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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

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Crowd gathered at the March on Washington’s 60th Anniversary Continuation Event during the planned speeches at steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

Thousands gather to rededicate their lives to an idea described 60 years ago

Maddy Keyes August 28, 2023

WASHINGTON – On August 28, 1963, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood on the marble steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. to convey his vision for the future of America  — one where...

Monroney – Arial view of the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo courtesy

OKC FAA center, roads and tribes big winners in approp bill

Ben Dackiw July 21, 2023

WASHINGTON – Despite heated comments and opposition from minority Democrats, the House Appropriations committee has adopted its Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Bill for the 2024 fiscal...

Lale Edil (third from right) will be competing for Team USA at the World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Bulgaria from July 19-23. (Liz Parke/OU Athletics photo)

OU athlete wins spot on USA Under 23 rowing team

Ben Dackiw July 11, 2023

Typically, people spend summer holidays grilling hamburgers, but University of Oklahoma rower Lale Edil was otherwise engaged the July 4 weekend. Instead, she was out on the Oklahoma River, where the...

An NAACP member holds a sign outside of the Supreme Court during Friday’s protest. (Carolynn Felling/Gaylord News photo)

Oklahoma students hope for Biden’s new loan plan after high court denies first effort

Carolynn Felling June 30, 2023

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden pledged that the “fight was not over” after the US Supreme Court rejected his groundbreaking student loan forgiveness plan. “When you say people, I say power,”...

The paraphernalia of Asian American protesters left behind outside of the Supreme Court.

Oklahoma delegation speaks on Supreme Court striking down affirmative action

Carolynn Felling June 29, 2023

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Thursday tossed out affirmative action in college admissions, compelling universities to explore alternative methods to foster diverse student populations. The court's...

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 ...

Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation Building

“Access to capital”: Oklahoma tribes are recipients of federal money to help tribal small businesses

Dacoda McDowell-Wahpekeche June 28, 2023

WASHINGTON – Three Oklahoma tribal nations will receive almost half the initial funding from a new small business initiative from the Biden-Harris Administration announced this week. The Osage, Chickasaw...

Representatives of the 47 student athletes assemble on stage on the South Lawn at the White House before Vice President Kamala Harris speaks at College Athlete Day.  (Photo by Ben Dackiw/Gaylord News)

OU Women’s Gymnastics honored at White House

With President Joe Biden sidelined by way of a root canal, Vice President Kamala Harris took over the first College Athlete Day at the White House on Monday, June 12, where OU Women’s Gymnastics was...

U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) confronts Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Florida) after the 14th of the 15 votes it took to confirm McCarthy as Speaker of the House. (C-Span Video)

No solution on horizon to GOP divide in House of Representatives

Ben Dackiw June 8, 2023

WASHINGTON – Despite the Republicans holding the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, the divisions in the GOP caucus has led to complete gridlock with members sent home after a two-day standoff. On...

Oklahoma Pitcher Braxton Douthit delivers a pitch during his complete game effort against the Army Black Knights.

It takes an army: Sooners stay alive with win over West Point

Ben Dackiw June 3, 2023

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia –The Oklahoma Sooners staved off elimination Saturday with a 10-1 win over the Army Black Knights behind a complete game by starting pitcher Braxton Douthit. OU lived to...

A Sooner baseball player winds up his swing while East Carolina players watch prior to their Friday night matchup. The Sooners lost to the Pirates 14 – 5.

Damage Done: Sooners falter in opener against East Carolina

Ben Dackiw June 3, 2023

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia – Almost exactly a year ago, the Oklahoma Sooners opened the NCAA Tournament with a massive 16-3 win over Liberty in the Gainesville Regional. After being one of the “last...

The April 19, 2023, tornado is shown bearing down on the National Weather Service Severe Storms building in Norman moments before it shifted further south. (Photo provided by the National Weather Service).

Weather response legislation on the way from Oklahoma delegation

Ben Dackiw May 29, 2023

WASHINGTON –  With their home state of Oklahoma hit by dozens of tornadoes already in 2023, Rep. Frank Lucas (R-Cheyenne) and Rep. Stephanie Bice (R-Oklahoma City) have been pushing for weather-response...

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