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Judge threats, storm damage loans, and food inequities
VNN Weekly Digest July 10-16
Here’s a look at the week’s top stories:
MCN Attorney General threatens district judge
(MUSCOGEE NATION) A hearing was held in Grayson and Kennedy v. The Citizenship Board of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation case on June 30. The hearing was concerning a motion for sanctions filed by Damario Solomon-Simmons who represents Rhonda Grayson and Jeffrey Kennedy in the case. Sanctions motions are filed to identify litigation misconduct and ask a judge to impose a penalty.
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Federal loans available in Broken Arrow for storm damage
(OKLAHOMA) Broken Arrow residents and businesses impacted by the severe storms on June 18 are eligible to receive low-interest federal disaster loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration following a request from Gov. Kevin Stitt on July 1. The disaster declaration makes SBA assistance available in Tulsa and Wagoner Counties.
Exposing Inequities: Federal Trade Commissioner Visits Oasis Fresh Market
(OKLAHOMA) On July 12th, Federal Trade Commissioner Alvaro Bedoya paid a visit to Oasis Fresh Market, North Tulsa’s only full-service grocery story, seeking to gain insights into the progress and challenges in ensuring food accessibility. The proliferation of predatory retail chains, such as Walmart, Kroger, and Dollar General, has inflicted significant harm on low-income communities.
WEATHER ACROSS AMERICA
(NATIONAL) A Moderate Risk of Excessive Rainfall for parts of the Northeast, a Slight Risk of severe storms in southern New England, various areas of heavy showers and thunderstorms throughout the East & South, Excessive Heat Warnings and Heat Advisories from the Pacific Northwest to parts of the Southern Plains, and Air Quality alerts in effect over parts of the Northern High Plains, Midwest, and Great Lakes.
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