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Confused by polls measuring voter intentions? Look to history
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:32:00 -0500
If you’re confused by the plethora of polls purporting to measure the key 2014 midterm Senate and House races, you’re not alone. You’d probably do better by ignoring the numbers and reviewing midterm

Our View: If a slowdown — not a bust — does come, there is a silver lining
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:19:00 -0500
If the latest oil price analysis is correct, our readers can expect a continuation of the oil price drop we experienced recently. We also can expect a slowdown in the economy.

Shale producers face consequences of success
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:00:00 -0500
Small independent exploration and production companies ignited the U.S. shale boom that has flooded the market with crude, but the risk of an oil glut now threatens the same companies that created it.

Balloon show draws oohs ‘n’ aahs, helps raise funds for Family Care  
amarillo.com / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 02:45:25 +0000

Thousands of spectators were given a close-up view of glowing hot air balloons throughout the weekend during the Up in the Air for Family Care hot air balloon rally.

The rally started Friday morning with balloon glows at several area schools and a reception that evening at Happy State Bank, 701 S. Taylor St. And it came to a close early Sunday with a balloon glow and ascension from the floor of Palo Duro Canyon State Park.

The event raises funds for Family Care Foundation, which provides health care assistance to residents of the Texas Panhandle.

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Ebola isn’t a partisan issue
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:36:00 -0500
Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, administered a dose of truth to political Washington last week.




Subpoenas for sermons in Houston draw outrage
amarillo.com / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 02:20:59 +0000

A legal battle between the city of Houston and religious leaders has erupted into a national debate about religious liberty and freedom of speech, even as Mayor Annise Parker argued the controversy was based on a misunderstanding.

Conservative lawmakers and activists expressed outrage upon learning that lawyers acting on behalf of the city had sent subpoenas this month to pastors who had vocally supported a failed petition drive aimed at repealing Houston’s equal rights ordinance.

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Man killed Sunday night in rollover crash
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:04:00 -0500
A man was killed late Sunday after being ejected during a one-vehicle rollover crash on the north service road of Interstate 20, according to the Midland Police Department.


Americans, like the Founders, must gather the courage that forged a nation
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:27:00 -0500
It should come as no surprise to most thinking people that Wal-Mart, like many other large employers, recently announced it would be suspending health-care benefits for part-time workers. This is real

Ceremony pays tribute to woman stabbed to death
amarillo.com / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 02:44:29 +0000

“Her goal was to make people happy,” said April Leimer, best friend of Holly Elizabeth Combs.

Leimer was among dozens of Combs’ friends and family members in attendance as they released balloons for their friend and loved one Sunday afternoon at West Hill Park.

Combs died Oct. 11, hours after a stabbing Oct. 10 at 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. independence St. William Chet Stewart, Combs’ husband, faces a first-degree felony murder charge in the stabbing.

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