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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., […]

Editorial: Top Ten Reasons NOT to make Mike Christian the Republican nominee for Oklahoma County Sheriff

OK County Sheriff

The City Sentinel newspaper 1. Mike Christian’s ‘Distasteful Toast’ – Details in page one story in The Oklahoman, March 31, 2017. 2. Last year, his campaign literature inaccurately claimed that he had the support of U.S. Sen. James Lankford, U.S. Rep. Steve Russell and U.S. Rep. Tom Cole. In fact, not one in that trio of well-known […]

Analysis: As the stomach turns, a tribal casino in Guymon makes no sense

Historic map of Oklahoma and Indian Territory, 1890. What is now the Panhandle was then deemed “public lands.”

Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher and Editor Concerning a casino “for” the Shawnee tribe in Guymon, a critical summary: Over recent weeks, news stories indicate the U.S. Department of Interior (which means the Bureau of Indian Affairs – BIA) has given the green light to a “Golden Mesa Casino” in the Texas Panhandle. Chief Ron Sparkman […]

Good words about George Young – minister, legislator, community leader

State Rep. George Young.  Photo provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – State Representative George E. Young, Sr., D-Oklahoma City, flows in and out of the news naturally, as a direct and inevitable result of his involvement in myriad community causes, and effective advocacy for District 99 at the state Capitol. Young recently received an award  from the United Way of Central […]

After multi-year tumultuous journey, REAL-ID sails through Oklahoma Legislature, and Fallin signs it

Gov. Mary Fallin has signed into law House Bill 1845, the REAL ID Act. In this photo, the tall man standing near the front of the Senate chamber is David Holt of Oklahoma City, who carried the bill for Pro Temp Mike Schultz of Altus during the final debate on Feb. 28. Senate Staff Photo.

Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin signed the REAL-ID Act (House Bill 1845) into law on Thursday, March 2. Joining her as she affixed her signature were House and Senate leaders. After years of debate and discussion, the measure gained comfortable approval – sailing through the House on a 78-18 vote […]

Governor Fallin names Patrick Wyrick to Oklahoma state Supreme Court

Patrick Wyrick. Photo provided.

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Patrick Wyrick, an attorney with the office of the state attorney general, has been named to the state Supreme Court. Fallin’s first opportunity to name a justice to the state High Court six years after her inauguration. Under the state’s system, members of the state Supreme Court appear on […]

A change in the affairs of mankind – ‘The arm of commerce has borne away the gates …’

Frederick A. Douglass, the great American abolitionist of the Nineteenth Century. Wikipedia Photo

Frederick A. Douglass Rochester, New York – While drawing encouragement from “the Declaration of Independence,” the great principles it contains, and the genius of American Institutions, my spirit is also cheered by the obvious tendencies of the age. Nations do not now stand in the same relation to each other that they did ages ago. […]

Chair of Oklahoma Senate Democratic Caucus, Kay Floyd coordinates legislative strategy, critiques majority priorities

Oklahoma state Sen. Kay Floyd of Oklahoma City has been elected Democratic Leader in the upper chamber.  Photo provided.

Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Kay Floyd of Oklahoma City, who represents Senate District 46 (in the heart of the capital city) was elected Democratic Caucus Chair this winter. In a recent exchange with The City Sentinel, Sen. Floyd explained her duties and outlined challenges Democrats, who now hold six seats in the […]

An Editor’s Notebook: Life, laments, grades and goodness

U.S. Sen. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma City, participated in the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., held Friday (January 27).  Photo provided.

Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – From an editor’s notebook, Lankford and life, Kiesel is concerned, Goodwin gives grades – and Fallin’s a fan of generous state workers. On Friday, U.S. Sen. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma City, participated in the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., held Friday (January 27). After the event, he […]

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