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OKC Bulky waste pickup shifts by 1 week in January; Curbside Christmas tree disposal included

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Staff Report Oklahoma City’s bulky waste pickup service will shift by one week in January, with collection beginning Jan. 8. Residents can use the service to dispose of their Christmas trees by putting them on the curb. Residents who normally have bulky waste pickup on the first week of the month will have collection the […]

The OKCU “Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma” 2018 series spotlights war and peace

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – The Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma! book discussion program begins its winter 2018 Pulitzer Centennial series on Tuesday, January 23 with “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien.  The event will take place at 7 p.m. in Oklahoma City University’s Walker Center room 151. First published […]

Capitol Report for December 23: Top Oklahoma City stories of 2017, Health Department scandal is top state government story, and good wishes for Christmas …

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

In this holiday weekend edition of Capitol Report Report for News9, the CBS affiliate in Oklahoma City, journalist Patrick B. McGuigan surveyed the top Oklahoma City news stories for 2017, as reported in The City Sentinel newspaper. He said stability in local leadership was notable, as Mick Cornett ends the longest serving mayor in city […]

Meeting Jesus, Along the Way (2017)

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Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – I saw Him in the summer of 2014 at Lake Hefner, when our Jewish community and friends prayed for three young men, children of Abraham murdered in another spurt of violence aimed at the nation and people of Israel. We followed Rabbi Vered Harris that day, who prayed for […]

Predicted freezing temperatures can be hazardous for pets

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Meteorologists say that a dangerous cold front is expected this weekend in Oklahoma City sending temperatures plummeting, which can be deadly for pets without a warm place to take shelter. Whenever possible, it’s best for cats and dogs to be kept indoors during the winter […]

“Don’t Shop, Adopt” and get pet pictures with Santa on Saturday at OKC Animal Welfare

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Help homeless pets in Oklahoma City find a home for the holidays with Santa pictures, free goodies and adoption discounts on Saturday, December 23, at OKC Animal Welfare. Saturday is the final day of the ongoing “Feline Navidad” and “Hounds for the Holidays” adoption events. […]

OKC Zoo saddened to announce death of Ursula, the oldest female giraffe in a United States zoo

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Staff Report Born in 1985, Rothschild’s giraffe Ursula, 32, died at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden on Wednesday, Dec. 20 at 5 p.m. Ursula spent 31 years at the OKC Zoo and was the oldest giraffe in a United States zoo accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). The median life […]

Capitol Report for December 16: Peace is not breaking out at the state Capitol, but monthly treasurer’s report is upbeat

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

In this week’s segment of Capitol Report, analyst Patrick B. McGuigan again questioned the governor’s call for a special session, with the regular session just weeks away. Rep. Josh Cockroft, in charge of the special investigation committee in the Oklahoma House, has raised concerns the Gov. Fallin’s veto was improperly applied, potentially impacting many agencies. […]

Where were the Watchdogs in the Health Department Crisis?

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Paul Monies, Oklahoma Watch  Dec. 10, Updated Dec. 12 – The cash crisis at the Oklahoma State Department of Health, which was years in the making, raises questions about which agencies and state officials could have caught the agency’s reported financial mismanagement. At first glance, state government appears to have the powers and expertise to […]

AAA’s free “Tipsy Tow” service available through Jan. 1

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – For the 28th year in a row, AAA Oklahoma will offer its free Tipsy Tow community service for year-end holiday partiers. The program gives intoxicated drivers a better option than getting behind the wheel and creating a danger for themselves and others. AAA is urging holiday […]

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