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Oklahoma Sierra Club releases 2020 Environmental Legislative Scorecard

By Darla SheldenCity Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Chapter of Sierra Club recently published its 2020 Oklahoma Environmental Legislative Scorecard. The report highlights legislation of greatest importance to the overall protection and management of Oklahoma’s air, land and water, while also focusing on any legislation that impacts Oklahoma’s response to climate change, according to […]

Other Options, Inc. announces 2020-2021 Board of Directors

By Darla SheldenCity Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY — Other Options, Inc. has announced their Board of Directors for 2020-2021. Other Options is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to providing food, resources, services, and education to at-risk individuals and families with a focus on those affected by HIV and AIDS. Cher Golding was re-elected as Board President. […]

Veteran’s Caucus Chair, Pro Tempore comment on independent investigation of Lawton Veterans Center, which did not substantiate allegations of abuse and neglect

The City Sentinel Staff Report Oklahoma City – Sen. Paul Rosino, Senate chair of the Legislative Veterans Caucus, said an independent investigation into social media posts alleging abuse and neglect at the Lawton Veterans Center – completed by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS) Advocate General — showed no substantiated findings. “I felt it […]

OCU Law Alumni Association offers Fall CLE online series

By Darla SheldenCity Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – The inaugural Fall CLE Series, sponsored by the Oklahoma City University School of Law and The Oklahoma Bar Association Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Department, will begin online at noon on Thursday, September 24 for a brown bag session. The first online CLE program will feature Katherine Mazaheri-Franze, […]

Parental demand may change school choice landscape

Ray Carter, Center for Independent Journalism The pandemic-related decision to provide online-only instruction at 7.5 percent of Oklahoma school districts, rather than in-class teaching, has generated a fierce backlash from parents. Many families are demanding greater school choice, ranging from the simple opportunity to choose either in-person or virtual education to endorsing the use of […]

Latino Community Development Agency to host Virtual Awards and Recognition Event on Sept. 23

By Darla SheldenCity Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – The Latino Community Development Agency (LCDA), Oklahoma’s largest Latino nonprofit organization, will host its 29th annual recognition and awards event in a virtual format, on Wednesday, September 23, at 11 a.m.  The event’s theme is Impacting Lives, Building Futures.  The program will honor three individuals whose lives have been positively impacted […]

Oklahoma GEAR UP celebrates National GEAR UP Week Sept 21-25

By Darla SheldenCity Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma GEAR UP is preparing for National GEAR UP Week 2020, which takes place Monday through Friday, September 21 – 25.  This week celebrates the success of GEAR UP, a program designed to increase college and career readiness and success in communities across America. Oklahoma GEAR UP (Gaining […]

Oklahoma’s Pardon and Parole Board should ignore the drama, and provide Justice for Julius: A Commentary

Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher OKLAHOMA CITY – Public policy development and administration is always a messy and tumultuous process. That has been particularly true of the drama surrounding the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board for several months. One board member, Allen McCall, has been hip-deep in efforts (with others) to make life miserable for fellow […]

OU Medicine and OCCHD launch mobile COVID-19 testing at hot spot locations in OK County every Saturday

By Darla SheldenCity Sentinel Reporter  OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma City-County Health Department (OCCHD) and OU Medicine has launched a joint effort to provide mobile testing in zip codes experiencing high COVID-19 positivity rates in Oklahoma County.  OCCHD is providing logistical support for the mobile testing, while OU Medicine will staff the pop-up sites, which will occur […]

Oklahoma Community Forestry Grant applications now available

By Darla SheldenCity Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma Forestry Services, in partnership with the US Forest Service and the Oklahoma Community Forestry Council, is accepting applications through November 13 from local governments, non-profits, neighborhood associations, civic groups, educational institutions and tree volunteer groups.   The Urban and Community Cost Share Grant Program mission is to […]

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