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Letter: OSU-Cascades should have had better site selection

Recent court decisions regarding the ongoing legal battle between Truth In Site and OSU-Cascades in no way serve as an endorsement for the west-side location. The judiciary has simply ruled that Oregon State University has met the minimal standards regarding city planning and building codes. …

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Editorial: Data on surgeon complication rates was questionable

I read with considerable concern and disappointment the front-page article “Most Central Oregon docs see moderate complication rates,” published July 15. Although my primary residence is no longer in Bend, I do maintain a home there, my family resides there and I practiced medicine there …

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Egan’s unwarranted jibe

I read with interest the article, “Heritage and healing in small-town Joseph.” What I objected to was not the column (actually well-written), but the reference to, “The elderly live away their days in a haze of 1950s nostalgia and Fox News-induced paranoia.” …

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Letter: Don’t trust ProPublica’s surgeon rating system

Patients should be very wary of the validity of surgeon complication rates as described in the recent Bulletin article, “Most Central Oregon docs see moderate complication rates.” ProPublica, a nonprofit investigative journalism corporation based in New York, has used very limited data to determine the …

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Pass the labeling bill

The Oregon congressional delegation should support the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act (HR 1599). Lack of federal action in past years has spurred states to create their own mandatory labeling standards. However, the federal government is the proper place for …

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Letter: Chimpanzees should not be pets

Three years ago, Chimps Inc., a Bend primate sanctuary, welcomed a famous escape artist through their gates. Calamity Jane, or CJ, made headlines by escaping from the home where she lived as a pet — not once, but twice.

CJ was born into the care …

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More off-leash needed

In response to the recent letter about access to off-leash parks in Bend: You are so right. We need to speak up more to Bend Park & Recreation District and tell them that we need more off-leash parks. I have written to …

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Letter: ZIP code change brings headaches

The original ZIP code of Bend for some, 97701, is being changed (yes, where I live) to 97703. After I calmed down and realized there was nothing I could really do about it and hearing others describing it as “trendy” and “exclusive,” sort of like …

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Letter: College students can ruin a neighborhood

OSU-Cascades and vested interests are in a hurry. It is easy to understand why the vested interests, such as banks, builders, breweries, Mt. Bachelor, EDCO, real estate companies and other businesses that have signed on to the pro-west-side location group, “Now For Bend,” want to …

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Letter: OSU-Cascades is not a well-planned campus

Perhaps I missed all of the coverage of the grand groundbreaking ceremony for the OSU-Cascades west-side campus a couple of weeks ago. I mean, this is arguably the most important development project in Central Oregon in the last decade and will most certainly have wide-ranging …

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Getting serious about classes

Recently, Gentry Wade suggested OSU-Cascades become an “Internet” university. This is a futuristic approach that has been embraced for remote education. In the 1980s, Stanford University offered classes remotely through technology to employees in companies in Silicon Valley on a variety …

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To Truth in Site

You should be congratulated for pursuing your interests. Some (perhaps very few) of you have even put your money into your campaign for legal and lobbying costs. You have authored all sorts of (mostly inaccurate or irrelevant) opinion pieces; such as …

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Thanks to former Sheriff Larry Blanton

Teachers strive to influence their students. Sometimes, students influence the teacher’s life. This happened to me with Sheriff Larry Blanton. Larry and I were at Kenwood School in the 1960s; I as a teacher, he as a student. After …

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Don’t silence Christians

I am writing in response to the letter, “Don’t allow certain ads,” that appeared on the July 12 editorial page. I have one question for the author of that letter: What about freedom of speech? You certainly have the right to express …

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Letter: The problems with expanding the Deschutes River Trail

Thanks for your interesting article on the proposed extensions of the Deschutes River Trail. I think that several concerns were raised but maybe not in a complete enough form. For myself (and many other homeowners) they are: One, trespassing by the users of the trail …

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A happy ending

I made the mistake of taking my dogs into Canyon Creek Meadow on July 3 for what I imagined would be a quick hike in to see the wildflowers. But I am older and slower now, and we found ourselves on the …

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Letter: Don’t allow censorship of speech

I am troubled when I read letters to the editor like the one submitted by Kristina Brandt (Don’t allow certain ads, July 12). When my fellow Americans advocate for censorship, I can’t help but think back in history to the dictators in various corners of …

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Councilors did right

In a June 28 article, it was reported that City Councilors Victor Chudowsky and Casey Roats voted no on the budget because of the decrease in funding for street and road maintenance despite the fact that the budget is growing overall.

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Letter: U.S. Postal Service is anything but obsolete

A Bulletin reader’s June 30 letter about the United States Postal Service included several items that require clarification.

I must take issue with the letter writer’s description of USPS as an “obsolete, inefficient and costly monopoly.” As any of the Bend Post Office’s dedicated employees …

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Dear dog owners: Don’t leave your dog in the car

You can’t have it both ways: You cannot claim your dog is “just like your child” then leave it to wait in a hot car. You absolutely know by now, with all the information that …

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Don’t allow certain ads

I was reading the Sunday paper July 5 and was shocked to find, on page A8, a full-page advertisement talking about the Christian God and how the U.S. government is enmeshed with this Christian God. Then I read in the fine …

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Keep mail centers open

We all owe the Oregon congressional delegation a huge thank you for taking action to delay the closure of the Bend and Gateway (Springfield) mail processing centers. On May 27, Postmaster General Megan Brennan announced that she was delaying the closure …

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Faith, despite court ruling

Though I grieve for our self-inflicted narcissistic national implosion as evidenced by the recent Supreme Court gay “marriage” ruling, I am comforted by the sun’s faithful rising this morning. The birds continue to sing and the nearby Deschutes River is running …

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Letter: Restart OSU-Cascades at a different site

This is the second in my two-part series about the OSU-Cascades proposed campus.

Discussed in the first part were campus sizes and types, quotations proving Oregon State University administrators are pushing for an urban campus and the basic problem of incompatible visualizations (mental images of …

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Better sites for campus

What were and are the people of Bend — the alleged majority and its city leaders — thinking of in endorsing the new OSU-Cascades site on Bend’s west side? Why pay tens of millions of scarce dollars for a location with …

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Letter: The wrong place for a college campus

Upon completing my junior year of collegiate study in Southern California, the I took a nostalgic drive around the west side. I observed the “Big Tree” at Highland Elementary, where my peers and I would meet to embark upon clandestine adventures to the monkey bars. …

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Pull the flag

Let’s not rush to give credit where it’s not due. Gov. Nikki Hayley of South Carolina doesn’t deserve any praise for being the driving force for the removal of the Confederate flag from the South Carolina statehouse grounds. Certainly let’s not hail …

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Letter: OSU-Cascades will be a good thing for the community

Without reservation I wholeheartedly support OSU-Cascades. College leadership has given a tremendous amount of thoughtful consideration to the chosen location. It has provided ample opportunities for community members to speak up, putting vast amounts of time and energy into a variety of public forums to …

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Letter: Let’s build a 21st century university in Bend

There are thousands of old-style 20th-century-and-earlier universities in the United States. Since Bend is just starting to build its university, we should consider taking advantage of the modern Internet technology that is overwhelming our society. One the major problems facing our university students is that …

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Letter: School needs to present a better plan for campus

The rest of the story on the cost of filling the mine:

On May 29, The Bulletin published an article titled, “What’s it cost to fill a mine?” Using only this article’s information, a reader might conclude the mine can be “filled” for about $7.5 …

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A discount on streets

What if I offered you a discount? Fix our ailing streets and roads at a hefty discount of the actual cost to do it? That discount is at the core of the issue surrounding the proposed gas tax. In a city …

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