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Letter to the Editor: Tariffs, turf, temptation

To the Editor: The current U.S. government recently placed tariffs on some Chinese imports into this country. China is the largest market for our agricultural raw materials, with a tax upon entry. The Chinese have retaliated by placing an additional...

 

Letter to the Editor: Writer advocates for new legislative candidate

To the Editor: If you live in the 13th Legislative District—like I do—it’s time for a change. I’m going to vote for Sylvia Hammond to be our representative in the State House in Olympia. She will be a thoughtful legislator and a hard worker....

 

Addressing the shortfall of primary care doctors

About 20,000 students recently graduated from U.S. medical schools. Now, they’re beginning the next chapter of their training, as residents. Yet, fewer than 7,000 will be pursuing careers in primary care. America will be short up to 43,100 primary...

 

Letter to the Editor: Former teacher/coach laments athletic project

To the Editor: I believe this information is important, as my name was included in a pamphlet that was included with The Odessa Record. I was listed as a member of the Odessa Athletics Hall of Fame and that is not correct. An idea about a Hall of...

 
 By Chris Irvine    Opinion    July 12, 2018

Cold case solved after 32 years when murder suspect turns self in -- despite no police leads

Fox News: A 32-year-old cold case murder has been solved after the suspect turned himself in because he wants to "right the wrong that he has done." Glenn Adams, 58, was charged with first-degree murder and robbery Friday after he walked into the Cow...

 

Ask Dr. Universe

Part 1: Dr. Universe: Why does music give us chills? -Nicole, 11, Spokane, Wash. Dear Friends, If you are anything like me, maybe you’ve suddenly felt a chill while listening to music. Perhaps, you got goosebumps and saw your arm hairs stand on...

 

Letter to the Editor: Writer decries treatment of families at U.S. border

To the Editor: Most Americans cannot relate to the lives of our sisters and brothers who live in third world countries. Though only occasionally traveling overseas, we often select Europe as our destination – a cruise on the Danube, or a trip to...

 

Lois Luiten

Lois Mae Luiten passed away June 27, 2018 in Spokane. She was born December 20, 1933 to Jacob and Minnie Raugust in Cashmere. Lois was a life-long member of the Heritage Church in Odessa. Lois loved...

 

Evagene Keebaugh

Evagene Keebaugh of Odessa died June 13 at Samaritan Hospital in Moses Lake with her family by her side. She was 83 and had been valiantly battling the debilitating effects of a severe stroke since...

 

June Ann (Haase) Dawson

It is with great sadness that the family of June Ann (Haase) Dawson announce her sudden passing on Thursday, June 28, at the age of 73 with her family at her side. June was born on May 2, 1945 at her...

 

Letter to the Editor: Dem senator impresses even Trump supporters

To the Editor: I was impressed with the great number of delegates and guests who attended the recent Democratic State Convention held in Wenatchee. More impressive still were the elected officials and candidates who spoke, leaving a very positive...

 

In defense of small, neighborhood schools of no more than 100 per grade

As an educator, I have decried the loss of small town and village schools as well as small neighborhood schools in larger town and urban settings. As an anthropologist and cultural ecologist, I have decried the loss of the quality of life caused by...

 

Letter to the editor: To those men who changed my life

To the Editor: In the world today people have lost the ability to be what we are supposed to be. As humans we have become selfish, materialistic and uncaring. We have stepped away from what God intended for us to be. He put us here to be kind, to tak...

 
 By Linda Goodman    Opinion    May 31, 2018

Just one thing a day; is it that simple?

I watched a news segment a week or so ago. When it was over, I remember sitting there shaking my head in amazement at what I had seen, while tears were streaming down my face. I cannot tell you the specific reason I was crying, but I can tell you...

 

Letter to the Editor: Odessa Tiger coasters; are they irreplaceable?

To the Town of Odessa: A week ago I came up to Odessa to your Quilt Show and Bike & Car Show (must not forget all the garage and rummage sales). The weather was perfect, it was a good weekend. I do have one request. While in Odessa at a rummage...

 

Letter to the Editor: Birthday greetings

To the Editor: Please pass a happy birthday to Wilma. She and myself spent our early school days in the grade school. I turned 90 years in February. She now has caught up (almost). Thank you. Echo Geissler Davenport...

 
 By Rob Coffman    Opinion    April 26, 2018

Commissioner's Corner

In September of 2016, the Board of Lincoln County Commissioners adopted Resolution 16-21, setting a policy that union employee contract negotiations will be conducted in open public meetings. Only...

 

Letter to the Editor: Cemetery ordinance not popular with townsfolk

To the Editor: Thank you Jill [Connolly] for your wonderful letter. You are so right. The cemetery is so lonely and forgotten looking – no flowers or fixed decorations, etc., the things that were put there with love and respect for the loved ones...

 

Letter to the Editor: Hammond running for 13th District state rep

To the Editor: I recently spent a rainy but wonderful Wednesday campaigning in Odessa for representative position #2 in the 13th District. Since my husband and I have attended Odessa’s Deutschesfest for years, I was looking forward to the visit....

 

Letter to the Editor: On cemetery etiquette; how do you grieve?

To the Editor: Spring is here, the grass is starting to grow and people are beginning to emerge from their winter shells to begin the never-ending lawn maintenance chores of summer. This also means that cemetery maintenance will be in full swing as...

 

Letter to the Editor: Hitchhiking vs. giving a lift after a car breakdown

To the Editor: Don’t pick up strangers. Yes, but are there exceptions? In Odessa, if I see a friend walking, I will pull over and ask if they are just walking or need a ride, especially if I see a woman carrying grocery bags. I pull over and offer...

 

Letter to the Editor: Writer happy with some political responses, not all

To the Editor: I was glad to attend Cathy McMorris Rodger’s “Top O’ The Morning Breakfast” on March 29 at the Davenport Grand Hotel. I was very happy that Cathy had copies of The Constitution placed at every place setting. While there, I was...

 
 By Tom Dent    Opinion    March 22, 2018

Dent's recap of session

The gavel fell on the night of March 8 adjourning the 2018 legislative session. The Legislature was able to reach an agreement on all three supplemental budgets – operating, capital and transportation – to avoid a special session for the first ti...

 
 By Josh Kelety    Opinion    March 15, 2018

Legislators exempt selves from disclosure

When Governor Jay Inslee vetoed Senate Bill 6617 recently, he had some time to spare. But not much. The governor had until 11:59 p.m. to decide whether to sign the controversial bill, veto it entirely, partially veto it, or let it pass without his...

 

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