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Letter: Save animals by voting yes on Measure 100

Speaking as an outdoorsman who spends a lot of time hunting and hiking in Central Oregon — and as someone who often finds common ground with The Bulletin — on Measure 100, The Bulletin simply got it wrong. The vote on Measure 100 should be …

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Letter: Walton Lake project was carefully studied

I would like to offer some comments on an article that appeared in The Bulletin on Aug. 18. The article deals with a lawsuit against a vegetation management project that the Forest Service has proposed for Walton Lake.

I recently retired from the local U.S. …

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Tell Walden to debate opponent

I was happy to read your Sept. 17 editorial calling on Sen. Ron Wyden to debate his opponents. I agree with you that if there is no debate, it denies voters a chance to see all the candidates in a …

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Letter: Dealing with homeless issue is difficult, complex

Where do the homeless live?

There is an illegal encampment situated very near the west-bound lane of U.S. Highway 20 several miles east of Bend. This campsite consists of a sizable tent, a cart piled with camping gear and miscellaneous items strewn about the area. …

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Vote for experienced sheriff

For police officers the steps through a career are important to the development of those critical skills and knowledge to prepare them for future success.

Arguably the single most important position for all those who hope to lead an agency in …

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Letter: Snarky note about veteran parking

I never thought it would happen to me. Not here, of all places. You see it a lot online; pictures where someone leaves a snarky note on a dinner tab, or a pithy remark left under the windshield wiper as a result of a particularly …

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Letter: Protect wild horses

On Sept. 9, the day the Bureau of Land Management halted its plan to surgically sterilize wild horses in Oregon because of litigation from Friends of Animals and other groups — a noteworthy victory for wild horses that likely made cattle and sheep ranchers cringe …

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Letter: Support Measure 97

As a parent, I can say that there isn’t anything I wouldn’t do for my daughter. I do my best to give her everything she needs to succeed and live up to her full potential. However, corporations are not living up to their full potential …

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Fatter voting rolls, indeed!

It may seem downright curmudgeonly to object to “the state launched … program to register voters who do business with the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles” reported in The Bulletin on Sept. 16 as making state voter roles “fatter than ever …

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Letter: Hillary Clinton — the candidate you love to hate

Rarely, if ever, in our nation’s history has the life and career of a public servant been subject to such exhaustive scrutiny as that of Hillary Rodham Clinton. Over the course of more than three decades in the public eye along with her husband, she …

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Blumenauer right about Owyhee Canyonlands

Regarding The Bulletin’s Aug. 28 editorial about the Owyhee Canyonlands, I feel Congressman Earl Blumenauer was right to ask President Barack Obama to declare a national monument.

Doing nothing is its own action and one that does not ensure that …

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Letter: Park district should hold a forum

The Bend Park and Recreation District’s choice to restrict people with bikes and dogs from Riley Ranch leads me to consider the $29 million bond measure and its management of our public lands.

Many citizens are concerned that park district decision-makers are not using taxpayer …

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Losing Bend’s history

There has been considerable lip service given to the history of Bend and its significant structures and culture.

My first visit to Bend occurred in late summer 1955 when a mill was still operating and a significant architectural building, the Pilot Butte …

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Problems for the ‘lifestyle’ city

In the years ahead, Bend will see an annual increase in permanent residents, visitors and part-time residents. Earlier this year a lodging industry executive said, “Bend is white-hot right now.” The heat will continue.

A Bend resident told me in …

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Letter: Arts Commission supports arts throughout Oregon

As chair of the Oregon Arts Commission, I read the July 27 editorial “Don’t exile arts east of the Cascades” in The Bulletin with dismay and surprise. The core of the Oregon Arts Commission mission is to serve all of Oregon, every region of our …

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Letter: The prospect of a Hillary Clinton presidency

The presidential election presents voters with a stark choice. One nominee promises to shake up established ways of doing government business and to restore American values that have been eroded in the eight years of the Obama administration. The other, having escaped indictment for mishandling …

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Letter: Is America in decline?

Well, here we are in another political season of our nation. Barring the current election cycle, we, as a nation, have experienced an unusual number of chaotic and turbulent situations and cultural changes in the past number of decades.

My observation over my adult lifetime …

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Letter: Bend should pass climate action resolution

I n response to the letter to the editor from Bend City Councilors Victor Chudowsky and Casey Roats and as a member of the Climate Ordinance Working Group on the Climate Action Resolution coming up for a vote at today’s council meeting, I’d like to …

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Management abuses the river and wildlife

The Deschutes River is touted as a cherished natural resource with a National Scenic and Wild designation.

A recent edition of The Bulletin reported the level of Wickiup Reservoir at 22 percent and the river flow below the dam …

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Letter: Happy to share my little piece of paradise

Every time I drive west on Reed Market Road, I marvel at the beauty of our Cascade Range before I go past the busy and beautiful Farewell Bend Park, just one of so many lovely parks we have in Bend. Let’s not forget the iconic …

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Letter: Eat your vegetables

I’m an internal medicine physician, and I am concerned about the health of our country.

Today, most of our health care dollars are spent on the management of chronic diseases with pills and procedures. Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases (heart attacks and strokes), high blood …

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Letter: Two reasons against non-voting or write-in

What is all this talk about a “reset” when a presidential candidate submarines his own campaign?

This seems to be an outgrowth of the video game culture, where stupid moves have no consequences and all it takes is a “reset” to move on, erasing your …

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Vote your party, your beliefs

OK, so I am old. But here is my belief. If you are a Republican, then you vote for the candidate who represents the party and your beliefs. If you are Republican and vote for a candidate who represents the …

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Letter: Rezone request full of inconvenient truths

In November 2015, I wrote a letter to the editor of The Bulletin denouncing the then-proposal by Central Oregon Community College to rezone 12 acres of land at the Shevlin Park Road/Mt. Washington Drive roundabout from standard residential density to medium residential density in order …

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Lessons from Trump

Donald Trump offers two lessons for Americans, especially for those seeking a “strong leader.”

First, Trump realizes that our political establishment badly underestimated the fear and anger of millions who see their incomes and careers slipping away. These hard-working Americans rightfully demand …

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Letter: Celebrate national parks and true essence of our nation

This week, the National Park Service celebrates a birthday — its hundredth.

It was on Aug. 25, 1916, that President Woodrow Wilson signed an act creating a new federal bureau to manage an already growing system of national parks.

Agency anniversaries seldom cause much excitement. …

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Appalled by cedar siding

As an east-side resident, I don’t drive through the west side of town much if I can help it. Today I came from Reed Market Road and proceeded north on 14th. I drove by the new OSU-Cascades buildings and was totally …

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Thanks for land use planning

Your July 27 editorial reminds me to “look to Salem” with thanks for our Oregon land use planning system. Perhaps one reason people continue to move to Oregon is because our state is still beautiful, with dedicated farmland and many …

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Letter to the editor: Donald Trump and the Purple Heart

I was a sophomore at the University of Notre Dame when President John F. Kennedy gave his now famous inaugural address. His words, “Ask what you can do for your country,” resonated within me for the remainder of my time at Notre Dame.

That said, …

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Follow California’s leadership

Last month California state officials added the evolution of gay rights and the contributions of lesbian and gay figures in history to the list of topics that public school students will be taught in California. This move puts the ongoing LGBT civil …

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Column: Owyhee Canyonlands need more protection

I first visited the Owyhee Canyonlands in 1979. Since moving to Bend I had been hearing rumors about a place called Leslie Gulch in Eastern Oregon near the Idaho border. Among other things, I heard it was home to several plants that are found nowhere …

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