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VNN Weekly Digest October 17-23
Here’s a look at the week’s top stories:
Tribe now authorized to arrest, prosecute, and sentence non-Indians for certain crimes
(MUSCOGEE NATION) The Muscogee Creek Nation's Code of Laws has been amended to include authorizations to arrest, prosecute, and sentence non-Indians who commit certain crimes on the Reservation. The amendments were pulled from provisions of the federal Violence Against Women Act, which Congress reauthorized earlier this year.
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We fact-checked the Oklahoma governor’s debate between Kevin Stitt and Joy Hofmeister
Kent County conducting surveys about internet access and speed
(MICHIGAN) Access to a reliable and speedy internet connection has become a necessity, with many working from home and completing schoolwork there, as well.
WEATHER ACROSS AMERICA
(NATIONAL) A robust low pressure system is bringing the first widespread wintry weather event of the season across the Rockies into the High Plains, severe weather is possible Sunday night over the northern to central Plains, and another low pressure system will bring a quick round of heavy rain, strong to severe thunderstorms across the central U.S.
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A dead child. A dead wife. Homelessness. A crushed leg. House fires. An untimely end. Such is the tale of Thomas Hickory. Our next story in the “Stealing Tvlse” series is coming next week.