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The 2017 Festival of the Arts is underway at Bicentennial Park

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The annual Festival of the Arts runs through April 30 at Oklahoma City’s Bicentennial Park, located between Civic Center Music Hall and City Hall.  Festivities include more than 140 artists, an expanded children’s art field, mouth-watering food favorites, culinary demonstrations and three performing arts stages featuring early 300 performances. Admission […]

Celebration of ‘Plains Pioneers’ mural at McKinley Park set for April 30

‘Plains Pioneers,’ a new mural created by artists Amanda Zoey and Tessa Raven, will be celebrated at an event at Oklahoma City’s McKinley Park on April 30. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Classen Ten Penn Neighborhood Association will celebrate a new mural, titled Plains Pioneers, now gracing the west side of the McKinley Park Community Center at 1300 N. McKinley in Oklahoma City. The Mural Reveal Party will take place during its Dia Del Nino Festival this month. Dia Del […]

Abolition Groups Weigh in on OK Death Penalty Review Commission Report

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – In March 2016, the Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission was convened to conduct a first of its kind, bipartisan, independent, comprehensive review of the state’s entire capital punishment system.

On Tuesday, April 25, in its final report, the Commission announced it unanimously recommends extending the current moratorium on […]

If recommendations take hold, common existing practices in Oklahoma death penalty cases would be limited

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Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Many recommendations in a new report from a bipartisan group that spent 18 months examining Oklahoma’s death penalty process would put in place new limits on common practices of prosecutors, bolster training and resources for lawyers defending persons accused of capital crimes, clarify jury instructions and bolster the role […]

ANALYSIS: Death Penalty Review Commission issues sweeping, transformative recommendations

Former Gov. Brad Henry delivers the findings of the Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission report at the Oklahoma state Capitol.  Photo by Darla Shelden

Patrick B. McGuigan Oklahoma City, April 25, 2017 –  A startling recommendation to maintain – perhaps indefinitely — the existing moratorium on capital punishment in Oklahoma is getting the most attention after release of the final report of the Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission. However, many of the panel’s other recommendations, if put into effect, […]

Bipartisan Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission to release highly anticipated findings April 25

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission will release its highly anticipated report on Tuesday, April 25 at 1 p.m. at a press conference in the State Capitol press room #432B. The “first of its kind” commission was announced in March 2016. The report has involved […]

As the Oklahoma wind blows, zero-emission tax credit may end on July 1

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by Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin is expected to sign – and may by the time this is widely read – House Bill 2298. The measure moves to July 1 the date for wind industry operations to quality for the zero-emission tax credit. In effect, the measure would trigger a slow […]

Roads and Bridges advocate wonders aloud: Should politicians or engineers determine what bridges get repaired and improved?

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by Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher and Editor OKLAHOMA City – The man who runs the state Association of General Contractors (AOGC) makes his case for continuing the momentum of recent years toward transportation infrastructure improvements in the Sooner State. “Science and engineering should be determining the future of roads and bridges, not politicians. The alternative […]

Pulitizer Prize-winning journalist to headline Stillwater banquet honoring Oklahoma’s best reporters

David Fallis, Washington Post editor and Pulitzer Prize-winner, will deliver the keynote address at the April 22 awards banquet for the Society of Professional Journalists, Oklahoma professional chapter.Photo Provided

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Pulitzer-Prize winning Oklahoman David Fallis will be keynote speaker at the 2017 awards banquet of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), Oklahoma chapter. Fallis led reporters who, for The Washington Post, wrote a 2015 series of stories that identified and analyzed some 1,000 fatal shootings by police across the […]

Inaugural Voices of Recovery Luncheon set for April 6

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – The Recovery Center (TRC) will host its first ever Voices of Recovery Luncheon on Thursday, April 6. The event will take place at the Will Rogers Theatre Special Event Venue, 4322 North Western Avenue in Oklahoma City from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. TRC specializes in […]

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