Letter: Purchasing groups help hospitals with cost, supply

At a time of great change for the U.S. health care system, Oregon hospitals such as Providence Hood River Memorial, Sky Lakes Medical Center and Pioneer Memorial face uncertainty and significant new challenges as they continue to deliver high-quality care to the patients they serve. …

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Column: Who owns your face?

You probably remember the day you got your driver’s license. You went to the department of motor vehicles, took a driving test, stood for a photograph and then got your license. What if you — and most other teens in the United States — were …

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Letter: Support bill to encourage walking, biking to school

Every child deserves access to the means of creating a healthy future. Central Oregon is known as an active community with a high awareness for wellness, and for the financially stable population. That is a fair statement.

Children in poverty, however, frequently miss out on …

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Judge Trump by results

Shawna Smith’s recent In My View column, “GOP abdicates its moral, civic responsibilities” diminishes this country’s civil discourse to its lowest level. What value is added to basing one’s arguments on false assumptions and manic adjectives?

Her initial argument that our …

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Letter: Trump budget needs diversification

Last week, President Donald Trump unveiled his so-called “hard-power budget.” And as expected, the blueprint heavily emphasizes weapons of war while eschewing economic assistance and statecraft, which this president views as weak and ineffectual.

Like all presidential budgets, this document is an elevator pitch more …

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Walden should hold Bend meeting

Rep. Greg Walden is busy promoting the congressional Republican leadership’s replacement for the Affordable Care Act. I understand he is the co-author of this bill and has understandably allowed for thousands of his constituents to keep their Medicaid expansion benefits …

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Letter: Divest from banks that support pipeline

In spite of the fact that the newest occupant of the White House, in his first lengthy address to the Congress and nation, failed to mention global climate change even once, for many of us, it is still the crucial environmental issue urgently facing our …

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Leadership is measured by group success

Temperament, achievement, attainment of power and leadership are four related concepts defining past, current and future states of the executive branch of our government. Research and common observation are in agreement; there are five identifiable temperament types. Two of …

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Cap climate pollution

Nationally we may be losing ground on climate action, therefore it is more critical than ever that we contact local and state legislators to support a bill that addresses clean energy jobs. It’s time for Oregon to transition from polluting energy to …

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Show compassion

The new administration is proposing to reduce aid to people around the world. Many countries are suffering from wars, drought and famine. How can we watch children die from lack of food, clean water and medical care when we have the resources to …

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Letter: Don’t imperil protection of public lands

A bill introduced on Feb. 13 by Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah would “terminate law enforcement functions” of the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management.

This bill ironically comes as the second set of trespassers are on trial for the armed takeover and …

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Letter: Oregon must not forget to invest in child welfare

I am writing today to remind Central Oregonians of our obligation to a group of children in our collective care: children in — or at risk of entering — foster care.

Last year alone, 420 children in Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties spent at least …

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Support Planned Parenthood

As a former Planned Parenthood patient living in Bend, I know from personal experience that these health centers play a vital role in our state. Planned Parenthood was my only link to health care after college when I was between employers, and …

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Letter: Logging may not help prevent severe fires

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Wind energy helps farmers

Wind energy is good for rural Oregon, despite the picture Robert Bryce paints in his Feb. 28 commentary.

“Wind income is directly responsible for providing the opportunity to step into the driver’s seat in the family wheat operation,” farmer Erin Hansell …

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Column: The country needs bipartisan solutions

Liberals: Stay Vigilant

That is the headline for the letter I wanted to write after reading Paul deWitt’s recent letter titled “Conservatives: Keep your resolve,” but then I realized I would be falling in line with all the liberals who are marching and protesting against …

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A plea for Walden

Greg Walden represents countless Central Oregonians who treasure this region’s special outdoor places. Many of us here prefer this region over bigger cities because we want to be closer to and enjoy this region’s rivers, mountains, forests and deserts. These wild …

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Long memory on Walden

It is interesting to hear our U.S. representative now describes himself to The New York Times as a “problem solver.” Perhaps he feels the reporter won’t remember Greg Walden was a leader in the obstruction that bogged down the House during …

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Letter: Neonatology program at St. Charles grows with Bend

I read the recent column by Janet Stevens, “Stop bashing all the tourists. Remember why they come,” with more than the usual amount of interest. As a relative newcomer to Bend, I, too, was attracted by the outdoor lifestyle, excellent schools and friendly vibe. I …

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Letter: Bill would help balance regional transit needs

In a recent editorial, The Bulletin editorial board argued that House Bill 2745 shouldn’t be supported because voters would surrender control of transit dollars. How that conclusion was reached remains a mystery to me. What concerns me most is how highly Bend-centric the editorial was …

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Walden avoids Bend

Lawrence and Susan Jessie, of Portland, recently wrote they will not visit Bend due to Rep. Greg Walden’s support of the immigration ban. To my knowledge, Walden does not live in Bend. But that makes three people who refuse to visit our …

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Letter: Central Oregon culture values good, not greed

Central Oregon is wealthy with what I call a “culture of the greater good.” It is a culture of cooperation, collaboration, caring and generosity that is a form of real wealth. In my view, this culture is critical for creating the kind of community people …

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Letter: Conservatives should keep their resolve

I have learned it is no use trying to reason with those on the left. In my most recent letter to the editor I argued the left is acting irrationally and with hatred in response to the election and the inauguration of Donald Trump. One …

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Letter: Congress should repeal ‘safe harbor’ provision

As chairman of the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee, Congressman Greg Walden is caught between the ER and the morgue as he ponders how to repeal or replace Obamacare without denying coverage to constituents and losing his seat in 2018.

Fortunately, there is a …

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Don’t target landlords

In response to the letter from RaDawn Lucas, “Bend should make landlords pay” from Feb. 14, as landlords we strongly disagree with Bend adopting an ordinance as Portland has done, requiring further requirements evicting tenants. It is already extremely difficult and time-consuming …

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Letter: Becoming a Tree City USA brings many benefits

A recent editorial by The Bulletin, a call for “polite, fact-based discussion about priorities for Bend and trees” was made. I couldn’t agree more with this approach, so as a tree expert I would like to share some factual information behind the benefits of Bend …

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Letter: GOP abdicates its moral and civic responsibilities

“Winners make policy, losers go home.” That’s the quote, is it not? I’ve basically been chronically disgusted by what’s happening in Washington since the inauguration, but that quote has stuck with me as a particularly cynical response to what is going on in our country …

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Unethical dilemma

In response to the Feb. 25 letter “No Payne for planning”:

The conflict of interest between private business and public interest is just as important in the federal level as it is in our local government.

Jeff Payne, president of the Central Oregon …

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Crosswalks and opportunities

I walk the roundabout crosswalk at 15th Street and Reed Market Road.

I give drivers an opportunity to be kind, polite, respectful, neighborly and compassionate (have I left out some?).

It occurred to me, we all have the right of way.

We …

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Disheartened by Walden vote

I am so disheartened to see that Rep. Greg Walden has once again voted strictly along party lines to support House Joint Resolution 40, sponsored by the NRA.

The ruling that this would repeal was put in to place after the …

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Letter: Obamacare makes saving lives easier

Having worked in the medical field as a practicing emergency room physician for some 30 years, I have been an intimate witness to how government policy influences medical care in this country. In other words: the good, bad and downright ugly.

What I have experienced …

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