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Fire officials said problems with a damaged guard rail around a fire hydrant on College Avenue, just across Second Street from the Daily Press, have been reported to the Tahlequah Public Works Authority.

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It’s been 51 years since the first Earth Day, and while the world has made strides to improve the environment, humans can still do things to improve the planet’s land, water and air.

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A verbal dispute between two men with firearms wound up with one sent to the hospital and one sent to jail.

The Board of the Tahlequah Regional Development Authority accepted a hay bail bid during an April 21 meeting.

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The Tahlequah Police Department leader called the recent shooting death of a 20-year-old Minnesota man a tragedy, and says this wasn’t the first time an officer has mistaken a firearm for a Taser.

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After several successful years of hosting the Medicine Stone music festival, Diamondhead Resort in Tahlequah will be the site of this year’s Diamond Stone music festival to serve as a place filler. But some big names in country and Red Dirt music are still on the lineup.

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Area residents who have outstanding warrants through the city have until April 30 to get a “fresh start.”

As of the Wednesday, April 21, Oklahoma State Department of Health advisory, there are 445,963 cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma – an increase of 238 cases from the previous report.

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Those who live in a landlocked territory might feel leery about eating freshwater crustaceans, but around this time every year, folks in Louisiana and parts of Texas treat themselves to a steaming pile of crawfish.

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For anyone who has joined the annual Symposium on the American Indian at Northeastern State University for nearly five decades, vivid images come to mind.

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CNHI News, the parent company of the Tahlequah Daily Press, is taking a national poll on attitudes about racial justice and policing. The purpose is to get a sense of public sentiment on racial justice and policing.

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Governments and intergovernmental organizations throughout the world have devoted resources to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. As part of that effort, the Cherokee Nation unveiled its first rural electric transit buses and first electric school bus Monday.

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Tahlequah Police Chief Nate King said additional resources will be working in the area where an early morning shooting incident occurred Sunday.

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Melodies bounced off the bluffs surrounding Hanging Rock’s campgrounds before returning to earth Monday, when musicians and campers celebrated the inaugural Earth Note.

The Cherokee County Commissioners approved an IT services agreement April 19.

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As of the Monday, April 19, Oklahoma State Department of Health advisory, there have been 445,650 cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma – an increase of 186 cases since the previous update.

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The Tahlequah Public Works Authority Board of Trustees, during an April 16 meeting, accepted from Arledge & Associates the fiscal year 2020 audit report - and the tardiness generated some comments from the public.

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“We really don’t live in a bubble. The pandemic is not going to be over until we make more progress globally,” said Aaron Wendelboe, who has a doctorate in epidemiology, and is an associate professor at the University of Oklahoma.

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It has been a challenge for Cherokee County photographers to not lose focus over the past year. On Tuesday, the Tahlequah Camera Club held its first meeting since March 2020, and for old friends, it seemed more like a reunion than a typical meeting.

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Advocates are urging citizens to report possible child abuse cases, as April puts the spotlight on National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

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Anyone who has tried to learn a second language soon realizes irregular verbs are one of the greatest challenges.

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Several hundreds local criminal cases have now been dismissed due to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling of McGirt v. Oklahoma.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Oklahoma lacks jurisdiction over crimes on tribal reservations. If both the defendant and the victim are Native, federal authorities would have jurisdiction over felony cases, and tribes over misdemeanors.

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Tahlequah Public Schools Board of Education members approved everything on the April 13 agenda, including a year-end stipend for employees and allowing the district to join in two lawsuits.

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After a few years of working to establish an esports community in Tahlequah, local gamers recently took home two second-place finishes from the Oklahoma eSports League state tournament, and two gamers were offered scholarships to continue their video-game careers in college.

During his weekly Chief Chat on April 12, Tahlequah Police Chief Nate King covered call numbers, the upcoming Walk a Mile event, and the retirement of a veteran officer.

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