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The debate over a proposal to standardize Oklahoma's complex criminal code is heating up, with justice reform advocates arguing it would cause the state prison population to creep up over the next decade.

A former Muskogee police officer serving a 10-year deferred sentence for kidnapping and assaulting his then estranged wife faces a felony charge in Cherokee County for aggravated assault and battery.

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Tahlequah Fire Department Chief Casey Baker is encouraging the public to take normal precautions this year for Halloween activities – especially for trick-or-treating.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group of Oklahoma students and educators on Tuesday filed a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a law that bans the teaching of certain concepts of race and racism.

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For the past five years, Briggs Public Schools has been awarded 21st Century grants that paid for their after-school program. Many students in the rural district face hunger at home, so they have used some of that money to pay for a supper program.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma lawmaker pay will remain the 15th highest in the nation, an eight-member legislative compensation board decided Tuesday.

Health impacts of sugary treats don't need to cause a scare. Shape Your Future, a program of the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust, recommends physical activity and practicing moderation by swapping candy for fun, healthy treats.

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The custom of making jack-o'-lanterns during the Halloween season offers an opportunity for people of all ages to proudly display a carved pumpkin and show off their creativity.


With Veterans Day approaching, local organizations, businesses and community members are preparing for the annual Veterans Day Parade on Muskogee Avenue in Tahlequah.

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An amendment to the Oklahoma Constitution created a clause that can safeguard victims of domestic violence, but some cases - like that of Moria Kinsey, who was killed last week - still slip through the cracks.

HULBERT – The Hulbert Public Schools Board of Education met on Oct. 18 to accept the resignation of Julie Jordan, seat No. 3, who called it quits earlier this month.

The Cherokee County Board of Commissioners, during an Oct. 18 meeting, reviewed bridge reports.

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The crowds on the Illinois River are gone now that the summer season is over, and the area’s annual festivals have wrapped up, but there’s still fun to be had on Oklahoma’s scenic river and the area surrounding it.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump was questioned Monday in a deposition for a lawsuit brought by protesters who say his security team roughed them up in the early days of his presidential campaign in 2015.

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Nestled between the Armory Municipal Center and the Cherokee National Peace Pavilion along the little stream, Town Creek Mercantile set up shop last month in what was once the Phoenix Livery. The building has stood as a part of the Tahlequah community since the end of the 19th Century.

OKLAHOMA CITY - Youth Action for Health Leadership, a new statewide youth-led initiative, is partnering with schools and organizations to train and equip teens with leadership skills to address real health issues in their communities, like preventing tobacco and vape use, improving nutrition…

On Monday, Oct. 25, the Tahlequah Public Schools Johnson-O'Malley Program Parent Committee will hold an open meeting at 6 p.m. to elect JOM parent committee officers.

The Board of Education of Tahlequah Public School District has announced that statutorily qualified individuals interested in running for No. 2 seat of the Tahlequah Board of Education may file to run as a candidate for this seat as the Cherokee County Election Board.

Participants can race virtually or spend a spooky fall evening running through the NSU Tahlequah Campus and trails while they attempt to stay alive and outrun the zombies

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The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned a lower court’s decision that opened the door for a lawsuit against two Tahlequah Police Department officers who five years ago shot and killed a suspect threatening them with a hammer.

Aprons and Lace Oklahoma Home and Community Education members met on Tuesday, Oct. 12, with six in attendance. During roll call, visitors answered the question: "What is your favorite fall activity?" Answers included the beauty of the fall leaves and the change in weather, watching football,…

Cindy Le, of Tahlequah, submitted a photo of a rainbow after the storm on Thursday, Oct. 14.

The Grand River Dam Authority and the City of Tahlequah Stormwater Department are teaming up to offer a "Landscaping for Water Quality" workshop on Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 6-8 p.m. at the Tahlequah Municipal Armory. To register, visit https://landscaping_workshop.eventbrite.com/.

Drive along any roadway in Northeastern Oklahoma and you will likely see large swaths of Johnsongrass - sorghum halepense - covering the shoulders and ditches. Johnsongrass is a warm-season grass that forms massive colonies and can take over areas in a single season.

TULSA - Reasor's has teamed up with tech firm Grocery Shopii to develop a new innovative intelligent online recipe system aimed at making it easier for customers to find favorite recipes, buy the ingredients online, and cook delicious meals at home.

The Cherokee County Conservation District has named Susan Minnick, a Cherokee Nation citizen, to serve as an ambassador for CARE: Conservation and Agriculture Reach Everyone project in Cherokee County.

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Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. signed an official proclamation declaring Oct. 15 as "Sequoyah Day" during a small gathering Oct. 12 at the Sequoyah's Cabin Museum in Sequoyah County with members of his cabinet, the Council of the Cherokee Nation, and the Cherokee Nation Language Department…

Not very long ago, Native Americans were hard to find in the film industry. Even when a Native character appeared on screen, they were often portrayed by actors who did not come from Native communities. With some notable exceptions, Native writers, directors and other creative talent were ev…

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials are setting the stage for a national COVID-19 vaccination campaign for younger children, inviting state officials to order doses before the shots are authorized.

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