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Gary Jones endorses Cindy Byrd for State Auditor

Oklahoma Auditor & Inspector Gary Jones has endorsed his deputy, Cindy Jones, in the June 26 primary election for the elective position. File photos.

Staff Report Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector, Gary Jones, is encouraging Republicans to vote for Cindy Byrd in the upcoming GOP primary. Byrd has served as Deputy State Auditor since Jones took office in 2011. “Cindy Byrd has been an integral part of the success of this office over the last eight years,” Gary Jones […]

COMMENTARY – Trump’s triumph, Pruitt’s problems, and Renzi’s role

In the 2016 presidential campaign, candidate Donald Trump promised to clear out the “swamp” in Washington, D.C. Now, what will he do about Scott Pruitt?

Patrick B. McGuigan Oklahoma City, OK – Count me among the traditional conservatives who have doubts about the substance of President Donald Trump’s announced accord with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un. Concerned about Kim’s stability and the history of American flirtations with dictators (FDR with Stalin, Nixon with Mao, and Obama with Castro, to name […]

As the world (and the stomach) turns: Inappropriate behavior at OU and tax-financed film subsidies in Oklahoma


Stacy Martin, Independent Journalist Oklahoma City – Despite allegations of sexual impropriety on the part of John Scamehorn, the Oklahoma Film and Music office is not planning on changing eligibility guidelines for those receiving taxpayer rebates for films produced in Oklahoma, said chief information officer Leslie Blair. Scamehorn’s film. “Pax Masculina,” received $73,000 from the […]

Oklahoma man, Johnny Edward Tallbear, freed after serving 26 years for murder

Johnny Tallbear, with Innocence Project Senior Staff Attorney Karen Thompson, celebrates moments after his exoneration. Photo by Nick Oxford.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter (Oklahoma City, OK –  With the consent of the Oklahoma County District Attorney, district court judge Glenn M. Jones vacated the 1992 murder conviction and dismissed the charges against Johnny Edward Tallbear based on new DNA evidence proving his innocence. Tallbear served 26 years for murder based on the […]

Analysis: Skilled trades will name their own wages in the future

Workers in the skilled trades will have increasing opportunities in the years ahead, in columnist Jack L. Werner’s analysis. Photo Provided.

Jack L. Werner, Ph.D., A To Z Construction “The wave of the future is coming, and there is no fighting it.” – Anne Morrow Lindberg. Nineteen percent of our high school graduates will complete a college degree of some type. We spend our energy, money, and talent to provide opportunities for this 19 percent. What […]

OK-CADP announces 2018-2019 board of directors

Rev. Don Heath and Dr. Elizabeth Overman have been re-elected as OK-CADP’s executive board chair and vice chair respectively, for OK-CADP’s 2018-2019 term. Photos provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (OK-CADP) has announced the election of its 2018-2019 board of directors.  Rev. Don Heath was re-elected as the organization’s board chair after serving in that office for one year, and as vice chair for two years prior. […]

Doc vs. Doc – Two physicians advance sharply opposing views in battle over State Question 788

Dr. Kevin E. Taubman, co-chairman of the “S.Q. 788 is NOT medical” coalition.  Photo provided.

Patrick B. McGuigan The approaching popular verdict on State Question 788 continued to intensify in the past few days, highlighted in the clashing perspectives of two established physicians, each with strong Oklahoma credentials. Dr. Kevin E. Taubman, co-chairman of the “S.Q. 788 is NOT medical” coalition, and an immediate past president of the Oklahoma State […]

OSU Professor Releases Research on Females in Power

Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla with researcher Farida Jalalzai (right) in 2012. Chinchilla served from 2010-2014 and is included in Jalazai’s latest published research on females in power.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK –Oklahoma State University professor Dr. Farida Jalalzai has released a collection of studies on female executives and their influence on the political empowerment of women. Titled “Measuring Women’s Political Empowerment Across the Globe,” the research is co-edited by Dr. Jalalzai, Amy Alexander from the University of Gothenburg […]

Analysis: In “sleeper” race, one candidate for state Auditor and Inspector sued for default on business loan

GOP candidates in the June 26 primary election for Oklahoma Auditor and inspector include John Uzzo (upper left), Charlie Prater (lower left) and Cindy Byrd (right).   Photos provided.

Patrick B. McGuigan The “sleeper” statewide race for Oklahoma Auditor and Inspector has begun to garner some attention, as detailed information comes to light concerning two of the three Republican candidates in the field. As the primary election on June 26 nears, one Republican candidate is currently embroiled in a lawsuit in Oklahoma County District […]

Fred Jones Family sets June 15 application deadline for $75,000 grant to Oklahoma nonprofit

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Staff Report   Oklahoma City – The Fred Jones Family Foundation, a nonprofit and charitable foundation dedicated to supporting 501(c) organizations that increase the quality of life in central Oklahoma, has announced that applications for the 2018 Mary Eddy Jones Signature Gift are open through Friday, June 15. In honor of the late Mary Eddy […]

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