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Tax cuts created current budget mess

When conservative members of Congress worked with the White House to force through a tax cut that was a huge windfall for millionaires and billionaires, many observed how this would inflate the Federal deficit. After decades of presenting themselves...

 

Letter to the Editor: More phone fraud on the loose in Odessa area

To the Editor: Here is another example of phone fraud: I received a call this week from someone claiming to be from Dish Network. He said they were sending me updated equipment and needed my credit card number as “insurance”. I have autopay, so...

 

Letter to the Editor: Should official language of the USA be English?

To the Editor: It is unfortunate that Teddy Roosevelt didn’t act on his idea of having Congress declare that English would be the official language of our Republic. We need to look at some of the problems that we would probably not be faced with....

 

Cantwell on Trump plan to privatize the BPA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) has released the following statement regarding privatization of the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). “Selling off BPA’s...

 

Letter to the Editor: Local job fair coming to Rolling Thunder Pizza

To the Editor: Nate here. I have never felt so optimistic as today for the Town of Odessa that I love. We just stepped up to local and regional deliveries. We are actually looking and talking about franchise opportunities. Contact me if interested....

 

Commish's Corner

In 2013, the federal government shut down for 16 days. What that meant for those of us wishing to access our very own Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area at that time, was nothing short of unbelie...

 

Editorial

The staff of The Odessa Record would like to thank our readers for their loyalty over the past year, their patience in dealing with late papers now and then and the many kind words and compliments from so many of you. Although we sometimes feel that...

 

Letter to the Editor: Look in the mirror, says letter writer to GOP pols

To the Editor: Can anyone explain President Trump’s and the Republicans’ hostile positions on immigration? Several of our country’s leaders have/had foreign-born wives, think Trump (Czechoslovakia, Slovenia), McConnell (China), Mnuchin (Scotlan...

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Will a minimum wage of $15 an hour lift a full-time worker of a family of four out of poverty? Yes and No. Yes, it will; $15 an hour equals $25,923 yearly income. The poverty threshold for 2017 was $24,257. No, it won’t, because the threshold will...

 

Letter to the Editor: Is political correctness being taken too far?

To the Editor: Changes, changes, changes. Amendments, appeals, initiatives, etc. in politics, the culture/media/society of our state/county/country/world. Voting is just the first step. Now we need to communicate, directly (phone, townhall meetings,...

 

Letter to the Editor: Writer finds new tax bill onerous and misleading

To the Editor: When I think of how the new tax bill is being sold to the public, it reminds me of my years in Liberia, under President William Tubman. Tubman was dearly loved by the poorest in the country, which actually didn’t make any sense at...

 

Letter to the Editor: Was your vote counted if mailed on Election Day?

To the Editor: A hundred or more Grant County voters in Zip Code 988 were disenfranchised because their ballots were postmarked after November 7. County and state election officials recognize this problem, as apparently some, if not many, ballots...

 

Letter to the Editor: GOP tax plan bashed by area reader of O-Record

To the Editor: The GOP tax plan will crush the middle class, and it will decimate students’ educations. Cathy McMorris Rodgers won’t even address the bill with her own constituents. She certainly won’t address education because of the damage...

 

Letter to the Editor: Avista's cost comparison advertising misleading?

To the Editor: Avista spends THEIR money advertising OUR electric service cost as “33% lower than the national average.” Duh!; so what? Here’s what! A more local comparison puts our residential cost nearly 300 percent HIGHER than Wenatchee’s...

 

Pastor's Corner

As we move towards Thanksgiving, obviously our “thankfulness quotient” goes up. While it’s in the forefront of our minds, we are more ready to remember to be thankful for the many blessings God has given us. But what about being thankful the...

 

Letter to the Editor: Former pharmacist's views on marijuana

To the Editor: This is what web MD says about marijuana. Also a study out of New Zealand on young adults 17-21 showed that after 40 years the teens who continued to smoke pot had an IQ of 10% less than the teenagers who did not smoke pot. Marijuana...

 

Editorial

You have probably noticed something new and different on the front page of this week’s issue. The Odessa Record has not run ads on its front page for many years, but our history shows that it has been done in the past. When Avista approached us...

 

Survival in small town U.S.A. How do you do it?

This past summer I found myself sitting in the middle of a dirt road/driveway leading to a friend’s farmhouse listening. Listening to nothing, but then again listening to everything. The wind in the grass, the lowing of cattle and the sound of...

 

Letter to the Editor: Potential new business for Odessa

Dear community of Odessa, My name is Levi Bridges, and I am part owner of Gold’N Grams, LLC, a family owned and operated recreational, legal cannabis farm. Our farm is currently located on the west side of the mountains in Arlington, Wash., where...

 

Letter to the Editor: Free press is needed if democracy is to flourish

To the Editor: The best cleansing agent to keep government accountable is a free press. Before the United States was created, the colonists recognized the importance of and necessity for a free press. The trial of Peter Zenger in 1733 points to that....

 

Ask Dr. Universe

Dear Dr. Universe: In space, which way is up? –Pablo, 10, Spokane, WA Dear Pablo, We might not always think about it, but every day gravity keeps us pulled to the Earth. It’s what brings us back down when we jump on a trampoline. It’s why a...

 

Letter to the Editor: Kudos to the students and advisor of local FBLA chapter

To the Editor: Once again, the OHS FBLA proves that small schools care and are, as Tony the Tiger says, GREAT! The FBLA’s record of volunteerism continues year after year under the guidance of advisor Terri King. The students not only pay back to...

 

Welcome to My Kitchen

Fall has arrived with below freezing nights and windy afternoons. Time for warm and comforting meals. Recently I was in on a discussion about ham and beans served over cornbread, and how it is almost...

 

Letter to the Editor: Response to Boss letter from athletic director

To the Editor: I am writing this in response to the “Letter to the Editor” written by Briette Boss in last week’s Odessa Record. I will begin by saying everyone is certainly entitled to their own opinion, but not their own set of facts. Miss...

 

Letter to the Editor: Super-sizing ourselves out of small businesses

To the Editor: When I was a young boy, small business was the backbone of America. It was necessary to have because of gas rationing. Soon after the war was over, the business world decided bigger was better. Supermarkets soon followed, and Ike...

 

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