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Cancellations Galore: Recent Oklahoma events canned over COVID-19

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Patrick B. McGuigan Story updated Wed., March 25 adding a quote from Mayor Holt regarding Oklahoma City playground equipment. OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Recreation Centers at Oklahoma City parks and the visitors center at Martin Nature Park were closed yesterday (March 23) and will not reopen until April 12, if then. A press release from […]

Inasmuch Foundation announces $1.2 million in journalism grants

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Inasmuch Foundation has announced the consolidation of the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation into the Inasmuch Foundation. An updated logo and website will reflect the new chapter of a singular Inasmuch Foundation. As part of this action, Inasmuch Foundation is launching an initiative aimed […]

Commentary: H.J.R. 1027 increases initiative odds by 18.2 times!

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By Steve Fair   The initiative petition is under attack in Oklahoma. House Joint Resolution 1027 (H.J.R.1027) passed the House last Tuesday evening (March 10) at 6:05 pm. The vote was 66-30 with four members not voting. All but five of the yea votes were Republican. All Democrats voted nay. One of the five Republicans […]

Oklahoma City’s 2020 Cinco de Mayo Festival scheduled at Scissortail Park

The free outdoor Cinco de Mayo 2019 festival will be held at Scissortail Park on Sunday, May 3, in downtown Oklahoma City, featuring live music from local and international touring artists. Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The seventh annual Cinco de Mayo Festival will take place this year at a new location, Scissortail Park, in downtown Oklahoma City. The free, family-friendly event will be held on Sunday, May 3 from 1 – 10:30 p.m. The 2020 festival, celebrating Hispanic heritage and […]

Commentary: H.J.R. 1028 would restrict all Oklahomans

Steve Fair is a conservative and a Republican leader. His commentaries often appear in state newspapers, and at CapitolBeatOK.com, an independent news website based in Oklahoma City.
Steve Fair is a conservative and a Republican leader. His commentaries often appear in state newspapers, and at CapitolBeatOK.com, an independent news website based in Oklahoma City. Photo provided.

Steve Fair   Oklahoma is one of 24 states that have an initiative petition process. It allows citizens to bypass the legislature by collecting signatures from registered voters and get issues on the ballot. The number of signatures required is tied to the total number of votes cast in the gubernatorial elections. Currently 177,958 signatures […]

Be Green With Envy at Paseo’s First Friday Gallery Walk

Abstract paintings by Kendall Schulz will be on display in March on Paseo.  Photo provided.

  Staff Report   As Oklahoma’s first arts district, the Paseo Arts District continues to grow with restaurants, galleries and retail. The community is invited to the First Friday Gallery Walk every month, rain or shine. Galleries and shops stay open late, and the evening marks the opening of new exhibitions each month. This month’s […]

Brightmusic Concert on March 3 continues tribute to female composers

This month’s Brightmusic concert will feature artists Catherline Likhuta and Adam Unsworth.  Photos provided.

Staff Report   The French Horn takes the spotlight in Brightmusic’s fourth concert of the season, “The Virtuoso French Horn,” featuring guest artist Adam Unsworth. This season the Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble celebrates the contribution of women to the vast body of classical music, featuring a work by a woman composer in each program. In this […]

As Super Tuesday nears, national Democrats make the rounds in Oklahoma

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Patrick B. McGuigan   Oklahoma City, OK – Democratic presidential hopefuls and their surrogates are active in the Sooner State as the March 3 “Super Tuesday” primary nears. Mike Bloomberg is at the head of the pack in some Oklahoma measures of public opinion which were taken before recent national debates. However, Bernie Sanders scored […]

COMMENTARY: Oklahoma Death Penalty repeal bill merits fair hearing and vote on Tuesday

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Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Tuesday, February 25, the Oklahoma House Judiciary Committee chaired by Rep. Chris Kannady, R-Oklahoma City, will consider legislation that would begin the process to phase out the death penalty in our state. The bill deserves a fair hearing, an honest debate, and a floor vote by members […]

Other Options hosts 9th Walk This Way Fashion Show on April 11

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK— Other Options will host its ninth annual Walk This Way Fashion Show on Saturday, April 11.  The 2020 fundraising event, themed “Silver Screen” will be held at the Farmers Public Market, 311 S. Klein Avenue, in downtown Oklahoma City. Doors open at 6 p.m. and […]

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