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Sonja Martinez honored as 2017 OKC Pride Parade Grand Marshall


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The month of June is recognized across America and around the world as LGBTQ Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred in New York City at the end of June 1969. Several events will take place in Oklahoma City to celebrate Pride Month […]

Capitol Report for May 20: Why history matters, and a bad idea’s demise

alex and pat

In this week’s “Capitol Report” segment on News9, the CBS affiliate in Oklahoma City, veteran journalist Patrick B. McGuigan took a deliberate break from obsessing over the state budget gridlock at the Legislature. He praised Gov. Mary Fallin for her recent veto of Senate Bill 2, a proposal that would have abolished the state’s U.S. […]

The 5th Annual OKC Equality Run honoring Shaun Kamiko set for June 17


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Saturday, June 17, the 5th Annual OKC Equality Run – Shaun Kamiko Memorial will be held in Oklahoma City, sponsored by Freedom Oklahoma.  This event kicks off Pride Week in Oklahoma City. The 5K/10K events begin at 8 a.m. at the Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W. […]

IgniteOKC to present the best ideas in 5 minutes and 20 slides on May 25

The tenth IgniteOKC event will host 13 speakers on May 25 at Lyric Theater.  Photo provided.

by Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The tenth installment of IgniteOKC will feature 13 speakers showcasing some of Oklahoma City’s best new ideas on Thursday, May 25.  The event will take place from 7-10 p.m. at the Lyric Theatre at The Plaza, 1727 NW 16th St. in Oklahoma City. Doors will open at […]

Project Save A Mouth goes to school to promote better Oklahoma health

Project Save a Mouth visits local school: Dr. Robert Bryan shares a high five with an enthusiastic student at Oklahoma City’s Linwood Elementary School. Bryan and a colleague were presenting information about “best oral hygiene practices” to a big crowd of students at the city school. Photo Provided

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma statistics for children’s oral health are staggering – with estimates that 80.5 percent of youth have oral health problems and 22.2 percent of third graders have already lost at least one tooth from decay. A group of medical professionals and community members in Oklahoma City decided to do […]

Rep. George Young chosen for NCSL fellows program, schedules town hall meeting

Rep. George Young.  Photo rovided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma legislator is one of 33 state lawmakers and legislative staff members from across the nation chosen for a fellowship that focuses on children’s issues. Rep. George E. Young, Sr., was selected by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) for its sixth Early Learning Fellows Program. One of […]

Manic Monday: As cigarette tax boost falls short in Oklahoma House, Senate plan would enact $510 million in tax hikes

President Pro Temp Mike Schulz

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma House of Representatives fell a few votes short of approving a cigarette tax increase on Monday (May 15). Meanwhile, the Senate passed, on a 36-9 vote, increases and changes in law aiming to increase government revenues a total of $516 million. Advocates say the cigarette tax hike, […]

Oklahoma law enforcement officers to receive training on handling dog encounters and veterinary crime scene analysis

A member of the Animal Rescue Team carries a large dog from a neglected kennel during an animal rescue, Thursday, March 3, 2016, in Madison Co., Arkansas. (Brandon Wade/AP Images for The Humane Society of the United States)

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Over the next week, more than 550 Oklahoma law enforcement officers will receive free training and resources regarding encounters between police and dogs.  The program will deal with issues such as understanding the process of bonding and forfeiture in cruelty cases, and veterinary forensics by […]

Positive Tomorrows tapped as OKA+ Demonstration School

o celebrate the announcement that Positive Tomorrows will become the 12th Oklahoma A+ (OKA+) Demonstration school, an event on May 18 will feature a ballet performance by Positive Tomorrows students as part Oklahoma City Ballet’s BalletReach program. Photo provided by OKC Ballet.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Positive Tomorrows has announced it will become an Oklahoma A+ (OKA+) Demonstration school. To honor this event, a Demonstration Celebration will take place from 12– 1 p.m., Thursday, May 18 at the Positive Tomorrows campus in Oklahoma City. Positive Tomorrows will become the 12th school in the […]

COMMENTARY: A blast from the past (2012) – This land is our land: Law, liberty and free markets

Patrick B. McGuigan, publisher of CapitolBeatOK and The City Sentinel.  File Photo

Patrick B. McGuigan NOTE: In light of recent news, we repost a commentary which first appeared November 29, 2012 on CapitolBeatOK. OKLAHOMA CITY, November 29, 2012 – In the 1920s, when my Canadian-born Irish Catholic grandfather (Bruce Arthur McGuigan) came to Chicago to find work, scattered shop windows still bore signs instructing, “No Irish need […]

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