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Gaylord News launched the new podcast series

Journalist expelled from Yemen discusses her travels on podcast

Bennett Brinkman, Reporter April 8, 2021

WASHINGTON — An Associated Press reporter talked on a Gaylord News podcast about her experience being expelled from Yemen because of her journalism. Gaylord News released the third episode on Thursday...

Biden announces executive actions on gun control

Skylar Tallal, Reporter April 8, 2021

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is pushing for more gun control laws after more than 100 mass shootings in the U.S. in 2021. During a live press conference Thursday, Biden called gun violence an...

A blue sedan was rammed into a Capitol barricade on April 2. (PHOTO: Bennett Brinkman/Gaylord News)

Two hours of lockdown at the U.S. Capitol less than three months after riot

Bennett Brinkman, Reporter April 2, 2021

WASHINGTON — “I repeat, due to an exterior security threat, no entry or exit is permitted at this time in any building of the Capitol complex. You may move throughout the buildings but stay away from...

Gaylord News launched the new podcast series

Gaylord News podcast reflects on life put “on pause” by the pandemic

Bennett Brinkman, Reporter March 31, 2021

WASHINGTON — Gaylord News released the second episode on Tuesday for its new podcast series called “Oklahomans of DC,” spotlighting people from Oklahoma who now reside or work in the U.S. capital...

The bill reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act officially passed in the U.S. House the night of March 17. New provisions specifically addressed Native American, immigrant and transgender women. (Brooklyn Wayland/Gaylord News)

House makes significant moves for women during Women’s History Month

Bennett Brinkman and Libbey Dean March 18, 2021

WASHINGTON — The House used Women’s History Month to serve as the backdrop for passing legislation to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act and to remove the 1982 deadline for states to ratify...

Oklahoma National Guard Lieutenant Tomas Meget speaking about Inauguration Day preparations on January 19. (Skylar Tallal/ Gaylord News)

Capitol security measures scaled back, lawmakers concerned about National Guard, fencing

Bennett Brinkman, Reporter March 18, 2021

WASHINGTON — Citing decreasing threat levels, the US Capitol Police and House and Senate sergeants-at-arms are pulling back fencing to free up streets and are preparing to decrease the National Guard...

Gaylord News launched the new podcast series

Gaylord News launches new podcast spotlighting Oklahomans living in Washington

Bennett Brinkman, Reporter March 16, 2021

WASHINGTON -- Gaylord News launched a new podcast series Tuesday called "Oklahomans of DC," spotlighting people from Oklahoma who now live or work in the U.S. capital. Hosted by Gaylord News reporter...

Rep. Deb Haaland, D-N.M., speaking in Congress about the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in spring 2020. Haaland is the first Native American selected to run a Cabinet agency after the Senate confirmation of her nomination to be the next secretary of Interior. Photo courtesy House of Representatives

Senate makes history with confirmation of Deb Haaland as Interior secretary

Sarah Oven, Reporter March 15, 2021

WASHINGTON – The Senate made history Monday with its confirmation of New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland as the next Interior secretary, making her the first Native American to head a Cabinet agency. The...

Sen. Jim Inhofe talks Tuesday about fraud in the 2020 presidential election. (PHOTO: Bennett Brinkman/Gaylord News)

Inhofe breaks with Trump, Republicans over election fraud

Bennett Brinkman, Reporter March 2, 2021

WASHINGTON —  Oklahoma’s senior senator broke ranks with the Republican Party on Tuesday, saying there was no evidence of election fraud despite months of unsubstantiated allegations and claims at...

Jimmy Kinder’s farm in Walters. Kinder said if water from his ponds were to spill into Deep Red Creek, then Cache Creek and into the Red River, he could be subject to federal regulation under the Obama-era ruling. Photo provided by Jimmy Kinder.

Oklahoma farmers relieved following upholding of water rule

Joseph Tomlinson, Reporter February 9, 2021

WASHINGTON — Oklahoma farmers expressed optimism about the Senate’s 51-49 vote to uphold the Trump administration’s Navigable Waters Protection Rule, which replaced an Obama-era regulation farmers...

Inhofe, Schumer criticize National Guard treatment

Joseph Tomlinson, Reporter January 23, 2021

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), former chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and new Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Friday sharply criticized the treatment of National Guard...

The statue of Will Rogers smiles down from his pedestal in the House connecting corridor on the second floor of the Capitol. (PHOTO: Architect of the Capitol/aoc.gov)

Will Rogers’ one-liners still relevant today

Bennett Brinkman, Reporter January 21, 2021

WASHINGTON — Hands in pockets and sporting a wry smile, the Oklahoman in the U.S. Capitol gazed down from his pedestal as if he had seen it all before. The statue of Will Rogers was not damaged during...

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