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Girl Scouts to host 6th Cookies & Cocktails competition

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma will host its 6th annual Cookies & Cocktails fundraiser on Thursday, August 17, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Science Museum Oklahoma, 2020 Remington Place, adjacent to the Oklahoma City Zoo. Local restaurants such as Vast, Hacienda Tacos, La Baguette, Pub […]

Planned Parenthood Great Plains to host annual CHOICE gala in Oklahoma City

CHOICES 2017, an annual art sale, silent auction, and dinner benefiting Planned Parenthood Great Plains (PPGP) will feature the female performance troupe Broad Comedy on August 26 at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – CHOICES 2017, an annual art sale, silent auction, and dinner benefiting Planned Parenthood Great Plains (PPGP) will be held Saturday, August 26. at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63rd Street. The event will raise funds for the organization’s health centers in […]

Capitol Report for August 12: Making both sides mad – Voter fraud happens, time for Republicans to think about Carter, not Clinton

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In the August 12 edition of Capitol Report on News9, the CBS affiliate in Okalhoma City, analyst Patrick B. McGuigan remembered an expression of the current dean of journalism at the University of Oklahoma: “We’re doing our job when we make both sides of the political spectrum mad.” The CapitolBeatOK editor opened this week’s segment […]

Fast and Furious: Democratic Party leaders assail GOP in wake of court ruling on tobacco tax

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Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Although widely anticipated, the Oklahoma state Supreme Court’s unanimous decision striking down the tobacco “fee” enacted in May is provoking reactions ranging from shocked to celebratory. To be sure, the judicial ruling has also provoked political positioning in anticipation of a possible (perhaps likely) special legislative session. The City Sentinel’s […]

OKC disability services coordinator named to DRS’ governing board

Emily Cheng from Oklahoma City is the newest board member for the Commission for Rehabilitation Services which governs the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Governor Mary Fallin has recently appointed Emily Cheng of Oklahoma City to the Commission for Rehabilitation Services. The commission is the governing board for the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS). As a person with cerebral palsy, Commissioner Cheng was previously a DRS client and […]

Accountability session with OK County Sheriff candidates set for Aug. 20

The special election for County Sheriff will be held on Tuesday, September 12.  File photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A VOICE (Voices Organized in Civic Engagement) Accountability Session regarding the Oklahoma County Sheriff special election will be held on Sunday, August 20 from 3 – 4:30 p.m. at Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church, 1020 NE 42nd Street in Oklahoma City. The three candidates –  […]

Oklahoma Treasurer Ken Miller reports strong start to fiscal year – July gross tax receipts up almost 9 percent

Oklahoma State Treasurer, Ken Miller.  Photo provided.

Staff Report July Gross Receipts to the Treasury provide additional evidence of an expanding Oklahoma economy with total collections topping the July 2016 report by almost nine percent, State Treasurer Ken Miller announced on Monday (August 7). Collections during each month of calendar year 2017, except for March, have shown growth. July receipts of $926.9 […]

Capitol Report for August 5: A big day this Tuesday – High Court hears tax arguments, Senate District 45 primaries

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

On News9’s Capitol Report for August 5, analyst Patrick B. McGuigan said he believes the state Supreme Court will – after arguments on August 8 – strike down some or all of the revenue increases passed in the Legislature. The measures are tax hikes requiring legislative super-majorities, not merely fee boosts, he argued. Even if […]

WildCare OK adds full time veterinarian and 13 interns to help save Oklahoma’s wildlife

Dr. Faye Lorenzsonn (right) works on a fawn with intern, Liz, who is pursuing a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Missouri in Columbia. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter NOBLE, OK – WildCare Oklahoma, a non-profit dedicated to the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned native Oklahoma wildlife, has announced that Dr. Faye Lorenzsonn has joined the organization as their first ever full-time veterinarian. Last May, within days of Lorenzsonn’a graduation from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Veterinary Medicine, she and […]

Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy award winners will be recognized at August 10 Heroes Ball

A super-heroes theme will pervade the August 10 gala to benefit the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy. Photo Provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy’s (OICA) has announced the winners of three awards that will be presented at the OICA Heroes Ball on August 10 at the Skirvin Hotel in Oklahoma City. Each award winner was chosen by the OICA Board of Directors for their outstanding contribution to children’s […]

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