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

Mining debris is all that remains more than a decade after Picher, Oklahoma, was declared unlivable and evacuated by the U.S. EPA.  (Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality)

Quapaw Tribe awaits action on bill to settle environmental damages

Nancy Marie Spears October 6, 2021

WASHINGTON -- Members of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma are awaiting action on legislation that would authorize $137.5 million in payments to conclude a 17-year dispute over the federal government’s mismanagement...

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...

Jimmy Kinder’s farm in Walters. Kinder said if water from his ponds were to spill into Deep Red Creek, then Cache Creek and into the Red River, he could be subject to federal regulation under the Obama-era ruling. Photo provided by Jimmy Kinder.

Oklahoma farmers relieved following upholding of water rule

Joseph Tomlinson, Reporter February 9, 2021

WASHINGTON — Oklahoma farmers expressed optimism about the Senate’s 51-49 vote to uphold the Trump administration’s Navigable Waters Protection Rule, which replaced an Obama-era regulation farmers...

Close congressional race feeds off negative energy

Jessie Christopher Smith and Emma Sears October 30, 2020

WASHINGTON — The financial windfall for Oklahoma City television stations is about to end.  For many viewers it can’t come soon enough. Perhaps Democratic incumbent Kendra Horn and her challenger...

The Radar Operations Center, located at the National Weather Center (pictured) in Norman, Okla., coordinates meteorological and engineering support for 122 weather forecasting offices across the US. Photo courtesy University of Oklahoma

Oklahoma technicians key to fixing D.C. radar

Jessie Christopher Smith, Reporter October 5, 2020

WASHINGTON -- A team of six technicians from Oklahoma’s Radar Operations Center arrived Saturday in Virginia to repair the main Doppler weather radar for the U.S. capital. The National Weather Service’s...

Babbling creek runs through property in Cushing Oklahoma.

Final steps taken to replace Obama-era WOTUS rule

KaraLee Langford April 22, 2020

The Trump Administration took a crucial step to complete a years-long process to replace the 2015 Obama-era Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule that Oklahoma farmers criticized as a disastrous land...

Oh, frack!

Oh, frack!

Brooklyn Wayland and Karalee Langford February 27, 2020

Photo by KaraLee Langford Kendra Horn took steps Thursday to distance herself even further from the left-wing elements of her party by announcing her opposition to a fracking ban. She said she is...

Oklahoma Delegation Supports Signing of Trade Deal with Agriculture Impacts

Hogan Gore January 30, 2020

WASHINGTON -- Legislation enacting a new trade agreement between three North American countries supported by the entire Oklahoma delegation who viewed it as a win for Oklahoma was signed by President...

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) continues efforts on the Senate floor to pass a national defense bill that would authorize military appropriations for 2020. Addison Kliewer/Gaylord News.

Inhofe applauds withdrawal from Paris climate agreement, urges passage of defense bill

Sarah Beth Guevara and Addison Kliewer November 8, 2019

WASHINGTON––Amid Sen. Jim Inhofe’s (R-OK) efforts to pass a defense authorization bill this week, the senator commended President Donald Trump’s announcement that the U.S. would withdraw from...

Amid acres of burned timber, a home under construction sits in a clearing in Hoback Ranches, Wyoming. Many of the 55 residents who lost homes in the Roosevelt Fire are working to rebuild  with little or no help. (Bailey Lewis/News21)

Without federal aid, states help themselves

Drew Hutchinson and Bailey Lewis August 8, 2019

By Drew Hutchinson and Bailey Lewis BONDURANT, Wyo. – Marlene “Lanie” Beebe stood in a pair of slippers, surrounded by scorched trees. A long gravel road led to rubble: shards of pottery, doll...

Oklahoma farmers encouraged by EPA’s proposal to narrow definition of federally regulated waters

Anna Bauman February 22, 2019

WASHINGTON — Oklahoma farmers are pleased that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has taken a step to roll back government oversight of the country’s waters by proposing a change to an Obama-era...

Sooner spirit, Arbor Day

Sooner spirit, Arbor Day

Harrison Lofton March 3, 2018

This will be the twenty-first year that OU celebrates Arbor Day. While the university has only celebrated the holiday since 1997, tree planting is a long-standing tradition among sooners. David Ross...

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