A Centers for Disease Control & Prevention study released in 2018 showed Stilwell as having the lowest life expectancy in the country. On Feb. 10, Cherokee Nation health officials told tribal councilors that was not the case after all. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX Read More
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The Cherokee Phoenix is hosting an art contest for children in grades first through eighth to draw and submit their interpretations of the Cherokee Phoenix banner. All entries must be submitted by March 13. ARCHIVE Read More
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Yellowstone bison given to tribes to reduce slaughters Read More
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – A state panel led by Gov. Kevin Stitt certified on Feb. 18 a relatively flat budget for the upcoming fiscal year, and the governor urged the Legislature to use caution while drafting a state spending plan.
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In this May 15 photo, from left, Oklahoma Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat, Gov. Kevin Stitt and Speaker of the Oklahoma House Charles McCall, right, hold a joint news conference in Oklahoma City. After a decade of opposition, Oklahoma’s Republican leaders signaled a willingness to expand Medicaid to cover more low-income adults. But Oklahoma voters will have the final say on exactly what that expansion looks like. SUE OGROCKI/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Gov. Kevin Stitt has proposed merging several state agencies, including the Pardon & Parole Board with the Department of Corrections.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota reached a proposed settlement agreement Thursday with American Indians who sued over the state’s voter ID laws requiring residents to provide a street address, arguing they are a form of voter suppression.
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Gov. Kevin Stitt gave his second State of the State address to a packed House chamber at the State Capitol on Feb. 3. WHITNEY BRYEN/OKLAHOMA WATCH
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The governor plans to seek a Medicaid state plan amendment that would allow Oklahoma to expand Medicaid through the traditional model that dozens of other states have followed.
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The National Congress of American Indians says Oklahoma tribes are right to insist the compacts are in force, as the Wichita tribes claim Gov. Kevin Stitt inadvertently renewed the agreements.
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The 2020 series starts with Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. discussing the Cherokee Nation’s delegate to Congress.
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Cross Rags & Young will play the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa in March as part of the Track 5. free shows. COURTESY
The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa is bringing legendary and new country favorites to the live music dance hall. 
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – School teachers in Oklahoma with a gun license would be able to carry firearms into their classrooms with district approval under a bill approved in the state Senate.
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The FCC estimates that about one-third of people living on tribal lands don’t have access to high-speed internet.
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“Rain – A Tribute to the Beatles” will bring the greatest hits of one of the greatest bands of all time to Hard Rock Live on May 3. COURTESY
“Rain – A Tribute to the Beatles” is a mind-blowing performance that takes you back in time with the legendary foursome delivering a note-for-note theatrical event with state-of-the-art LED, high-definition screens and multimedia content that the Associated Press says is “the next best things to seeing The Beatles!”
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A lack in Native American representation among law enforcement prompts Sharon Oster to seek ways to get Natives interested.
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