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Reformer Stephanie Bice, a multi-issue conservative, seeks Republican nomination in Oklahoma’s Fifth Congressional District

State Sen. Stephanie Bice. Photo provided.

Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher and Editor, The City Sentinel Oklahoma City, OK – State Sen. Stephanie Bice, R-Oklahoma City, is one of ten Republicans seeking the party nomination to challenge incumbent U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn, a Democrat, in November. Horn was elected to the job in 2018. Bice is the most experienced leader among the […]

Kevin Stitt stands up for all Oklahomans, including the smaller tribes

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt.  File photo.

The City Sentinel Editorial   When Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt called last summer for fresh negotiations over  compacts that allow casino gaming in our state, leaders of the Big Tribes – absolutely dedicated to the unjust and inequitable status quo – set out to ‘play’ everyone. In the name of unity, smaller tribes went along. […]

Dr. Nyla Ali Khan addresses Kashmir crisis for members of Oklahoma “Inns of Court”

Nyla Ali Khan spoke last week at the Oklahoma Bar Association headquarters in Oklahoma City. She drew a large crowd for her address on troubles in her native land: “Revitalization of Federalism and Restoration of Civil Rights in Kashmir.” Khan teaches at both Rose State College in Midwest City and Oklahoma City Community College. 
Photo by Riki Snyder

  Patrick B. McGuigan   Oklahoma City, OK – In a recent speech to Oklahoma members of the national “Inns of Court,” a leading American voice for her native Kashmir — Dr. Nyla Ali Khan – addressed “politics that create short-sightedness” during the current crisis in northern India. A crowd of around 190 people attended […]

Oklahoma Senate and House of Representatives complete bill filing process

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Staff Report   Oklahoma City – Members of the state Legislature have completed the bill filing process for the 57th Legislature, which will convene early next month. The deadline for both chambers was last week (Thursday, January 16), according to releases from the offices of both Senate President Pro Temp Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, and […]

Congresswoman Kendra Horn introduces bill to rename Oklahoma City post office for Clara Luper

Congresswoman Kendra Horn has sponsored legislation to rename the downtown Oklahoma City Post Office for civil rights activist Clara Luper 
Photo 2: Congresswoman Kendra Horn. File photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Tuesday, January 14, U.S. Congresswoman Rep. Kendra Horn, D-Oklahoma City, introduced legislation (H.R. 5597) to rename the downtown Oklahoma City post office after educator and civil rights leader Clara Luper. Horn’s resolution, cosponsored by the entire Oklahoma congressional delegation, will redesignate the facility as the “Clara […]

Brenda Jones Barwick of Oklahoma City named among ‘Enterprising Women’ awardees for 2020

Brenda Jones Barwick has been named of the 2020 awardees by Enterprising Women Magazine.  Photo provided.

The City Sentinel Staff Report RALEIGH, N.C. – Monica Smiley, publisher and CEO of Enterprising Women magazine, has announced the winners of the 2020 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards, an annual tribute to the world’s top women entrepreneurs. The only Oklahoman designated in the magazine’s listing was Brenda Jones Barwick, the founder of Jones PR, an […]

Time on the Tigris: Through the eyes of a child


Nyla Ali Khan Sometimes it helps to see the world through the eyes of a child. Contrary to popular opinion, Iraq and Iran were not benighted regions of the world, nor were their peoples barbaric and savage. I had the good fortune of visiting Iraq with my family in April-May 1980, prior to the decade-long […]

OKC Zoo supports wildlife affected by Australian fires

Female orangutan Negara, 26, came to the OKC Zoo from Perth Zoo in 2016. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – In response to the unprecedented wildfires in Australia, the Oklahoma City Zoo Botanical Garden is contributing $10,000 in emergency conservation funds to support the critical care and long-term recovery of Australian wildlife. “During this time of heartbreaking devastation, the Oklahoma City Zoo stands with our […]

Disney and Keep Oklahoma Beautiful partner for 2020 Great American Cleanup

For the first time, Disney is partnering with Keep Oklahoma Beautiful for the 2020 Great American Cleanup Oklahoma campaign, from March 1 through May 31.  Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – For the first time, Disney is partnering with Keep Oklahoma Beautiful (KOB) for the 2020 Great American Cleanup (GAC) Oklahoma campaign, which takes place from March 1 through May 31.  GAC is a nationwide project of Keep America Beautiful (KAB). As an affiliate of KAB, […]

Oklahoma Democratic Party names Scott Hamilton as new Interim Executive Director

Scott J. Hamilton, former Executive Director of Cimarron Alliance and the Cimarron Alliance Equality Center in Oklahoma City, has been named Interim Executive Director of the Oklahoma Democratic Party. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma Democratic Party (ODP) has announced that Scott J. Hamilton will become its new Interim Executive Director. A nationally recognized social justice advocate, Hamilton is best known in Oklahoma for his work on behalf the LGBTQ+ community. Hamilton served as Executive Director of Cimarron Alliance and […]

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