• August 12, 2020

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Black victims of U-Michigan doc seek equity in settlements

Dozens of Black former University of Michigan student-athletes who claim they were abused by a sports doctor who worked there for decades on Wednesday asked the university to treat them fairly as it settles hundreds of lawsuits expected to cost the school millions of dollars.


GEEK TO ME: Facebook turns blind eye to bogus advertisers

Geek Note: I’ve been warning you that my question queue was running on fumes. All too few of you responded with new column fodder. So, now you’ve done it – you’ve left it up to me to decide on a topic to fill this week’s issue. You’re just going to have to live with the results.


Police searching for person involved in hit and run

The Odessa Police Department is reportedly looking for a person who drove into a fence that resulted in $25,000 worth of damage. 

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School opening plans reviewed

The opening of school Wednesday will see fewer students, but more teachers, the Ector County ISD Board of Trustees learned during a workshop Tuesday.


Commissioners plow through budget

Ector County commissioners Monday granted Sheriff Mike Griffis’ request for 27 new Chevrolet Tahoes, which Griffis said will greatly enhance his office’s ability to protect the public.


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