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Unique art, food and music for Paseo First Friday in March

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Staff Report Oklahoma City — The Paseo Arts District’s First Friday Gallery Walk for March will take place on Friday, March 2, from 6-10 p.m. The walk will have 20 galleries featuring over 80 artists who will host opening receptions, promising something for everyone. The Paseo Art Space, at 3022 Paseo, will feature paintings and […]

Free speech Chronology: UCO keeps contract with Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis


Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis (AiG) was invited, then disinvited, then invited again to speak on March 5 at the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) in Edmond. The raging controversy that unfolded over several weeks early this semester got massive attention. After copies of contracts made it clear […]

ACLU’s Kiesel presses legislative leaders to deliver promised criminal justice reforms

Ryan Kiesel, Executive Director of ACLU Oklahoma. Photo by Darla Shelden

Staff Report   As the March 1 committee deadline nears, the Oklahoma Legislature has not considered meaningful criminal justice reform measures authored this session, according to the American Civil Liberties Union. Ryan Kiesel, a former state legislator who is now executive director of the ACLU of Oklahoma, said in weekend press release: “The governor, legislative […]

CAIR-OK to host 4th annual Oklahoma Muslim Day at the Capitol


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Council on American-Islamic Relations Oklahoma Chapter (CAIR-OK) will bring together Muslims and their interfaith partners from across the state for the 4th annual “Oklahoma Muslim Day at the Capitol.” The day-long program will take place on Monday, March 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. […]

Diversity Center brings organizations together to aid LGBTQ community

Rev. Neil Coffman enters the new Diversity Center of Oklahoma located at 2242 N.W. 39th Street, directly across the street from Expressions Church where he is pastor. Photo by Darla Shelden

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma City’s first nonprofit agency to provide Gender Diverse/LGBTQ health services opened its doors on Feb. 12.  About 60 people attended an open house event at the Diversity Center of Oklahoma’s new location at 2242 N.W. 39th Street. Visitors toured the facility, enjoyed refreshments, and heard comments from […]

Capitol Report for February 24: Renewed hopes for criminal justice reform? And, Medicaid managed care study released

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

During the weekly Capitol Report segment, Patrick B. McGuigan drew from a recent Oklahoma Watch news story surveying possible criminal justice reform legislation pending during the legislative session at the state Capitol. The possible reforms are sponsored by five key players at the Capitol – Senators Greg Treat, Stephanie Bice and Roger Thompson, and Representatives […]

Thursday trash pickup delayed until Saturday in Oklahoma City


Staff Report   Oklahoma City Trash and recycling collection scheduled for today (Thursday, February 22) has been postponed until Saturday, February 24 because of icy street conditions. Customers who normally have trash and recycling pickup on Thursdays should put their Big Blue trash carts and Little Blue recycling bins on the curb by 6 a.m. […]

Metro Library Friends host annual public booksale


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK– One of the largest booksales in the nation, hosted by the Metropolitan Library System (MLS) Friends of the Library, will take place in Oklahoma City on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 24 and 25, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds Expo Hall. The […]

Conservative legislators join former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn in proposing state budget reforms

Former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn .  File photo

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Several conservative Republican State Representatives on Friday (February 17) joined with former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn in proposing a path to a teacher pay raise without a tax increase. The text of most of the their joint statement follows. “We appreciate the members of Step Up Oklahoma for their civic […]

Capitol Report for February 17: Two broad plans for revenue hikes and budget reforms in wake of Step Up defeat, and the election of Mayor David Holt

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

In the Feb. 17 Capitol Report segment on News9, journalist Patrick B. McGuigan reviewed two significant revenue/budget proposals unveiled in wake of the state House defeat of the “Step Up Oklahoma” tax hikes. In dialogue with reporter Alex Cameron, McGuigan pointed at two crucial antecedents to the current situation: Governor Mary Fallin’s surprising veto of […]

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