Letter: Bend could help OSU build at Juniper Ridge

There is much discussion about the west-side location for the OSU-Cascades campus.

Many questions have been asked about long-term planning and not been answered. Now COCC is on board with the west-side location.

COCC has a huge piece of land that it has had as …

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Bend has distorted priorities

Many of us Bend residents are really wondering about how the city budget is so messed up. The Bend parks seems to be bleeding money. We have new parks going in everywhere. West side gets everything. Is it because of the …

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The Youngs restlessly strike back

On the morning after the Pole Pedal Paddle, I picked up The Bulletin and was shocked — nay, horrified — to find my team name besmirched in print by your correspondent, Peter Pietrangelo.

Apparently, my team, The Youngs and the …

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Letter: OSU and COCC should collaborate on a joint location

As a relative newcomer, I have hesitated to weigh in on the campus location debate, but as a former community college campus president, I feel compelled to underscore hard realities about higher education finance and student pathways to degree completion and how they should inform …

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Letter: Bend should do more to improve bicycling

Taxes on studded tires are a devil needed, but a tax on prepared food and beverages would also affect locals — perpetuating the trend of livelihood in Bend getting more and more expensive.

With only 3 percent of the population being bike commuters and 3 …

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Letter: Lessons from Minnesota about a college town

After reading so many pros and cons to the proposed site of OSU-Cascades I thought that maybe I could share what I experienced in the southern Minnesota town of Mankato, a town often mentioned in the popular television series, “Little House on the Prairie.” Mankato …

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Gun rights lost

What a sad day, as I sat reading a recent newspaper about another right taken away from the people of Oregon. Here we are with one of the most favorable states to live in mostly because of the hunting, fishing and many …

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Fleecing the students

I have attempted to restrain publicly my disgust with our higher education system, but with several articles over the past couple of months in The Bulletin featuring tuition and salary increases in all of our local colleges, I must speak up.

Ex-COCC …

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Letter: Trade authority will be good for rural Oregon

Recently there has been much debate about the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the free trade agreement that the United States is negotiating with 11 other Pacific Rim nations, and Trade Promotion Authority, which gives the president authorization to negotiate the TPP and bring it to Congress for …

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ACA is good for many

After reading Al Phillips’ recent post, “ACA was bad for me,” I couldn’t help but respond. When I hear people slamming the Affordable Care Act because they might have to change their doctor, or their doctor chose to retire after …

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Letter: The price of a minimum wage of $15

Minimum wage $15. Really $15.

Really?

So you want your 14 year-old to get paid $15 an hour? Seriously? You want the person who bags your groceries, pumps your gas and makes a sandwich for you to get this also? Maybe if this person has …

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Support the police in these tough times

With all the news stories we see of what our police have to contend with on a daily basis in such urban population centers as Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri, I for one am truly grateful for what we …

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Letter: OSU-Cascades will need space to grow

As a former college academic, tech business executive and current Bend resident, I have been following the debate concerning the location of Oregon State-Cascades with great interest.

My main concern: I have seen no public discussion of what the physical requirements of a university campus …

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Letter: Preserve Mirror Pond for future generations

Patty and I met in medical school in Baltimore. After completing our training in Portland, we chose to move to Bend to start our careers and our family. Both have grown over the 20 years we have lived here. Many will agree Bend is a …

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Don’t cut Social Security retirement benefits

From this hilltop I gaze at the Sisters, the steadfast centerpiece of Central Oregon’s landscape. Underneath, the vast forest conjures a multitude of memories from my career in forestry spanning 38 years, brought to its end by balky hips …

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Letter: Work with OSU-Cascades to make it a better campus

I remain troubled that a small, highly vocal group (Truth In Site) is putting at risk OSU-Cascades’ efforts to expand to a four-year university and fundamentally change this community for the better — economically, socially and culturally. Opponents of the west-side location raise valid concerns …

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Letter: What to do about Bend schools

Janet Stevens’ recent column on school board elections was short of the mark. While she points out some inherent, and rather obvious, concerns around uncontested elections, she misses the opportunity to address what specific direction our local group of elected leaders might take in the …

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Letter: Protect Bend from proposed site of OSU-Cascades

I am a 15-year resident of downtown Bend. I was initially favorable to Oregon State University’s downtown location, but upon further reflection I have become very concerned. I thought it would bring energy and needed economic vitality to Bend in the shadow of the Great …

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Vote Foster Fell

To lighten the mood of my candidate endorsement interview with The Bulletin editorial staff, I called myself a “conspiracy theorist.”

Though they used this remark to reject my candidacy, I never intended it to be anything other than puckish.

Besides, by definition, …

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Letter: Did OSU-Cascades do its homework?

In response to The Bulletin’s plea for the debate to “stick to the facts,” here are a few questions with relative “facts” which OSU-Cascades needs to address. How can the pumice mine be part of the campus? OSU-Cascades presented its proposed purchase of the two …

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Letter: Hillary Clinton lacks the integrity to be president

Do character and integrity mean anything in presidential elections? With the long-anticipated announcement by Hillary Clinton that she is running for president and the expectation in the mainstream media that she will be Obama’s anointed successor, one must ask whether character and integrity play a …

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Help with cougars

A number of letters have been written that are critical of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the way it handles cougars.

It is the job of ODFW to manage all wildlife in Oregon, but the voters of Oregon have …

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Deschutes managers were well-paid public employees

I think some context is important regarding your recent article headlined, “168 Deschutes public employees make $100K plus.”

I would like your readers to note these $100K people are not the everyday public workers that they typically encounter on …

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Letter: Central Oregon needs a new location for OSU-Cascades

Where to locate the OSU-Cascades campus has taken up a lot of ink on the Bulletin’s Opinion page. Both for and against the west-side location and Juniper Ridge.

Allan Bruckner voiced his opposition to the Juniper Ridge location, as have others, saying, “The chosen site …

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Letter: Motorcycle lane-splitting is a good idea

Motorcycle lane-splitting, as proposed under SB694 is safe and will provide congestion relief. Your April 27th editorial contends there isn’t enough evidence. This is a common misconception.

The only lack of evidence is from the camp that opposes lane-splitting. Like your editorial, opponents of lane-splitting …

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Letter: Resorting to violence creates blowback

The recent killings of cougars by government officials have prompted protests from several correspondents. It is a debate worth having, but we would also do well to recognize aspects of this controversy as a portrait of the human condition in a microcosm.

On one side …

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Letter: Piping Tumalo Canal is the sustainable solution

Spring is here, and it’s time for another assault by Central Oregon LandWatch on our supply of drinking water.

Last spring, LandWatch filed a lawsuit that attempted to limit Bend’s water rights. In the course of the hearings, the Oregon Water Resources Department weighed in …

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It’s time to come together on campus site

Perhaps it’s time for Truth In Site to stop complaining about the west-side location of OSU-Cascades and work toward the project’s success.

Go to the OSU website and educate yourself about the facts, not the hysterical rantings. …

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Lost Lake Hole history

My family ran a boat rental business on Lost Lake from the 1950s through the mid ’70s. These are from the memories of my three older siblings on the article about the hole draining the lake.

We had no knowledge of …

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Letter: I have a future thanks to OSU-Cascades

I am a 51-year-old senior at OSU-Cascades. Attending a four-year university has been the best thing that ever happened to me because it gave me my future back.

In 2009, I was a concrete finisher for a large construction company in Southern Oregon. I moved …

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Barney Prine’s still exists

This message is for John Gottberg Anderson: I certainly enjoy your weekly column about restaurants. However, your Friday, April 24 article did not include Barney Prine’s Steakhouse & Saloon… Barney Prine’s is alive and doing very well. They relocated the restaurant …

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Keep the site, scrap the mine

Maybe we need a longer-term view of higher education in this area. OSU-Cascades wants to build and grow. Central Oregon Community College has been growing and will continue to do so.

We have already paid for the land and …

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Letter: Birth control matters

Planned Parenthood was founded on the principle that if women could control whether and when to have children, they could determine their own futures.

Planned Parenthood leaders, doctors, researchers, supporters and staff have worked to make birth control more accessible and more affordable since the …

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