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Gaylord News, a news service of the University of Oklahoma Gaylord College.

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Gaylord News, a news service of the University of Oklahoma Gaylord College.

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A group of books dealing with critical race theory at the Bizzell Memorial Library, located on campus at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. PHOTO BY: Will Blessing

U.S. Rep. Tom Cole asks education secretary to withdraw grant priorities

Kolby Terrell June 14, 2021

WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Tom Cole is using more caution on a bill he co-sponsored in March on civics education since the Biden administration announced grant priorities for the bill in late April. “The...

Makes Joint Restaurant and the RVA Inc. Control Tower in the background at the Ardmore Industrial Airpark. Ardmore Industrial Airpark Jake’s Joint Restaurant and RVA, Inc. Control Tower  Photo Courtesy of Ardmore Industrial Airpark

Oklahoma Delegation Seeks Millions for Community Projects

Kaitlyn Deggs and Kaleigh Tingelstad June 8, 2021

WASHINGTON -- For the first time in a decade, lawmakers representing Oklahoma have submitted requests to the House Appropriations Committee for specific projects in their districts. U.S. Rep. Tom Cole...

Signature event canceled by Tulsa Race Massacre centennial organizers

Kolby Terrell, Reporter May 27, 2021

WASHINGTON — After 100 years, survivors of the Tulsa Race Massacre are still looking for justice, but a lack of education about the tragedy makes their plight even more challenging. “No one cared...

President Joe Biden used his first address before a joint session of Congress Wednesday to tout an ambitious plan to reshape the American economy. (Photo courtesy U.S. Congress)

Oklahoma delegation reacts negatively to Biden’s joint session address

Bennett Brinkman and Joseph Tomlinson April 29, 2021

WASHINGTON -- Members of Oklahoma’s congressional delegation were unified in their opposition to President Joe Biden’s Wednesday address to a joint session of Congress. Biden’s speech called for...

Senate Republicans Vote to Oppose Earmarks

Libbey Dean, Reporter April 22, 2021

WASHINGTON — Roads, bridges and tunnels are a crucial element of President Joe Biden's $2.2 trillion infrastructure plan. They are also fundamental in the controversial debate over earmarks. U.S....

Memorial on display in National Mall honors gun violence victims

Skylar Tallal, Reporter April 15, 2021

WASHINGTON — 40,000 white roses were on display Thursday in the National Mall in D.C. to represent the number of Americans who have lost their lives to gun violence. This display was meant to send a...

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg speaks at a town hall in West Des Moines, Iowa, on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. At the time, Buttigieg was a Democratic presidential candidate and had just finished serving two terms as Mayor of South Bend, Indiana. PHOTO: Addison Kliewer/Gaylord News.

Buttigieg Addresses Infrastructure Issues in Indian Country

Joseph Tomlinson, Reporter April 14, 2021

WASHINGTON — Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg told reporters that infrastructure investment in Indian Country is a high priority of the proposed $2.2 trillion American Jobs Plan. “When...

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...

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