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Oklahoma Gardening School will offer “Growing Beautiful, Successful and Low-Maintenance Herb Gardens”

The Oklahoma Gardening School symposium will take place on Saturday, March 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Devon Auditorium.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   Oklahoma City, OK — Hosted by Myriad Botanical Gardens, the Oklahoma Gardening School, is the state’s premier annual horticultural symposium.  The event is designed for home gardeners and professional horticulturists, garden designers and landscape architects. The 2019 symposium will take place on Saturday, March 9 from 9 a.m. […]

COMMENTARY: Let’s call the whole thing off: As policy and for principle, no more executions

After a recent setback in the Oklahoma v. Julius Jones case, the legal team working for Jones, a death row inmate, has filed a new petition with the U.S. Supreme Court. The Jones conviction is among the most prominent of controversial death row convictions helping to sustain national debate over the wisdom of public policy surrounding executions and the death penalty itself. Photo provided.

Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher and Editor OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Mon., Jan. 28, 2019 – Over the past several years, doubts about the validity of death sentences and executions in this state, both past and pending, have increased. There is absolutely no reason to believe that there is any likely scenario in which this state […]

OKC Zoo joins WildAid to raise awareness of illegal wildlife trade

The OKC Zoo is joining WildAid, the Association of Zoos & Aquariums and the Wildlife Trafficking Alliance, in a campaign to educate children and families about the illegal wildlife trade. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is joining WildAid, the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA), and the Wildlife Trafficking Alliance (WTA) in a campaign to educate children and families about the illegal wildlife trade. During the campaign, the OKC Zoo will host a […]

VOICE to host Accountability Session for City Council candidates

Ward 2 Oklahoma City Council candidates include Suzanne Broadbent, James Cooper and Mike Dover.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A VOICE Accountability Session will be held on Sunday, January 27, at 4 p.m. at First Unitarian Church, 600 NW 13th St., in Oklahoma City.  The twelve candidates running for Oklahoma City Council have all been invited. The event is free and open to the public. Elections […]

Innocence Project’s Vanessa Potkin to address Julius Jones and wrongful convictions at OK-CADP fundraiser

Director of Post Conviction Litigation for the Innocence Project and an Executive Producer of the ABC documentary “The Last Defense” - examining the death row case of Oklahoma prisoner Julius Jones, Vanessa Potkin will be keynote speaker at the 2019 OK-CADP Annual Dinner on June 8. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The 28th Annual Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (OK-CADP) Awards Dinner & Meeting will feature Innocence Project’s Director of Post Conviction Litigation, Vanessa Potkin as keynote speaker. The event will be held Saturday, June 8 at the Capitol View Event Center, 5201 N. Lincoln […]

Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund prepares for Red Tie Night 2019

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — The Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund (OACF) will host the 27th “Red Tie Night” on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.  The gala will begin with cocktails at 6 p.m., followed by dinner, a silent and live auction, and dancing. Live entertainment […]

Northeast OKC Renaissance to continue in 2019

Northeast OKC Renaissance was designed to engage the local community and attract people from throughout the metro to visit Northeast Oklahoma City.  Facebook photo.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Hosted by Northeast OKC Renaissance Inc (NEOKCR). ONE OKC is an annual street festival that was formed to represent the “culturally rich, and economically vibrant vision of the future of Northeast Oklahoma City. Its goal is to engage the local community and attract people from […]

Home for the Holidays’ – Central Oklahoma family benefits from Rumsey gift

The recipients of the Rumseys’ philanthropy are the Trejo family, which includes parents Ruben and Trinidad, and their three children, one of whom has special needs.  Photo provided.

Staff Report   Yet another Oklahoma family celebrated the holidays in their very own home, thanks to the generosity of retired business owners Gary and Diane Rumsey. This past fall the Rumseys donated $90,000 to Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity, to underwrite the full construction costs of the new dwelling. Along with their donation, for the […]

Incoming Oklahoma Senate President Pro Temp Treat names leadership team, designates Bice and Standridge for key roles

Oklahoma State Senator Greg Treat. Photo provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Incoming Senate President Pro Temp Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, has named his leadership team for the 57th State Legislature. Key members include Sen. Stephanie Bice, R-Oklahoma City – designated Assistant Floor Leader — and Sen. Rob Standridge, R-Norman, named Majority Whip. Treat said, in a statement sent to The City […]

Senate Democratic-Leader Designate Kay Floyd announces committee assignments

Senate Democratic Leader Designate Kay Floyd.  Photo provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate Democratic Leader Designate Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, has announced committee assignments for members of the Senate Democratic Caucus for the 57th Legislature. Named to important assignments at the state Capitol were new senators Julia Kirt and Carri Hicks, elected in northwest Oklahoma City districts, and legislative veteranGeorge Young, elected […]

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