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Matt Pinnell, candidate for lieutenant governor, calls for Corporation Commissioner Dana Murphy’s resignation

Lieutenant Governor candidate Matt Pinnell .  Photo provided.

Staff Report TULSA, OK – Lieutenant Governor candidate Matt Pinnell has called for his fellow contender, Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner Dana Murphy, to resign from her position with the Commission. The request came amid the Corporation’s ongoing consideration of the Wind Catcher Energy Project — one of the largest cases in history — and Murphy’s acceptance […]

Puzzle of Nitrogen Execution Could Present Issues for State

A tank filled with liquid nitrogen is seen outside of Compressed Gas & Supply, Inc. in Oklahoma City on July 6, 2018.

By Ben Botkin – Oklahoma Watch Tuesday, July 17, 2018 Reprinted with permission from Oklahoma Watch.   The condemned man enters the room where he will draw his last breath. He will be restrained in some way, perhaps strapped to the T-shaped platform where other offenders have been executed by injection. He may have taken […]

COOP Ale Works to make OKC’s 23rd Street Armory its home

Artist rendering of COOP Ale Works $20 million redevelopment of Oklahoma City’s historic 23rd Street Armory as its new brewery. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – COOP Ale Works has announced that it will be redeveloping Oklahoma City’s historic 23rd Street Armory building as its new brewery. The Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) recently accepted the company’s proposal to acquire and redevelop the armory, which includes restoring the building to include a […]

State Rep. Claudia Griffith dies, colleagues honor her legacy and character

Oklahoma state Rep. Claudia Griffith.  Facebook photo

Patrick B. McGuigan Oklahoma state Rep. Claudia Griffith, a Norman Democrat, died Saturday (July 14) of a heart attack. Her passing triggered an immediate outpouring of sorrow from members of the Legislature on both sides of the aisle. State Rep. Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City, said in a statement he was “heartbroken.” Griffith’s Democratic colleague Collin […]

Jane Fonda joins the “Unstoppable Women Workers” delegation on Capitol Hill

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – This week, Academy award winning actress and activist Jane Fonda went to Capitol Hill along with a delegation of domestic workers and farmworkers, as well as other prominent activists, to lobby Congress for safe and dignified workplaces. The delegation, known as the “Unstoppable Women Workers,” included […]

The massive medical marijuana mess – rules, reactions and stormy conditions. But, wait a minute

Oklahomans overwhelmingl voted to legalize medical marijuana .  File photo

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – There is an old adage from Oklahoma’s favorite son, Will Rogers. He commented sagely on the state’s utterly unpredictable weather patterns. Many Okies know it by heart: “If you don’t like the weather in Oklahoma, wait a minute.” Updated for current events, he might say: If you don’t like […]

ABC’s “The Last Defense” examines Oklahoma death row inmate Julius Jones’ case July 10, 17 & 24


By Patrick B. McGuigan and Darla Shelden Friday, July 6, 2018 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The ABC documentary series, “The Last Defense,” executive produced by Academy award winning actress Viola Davis, will air the three final episodes beginning Tuesday, July 10 at 9 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST). These episodes, directed by Amani Martin and […]

Oklahoma Treasurer Ken Miller reports gross receipts at all time-high in past 12 months

Oklahoma State Treasurer Ken Miller

Staff Report   OKLAHOMA CITY – Gross Receipts to the Treasury during the past 12 months, at $12.18 billion, are at an all-time high, State Treasurer Ken Miller announced Tuesday (July 3). In addition, at $1.1 billion, gross receipts for the month of set an all-time high for collections in that month. “It would appear […]

OKC Philharmonic to host Red, White & Boom concert on July 3


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma City Philharmonic celebrates Independence Day each year with a free concert and fireworks display. The public is invited to attend the12th annual Red, White & Boom! event hosted at the State Fair Park on Tuesday, July 3, at 8:30 p.m. The concert is […]

Chefs invited to compete in 5th annual Tree to Table event

The 5th annual Tree to Table judging panel will be led by celebrity chef and Oklahoma native Rick Bayless, owner/chef of Frontera Fresco in San Francisco and 2009 Bravo Top Chef Masters winner. Photo provided

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK– Chefs and caterers throughout Oklahoma are invited to compete in the 5th Annual Tree to Table Benefit on Tuesday, October 30. The annual event challenges competitors to create a sweet or savory dish that highlights ingredients from trees, such as apples, chocolate, almonds or olives. 

Other ingredients […]

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