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VNN Weekly Digest July 17-23
Here’s a look at the week’s top stories:
Researching “glazed over” Allotment Era history across the US
(MUSCOGEE NATION) Sharp eyes. Gentle hands. A willingness to travel. These are just a few requirements needed to sift through boxes of Indigenous history stored at multiple sites across the United States. Locating and analyzing historical data pertaining to the lives of Mvskoke people from 1890 to 1920 has been a collaborative effort for Lucinda Hickory Research Institute (LHRI) and Verified News Network (VNN) for more than a year.
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Congress Considers Easing Regulations on Air Transport of Donated Organs
(NATIONAL) What do kidney and pancreas transplants have to do with airplane regulations? Tucked into the hundreds of pages of legislative language to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration is a provision to change the life-or-death process by which human organs are flown commercially from donor to recipient.
Security guards at Broken Arrow schools getting bodycams
(OKLAHOMA) The Broken Arrow Public Schools has provided their certified security guards with access to audio and wearable body cameras for use while on duty. The decision came this week as the Broken Arrow Board of Education approved a dozen policy revisions, including a significant update to the district’s use of security cameras.
WEATHER ACROSS AMERICA
(NATIONAL) A Marginal Risk of excessive rainfall over parts of the Mid-Atlantic to the Central Gulf Coast, a Slight Risk of severe thunderstorms over parts of the Southern Appalachians and western Carolinas, excessive heat warnings and advisories across the US, and Air Quality Alerts over parts of the Upper Mississippi Valley.
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