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Cathy Costello campaigns across Oklahoma – and was featured speaker at a legislative meeting in New Jersey

Cathy Costello, candidate for Oklahoma Commissioner of Labor, addressed a New Jersey legislative breakfast in October. Her focus was on reforms in mental health policies. Photo Provided

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Cathy Costello has barnstormed the state of Oklahoma since her summer announcement of candidacy for the position of Oklahoma Commissioner of Labor. She has integrated the campaign for office into continued advocacy for reforms in mental health policies, uplifting the memory of her late husband Mark, who was state […]

Thirteen activists to be honored at Human Rights Award ceremony

The annual Human Rights Awards are co-sponsored by the Oklahoma City Chapter of the United Nations Association and the Oklahoma Universal Human Rights Alliance.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The public is invited to attend the presentation of the 2017 Human Rights Awards on Saturday, December 9, in the 4th Floor House Chamber of the State Capitol in Oklahoma City.  The program will take place from 10 a.m. to noon.  The event is free. The […]

COMMENTARY: Patchak and Payouts – As we find ourselves in times of trouble, speaking words of wisdom

Oklahoma State Capitol File photo.

Patrick B. McGuigan At the Capitol in Oklahoma City, a special session of the Legislature begag Monday morning, September 25. Oklahoma faces a budget crunch – in other words, business as usual. It is a distressing situation, arising in part from the inability of an overwhelming Republican majority in state government to follow through on […]

Endorsement: For Sheriff P.D. Taylor

P. D. Taylor, Photo provided.

The City Sentinel P.D. Taylor has served Oklahoma County with distinction for decades. He merits election to a full term of office on September 12. In this time of challenge and controversy for the sheriff’s department, P.D. Taylor has the depth of experience needed to take the agency forward in the difficult days to come. […]

Senate District 45 Primary: Steven Vincent for the Democrats … and for a good Republican

teven Vincent is a Democratic candidate in the August 8 special primary for state Senate District 45. Photo Provided

Editorial, The City Sentinel On Tuesday, August 8, state senate District 45 voters in the two major political parties will choose their nominees. The election is necessitated by the departure of Kyle Loveless, the Republican incumbent who admitted he violated campaign finance laws. The district spreads across multiple jurisdictions in the southwest/south sections of the […]

Gary Richardson is focused on making 2018 the year voters choose a change agent – him

Gary Richardson, Photo provided.

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Gary Richardson, the former U.S. Attorney in Tulsa who in 2002 ran for governor of Oklahoma as an independent, is running this time as a Republican. He says he believes the GOP base is ready for a change agent, and that he is the agent. Asked to give a […]

Group of state leaders call for passage of a budget

A group of prominent Oklahomans called for approval of a state budget in a timely manner. In this photo, former state Rep. Joe Dorman, who now runs the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy, speaks at a state Capitol press conference. Photo Provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY — On Friday (May 19) at the state capitol, leaders of Oklahoma’s healthcare, education, oil & natural gas, and business communities gathered to call on legislators to approve a revenue package that has been discussed.  The package — $1.50 per pack tax on cigarettes, a 6 cent per gallon increase in […]

Criminal justice reform advocates back Task Force measures at Capitol Rally

Former state Rep. Joe Dorman spoke at the Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform Rally held may 10 at the Capitol in Oklahoma City. Photo by Patrick b. McGuigan

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Criminal justice reform advocates from around the state gathered at the State Capitol on Wednesday (May 11) to urge legislators to advance the remaining Justice Reform Task Force bills, developed through the work of a panel chosen by Governor Mary Fallin, this session. Advocates say that passage of the bills […]

Oklahoma Legislator George Young Praises Death Penalty Review Commission Report

Oklahoma State Rep. George Young commends the Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission’s findings which unanimously recommended the state continue its moratorium on capital punishment.  Photo by Darla Shelden

Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Legislative Black Caucus Chair-elect Rep. George Young has given high praise to the recently released Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission report. Young thanked the bipartisan commission for its work reviewing Oklahoma’s death penalty process. The commission, comprised of 11 members – both men and women from different […]

Black Legislative Caucus to host A.C. Hamlin dinner May 2

A. C. Hamlin.  Wikipedia photo

Staff Report Oklahoma City – The 21st Biennial A. C. Hamlin Banquet will be held Tuesday May 2 at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.  A reception begins at 6 p.m. and dinner is at 7 p.m. Individual tickets are $50.00, and can be purchased in Senator Kevin Matthews’ office, 2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., […]

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