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According to Protect America, roughly 40,000 pets are killed every year in house fires, but taking preventive measures can ensure safety during and after a disaster.

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With the overall goal of making Tahlequah the most autism-aware and disability friendly community in the state of Oklahoma, a local business is teaming up with a nonprofit to help make it happen.

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United Keetoowah Band officials and tribal citizens celebrated the signing of their land into trust Thursday morning.

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Former City Finance Director Danya Curtis has announced her intention to sue the city of Tahlequah for several purported violations, while two city authorities may sue Curtis for failure to perform her job.

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At the end of November, two articles of impeachment charges were filed against United Keetoowah Band Chief Joe Bunch.

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Lancaster decided to nominate the French-Parks House to Preservation Oklahoma's Most Endangered Historic Places List for 2020. 

Three school board races materialized in Cherokee County Wednesday after the close of the three-day filing period, with the election set for April 7, 2020.

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The Cherokee Nation held its annual Christmas Open House for four hours Tuesday at the W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex, and decorations, trees and lights could be found down every hallway.

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Heavier than normal precipitation has caused repeated flooding along the banks of the Illinois River over the past several months, and 2019 is about to go down as one of the wettest years in decades.

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For 27 years, the community has gathered outside Seminary Hall on the Northeastern State University campus to usher in the holiday season with the Lights On event.

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Bees may be less active until spring blooms arouse them, but hives receive tending by keepers year-round.

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Two more candidates on Tuesday joined the nine area residents announcing their intentions to seek seats on school boards in Cherokee County.

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Area groups are planning their floats, decorations, and outfits to wear during upcoming Christmas parades.

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Marijuana in the U.S. is not the same as it once was. Its legalization in various states has generated a significant increase in ways it can be used.

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Educators agree no student is the same, and while many kids succeed in the typical school setting, it's not uncommon for them to take a different path.

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Impeachment charges have been filed against United Keetoowah Band Chief Joe Bunch by Sequoyah District Representative Barry Dotson.

A Jay woman was injured in a single-vehicle crash that occured 18 miles north of Tahlequah on Nov. 30.

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Denise Ford looks at the world through an artist's lens, and with sparks of imagination, she often sees what others cannot.

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The registers at Tahlequah businesses worked overtime late this week, as thousands of customers took advantage of Black Friday deals.

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Although medical marijuana is legal in Oklahoma, its status with the federal government as an illegal substance has clouded understanding of applicable rules and regulations.

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The holidays are bursting with entertainment and excitement in every community, especially Tahlequah. And opportunities abound to support favorite nonprofits with creative fundraisers, starting with a Christmas tree auction.

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The Tahlequah Solid Waste Director said he and his crew members are always up to date when it comes to keeping themselves safe on the job.

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While many students out of school this week are unplugging and giving their brains a rest, some other kids decided to use their time to learn about the science of motion.

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A mental health care worker was accused of running onto a basketball court and attacking a teenage player from Tenkiller School last Thursday.

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Tis' the season to engage in a variety of holiday events around the region through light tours, music, visits with Santa and more. It's a busy time for Santa to get all the toys ready for delivery on Christmas Eve, while showing up for photo ops all over Green Country.

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When the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Act passed, it included language to prevent employers from discriminating against applicants or penalizing employees based on their medical marijuana licenses.

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A request for cherry cheesecake came over the phone to Sherry Lamons while she was shopping last Saturday for Thanksgiving dinner items.

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The biggest shopping event of the season is nearing and already underway at some Tahlequah businesses, and customers are looking for the best Black Friday deals.

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Frigid temperatures are not necessarily conducive to outdoor activities, so for folks who want to stay indoors this holiday season, popping some popcorn and turning on a movie or video game console might alleviate cabin fever.

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PARK HILL[mdash] NAME: Linda Squirrel AGE: 68 TOWN: Park HIll OCCUPATION: CN Deputy Director of Health Services DIED: Nov. 24, 2019 SERVICES: 2 p.m., Dec. 6, 2019, Green Country Funeral Home Chapel

TAHLEQUAH [mdash] Henry Alan Jackson, 60, died Nov 25, 2019 in Tahlequah, OK. A Memorial Service will be held Dec 7, 2019 at 11 am at the First Christian Church in Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH [mdash] age 74. Homemaker. Died Monday, November 25th, 2019 in Muskogee, OK. Funeral services Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 at 2:00pm at Reed-Culver Chapel. Interment to follow at Swimmer Cemetery.

MUSKOGEE[mdash] Lonnie Ray Neel was born in Moody, Oklahoma, to Alvin and Leona (Hodge) Neel on March 7, 1943. He went to be home with our Lord on Nov. 23, 2019, from the Jack C. Montgomery VA Center in Muskogee, Oklahoma, at the age of 76 years, 8 months, and 16 days. Lonzo, as some called …