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House Interim Study members examine multiple concerns about Oklahoma’s death penalty processes and practices

Patrick B. McGuigan and Darla Shelden OKLAHOMA CITY – There have been no executions in Oklahoma since 2015. Many citizens wonder if that lengthy moratorium should ever end. Some who defend use of executions have, over the past half-decade, come to believe the process has become problematic. A recent interim study by an important legislative […]

Federal Public Defender Patti Ghezzi retires after highly regarded career

By Darla SheldenCity Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – Assistant Federal Public Defender Patti Palmer Ghezzi has retired after 12 years at the Western District of Oklahoma office located in Oklahoma City. “Those who know Patti know what a hero for justice she has been throughout her career; for those who don’t know I’ll put it this way: […]

EMBARK offers free deliveries to qualifying Oklahoma City residents

By Darla SheldenCity Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – EMBARK is offering free delivery of groceries, prescriptions or other small items to qualifying residents through its Mobility Management programs. Services are available to the first 125 registered participants, who are seniors aged 60 or over or individuals with disabilities verified by a physician. The business unit […]

Oklahoma Rep. Kevin McDugle to host death penalty study at state Capitol on Oct. 14

By Darla SheldenCity Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY — State Rep. Kevin McDugle (R-Broken Arrow), will host an interim study this week focusing on death penalty practices and procedures. The event will be presented before the House Public Safety Committee on Wednesday, October 14, from 9:30 a.m. to noon in Room 206 at the state Capitol. […]

The rhetorical stones, boulders and meteors cast at America and the Founding: A Commentary

Patrick B. McGuigan Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson has written a book entitled “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents.” Oprah Winfrey says it is the most important book she has ever recommended to her substantial fan base. With the help of tech-giant Apple, Winfrey is spreading the book’s themes far and wide. The author’s premise […]

Political Hacks Chili Cook-off set for October 17

From Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy Chili-cooking season is upon us, so: Please join the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy on Saturday, October 17 for the 37th Annual Political Hacks Chili Cookoff! This year, things will be done things differently. We are asking cookers to set up tailgate style in our parking lot at 2915 […]

Capital Punishment, the Holy Bible and the U.S. Constitution

Patrick B. McGuigan, August 4, 2018 Oklahoma City – August 4, 2018: Roman Catholics in the United States and a few other nations, to the extent they honor the teaching authority of the Church, face cross-pressures in wake of Pope Francis’ revision of the Catechism concerning the Death Penalty. Right now I cannot suggest a […]

OKC Zoo offers fall fun for the whole family in October

By Darla SheldenCity Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – The OKC Zoo offers fall fun for the whole family. This month’s events include Haunt the Zoo, the Pumpkin Drive, Chomp & Stomp, new education programs and much more. October began with a ‘bang’ and continues with beloved activities – and old new – to celebrate the […]

Children deserve an audit process beyond reproach

A Statement by Jonathan Small, Jonathan Small, president of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, issued the following statement on Friday (October 2) in response to the partial audit of EPIC Charter Schools released this week by the office of the State Auditor and Inspector. “The attacks on schools of choice in Oklahoma, like […]

Epic Charter ‘Sets the Record Straight’ in rebuttal to Oklahoma State Auditor

The City Sentinel Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct. 2 — Epic Charter Schools fought back on Friday (October 2), calling an audit report released Thursday (October 1) “a work of fiction written by a former reporter.” EPIC released its own report Friday (October 2), refuting in detail each of the seven allegations levied yesterday by […]

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