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Comment Archives: stories: Opinion: Letters to the Editor

Re: “Letters to the Editor

Tracy, you identified the source of the problem yourself: "Young couples walk the streets with newborns in carriages, and perhaps another child or two alongside them."

Increasing population growth, the demand for resources, energy, housing, environmental degradation and waste streams all have one thing in common - it all starts with more babies. Voting won't fix it.

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Posted by Nik Johansson on 09/20/2018 at 7:50 PM

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To be effective a plastic bag ban would have to apply to all plastic bags given away by retailers, not just those under 4mm. In some cities with a ban the retailers simply switched to giving out thicker plastic bags.

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Posted by bag person on 09/08/2018 at 6:43 AM

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The Bend Hum: If it is the railroad, you might as well not even bother complaining. The railroads operate as if they are a sovereign nation that exists within our borders. They wont care.

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Posted by M. Brody on 07/30/2018 at 2:39 AM

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The Bend Hum: Hwy97? Trains? Industrial

Yes I hear this low frequency pulse too.

Posted by Jeremy S on 07/29/2018 at 8:38 PM

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Teachable moment: Buprenorphine IS an opioid with mixed agonist-antagonist activity at classical opioid receptors. Thus, it can be used as an analgesic. Buprenorphine, when administered with full agonists, such as morphine, antagonizes the action of these drugs.

Suboxone contains buprenorphine + naloxone (ie: Antidote or Opioid Antagonist) which blocks or reverses the effects of an opioid medication --- extreme drowsiness, slowed breathing, or loss of consciousness. Subutex is only buprenorphine. Narcan nasal spray or injectable is naloxone and is essentially used in opioid overdose situations.

Let's give medical providers a break.

Doctors, mid-levels and nurses are now part of an overworked profession who face daily insults from dissatisfied patients who demand medicine "their way," --- to hell with evidence-based literature or studies...This is America! It's my right to destroy my health and blame my doctor for my poor choices. Just give me a pill.

Please also note that much of primary care is provided by mid-levels such as PAs and NPs. The MAT training is 24 hours for mid-levels. I suppose if they were to take a total of 15 mins each day (somewhere in between back-to-back patients, eating lunch on the go or at their desk while documenting, going to the bathroom, charting until midnight and sleeping) they could complete the online training within 96 days.

And, yes, addict brain is very powerful. Addiction strikes no matter if you are a rich, white real estate agent. Unfortunately ambulatory MAT is not safe for everyone and must be performed in a very controlled environment.

Posted by MAT Fact Checker on 07/26/2018 at 6:09 PM

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Mosaic Medical provides MAT...at least 5 of their providers in Bend prescribe Suboxone. Bend Treatment Center is also another option. You gotta do your part and call around!

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Posted by Smith McCoy on 07/26/2018 at 6:46 AM

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Hey Eddie --
If you are going to criticize locals for not participating in the Naked Bike Ride or getting "totally free", you may want to get your terms correct. We refer to our selves as "Bendites" not "Benders"...
I'd also like to remind you, Bend is NOT Portland and if you wish it were, please move there. Please stop trying to make our city a miniature version of Stumptown.

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Posted by CO Native on 07/24/2018 at 11:05 AM

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In response to why there were only 10 people on the Naked Bike Ride this year?

Hi all, organizer of WNBR Bend here. I have to say no one was as disappointed as I was by the turnout...at first glance that is. However, as a community organizer there are multiple metrics to consider. And I'm going to call this year's ride a success.

Last year we had 16 riders, 20 facebook likes, 17 rsvps. I organized the ride against discouragement and even anonymous threats; getting media coverage and community acceptance was an uphill battle.

This year, we had twice as many people who went fully nude as last year. This year, we had our first trans person riding, showing off her incredible body. This year, we had 50 RSVPs and an additional 30 likes on the facebook page. This year, we had gender balance. This year, we were offered sponsorship. This year, we had full community acceptance.

This year, we had 7 people JOIN the naked bike ride in the middle of it. They asked us to pull over, they derobed, and joined us on the ride! So we ended up with 17 riders, not 10.

This year was great.

So why the low turnout? Looking back on it, with so many RSVPs and such enthusiasm, I blame circumstance. Wednesday was July 4th and the Freedom Ride. People got trashed. The next day was the Bend Cruiser Ride, and people got trashed. Then it was First Friday, and people got trashed then too. Saturday nights after First Friday are infamously depopulated, holidays notwithstanding. After the ride, I went downtown and it was almost deserted. The lowest turnout downtown I've ever seen.

People were just too partied out to go to another bike ride, despite the fact that ours was alcohol free. As an organizer, it's my job to help plan events around when people were available. And it was admittedly terrible timing.

When trying to establish new traditions, there are growing pains. The feedback I've received this year has been quite positive, not one naysayer. Next year, we'll coordinate the ride taking into account availability, and considering other events.

Until then, be wild and free!
-Lief

PS We DID play some Grateful Dead! Peggy-O to be exact. I tried to get a diverse music selection. I take song requests from facebook, https://www.facebook.com/WNBRBend
I'd love your suggestions next time Eddie!

Posted by LeafyLief on 07/22/2018 at 11:28 PM

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Source Editors:

Since you didn't care to publish the letter to the editor I sent you on July 9, here it is as an online comment which concurs with Michael Funke's letter:

I was deeply concerned to learn over the weekend of allegations against Nathan Boddie. My concern was amplified when I read Nathan's response to the Source, in which he doubled down against what is essentially an allegation of sexual assault. Moey Newbold has a great deal of bravery and integrity and Nathan's response to the Source was character assassination, which is just wrong. Full stop. Wrong.

Nathan approached me as an elected official several months ago with a request to endorse his campaign for state assembly. While I agreed to do so at the time, I can no longer endorse Nathan's political career at any level, and encourage him to drop out of the race as soon as possible so that a new candidate can be chosen by the Deschutes Democrats. The longer he waits, the more damage he does, both to the Democrats and to the greater community.

John Mundy
Bend

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Posted by John Mundy on 07/20/2018 at 5:48 AM

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Yes Nancy, please go back to wherever you came from.

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Posted by MICHAEL SULLIVAN on 07/01/2018 at 2:27 PM

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Deer in the city now have become outright trespassing varmints that will destroy your yard ! It is no different than the trespassing cat issue. If a deer comes into my yard they will repeatedly be shot in the hind quarter with my stinging high powered pellet gun.

Posted by MICHAEL SULLIVAN on 07/01/2018 at 2:20 PM

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In response to Mr. Boyd, I am so very proud to have Senator Merkley as our US Senator. Arguably, his presence at the converted Walmart in Houston sparked the national outcry that led to the reluctantly issued Trump order to reunite these families. Actually, the current number of people seeking admittance to the States equals the numbers at the end of the Obama administration. But only Donald Trump has the genius to exacerbate an already horrid situation. True to his form of governance, this is a crisis of Trump's own making.

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Posted by fosterfell on 06/28/2018 at 8:27 PM

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3 great opinion pieces! Thanks for taking the time to write these important words Paul, Reid, and Elise.

Posted by Jeff_Jeff_Jeff on 06/27/2018 at 9:58 AM

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"Why not stop the building and developing?"-Derek Sitter

Absolutely! Someone else wrote a similar opinion years ago in The Source that I believe was titled, "If You Don't Build It, They Won't Come". This mentality makes even more sense now. I'm constantly battling traffic, and reading about insufficient sewer systems, and a generally insufficient infrastructure. Why can't the city take a break from issuing the permits necessary to facilitate growth? The city can recover from the onslaught, and make the necessary steps to regain a handle on the demands being placed on our area. Perhaps the legalities of such a thing are not feasible, but it sure seems logical.

Posted by Jeff_Jeff_Jeff on 06/27/2018 at 9:42 AM

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In applauding Marco Munez' letter, I must say that we can now begin to breathe a bit. We are nearly 36 months distant from Donald Trump's hate-spewed announcement to run--and only 32 months from the end of his Presidency. Peak Trump has come and gone and--with it--the heartless politics that propelled him into our lives.

Posted by fosterfell on 06/01/2018 at 10:24 AM

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It's campaign season. Remember those in local office who just two years ago denied the extent of our street-management issues.

Posted by Rondo on 05/13/2018 at 9:48 AM

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Pardon our dust works if you're exposed to it for a brief period. Ours is 24/7 and no, pardon our dust just doesn't work. The city says they don't have the budget to fix our road properly, so they do nothing. Kyle Thomas with the city states that he looked at the road and it didn't seem too bad to him. He needs to spend a little time here and actually talk to some of those who are effected.

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Posted by Jerry Gilmour on 05/13/2018 at 9:05 AM

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Scott - I got the point. And the point is, there are no absolute length requirements, and yes, that's confusing and relies on judgement calls. By reprinting the actual language from the City, I thought that was clear.

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Posted by Nicole Vulcan on 04/25/2018 at 2:32 PM

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Editor, you entirely missed the point re: parking. Selective enforcement is discrimination. And allowing judgment calls by the parking elves is bad policy that wouldn't hold up in a kangaroo court. More importantly, when called on the carpet for their earlier mis-steps, Eagan and city manager King promised to clarify, notify, and otherwise be more open and transparent about the rule and enforcement ... which they haven't.

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Posted by Scott Linden on 04/19/2018 at 8:26 AM

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Every time I see one of those Be Nice, Youre in Bend bumper stickers I think, Be Nice, Youre a human being. Nice shouldnt be about location and not all that long ago someone would have immediately pulled over to help out someone that was stranded. I dont think its a change in our population but a change in the world as a whole.

Posted by Tori Pearce on 03/25/2018 at 8:30 PM

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