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Oklahoma State Senate approves Rob Standridge’s ‘Oklahoma First!’ legislation

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Staff Report   The full Senate has given approval to a bill aimed at ensuring more state contracts are awarded to Oklahoma businesses. Sen. Rob Standridge is the principal author of Senate Bill 376, the Oklahoma First Act. Standridge said the exact mechanisms are still being honed as the bill moves through the legislative process, […]

Oklahoma’s Gross Receipts show growth for 23rd straight month, McDaniel reports

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Staff Report Oklahoma City – In spite of lower oil and gas prices, Gross Receipts to the Treasury have reflected growth in the Oklahoma economy for 23 consecutive months, State Treasurer Randy McDaniel announced last week. February receipts of $971.5 million are 10.7 percent higher than collections from the same month of last year. “Oklahoma’s […]

Pace of work intensifies at Oklahoma state Senate, Republican Treat and Democrat Floyd unveil key proposals

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Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher   OKLAHOMA CITY – The pace of work at the state Senate intensified in recent days, in advance of the formal start of the legislative session in February. Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, filed a legislative package that would give new-Governor Kevin Stitt new authority to choose directors […]

Regional Food Bank responds to federal government shutdown

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma has announced that anyone impacted by the federal government shutdown can seek food assistance at over 1,300 community-based partner agencies throughout central and western Oklahoma. “We have reached out to our partners in 53 counties and asked that they […]

In his first release Gross Receipts report, Oklahoma Treasurer Randy McDaniel says tax revenue grew 13.2 percent during 2018

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  Staff Report   OKLAHOMA CITY – Gross Receipts to the Treasury grew at a double-digit pace, increasing by more than $1.5 billion, during calendar year 2018, Oklahoma state Treasurer Randy McDaniel announced this week. Gross receipts for 2018 were slightly less than $13 billion and grew by 13.2 percent compared to calendar year 2017 […]

Nathaniel Harding seeks Ward 6 Oklahoma City Council seat

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  Patrick B. McGuigan   Oklahoma City – The first time The City Sentinel visited (back in December) with Ward 6 council candidate Nathaniel Harding, this reporter commented he was impressed the hopeful was going door-to-door more than a month before the February 12 election. He replied, “I’ve actually been knocking doors for much longer […]

COMMENTARY: Bandana DNA results inconclusive – fight over Julius Jones’ innocence continues

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  By Patrick B. McGuigan, publisher Wednesday, October 31, 2018   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – In a news story published today (October 31) on page one of The Oklahoman, reporter Nolan Clay presented some analysis of DNA results in one of the most controversial death penalty cases in state history. Clay wrote that results show […]

A Chorus for Coyle – Support Heather on November 6

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The City Sentinel Endorsement   Heather Coyle is a solid citizen, and an outstanding attorney. The City Sentinel endorses her in the November general election for the job of judge in the 7th Judicial District, Office No. 8. Candidates for elected judicial office can (carefully) campaign and spend money for (usually restrained) advertising, but rarely […]

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter assumes ‘responsibility’ for evidence task force, November opponent Mark Myles wonders ‘what took so long, and why now?’

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Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter announced this week, in a press release from his state government office, he will “assume authority over and responsibility for the Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Task Force going forward.” Law enforcement agencies, Hunter and other state officials have been criticized for slow movement in […]

VOICE Accountability Session to Host Candidates for Oklahoma Governor & State Superintendent

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK –VOICE OKC will hold another Accountability Session on Sunday, September 30, this time featuring candidates running for Oklahoma Governor and State Superintendent.  The event will be held at 3 p.m. at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 5700 N Kelley Avenue in Oklahoma City. The event […]

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