New Meta lawsuit, In Trust engaged, and healthcare for the homeless
VNN Weekly Digest October 23-29
Here’s a look at the week’s top stories:
Oklahoma AG files litigation against social media giant Meta for knowingly damaging mental health of youth
(NATIONAL) Oklahoma Attorney General Gentner Drummond filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Meta for knowingly designing and deploying harmful features on Instagram, Facebook and its other social media platforms that are addictive to children and teens. Meta also falsely assured the public that its platforms were safe for young users.
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Over 200 community members gather to examine Osage history with creators of “In Trust”
(OKLAHOMA) Episode one of the investigative podcast "In Trust" (produced by Bloomberg News and iHeartMedia) premiered on September 6, 2022. The series extensively details the legalized theft of Osage wealth, facilitated in part by US policies, with more than seven hours of reporting and interviews.
Title 3Health Care ‘Game-Changer’? Feds Boost Care for Homeless Americans
(NATIONAL) The Biden administration is making it easier for doctors and nurses to treat homeless people wherever they find them, from creekside encampments to freeway underpasses, marking a fundamental shift in how — and where — health care is delivered. As of Oct. 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services began allowing public and private insurers to pay “street medicine” providers for medical services they deliver anyplace homeless people might be staying.
WEATHER ACROSS AMERICA
(NATIONAL) Heavy lake-effect snow for parts of Michigan and moderate snow over parts of the upper Midwest, a slight risk of excessive rainfall over parts of the middle/lower Mississippi Valley, below average temperatures over parts of the central/southern Plains, and wind and dry conditions across California will lead to an increased threat of wildfire activity.
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NATIVE COMMERCE NEWS
AICCO members win BIG at annual REI Oklahoma event
Native Commerce News is sponsored by the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma (AICCO), dedicated to expanding Indian Country commerce across the globe.
(OKLAHOMA) It was an enchanting night of celebration, honoring a years’ worth of accomplishments, collaboration, and investment during REI Oklahoma’s Dream BIG Oklahoma Awards on October 10. REI Oklahoma helps people from all income and education levels start businesses, buy homes, and contribute to their communities and the economic development in the state of Oklahoma through free training and other resources.