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Oklahoma Historical Society presents “This Land is Herland” examining women’s activism

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Beginning in August, the Oklahoma Historical Society, along with the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, will present “This Land is Herland,” a series of three programs on women’s activism in Oklahoma. The programs, sponsored in part by the Oklahoma Humanities (OH) and the National Endowment […]

Photo Gallery – May 30-31 Property Damage on Classen Boulevard

Photos and Notes by Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Saturday, as the sun lowered in the western sky, a demonstration took place to protest of the death, several days earlier, of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Demonstrators protested his death and that of other African-American men while in police custody over recent years. […]

Oklahoma City will open in slow motion this month, Mayor Holt anticipates May 1

Patrick B. McGuigan   At an April 24 press conference, in subsequent press releases and statements to reporters, Mayor David Holt has laid out a methodical plan to reopen the Sooner State’s capital city. Holt said that with many statewide restrictions expiring on April 30 and neighboring municipalities already reopening of headed in that direction, […]

OU Medicine launches Million Mask Challenge

  By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – OU Medicine, the collaboration of The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, OU Physicians, OU Medical Center and The Children’s Hospital, is asking the public for help with its new Million Mask Challenge as it prepares to treat the possible upcoming surge in […]

Oklahoma City halts bagged trash pickup

The City Sentinel Staff Report   The Oklahoma City Utilities Department will stop collecting bagged trash and grass clippings set out at the curb beginning Monday, April 6. From that time forward, all bagged trash, including landscape waste, must be placed inside Big Blue trash carts. Do not put grass or other trash loose in […]

Oklahoma City government: No Curfew, no special I.D. needed, no permit required

Staff Report   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – You won’t need special identification or permits in Oklahoma City to prove you’re on your way to get essentials or work at an essential job during the COVID-19  and there’s also not a curfew. Gov. Kevin Stitt issued an updated executive order Tuesday requiring vulnerable residents to stay […]

For Now: ‘The emptier the city, the fuller our hearts’

Mayor David Holt   Editor’s Note: Here is the text of Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt’s speech in wake of Governor Kevin Stitt’s actions of Tuesday, March 24. Let me begin by recapping nine days in Oklahoma City that feel like a year. On March 15, our metro confirmed its first case of COVID-19 that […]

Congresswoman Kendra Horn introduces bill to rename Oklahoma City post office for Clara Luper

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Tuesday, January 14, U.S. Congresswoman Rep. Kendra Horn, D-Oklahoma City, introduced legislation (H.R. 5597) to rename the downtown Oklahoma City post office after educator and civil rights leader Clara Luper. Horn’s resolution, cosponsored by the entire Oklahoma congressional delegation, will redesignate the facility as the “Clara […]

Oklahoma City street crews prepare for still-possible ice and snow

The City Sentinel Staff Report Jan. 10, 2020 – Oklahoma City street crews are preparing to clear the City’s snow routes if ice or snow affects driving conditions overnight Friday January 10-11) and this weekend. Rain and thunderstorms in the forecast before the snow means crews will not pre-treat bridges and overpasses like usual – […]

MAPs4 vote set for December 10

Patrick B. McGuigan   Oklahoma City, OK – MAPs4, described by city leaders as an “ambitious and unique” package of tax-financed community improvements will be on a special election ballot December 10. The package was sent to voters after a summer of discussion and special meetings, and after surviving a legal challenge from a former […]

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