This Month In America | May 2022
Our in-depth community news coverage continues
Hello, Verified News Community! VNN’s Brittany Harlow here for This Month In America May 2022.
First thing, we have to thank all of our donors for taking part in our most recent fundraising campaign, launched within the Indie Growth Program. Your contributions make the following VNN stories possible so -again- thank you so much!
VNN unveiled our investigation into the abandonment and neglect of Union Agency Cemetery this month, the suspected final resting place of Bass Reeves and known final resting place of numerous community leaders and civil war veterans.
Also, this May, VNN shared news of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation expanding services to prevent suicide and drug addiction, including plans to build a much-needed in-patient treatment center.
We told you about how extreme weather is changing in Oklahoma and what experts say is causing it.
And, speaking of weather, VNN’s Rachael Schuit reported on a deadly tornado in Michigan this month.
In lighter news, she told us how the West Michigan Humane Society is working to make pet adoption more accessible, by translating their paperwork into Spanish.
Our affiliates also published some top-notch investigative reporting this month.
Make sure to check out The Frontier’s story about the ties billionaire supporters of charter schools and school vouchers have to Oklahoma’s Secretary of Education, a candidate for state superintendent.
We love Big If True’s all-star reporting so much we are partnering with them on a new project this June and July. VNN’s FATE series will feature contextual reporting on key Oklahoma problems, and what community members are doing to solve them.
That’s all for this month. You can find more May news in the VNN app. We have a full plate in June, so we hope you’re hungry for more local stories you won’t find anywhere else. Subscribe to our news and updates in the meantime. And check out June’s schedule for VNN LIVE streaming on YouTube Wednesday nights.
For VNN I’m Brittany Harlow. See you next month!