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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

Bypassing Oklahoma Legislature, voters approve medical marijuana statute. Now, advocates plead for special legislative session

Advocates for approval of medical marijuana provisions in Oklahoma law have joined together in the “Yes on 788 Campaign.”

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Voters approved State Question 788 in balloting that concluded on September 26. After a contentious and expensive campaign, the measure garnered comfortable approval – in an election marked by unusually high turnout. In final but unofficial results, the vote was 506,782 (56.84 percent) in favor, to 384, 872 opposed […]

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

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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 […]

The Society for Diversity honors Oklahoma State University

Leah Smiley (right), President of The Society for Diversity, presents the 2018 Innovation + Inclusion Leadership Award to Dr. Jovette Dew (left), assistant Vice President for Institutional Diversity accepting on behalf of Oklahoma State University.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Recently, Oklahoma State University was honored with the 2018 Innovation + Inclusion Leadership Award from the Society for Diversity. Dr. Jovette Dew, assistant vice president for institutional diversity, accepted the award on behalf of OSU during the Diversity 4.0 Conference in June. The Innovation + […]

In OK State Senate District 48: For George Young

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The City Sentinel Endorsement After several years of excellent service in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, George Young is running for the Senate District 48 seat. The City Sentinel endorsed him in the Democratic primary in our June print edition. This is our opportunity to elaborate on our reasoning. A man of integrity and character, […]

Editorial Discretion: For Republicans, Gentner Drummond is the best choice as Attorney General

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The City Sentinel Endorsement In terms of legal experience and courtroom ability, Gentner Drummond is the best choice Republicans can make in the Tuesday, June 26 primary. The City Sentinel listed him among those we support, in the June print edition’s primary endorsements. Here is a more formal and explicit statement of support.   If […]

‘Number One’ in charge: Support Cindy Byrd in the Republican Party primary for Auditor and Inspector

The City Sentinel Newspaper has endorsed Cindy Byrd as the Republican nominee for Oklahoma Auditor & Inspector.  Photo provided.

  The City Sentinel Endorsement In our print edition three weeks ago, this newspaper endorsed Cindy Byrd as the Republican nominee for Oklahoma Auditor & Inspector. On the eve of primary election day, we reiterate that support now for online readers. Byrd is the most qualified candidate seeking this position. A certified public accountant (CPA),she […]

Supporters of State Question 788 press rebuttals, seek “YES” votes on June 26

Advocates for approval of medical marijuana provisions in Oklahoma law have joined together in the “Yes on 788 Campaign.”

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – In these closing days of the historic confrontation centered around the only statwide measure on the June 26 ballot in the Sooner State, advocates for legalization of medical marijuana have pressed their case for “YES” votes on State Question 788. Supporters of S.Q. 788 quickly rebuked arguments advanced by their […]

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