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Community Groups work to promote awareness of U.S. Census

Tricia Woodward with the United States Census Bureau and Joe Dorman, chief executive officer for the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy, speak at an April 1 news conference.  Photo provided.

Staff Report   A coalition of community groups and associations representing local governments and advocacy organizations are partnering to spread awareness about the upcoming 2020 U.S. Census and to encourage Oklahomans to participate. The census exists to take an accurate count of the population within the United States. Based on this survey, the federal government […]

Freedom Oklahoma to hold Monday (April 8) march to celebrate Oklahoma’s first openly gay Oklahoma City Council member

Freedom Oklahoma invites the public to escort James Cooper to City Hall in celebration of his swearing in as Oklahoma's first openly gay Oklahoma City Council member. Facebook photo

Staff Report   OKLAHOMA CITY— Freedom Oklahoma will host a march and rally on Monday, April 8 in the capital city of the Sooner State. According to a press release sent to The City Sentinel, CapitolBeatOK  and other news organizations, the event will celebrate the assumption of office by James Cooper, Oklahoma City’s first openly gay […]

WildCare OK to host annual Spring Baby Shower fundraiser on April 27

The public is invited to the annual WildCare Spring Baby Shower on Saturday, April 27 in Noble. Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – WildCare Oklahoma will host its largest fundraiser of the year, the popular Spring Baby Shower, on Saturday, April 27, from 2 – 5 p.m. The free event will take place at WildCare animal rehabilitation facility located at 7601 84th Street, four miles east of Noble, […]

ACLU of Oklahoma to hold Annual Membership Meeting on April 20


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The ACLU of Oklahoma will host its Annual Membership Meeting and Angie Debo Award Presentation on Saturday, April 20 at the Midwest City Library Forum Room, 8143 E Reno Ave, from 10 – 12 p.m.  Participants are asked to RSVP to attend. Organizers invite the public to learn about ACLU-OK’s […]

After Senate approval, ‘Pay for Success’ proposal will receive consideration

Senators Roger Thompson (left) and Wayne Shaw.  Photos provided.

Staff Report   A program that began as a way to encourage private/public partnerships to divert women from prison is being expanded to all state agencies. The full Senate voted in favor of Senate Bill 210 this month, aiming to create the Pay for Success Act. The measure is now pending in the House of […]

David Blatt to step down as Oklahoma Policy Institute’s executive director

David Blatt, one of the founders of the Oklahoma Policy Institute, will step down as its executive director later this year.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma Policy Institute, a Tulsa-based think tank, has announced that David Blatt, its longtime Executive Director, will leave the organization later this year. Blatt says he will remain in his leadership position until a new executive director is found. “We are extremely grateful to […]

Oklahoma City Council considers July 9 election for charter amendments, ONG franchise

OKC seal

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – The City Council will in April give further consideration to a special election slated for this summer. Possible referenda to discuss include a proposed charter amendment to reduce restrictions on mayor and council membership. Also under examination is a possible change to the Oklahoman Natural Gas franchise agreement. The proposed […]

Environmental activists to brief legislators at State Capitol during Oklahoma Water Lobby Day

Roy Shiro photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Environmental advocates, including former Attorney General Drew Edmondson, will speak to legislators on Wednesday, March 27, during Oklahoma Water Lobby Day. Hosted by the Oklahoma Chapter of Sierra Club, the event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Oklahoma State […]

Civil War Symposium set April 2 and 3 at Randall University in Moore

Randall University

Staff Report Randall University’s third annual “Dr. James Caster Symposium on the Civil War” is scheduled for Tuesday, April 2 and Wednesday, April 3 on campus at the institution in Moore. Kicking off the symposium at 1:30 p.m. on April 2 is Vince Marmorale, who will focus on a “Yankee’s Evolving View on the Civil […]

COMMENTARY: ‘The more things change, the less they stay the same’

Joe Dorman.  File photo

by Joe Dorman   Jaded observers of Oklahoma politics often express their cynicism with the phrase, “the more things change, the more they stay the same.” In other words, while we may think we are making a difference, in reality, we are all just spinning our wheels. As someone who believes in the power of […]

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