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Abused survivor bill dies, FATE results, and 109-year-old author
VNN Weekly Digest May 29-June 4
Here’s a look at the week’s top stories:
Advocates vow return of abuse survivor bill that died during regular session
(OKLAHOMA) A bill to help abuse survivors who fight back against their attackers died with the conclusion of the 2023 regular session last week. The Domestic Abuse Survivorship Act passed the House and Senate during the session but was sent back to conference after retroactivity was removed from the bill.
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FATE survey tracks with present data, pinpoints informed needs and solutions
(NATIONAL) First 2-3 sentences of story. As VNN’s second annual “From Adversity To Entrepreneurship” Learning Series draws to a close, information received from online participants is now available to advance this year’s focus on “Trauma Informed Business Development”. Over the last three months, VNN surveyed people nationwide about their trauma experiences, the hardships of balancing trauma with entrepreneurship, and what they view as possible solutions.
Viola Fletcher, 109, Becomes World’s Oldest Author
(OKLAHOMA) Mother Viola Fletcher, the oldest living survivor of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, announced that her memoir “Don’t Let Them Bury My Story” will be released in early June at Fulton Street Books & Coffee. At the book launch, Mother Fletcher and her grandson Ike Howard were accompanied by Fletcher’s younger brother, 102-year-old Tulsa Race Massacre survivor Hughes Van Ellis as well as her publisher Mocha Ochoa.
WEATHER ACROSS AMERICA
(NATIONAL) A Slight Risk of excessive rainfall over parts of the Southern High Plains, and temperatures 15 to 25 degrees below average over New England.
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