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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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Quapaw Nation Chairman Joseph Byrd poses with U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland. Photo provided by the Quapaw Nation.

Oklahoma tribal leaders say synergy felt at Tribal Summit

Zoë Blume December 1, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. – More than a thousand miles from home, Oklahoma tribal leaders found themselves in Washington this week as tribes from every corner of the United States assembled in one room to hear...

Ranking member Tom Cole and chairman Jim McGovern deliver arguments during the hearing.

House committee meets to consider historic Cherokee delegate

Beck Connelley November 16, 2022

WASHINGTON – The first steps toward potentially seating an appointed Cherokee Nation delegate in the U.S. House of Representatives were taken Wednesday by the House Rules Committee. The two-hour hearing...

Celebration participants march across the National Mall.  Gaylord News/Beck Connelley

Thousands of Native Americans Attend Long Awaited Veteran’s Memorial Dedication

Beck Connelley November 12, 2022

WASHINGTON – More than two years after its opening, the Native American Veteran’s Memorial in the nation’s capital was finally dedicated Friday in a ceremony lasting more than three hours. Tribal...

The future of Native childrens custody rests with divided Supreme Court

The future of Native children’s custody rests with divided Supreme Court

Beck Connelley November 9, 2022

The future of a federal law designed to protect Native American children landed in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday in a case that could potentially reshape the tribal sovereignty landscape...

Oklahoma City VA hospital.

Access to Abortion Services Granted to Veterans and VA Beneficiaries

Zoë Blume September 3, 2022

WASHINGTON – Less than a week after an Oklahoma law criminalizing abortion takes effect, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced new policy creating a nationwide loophole to provide abortion counseling...

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.


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...

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