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

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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

Chase Griffin shakes hands with representatives and NCAA President Charlie Baker shakes hands with U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan after an NIL hearing in Washington D.C. Lisa Maslovskaya/Gaylord News

Student athletes take issue with NIL regulation during hearing in Washington

Lisa Maslovskaya January 19, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. –The FAIR College Sports Act is designed to protect students, its sponsors say. But athletes who testified Thursday on Capitol Hill say the bill imposes burdensome restrictions and...

Student at Drake University (left) Raya Hoppe,  State Representative Jennifer Konfrst and Drake Dems Chair Micheal Mitchell at an LGBTQ+ Rally earlier last fall. Michael Mitchell/Gaylord News

Are younger voters losing hope in the two-party system?

Analyse Jester January 15, 2024

DES MOINES, Iowa – Younger voters seem to be losing faith in the two-party system, as some say they believe it contributes to the perception that America is divided. Some members of Gen Z generation...

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis

Gov. Ron DeSantis’ education policies draw mixed reaction from parents ahead of Iowa caucuses

Noah Mack January 10, 2024

GRIMES, IOWA – Schools are a political flashpoint in Oklahoma. Parents are at odds on what’s best for their children, and in Iowa—where the first of the nation caucuses are less than a week out—it’s...

Students from across Iowa rallied at the state capitol on Monday, demanding gun control legislation following a shooting at Perry High School. Gaylord News/Peggy Dodd

“They’ve sold their soul:” Iowa students walk out for Perry, react to GOP candidates’ comments

Peggy Dodd January 9, 2024

DES MOINES, Iowa – Around 400 students from Iowa high schools walked out of classes just as massive snowstorm was about to descend and gathered in the state capitol, protesting gun violence following...

President Joe Biden speaks to the crowd at the 2023 White House Tribal Nations Summit before signing executive order on easier access to federal funding and investing funds for Native Americans. Gaylord News/Julia Manipella

Biden signs executive order sending U.S. toward a new era of tribal sovereignty

Maddy Keyes December 6, 2023

WASHINGTON — The beat of drums echoed off the walls of the Department of the Interior auditorium as members of the Native American Women Warriors Color Guard moved toward the stage with tribal flags...

Members of a Ceremonial Guard practice in front of the White House.  Julia Manipella/Gaylord News

Short-term funding no solution to long-term needs of nation’s military

Maddy Keyes November 17, 2023

WASHINGTON – While the government will not be shutting down for the holidays as some feared, some members of the military said the short-term funding bill signed Thursday by President Joe Biden still...

Oklahoma Representative Frank Lucas (R, Cheyenne) is the longest-serving member of the House Committee on Agriculture and has had a hand in writing every Farm Bill since 1996. Julia Manipella/Gaylord News

Farm bill may not pass by end of year

Maddy Keyes November 8, 2023

WASHINGTON —  With just days until the country faces another potential government shutdown, it appears unlikely that Congress will pass a new Farm Bill before current funding expires at the end of the...

$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...

Alex Cameron, Washington D.C. correspondent of News 9, interviews Gaylord News reporter Libbey Dean in the Cannon Rotunda. (Gaylord News/ Vy Luong)

News 9 Washington DC correspondent Alex Cameron highlights Gaylord News program

Libbey Dean July 16, 2021

  WASHINGTON -- For years, OU’s Gaylord School of Journalism has been helping turn students into working journalists. More recently, the school has given a select few students the opportunity...

Rep. Deb Haaland, D-N.M., speaking in Congress about the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in spring 2020. Haaland is the first Native American selected to run a Cabinet agency after the Senate confirmation of her nomination to be the next secretary of Interior. Photo courtesy House of Representatives

Senate makes history with confirmation of Deb Haaland as Interior secretary

Sarah Oven, Reporter March 15, 2021

WASHINGTON – The Senate made history Monday with its confirmation of New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland as the next Interior secretary, making her the first Native American to head a Cabinet agency. The...

Gov. Kevin Stitt speaks recently to the U.S. Senate in Washington, D.C. Photo by Senate Press Photographer

Stitt focuses on federal aid, McGirt and vaccine rollout in whirlwind trip to Washington

Bennett Brinkman and Libbey Dean February 24, 2021

WASHINGTON — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt spent the past two days begging for more federal money to help the state recover from a historic winter storm. “This has been an important trip because I wanted...

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

MLK Day different with upcoming inauguration and BLM protests

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...

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