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New Trade Organization Working with Business and Medical Communities to Develop Responsible Rules and Regulations for Medical Cannabis

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New Health Solutions Oklahoma (NHSO) Focused on a Safe, Regulated Medical Marketplace OKLAHOMA CITY – New Health Solutions Oklahoma, Inc. (NHSO) a new trade association which describes itself as “dedicated to advancing emerging public health and economic development sectors in Oklahoma,” announced on Tuesday (March 20) its intention to advocate for the responsible and timely […]

Attorneys plan campaign kickoff event to support Natalie Mai for District Judge

Attorney Natalie Mai is running for Oklahoma County District Judge, District 7, Office 5.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (March  21, 2018) – Attorneys Peter Scimeca, Danny Williams and Scott Adams, will host a campaign kickoff fundraiser to support Natalie Mai for District Judge on Tuesday, March 27 from 5 – 7 p.m.  The event will take place at Mickey Mantel Steakhouse, 7 S. Mickey Mantle Drive, in downtown […]

Capitol Report for March 10: A Democrat’s lament …, a 7 percent GPT seems like punishment …, and McGuigan’s fond farewell

Preparing for their March 10, 2018 broadcast: At left, Alex Cameron of News9, the CBS News affiliate in Oklahoma, and Patrick B. McGuigan, founder of CapitolBeatOK and for the past eights years analyst for Capitol Report on the CBS News affiliate in Oklahoma City.

In his Capitol Report segment for Saturday, March 10, Patrick B. McGuigan pointed to a commentary by Mike W. Ray, which was posted on The essay detailed steps majority Republicans in the state House took to tinker with germaneness rules in order to change the purpose of legislation. Ray also outlined maneuvers those running […]

Students to lead March for Our Lives events in Oklahoma City and Tulsa


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – At 11 a.m. On Saturday, March 24, at 11 a.m. students from across Oklahoma and their supporters will gather for the March for Our Lives Oklahoma City event. The march will begin at the Oklahoma County Election Board 4201 N. Lincoln Boulevard and proceed south […]

HIV/AIDS Advocacy Day includes activism and rally with author Paige Rawl

The Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund will host a breakfast rally at the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame Event Center on March 20 with Paige Rawl, who was born HIV positive.   Paige Rawl Twitter photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – As part of HIV/AIDS Advocacy Day, the Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund invites the public to join HIV activists from across the state to a breakfast rally with author Paige Rawl, who was born HIV positive. The event will take place on Tuesday, March 20 at 8:30 a.m. […]

Tulsa environmental coalition to host conversation aimed at policy makers

Former EPA official Al Amendariz, campaign representative for Sierra Club's Beyond Coal campaign, will speak at meeting on March 6 to discuss environmental justice.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Tulsa, OK – A coalition of churches, citizens, the Oklahoma Green Country Sierra Club and other environmental groups will host a meeting to raise awareness in the Tulsa community regarding environmental concerns. . The event will be held on Tuesday, March 6th from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the Thomas K. McKeon Center for Creativity at Tulsa Community College, 910 […]

Capitol Report for March 3: “Dreamers” get more time, School Choice stalled by Republican opposition, re-invited speaker coming to UCO

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

In the March 3 Capitol Report segment on News9, analyst Patrick B. McGuigan led the segment with focus on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision not to decide on the fate of “dreamers” – immigrants who came to America as children without benefit of legal status. After taking a negative tone in his 2016 campaign, President […]

Oklahomans urged to “Go All In” during People with Disabilities Awareness Day

People With Disabilities Awareness Day on March 13 t is hosted by the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services (OKDRS) joined for the second year by Oklahoma People First.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK –The 24th annual People with Disabilities Awareness Day (PWDAD) will be held from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13 at the Oklahoma State Capitol in Oklahoma City.  The event is hosted by the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services (OKDRS) joined for the second year […]

A solid ‘Souvenir’ from Painted Sky: Odd Celebrity, great story

Molly Cason Johnson and Joey Harbert as Florence Foster Jenkins and Cosmé McMoon in Painted Sky Opera's production of "Souvenir" at the Civic Center on Feb 23 to Mar 4. Photo by Wendy Mutz.

  Patrick B. McGuigan, Arts and Entertainment Critic   Molly Cason Johnson portrays Florence Foster Jenkins in the Painted Sky Opera’s production of “Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins.” Johnson delivers a spectacular performance as one of the oddest celebrities in New York City history. Stephen Temperley’s story is alternately uproarious […]

Study touts modern Medicaid program as best choice for Oklahoma – Report highlights best practices, budget savings

Oklahoma State Capitol.  File Photo

Staff Report   Oklahoma City – The Oklahoma Association of Health Plans, on February 20, released a report outlining how the state can achieve budget predictability by implementing a modern health care program for Medicaid recipients in Oklahoma. The product of extensive research, the report provides a road map for improving health outcomes, providing tax […]

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