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Letter to the Editor: Aliens have rights under Constitution

To the Editor: Section 1 of the 14th Amendment guarantees due process and equal protection of the law to all persons in the United States. Numerous Supreme Court decisions have consistently defined “person” to be any person, citizen and alien...

 

Letter to the Editor: Current problems said to originate long time ago

To the Editor: Mr. Trump inherited a mess! The problems are not just from Mr. Obama! The immigration problem started prior to World War II when people were needed to work in the fields as men and women were needed for war effort. Our infrastructure...

 

Letter to the Editor: Economy now sure to improve, says writer

To the Editor: Upon reading all the comments and letters from all the Democrat supporters claiming the Republicans were holding up progress all these years, we have finally got the safest and best country to live in. Now since have President Trump...

 

Letter to the Editor: Illegals lack of rights under the Constitution

To the Editor: Under the powers of Congress, Section #8, Subsection #4, Congress has the power to make naturalization laws (laws that state the requirements a foreigner must meet in order to become a citizen of the United States). These have been in...

 

Letter to the Editor: Deportation efforts go to extremes, says writer

To the Editor: Sara Beltran-Hernandez, 26, was recently arrested in a Fort Worth, Texas hospital where she was waiting for brain surgery to remove a tumor. She must have been such a serious threat to national security while waiting for surgery or...

 

Rep. Dent's bill would manage state's elk herd

A bill that would direct the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Washington State Department of Transportation to conduct an elk management pilot project to reduce elk highway collisions passed the state House of Representatives...

 

Pastors' Corner

It is the first of the year and many of us stop and take a look at ourselves and think of changes that we might like to make. We call them New Year’s Resolutions. A new year is a chance to make some changes to our lives that we have let slip over...

 

Letter to the Editor: Letter writer asks, "What happened to Constitution?"

To the Editor: What happened to our Constitution? ICE rounded up 680 aliens last week. Some were labeled “criminals” without their day in court. No due process. No equal protection. Evidently, being suspected of a crime is the “new” high bar...

 

Letter to the Editor: A second chance at life; do bigger, better things

To the Editor: Having feared death all my life, now that I am confronted with it daily, I no longer fear it. I fear only that the period leading up to my death will have been a waste of time, and the loved ones I will leave behind will be full of...

 
 By Lise Ott    Opinion    January 26, 2017

Guest editorial

People of Odessa, we have reached a turning point. Well, perhaps I should say that we have reached an intersection. It’s up to this community, not just a few people, to decide which way to go. Each...

 

Letter to the Editor: Former student/teacher defends public schools

To the Editor: As military brats, my sister and I attended government (U.S. Army) schools in Germany and at Fort Ord, Calif. We also went to public schools in Fayetteville, N.C.; Tacoma, Wash.; Lakewood, Wash.; Monterey, Calif.; and Albany, Ga. At...

 

Letter to the Editor: Wealthy military Trump appointees defended

A large number of peole in the media world are unhappy because Mr. Trump is selecting too many generals and wealthy people for his cabinet. Please stop and think about this! Mr. Trump is far more intelligent than what he displayed early in his...

 

Website blog: Reader's comment

Marvin was a good friend and supporter when I was stationed in Odessa with the Washington State Patrol. I enjoyed and respected all of the Fink family. Odessa and Lincoln County have lost a true patriot. RIP, my good friend. Dennis and Sandy...

 

Guest editorial

It’s that time of year again to make a New Year’s resolution. Like the Roman god Janus, we look to our past to see what didn’t work as we hoped and then to the future with a new promise, which we probably will not keep. But we can take comfort...

 

Pastors' Corner

The past week, our country lost an icon. Unless you live in Ohio, where he was a senator, you probably knew John Glenn as the first American to orbit the earth. In 1998, he also became the oldest pers...

 

Letter to the Editor: Writer optimistic about D. Trump's presidency

Whew! It’s finally over, except for the shouting. Much of that from people who have been use to getting too many free things from our tax dollars. There are probably a large number of reactions from people who have been influenced by the increasing...

 

Letter to the Editor: Flavored beers appeal too much to the young

Each time I go to the store I am amazed at the increase in the number of craft beers and the number of flavored beers. I have seen orange, lemon, apple and even iced tea. The latest one I saw was rootbeer with an unhealthy amount of alcohol. Do you...

 

Letter to the Editor: On giving thanks

My wife and I would like to give thanks to the pastors and their families here in Odessa. They are on call 24-7. They give up personal and family time to help us in our hour of need. They ask for so little in return. Happy holidays to all. Pat and...

 

Letter to the Editor: Elected officials told to focus on income, trust

Our recently elected federal and state officials now have two numbers to focus on: $135,000 and 19%. First, the $135,000 is the amount of money it will take for a middle-class family to pay its bills with a little leftover for emergencies, some...

 

Letter to the Editor: Eddy Kern remembered as last of local Eagles

With the passing of Edwin C. Kern, I remember him as being the last member of the Odessa Eagles Aerie 3069, which formed on October 1, 1950 and lasted until it consolidated with the Spokane Eagles Aerie 2 on March 15, 1960. He was the Secretary for...

 

Letter to the Editor: Dreamers bring fresh outlook to everything

Dreamers: Some are called dreamers or lazy. But dreamers are seldom lazy. Their minds are always working, looking for answers to this, that or the other thing. Dreamers are explorers, constantly investigating things. They take things apart to see...

 

Travel tips for a safe holiday season

Spokane, Wash. — Nov. 8, 2016 — Roadways and airways are about to get a little crowded as we enter peak travel season for the holidays. The American Automobile Association (AAA) reports that Americans drive the most during the fall months,...

 

Ask Dr. Universe

How long can trees live? – Jessy, 8, Seattle, Wash. Dear Jessy, As I was hiking through the bristlecone pine forests of the Sierra Nevada recently, I stumbled upon a tree barely six inches tall. It was growing – slowly, but surely. I was...

 

Letter to the Editor: Does it even matter who becomes U.S. president?

Does it matter who becomes president? Look at your wallet. Do you want more money or less money? Since the 1940s, the middle class has seen their real income rise two times faster and the working poor have seen their real income rise 10 times faster...

 

Letter to the Editor: Writer has questions for 2016 candidate Clinton

It is less than week to the election, there are some questions that need to be asked Mrs. Clinton that need to answered. Mrs. Clinton, when you left the White House after your husband’s last term as president in the year 2000, why did you steal...

 

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