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COMMENTARY: Sacrificing Truth for Relevance

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by Steve Fair Relevant is defined as being closely connected or appropriate to what is being done or considered. People want to be relevant. Organizations want to be relevant. If they aren’t relevant, then they believe they have little or no influence in what is going on. In politics, relevance is coveted like a tiger […]

PAWS for MAPS 4 and OKC Animal Welfare Unveil Concept for New OKC Animal Shelter in MAPS 4

“Stop the killing—we need a new building!”, is what we all chanted in front of City Hall early this morning, before everyone went inside and made presentations, emotional speeches, and powerful pleas as to why Oklahoma City so desperately needs a new animal shelter. Photo by Priscilla Forehand.

The City Sentinel, Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY — A proposal for a new, state-of-the-art animal shelter was unveiled Thursday (July 11)  to Mayor David Holt and the Oklahoma City Council. The new shelter would cost approximately $43 million and include up to 67,000 square feet. Prior to the presentation, a brief rally of supporters was […]

Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women seeks Hall of Fame nominees through July 26


Staff Report   Oklahoma City – The Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women (OCSW) is seeking nominations for 2019 inductees to the Oklahoma Women’s Hall of Fame. Nominations must be postmarked by the July 26 deadline. An event to recognize inductees will be held on Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Oklahoma Judicial Center. “There […]

Oklahoma Turnpike Authority to raise cash rates

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Staff Report   The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority (OTA) will implement the third and final toll increase for the Driving Forward initiative on July 15. However, the planned increase only affects cash customers. Pikepass account holders rates will remain the same. The 2.5 percent increase will take effect on July 15. These toll increases were related […]

Eye Doctors Warn: Don’t let fun with fireworks lead to injury


Staff Report   OKLAHOMA CITY – July Fourth is nearly here and many Oklahomans are making plans to see fireworks displays. Have fun, say doctors with the Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians (OAOP), but leave the fireworks to the professionals. “We want everyone to have a fun celebration,” said OAOP President Dr. Selina McGee, in […]

Senate President Pro Temp Great Treat names his choices for LOFT-y oversight

Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, has named five members of the Senate to srve on the bipartisan oversight committee for the new Legislative Office of Fiscal Transparency (LOFT).

Staff Report   OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat last week announced the senators who will serve on the bipartisan, bicameral oversight committee for the Legislative Office of Fiscal Transparency (LOFT). An Oklahoma City Republican, Treat appointed two Oklahoma City Democrats to the oversight group. Sen. Treat also designated two rural Republicans, […]

WildCare OK to host inaugural “Keeping It Wild” dinner fundraiser, announces new executive director

WildCare Oklahoma will host its first ever dinner fundraiser and silent auction to celebrate its 100,000 animal helped on Saturday, July 20 at Sooner Legends Inn & Suites in Norman.  Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The public is invited to celebrate the 35th year of WildCare Oklahoma’s dedicated work by attending its first-ever dinner fundraiser and silent auction themed “Keeping It Wild in Oklahoma.” Honoring their landmark 100,000th animal helped, the event will take place from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 20 at Sooner Legends […]

Some not-so-ancient history and a look ahead: Oklahoma City’s public meetings on potential Maps4 projects

Mayor David Holt is working with other members of the Oklahoma City Council on a series of meetings to garner citizen input for a “MAPS 4” campaign. The proposal would build on the successful MAPS “brand” that dates back to the early 1990s. Photo provided.

Staff Report, The City Sentinel Online   The Oklahoma City Council has called a series of special public meetings in July and August to hear presentations on potential MAPS 4 projects. According to a press release sent to CapitolBeatOK, The City Sentinel, and other news organizations, “the meetings are open to everyone and will be […]

Ahniwake Rose named new Oklahoma Policy Institute Executive Director

Oklahoma Policy Institute has announced that Ahniwake Rose will replace David Blatt as the organization’s next Executive Director.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma Policy Institute has announced that Ahniwake Rose, an Oklahoma native who is currently serving as Deputy Director and interim Executive Director of the National Congress of American Indians in Washington, D.C., has been selected to lead the organization as its next Executive Director. Rose […]

Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy (OICA) continues work with youth programs

Joe Dorman, a former state representative from Rush Springs, is CEO of the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy, with headquarters in Oklahoma City. File Photo.

Joe Dorman, OICA     As we move past the legislative session and into these summer months, the team at the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy (OICA) has had the privilege of working with two successful youth programs: OK-LEAD and Hoops 4 Heroes. This most recent OK-LEAD program brought together tribal youth from across the […]

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