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Final steps taken to replace Obama-era WOTUS rule

Babbling creek runs through property in Cushing Oklahoma.

KaraLee Langford

April 22, 2020

The Trump Administration took a crucial step to complete a years-long process to replace the 2015 Obama-era Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule that Oklahoma farmers criticized as a disastrous land grab. In its place, the Trump administration developed the Navigable Waters Protection Rule that...

Online classes lead to claims of privacy invasions

Online classes lead to claims of privacy invasions

KaraLee Langford

April 21, 2020

With Covid-19 abruptly forcing the remainder of the spring college semester to virtual learning through technologies such as Zoom or Skype, some faculty have struggled to make the transition smooth. College students say they didn’t sign up for online classes, which limits a student’s opportunities...

Inhofe accused of selling stocks before Covid-19 panic

Inhofe accused of selling stocks before Covid-19 panic

Brooklyn Wayland, KaraLee Langford, and Autumn Waggoner

March 21, 2020

WASHINGTON -- Oklahoma’s senior senator denied any knowledge or involvement in investment decisions that saw him selling over $400,000 in stock shortly before fears about the coronavirus pandemic exploded.   “The New York Times allegations are completely baseless and 100 percent false...

Oh, frack!

Oh, frack!

Brooklyn Wayland and Karalee Langford

February 28, 2020

Photo by KaraLee Langford Kendra Horn took steps Thursday to distance herself even further from the left-wing elements of her party by announcing her opposition to a fracking ban. She said she is opposed to legislation proposed by U.S. Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D, NY) and Darren Soto (D, F...

U.S. House Committee Moves Bills on White Supremacy Symbols, Cybersecurity

Conner Caughlin

February 14, 2020

A Confederate flag ripples in front of a sign during a rally on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Photo by Michael Duncan WASHINGTON -- The House Committee on Homeland Security sent a series of bills to the House floor seeking to combat multiple white supremacy demonstrations and costly cyberattacks over...

Horn Concerned about Reality of Oklahoma’s new Medicaid 2.0

Horn Concerned about Reality of Oklahoma’s new Medicaid 2.0

Karalee Langford, Brooklyn Wayland, and Autumn Waggoner

February 14, 2020

Photo by Brooklyn Wayland WASHINGTON- Oklahoma is one of 14 states yet to adopt Medicaid expansion. Gov.  Kevin Stitt has proposed a Medicaid block grant for Oklahoma, but U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn (D-Okla.) said Tuesday it would cost more and limit access.  “It is heartbreaking to ha...

”Editability they so desperately need”- Oklahoma senators split on budget bill

''Editability they so desperately need''- Oklahoma senators split on budget bill

Jim Myers

August 2, 2019

WASHINGTON -- Oklahoma’s two U.S. senators – Republicans Jim Inhofe and James Lankford – split their votes on a two-year-budget bill that President Trump quickly signed into law, and Inhofe’s provisions on modernizing the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System and authorizing funding...

Oklahoma delegation to host town halls during congressional recess

Anna Bauman

April 16, 2019

WASHINGTON — Congress is not in session this week or next, so Oklahoma’s congressional delegation will return home to meet with people and organizations across the state.  Each member will host town halls to give legislative updates, discuss their recent work and answer questions from Okla...

Freshman Democrat Kendra Horn leads pack with $370,000 in contributions

Freshman Democrat Kendra Horn leads pack with $370,000 in contributions

Anna Bauman

April 16, 2019

WASHINGTON — Freshman Democrat Kendra Horn leads Oklahoma’s delegation in this quarter’s campaign contributions after kicking off an aggressive fundraising campaign aimed at defending her seat in the state’s only battleground district.  Horn’s campaign reported raising nearly $373,000 si...

3 OU seniors to anchor Gaylord News in fall 2019

John Schmeltzer

April 15, 2019

NORMAN, Oklahoma – A Chickasaw Nation member, a Mexican-American and a Pakistani-Mexican American have been chosen to anchor the fall 2019 Washington D.C. coverage of Gaylord News, the news service of the University of Oklahoma Gaylord College. The three female journalism seniors-to-be were chosen...

Week in Washington: Lankford pushes for Senate efficiency, Republicans advocate anti-abortion bill

Anna Bauman and Abigail Bitterman

April 5, 2019

WASHINGTON — Oklahoma’s delegation tackled issues of abortion, violence against women and a complex yet important Senate rule change this week.  Here’s what congressional members have been up to in the district lately.  Violence Against Women Act reauthorization The House vote...

Education needs still exist one year after teacher walkout

Education needs still exist one year after teacher walkout

Emily Kelley

April 1, 2019

Kim Caywood, a high school teacher from Coweta, Oklahoma, did not realize how privileged she was to have lights that worked in her classroom. Talking to other teachers at the Capitol during last April’s teacher walkout opened her eyes to the problems occurring in certain school districts — esp...

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