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Analyzing Turkish troubles: Some context for journalist Mahir Zeynelov’s interview with The City Sentinel

Mahir Zeynelov, a Turkish journalist deported from his native land by strongarm President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, during an interview with The City Sentinel. Photo by Pat McGuigan

Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Mahir Zeynelov, an independent journalist from Turkey, was arrested and then deported from his native land last year. His reporting and commentary got him cross-ways with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the strongman president of his homeland. Zeynelov’s recent visit to Oklahoma occasions this distillation – a mere sketch […]

Harding Fine Arts Academy Ignite Art Festival set for March 4

On Saturday, March 4, Harding Fine Arts Academy (HFAA) will host the 2017 Ignite Arts Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 3333 N. Shartel Avenue in Oklahoma City. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter On Saturday, March 4, Harding Fine Arts Academy (HFAA), an Oklahoma City public charter high school, will host the 2017 Ignite Arts Festival. The event, themed ‘Igniting the Spark,’ will be held from 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at HFAA located at 3333 N. Shartel Avenue in Oklahoma City. […]

Dove Schools listed as Oklahoma Schools of Character, Math Challenge Saturday in Tulsa

Dove Science Academy Oklahoma City is located at 919 N.W. 23 Street in the capital city. Photo from Dove’s website.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY –  Some recent news from Dove Charter Schools: Dove Science Academy Oklahoma City has been named a 2017 Oklahoma School of Character. The local school is one of six in the state honored as a School of Character for this year. The only other Oklahoma County school so designated is Dove […]

Allbaugh discusses death penalty with coalition opposed to executions

Joe Allbaugh, director of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.  Photo by Patrick B. McGuigan

Patrick B. McGuigan, editor Oklahoma City – New Oklahoma protocols and procedures for capital punishment are “in the final stages to be presented to the Attorney General’s office” soon — but will then “have to go through the court system,” said Joe Allbaugh, director of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. Allbaugh’s comments came during a […]

Social justice activist advocates for conservative Republican’s health care reform measure

Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Saying he supports “something good that is actually doable,” the founder of the Oscar Romero Catholic Worker House in Oklahoma City is backing House Bill 1013, a measure he contends would open “a new portal to enter the medical care system. With independently practicing nurse practitioners, people would […]

LifeShare celebrates National Donor Day on February 14

LifeShare OK Heart logo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter National Donor Day is observed each year on February 14 to recognizes the many selfless people who have helped to save so many lives through the gift of organ donation. 

Coinciding with Valentine’s Day, LifeShare wants to remind Oklahomans to “Share the Love” and register as an organ, eye […]

The City Sentinel endorsements for February 14 Primary

Former state Rep. Richard Morrissette, candidate for the Ward 4 City Council seat, pictured when he received an award for his years of work in the state Legislature, supporting public and private programs to combat hunger in Oklahoma. File Photo.

Editorial Endorsements Oklahoma City School Board Election Chairman – Stanley Hupfeld District 1 – Charles Henry District 2 – Justin Ellis Oklahoma City Council Ward 4 – Richard Morrissette Note: These endorsements are a positive recommendation for the person listed, not a criticism of others who seek to serve. Public service is a noble profession […]

Capitol Report for February 11: On Fallin’s State of the State – Applause for criminal justice reforms, disappointment in major tax hikes

News9's Alex Cameron (left) and Patrick B. McGuigan, editor of CapitolBeatOK and The City Sentinel on the weekly show, Capitol Report.  Photo provided.

In this week’s Capitol Report segment on News9, analyst Patrick B. McGuigan applauded Governor Mary Fallin’s proposed criminal justice reforms, which would give life to State Questions 780 and 781 – approved by voters in November – and advance prison reforms first enacted in 2012 but never implemented. McGuigan also cheered the governor’s proposal to […]

Local groups to hold Unity Rally to oppose Executive Order travel ban


by Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma City, OK – Americans Against the Next War (AANW) along with a coalition of other local groups will host a “No Ban No Wall Unity Rally’ and demonstration on Friday, February 10 at 1 p.m., on the south plaza of the Oklahoma State Capitol in Oklahoma City. In […]

John Rex Charter Elementary School to benefit from “Fuel Up” fundfaiser and auction on Feb. 16


Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – John Rex Charter Elementary School, now serving grades preK-4 in the downtown area, is the beneficiary of a “Fuel Up” fundraiser and auction, slated for Thursday, February 16 at the Park House (125 Ron Norick Boulevard) on the grounds of the Myriad Botanical Gardens. According to Jamie Winteroth, who is […]

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