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The Board shall have the following powers and duties:

A. To establish and enforce an editorial policy that will be fair and responsible in the reporting of general news, current events and issues of Osage concern including activities of the community, language, culture, history and other subjects which will inform the Osage citizenry about their government, tribe, and culture;

B. To ensure the operational structure is sound and that the duties and obligations required of the Board are fulfilled;

C. To review advertising rates and policies;

D. To develop consistent fair and reasonable policies on campaign advertising to be published sixty (60) days prior to beginning of the filing period;

E. The power to contract or enter into agreements for basic services necessary for the operation of the newspaper, including, but not limited to, office space, communications, printing and printing-related services, utilities and other goods and services essential to operation and publication, provided the costs incurred by such contracts or agreements do not exceed budgetary constraints established by annual appropriations or Osage law.

F. The ability to host a fair and unbiased debate or forum of candidates for office in the Osage Nation prior to elections. ONCA 08-07, eff. Apr. 17, 2008; ONCA 11-108, eff. Sept. 29, 2011; ONCA 19-15, eff. Apr. 25, 2019.