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Power out, ICWA upheld, and swim inequity
VNN Weekly Digest May 12-18
Here’s a look at the week’s top stories:
PSO: expect ‘multi-day recovery’ to restore power
(OKLAHOMA) Sunday’s severe storms knocked out power to more than 200,000 customers in the region, and PSO says residents and business owners should expect a “multi-day recovery” to restore power. Wind gusts up to 90 mph caused outages across the Tulsa and McAlester areas.
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US Supreme Court upholds Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)
(NATIONAL) The U.S. Supreme Court voted to overturn a Texas federal court’s decision that the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) was unconstitutional in a 7-2 decision on Thursday. The court also rejected the ruling that ICWA placed undue burdens on states and was race-based.
Chronic Lifeguard Shortage Serves as Springboard to Address Racial Inequities
(NATIONAL) Two summers ago, a teenager who had jumped off the diving board started struggling in the deep end, her arms flailing. It took only a few seconds for lifeguard Makenna John to notice the girl’s distress. She grabbed her rescue tube, jumped in, and helped the girl to safety.
WEATHER ACROSS AMERICA
(NATIONAL) Severe thunderstorms and heavy rainfall expected from the Southern Plains to the Southeast, Excessive Heat Warnings and Heat Advisories across the Southern Plains and western/central Gulf Coast, and a Critical Fire Weather Risk over portions of the Southwest and Southern Plains.
NATIVE COMMERCE NEWS
The Gathering Business Summit to champion diversity at River Spirit this July
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) The American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma (AICCO) will return to River Spirit Casino and Resort this July for The Gathering Business Summit. Organizers say this year is all about championing more diversity within national economies.
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