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July News Byte 2023
BREAKING NEWS! And other updates
Greetings, Verified News Community! We hope you are finding ways to stay cool during this hot VNN summer! I’m VNN’s Brittany Harlow here with a quick July News Byte.
#BREAKINGNEWS The VNN family has grown!
We are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of Ziya Harris-Till, born on July 19, 2023. Proud parents VNN Journalist Trista Vaughn and Joshua Harris-Till are overjoyed to welcome this bundle of joy into their lives.
Please join us in showering the newest VNN member with love and blessings!
In other VNN Oklahoma news, the senate voted to override Governor Kevin Stitt’s vetoes of two bills to extend tribal compacts in special session.
Attorney General Gentner Drummond also stepped in to represent the interests of the state against Stitt's unlawful gaming compacts, saying in part “Oklahoma's relationship with our tribal partners has suffered greatly as a result of your divisive rhetoric and refusal to follow the law.”
VNN and the Lucinda Hickory Research Institute embarked on the Stealing Tvlse Summer Tour this month.
We traveled to the National Archives in Kansas City. Fort Worth is next.
Here’s a quick byte of VNN affiliate news:
Broken Arrow Sentinel reporting federal loan options for people who experienced June storm damage.
Streetlight reporting on the lack of inspections by the department of housing and urban development for some subsidized housing.
Mvskoke Media following twists in the case of Freedmen descendents petitioning for citizenship.
The Black Wall Street Times reporting on the federal trade commissioner visiting Oasis Fresh Market.
And The Frontier spotlighting the school counselor shortage across the state and a lack of funding to fix it.
VNN Media Services facilitated “The Gathering Business Summit” with the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma this July.
The sold-out event returned to River Spirit Casino Resort this year and included dozens of Native business and tribal leaders from all over North America.
Speaking of triumphant returns, VNN New York journalist Rocky Brown is back in the local news lineup. Her latest story features a local man’s journey to better health and shares how he’s bringing his community with him.
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