Street Festival on August 29

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The historic Western Avenue, in partnership with New Belgium Brewing, will host its third annual street festival, WestFest, on Saturday, August 19. The event will take place from noon to 10 p.m. featuring live music, food trucks, Fat Tire beer, a local vendor market and […]

Capitol Report for July 8: Attorneys lay out arguments against revenue-raising measures, praise for “Global Citizens” in Oklahoma City

News9 Alex Cameron (left0 and Patrick B. McGuigan, CapitolBeatOK editor, give the Capitol Report.  Photo provide.

In this week’s News9 Capitol Report, journalist Pat McGuigan reviewed legal arguments presented against state revenue-raising measures enacted in the recent legislative session. Oklahoma City lawyer Jerry Fent, whose challenges to state laws are successful about one-third of the time, has entered the fray, asking the state Supreme Court to slap down roughly $343 million […]

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