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

- A child holds United States flag while attending the Justice for J6 rally at the U.S. Capitol on Saturday, Sept. 18. (Gaylord News/ Zaria Oates)

Supporters of arrested January 6 attackers rally at the U.S. Capitol

Zaria Oates September 18, 2021

A few hundred people in support of those arrested for the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol rallied at the Capitol building on Saturday, Sept. 18. U.S. Capitol police, metropolitan police and...

The Federal Emergency Response Agency is part of the United States Department of Homeland Security. (Gaylord News/ Zaria Oates)

Former FEMA director reflects on 9/11 as 20th anniversary approaches

Zaria Oates and Nancy Marie Spears September 10, 2021

On Sept. 10, 2001, Oklahoman Joe Allbaugh was attending the National Emergency Managers Association’s conference in Bozeman, Montana. As director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) ...

Janie Simms Hipp, a Chickasaw woman from Idabel, was named chief law officer for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. For the first time in history, an indigenous woman is overseeing agriculture law in the United States. (Provided/ Janie Simms Hipp)

Chickasaw woman, Oklahoma native named to key USDA post

Nancy Marie Spears September 2, 2021

It makes sense that Janie Simms Hipp, a Chickasaw woman from Idabel, was tapped earlier this year to become chief law officer for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).  After all, Native Americans...

U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin reported he is safe and headed home after reports that he made a second attempt to gain entry to Afghanistan.

Oklahoma congressman headed home after attempting to enter Afghanistan

Nancy Marie Spears and Zaria Oates August 31, 2021

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin reported he is safe and headed home after reports that he made a second attempt to gain entry to Afghanistan. In an Instagram post, Mullin said he was never...

Thousands of activists around the country came together in-person and virtually to advocate for equal voting access Saturday on the 58th anniversary of the March on Washington. (Zaria Oates/Gaylord News)

Thousands march for voting rights

Zaria Oates August 30, 2021

WASHINGTON — Thousands of activists around the country came together in-person and virtually to advocate for equal voting access Saturday on the 58th anniversary of the March on Washington. “The...

Oklahomans take on Washington at Girls Nation

Oklahomans take on Washington at Girls Nation

Kolby Terrell August 3, 2021

WASHINGTON - At this year’s Girls Nation, two young women from Oklahoma shared their experiences serving as senators in a mock congress and exploring the nation’s capital.  Girls Nation is hosted...

The House passes a seven-bill package along party lines. (Courtesy: C-SPAN)

Major Appropriations Bill Passes House, Oklahoma Amendments Voted Down

Kaitlyn Deggs July 29, 2021

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House passed a major appropriations bill along party lines on Thursday, without amendments proposed by members of the Oklahoma delegation. The bill passed by a vote of 219-208,...

Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla) speaks at a House Rules Committee hearing Monday. (Courtesy: House Rules Committee)

Cole’s McGirt Amendment Heads to House Floor

Kaitlyn Deggs July 27, 2021

An amendment to a major appropriations bill seeking $154 million for tribal justice needs is  heading to the House floor for a vote. The amendment, proposed by Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla), seeks to increase...

Farmers fear feds could be making it more difficult again for them to work their land in the search to protect clean water.  (Will Blessing/Gaylord News)

Waters of the United States rule could create questions for Oklahoma farmers

Keegan Williams and Will Blessing July 23, 2021

A U.S. federal court has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to block an effort by the Biden administration to revise how the country’s navigable waters are to be regulated. For Oklahoma farmers, this new...

Congress taking steps to lift marijuana restrictions

Congress taking steps to lift marijuana restrictions

Becca Yanez July 16, 2021

WASHINGTON -- Oklahomans may soon be able to get their medical marijuana treatments outside of state lines.  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden...

Lankford receives leadership award at the International Religious Freedom Summit

Lankford receives leadership award at the International Religious Freedom Summit

Libbey Dean July 16, 2021

WASHINGTON-- Sen. James Lankford received an award on Thursday from the International Freedom Summit for his continuous congressional leadership in religious freedom. “I try to explain to people...

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...

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