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Kitzhaber was right to resign

Former Gov. John Kitzhaber complained that the media accused, tried and convicted him on incomplete evidence and before he had a chance to mount a defense. If he sincerely believed that additional evidence would have exonerated him and Cylvia Hayes, …

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Kitzhaber should have had due process

The opinion column of Feb. 22, by Bulletin Publisher John Costa, questioned the lament felt by many voters regarding the resignation of John Kitzhaber and challenged the opinions expressed by James Lussier in his letter to The Bulletin. The …

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Letter: Citizens have a responsibility to stand up for predators, too

I am incensed at the hypocritical management in Oregon, with policies allowing release of invasive species such as feral cats that prey upon birds and plague neighborhoods yet declaring war on native predators such as cougars and coyotes. This is a policy of “wildlife inconvenience,” …

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Give Williams another chance

He huffed and he puffed and created a want-to-be participant in momentous occasions. The magic carpet ride enabled Brian Williams to dream himself into situations that eventually became his own reality. A lot of us do it! The majority of us …

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A tragedy of overuse

Residents should note the negative impact on local recreation areas created by an increasing population in Central Oregon and campaigns to increase tourism in the area.

Pilot Butte, Lava Butte, Shevlin Park, the Deschutes River and the High Cascades Trails have …

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Letter: Marcus Mariota inspired me by being nice

It’s been said that Marcus Mariota is too nice. He seems to be an anomaly in the sport of football: a polite and respectful guy who does everything right and is incredibly nice. Oh, and we can’t forget that he is a freak of nature …

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Letter to the editor: Remembering the way things were

No matter what the kids and the new generation think about us oldies born between 1925 and 1960, we were awesome! Our lives are living proof.

We were lucky to survive being born. Some moms smoked, drank beer and took aspirin. Being a kid between …

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Clearing up Klamath

The kerfuffle in Klamath County over whether or not a plaque with the words “In God We Trust” should be placed in the commissioner’s hearing room could perhaps be resolved to everyone’s satisfaction with a plaque reading as follows: “No man’s god …

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Cougar killing was wrong

Thank you Dylan Darling for the Sunday Bulletin feature story on the very questionable behavior of the local Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. The killing of the anesthetized cougar was so very off-the- charts cruel. Perhaps the writer of the …

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Cougars may not be reported to ODFW

Paws up, don’t shoot.

I’m upset that the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife feels it must kill animals that are not a threat but happen to be passing through an area. I know I, as well as …

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Never forget the Holocaust

The 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz earned significant space in The Bulletin. I am thrilled to see our hometown paper celebrate such an important date and continue the most important task of informing all of us of such a …

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Letter: What Truth in Site wants

On Jan. 13, The Bulletin published an editorial titled “Truth in Site wins very little in campus fight.” For those citizens of Bend unfamiliar with the 500-plus member group, Truth in Site is a grassroots organization which is pro-college, pro-education, but strongly opposed to the …

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Letter: Oregon’s immunization deficit needs to change

What do objections against vaccinations and against a four-year university in Bend and our low high school graduation rate have in common? The answer is disappointing.

As a pediatrician whose discipline (oncology) experiences more children suffering (and dying) of infection than of any other cause, …

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Our savior is pot?

As reported by The Oregonian, Oregon Liquor Control Commission member Marvin Revoal declared that legalization of marijuana will be “an economic engine. This is our Silicon Valley, our Napa Valley. We have a great opportunity to be the leader in the …

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Oppose Fast Track for trade treaty

At Sen. Ron Wyden’s Town Hall on Jan 2., he made the statement, “There is no Trans Pacific Partnership,” meaning, I suppose, that it has not been finalized yet. He also stated that he was for transparency of this …

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Protect Pilot Butte; keep bikes on pavement

Pilot Butte State Park is one of Bend’s jewels. It is up to us to protect it from misuse so that generations to come can enjoy this beauty.

However, it is with great dismay that I write this …

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Letter to the editor: Hunting and trapping wreak misery on Oregon

The op-ed article, “Pay a fair share for fish and wildlife,” published on Jan. 6, is mostly opinion with only vague information supporting the author’s claims. His first key point, “When participation in these sports (hunting and fishing) shrinks, all of Oregon’s wildlife loses,” is …

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The worst show on earth

Is anyone else tired of the so-called Democrats and the so-called Republicans? This idea came to me after trying to watch the “show” called the State of the Union.

The show “Justified,” premiered its second year during that time slot, …

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Safer motorcycle riders

Your front-page headline and related article in the Jan. 9 paper, “If you’re a boomer on a bike, read this,” and “The thrill of the ride comes at a cost,” was disingenuous fear-mongering. Implied in the headline and article title is that …

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Carbon needs to cost in state

It’s time Oregon put a price on carbon.

Rising temperatures, decreased snow pack and changing rainfall patterns are negatively affecting the area’s traditional economy — rooted in tourism, agriculture and forestry — and human health. Heat is stressing crops and shrinking the distribution of important …

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Loss of hunting hurts the economy

As the owner of a small outdoor recreation company, I am increasingly concerned about the downward trend in youth participating in outdoor recreation. Retailers like me stand to lose a great deal if trends continue in Oregon. Oregon has …

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Dealing with scams

For Audrey Dryden (Jan. 13 “My Nickels Worth”) and others annoyed with unsolicited calls regarding credit cards, senior medic alerts, student loans, etc., with phony phone numbers: I’ve heard callers are paid per call and the employer pays the phone bill. Instead …

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Letter: Help start a revolution in nutrition

January is a time to think about positive changes, and often our resolutions have to do with health and healthy eating. Thoughtful nutritious eating is one of the most important ways we can improve and maintain our individual health.

As you work on meeting your …

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Time to clean house?

As a strong supporter of OSU-Cascades, and realizing the critical importance of this issue in our city’s future, I’m disappointed with the latest controversy over the objections of the (Un) Truth in Site group regarding the OSU campus location.

First, instead …

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OSU-Cascades campus and Bend’s economy

The Bulletin had articles on OSU-Cascades launching a hospitality program and OSU investing significant money into the College of Forestry. Historically, Bend has experienced a challenging “boom-bust” cyclical nature due to construction and tourism.

The hope for the new OSU-Cascades …

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Take responsibility

The article regarding someone suing Dubuque, Iowa, (“Liability concerns prompt cities to limit, or ban, sleds”) because they hurt themselves sledding in the city park was nauseating. It is truly unfortunate that someone was injured while recreating, but to blame someone else for …

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Riley Ranch is great for Bend

Riley Ranch Nature Reserve will become a richly appreciated piece of geography.

In 1973, my family explored a Bend job opportunity. While touring town, our host drove us to remarkable Shevlin Park. There wasn’t much development beyond College Way …

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Do not call

Is it me, or is anyone else plagued with unsolicited, automatic phone calls regarding credit card interest, senior medic alerts and people wanting questions answered for various causes?

I have notified my phone company, CenturyLink, and it tried to block calls, to …

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Ticketed for a movie

Going to the movies downtown just became more expensive. Because parking is limited to two hours on the street, you need to move your car during the movie. The movie started at 3 p.m. The ticket was written at 5:05 p.m. …

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The conservative bromance with Putin

Rudy Giuliani: Unlike Obama, Putin is “what you call a leader.” Grand Old Party Rep. Mike Rogers said on Fox News that Putin was “playing chess” while the U.S., under Obama’s leadership, was merely “playing marbles.” Financial Times neocon columnist …

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