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Buttigieg, Biden react to Kobe Bryant death

Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg hosts a town hall in West Des Moines, Iowa, on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. Following the event, Buttigieg addressed the death of former NBA star Kobe Bryant, who was killed in a helicopter crash moments before Buttigieg took the stage. Addison Kliewer/Gaylord News.

Addison Kliewer

January 27, 2020

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa –– Moments before Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg took the stage at a town hall event on Sunday, former NBA star Kobe Bryant was reported to have died in a helicopter crash outside Calabasas, California.  Buttigieg stood among a crowd of hundreds in We...

Oklahoma increased election security efforts after 2016 election

Oklahoma increased election security efforts after 2016 election

Addison Kliewer

December 6, 2019

WASHINGTON––With the end-of-the-year deadline to pass election security measures in Congress quickly approaching, Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) said Oklahoma has already taken steps to secure elections from foreign interference.  Lankford, who has been pushing election security to keep ...

Oklahomans rally at Supreme Court as DACA arguments begin

Angelica Villalobos, a DACA recipient from Oklahoma, stands outside the U.S. Supreme Court awaiting the start of arguments that could dictate the future of undocumented immigrants who came to the states as children. Addison Kliewer/Gaylord News.

Addison Kliewer

November 11, 2019

WASHINGTON––The fate of nearly 13,000 undocumented Oklahomans and 700,000 undocumented nationwide now rests with the six men and three women justices of the U.S. Supreme Court.  Thousands of advocates from across the country rallied at the court’s steps as justices heard arguments regard...

Inhofe applauds withdrawal from Paris climate agreement, urges passage of defense bill

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) continues efforts on the Senate floor to pass a national defense bill that would authorize military appropriations for 2020. Addison Kliewer/Gaylord News.

Sarah Beth Guevara and Addison Kliewer

November 8, 2019

WASHINGTON––Amid Sen. Jim Inhofe’s (R-OK) efforts to pass a defense authorization bill this week, the senator commended President Donald Trump’s announcement that the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. Monday, Trump announced that the U.S. would officially begin withdrawi...

Oklahoman heads White House Summit on U.S. Research

Nearly 200 attendees of the White House Summit on U.S. Research listen to Oklahoma native Kelvin Droegemeier give opening remarks on Nov. 5. Addison Kliewer/Gaylord News

Addison Kliewer and Sarah Beth Guevara

November 6, 2019

WASHINGTON––Ten months after leaving the University of Oklahoma as a professor, President Donald Trump’s top science adviser hosted a research summit at the White House in collaboration with the nation’s top research scientists. As the recently-appointed director of the White House Office of Scienc...

Oklahoma senators focus on appropriations, defense amid possible shutdown

Addison Kliewer

November 1, 2019

WASHINGTON––Oklahoma senators set their focus on appropriations and defense this week as the nation’s eyes were on the impeachment inquiry in the House of Representatives.  Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Chairman of the Armed Services Committee, introduced a so-called skinny defense bill on T...

Oklahoma delegation comments on impeachment probe

Addison Kliewer

October 1, 2019

WASHINGTON––Members of the Oklahoma delegation responded to the start of an official impeachment inquiry against President Trump this week, as well as voted on a marijuana banking bill and the emergency declaration at the southern border. Speaker calls for official impeachment inquiry An ...

Oklahoma Avenue thrives despite mysterious history

A streetcar, which was brought to Washington in 2016 to provide transportation opportunities for residents in the northeastern part of the district, makes its final stop at Oklahoma Avenue on August 22, 2019. Photo by Addison Kliewer/Gaylord News

Addison Kliewer

September 27, 2019

WASHINGTON –– Oklahoma Avenue, a diagonal, two-block-long residential street that sits two miles east of Capitol Hill, is one of the 50 state-named avenues in Washington, but it has an untraceable history. In 1981, the Tulsa World published a story about the lack of documentation regarding w...

Oklahoma artist designs first national memorial honoring Native veterans

Oklahoma artist designs first national memorial honoring Native veterans

Addison Kliewer

September 23, 2019

WASHINGTON––Members of tribal nations across the country gathered at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian on Saturday for the groundbreaking of the National Native American Veterans Memorial, a tribute designed by an Oklahoma artist.  Harvey Pratt, the designer of the memorial ...

It may be a year before Cherokee delegate is seated in Congress

Kimberly Teehee set to become first Cherokee delegate to Congress.

Addison Kliewer

September 20, 2019

WASHINGTON—Kimberly Teehee returned to the Capitol this week to work with congressional aides in crafting a plan that will permit her to take a seat as the Cherokee Nation delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives. While the visit to Congressional offices by  Teehee and Cherokee Principal...

Small-town restaurant celebrates 18 years since opening

Amanda Hernandez, the manager and co-owner of Restaurante Rio’s in New Cordell, Oklahoma, sits at a table after finishing her lunch shift on Nov. 8, 2018. Photo by Addison Kliewer.

Addison Kliewer

November 11, 2018

A family-owned restaurant in New Cordell, Oklahoma, has been open for 18 years, despite many other restaurants closing throughout the town. Restaurante Rio’s is a Mexican food restaurant that opened in June of 2000. The restaurant is one of six restaurants in town, and it is owned and managed by a mother and dau...

International students receive free housing in residential colleges

Michael Washington, a public relations junior, sits inside Headington College at the University of Oklahoma’s Norman campus on October 4, 2018. Photo by Addison Kliewer.

Addison Kliewer

November 7, 2018

International students at the University of Oklahoma’s Norman campus have received free housing in residential colleges despite the university’s efforts to decrease its debt. Headington College and Dunham College opened in 2017, and, according to a news release, were built to increase the number o...

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