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Inaugural DRS Career Opportunity Expo set for Feb 11

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter  OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma employers including OGE, FAA and Ditchwitch will participate in the first-ever Career Opportunity Expo 2020, themed “Ready, Set Hired!” on Tuesday February 11. Hosted by the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, a member of the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS), the expo will be held […]

Analysis: S.Q. 802: After legal ruling and petition drive, stage is set for Medicaid Expansion vote

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Patrick B. McGuigan   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Although voters still must render a verdict on State Question 802 – and although the Affordable Care act upon which it is predicated. remains under legal attack — advocates for expansion of Medicaid coverage in Oklahoma have ready fashioned a modest niche in Sooner State history. In […]

ANALYSIS: CapitolBeatOK’s Top Five Stories for 2019: Compact Quarrel, Death Penalty and Criminal Justice, state revenues tighten, state Senate delivers, Journalism declines

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Patrick B. McGuigan, The City Sentinel   OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 31, 2019 – CapitolBeatOK’s top stories for 2019 run an eclectic gamut of vital state policy issues. The top five story lines, featured in this analysis, include the fierce quarrel over gaming compacts between Governor Kevin Stitt and a majority of the state’s Native American […]

Seeking Solomon’s wisdom: Reflections of a daughter of Kashmir, from the land of Oklahoma

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By Nyla Ali Khan This generation of Kashmiris is war-weary, embittered, and despondent. I would venture to say that we crave a world in which social justice, political enfranchisement, cultural pride, and self-realization are the order of the day. I yearn for a world in which the living tradition of legends, myths, fables of yore, […]

State Rep. Tammy West invited to serve as Prison Fellowship member

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Staff Report State Rep. Tammy West, R-Oklahoma City, was recently invited to become a member of Faith & Justice Fellowship, a part of Prison Fellowship, which serves prisoners, former prisoners, their families and others affected by crime and incarceration throughout the nation. Prison Fellowship was founded by the late Chuck Colson, a former top aide […]

OCCDLA annual holiday event honors legal community members 


Seen with her brother, Keith McPhail (left) and attorney John W. Coyle III, Robin McPhail Bruno was honored with the OCCDLA Robert A. Manchester Lifetime Achievement Award at last month’s OCCDLA Christmas Party.  Photo by Darla Shelden


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (OCCDLA) held its 9th annual Christmas Party last month to celebrate the holiday season and to honor several of its members. Festivities were held at the Coyle Law Firm, in downtown Oklahoma City, hosted by OCCDLA past president, John […]

Commentary: India’s Prime Minister Modi attempts to rewrite History in Jammu and Kashmir

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By Nyla Ali Khan Publisher Patrick B. McGuigan’s preface: The pace of the current government of India’s effort to crush the remnants of autonomous status and traditions for Kashmir is accelerating, almost faster than Americans of the present generation can absorb the significance of these and other developments in a full historic context. This essay […]

Commentary: Governor Stitt, the Oklahoma Tribes and the Outside Vendors

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Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher, The City Sentinel   When it comes to Compact negotiations between the state of Oklahoma and the various tribes involved in gaming enterprises, this essay could focus on the seemingly dramatic events of the last two weeks before Christmas. First: After months of encouraging words and hopeful gestures to reach out […]

Jesus House accepting donations for low-income families for holiday food basket and toy distribution

Jesus House volunteers dressed as Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be going into low-income neighborhoods on Christmas Eve to hand out toys to local families in those areas. Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Jesus House is preparing for its annual Christmas food basket and toy distribution event this. The Oklahoma City nonprofit is asking for the community to come together to assist Oklahomans in need this holiday season. Jesus House is requesting donations of new, unwrapped toys […]

2020 OKC Martin Luther King Holiday events planned

The 2020 OKC Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Parade will step off at 2 p.m. on Monday, January 20 in downtown Oklahoma City. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter This story was updated on Jan. 16, 2020 to add details and additional events. OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma City’s 2020 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration events, themed, “40 Years – Better Together” will take place on Monday, January 20, the national holiday bearing King’s name. The public […]

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