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House Republicans voted Wednesday to ratify U.S. Rep. Tom Cole as the new chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. Photo courtesy of Cole’s office.

Rep. Tom Cole first Native American to chair House Appropriations Committee

Katrina Crumbacher April 10, 2024

U.S. Rep. Tom Cole, a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, has become the first Native American to chair the House Appropriations Committee and the first congressional member representing Oklahoma to do so....

NASA’s first Indigenous woman in space, Marine Col. Nicole A. Mann, speaks to students and faculty at Estrella Mountain Community College about the barriers she broke down as an Indigenous woman at NASA at EMCC’s performing arts center in Avondale on March 26, 2024. Mann encouraged students not to let acceptance rates and doubt stop them from reaching their full potential. (Photo by Kayla Mae Jackson/Cronkite News)

The first Indigenous woman in space never planned on becoming an astronaut

David Ulloa Jr. April 9, 2024

AVONDALE, ARIZONA – Estrella Mountain Community College celebrated Women’s History Month by hosting an event on March 27. Marine Col. Nicole Mann, a member of the Wailacki tribe of the Round Valley...

Administrative Assistant Ashlee Culliver has been with the sheriff’s office for less than a year so never worked across the room from the likeness of George Armstrong Custer. A portrait of Arapaho Chief Moses Starr now hangs in its place. (Photo by Kimberly Burk)

Custer County likely here to stay, but other new names are happening

Kimberly Burk April 5, 2024

ARAPAHO, OK -- It’s likely that nobody put up a fight when Custer County was named in 1896, just a couple months short of the 20th anniversary of the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Cheyenne and Arapaho...

Iurie, Samantha, Evelina and Kelsey, with Moldova sunflowers. (Photo courtesy of Kelsey Walters)

War in Ukraine hurting Oklahoma wheat farmers

Analyse Jester and Lisa Maslovskaya March 27, 2024

From a farm in Oklahoma to growing wheat in Moldova, Kelsey Walters is now looking to her past to secure her future. Walters grew up on her family's sixth-generation farm in western Oklahoma. She graduated...

Rep. Kevin Hern after the State of the Union Address on Thursday. May 7,2024,  Capitol Hill. Photo by: Analyse Jester

‘A campaign speech,’ Hern, Bice leave State of the Union frustrated

Katrina Crumbacher and Analyse Jester March 8, 2024

WASHINGTON – Disappointed with the State of Union address on Thursday, Oklahoma Republican House members Kevin Hern and Stephanie Bice said they were left wishing President Joe Biden had properly discussed...

Oklahoma voter turnout could be different this Super Tuesday

Oklahoma voter turnout could be different this Super Tuesday

Hannah Lee March 4, 2024

Norman, OK – Oklahoma voters will go to the polls Tuesday to choose their parties’ presidential nominees, and voter turnout could look different this year.  Nearly one-third of the states hold...

Capitol Hill, By Analyse Jester

Some women on alert after ‘Pandora’s box’ of reproductive rights issues opened

Analyse Jester February 28, 2024

WASHINGTON D.C.-- Republicans have blocked a bill by Sen. Tammy Duckworth that would protect IVF treatments on a federal level regardless of state law. The Illinois senator’s “Access of Family Building...

Hearing from Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Amy Coney Barrett on how to “disagree better,” Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt attended the National Governors Association Winter Meeting on Friday after visiting the White House earlier that day. PHOTO: Katrina Crumbacher.

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt endorses Trump for president

Katrina Crumbacher February 25, 2024

WASHINGTON  – Hours before former president Donald Trump seized victory in the South Carolina Republican primary, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt officially endorsed him for president. “I think he's...

Sandy Harris, left, and Jonnette Paddy, right, with Indigenous Women Rising talk about abortion care and reproductive health with attendees at the “Women Are Sacred” conference on June 27, 2023, in Albuquerque, N.M. (Photo by Noel Lyn Smith/News21)

Indigenous Americans unite to navigate abortion access after Roe

Noel Lyn Smith and Maddy Keyes February 21, 2024

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Rachael Lorenzo calls it their “auntie laugh,” a powerful chuckle that lasts long and fills any space. Aunties are prominent figures in Indigenous culture who offer comfort when...

Dante Biss-Grayson models one of his ranch shirt designs. This one is called “Ace High.”
Photo provided by Sky Eagle Collections.

Oklahoma designers making mark in fashion industry

Analyse Jester and Lisa Maslovskaya February 15, 2024

Dante Biss-Grayson and Nicole Moan create designs that are striking and innovative, and they would like to see more Oklahomans enter the world of fashion. Dante Biss-Grayson, owner of Sky Eagle Collections,...

Ronnie Davis endorsing Wrangler Western Wear. Photo provided by Ronnie Davis.

From Red Dirt to the runway, Oklahoma models strut their stuff

Analyse Jester and Lisa Maslovskaya February 15, 2024

NEW YORK – A cowboy, a Korean-American and a determined self-starter are among the Oklahoma-made models whose careers are taking them across the world. Last month, Ronnie Davis of Oklahoma City didn’t...

Sen. Markwayne Mullin and Rep. Josh Brecheen were among the first of Oklahoma’s delegation to voice their disapproval with the current state of Lankford’s border package.

Mullin, Brecheen refuse to support border bill

Analyse Jester and Katrina Crumbacher February 7, 2024

WASHINGTON – Sen. Markwayne Mullin and Rep. Josh Brecheen said no to backing the bipartisan border bill crafted by their fellow Republican legislator during telephone town halls with their constituents...

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