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Letter: Watch out for deer and elk

They did not know they would die here. For generations mule deer have come to Bend and surroundings this time of year to birth their young and to raise them for six months, until they are ready to travel the hundred miles or so to …

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Reflecting on Earth Day

Earth Day was a great time to reflect on what Mother Earth has provided to nurture our lives and our souls.

I am continually in awe of the wilderness areas adjacent to Central Oregon and am grateful to our forefathers and …

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Letter: A better plan for Deschutes River flows

I attended the preliminary injunction hearing that was held in Eugene recently concerning the spotted frog and flows out of Wickiup. I came away with some thoughts about the process and whether we are moving forward in a sustainable fashion.

Too many of the attorneys …

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Public lands are for everyone

In response to Laurie Lakin’s recent letter, there are 15.7 million acres of national forest in Oregon. Ochoco National Forest has about 725,000 acres.

Surely, she and her friends who wish peace and quiet can find a few acres in …

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Letter: It’s time to recognize damage from studded tires

As winter ends, the controversy over Bend road conditions continues. It takes only a few drives on city streets to realize the damage caused by studded tires: road ruts, broken pavement in road ruts, rough noisy pavement and an increase in tire wear caused by …

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Letter: Make a difference for Earth’s future

All of us concerned about the profound effects of climate change on the Earth received excellent news on April 8. Magistrate Judge Thomas Coffin of the U.S. District Court in Eugene ruled favorably on the right of a group of plaintiffs concerned about climate change …

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A democratic socialist is …

This letter is an answer to Tim Fox of La Pine who asked in a letter, “What is a democratic socialist?” To sum it up, a democratic socialist is one who favors some socialist programs managed by a democratically elected …

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Minimum wage will help workers

I am responding to the editorial, “Tiered wage plan isn’t going to help small businesses.” The new minimum wage was not created to help business owners but rather their employees. Studies indicate that when workers have financial security their morale …

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What is a democratic socialist?

Bernie Sanders prides himself by calling himself that, but what is one? The videos that I’ve seen show supporters that can’t define socialism nor can they define the difference between a socialist and a democratic socialist! They say, “There’s a …

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Letter: Treat Donald Trump with respect

Almost daily of late, The Bulletin’s opinion page has printed an article criticizing Donald Trump. Garrison Keillor for instance: Keillor opines the stupidity of even the consideration of the election of a “blowhard ignoramus.” Nasty words from a person I once highly regarded.

Trump may …

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Letter: Clean energy law will reduce reliance on coal

Oregon leads the way in more than beer, sneakers, and computer chips. We have long been out in front on key environmental issues. We are justly proud of our public beaches and of our recycling and land use planning innovations that have been emulated across …

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Letter: Remember that love should overcome hate

My wife and I visited in recent years the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., and Yad Vashem World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem. In both museums we were struck to our core and soberly challenged by the quotation on their walls by …

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Sanders for president

As a strong advocate for sensible gun control measures, I support Bernie Sanders for president because he is most likely to achieve the needed regulations supported by the majority of the electorate.

First, Sanders believes in a middle-ground solution. He voted for …

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Letter: New guidelines for opioids aren’t logical

As a retired pain management specialist I have closely followed the new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines on “recommending” new limits for prescribers regarding opioids.

It was especially relevant to me not just as a physician but because of the discomfort I suffered …

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Letter: Central Oregon Irrigation District works to conserve

Central Oregon Irrigation District has a hundred-year history in Central Oregon.

Irrigation was the driving force in the economic development of that time. All food was local in those days; plants, people and animals need water. Water is and always will be a most valuable …

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Don’t politicize the Supreme Court

If the Republicans successfully follow through on their threat to block the nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, then the Supreme Court will be useless as far as justice in this country is concerned. The Supreme Court will …

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Letter: Stand together for the Deschutes River

As I scanned the overflowing courtroom for an empty seat at Tuesday’s Oregon spotted frog hearing, I encountered Richard Macy, a North Unit Irrigation District board member and former member of my board.

Richard asked me, “Tod, are you sitting on the bride’s side or …

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Letter: It’s time to reconsider lifetime appointments

The 2016 presidential races could not be more mystifying. With the death of Supreme Court Justice Scalia, the mix became even more uncertain. The Republicans began with 17 candidates, a varied group to say the least, and now have only three. Two are considered “establishment” …

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Save Troy Field

Janet Stevens’ March 18 column, “Pain of change as Bend continues to grow.” We who grew up in Bend in the ’50s know change has indeed encompassed nearly every aspect of our town. While much of the change is good, we acknowledge …

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Letter: Bulletin does not understand Trump’s appeal

This is in response to the March 2 Bulletin editorial criticizing the Oregon GOP for not denouncing Donald Trump.

The Deschutes County Republican Party has an “unofficial” policy of not commenting on any party candidates during the primary election cycle. We prefer to let the …

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Letter: Regulating drones should not be a patchwork of state laws

Drone technology is ready to change your life. Emergency responders can help flooding or landslide victims faster. Energy companies can inspect and maintain their wind turbines more safely. And package delivery could reduce urban traffic and cut back on delivery truck emissions.

To realize the …

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A waste of money

Let’s see now! $70,000 down the drain! How many potholes would that fill? It appears the city government is becoming arrogant with the taxpayers’ money! Shame on you Bend City Council!

Al Tellin

Bend

Get out and vote GOP

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Letter: It’s time to save the Upper Deschutes

When I was in the second grade a friend brought over a beat-up old fly rod. We tied on some fishing line and ran to the nearest pond. I hurled the line into the water and caught a crappie. From that day on I was …

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What’s next for Bend roads

Thanks for your article on the road forward on street maintenance. One crucial piece of information: The city will be spending a large sum on street preservation this year, far more than in recent history.

Last summer City Council passed …

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Letter: No beer with Donald Trump

While I actually do try to learn all about the candidates and issues, I must admit that part of me always seems to gauge a presidential candidate with the very simple question: “Would I like to sit down and have a beer with this person?” …

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Letter: Oregon is headed in the wrong direction

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

Conflicts of interest

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

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Column: Voters face critical choices

In May, ballots will go out to Oregon voters to select candidates in the primaries to represent them in national, statewide and local elections. The election in November will provide a crucible for national, state and local governments. Critical issues will confront voters with tough …

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Pull the plug on studded tires

The whole street decay debacle still needs the main reason for its existence to be addressed. Not my first nickel’s worth on the studded tire sore subject.

Has anyone noticed any weather worth having studs on for in the …

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Letter: County should opt out of pot

This is an open letter to the Deschutes County Commissioners strongly urging them to vote to opt out of Measure 91.

You’ve heard about property devaluation due to unsightly marijuana greenhouses that cause bad odors, increased traffic, noise issues and security problems.

There are no …

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Why give the city more money?

Bend is my home, and I live here by choice. As we would anywhere else in the world, we will still have our complaints. Certainly I would voice my opinion about the lousy condition of our streets.

What we …

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Letter: Vote for the Bend fuel tax

If you haven’t voted, please do and please vote yes for the fuel tax.

Some answers to lingering questions:

Voters of Bend: “Why would those politicians spend tax money on a special election to ask us for more tax money?!”

Councilor Barb Campbell: The $70,000 …

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