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Gary Mendoza

Gary Mendoza

It’s entirely understandable why Bend residents would like preserve what they value about where they live. Labeling those concerns “peak entitlement” is widely off the mark.

While some new housing is no doubt called for, running roughshod over existing neighborhoods isn’t a sound pa…

Gary Mendoza

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This ludicrous idea is consistent with the hostility to America and Americans widely shared by the woke.

Gary Mendoza

Undue fear of Omicron and contempt for dissenting voices is a solid foundation for the righteous.

Gary Mendoza

This editorial reflects the wave a magic wand school of public policy that guides Bend’s approach to homelessness.

How could any private company be expected to contribute property it purchased for $18 million for a homeless camp, particularly when Bend took actions that significantl…

Gary Mendoza

Mr. Lind is spot-on. It’s not at all clear that the handful of jobs the Big Tech server farms provide is worth the adverse impact on Central Oregon’s environment. Before we go further down that road, a comprehensive impact study is definitely called for.

Gary Mendoza

Teachers unions always base their call for more money on the need to serve students. At the same time, they push hard to avoid accountability measures; e.g., basing teacher compensation on student achievement. The unions’ response to COVID was revealing—putting significant strains on pare…

Gary Mendoza

Bend’s quality life is increasingly being undermined by its reliance on the low wage, high impact tourism industry. It’s long past time for the lodging industry to pay for the costs associated with its business model—traffic, trash, crowded trails, etc.

Bend and Deschutes County sho…

Gary Mendoza

When voters put nice-sounding intentions ahead of results, you get vacuous politicians like Kate Brown.

Gary Mendoza

Any decision to pull Oregon’s investment in fossil fuel companies is pure political theatre masquerading as thoughtful policy.

While doing so will have zero impact on climate change, it will likely make the advocates feel better about themselves.

If it reduce OR’s investment r…

Gary Mendoza

Despite all that’s been thrown her way, Able has an unmistakable commitment to making the better life she deserves. She is precisely the type of person Bend’s homeless policy should focus its limited resources on.

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