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COMMENTARY: Dust to dust, ashes to ashes … Reflections on law, mortality and the meaning of words

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor This past week was Ash Wednesday. Words associated with it are as meaningful as all words in Scripture. When the faithful gather to receive the remains of burnt Palms, we are reminded, “Remember that you are dust, and unto dust you shall return.” These are solemn words, worth hearing. In […]

The Y urges everyone to take the pressure off during American Heart Month

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter For February, American Heart Month, the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City urges everyone in the community to help prevent heart disease by lowering their blood pressure. As a leading community-based network committed to improving the nation’s health, The Y recommends two ways to keep the pressure off your heart, […]

Capitol Report for Jan. 23: Asset forfeiture reform, Oklahoma Academy ideas, city town halls meetings

News9’s Alex Cameron and Pat McGuigan of CapitolBeatOK discussed a new civil asset forfeiture reform state Sen. Kyle Loveless, R-Oklahoma City, has introduced. The proposal would require a criminal conviction before government agencies can hang on to money, cars and other goods seized during investigations. The proposal has garnered a wide range of support from […]

Oklahoma Food Cooperative to host annual meeting and open house

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Oklahoma Food Cooperative, Oklahoma’s only online farmer’s market, invites the public to its 2016 annual meeting and open house. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, January 30, at Epiphany of the Lord Church, 7336 W. Britton Road in Oklahoma City. Members and […]

Gross Receipts to the Oklahoma Treasury continued to fall in November

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Monthly Gross Receipts to the Treasury are lower than the same month of the prior year for a seventh consecutive month as low oil prices and reduced consumer spending shrank the bottom line in November, State Treasurer Ken Miller announced this week. Twelve-month Gross Receipts to the Treasury also contracted, […]

OCC to hold annual dinner featuring religious scholar Professor Martin E. Marty

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter This year the Oklahoma Conference of Churches (OCC) will hold their Annual Dinner on Thursday, November 12. The event will be held at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 222 N.W.15th Street in Oklahoma City.  Check-in will start at 5 p.m. with dinner and the awards program beginning at 6 […]

Oklahoma City’s Brenda Jones Barwick among top honorees at Women in Communications conference

Staff Report The Association for Women in Communications (AWC) presented its 2015 Headliner Award to Brenda Jones Barwick of Jones PR in Oklahoma City, Okla., at its national conference in Kansas City, Missouri. Brenda has 35 years of public relations experience at the highest levels in Washington, D.C., politics, European diplomatic relations and with Fortune […]

COMMENTARY: Moratorium Now! It’s time to put a hold on executions in Oklahoma

by Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – The state of Oklahoma almost executed Richard E. Glossip, whom many believe was not guilty of the crime for which he was sentenced to death. In defense of his near-execution, some say he was “guilty” of being an accessory. Available information (some evidence was destroyed long before his […]

A Young story: Changing a life and making a difference

Radio host Scott Mitchell

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Prison, in the common vernacular, is known as “crime school” where convicts learn new techniques for breaking the law. But at least one Oklahoma felon has turned his life around while behind bars, and has learned a legitimate trade he’s eager to practice. Jeffrey C. Young has paid dearly for […]

Rep. Claudia Griffith encourages teacher pay raise; Rep. Randy McDaniel also has ideas

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Claudia Griffith said Friday (October 2) she hopes to collaborate with state Rep. Randy McDaniel “to bring an even better teacher pay-raise bill to the table.” Griffith, D-Norman, filed House Bill 1364 earlier this year as a potential means of relieving the statewide teacher shortage. H.B. 1364 would […]

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