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Tribes preparing for vaccine distribution

Cherokee Tribe details its COVID-19 vaccination plan. Source: Cherokee Tribe
December 11, 2020

Two of Oklahoma’s largest tribes are preparing to distribute their first round of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine beginning next week, with other large tribes close behind.  The Cherokee and Chickasaw...

Coronavirus stigma affects pandemic response

A model of the novel coronavirus. Stigma associated with COVID-19 infection has affected how people manage their health and communicate with others. (Gaylord News)
December 11, 2020

When University of Oklahoma student Leslie Miller’s niece realized in the spring she probably had COVEL-19, before it was clear how widespread the pandemic would be, she tried not to talk about it.  Even...

Some students struggle with calendar changes caused by pandemic

Alyssa Landry, left, and Alexis Martinez prepare to leave the University of Oklahoma for Thanksgiving break.  Zaria Oates/Gaylord News
December 9, 2020

Universities across Oklahoma have adjusted their fall and spring semester calendars as COVID-19 continues to surge. Now some students are feeling stressed about it. Oklahoma State University and the...

Bars, parties and football during a global pandemic

Campus culture on the University of Oklahoma continues to adapt around coronavirus restrictions. Photo courtesy OU.
September 10, 2020

When the University of Oklahoma Sooners kick off their season Saturday night against Missouri State, the stadium will feel empty,  but nearby Campus Corner will not. OU is limiting attendance inside...

Cherokee tribe using COVID-19 funds to improve health facilities

The Cherokee Nation will allocate COVID-19-related funding toward improving healthcare facilities.
September 9, 2020

The Cherokee Nation plans to construct or remodel 12 tribal buildings devoted to healthier outcomes as part of the tribe’s COVID-19 recovery plan.  Using $25 million in CARES Act funds allocated...

For Oklahoma seniors, legal marijuana is a new frontier

Edibles made from low THC strains of cannabis, such as these gummies, are typically recommended for patients over 65 who are not accustomed to smoking. Photo courtesy of Lawrence Cagigal.
July 29, 2020

Back doors, secret shops, shady exchanges, cryptic messages on bulletin boards. This is how Belinda Davis remembers the underground weed sales in Fayetteville, the Arkansas college town where she came...

Day of reckoning looms for medical marijuana license holders

The canopy at Green Sky Pharms in Kingfisher, Okla.. Photo courtesy of Chris McAlvain.
June 11, 2020

KINGFISHER, Okla. – Chris McAlvain and Matt Blackwood were going by the books on their first crop – especially with their combined savings on the line. They did their research, paid for their license,...

Week in Washington: Gaming compacts take center stage

President of the National Congress of American Indians, Fawn Sharp, delivered the State of Indian Nations address on Monday and focused on tribal sovereignty, economic opportunity, government to government relations and the environment.
February 14, 2020

Photo by Hogan Gore WASHINGTON -- Here’s a look at our stories in and around Washington this week: Tribe Officials Discuss Gaming Compacts at State of Indian Nations Gaming compacts in Oklahoma...

Stitt announces SoonerCare 2.0 and support for Trump’s Healthy Adult Opportunity initiative

Stitt announces SoonerCare 2.0 and support for Trump’s Healthy Adult Opportunity initiative
January 31, 2020

Governor Kevin Stitt (R-OK) speaks on behalf of the Trump Administration’s Medicaid Healthy Adult Opportunity Initiative on Jan.  30, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Stitt also announced his new Oklahoma...

Inhofe applauds withdrawal from Paris climate agreement, urges passage of defense bill

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) continues efforts on the Senate floor to pass a national defense bill that would authorize military appropriations for 2020. Addison Kliewer/Gaylord News.
November 8, 2019

WASHINGTON––Amid Sen. Jim Inhofe’s (R-OK) efforts to pass a defense authorization bill this week, the senator commended President Donald Trump’s announcement that the U.S. would withdraw from...

It follows them forever: Mental health issues dog storm survivors

The Joplin Butterfly Garden and Overlook is in Cunningham Park, considered ground zero for the EF 5 tornado that ripped through southwest Missouri in 2011. The frames represent homes that stood on the spot. (Brigette Waltermire/News21)
August 14, 2019

MOORE, Oklahoma — After a natural disaster, survivors can have psychological fallout's for weeks and months, or even lifetimes, research shows. Xavier Delgado was 10 in May 2013 when an EF5 tornado...

Oklahoma Rep. Mullin urges Congress to renew mental health program as funding nears end

March 14, 2019

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) on Thursday introduced a bipartisan bill alongside House and Senate members to expand a national mental health treatment program for which funding...

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