The House Ethics Committee is warning members of Congress not to advertise or endorse products in which they have a financial interest. It says “under no circumstances” should a lawmaker be “personally selling or endorsing” such products.
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Field representatives perform various vital functions such as updating address lists and maps, conducting interviews with residents in assigned areas, explaining the purpose of the census interview and answering residents’ questions.
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The 2017-18 Tribal Youth Council at Cherokee, North Carolina. Pictured from left to right in the front row are Kayla Rooster, Alayna Harkreader, Natalie Gibson, Destiny Matthews, Jaycee Soap, Aspen Ford and Mikeesha Watts. In the back row from left to right are Bradley Fields, Christian Cooper, Chelbie Turtle, Camerin Fite James and River Lantow. Not Pictured: Austin Jones, Katelyn Morton, Laurel Reynolds, Morgan McSpadden and Whitney Roach. COURTESY
The 17-member youth council advises the Tribal Council on issues that impact youth, and participants also serve as ambassadors for the tribe. Those selected will attend Tribal Council meetings and assist with various community service projects throughout the year.
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Cherokee artist Matthew Girty demonstrates his sculpting technique on a piece carved in red pipestone. He will present a soapstone carving class on Sept. 15 at the Cherokee Heritage Center. MARK DREADFULWATER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Participation in the soapstone carving class costs $40 and early registration is strongly recommended.
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Tribal Councilor Mary Baker Shaw reads a resolution supporting the expansion of the Section 184 Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program to include select counties in Arkansas and Texas during the Aug. 13 Tribal Council meeting at the W.W. Keeler Complex in Tahlequah. LINDSEY BARK/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
The program would impact nearly 11,000 Cherokee Nation citizens living in certain Arkansas and Texas counties.
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September’s presentation will be the fourth in the Georgia Chapter’s series commemorating the 180th anniversary of the Cherokee removal from Georgia.
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Democrat Sharice Davids of Kansas added her name Wednesday to her party’s increasingly diverse slate of candidates advancing to the November ballot.
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Tribal Councilor Victoria Vazquez meets with Lenapah town officials on Aug. 2 at a water treatment plant during a tour across the Cherokee Nation’s Dist. 11. ROGER GRAHAM/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Tribal Councilor Victoria Vazquez visits communities in her district such as South Coffeyville, Vinita and Lenapah.
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Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has asked federal officials for another extension to comply with the REAL ID Act.
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A federal appeals court has dismissed a challenge to a law that gives preference to American Indian families in adoptions of Native children.
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Records show that energy companies were the biggest donors to an Oklahoma campaign against medical marijuana.
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