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CAIR-OK 11th Annual Awards Banquet “Advancing Justice, Challenging Hate” set for April 1

Cair 3 speakers

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Council of Islamic Relations (CAIR) Oklahoma Chapter will host its 11th Awards Banquet on Saturday, April 1, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Embassy Suites, 741 N Phillips Avenue, in downtown Oklahoma City. 

Registration for the event will begin at 5 p.m. with the dinner and program […]

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 […]

Society of Professional Journalists, Oklahoma, will celebrate 2017 awards in Stillwater


Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – The Society of Professional Journalists Oklahoma (SPJ OK) Professional Chapter will feature acclaimed Pulitzer Prize winner and Washington Post Investigative Editor David Fallis as the keynote speaker as the chapter honors the state’s top journalists during its annual awards banquet on April 22 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The evening will begin […]

Curtain Call for the Oklahoma City Gridiron: When a good thing ended, they paid it forward


Publius OKLAHOMA CITY – It seems that all good things must come to an end. And, it is incontestable that the Oklahoma City Gridiron’s annual parodies (held between 1928 and 2015, with only a brief time off during the Second World War) were a good thing – and quite amusing to all who attended. Alas, […]

Treasurer Ken Miller: Oklahoma’s Gross Receipts show slight improvement over prior year

Oklahoma State Treasurer Ken Miller.  Photo provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Gross Receipts to the Treasury in February were slightly higher than those in the same month of last year. It marked a second month of positive growth following 20 months of contraction, State Treasurer Ken Miller announced this week. February also marked the first increase in sales tax collections since […]

Adventure Week in the Gardens set for Spring Break 

On Touch-A-Truck Tuesday children participating in Adventure Week at the Myriad Gardens, March 13-17, are invited to touch a truck and talk to the drivers. Photos by Carl Shortt Jr.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Myriad Botanical Gardens has a week of fun-filled Spring Break activities for kids planned from Monday through Friday, March 13-17. Adventure Week at the Gardens will feature activities and workshops under the Pavilion, on the Pavilion lawn and inside the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory. From bugs and dancing, […]

Donald Trump can make a difference in Indian Country

On his first day of work, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke rode a National Park Service horse named Tonto about a mile, posing along the National Mall for photos. The Park Service, the Mall and the horse are within Interior’s domain. (U.S. Interior Department photo)

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Barack Obama devoted some time and energy, but not enough, to the issues and concerns of Native American tribes and peoples. Unfortunately, much but not all of his time spent on Indian issues went into appealing-to-the-Left policies that will have little lasting value in improving lives of people who […]

Brightmusic sets March 7 concert at St. Paul’s


Staff Report On Tuesday, March 7, Oklahoma City’s Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble will present its fourth concert of the 2016-17 season, “Romanticism Revisited.” The ensemble will revisit chamber works by three of Romanticism’s greats:  Carl Maria von Weber, a contemporary of Beethoven and one of the first significant composers of the Romantic school; Richard Strauss, himself […]

Will legislative Republicans kill criminal justice reform for a second time?

Kris Steele.  File photo

Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Former Speaker of the House Kris Steele, who now runs Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform, is encouraging a freshman Republican member of the state House of Representatives “to take a deep breath, relax and stop misleading the public.” Steele issued a press release with that comment, in response […]

Turkish journalist Mahir Zeynelov concerned President Trump ‘might be deferential toward’ strongman ruler

Mahir Zeynelov, a Turkish journalist deported from his native land by strongarm President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, during an interview with The City Sentinel. Photo by Pat McGuigan

Patrick B. McGuigan, editor NOTE: Mahir Zeynelov was the first Turkish journalist deported from Turkey after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan began his crackdown on the free press there in 2016. He now lives in the eastern United States, and writes frequently for The Huffington Post. During his recent visit to Oklahoma City, he sat down […]

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