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Letter: The dumps around the OSU-Cascades site

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Convincing needed with Bend gas tax

Bend’s roads are falling apart as a result of the City Council ignoring the issue for years. Now they want a gas tax to address that problem. Convince us that the funds generated by the tax will actually be …

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Walden understands younger generation

Recently, myself and about 30 other college Republicans from universities around Oregon came to Bend to hold our annual conference. First of all, wow. Bend is a beautiful place, and the weather that weekend made it even better. We will definitely …

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Letter: Not enough pet friendly options for renters

Bend is supposedly one of the most dog-friendly cities in the nation, but this is not the case when it comes to renting a home. In Bend, and now in Redmond, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to rent a pet-friendly home.

Approximately half of Central Oregonians …

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Coexist with cougars, don’t kill them

Congratulations to George Wuerthner for his “In My View” comments on April 11 in regard to the cougars.

It should be required reading for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Bend Police Department and any citizen that …

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The silent majority

Bend has a rich history of its silent majority doing what’s best for the community. For instance, despite the efforts of various vocal minorities over the years, Bend’s always insightful silent majority has stayed the course and gifted the community with such …

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Letter: Focus debate on what community wants with OSU-Cascades

As debates continue regarding OSU-Cascades’ proposed location, I’m reminded of similar conversations regarding the Bend Parkway and the Southern Crossing/Bill Healy Bridge a little more than a decade ago. Those conversations were important because they incited creative thinking as citizens voiced concerns over the impact …

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Letter: Terrible plan for a wonderful new campus

I remember when Central Oregon Community College construction began and how exciting it was to have a community college right in our backyard.

Now I am excited to see afour-year university in the works, and I fully support the idea. However, I am concerned about …

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Studded tires ruin our roads

If Oregon is really serious about people removing their studded tires by the removal date, they would do random checks and impose a substantial fine on the offenders. Studded tires are ruining the roads. Cascades East Transit buses don’t use …

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Letter: Cougar in Bend did not need to be killed

The recent killing of yet another cougar in Bend represents a tragic and unnecessary death of an animal that was just minding its own business and posed no threat to anyone.

The hype surrounding the killing lacks ecological perspective. Recent research in predator ecology suggests …

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Restore a better Postal Service

By April 18, 2015, all mail processing for the entire 977 zip code area will be completed in Portland. The mail will be collected, driven to Portland to process, brought back for delivery. The Bulletin published an article on Thursday, …

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What’s the PR firm for, OSU-Cascades?

OSU has hired a public relations firm to convince Central Oregonians of what? We do not need convincing as to the merits of a full-service university.

Will the PR firm, however, be able to explain why OSU didn’t take …

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Don’t lose patriotism

Last November, I had just hung my American flag on my front entry, picked up The Bulletin newspaper, which includes the “Ageless” section. I was pleased to read it in its entirety, which so well covered the air museum in Madras and …

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Letter: The city of Bend’s enabling behavior

I shouldn’t violate my anonymity by divulging that I am a recovering alcoholic, but I will.

On April 9, I will be 31 years sober. At age 43 I was a functioning drunk, and the leadership within the Marine Corps ordered me into rehab. Now, …

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Discipline in social media versus newspapers

Printed news will endure, even in this digital age. “Assertions of untruths in Truth In Site’s fight,” which appeared in a recent Bulletin, demonstrates this truth.

Think of all you have read in the past months about the location …

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Letter: Gun bill should be defeated

If you have read the entire text of proposed Senate Bill 941 and the statutes it proposes to amend, you might correctly conclude the devil is in the details. Lots of details that are very hard to figure out — intentionally. I’d like to first …

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Not the ideal campus site

After reading Stu Martinez’s letter in the March 29 Bulletin, I have to disagree that Bend seems to be at some kind of “threshold” of making a decision about whether or not we want/need/approve of OSU-Cascades.

I haven’t spoken to …

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Letter: Let’s show courtesy to others

On March 15, a friend of ours was shopping here in Bend.

While in line checking out, a couple in their mid-40s were standing in line directly behind our friend and were reading that day’s Bulletin print edition article on heroin.

The woman looked at …

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Wear a ribbon for Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month — a good time to focus on our role in safeguarding Oregon’s children.

What you may not know is that while the national rate for child abuse dropped 25 percent in …

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Letter: OSU-Cascades site has surmountable challenges

I am writing in response to Mike Walker’s March 8 opinion piece, which offered a subjective and incomplete portrayal of the proposed OSU-Cascades west-side campus.

I am a civil engineer who has spent nearly three decades helping clients develop their campus visions, from institutions such …

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Payments to pumice mine is a waste of taxes

Smoke and mirrors. The process of siting of the new OSU-Cascades campus on Bend’s west side just stinks to high heaven.

Here’s one example: As reported in The Bulletin on Saturday, March 28, “OSU-Cascades doesn’t dispute …

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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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Letter: The pros outweigh the cons on OSU-Cascades campus

A moment of decision is before the people of Bend, and we cannot afford to miss it: Will a fully realized OSU-Cascades be a part of our future or not?

Here’s the truth of it — if we miss this moment, bogged down in the …

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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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