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Puzzle of Nitrogen Execution Could Present Issues for State

A tank filled with liquid nitrogen is seen outside of Compressed Gas & Supply, Inc. in Oklahoma City on July 6, 2018.

By Ben Botkin – Oklahoma Watch Tuesday, July 17, 2018 Reprinted with permission from Oklahoma Watch.   The condemned man enters the room where he will draw his last breath. He will be restrained in some way, perhaps strapped to the T-shaped platform where other offenders have been executed by injection. He may have taken […]

COOP Ale Works to make OKC’s 23rd Street Armory its home

Artist rendering of COOP Ale Works $20 million redevelopment of Oklahoma City’s historic 23rd Street Armory as its new brewery. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – COOP Ale Works has announced that it will be redeveloping Oklahoma City’s historic 23rd Street Armory building as its new brewery. The Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) recently accepted the company’s proposal to acquire and redevelop the armory, which includes restoring the building to include a […]

The massive medical marijuana mess – rules, reactions and stormy conditions. But, wait a minute

Oklahomans overwhelmingl voted to legalize medical marijuana .  File photo

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – There is an old adage from Oklahoma’s favorite son, Will Rogers. He commented sagely on the state’s utterly unpredictable weather patterns. Many Okies know it by heart: “If you don’t like the weather in Oklahoma, wait a minute.” Updated for current events, he might say: If you don’t like […]

$425,000 renovation completed on The Winds House and The Winds Family House

New exterior photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – In its 30th year of operation, the A.I.D.S. Support Program, Inc. board of directors have announced the completion of renovations totaling $425,000 to the Winds House & the Winds Family House facilities in Oklahoma City. An open house and dedication ceremony celebrating the completion will […]

Bypassing Oklahoma Legislature, voters approve medical marijuana statute. Now, advocates plead for special legislative session

Advocates for approval of medical marijuana provisions in Oklahoma law have joined together in the “Yes on 788 Campaign.”

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Voters approved State Question 788 in balloting that concluded on September 26. After a contentious and expensive campaign, the measure garnered comfortable approval – in an election marked by unusually high turnout. In final but unofficial results, the vote was 506,782 (56.84 percent) in favor, to 384, 872 opposed […]

ABC’s “The Last Defense” examines Oklahoma death row inmate Julius Jones’ case July 10, 17 & 24


By Patrick B. McGuigan and Darla Shelden Friday, July 6, 2018 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The ABC documentary series, “The Last Defense,” executive produced by Academy award winning actress Viola Davis, will air the three final episodes beginning Tuesday, July 10 at 9 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST). These episodes, directed by Amani Martin and […]

Oklahoma Treasurer Ken Miller reports gross receipts at all time-high in past 12 months

Oklahoma State Treasurer Ken Miller

Staff Report   OKLAHOMA CITY – Gross Receipts to the Treasury during the past 12 months, at $12.18 billion, are at an all-time high, State Treasurer Ken Miller announced Tuesday (July 3). In addition, at $1.1 billion, gross receipts for the month of set an all-time high for collections in that month. “It would appear […]

Canterbury Youth Voices to perform at 2020 D-Day Commemoration in France

As an official representative of the United States. Canterbury Youth Voices will be the official vocal musical unit of the 2020 D-Day events held in Normandy, France. Facebook photo.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Canterbury Youth Voices (CYV) has been selected to perform at the D-Day Memorial Parade and Musical Salute to the Veterans in Normandy, France in June of 2020. Approximately 100 CYV singers, ranging in age from 2nd to 12th grade, will sit on the dais with dignitaries […]

Chefs invited to compete in 5th annual Tree to Table event

The 5th annual Tree to Table judging panel will be led by celebrity chef and Oklahoma native Rick Bayless, owner/chef of Frontera Fresco in San Francisco and 2009 Bravo Top Chef Masters winner. Photo provided

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK– Chefs and caterers throughout Oklahoma are invited to compete in the 5th Annual Tree to Table Benefit on Tuesday, October 30. The annual event challenges competitors to create a sweet or savory dish that highlights ingredients from trees, such as apples, chocolate, almonds or olives. 

Other ingredients […]

Fourth Annual “Print on Paseo” opens First Friday (July 6) Gallery Walk

Artist Jesse Bagget's piece "Strangers" will be featured at the July First Friday Paseo Walk on July 6.  Photo provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The July Paseo Arts District’s First Friday Gallery Walk will take place on July 6, from 6 – 9 p.m. Over 20 galleries will host opening receptions featuring more than 80 artists. The Paseo Art Space will present the Paseo Arts Association’s (PAA) 4th Annual Print on Paseo, which […]

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