Gaylord News is a reporting project of the University of Oklahoma Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication

Gaylord News

Gaylord News is a reporting project of the University of Oklahoma Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication

Gaylord News

Gaylord News is a reporting project of the University of Oklahoma Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication

Gaylord News

Oklaoma City residents celebrate “El Dia de Niño” The Day of the Children at La 29 festival. (PHOTO courtesy Greater Oklahoma City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce)

Mexican government announces plans to open consulate in Oklahoma City

Robert Viamontes October 26, 2021

WASHINGTON — Mexican consulates in Oklahoma City and New Jersey are in the works, according to Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The new consulates are being created to increase the capacity...

Source: Oklahoma Department of Transportation and U.S. Bureau of Land Management

Quapaw Nation’s reservation affirmed as Indian Country under federal law

Nancy Marie Spears, Gaylord News October 21, 2021

WASHINGTON -- The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals ruled unanimously Thursday that Congress never disestablished the Quapaw reservation. The decision by the appeals court follows the U.S. Supreme...

OKLAHOMANS TAKE ON WASHINGTON AT GIRLS NATION

Kolby Terrell August 3, 2021

WASHINGTON - At this year’s Girls Nation, two young women from Oklahoma shared their experiences serving as senators in a mock congress and exploring the nation’s capital. Girls Nation is hosted by...

$50 million funds Red River project

Kaitlyn Deggs, Gaylord News August 1, 2021

As the Red River bridge nears its 60th birthday, the outdated design is struggling to support current traffic volumes on I-35, the main connection between Texas and Oklahoma. Traffic in this...

Source: Oklahoma Department of Transportation and U.S. Bureau of Land Management

Supreme Court affirms Muscogee (Creek) reservation status

Wendy Weitzel, Reporter July 9, 2020

WASHINGTON -- The ground shifted in Oklahoma shortly after 9 a.m. on Thursday when the Supreme Court ruled the eastern half of the state is still comprised of Native American reservations. Suddenly, jurisdictional...

Trump’s Tulsa Rally: In Photos

Helena Hind, Photographer June 25, 2020

Oklahoma Eagle photojournalist C.J. Neal films a stand-up outside the BOK Center where President Trump is speaking. Photo by Wendy Weitzel/Gaylord News.

Photojournalist documents Tulsans’ reactions to Trump rally

Wendy Weitzel, Reporter June 23, 2020

TULSA -- C.J. Neal makes the two block walk from the newsroom to the businesses on Greenwood Avenue almost every day. On his way, he likes to read the names of nearly 160 Black-owned businesses, which...

Oklahoma’s CD5 Republican primary foreshadows  a nationally important general election

Oklahoma’s CD5 Republican primary foreshadows a nationally important general election

Breanna Mitchell, Reporter June 14, 2020

As Oklahoma’s 5th Congressional District June 30 primary nears, the nine Republican candidates are vying for a shot at facing off against incumbent U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn. Democratic congresswoman...

The canopy at Green Sky Pharms in Kingfisher, Okla.. Photo courtesy of Chris McAlvain.

Day of reckoning looms for medical marijuana license holders

Wendy Weitzel, Reporter June 11, 2020

KINGFISHER, Okla. – Chris McAlvain and Matt Blackwood were going by the books on their first crop – especially with their combined savings on the line. They did their research, paid for their license,...

Protest march in Oklahoma City on May 31, 2020.

OPINION: Beware of the return to normalcy

Jessie Christopher Smith, Reporter June 3, 2020

Something to consider in the wake of #BlackOutTuesday: I've noticed many people -- from celebrities and everyday citizens to journalists and federal employees -- sharing images of police officers kneeling...

A field of wheat in northern Dewey County, Oklahoma. Wheat watchers are expecting a good harvest despite some fears of loss due to a recent freeze. More should be known later in the week, according to Oklahoma Wheat Commission executive director Mike Schulte.

Wheat farmers may be left out of stimulus payments

Hogan Gore, Gaylord News April 27, 2020

Tucked inside the $2 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package signed into law nearly a month ago are funds designed to help farmers, ranchers and the food supply chain to survive the pandemic’s blow. But...

Cattlemen scrape by while processors reap the profit

Cattlemen scrape by while processors reap the profit

Brooklyn Wayland April 23, 2020

The Mid America Stockyards in Bristow, Oklahoma, sits nearly empty as cattlemen bear the brunt of a troubling time in the agriculture industry on Thursday, April 23, 2020. Processors and packers seem to...

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