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Oklahoma National Guard sends 394 members to support Inauguration Day

Cutline: 01-19-21 Oklahoma National Guard Lieutenant Tomas Meget speaking on Inauguration Day preparations (Skylar Tallal/ Gaylord News).
January 20, 2021

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of Oklahomans did not expect to witness history at President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration Wednesday, but the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol shifted their plans.  The...

MLK Day different with upcoming inauguration and BLM protests

BLM protestors hold flags up against the fence protecting the White House in Black Lives Matter Plaza. (By Skylar Tallal/Gaylord News)
January 18, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year might look different to  Black Americans, and not just because of cancellations due to the coronavirus pandemic.  House 99 Democrat Rep. Ajay...

Bill renaming OKC post office in honor civil rights icon headed to president

U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn (D-Okla.), whose Clara Luper Post Office Building bill passed the Senate, delivers her final House address on Thursday, Dec. 17. Photo courtesy of C-SPAN
December 19, 2020

The bill to rename the downtown Oklahoma City post office after a civil rights icon is headed to the president’s desk.  The Clara Luper Post Office Building bill, originally introduced in the House...

Tribes preparing for vaccine distribution

Cherokee Tribe details its COVID-19 vaccination plan. Source: Cherokee Tribe
December 11, 2020

Two of Oklahoma’s largest tribes are preparing to distribute their first round of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine beginning next week, with other large tribes close behind.  The Cherokee and Chickasaw...

Coronavirus stigma affects pandemic response

A model of the novel coronavirus. Stigma associated with COVID-19 infection has affected how people manage their health and communicate with others. (Gaylord News)
December 11, 2020

When University of Oklahoma student Leslie Miller’s niece realized in the spring she probably had COVEL-19, before it was clear how widespread the pandemic would be, she tried not to talk about it.  Even...

Native Oklahoma Woman’s Prom Dress on Exhibit in Smithsonian 

Caption 1 Dress: Isabella Aiukli Cornell’s 2018 prom dress on display in Smithsonian Girlhood exhibit.  (Gaylord News/Emma Sears)
December 9, 2020

WASHINGTON -- It’s one of the most important events in a teenager’s life, high school prom. For Isabella Aiukli Cornell, her Junior prom in 2018 was about more than just wearing a stylish gown to...

Some students struggle with calendar changes caused by pandemic

Alyssa Landry, left, and Alexis Martinez prepare to leave the University of Oklahoma for Thanksgiving break.  Zaria Oates/Gaylord News
December 9, 2020

Universities across Oklahoma have adjusted their fall and spring semester calendars as COVID-19 continues to surge. Now some students are feeling stressed about it. Oklahoma State University and the...

Hearing set in suit against Comanche tobacco shops

The Comanche Nation Smoke Shop logo.  Gaylord News photo courtesy of the Comanche Nation Smoke Shop Facebook page.
December 1, 2020

A hearing is scheduled Thursday on a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the tobacco shops owned by the Comanche Nation brought by a former business partner.  G.J.S. International Inc. filed a lawsuit...

Nappy Roots: Black-owned bookstore becomes a site for advocacy, activism

The entrance to Nappy Roots Books, located at 3705 Springlake Dr. in Oklahoma City. (Gaylord News/Nancy Spears)
November 30, 2020

Nappy Roots Books, one of only two Black-owned bookstore in Oklahoma City, and one of four Black-owned bookstores in the state, has managed to stay afloat despite challenges brought on by the COVID-19...

Former Bush campaign manager offers perspective on 2020 election

Joe Allbaugh, former campaign manager and FEMA director under George W. Bush, said political disagreement has become deeply personal, to a point he has not seen in his lifetime. This image is courtesy of a Zoom interview with Gaylord News correspondent Emma Sears.
November 10, 2020

WASHINGTON — An Oklahoma native who played a key role in George W. Bush’s 2000 White House bid said President Trump “has every right” to “fight through the legal remedies available to him”...

“We’re not done yet” Kendra Horn announces in concession

Kendra Horn speaks to supporters at the Tower Theater on shortly before midnight on Nov. 3.  Bennett Brinkman/Gaylord News
November 4, 2020

An emotional Kenra Horn told supporters at a campaign watch party in the Tower Theater Oklahoma City, that while she may have lost on Tuesday in her bid for reelection to second term in representing the...

SCOTUS confirmation battle, stimulus stalemate highlight partisan divide

Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford talks with reporters about Supreme Court Justice nominee Amy Coney Barrett and stimulus negotiations. Gaylord News / Jessie Christopher Smith.
October 26, 2020

WASHINGTON — As President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee was confirmed Monday night, Oklahoma’s two senators pinned the blame on Democrats as coronavirus relief negotiations stalled yet again.  Sens....

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