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Education Commentary: Why is Education Being Corporatized and Human Life Being Devalued?

Kashmiri-American academic and author, Dr. Nyla Ali Khan. Photo provided.

Nyla Ali Khan   In the southern Indian state of Telangana at least 23 teenagers have killed themselves since the scores of their school-leaving exam results, processed by a private software firm, Globarena Technology, were announced in April. This shocking news attracted worldwide attention, including posts on The City Sentinel’s Facebook page. The education board […]

State Rep. Jason Dunnington garners Aspen Institute fellowship

State Rep. Jason Dunnington.  Photo provided.

The City Sentinel Staff Report   State Representative Jason Dunnington has garnered an Aspen Institute’s 2019 Rodel Fellowship. According to a press release from Oklahoma state House legislative staff, the Rodel Fellowhsip is “a prestigious program that has previously included the likes of Democratic presidential hopefuls Senator Kamala Harris and Mayor Pete Buttigieg. The Aspen […]

Public meeting to discuss shooting of Edmond teen Isaiah Lewis to be held on July 29

A public meeting to discuss “Isaiah Lewis: Where Do We Go from Here,” will be held on Monday, July 29 at 6:30 p.m. at Edmond Trinity Christian Church.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A public meeting will be held on Monday, July 29 at 6:30p.m. to discuss “Isaiah Lewis: Where Do We Go from Here,” at Edmond Trinity Christian Church, 1400 NW 178th Street, in Edmond. Lewis, an African American, 17 year old high school student was shot […]

Sunbeam Family Services selects Sarah Rahhal as new CEO

A Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Sarah Rahhal will become Sunbeam Family Services’ new chief executive officer on August 26.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY- OK – Sunbeam Family Services has announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously chosen Sarah Rahhal, LCSW, as Sunbeam’s new chief executive officer. Rahhal will join the nonprofit August 26 in providing “help, hope and the opportunity for success to people of all ages. Sunbeam’s mission […]

Registration open for OKC Zoo 3rd annual Monarch Madness 5K Fun Run

Photo 1: The Oklahoma City Zoo’s third annual Monarch Madness 5K/Fun Run will be held on Saturday, September 14.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is offering an early-bird registration rate of $30 (5K) and $25 (Fun Run) until July 31 for the third annual Monarch Madness 5K/Fun Run on Saturday, September 14.  Both events will benefit local monarch butterfly conservation. Starting Thursday, August […]

Oklahoma State Election Board urges voters to respond to address confirmation notice


Staff Report   Oklahoma City – This past spring, more than 181,000 Address Confirmation Notices were mailed to certain Oklahoma voters, as required by law. Nearly two months later, more than 134,000 notices remain outstanding, state election officials said on Friday (July 19). Voters who do not respond to the Address Confirmation Notice by July […]

OKC RIVERSPORT Junior Crew welcomes new athletes

Learn the basics of rowing in a week-long course - full day and half day options available at OKC Riversport. Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – OKC RIVERSPORT is inviting high school and middle school students to try rowing with their Junior Crew free for one week. No experience necessary. OKC RIVERSPORT Junior Crew offers competitive rowing for kids grades 8 to 12 from all backgrounds and all levels of athletic […]

Kings of Leon to perform for Scissortail Park’s grand opening on Sept. 27

The Kings of Leon will perform a free concert on Sept. 27, for the grand opening of MAPS 3’s Scissortail Park in downtown Oklahoma City. Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A free Kings of Leon concert will be the highlight of three days of celebrations for the grand opening of MAPS 3’s Scissortail Park in downtown Oklahoma City. Formed in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1999. The Kings of Leon is an American rock band is composed of brothers Caleb, […]

Brent Bryant named Finance Director for Oklahoma City government

Brent Bryant became the new Finance Director for Oklahoma City on Friday, July 12..  Photo provided.

Staff Report Oklahoma City Manager Craig Freeman recently announced selection of Brent Bryant as the new Finance Director. His official starting date was Friday, Friday 12. Bryant will oversee the Finance Department and report to Kenton Tsoodle, one of Oklahoma City’s three Assistant City Managers. “We once again had a strong group of highly qualified […]

Oklahoma City’s General Fund tax collections up, but below projections


Staff Report The July sales tax report shows General Fund collections in Oklahoma City were up 1.8 percent compared to the same month last year, below the monthly projection by 1.3 percent. The July report includes collections for the last half of May and estimated collections in the first half of June, which total about […]

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