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'Part of the Oklahoma standard': Muslim advocacy group prepares to welcome Afghan refugees

Afghan refugees will receive a guide book informing them of their civil rights when they settle in Oklahoma, as part of a welcome kit courtesy of a Muslim advocacy group. Adam Soltani, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Rights-Oklahoma chapter, said his organization plans to present the "Know Your Rights" guides to Afghan refugees when they arrive.
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Two former Tulsa educators to be inducted into OK African American Educators Hall of Fame

TULSA, Okla. — Two educators who have spent decades teaching at different Tulsa Public Schools will be inducted into the Oklahoma African American Educators Hall of Fame. Orlando Hazley worked as a science teacher, track coach, and assistant principal at Booker T. Washington High School. He went on to become the principal at McLain High School, where he focused on getting the school’s truancy numbers under control. Before Hazley retired 30 years ago, he worked in drop-out prevention.
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The Salvation Army Providing Help To Oklahoma Seniors In Need

Many Oklahoma seniors are having to go without the basic necessities. Things like a bed to sleep in or a comfortable chair to help with back problems. The Salvation Army is stepping in to do what they can do to help. “We’ve walked in, and we’ve seen some of the...
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CAIR, Catholic Charities welcome Afghan Refugees to Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — Catholic charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City (CCAOKC) and the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Oklahoma (CAIR-OK) have welcomed in the first group of Afghan refugees into Oklahoma City. According to the news release, the refugees landed in Oklahoma City late last night, being welcomed by...
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Raising Oklahoma: Ways to Learn & Celebrate Hispanic Heritage

This month is Hispanic Heritage month and our friends at Rainbow Fleet Child Care have a few ideas for you to better understand and celebrate the rich Latin culture. Lifestyle contributor Amy Mcree got to chat with Florencia Briglie, Rainbow Fleet's hispanic services coordinator about how to do just that.
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Housing Authority of Cherokee Nation providing emergency rental aid in Oklahoma, parts of Arkansas and Kansas

TAHLEQUAH – The Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation is offering its Emergency Rental Assistance Program in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with eligibility extending to Cherokee Nation citizens living in certain areas outside Oklahoma, including in parts of Arkansas and Kansas. According to a CN press release, eligible renter...
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Oklahoma will receive 3rd highest number of Afghan refugees in the US; donations needed

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — The Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is getting ready to help 1,800 Afghan refugees who have fled their home country. The organization says Oklahoma will receive the 3rd highest number of refugees coming to the United States. Many are fleeing the Taliban, which has taken over Afghanistan after a chaotic withdrawal of US troops.
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Ginnie Graham: Oklahoma can do simple things to reduce trauma for children of incarcerated parents

Criminal justice reforms aren’t all about major shifts in laws or funding; sometimes it’s as simple as phone calls and visitations. Oklahoma does not fare well in incarceration and hasn’t for decades. The state has the dubious distinction of locking up more people than any other democracy in the world. It’s been No. 1 in female incarceration for more than 30 years and has ranked among the top five for men about that long.
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Listen To The Ninth Episode Of Focus: Black Oklahoma

On this episode, unvaccinated Black and brown communities brace for a COVID surge that will worsen health outcomes and widen health disparities. We'll unravel Oklahoma's surprising connection to the war in Afghanistan and hear from Haitians who fled political unrest and natural disasters to now call Oklahoma home. Our final...
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Don’t Miss The First Ever Boohaha Halloween Fest, A Family-Friendly Event In Oklahoma

Mark your calendars to attend the first-ever Boohaha Halloween Fest Oct. 29-31, 2021 in Pryor, Oklahoma. This family-friendly event will be loaded with fun and will offer a great mixture of scary and non-scary attractions. All proceeds go to a local charity, so you’ll not only be supporting a great cause, but you’ll be having […] The post Don’t Miss The First Ever Boohaha Halloween Fest, A Family-Friendly Event In Oklahoma appeared first on Only In Your State.
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Oklahoma Veteran Walking 60 Miles To Raise Money For Teacher Battling Cancer

An Oklahoma veteran is walking dozens of miles, from Claremore to Copan, to raise money for a teacher who has cancer. "The walk, the talk, the people, the waving, everybody's that's been waving, the honking, that's been great," said Navy Veteran Dewayne Bryan. He has been walking since 6:30 a.m....
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Housing Authority of Cherokee Nation providing Emergency Rental Assistance Program available across Oklahoma, parts of Arkansas and Kansas

The Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation continues to offer the Emergency Rental Assistance Program in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with eligibility extending for the first time to Cherokee citizens living in certain areas outside Oklahoma, including in parts of Arkansas and Kansas. Renter households in need of assistance may submit their application online at www.hacn.org.
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