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Mental help(!), misdemeanors, and COVID assistance
VNN Weekly Digest August 30-September 5
Here’s a look at the week’s top stories:
Five years after voters approved landmark criminal justice reforms, counties are still waiting for mental health funding
(OKLAHOMA) On any given day, four or five people sit in the mental health intake room at the Rogers County jail for observation.
Misdemeanor charges can disrupt people’s lives. Here’s what happens when district attorneys stop prosecuting them.
(NATIONAL) In April, former Brooklyn Center, Minnesota police officer Kim Potter shot and killed 20-year-old Daunte Wright after a traffic stop for an expired registration tag, a misdemeanor.
COVID assistance application available Sept. 9
(MUSCOGEE NATION) The application for the COVID Individual Relief Assistance funded through the American Rescue Plan Act will be available on September 9, 2021, along with the rollout of the new Camphouse Portal.
And next week's Green Country forecast:
A spot of cool weather, then another heat wave
The forecast appears to remain dry through the extended periods and beyond with no significant chance for rain.
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