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Northeastern Health System has extended its partnership with the OSU Center for Health Sciences to provide board-certified ER physicians for the Emergency Department in Tahlequah, as of July 1.


Graduates of optometric programs chose to complete their residency at Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry due to its unique position of being in a state that offers a wider scope of practice in the field.

In my June column, I mentioned some highlights from the 2021 legislative session and the impact these had on Northeastern State University’s FY22 budget. As we look to the fall semester, I wanted to share some other information about the budget.

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Oklahoma and Texas took the first formal step Monday toward moving to the Southeastern Conference, notifying the Big 12 they would not be renewing an agreement that binds the league’s members through 2025.


Four newcomers were elected to the Council of the Cherokee Nation during a run-off election Saturday, according to unofficial totals from the Cherokee Nation Election Commission. They’ll join four Council incumbents who were re-elected and a fifth newcomer who was elected during the June Che…


Cherokee Nation, one of the largest tribal nations in the U.S., is breaking barriers and disproving stereotypes by changing how Native Americans are represented and redefining how their stories are told.

The amount of forage produced in pastures changes from year to year due to precipitation and fluctuations in temperature. Hot and dry years tend to yield less forage production than wet and temperate years.


CHEWEY -- Cherokee Nation is providing an eco-friendly boost to the Neighborhood Association of Chewey in Adair County through installation of rooftop solar panels on the community building, which may lower utility costs by as much as 90 percent.

In August, the Cherokee Nation bids farewell to five members of our legislative branch and welcomes new members. Some of the departing councilors reached constitutional term limits, while others chose not to seek reelection in this year's mid-terms, which conclude after runoff July 24. Their…

1. You served as deputy chief of the Cherokee Nation. What did you enjoy about that honor?


OKLAHOMA CITY — Months of behind-the-scenes in-fighting within the state’s dominant political party spilled into the spotlight this month as a disenchanted group of Republicans attempted to do something previously unheard of in Oklahoma — censure two seated U.S. senators from their own party.

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An aggravated sex offender in Cherokee County was arrested Friday afternoon on multiple charges of child pornography.


Tahlequah Tourism was recently honored as one of Oklahoma's top tourism entities, receiving the RedBud Award.

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State lawmakers have around $1.9 billion of federal pandemic relief funds to allocate by the end 2024, but even though they have time to weigh their options, they say it's important that discussions begin now so the money is used wisely.

Thursday at the Pizza Day Camp, we discussed a variety of agriculture commodities that are used in making pizza. For most pizzas, that includes tomatoes. Fortunately, tomatoes thrive in Oklahoma’s long, hot summers. They are versatile, delicious and nutritious. Tomatoes are a good source of …

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As state-prosecuted criminal cases continue to be dismissed due to the U.S. Supreme Court's McGirt v. Oklahoma ruling, law enforcement officials are expressing frustration, while tribal officials call the decision a victory for sovereignty.

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Many people admire chinchillas for their thick, lush fur coats. They probably don’t realize it’s not a good idea for them to get their fur wet.


STILWELL – A Stilwell man was critically injured in a single-vehicle crash just west of that city on July 21.

OKLAHOMA CITY — State lawmakers Wednesday began the long process of deciding how to spend nearly $1.87 billion in federal American Rescue Plan funds aimed at helping Oklahoma recover from the pandemic.

The Tahlequah Regional Development Authority took no action on changing part of its indenture during a July 21 meeting.

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Area residents can make some room on their nightstands or in their bookshelves to welcome three new books from local authors.


With more than 2,000 Cherokee citizens already signed up under Oklahoma's recent expansion of Medicaid, the Cherokee Nation recently hosted U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, …

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For many single moms, coping with the pandemic has been particularly difficult. Despite many issues, Brenda Ramos has spent the past year on the front year – previously as a home health worker, and now as a cashier at the Habitat for Humanity.

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