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National tribal group aims to register more voters
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A national tribal advocacy group is planning a week of voter education and registration events in more than 130 communities across Indian Country in an effort to boost turnout in November.
The National Congress of American Indians says there's a "civic emergency" in American Indian communities. The group says two out of five eligible American Indian and Alaska Natives are not registered to vote.
The group wants to boost participation by at least 10 percent.
Next week's events are expected to reach more than 35,000 people in 29 states.
The organization's president, Jefferson Keel, says the goal is for tribal voices to be heard in both national and state elections.
Keel earlier this year called for the "largest native voter turnout in history" in his State of Indian Nations address.
Posted: Saturday, September 22 2012, 04:28 PM CDT
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By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press
MOORE, Okla. (AP) -- Parents and guardians of children whose elementary schools were damaged in the deadly tornado that ripped through the Oklahoma City area are hoping for happy reunions.
At least 20 children are among the more than 50 reported dead so far in Moore, an Oklahoma City suburb ravaged Monday afternoon by a tornado with winds up to 200 mph. Officials said early Tuesday the death toll could rise by as many as 40.
Many parents seeking their children gathered at a suburban church, listening intently as someone with a bullhorn called out the names of children who were being dropped off. For many families, the ordeal ended in tears of joy. Others were left to wait in the darkness, hoping for good news while fearing the worst.
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