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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 […]

Social justice activist advocates for conservative Republican’s health care reform measure

Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Saying he supports “something good that is actually doable,” the founder of the Oscar Romero Catholic Worker House in Oklahoma City is backing House Bill 1013, a measure he contends would open “a new portal to enter the medical care system. With independently practicing nurse practitioners, people would […]

Dialogue Institute OKC’s annual Friendship Dinner set to benefit Positive Tomorrows

Rev. Dirk Ficca (left) will be keynote speaker at this year’s Dialogue Institute of Oklahoma City’s Friendship Dinner and Awards Ceremony chaired by former Governor Brad Henry.  Photos provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The 13th Annual Dialogue Institute of Oklahoma City’s Friendship Dinner and Awards Ceremony will be held on Thursday, March 30. The event will take place at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 741 N. Phillips Avenue, in the downtown Medical Center.  Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served […]

Oklahomans react to the Executive Order curbing immigration from seven Muslim countries

(L-R) US Sen. James Lankford, Ryan Kiesel, and US Rep Tom Cole.  File Photos

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Members of the Oklahoma congressional delegation on Monday (January 30) defended – while offering words of caution — President Donald Trump’s Executive Order banning immigration from seven Muslim countries. Several groups or individuals based in the state decried the new president’s steps — in some cases calling them excessive […]

1889 Institute releases Education Savings Account proposal

Byron Schlomach, Director of the 1889 Institute.  Photo provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – The 1889 Institute, an Oklahoma state policy think tank, has published “A Truly Universal Education Savings Account Proposal, Including Fiscal Implications.” This school choice proposal would see the state offer every public-school-age child, kindergarten and above, an Education Savings Account (ESA). ESAs are state-funded and administered accounts that pay for […]

Conservancy seeks candidates for OK Conservation Leadership Academy

The 2017-18 Oklahoma Conservation Leadership Academy program begins on April 20 and the deadline to apply is March 3. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Nature Conservancy is looking for conservation-minded leaders to become a part of the 2017-18 Oklahoma Conservation Leadership Academy (OCLA). The OCLA was designed to bring engaged, creative and active members of the community together in a year long program to learn about science-based conservation and how they can become […]

Oklahoma’s Kids Belong begins with efforts to increase awareness of adoption crisis

Pictured with his family, Scott Werner (left), a native Oklahoman and owner of My Small Wonders Child Development Center in Edmond, has been appointed as president of Oklahoma’s Kids Belong.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The newly launched Oklahoma’s Kids Belong, a non-profit organization helping children in the foster care system, has appointed Edmond resident Scott Werner as its inaugural president.  Oklahoma’s Kids Belong will build on the work that America’s Kids Belong (AKB) began in 2015 in Oklahoma. Founded in 2005 by Colorado […]

‘Cruel Odyssey’ – ‘Killing Richard Glossip’ Documentary Scheduled for Spring World Premiere

Killing Richard Glossip airs over two nights starting on Sunday, March 5 at 9/8c, on Investigation Discovery. Photo provided.

Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – The Investigation Discovery (ID) channel has announced it will broadcast its new documentary,  “Killing Richard Glossip,” this spring. News of the documentary’s scheduled broadcast comes as Oklahomans await a February report from the bipartisan Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission, under former Governor Brad Henry, detailing problems with the […]

Oklahoma’s Markwayne Mullin mentioned for high federal office, to the dismay of many

U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullins. File Photo

Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Several Oklahomans are under serious consideration for positions in the administration of President-elect Donald Trump. Those mentioned are, generally speaking, a matter for celebration among many in the Sooner State. Some individuals named in news stories have attracted critical scrutiny from liberals inside and outside of the state […]

Special Olympics Oklahoma holds 21st Annual Winter Games this month

More than 2,200 Special Olympics Athletes from Oklahoma are expected to compete at Winter Games this year in Swimming, Basketball, Bowling and Volleyball.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Special Olympics athletes from across Oklahoma are preparing for the 21st annual State Winter Games to be held January 12 through 14, on the campus of The University of Oklahoma and in surrounding communities. More than 2,200 Special Olympics Athletes are expected to compete at Winter Games this year in […]

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