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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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The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington.

U.S. Supreme Court restores state criminal jurisdiction in Indian Country

Dustan Heistand June 29, 2022

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday narrowed the impact of the historic 2020 ruling that restored reservations for six of the state’s Native American tribes. The Court’s decision...

Both anti-abortion and pro-abortion rights protests hold demonstrations outside the U.S. Supreme Court following the reversal of Roe v. Wade.

ROE OVERTURNED

Lauren Green June 24, 2022

WASHINGTON – Tears of joy and defeat flowed freely outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday following the reversal of the nearly 50-year-old landmark Roe v. Wade decision that gave women the right to...

Around 45,000 flowers form a sprawling memorial on the National Mall during the March for Our Lives Demonstration on June 11, 2022. The memorial was commissioned by Gabby Giffords and is intended to symbolize the number of Americans who die annually from gun violence. Photo by: Dustan Heistand

It may be time to show what a child looks like after being slaughtered

Dustan Heistand June 16, 2022

WASHINGTON – Showing the body of a child killed in a school massacre like the one in Uvalde, Texas, would have been unthinkable 20 years ago.  But that was then. “Couldn’t have imagined saying...

The price of regular gas on Friday hit $4.59 per gallon at the Oncue station at East Lindsey St. and Classen Blvd. in Norman. Gaylord News Photo/Katie Hallum

Average gas prices push past $4/gallon in Oklahoma

Lauren Green May 27, 2022

WASHINGTON – As gas prices in Oklahoma soared to record highs this week, Oklahoma’s junior senator joined fellow Republican senators challenging the White House for its response to the energy crisis. Average...

Hern speaks with a reporter in his office the day after the State of the Union, Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2022 (Gaylord News/Mikaela DeLeon)

Oklahoma delegation pans Biden’s State of Union speech

Mikaela DeLeon March 2, 2022

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden drew mixed reviews from both sides of the aisle to his State of the Union speech Tuesday but the Oklahoma delegation made clear its disappointment. Biden's speech focused...

Governor Stitt speaks with reporters at the National Governors Association Winter Meeting, Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022 (Gaylord News/Mikaela DeLeon)

Stitt touts paying Oklahoma teachers $100,000

Mikaela Deleon February 1, 2022

WASHINGTON – Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt says computer science education, an increased focus on career tech and higher teacher pay are keys to the future industries of Oklahoma. Stitt said he foresees...

Governor Kevin Stitt (Provided)

Supreme Court denies overturning McGirt 31 times

Nancy Marie Spears January 24, 2022

The Supreme Court on Monday in a sweeping series of rulings denied 31 Oklahoma appeals of multiple McGirt-related decisions, a landmark case that reaffirmed the Muscogee (Creek) reservation in eastern...

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....

This undated photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows John Marion Grant. A federal appeals court has granted a stay of execution for two Oklahoma inmates who were scheduled to receive lethal injections in the coming weeks. A three-member panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit issued the stays Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, for death row inmates John Marion Grant and Julius Jones. (Oklahoma Department of Corrections via AP)

National death penalty organization says botched Oklahoma executions grounds for heavy criticism

Zaria Oates October 29, 2021

WASHINGTON -- Was John Grant’s execution botched? Oklahoma officials say it wasn’t, but the executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center in Washington, D.C.,says it was worse than...

Source: Oklahoma Department of Transportation and U.S. Bureau of Land Management

Quapaw Nation’s reservation affirmed as Indian Country under federal law

Nancy Marie Spears, Gaylord News October 21, 2021

WASHINGTON -- The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals ruled unanimously Thursday that Congress never disestablished the Quapaw reservation. The decision by the appeals court follows the U.S. Supreme...

Indigenous environmental activists and allies protest in front of the White House at the People Vs. Fossil Fuels rally. (Robert Viamontes/Gaylord News)

Oklahoma Indigenous activists urge Biden to declare climate emergency during D.C. rallies

Robert Viamontes October 14, 2021

WASHINGTON -- Oklahoma Indigenous activists came to the nation’s capital this week to urge President Biden to stop all fossil fuel projects and declare a climate emergency. Casey Camp-Horinek, councilwoman...

As advocates for legalized recreational marijuana in Oklahoma ramp up their efforts to put the question before Oklahoma voters in 2022, they are gaining insight from a conference of marijuana retailers who are meeting in Washington to share strategies (Gaylord News/Zaria Oates)

Oklahoma cannabis advocates gain perspective in D.C

Zaria Oates October 14, 2021

As advocates for legalized recreational marijuana in Oklahoma ramp up their efforts to put the question before Oklahoma voters in 2022, they are gaining insight from a conference of marijuana retailers...

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