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Oklahoma Senate Democrats call for racial justice

(L-R) State Sen. Kay Floyd, chair of the Oklahoma Senate Democratic Caucus, with Senators George Young and Kevin Mathews.  File photos

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Senate Democratic Caucus released the following joint statement on Tuesday, with additional comments issued by Senators Kevin Matthews and George Young. Democratic leader Senator Kay Floyd, today (June 9), sent a press release to The City Sentinel and other news organizations. Three statements follow: “In the aftermath of the tragic death […]

Analyzing the Start of a New Era: Federal government greenlights Oklahoma gaming compacts for Comanche, Otoe-Missouria

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Patrick B. McGuigan   The U.S. Department of the Interior today (Monday, June 8) approved gaming compacts – between the Comanche Nation and Oklahoma, and the Otoe-Missouria Tribe and the state – starting a new era in state/trial relations. Despite direct opposition from many other tribes – including the Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma’s most economically powerful […]

A change in the affairs of mankind – ‘The arm of commerce has borne away the gates …’

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Frederick A. Douglass   (Rochester, New York, July 4, 1852) – While drawing encouragement from “the Declaration of Independence,” the great principles it contains, and the genius of American Institutions, my spirit is also cheered by the obvious tendencies of the age. Nations do not now stand in the same relation to each other that […]

Keep Oklahoma Beautiful opens applications for Fresh Paint Days revitalization program

Keep Oklahoma Beautiful now accepting applications for the Fresh Paint Days program, which helps volunteer groups to restore the face of their communities.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Keep Oklahoma Beautiful (KOB) Fresh Paint Days (FPD) is an annual, free, revitalization program available to anyone living in any of Oklahoma’s communities. The FPD program provides community groups with free paint and a stipend to improve buildings in their area. Applications open June […]

Shane Jett for the Republican nomination in Senate District 17

In younger says, Ana Jett with two of their daughters. The two “little” girts are growing up (Rachel is 15 and Esther is 11), and five years ago were joined by Sarah. CapitolBeatOK File Photo.

The City Sentinel Endorsement   Shane David Jett, a former Republican state Representative, is the best possible Republican nominee in state Senate District 17. A former member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, Jett was the first member of the Grand Old Party ever to represent the district he represented for six years. Now, he […]

Concerning The City Sentinel’s philosophy for election endorsements — and a distribution explanation

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Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher   To Our Readers: The June 2020 print edition of The City Sentinel newspaper is now reaching news racks around the Oklahoma City area. Some venues across the metropolitan region have not reopened or only recently reopened, so racks in some locations may be empty. Be patient as that issue is […]

Oklahoma voter registration deadline for statewide primary is June 5

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – In order to vote in the upcoming Oklahoma statewide primary election on June 30, citizens must register to vote or update their voter registration by this Friday, June 5. The State Election Board website offers a new voter registration “wizard” which makes it easy to […]

The Sociopolitical and Historical Context That Shaped Women Like My Grandmother in the 1940s

Decades ago in Kashmir: Akbar Jehan, grandmother of Nyla Ali Khan Lady Mountbatten, and Rajkamuri Amrit Kaur. Provided Photo.

Nyla Ali Khan   In what ways are women present in political contexts? Kashmiri women, from different walks of life, have managed against all odds to express their agency during the plethora of political, social, and military transformations in the past nine decades. During the growing sense of nationhood in the 1930s, and during the […]

Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt signs emergency proclamation including downtown curfew

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The City Sentinel Online, Staff Report Oklahoma City – Mayor David Holt Sunday night signed a proclamation of a state of emergency in Oklahoma City that includes a curfew for parts of downtown due to violent actions by people near the police station since 9 p.m. “There are very important issues that we as a […]

Photo Gallery – May 30-31 Property Damage on Classen Boulevard

The Ace Bindery on Classen Boulevard in Oklahoma City suffered exterior damage overnight on May 30-31, including to windows facing the busy thoroughfare.

Photos and Notes by Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Saturday, as the sun lowered in the western sky, a demonstration took place to protest of the death, several days earlier, of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Demonstrators protested his death and that of other African-American men while in police custody over recent years. […]

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