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U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas

Lucas missing as U.S. House reconvenes

Maddy Keyes September 12, 2023

WASHINGTON – Members of the Oklahoma delegation returned to Capitol Hill Tuesday to cast their first votes since the August break ended. But as the members filed into the House chamber, one key Oklahoma...

David Deatsch, left, president and owner of Oklahoma City-based Deatschwerks, discusses automobile issues with Oklahoma Sen. Markwayne Mullin. (Photo by Nathaniel Pletcher / Gaylord News)

Mullin says Trump can still win despite pending state and federal indictments

Nathaniel Pletcher August 30, 2023

Oklahoma junior senator Markwayne Mullin said he believes former president Donald Trump can still win the 2024 presidential election, despite two state and two federal indictments. “If you saw polling...

Rep. Kevin Hern’s office

Two Oklahoma delegation members want better Ukraine spending plan

Ben Dackiw June 28, 2023

WASHINGTON – Two Oklahoma representatives don’t want to continue handing a blank check to Ukraine. And the brief mutiny of the Wagner Private Military Company to Russian President Vladimar Puttin ...

Sen. Mullin and former President Trump attended the NCAA Wrestling Tournament at the BOK Center in Tulsa.

Indictment will make Trump unbeatable in 2024 Mullin says

Blake Mullen March 24, 2023

WASHINGTON  — Oklahoma’s junior senator believes a criminal indictment of former President Donald Trump will make him unbeatable in a 2024 race for president. “I think they truly fear him and...

A Stitt supporter is interviewed at the Red Wave Rally. (Gaylord News/Mikaela DeLeon)

Stitt’s reelection hopes uncertain in dead heat Oklahoma governor’s race

Mikaela DeLeon November 6, 2022

Despite Oklahoma’s notoriously red history, Gov. Kevin Stitt’s bid for reelection is facing pushback from Oklahoma voters as Democrat Joy Hofmeister narrows the gap in the polls. In the 2020 general...

A child holds a pro-life sign during a March for Life Demonstration this year in Washington, D.C. (Mikaela DeLeon/Gaylord News)

Gen Z impact and female registration surge unsettling Tuesday’s outcome

Mikaela DeLeon November 6, 2022

An uptick in registered female voters and an energized Generation Z following the overturning  of Roe v. Wade could lead to an upset in the gubernatorial race on Election Day. The 3% increase in female...

Kendra Horn addresses the crowd at her rally on Sunday, Oct. 30. (Photo courtesy of @kendrahornok on Instagram)

Candidates counting on young people to go to the polls

Katie Hallum November 5, 2022

Roe v. Wade and hot-button issues that include gun control, education, public health and national security may be the issues that tip the balance for a generation more politically involved than ever. Increasing...

First Americans Museum in Oklahoma City, where the “Warrior Up to Vote Rally” was held on Oct. 27. Photo by Dustan Heistand

Tribes and organizations seek to maximize Native voter turnout

Dustan Heistand November 5, 2022

Advocates of Indigenous representation are pressing hard to increase an underrepresented Native population’s participation at polls across Oklahoma on Tuesday. Oklahoma has the second-highest Native...

Marijuana growers struggling to navigate changing legal landscape

Pepper Purpura May 9, 2022

WASHINGTON – Medical marijuana is a booming industry in Oklahoma with over 12,000 marijuana business licenses issued. The state was once renowned as a grower’s paradise with few regulations.  But...

A campaign photo from Luke Holland’s website, Friday, Feb. 25, 2022(Luke Holland for Oklahoma Campaign)

Inhofe endorses chief of staff to succeed him

Mikaela DeLeon February 25, 2022

WASHINGTON – Oklahoma senior Senator Jim Inhofe announced his bombshell resignation on Friday, sparking the start of a heated special election to fill his seat. But Inhofe wasted little time on Friday...

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe tours the rapid field issue facility, where the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team soldiers are fitted for and issued the gear they will use during deployment. (Provided/ U.S. Army)

Inhofe Slams Biden’s Federal Vaccine Mandate

Robert Viamontes November 4, 2021

WASHINGTON -- Oklahoma’s senior senator on Thursday called on President Biden to roll back his mandate requiring federal employees and contractors to become fully vaccinated by the new deadline of Jan....

Oklahoma faces backlash over botched executions, history of lethal injection

Zaria Oates November 4, 2021

Oklahoma was the first U.S. state to legalize lethal injection for executions as an alternative to electrocution, hanging and the firing squad, but lethal injections are now being referred to as just as...

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