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The “Black Hole” for Open Records at the University of Oklahoma

Patrick B. McGuigan and Stacy Martin The City Sentinel Online   The University of Oklahoma somehow became, in recent years, a “Black Hole” for journalists and citizens wanting to monitor how tax dollars are spent. Early in the new year, CapitolBeatOK designated OU’s less-than-desired status for non-transparency as the sixth most significant story about Oklahoma […]

OEA ends strike after some districts call teachers back to work

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma public school teachers strike ended Thursday, but most tax-financed schools in the Sooner State will not resume classes until next week. The Oklahoma Education Association, the state’s largest labor union, announced at a press conference held Thursday afternoon (April 12) it would end the job action, which […]

ANALYSIS – Houston-based company buys Lawton Constitution, more than three dozen seasoned journalists laid off

Patrick B. McGuigan, CapitolBeatOK Southern Newspapers, Inc., a chain whose headquarters is in Houston, Texas, has bought The Lawton Constitution. The sale finalized earlier this month, Brothers Brad Burgess and Bill Burgess Jr. have owned the Constitution since 2012. They bought it brothers Steve and Don Bentley, who had inherited it from their father, Bill […]

Capitol Report for April 23: Society of Professional Journalists awards on April 30, Jason Nelson called an exemplary public servant

In this week’s segment of Capitol Report on News9 (the CBS affiliate in Oklahoma City), Patrick B. McGuigan told reporter Alex Cameron that the legendary and sometimes controversial Carl Bernstein would be keynote speaker at the Society or Professional Journalists (SPJ) awards dinner on Saturday, April 30, at the Reed Center in Midwest City. The […]

Rabbi Riskin announces historic curriculum for Israeli schools during visit to Oklahoma

By Patrick B. McGuigan Publisher During a visit to Oklahoma, Israeli Rabbi Shlomo Riskin unveiled plans for historic curricula detailing advancements over the last 50 years in Jewish-Christian relations and understanding the Christians who live in the land of Israel. David Nekrutman, executive director of the Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding & Cooperation (CJCUC), told CapitolBeatOK […]

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