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Mvskoke legend, survivor justice, and school shooting update
VNN Weekly Digest February 13-19
Meet Tuckabache: The Mvskoke legend who won’t stay buried under Tulsa’s dark past
(MUSCOGEE NATION) Described in newspaper clippings as “one of the famous Indian characters of the Southwest”, Tuckabache is the Tvlse legend you’ve likely never heard of. But you are probably familiar with the land on which he lived and hunted and grew crops: Tulsa’s world-class park, The Gathering Place.
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Legislation to help criminalized survivors get justice filed in Oklahoma
(OKLAHOMA) Oklahoma is one step closer to easing the sentencing of survivors of violence following the filing of HB1639, now known as the Oklahoma Domestic Abuse Survivorship Act. The language of the two-pronged bill, authored and introduced by Rep. Toni Hasenbeck (R-Elgin) on January 18, was updated on Friday.
Five students remain hospitalized after MSU shooting
(MICHIGAN) Five students remain at Sparrow Hospital with injuries from the campus shooting at Michigan State University (MSU) on Monday night. According to MSU Police and Public Safety, one student is fair condition, one student is in stable condition, and three students are still in critical condition.
WEATHER ACROSS AMERICA
(NATIONAL) A clipper system will bring light to moderate snow to the Upper Midwest, Great Lakes, and interior Northeast, and a winter storm will bring heavy snow and strong winds to much of the West, the Northern/Central Plains and Upper Midwest through midweek.
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