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In a time of trouble, Amazon moves to support STEM education

Amazon is committing resources to ensure more students and teachers get access to a computer science education through the “Amazon Future Engineer” program. Photo provided.

  Staff Report   Amazon leadership announced over recent weeks that they are closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19 and working to support local communities, customers and employees during a  difficult time. Schools in Oklahoma are experiencing disruption during the health pandemic and Amazon leaders say they want to help. Evidence supports the assertion: Year […]

Court temporarily blocks Oklahoma’s COVID-19 abortion ban

On Monday, April 6,  a federal district judge in Oklahoma granted a temporary restraining order on the abortion ban ordered by Gov. Kevin Stitt on March 24. Public Domain Photos

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Monday, April 6,  a federal district judge in Oklahoma granted a temporary restraining order at the request of the Center for Reproductive Rights, Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Dechert LLP, allowing providers to continue abortion services. Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt issued an order […]

Oklahoma statewide candidate filing begins Wednesday (April 8) – Mail, Delivery and ‘drive-through options offered


The City Sentinel Staff Report   Oklahoma’s 2020 candidate filing period for federal, state, and legislative offices will occur as scheduled, Oklahoma State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax announced last week. The three-day filing period runs 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on April 8, 9, and 10. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Secretary is […]

Democratic National Convention pushed to August 17 due to coronavirus pandemic

Oklahoma Democratic delegates are seen on the jumbotron during the 2012 Democratic National Convention.  Photo by Jason Madrid

  By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The 2020 Democratic National Convention originally scheduled for the week July 13, has been rescheduled for August 17 – 20, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Due to the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic, Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) event planners will use this additional time to determine the […]

All playgrounds, sports courts closed in Oklahoma City. Evidence shows COVID-19 can survive on hard surfaces for days

All playgrounds and sport courts in Oklahoma City have been ordered closed to stop the spread of COVID-19.  Twitter photo

Staff Report   All playgrounds and sport courts in Oklahoma City have been ordered closed to stop the spread of COVID-19, but reports continue to pour in of parents and children ignoring the closures and even removing signs and barriers. “Closing playgrounds is one of the most painful decisions our City has made during the […]

Planned Parenthood and Center for Reproductive Rights challenge Oklahoma COVID-19 abortion ban


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – An emergency lawsuit has been filed by the Center for Reproductive Rights and Planned Parenthood Federation of America, challenging an order issued by Gov. Kevin Stitt on March 24, banning abortion services and then categorizing them as “elective” during the current pandemic. Gov. Stitt, a Republican, issued the order in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) […]

Senate Democrats ask Gov. Stitt for ‘stronger statewide action’

State Sen. Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, fought unsuccessfully to amend a constitutional amendment deemed the “Right-to-Farm” law. Floyd tried to convert the statewide measure into a “county option” measure, arguing the measure will, if approved by voters, interfere with local laws. In the end, after much debate at the State Capitol, the Legislature sent the proposal to an upcoming statewide ballot.  Photo provided.

  Democratic Leader Kay Floyd of Oklahoma City Editor’s Note: On Sunday (March 29), Senate Democratic Leader Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, sent a letter on behalf of the Senate Democratic Caucus to Governor Kevin Stitt urging him to take stronger statewide action on COVID-19. A copy of the letter is attached and the text is […]

In January 2014, Barack Obama said this about Tom Coburn

Former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn .  File photo

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Early in 2014, after hearing that U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn would leave Congress and return to Oklahoma, President Barack Obama (in a White House email to this reporter and other state journalists) led a chorus of praise for the passionate conservative Republican from Muskogee. Obama said: “Those of […]

Citizen Potawatomi Nation assembles 700 face masks for use during crisis


  The City Sentinel Staff Report   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – FireLake Designs, an enterprise of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation (CPN), along with The Citizen Potawatomi Cultural Heritage Center (CHC) was proud to do its part to assist medical professionals and Oklahoma citizens during the COVID-19 crisis currently sweeping the globe. Through combined efforts, the […]

Oklahoma City government: No Curfew, no special I.D. needed, no permit required

Downtown Oklahoma City.  Wikipedia photo

Staff Report   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – You won’t need special identification or permits in Oklahoma City to prove you’re on your way to get essentials or work at an essential job during the COVID-19  and there’s also not a curfew. Gov. Kevin Stitt issued an updated executive order Tuesday requiring vulnerable residents to stay […]

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