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Court Report

Sheriff's Report INCIDENT LOG Editor’s note: Most items in this section reflect the starting point for response by local police and emergency agencies. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office does not release names of individuals... — Updated 1/22/2018


DuPont Pioneer donates $1,000 to OHS ag classes

Odessa – January 5, 2018- Odessa School District Ag Shop is pleased to announce that DuPont Pioneer donated $1,000 toward the implementation of CASE AFNR (Agriculture, Food and... — Updated 1/22/2018


HS boys basketball

Reardan In a non-conference away game in Reardan January 2, the Tiger boys got back into the rhythm of their season following a lighter schedule over the holidays. Odessa 19 17 13... — Updated 1/22/2018


Health for lucky LuLu improving

Last week, as many of you know, we wrote about meeting LuLu, a brindle pup that was found after being shot twice and left for dead. LuLu was taken to the veterinarian by sisters Kar... — Updated 1/22/2018


HS girls basketball

Reardan On their first day back at school after the winter break, the Tigers girls traveled to Reardan, losing to the Indians by 10 points. Odessa 6 7 9 13     35... — Updated 1/22/2018


The Year in Review

April In what may have been the largest Desert 100 ever, the Stumpjumpers Motorcycle Club and folks from all over the northwest converged upon a campsite located about eight miles... — Updated 1/22/2018


This Week in Odessa History

100 Years ago The Odessa Record January 11, 1918 G.N. Railroad Now Open: After a suspension of general traffic for three weeks during which Odessa has had but one train a day... — Updated 1/22/2018


Edward Conrad Smith

Ed Smith passed away in Odessa on December 22, 2017 at the age of 91. He was born to Harry and Esther Smith on November 9, 1926 on the family farm at Batum. Ed was a devoted husband... — Updated 1/22/2018


Rogelio (Roger) Reyes

Roger Reyes passed away on January 5, 2018 at his home in Odessa. Roger was born July 1, 1981 to his parents Jose and Margarita Reyes in Spokane. He enjoyed detailing cars,... — Updated 1/22/2018


Town Council

Bill Crossley was sworn in as Odessa's newest mayor Monday evening at the regularly scheduled town council meeting. Crossley's first order of business was to resign his council... — Updated 1/22/2018


Oilseed workshops

The 2018 oilseed workshops sponsored by Washington State University and Washington Oilseed Cropping Systems (part of the Washington state biofuels initiative) are just around the... — Updated 1/22/2018

 By Josh Kelety    News

Wash. Dems won't push for new capital gains tax

OLYMPIA, Wash. — While Democrats in the state legislature have supported enacting a capital gains tax to fund public education in the past, they aren’t itching to pass one this legislative session now that they control both... — Updated 1/22/2018

 By Taylor McAvoy    News

Lawmakers may eliminate capital punishment

A bill to be introduced this session would eliminate the death penalty in Washington State and require people convicted of first degree murder to serve life sentences without the possibility of parole. Washington State Attorney... — Updated 1/22/2018

 By Alex Visser    News

Gov. Inslee lashes at Sessions on marijuana

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee expressed a defiant attitude toward U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who announced on Thursday the rescinding of Obama-era guidelines that assisted the legalization of non-medical marijuana in... — Updated 1/22/2018


100th annual trapshoot contest began Sunday

The Inland Northwest Trapshoot competition, sponsored by the Spokesman Review newspaper of Spokane, is the oldest and largest trap-shooting competition of its kind in the country and is in its 100th year. Shooters in both Marlin... — Updated 1/22/2018

 By Marjorie Womach    News

Harrington news

Christmas omission A chance drop-in December 18 at Senior Meals brought a pleasant surprise to this writer and all who partook of the noon meal in Harrington prepared by Susan Harding with a modest collection of attendees: Larry... — Updated 1/22/2018


Pizza factory targets Harrington

HARRINGTON, Wash. – Adored for its great-tasting menu items and an environment unmatched among pizza competitors, Pizza Factory has announced a franchise growth strategy targeting Harrington. The family-friendly pizza shop, with... — Updated 1/22/2018


Sharp increases in flu in Eastern, Wash.

DAVENPORT, Wash. – Officials from the Lincoln County Health Department are seeing increases in flu activity, hospitalizations and deaths, prompting a reminder to get vaccinated and, if a person does become ill, to consult with a... — Updated 1/22/2018

 By Duane Pitts    Opinion

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... — Updated 1/22/2018


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