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Barbara Boxer shares the “Art of Tough” with Sally’s List candidates and supporters

Sally’s List interim executive director Sara Jane Rose with former US Senator Barbara Boxer at the Sally’s List annual Luncheon on Nov. 3.  Photo by Darla Shelden

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Newspaper OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – As the saying goes, “dynamite comes in small packages,’ so goes petite (4’11”) but tough Senator Barbara Boxer, the keynote speaker at this year’s annual Sally’s List Luncheon. Boxer rallied Sally’s List candidates and their supporters at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum on […]

COMMENTARY: Living Without Fear

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By Jenifer Cortes Gray   I once was an undocumented immigrant. My family brought me here when I was four. I had no choice and lived for 20 years in the shadows.  Growing up I did not realize I was any different than anyone else. I was a Girl Scout, went to church, and in […]

In Oklahoma State Senate District 45, For Steven Vincent

Steven Vincent, candidate for OK State Senate District 45.  Photo provided.

  The City Sentinel Endorsement In the Oklahoma state Senate District 45 special general election scheduled for Nov. 14, voters are encouraged to support Steven Vincent. He is a good fit for this district, which spreads across multiple jurisdictions in the southwest/south sections of the Sooner State’s capital city. Vincent is a man of character […]

Fallin applauds after Senate passes measure to address ‘our $215 million budget hole,’ calls on House to follow

Governor Fallin on Monday signed legislation to provide $23 million for the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. Photo Provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin on Monday (November 6) issued the following statement after the state Senate in a bipartisan vote, 37-5, passed House Bill 1035X: “I want to applaud the Republican and Democratic members of the state Senate for passing this measure. We have been in special session six weeks now. […]

COMMENTARY: Patchak’s progeny should be No Dice, No Roulette, and No More Special Deals for Big Tribes

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Patrick B. McGuigan, Editor and Publisher   OKLAHOMA CITY – To repeat with fresh nuances themes first raised in this space in 2012  and offered anew when the Legislature’s special session began in September, times may be a-changin’ in Indian Country. Or, maybe not, for here is the context: Oklahoma faces a budget crunch. That […]

Intersection Conference to discuss link between animal and human abuse

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Tuesday, November 7, professionals from across Oklahoma will participate in a day-long discussion about the link between animal abuse and the cycle of family and societal violence.  The event will take place at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, in Oklahoma City. Check in begins […]

ANALYSIS – Capitol Review: Budget still murky, death penalty controversy deepens, Costello presses mental health policy reforms

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Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – House Speaker Charles McCall, R-Atoka, said on October 27 that House Republicans were ready to move on to alternative options for addressing the $215 million budget shortfall after a vote that day on a revenue package in a Joint Committee on Appropriations and Budget (JCAB) meeting. Although the Legislature […]

Memorial honors Lydia Polley as beloved peace and justice advocate

OK-CADP board member Rex Friend spoke of Lydia Polley’s the tenacity as an activist during her memorial service at the Mayflower Congregational Church on October 14.  Photo by Darla Shelden

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Born Lydia Pfrimmer in Arkansas on July 18, 1931, Lydia Gill Polley, a lifelong peace and justice advocate, transitioned from this world on September 24, 2017.  A well attended celebration of her life was held at Mayflower Congregational Church in Oklahoma City. The event was […]

Donations needed for Pets and People’s charity auction on Nov 11

Pets and People Humane Society is looking for donations of tax deductible items and gift certificates to create auction baskets that will raise money to fund medical treatment for dogs and cats to be spayed or neutered.  Photo provided

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter YUKON, OK – Pets & People Humane Society will hold its 16th annual Charity Auction fundraiser on Saturday, November 11.  The auction and dinner will be held at 7 p.m. at the 10 West Main event center in Yukon. The charity event is Pets & People’s largest fundraiser of […]

OKC group to rally for White Cane Safety Day on Oct 14

Heartland Council of the Blind members and Visual Services clients and staff demonstrate white cane use as they walk through Penn Square Mall at last year’s National White Cane Safety Day.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK –  Heartland Council of the Blind (HCB) and the Department of Rehabilitative Services’ (DRS) Visual Services will hold a rally on Saturday October 14, to observe White Cane Safety Day.  The event will take place at Penn Square Mall, 1901 Northwest Expressway in Oklahoma City, from 11 […]

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