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VNN News Byte | November 2022
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Welcome to the holiday season, Verified News Community!
I’m Brittany Harlow here for a quick November News Byte.
Our biggest news of the month - VNN Oklahoma is now live! Our first official VNN news hub, VNN Oklahoma is providing equitable news representation for Oklahoma’s diverse population. Visit the new VNN Oklahoma page to learn more.
Stealing Tvlse, our investigative series with Lucinda Hickory Research Institute, continued in November. Despite her hardships growing up in Allotment Era Tulsa, Sallie still believes she is one of the “lucky ones”. Story presented by One Fire Associates.
Happening this #GivingTuesday! VNN is joining countless organizations and counting on you to help us raise more funds for this important series. And you don’t have to wait until tomorrow! Please consider donating whatever you can so we can continue telling these untold stories.
People traveled from near and far to take part in the first Agency Cemetery cleanup in over a decade. The next one will likely take place in late February or early March.
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And our Oklahoma news affiliates were also hard at work this month.
The Black Wall Street Times shared news of a new documentary detailing the rift between the City of Tulsa and the 1921 Graves Investigation Public Oversight Committee.
Big If True told us how some communities are coping with court case backlogs due to the pandemic.
The Frontier informed us the State of Oklahoma is now tied with Texas for the most executions in the country this year, following the execution of Richard Fairchild in November.
Broken Arrow Sentinel reported one of the victims in the Colorado bar shooting was a native and longtime resident of BA.
And from Mvskoke Media: The Muscogee Nation-owned Looped Square Meat Processing Company now accepts SNAP benefits.
Over in Michigan, Rachael Schuit told us about Eli, a Grand Rapids Police Department K9 who survived multiple stab wounds during a standoff this month. He is now recovering at home. She also went further into the internet troubles in Michigan this November, focusing on the impact limited plans and low speeds have on low-income families.
And in New York, Rocky Brown told us about Nay Slay, a Brooklyn native making some serious music waves in Binghamton.
Two holiday series premiered this month: Hearth Homes brought us Home and the Holidays. Carabelle’s Legacy brought us Holiday Hosting. Both of these fun and informative series will be returning in December.
It’s hard to believe next month is the last month of 2022. Our next News Byte will feature December updates and what you can expect in the new year. For now, that’s all from me, Brittany Harlow. Wishing you a joy-filled holiday season!