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Three candidates in September 12 county sheriff’s race promise to press jail reforms

Candace Liger, Community Organizer for ACLU of Oklahoma speaks at the VOICE (Voices Organized in Civic Engagement) Accountability Session regarding the Oklahoma County Sheriff special election which will take place on Sept. 15.

Patrick B. McGuigan Editor and Publisher, The City Sentinel Darla Shelden contributed to this report OKLAHOMA CITY – The September 12 election for Oklahoma County Sheriff has drawn widespread attention at the grass roots level, and recurring coverage from local news organizations. While special elections generally do not spark high turnout, a number of factors […]

Animal Welfare seeks information about dog found stabbed in southwest Oklahoma City

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Staff Report UPDATE:  Kristy Yager, Director, Public Information and Marketing, The City of Oklahoma City reports: “the stabbed dog is in foster care and is in good health. His foster parent is working with him on some behavioral issues he has, which are likely a result of his abuse.” OKLAHOMA CITY, OK –  OKC Animal […]

Oklahoma Treasurer Ken Miller reports gross receipts turn positive for first time in two years

Oklahoma State Treasurer Ken Miller.  Photo provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Total Gross Receipts to the Treasury during the past 12 months are higher than collections during the prior 12 months for the first time since August 2015, and monthly gross receipts topped collections from the same month of last year for a seventh time since January, State Treasurer Ken Miller […]

Cornett and Norick lead Citizens for a Better OKC


Special Report   A coalition of Oklahoma City civic organizations announced a campaign to promote passage of the City’s general obligation bond and sales tax proposals being considered by voters on Sept. 12. Organized as the “Citizens for a Better OKC,” the effort is co-chaired by current Mayor Mick Cornett and former Mayor Ron Norick. […]

News9 Capitol Report for September 2: ‘Cruelty is winning,’ national columnist says, … and GOP positioned to handle state budget challenge

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

On this week’s edition of Capitol Report, analyst Patrick B. McGuigan praised the columns of conservative writer David French, who challenges both extremes of the current American spectrum. McGuigan observed French, an Iraq war veteran, can take the heat, having already faced literal combat. From a recent French esaay: “If 2016 is the year when […]

Endorsement: For Sheriff P.D. Taylor

P. D. Taylor, Photo provided.

The City Sentinel P.D. Taylor has served Oklahoma County with distinction for decades. He merits election to a full term of office on September 12. In this time of challenge and controversy for the sheriff’s department, P.D. Taylor has the depth of experience needed to take the agency forward in the difficult days to come. […]

Excessive Occupational Licensing: A Solvable Problem

Cathy Costello, Photo provided.

Cathy Costello Editor’s Note: This commentary is lightly edited, and adapted from Cathy Costello’s testimony, on August 23, before the Oklahoma Department of Labor’s Occupational Licensing Task Force. I want to thank you Commissioner [Melissa] Houston and this task force, and commend you for bringing to the table this important and needed discussion regarding licensing […]

First Unitarian Church of OKC sponsors the ordination of Julie Conrady

Julie Conrady. Photo provided.

Staff Report The congregation at the First Unitarian Church of Oklahoma City in celebrating the ordination of Julie Conrady. Her formal ordination ceremony will be held on Sunday, September 17 at 4 p.m/ at First Unitarian Church, 600 N.W. 13 Street, located on the north edge of the downtown area. The ceremony will be followed […]

Remembering Kent Potter, March 28, 1954 – August 9, 2017

Nichols Hills real estate agent and friend to many, Kent Potter will be remembered as a “wonderful man and kind soul.” Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – His obituary reads: Kenton “Kent” Nelson Potter was born March 28, 1954 in Oklahoma City the son of Jerald Allen and Ezell Glynn (Nelson) Potter. He died on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 in Oklahoma City at the age of 63. As the news of the […]

Plaza Mayor to host Fiestas Patrias OKC on Sept 17

The 2017 Fiestas Patrias OKC, an event celebrating Mexico's Independence Day, will take place on Sunday, September 1 in Oklahoma City. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY OK –The 2017 Fiestas Patrias OKC, an event celebrating Mexico’s Independence Day, will take place on Sunday, September 17, from 1 – 10 p.m. at Plaza Mayor, 7000 Crossroads Boulevard in Oklahoma City. The event is presented by Scissortail Community Development Corporation. One of the largest Hispanic […]

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