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Comment Archives: stories: News: Local News

Re: “No Charges for Shooter in Jack in the Box Shooting

Lies. They took 8 bullets out of him and all from the back side because he was walking away. No knife was ever found. If that were true, he would have gone to right back to prison since he was on parole.
He was shot by Garris who is an undercover hit man for CODE.

Posted by ReneeMoles on 03/15/2019 at 8:30 PM

Re: “Calls to Action on Race

Bonita: Thanks for reading. FYI, it's common practice for news organizations to use an acronym for agencies upon second reference. You'll note that Oregon Department of Education is used in the very first paragraph, and then shortened to ODE in subsequent references. And while you're correct in finding two typos in the story (which have now been corrected online), two typographical errors in a piece of this length, which required extensive research, fact-checking and interviewing, hardly warrant not paying a journalist for the work. If readers want stories that matter, they should recognize that the people who wrote them will get paid.
Michael: Thanks for the work you did to highlight the Town Hall, and I'm only sorry that we didn't include info on that rebroadcast in our print edition.
Amy: The angle of the teacher's union is one area we didn't cover in this piece, but seems like a good follow up. Thanks for that info!

Posted by Nicole Vulcan on 03/15/2019 at 10:28 AM

Re: “Calls to Action on Race

Bravo to The Source for this story! Oregons sordid history of racial discrimination has put our state way behind on these issues. I have intervened with students to educate in incidents time and time. The bubble of Bend hasnt necessarily given the majority of kids an opportunity to encounter these issues on a large scale. Luckily, our students are starting to stand up for each other better than ever, as their generation is far more woke than ours.

The teachers union has been active in offering equity training in Oregon and BLPS has started some work of their own. Its time to ensure this important professional development is available to all staff! Its also time to hire faculty who reflect our growing diversity.

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Posted by Amy W. Sabbadini on 03/15/2019 at 9:32 AM

Re: “The Mean Streets of Winter

Thanks for this information! It is very helpful.
I'm not sure "resides" is the proper word here: "Once the snow storm resides...". Maybe "subsides"?

Posted by lianayada on 03/15/2019 at 7:49 AM

Re: “Calls to Action on Race

I agree. This IS a very important subject; however, the article is so poorly written that it shows disrespect to the subject itself. For example, the former PSU professor's name, Dalton Miller-Jones, was, in at least one paragraph, incorrectly given as "Dalton-Miller." This had me scrolling back through the article looking to see who that was.
Also, NEVER assume that the reader knows what "ODE" is. I finally figured out that it probably means the Oregon Department of Education, but it took me a while.
Additionally, the final paragraph has a ridiculous typo: "It's more important now than never..."? I sure hope the writer wasn't paid for this crap, because whoever paid didn't get much for their money.
Now, to address the subject of the article, I am shocked and stunned that the school district seems so absolutely clueless about how to handle racist behavior, particularly when a student took his own life barely a year ago over bullying. This is unacceptable. Students MUST be taught to respect teachers and other students, period, end of story. Students must be told that they will be respected only if they respect others, and if they are not respectful, there should be serious consequences. This is an absolute minimum as a school district policy, and it's not that difficult of a concept.
My final point: To have a "District Leader" "shadow" a student of color, "aiming to understand their school experience," shows the ultimate in denial and naivete. Wake up, people! At least one student has already died because of the way they were treated at school. You need to focus on PREVENTION, and make sure your students are safe at school. I'm surprised you haven't been sued yet.
Now, for a recommendation: Contact school districts that are full of a diverse group of students and see how they handle this. Research it. This is obviously a life-or-death issue, and it needs to be treated as such by the "district leaders." Quit with the mamby-pamby kool-aid sucking and get busy doing your job.

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Posted by Bonita Geary on 03/15/2019 at 12:33 AM

Re: “Rent Control Bill Clears First Hurdle

The strategy of controlling rent is to clear it first. Oregon presented to stabilize the condition families before any rental practices. I think the law was right Bill, not ended the situation he prolonged it and aim to address the affection of humanity. To fix this problem must check https://www.evictiony.com/category/help-paying-rent/amp/ for paying rent. The tenant wants more secure ty and Bill, it will remove all the bad words of the landlord if he pays on time. Paying rent on time is the first step towards a peaceful place along with the healthy relationship with owner. Bill ,s law change the mind of common people.

Posted by debrajohnson86@yahoo.com on 03/14/2019 at 5:21 PM

Re: “Calls to Action on Race

This is a very, very important article. Thanks for shedding more light on the issues and problems that students of color face in our community. If I could do a bit of KPOV promotion here: I will be re-broadcasting the two-hour radio show I did on the October 2018 student town hall on race on Friday, March 22, 10 am to noon, at 88.9 fm; streaming live and archived at http://kpov.org. It is also available on podcast at http://kpov.org. --Michael Funke

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Mickey Finn on 03/14/2019 at 1:54 PM

Re: “PSA: Facebook is Down

Please (writers at the source), do not start down the road of rehashing what random people on twitter have to say about anything as a article choice......... please stop!

Posted by anonymous on 03/13/2019 at 2:49 PM

Re: “The Struggles of Snowmaggedon

Cant stand Pfieffer and associates. Ripped me off, turned my 3 month DUII diversion into 7 months of treatment. They take advantage of people with good insurance. Took them another 3 months to reimburse me the insurance money, they made me pay for everything up front. At least they're doing something good for the homeless people with all the money they take from people. Best Care was so much better to deal with, way better experience with them.

1 like, 5 dislikes
Posted by Brad Carr on 03/06/2019 at 5:18 PM

Re: “Wellness through Horses

Happy to hear which claims and information you find false, True Equine. I'm available via email nearly anytime. Thanks for reading!

Posted by Nicole Vulcan on 03/05/2019 at 1:00 PM

Re: “Wellness through Horses

A lot of false information and claims in the article. I wouldn't recommend her to anyone, completely untrustworthy.

Posted by True Equine on 03/03/2019 at 1:46 PM

Re: “Creating Beauty From Hardship

lovely woman. the world is better for her being here.

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Posted by greg ouellette on 02/28/2019 at 7:12 AM

Re: “COCC Names its Top Pick For President

If she has done her homework then she would know how dangerous a place COCC is. How will she make it a safe place to be?

Posted by Mark Davis on 02/22/2019 at 5:26 PM

Re: “Chimp Controversy

Ditto,Chimp Chick
So....let's see what is ethical ?
Manipulation, deceitfulness, rank narcissism ? READ THE REPORTS written as oversight by professionals,in our community, tasked with protection of all of us (in & out of cages). Scary when those quoted in article lie so easily. Just sad ~The Founder could & should & can still do the RIGHT thing for the chimpanzees ~~donate the land & visit daily as offered (The Bulletin) Stop the betrayal of these 7 souls, who surely deserve more from you

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Posted by Me Jane Jungle on 02/22/2019 at 3:21 PM

Re: “Chimp Controversy

MeJane

Posted by Me Jane Jungle on 02/22/2019 at 2:51 PM

Re: “Volunteering on the Front Lines

Kathryn, you are an inspiration!

Posted by Love Macione on 02/22/2019 at 11:28 AM

Re: “Chimp Controversy

So sad! This story is not represented truthfully and the people interviewed are playing the victim. The know very well why they are no longer involved volunteer and founder alike. Doors being left open so that humans were grabbed it chimps escaped. Bottom line is the only reason the chimps are being forced to relocate ANYWHERE is because the founder and landowner is forcing them out because she can't control the management and continue her image behavior that has resulted in over 30 injuries in 23 years. Don't believe it? Read the OSHA report for yourself! Would you want your loved one working around someone so careless? This is a life or death situation!

15 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by chimp chick on 02/22/2019 at 7:53 AM

Re: “Chimp Controversy

Now that the roles are reversed I wonder if the chimps think that humans throwing poop at each other is funny?

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Posted by Nik Johansson on 02/21/2019 at 10:48 AM

Re: “School Exclusion Day

Unprotected Chilren? What about all of the adults in the schools? Who is checking their vaccine status? And just for the record most people are not anti-vax they are former-vax, usually because of suffering the injury of a child.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by nora B on 02/15/2019 at 10:18 AM

Re: “Wasted in Bend: Clothing in the Landfill

Thanks for this article. Looking forward to more in this series, and other pieces like it!

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Lisa Smith 1 on 02/14/2019 at 8:04 AM

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