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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

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Southwest Boeing 737-800 at Indianapolis International Airport in May 2020/
John Giambone

FAA investigating Southwest Airlines flight that buzzed Yukon

Michael Buchanan and Madeline Hoffmann June 21, 2024

WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating an aborted landing after a Southwest Airlines flight buzzed Yukon early Wednesday morning. Flight 4069 descended to roughly 400 feet...

Cole defeats Bondar in costly Republican primary

Cole defeats Bondar in costly Republican primary

Michael Buchanan, Multimedia journalist June 18, 2024

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Tom Cole (R-Moore) easily defeated political newcomer Paul Bondar in Tuesday’s Republican primary election. Cole advances to the general election where he will face...

Biden announces protections for undocumented spouses of citizens

Biden announces protections for undocumented spouses of citizens

Madeline Hoffmann, Multimedia journalist June 18, 2024

WASHINGTON – On Tuesday President Biden announced sweeping plans to increase protections for undocumented spouses of U.S. citizens who have lived in the country for at least 10 years. Biden made...

Paul Bondar (left) will challenge incumbent Rep. Tom Cole (right) in Tuesday’s Republican primary election for OK-4.  Madeline Hoffmann/Gaylord News

‘A bar fight’: Preview of Oklahoma Congressional Republican primary

Madeline Hoffmann and Michael Buchanan June 16, 2024

WASHINGTON – Tuesday marks the Oklahoma Republican primary election, with most eyes on the expensive race for the 4th Congressional District between incumbent Rep. Tom Cole (R-Moore), chair of the House...

Rep. Tom Cole leaves Capitol Hill Club after meeting with Trump.
Madeline Hoffmann/Gaylord News

Trump returns to Washington, meets with GOP allies, including Oklahoma delegation

Madeline Hoffmann and Michael Buchanan June 13, 2024

WASHINGTON – Former President Donald Trump met with Republican congressional members Thursday to address his potential second-term agenda, marking his first return to Capitol Hill since the Jan. 6 attacks. Despite...

Sen. Lankford speaking at a committee hearing.  Madeline Hoffmann/Gaylord News

Lankford responds to fentanyl crisis at southern border with detection bill

Madeline Hoffmann June 6, 2024

WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection has seized nearly 11 thousand pounds of fentanyl at the U.S.-Mexico border since the beginning of this fiscal year, a downtrend from a record seizure a...

U.S. flag flies over the Capitol. Michael Buchanan/Gaylord News.

Oklahoma delegation blasts Trump hush money verdict

Michael Buchanan and Madeline Hoffmann May 30, 2024

WASHINGTON – Oklahoma’s seven-member congressional delegation offered statements of support for former President Donald Trump in the wake of his conviction in a New York hush money trial. A jury...

Map of Fort Reno.

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes look to Congress and Lucas to help secure land for western Oklahoma entertainment park

Analyse Jester April 30, 2024

WASHINGTON – The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes are looking to Congress to gain ownership of land lost centuries ago in order to build an amusement park just west of El Reno. “I think that [the proposed...

Rep. Kevin Hern after the State of the Union Address on Thursday. May 7,2024,  Capitol Hill. Photo by: Analyse Jester

‘A campaign speech,’ Hern, Bice leave State of the Union frustrated

Katrina Crumbacher and Analyse Jester March 8, 2024

WASHINGTON – Disappointed with the State of Union address on Thursday, Oklahoma Republican House members Kevin Hern and Stephanie Bice said they were left wishing President Joe Biden had properly discussed...

Capitol Hill, By Analyse Jester

Some women on alert after ‘Pandora’s box’ of reproductive rights issues opened

Analyse Jester February 28, 2024

WASHINGTON D.C.-- Republicans have blocked a bill by Sen. Tammy Duckworth that would protect IVF treatments on a federal level regardless of state law. The Illinois senator’s “Access of Family Building...

Sen. Markwayne Mullin and Rep. Josh Brecheen were among the first of Oklahoma’s delegation to voice their disapproval with the current state of Lankford’s border package.

Mullin, Brecheen refuse to support border bill

Analyse Jester and Katrina Crumbacher February 7, 2024

WASHINGTON – Sen. Markwayne Mullin and Rep. Josh Brecheen said no to backing the bipartisan border bill crafted by their fellow Republican legislator during telephone town halls with their constituents...

The U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Photo by Lisa Maslovskaya, Gaylord News.

Lankford releases border bill; Gov. Stitt reaffirms tough stance

Lisa Maslovskaya and Katrina Crumbacher February 5, 2024

WASHINGTON D.C. – Sen. James Lankford has released the text of a bill framework designed to help fix the problem at America’s southern border, and Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt said Monday during his State...

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