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

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- 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...

Maggie Nichols, an OU alumna, made statements at a judiciary committee hearing on Wednesday on the misconduct of former USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar and the agencies enabling his actions. (Gaylord News/ Zaria Oates)

US gymnasts testify about sexual abuse by Larry Nassar

Zaria Oates September 16, 2021

An OU alumna and three other world and Olympic gymnasts made statements at a judiciary committee hearing on Wednesday on the misconduct of former USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar and the agencies enabling...

Maggie Nichols, former standout OU gymnast, testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee, alongside Aly Raisman and three other Larry Nassar’s victims. (Gaylord News/Zaria Oates)

Former OU Gymnast Testifies ‘USA Gymnastics and the FBI betrayed me’

Robert Viamontes September 15, 2021

WASHINGTON -- A former University of Oklahoma gymnast on Wednesday told a key Senate panel that she was directed not to say anything that could compromise an FBI investigation into sexual abuse by the...

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) ...

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,...

Korean War Memorial to get new wall for names

Libbey Dean July 29, 2021

Ground has broken on a new addition to the Korean War Memorial in Washington D.C.. The Wall of Remembrance will become the permanent home to the names of the servicemen who lost their lives in the Korean...

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...

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...

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