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Capitol Report for May 13: Coburn hits tax hikes, gambling expansion proposal ‘blows up’ budget deal … and a salute to city-area public high schools

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In this week’s Capitol Report segment on News9, Patrick B. McGuigan reviewed bipartisan opposition to a legislative proposal sharply limiting deductions for charitable contributions. Former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn captured the fury of many conservatives over the proposal that would undercut giving while retaining ‘subsidies for out-of-state wind companies,’ bloated higher education administrative costs (and […]

SNU student’s senior project advocates ending the death penalty

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Southern Nazarene University student Mady Martin spent her final senior semester creating a project called, “10 Reasons Oklahoma Should Abolish the Death Penalty.”. A 21 year old  business and behavioral science major, Martin was working on her senior project for the honors program when she […]

Capitol Report for May 6: Long-delayed criminal justice reforms could save hundreds of millions, immigration policy news update

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In the latest Capitol Report segment, news analyst Patrick B. McGuigan sketched the depth of challenges facing Oklahoma’s prison system, which is operating at 109 percent of capacity. The prison population could grown 25 percent in the next decade, the CapitolBeatOK editor said, unless long-delayed criminal justice reforms are implemented. Flattening the prison numbers could […]

Oklahoma Forestry Camp for teens set for June 5 – 10

Applications are now being accepted for the 61st annual Oklahoma Forestry Camp, June 5 - 10 at Beavers Bend State Park in southeast Oklahoma.  Photo provided.

by Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma Forestry Services is looking for girls and boys ages 13 to 15 to apply for its 61st annual Oklahoma Forestry Camp.  This educational and fun adventure will be held June 5 – 10 at Beavers Bend State Park in southeast Oklahoma. Forestry camp includes outdoor activities such as […]

Oklahoma Legislator George Young Praises Death Penalty Review Commission Report

Oklahoma State Rep. George Young commends the Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission’s findings which unanimously recommended the state continue its moratorium on capital punishment.  Photo by Darla Shelden

Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Legislative Black Caucus Chair-elect Rep. George Young has given high praise to the recently released Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission report. Young thanked the bipartisan commission for its work reviewing Oklahoma’s death penalty process. The commission, comprised of 11 members – both men and women from different […]

First Friday for May is in full swing

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Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – The Paseo Arts Association’s upcoming art show will begin Friday, May 5 and remain available for viewing through Saturday, May 29, at the Paseo Art Space (3022 Paseo). Mark Brudzinski and Stephanie Brudzinski’s show titled “TSUKURU: Make. Build. Create.” will reflect two storytellers who begin with a collection of elements […]

Capitol Report for April 29: McGuigan praises death penalty review commission, thanks writer for focus on children of those incarcerated

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ONLINE ONLY: In the Capitol Report segment for April 29, analyst Patrick B. McGuigan praised former Governor Brad Henry and other commissioners who served who prepared the Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Report, released in a state Capitol press conference. McGuigan, author of several articles on the new report, said it dissects the state’s problems implementing […]

2nd annual ONE OKC block party set for May 6 

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – The 2nd annual ONE OKC block party, highlighting Northeast Oklahoma City and its residents, businesses and culture will take place on Saturday, May 6, at Northeast 23rd Street between N. Kelham Avenue and N. Hood Avenue, from 12 – 4 p.m. The event is hosted by NEOKC Renaissance. The […]

Oklahoma National park tourism creates $27.2 million in visitor spending and 304 jobs

The Oklahoma City National Memorial is one of Oklahoma’s three national parks.  OKC National Memorial Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter A new report from the National Park Service shows that in 2016 the 1,688,734 visitors to Oklahoma national parks spent $27.2 million in the state. This activity supported 304 jobs. The results represent a 34.6 percent increase in visitor spending and 33.4 percent rise in visitation over 2015, the […]

The 2017 Festival of the Arts is underway at Bicentennial Park

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The annual Festival of the Arts runs through April 30 at Oklahoma City’s Bicentennial Park, located between Civic Center Music Hall and City Hall.  Festivities include more than 140 artists, an expanded children’s art field, mouth-watering food favorites, culinary demonstrations and three performing arts stages featuring early 300 performances. Admission […]

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