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The plight of a grieving orca who continues to carry her dead calf for weeks is reported by the Seattle Times. The Spokane Spokesman-Review lets people know for the first time the Legislature is forming a task force to exempt lawmakers from portions...

 

Letter to the Editor: Engaging with McMorris Rodgers and her staff

To the Editor: Recently I sent a letter to Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers. Part of the letter says: “I just needed to tell you how encouraged I was when I met some young people from your campaign at the anti-racism rally at the county courth...

 

Letter to the Editor: Writer says local landlord abuses power over tenant

To the Editor: It’s a sad day here in Odessa when a business owner/ landlord can come and rip the doors off the house you’re renting, leave it wide open for two days, so anyone could help themselves to whatever they wanted and did. All with no...

 

Letter to the Editor: Questioning Manweller's stand; praising Hammond

To the Editor: I support Sylvia Hammond’s campaign for the District 13 seat in the State House in Olympia. She has been involved in farming and teaching her whole life—both honorable professions. She understands the multitude of difficulties invo...

 

Letter to the Editor: Writer wants legislative changeover in Olympia

To the Editor: It’s time for a change in the thirteenth district. Let’s choose Sylvia Hammond to represent us in Olympia. Sylvia has lived in the district for 40 years as a farmer and a teacher. She’s stepping up to run for office now, because...

 

Letter to the Editor: Believing in America

To the Editor: I am puzzled that some Americans are willing to throw away their freedoms for a dictatorship. I, however, believe in America. In Democracy – American democracy to be exact. I believe in the Declaration of Independence, the U.S....

 

Writer wants team kept together in 13th District

To the Editor: I read with interest Ms. Cooks (Davenport Times 7/19) indictment of Matt Manweller, our current 13th District Legislative Representative. Apparently being under investigation is good enough to disparage him. To be more accurate, the...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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