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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.

Buttigieg, Biden react to Kobe Bryant death

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...

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...

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.

Oklahomans rally at Supreme Court as DACA arguments begin

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...

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.

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

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...

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

Oklahoman heads White House Summit on U.S. Research

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...

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...

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...

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

Oklahoma Avenue thrives despite mysterious history

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...

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...

Kimberly Teehee set to become first Cherokee delegate to Congress.

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

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.

Small-town restaurant celebrates 18 years since opening

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...

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.

International students receive free housing in residential colleges

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...

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