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May 15, 2020 issue of the Cherokee Phoenix available online
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On June 30, voters will make a big decision about the future of health care in Oklahoma. State Question 802 would have a $27 million economic impact on Cherokee Nation Health Services. 
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An investigation into fraudulent unemployment claims made during the coronavirus pandemic has been turned over to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Inspector General and the U.S. Secret Service, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said Wednesday.
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group that wants a bipartisan commission, instead of state lawmakers, to redraw Oklahoma’s legislative and congressional districts may proceed with its initiative petition, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Cherokee Nation citizen who is a veteran law enforcement officer was selected to serve as Oklahoma’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Coordinator, Oklahoma's three U.S. attorneys announced in a joint statement on Wednesday.
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The Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch in Oologah and the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore will reopen June 1 after being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Other Oklahoma Historical Society-operated historic sites will also reopen June 1-3. COURTESY
Visit www.willrogers.com for announcements about special events including the Aug. 15 Will Rogers & Wiley Post Fly-In at the Birthplace Ranch.
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Osage land by the turn of the 19th century primarily encompassed Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.
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OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma State Department of Health’s website showed the state’s coronavirus cases increased to 6,338 as the number of deaths increased by three to 329 Friday.
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Cherokee Nation citizen Christopher Daugherty, of Dallas, creates “floating feather” pieces from metal and wood. COURTESY
Christopher Daugherty, left, and his grandfather, Larry Mills, hold a “floating feather” that Daugherty made from metal. COURTESY
Cherokee Nation citizen Christopher Daugherty created this “floating feather” piece from metal and wood. COURTESY
Cherokee Nation citizen Christopher Daugherty uses a special metal called Invar.
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Oklahoma Watch is a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that produces in-depth and investigative stories on important issues facing the state. For more Oklahoma Watch content, go to oklahomawatch.org. COURTESY
The class is a pre-requisite for those applying to be a contact tracer in New York and is similar to an online class Oklahoma requires for new contact tracers before they undergo additional training.
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Hieremila Haile, an epidemiologist at the Oklahoma City-County Health Department, has been conducting contact tracing during the COVID-19 pandemic since early March. Oklahoma plans to train hundreds of workers to call people who have been in contact with someone infected with the coronavirus in an effort to stop the spread of the disease. COURTESY
Oklahoma Watch is a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that produces in-depth and investigative stories on important issues facing the state. For more Oklahoma Watch content, go to oklahomawatch.org. COURTESY
As the state reopens from lockdown, health officials say more than 500 new temporary hires will soon supplement the 250 to 350 contract tracers now working throughout the state.
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After signing compacts with the state, the Comanche Nation and Otoe-Missouria Tribe ask for federal approval.
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