Pandemic priority at first videoconference meeting of Inter-Tribal council

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TAHLEQUAH –– Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes met in July for the first time via videoconference to share COVID-19 updates. They also unanimously passed a resolution to support legislation by U.S. Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) and U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland (D-NM) that would provide a total of $300 million for tribal broadband improvements throughout Indian Country.

Local musician releases newest single

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Indie singer-songwriter and recording artist, Trey Rose is set to release his newest single, “Damn.” Co-written by Rose (former front running contender on The Voice/Season 16 - NBC 2019), Rizzi Myers and DJ KO, who also produced the track, the jiggy original became available via all digital and streaming outlets Friday, July 31. The new tune follows Rose’s June 2020 single release, titled “Gone,” and is the second release since his appearance on the reality competition show.

Oklahoma Breastfeeding Coalition celebrates National Breastfeeding Month in August

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OKLAHOMA CITY –– The Coalition of Oklahoma Breastfeeding Advocates (COBA) kicks off National Breastfeeding Month with a series of weekly videos celebrating the 2020 theme Many Voices United. The United States Breastfeeding Committee’s (USBC) theme is reflective of the policy and system changes that are needed to ensure that every family that chooses breastfeeding has the support and resources they need to succeed.
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Noble Research teams receive OCAST grants

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ARDMORE –– Four Noble Research Institute research teams each received a two-year, $100,000 grant from Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST). The four grants will be used to help improve various aspects of agriculture by fighting pecan scab, improving tall fescue, building plant defenses against disease and helping plants use nitrogen more efficiently.
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Weather Update

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...with Steve Norris Hugo News Meteorologist A return of the 90s and the details of the biggest meteor shower of the year headline our weather this week. Be sure and mark your calendar for the night of Aug.