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Ida’s Law authors discuss MMIP, OSBI liaison

Editor’s note: This is the final story in a three-part series about Ida’s Law, which establishes a liaison to work with law enforcement agencies and families to solve Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons cases throughout Oklahoma. The series explores Ida Beard’s story, legislation history and more. District 87 Rep. Collin Walke said Ida’s Law will…

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CNA tribal member fights for MMIP

Editor’s note: This is the second part in a series about Ida’s Law, which establishes a liaison to work with law enforcement agencies and families to solve Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons cases throughout Oklahoma. The series explores Ida Beard’s story, legislation history and more. LaRenda Morgan, governmental affairs liaison and tribal member of the…

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El Reno PD continues to investigate missing tribal woman’s case that sparked new state law

Editor’s note: This is the first in a three-part series about Ida’s Law, which establishes a liaison to work with law enforcement agencies and families to solve Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons cases throughout Oklahoma. The series explores Ida Beard’s story, legislation history and more. The El Reno Police Department received a call July 15,…

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John Kilpatrick Turnpike goes cashless

The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority began its five-year plan of moving away from cash and coins after the John Kilpatrick Turnpike became cashless July 25. Joe Echelle, deputy director of the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority, said the move toward cashless payments is because of many factors, but specifically, safety. “We’ve had, in the last six years, more…

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Council approves one appeal, denies another

The Yukon City Council approved an appeal to a zone area close to historic Route 66 but denied another zone appeal at its Tuesday meeting. Council members listened to David Fox with Ashton Gray, LLC about rezoning a heavy commercial district to a residential district at 200 N Yukon Parkway. The Oklahoma City real estate…

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Commissioners take no action during Lakehoma Lake discussion

Canadian County Commissioners discussed a possible action in maintaining Lakehoma Lake where algae has grown significantly throughout the years at Tuesday’s meeting. “It involves an area that lies in my district,” Commissioner David Anderson said. “These lakes are county-owned because in 1977 it went through the delinquent tax process. Over the years, the county has…

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