In my view

Letter: Donate to the homeless the right way

Having had personal conversations with some of the homeless camping on Stevens Road, the police and people at the Department of State Lands, I have come to one conclusion — most of the people living “rough” in homeless camps across our county do not want …

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To help fix roads, we should tax studded tires

I was very happy to see the comments by William Raleigh that appeared in “My Nickel’s Worth” on March 19.

For many years, my husband and I have been advocating that people who run studded tires …

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Letter: We need to do more to save the sage grouse

On March 20, an editorial on these pages titled “Saving Oregonians from the sage grouse” concluded that creative conservation efforts are needed to protect the greater sage grouse and to ensure that there won’t be a need to list the bird as an endangered species. …

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Fighting poverty with 2-parent families

Nicholas Kristof’s column in The Bulletin on March 22 reviews the realities that gave rise to today’s problems in education, drug abuse, a large unskilled workforce and the current tension among minority communities and law enforcement.

He wrote, “(Daniel Patrick) …

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Letter: Oregonians deserve Medicare reform

If Congress doesn’t act by the end of this month, when payment cuts to Medicare providers are scheduled to hit, there will be a major health care crisis. Topping the to-do list is addressing urgent problems with Medicare, the most costly federal program and the …

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Bend has great dog parks

With regard to Tajah Neubo’s letter on March 19, “Dog owners need to behave,” I take issue on so many levels it’s difficult to begin. I have lived in five different states and at least eight different cities in my …

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Letter: OSU-Cascades will be a good neighbor

Oregon State University’s 10-acre land use application remains under appeal to the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals with a decision targeted by the end of April.

Since its initial creation, two of Truth In Site’s key issues with the proposed campus have been parking …

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Bend should tighten standards on rentals

The recent Bulletin article from March 10 detailing the planning commission’s deliberation on vacation rental controls said that state law prohibits retroactive application of new regulations. The residents of Depoe Bay might take exception to this.

As noted by …

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Off track on fast track

Recently, The Bulletin’s editorial board said that Sen. Ron Wyden was on the right path when it came to deliberating over fast track trade promotion authority in Congress. The editorial board and Senator Wyden are correct in saying we need …

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Letter: Successful democracy requires cooperation

The 19th-century intellectual John Stuart Mill wrote that the conditions of political power change and so must the perceptions of that power. He also recognized that cooperation provides a force that can guard against the usurpation of political power by either population or money.

Cooperation …

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The message of ‘American Sniper’

In response to the submission by Patricia Smith (“In My View,” March 12, 2015) regarding the movie, “American Sniper.”

The movie was a wonderful depiction of an awful war and situation in the Middle East, from the perspective of one …

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Tax studded tires

Regarding the editorial “Why Bend may choose a gas tax,” it seems that conversations about funding road maintenance always overlook a most obvious issue and source of funding.

Studded tires are responsible for a big percentage of our road damage. The grooves …

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Column: For poorer and richer

Some arguments are hard to settle but are too important to avoid. Here is one: whether the social crisis among America’s poor and working class — the collapse of the two-parent family, the weakening of communal ties — is best understood as a problem of …

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Letter: Bend needs housing solutions today

As a housing advocate, Realtor, property manager for both for-profit and nonprofit clients, and as a community member who happens to love Bend, I deal with the community’s housing issues daily. I try to help not only my clients but try to be a resource …

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Letter: Dog owners need exercise, too

A recent editorial in The Bulletin suggested that the Bend Park & Recreation District should not allow dogs off leash in any part of Shevlin Park. The primary argument against off-leash activity is the potential conflict between dogs and other park users.

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Letter: Homelessness: Whose responsibility is it?

The Stevens Road Tract closure highlights a growing issue. Whose responsibility is it to address and solve the problems of homelessness and those at risk of homelessness in Bend and Central Oregon?

The federal, state and local governments are forced to deal with this issue …

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Letter: All the liars should not come as a surprise

The brouhaha over Brian Williams’ fictional account of a helicopter ride in Iraq exposed again factors contributing to our dysfunctional society — liars and our national capacity for believing them. Perhaps Williams channeled a suggestion by W. Somerset Maugham that deviating from the truth is …

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Find a new site for OSU

I read with great interest Mike Walker’s letter in the March 8 edition of The Bulletin. This was the most accurate summary of the issue at hand regarding the Oregon State University-Cascades Campus project. If the original 10-acre site …

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Still unequal pay for equal work

Your column, “Yesterday,” from Feb. 14 elicited a variety of reactions from me when I read that 100 years ago Oregon passed a bill granting women teachers equal pay with men for their services.

Oregon and New York City …

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What if there was an Ebola vaccine?

I wonder how many of the “anti-vaccination” for kids crowd would have refused an Ebola vaccination for little Suzie or Johnny, had one been available last fall? I think an honest answer to this question would be quite …

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Letter: Secularism, God and David Brooks

There seems to be a prevalent misconception that accompanies the statement, “You either believe in God or you don’t,” which is that the only valid concept of God is described and defined by the Judeo-Christian tradition. The idea that all of mankind is inherently flawed …

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OSU-Cascades needs a master plan

Recently, The Bulletin argued in an editorial for quick approval of the OSU-Cascades west-side campus plan. It cited delay tactics by opponents of the location with the same sarcasm it has applied all along. My question is, “What plan?” Apparently …

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‘King’ Obama should obey the law

Exactly 800 years ago in 1215, King John of England signed the Magna Carta. For the first time in history, royalty agreed to live under and obey the laws of the land.

Now, 800 years later, Obama has overturned …

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Why is forgiveness odd?

I was struck by an article in the Feb. 22 Bulletin entitled, “Son of Slain Man: ‘I forgive you.’” Why in a “so called” Christian country is this an oddity? Adam Damiano and his family did exactly what Sister Mary Catherine …

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Letter: Keep Redmond’s Dry Canyon cleaned up

I moved to Redmond in 2013 and found a house that sits on the edge of the Dry Canyon. Having been born and raised in Bend, I never knew that Redmond even had a Dry Canyon, much less one with parks, hiking and biking trails. …

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Don’t ask for state help on Mirror Pond

I was appalled at the Feb. 24 editorial comparing the $200 million bond issued to Oregon Health & Science University and the Mirror Pond project. After all, OHSU benefits not only Oregon but also many outside the …

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The rights in the vaccination debate

There was an article in a recent Bulletin about whether to immunize one’s children.

In my opinion no one has the right to risk or endanger the other people who live on this earth with them.

I guess the …

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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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