Letter: The country needs leadership from its president

Current presidential race excitement brings into focus a division between those who believe business and government are adversaries. Everyone has examples supporting one prejudice or the other. In reality, there is no such thing as either business or government; it is people, identifiable people, in …

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Letter: Diversity built this country, not walls

As we listen to the suggestions blocking Muslims from coming to America, we are reminded that demagoguery is always easier than discernment. It sounds alarmingly reminiscent of the scapegoating of persons different than white, Christian Americans that has proved so destructive.

To be honest, there …

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Protect wildlife

This fall, Oregon has a chance to play a big role in the global fight against wildlife trafficking. In 2015, voters in Washington state passed a landmark measure to ban the trade of products from 10 wildlife species, including elephants, rhinos, several big …

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Leave it alone

In a recent article about the proposed Cathedral Rock Wilderness headlined “Wilderness proposals on hold for now,” there was a statement: “The first step toward wilderness designation is a land exchange that would resolve the patchwork of ownership.”

Give us a break: …

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Letter: Add money and land to save Central Oregon

The scene at many Wilderness trailheads on the Cascade Lakes Highway on any given weekend can feel more like visiting a festival than entering a forest. It is a visible element of how things are changing in Central Oregon: We are growing in number. People …

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Letter: There’s much lacking from both Clinton and Trump

In response to a letter from the chairman of the Deschutes County Republican Party, Robert Perry, I submit that the Republican Party my family has known for generations no longer exists.

The reasons Mr. Perry gives for Trump’s resonation with some voters is true for …

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Letter: Oregon is getting worse

Oregon is wobbling. That is because of conflicts of interest; trust in our politicians; public employee unions; rural versus urban polarization; haves versus the have-nots, just as examples.

Conflicts of interest. Enough ink has been spilled on the embarrassment of former Gov. John Kitzhaber. Unfortunately, …

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Letter: A solution to the wildfire problem

According to the 2015 Oregon Department of Forestry Annual Report there were 1,080 statistical fires in 2015. Approximately 25 percent were ignited by lightning strikes, approximately 34 percent were public-related ignitions and approximately 40 percent were landowner-related ignitions. Eighty percent of the acres burned were …

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Letter: Make pedestrians safer under Franklin Bridge

What was built in 1937 on Franklin Avenue in Bend and is now used by thousands of people in order to cross the great chasm, a stark divide in our community created by the Bend Parkway and railroad?

Here’s another hint. What is dark, dank …

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Letter: It’s time for Bend to act on climate

The future is now: It’s time to take responsibility, be a leader and act on climate!

Bend needs to pass a climate action policy now. It is past time for all of us (humanity) to take responsibility for our actions and do what we can …

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Letter: Don’t let traffic choke Bend

My wife, Betty, and I recently completed our fourth cross-country drive. We saw one big change from our first trip six years ago: nightmarish traffic choking cities all across this country.

A study by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and INRIX, a traffic data collection …

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Letter: The country and the community need leadership

Should we trust our leaders?

What do issues like the elimination of the $100 bill, gun control, abortion and chewing gum have in common? Give up? They all involve incompetence in government and/or failures of leadership.

Perhaps you have heard the U.S. government is considering …

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Oregon has a weight tax

On June 14, The Bulletin published an In My View letter which focused on a tiered street-use permit plan structured according to gross vehicle weight.

Since the Oregon Weight-Mile Tax was implemented in 1990, Oregon Department of Transportation requires that …

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Letter: Bend 2030 revises funding and director apologizes

In Bend, we are fortunate to have a strong newspaper devoted to holding us all accountable and fortunate to live among community members of all political backgrounds who care profoundly about local issues.

I’ve reflected deeply on my gratitude for these qualities recently and want …

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Letter: The failure of wild horse policy

The headline for The Bulletin’s June 28 editorial is absolutely right and deserves some all-caps emphasis: “Wild horse policy is NOT working.”

This statement is true and has been for many years. The reasons for this are many but can be boiled down to a …

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Support the climate ordinance

I am a 25-year resident of Bend, and I would appreciate your support for the climate change ordinance proposed by The Environmental Center.

I believe climate change is the greatest threat to our human existence and that as a community we …

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Letter: Bend needs better direction

A city councilor’s job is to listen to all sides of an issue and make a reasonable decision in the best interest of the community. Divisiveness and reflexive, ideological positions and tactics do not serve Bend well. Bend’s City Council is failing our community by …

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Column: Why we celebrate Troy Field

Open space in our neighborhood. A welcoming familiar place. Oxygen-producing, life-giving green grass. A place to play.

Few among us do not understand the value of our shared open green spaces. Who doubts the importance of the community park?

In 1974 city of Bend voters …

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Crackdown needed

I am so sick of the candlelight vigils, mounds of flowers and the total lack of will to change a system that allows someone investigated as a terrorist by the FBI to purchase a rifle. Is that all we are capable of: a …

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Letter: State needs focus on early childhood education

We shouldn’t be pointing fingers; we should be offering helping hands.

This was the theme when New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof spoke recently at The Oregon Community Foundation annual meeting.

He was there to educate, support and inspire us to do better in our …

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Letter: The Independent Party’s historic moment

Unless you were paying very close attention, you probably missed the historic moment that transpired this primary election. A new major political party held its first-ever primary in Oregon. Growing in membership and popularity over the past decade, the Independent Party of Oregon qualified as …

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Letter: Fight to keep Bend livable

Bend is growing. Signs are all around us. The whack of a hammer or beep, beep, beep of construction vehicles, these sounds are ever-present in all corners of our city, as I huff my way up Pilot Butte or drive along Century by the new …

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Letter: Create a street use permit for trucks in Bend

While Bend city leaders wring their hands and the rest of us grind our teeth over the pothole situation, major sections of our streets are quietly reverting to gravel roads. We need to figure out how to fix the problem before purchasing road grading equipment …

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Bend needs climate action

On June 1, 2016, the governors of California, Oregon and Washington and the Premier of British Columbia as well as representatives from the cities of Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver, Washington, announced their commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and …

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Letter: We need action on climate change to protect national parks

Recently, John Gottberg Anderson wrote an article for The Bulletin called “National Park lands of the Northwest.” It focused on the amazing Pacific Northwest national parks, such as Mt. Rainer, Olympic, North Cascades, Redwoods and Crater Lake, where you can celebrate the centennial of the …

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Letter: Treat wildfires like the natural disasters they are

“Wildfire season” has become a misnomer.

In the past, warm spring weather touched off the start of the worst wildfires. Now, unfortunately one fire season essentially runs into the next.

Summer is just starting and states already are reporting what the National Interagency Fire Center …

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Letter: Trump is more fit than Clinton to be president

Recently The Bulletin made its recommendations for the Republican and Democrat primaries. For Republicans, the Bulletin advised a vote for Ohio Gov. John Kasich, contending that Donald Trump is “unfit” to be president.

Trump’s occasional rhetorical excesses and lack of specificity in policy prescriptions, some …

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A disturbing look inside the Bend City Council

The insight into the thinking of one of our city councilors was an eye opener. I’m sure that Barb Campbell isn’t happy that The Bulletin printed her email about meeting the new government affairs director of the …

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Letter: Time for progress on the climate, not excuses

Recently sighted — a sign outside a local establishment that read simply, “Progress or Excuses.” When it comes to battling the impacts of climate change, 11 Oregon cities have taken the choice to heart by passing climate ordinances allowing the development of climate action plans. …

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Take action on climate

Early reactions to proposals the Bend City Council is considering regarding our response to climate change provide interesting reading. A good debate is warranted, but I am puzzled by opinions suggesting that reducing the amount of carbon dioxide produced by Bend …

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