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The president of Oklahoma State University has apologized after a white student posted an image of herself on social media in blackface.

OSU President Burns Hargis says he met today with black student leaders who expressed frustration and concern over the racially insensitive post. The image was posted six days after a group of OSU students took a similar picture in which some students appeared in blackface on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

The Tulsa native and Oral Roberts University graduate of Oral Roberts University, Matt Pinnell was the state chairman of the Oklahoma Republican Party from 2010 to 2013. At the time, he was the youngest Republican chairman in the country.

Remembering Frosty Troy

Jan 20, 2017

Longtime journalist and former KOSU contributor Frosty Troy passed away Thursday morning in Oklahoma City, following an extended illness. He was 83.

As a soldier in the Korean War, he filed dispatches for his hometown newspaper, the McAlester News Capital. He later wrote for the Lawton Constitution, the Muskogee Phoenix, and the Tulsa Tribune.

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Today, the United States inaugurates a new president.

At approximately 11 a.m. central time, Donald J. Trump will become the 45th President of the United States after he takes the Oath of Office on the steps of the U.S. Capitol.

KOSU will carry NPR live coverage of Inauguration Day 2017 on our air and online.

NPR reporters will be blogging throughout the day, which you can follow below:


The Takeaway is coming to Oklahoma next week and will be broadcasting from KOSU's Oklahoma City studios for several days.

As they work with staff from KOSU and StateImpact Oklahoma on stories affecting our state, they also want to hear from you!

What do you want to see from the incoming Presidency? What are your hopes for the future?

Call and leave a voicemail with your thoughts at 405-896-4329.

An attorney for Scott Pruitt two political action committees says the groups will be terminated by the time the Oklahoma attorney general’s Senate confirmation hearings for administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, The Oklahoman’s Paul Monies reports:

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Gov. Mary Fallin says Oklahoma has received an extension to comply with the federal REAL ID Act.

Fallin said Tuesday the extension is through June 6, 2017, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security warned that failure to act during the 2017 legislative session to commit Oklahoma to all REAL ID requirements could result in the denial of future extensions.

An announcement about NASA's leadership could come as early as next week. Oklahoma U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine, a former Navy pilot, has actively sought the position and appears to be the leading candidate.

The Enid News & Eagle endorsed Hillary Clinton for President in October. Now, it's facing a backlash from angry conservatives.

NBC Nightly News visits Oklahoma to look into the phenomenon known as the BC Clark jingle.