Author: Sarah Okeson

Sarah Okeson is correspondent for DCReport, reporting on the environment, gun control and the COVID pandemic. She is a former staff reporter for the Springfield News-Leader, Joplin Global and Florida Today. Her work has also been featured in Salon, Miami Herald, Washington Times, Barron's and more.

The State Wants the Supreme Court to Limit Congressional Power over Native American Child Welfare Matters Texas and two other states are asking the Supreme Court to invalidate a law that is supposed to make it harder for states to tear Native American families apart. The state’s Radical Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton, who sued Interior Secretary Deb Haaland with Republican attorneys general from Indiana and Louisiana, told the Supreme Court that a lower court’s ruling that mostly upheld the act is wrong. The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments in the case on Nov. 9. “If allowed…

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Plastic Guns Cannot Be Traced, Making Them Ideal for Murders Federal prosecutors are supporting a New York City lawsuit against firearms companies that sell illegal, unfinished firearms parts to build “ghost guns” which have helped criminals make our cities into killing grounds. Breon Peace, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, and Damian Williams, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, filed a motion earlier this month supporting the lawsuit against Arm or Ally LLC and four other firearms companies. “The United States has serious concerns about the proliferation of untraceable firearms,” the…

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23 Floods in Just Three Years, but the Power Company Responsible Says ‘Not Our Problem’ A powerful Oklahoma power company claims that flooding of contaminated water in an area roughly the size of Manhattan in rural Oklahoma is not its problem. Biden’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is looking at repeated flooding in and near Miami, Okla. – 23 floods from July 2007 to June 2010 – because a federal court required it.The flooding, which has been going on since the 1940s,  spreads contamination from the Tar Creek Superfund site, one of the largest Superfund sites in our nation, to Miami-area…

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