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Journalist expelled from Yemen discusses her travels on podcast

Bennett Brinkman, Reporter April 8, 2021

WASHINGTON — An Associated Press reporter talked on a Gaylord News podcast about her experience being expelled from Yemen because of her journalism. Gaylord News released the third episode on Thursday...

Biden announces executive actions on gun control

Skylar Tallal, Reporter April 8, 2021

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is pushing for more gun control laws after more than 100 mass shootings in the U.S. in 2021. During a live press conference Thursday, Biden called gun violence an...

A blue sedan was rammed into a Capitol barricade on April 2. (PHOTO: Bennett Brinkman/Gaylord News)

Two hours of lockdown at the U.S. Capitol less than three months after riot

Bennett Brinkman, Reporter April 2, 2021

WASHINGTON — “I repeat, due to an exterior security threat, no entry or exit is permitted at this time in any building of the Capitol complex. You may move throughout the buildings but stay away from...

Journalists gathered for a Gaylord News-hosted panel to discuss state history and navigating the past year's public health crisis. Panel participants included (left to right) M. Scott Carter, Storme Jones and Mike Boettcher. (Miranda Vondale Foster/Gaylord News)

Panel on protests, pandemic for journalism podcast concludes

KaraLee Langford and Brooklyn Wayland April 1, 2021

NORMAN, Oklahoma — For the second installment of a special panel episode of the Gaylord News podcast “Survive & Thrive,” three Oklahoma journalists discussed what lessons can be learned from...

Gaylord News launched the new podcast series

Gaylord News podcast reflects on life put “on pause” by the pandemic

Bennett Brinkman, Reporter March 31, 2021

WASHINGTON — Gaylord News released the second episode on Tuesday for its new podcast series called “Oklahomans of DC,” spotlighting people from Oklahoma who now reside or work in the U.S. capital...

The Cheyenne and Arapaho Language Department staff: Left to right, back row: Carol Whiteskunk, Jazmine Johnson, Michael Elizondo, Brendan Haag and James Sleeper; Left to right, front row: Regina Youngbear, Rebecca Risenhoover, Shaynna Walker and Michelle Johnston.

Tribal nations ramp up, reflect on language preservation efforts after American Rescue Plan allocation

Nancy Marie Spears, Reporter March 30, 2021

Justin Neely, director of language for the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, grew up among elders who told him that if the Potawatomi language is lost, so are the Potawatomi people. Now, the tribal elders...

A Choctaw language lesson. Photo by the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.

Oklahoma tribes making plans to use American Rescue Plan funds in Native language programs

Nancy Marie Spears, Reporter March 30, 2021

Tribal leaders across Oklahoma say they are looking forward to seeing how American Rescue Plan funds for language preservation are distributed. “We could use the money, whether it be making more programming...

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

Economic impact of tribes increases substantially as tribes anticipate future economic relief

Kaitlyn Deggs, Reporter March 29, 2021

The economic impact of the tribes in Oklahoma has increased substantially during the past few years, and funds from the American Rescue Plan are only going to continue this trend. The Oklahoma Native...

Arizona National Guard Spc. Paige Curtiss speaks with a COVID-19 patient at an alternate care facility on the Navajo Nation in Chinle in this June photo. The Navajo Nation was hit hard by the coronavirus, with some of the highest infection rates in the country at one point. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Matkin/National Guard).

Tribes welcome COVID-19 relief funds, say deep-rooted problems remain

Molly Hudson, Reporter March 25, 2021

WASHINGTON — Advocates said the billions in aid slated for Native Americans under the latest COVID-19 relief bill is welcome, but they told a House committee that a one-shot infusion will not solve all...

Journalists gathered for a Gaylord News-hosted panel to discuss state history and navigating the past year's public health crisis. Panel participants included (left, counterclockwise) M. Scott Carter, Brooklyn Wayland, KaraLee Langford, Mike Boettcher and Storme Jones. (Miranda Vondale Foster/Gaylord News)

Journalists recount summer of pandemic, protests for podcast panel

KaraLee Langford and Brooklyn Wayland March 24, 2021

NORMAN, Oklahoma — For an episode of the Gaylord News podcast “Survive & Thrive,” three Oklahoma journalists gathered for a panel to discuss hardships in public and private life brought about...

Native Americans to receive record funding from American Rescue Plan

Joseph Tomlinson and Libbey Dean March 18, 2021

WASHINGTON — Oklahoma tribes are both hopeful and anxious as they wait for the funds and spending rules from the American Rescue Plan that President Biden signed last week. Native American tribes...

The bill reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act officially passed in the U.S. House the night of March 17. New provisions specifically addressed Native American, immigrant and transgender women. (Brooklyn Wayland/Gaylord News)

House makes significant moves for women during Women’s History Month

Bennett Brinkman and Libbey Dean March 18, 2021

WASHINGTON — The House used Women’s History Month to serve as the backdrop for passing legislation to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act and to remove the 1982 deadline for states to ratify...

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