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Cathedral of Hope OKC to honor Sara Cunningham with Hero of Hope award

Oklahoma City activist Sara Cunningham, author of “How We Sleep at Night: A Mother’s Memoir,” will receive the Cathedral of Hope OKC’s Hero of Hope award on Jan. 28.  Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Cathedral of Hope Oklahoma City United Church of Christ (UCC) will bestow their 2018 Hero of Hope award to activist Sara Cunningham on January 28. The presentation will take place during Cathedral of Hope OKC’s Sunday evening service at 6 p.m. in the sanctuary of […]

Women’s March on Tulsa set for Jan. 20

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter TULSA, OK -. On Saturday, January 20, hundreds are expected to gather for the Women’s March on Tulsa. The event’s mission is to “garner positive change and sustained engagement in women’s rights, human rights, social and environmental justice, worker’s rights and health care for all.” Voter registration prior of […]

Law Enforcement Association takes heat, but says they follow law

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Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – A professional association of law enforcement officers recently has come under fire for — members and association officials contend — enforcing the law. The Oklahoma Sheriffs’ Association (OSA) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit association whose mission is to represent elected sheriffs in all 77 counties in Oklahoma. Recent accusations of […]

COMMENTARY (Part I): It didn’t start with County Commissioners, and didn’t end with the Health Department – Dealing with mismanagement, waste, fraud and abuse in Oklahoma Government

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Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – The high costs of mismanagement, waste, fraud and abuse in Oklahoma government get documented from time to time. At a time when there is persistent demand for higher taxes and increased spending, the past can inform the present. Many Oklahomans believe taxes are high enough, and government could be […]

ANALYSIS -Economic Growth, Health Scandal, Cost Drivers, A Left Turn, Process Failures and More: Top 10 state government news stories for 2017

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Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – There’s good news and there’s bad news in Oklahoma.   The good news is that the year 2017 began with state Treasurer Ken Miller’s report that after a 20-month slide in gross tax receipts, Oklahoma government’s income (gross receipts, derived from the taxes paid by workers and businesses) had […]

The City Sentinel’s Top 10 Stories for 2017: Leadership stability, criminal justice reform, growing tax base, and the color purple


By Patrick B. McGuigan Publisher and Editor Submitted for your consideration, a listing of the Top 10 Stories in Oklahoma City during 2017, from The City Sentinel. First, stability in local municipal leadership seems assured with the rise of state Senator David Holt, an Oklahoma City Republican, to the city’s top job. He seems likely […]

COMMENTARY – Government “right-sizing,” voter sentiment and the top state news story of 2017

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Patrick B. McGuigan   OKLAHOMA CITY – Suddenly – in a matter of weeks – Oklahoma’s case in point for bad government is the state Department of Health. Paul Monies at Oklahoma Watch, reporters for The Oklahoman, and other journalists have set the table with the depth of shocking issues of waste, fraud and abuse […]

OCCDLA holiday event honors outstanding local attorneys

Billy Coyle, winner of the 2017 OCCDLA Barry Albert Award (second from left) is seen with his father John W. Coyle (left) Cherie Albert (Barry’s wife), and Major Doug Verblaauw, USMC Recruiting Station Oklahoma City commanding officer, at the Oklahoma County Criminal Defense Lawyers Christmas party. Photo by Darla Shelden

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (OCCDLA) recently held its 7th annual Christmas Party at the Coyle Law Firm in downtown Oklahoma City.  The event is held each year to celebrate the holiday season and to honor outstanding members of the Oklahoma legal community. The […]

Exclusive to The City Sentinel: Kirk Humphreys says ‘I failed to speak the truth in love’ and apologizes for ‘my failure’

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By Stacy Martin and Patrick B. McGuigan In an exclusive interview with The City Sentinel, former Oklahoma City Mayor Kirk Humphreys said he regrets the remarks he made on KFOR’s television show, “Flashpoint” recently that hurt members of the community. The conversation that day touched on sexual misbehavior by public officials. They included Roy Moore, a former […]

Health Department records show allegations of deliberate deception

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Paul Monies, Oklahoma Watch Documents released Friday (December 15) by the state Department of Health include a summary of alleged deceptions within the agency that include fraudulent budget reports to state finance officials and omissions in reporting the agency’s financial position to the Legislature and the State Board of Health. The records, provided in response […]

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