The Community Focus Update
Date: June 30th, 2021
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Mike: Welcome to our 58th episode of the Community Focus Update.
Mike: In this week's episode of the Community Focus Update we’ll learn about how an upcoming bill in Washington D.C. will affect area tribal members. We’ll visit downtown Miami and look at cool cars. Later We’ll speak with a local environmental activist who is pushing for a law to protect a local creek. All of this and more here on the Community Focus Update!
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Mullin Bill Passes Congress
According to the Indian Health Service, approximately 2.6 million American Indians and Alaska Natives belong to 574 federally recognized tribes in 37 states.
Mike: Recently Oklahoma Representative Republican Mark Wayne Mullin and Arizona Representative Democrat Tom O'halleran submitted House Bill 3841 to the 117th Congress.
Mike: On Tuesday June 22nd House Committee on Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone Jr. approached the house and explained the bill.
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On Wednesday June 23rd, the house of representatives approved the bill and passed it to the Senate. A day later it was read aloud twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. Once approved it will then be presented to President Biden for signature or Veto.
To see a link for this bill and it’s progress visit today’s transcript our website Woodruffmediamanagement dot com slash news https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/3841
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Big Steam Route
Mike: In a recent press release by Union Pacific, the railroad company is proud to announce "The Big Boy 2021 Tour". Beginning August fifth, Union Pacific’s Big Boy Number 40-14 locomotive will embark it’s first tour since it was restored for 2019's "Great Race" tours celebrating the 150th anniversary of the transcontinental railroad’s completion. The multi-year restoration took place at Union Pacific’s steam shop in Cheyenne, Wyoming, following a retirement that spanned six decades.
Number 4014 will leave Cheyenne, Wyoming and make brief whistle-stops in communities across Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming. -Graphic The locomotive will be on display in the following cities:
Saturday, Aug. 14: Fort Worth, Texas
Tuesday, Aug. 17: Houston, Texas
Saturday, Aug. 21: New Orleans, Louisiana
Sunday, Aug. 29: St. Louis, Missouri
Monday, Sept. 6: Denver, Colorado
Northeastern Oklahomas will be able to see the train as it passes through Nowata and Claremore as it goes south to Texas.
Mike: For the link to the route and more information you can again visit our transcript at WoodruffMediaManagement dot com slash news. https://www.up.com/forms/steam-trace.cfm
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Mike: Last summer in response to the covid-19 pandemic, local businesses and entertainment venues like theaters and concert halls limited their events. Thus Friday nights quickly became boring. Local organizers in conjunction with the city of Miami went back to basics and began hosting cruise nights as a way to keep the community engaged while ensuring socially distancing.
-Video Mike: With three cruises under the belt, another one happened on Friday June 25th. In addition to cruising, a concert featuring local musician Jacob Clark took place on the lawn of Security National Bank in Downtown Miami. We had an opportunity to interview Mr. Clark and ask him about the inspiration of his recent song.
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Mike: This dragging Main cruise night was organized and promoted by the Ottawa County Musicians Tribute Committee.
Mike: If you’d like to see the cruise night and Jacob Clarks performance you can visit the video section of our facebook page.
After the break we'll be speaking with the LEAD agency about a law they are trying to pass to protect Tar Creek.
Here’s a list of upcoming events in Ottawa County
149th Annual Quapaw Powwow, July 1-4 Ottawa County Board of County Commissioners Monday, July 5, 9am (online) Miami Route 66 Fest July 30-31
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Lead Agency Interview
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Lankford On Independence Mike: On June 24th, Oklahoma Senator James Lankford addressed the senate and discussed how modern life relates to Independence day. Here’s a portion of that speech.
Mike: Due to the 4th of July Holiday we will not have a program next week. In lieu of that, we will be posting some of our favorite past episodes of the Community Focus Update and other livestreams throughout the week. Until then please like and share this video and if you have yet, to become our friend on facebook please do so. We’ll see you later.
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