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Oklahoma Democrats will hold open presidential primary, Republicans & Libertarians retain closed primary


The City Sentinel Staff Report   Oklahoma City, OK – Every odd-numbered year, recognized political parties in Oklahoma are required to notify the Secretary of the State Election Board whether or not the party will allow registered Independents to vote in its primary elections. State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax announced Monday (December 9) that […]

National Julius Jones Petition Day – supporting his clemency – set for Dec. 11

Natl JJ Pet Day art

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Wednesday, December 11, is partnering with the Julius Jones Coalition for ‘National Julius Jones Petition Day’. This social media advocacy effort will encourage citizens nationwide to sign the online petition supporting Oklahoma death row prisoner, Julius Jones’ clemency application. The event is […]

Louisa McCune leads enthusiastic coalition for MAPs4 Animal Shelter

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. Rendering by Todd Edmonds of HSE Architects.

Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher & Editor The City Sentinel   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – One part of the MAPs4 program, on the December 10 election ballot in Oklahoma City, would provide funding for a brand new “no-kill” shelter facility and program. Louisa McCune, a prominent civic leader, has long advocated the idea, and worked hard […]

An Editorial: Voters should approve MAPs 4


The City Sentinel Endorsement OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Some day, the MAPs (Metropolitan Area Projects) brand may get old – but not yet. The MAPs4 proposal follows the model city leaders have advanced since the start, but with an important and welcome new emphasis on neighborhood needs. Big cities from coast to coast incur massive […]

COMMENTARY: Checking it Twice: David Prater is sometimes Naughty, Not Nice

On September 7, 2018, during a discussion between Julius Jones’ attorneys (L-R) Mark Barrett,  Dale Baich, and Mike Robles (right), OK County District Attorney David Prater (second fro right), agreed to make the state's file on Jones available for inspection, which has never been released. Photo by Darla Shelden

By Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater was recently accused, in news stories that garnered nationwide attention, of starting an improper investigation of former Oklahoma Speaker of the House Kris Steele because of disagreements over policy issues. The allegations came from a former public employee, an investigator who […]

74th annual Red Andrews Dinner offers Christmas cheer to those in need


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The 74th annual Red Andrews Christmas Dinner will be held on Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Event Hall of the Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens, in downtown Oklahoma City. Each year, members of the Red Andrews […]

Supportive words for U.S. Sen. James Lankford’s comments on governmental internet blockades

Professor Nyla Ali Khan has gained international recognition with her designation as a “Top 10 Kashmiri Women Achievers.” The listing came on “Women’s Web,” an online news source based in the nation of India. Photo: Women’s Web (WikiMedia Commons)

Dr. Nyla Ali Khan   [Recently], I received a message from United States Senator Lankford’s office informing me that in the letter their office sent to Secretary Pompeo they mentioned Kashmir as evidence of the growing trend of internet blockade by governments seeking to stifle free speech. The letter highlights: “From the continued suppression of […]

OACF joins local restaurants for World AIDS Day #DineAroundForACure event on Dec. 1

Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund has partnered with some of Oklahoma City’s top restaurants for the Dine Out For a Cure fundraiser honoring World AIDS Day on Sunday, December 1.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund (OACF) has joined with some of Oklahoma City’s top restaurants for the Dine Out For a Cure event honoring World AIDS Day. On Sunday, December 1, the public is invited to dine at one of the participating restaurants for breakfast, […]

Commentary: Pride in the convictions of my ancestors

Dr. Nyla Ali Khan, an Oklahoma educator who writes regularly for The City Sentinel, wears a T-Shirt given to her by a friend. It incorporates the symbols of the flag for Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh, a region in India where representative government is under siege. (Posted on her Facebook Page, November 23).

Dr. Nyla Ali Khan I take great pride in the conviction of my ancestors who climbed every mountain and forded every stream to relay their political message of regional pride, Kashmiri nationalism, and assertion of people’s power. I grew up seeing the flag of Jammu and Kashmir flying over the Secretariats in Kashmir and Jammu, […]

COMMENTARY: For Rational, Fair, Legal and Honest New Tribal Compacts


Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher & Editor The City Sentinel   For a time, after insisting on a “United” approach aiming to retain the monopoly-sustaining casino compacts, the Chickasaw Nation seemed to head off in its own direction. They said that the state attorney general’s idea of “arbitration” sounded good, and their high-powered lawyer said the […]

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