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A single serving of pasta cooked with North Carolina tap water in the home of a sick baby contained more lead than a dime-sized paint chip. An increase in spontaneous abortions and miscarriages was tied to undisclosed lead in the Washington, D.C.’s drinking water. And tap water at an Ohio mobile home community was found to have three times the allowable lead levels for months before residents were informed
The Cherokee Nation helped the city of Tahlequah save thousands of dollars by donating the tribe’s environmental health experts’ time to check for asbestos in a row of nearly two dozen homes marked for demolition
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved the state of Oklahoma’s revised rule for regulating total coliform in drinking water. With this approval, the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) has authority to regulate this contaminant in the state’s drinking water systems.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Monday voted to send a bill that supports rural and small community waters systems in Oklahoma and across the country to the president’s desk. S. 611, the Grassroots Rural and Small Community Water Systems Assistance Act, a bill that reauthorizes federal assistance programs for small public water systems, passed the House unanimously
Farmers and ranchers affected by the May 5 to June 22 storms, tornadoes, flooding and straight-line winds could be eligible for assistance from several agencies. The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency can assist survivors who are farmers and ranchers with some immediate needs including grants to pay for
The dream of homeownership is now a reality for a pair of brothers and six other Cherokee families in Nowata. They received keys Monday to their new homes built through the Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation’s New Home Construction Program.
The Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation will accept applications for fall semester college housing assistance July 27–Aug. 7. “The College Housing Assistance Program is a small but meaningful way the Housing Authority can help students achieve their goal of a higher education,” said Gary Cooper, executive director of the Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation.
Ten years after retiring as a nurse in Muldrow Oklahoma, Sheila Thrift, 68, was ready to be back in Arkansas with her family. Ms. Thrift sought assistance from First Financial Bank, where she learned about the Homebuyer Equity Leverage Partnership (HELP) program offered by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas)
A Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will reopen in Le Flore County to help people in Oklahoma who were affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding and tornadoes occurring May 5 through June 4
The Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) has partnered with the Oklahoma Municipal League (OML) through their not-for-profit arm, Oklahoma Municipal Services Corporation (OMSC) to offer a suite of services to member cities and towns. OML is leading the way for other municipal leagues to offer local government solutions to their members.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently awarded the Oklahoma Corporation Conservation Commission $459,000 to respond to petroleum leaks from underground storage tanks (UST). The agency will also receive $809,000 to clean petroleum leaks.
The State/Federal Disaster Recovery Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma will convert to a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) only Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) on Wednesday, July 1. The center will continue to operate at Plaza Mayor at the Crossroads from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. However, SBA’s center will now be located on the first floor next to the old Macy’s
Earlier today, Congressman Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) voted for the Ratepayer Protection Act (H.R. 2042)....
Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) today issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Ratepayer Protection Act (H.R. 2042), legislation to protect Oklahoma families and businesses from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan rule
The Cherokee Nation’s tribal complex in Tahlequah is undergoing some major renovations, including a 31,550-square-foot second story on the west end of the building to create space for the tribe’s growing workforce.
Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker, Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden, Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr., Chief of Staff Chuck Hoskin and Tribal Councilor Victoria Vazquez presented a $20,000 check to the Bluejacket Cherokee Association and a $2,000 check to the American Legion in Vinita on Friday.