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Re: “Digital Divide

The placement of this cell tower is extremely negligent and ignorant on both the City of Bend and the Bend La Pine School District and it's board members. We unfortunately live in a world where we have this follow the herd mentality and we are not thinking for ourselves and buying into all this technology ( CELL TOWERS, WI-FI IN SCHOOLS, ADDICTIVE DEVICES, SMART METERS) without knowing what the long term effects are.

These are all elected officials that should be supporting our community and fighting this fight with our community members. You elected officials are supposed to be protecting our town and citizens and you are not doing your jobs. You are being complacent saying your hands are tied. This is plain laziness on your part. Get up off your butts and do your jobs!!! Fight the good fight.

I do not live in the Elk Meadow School district but I am a very concerned citizen and I attended and spoke at this meeting during public comment. There were two officials sitting up there working on their commuters while these people were talking. Completely, disrespectful!!

Everyone needs to wake up and take action. Ask yourself today, what can I do to help this situation and these parents and our most vulnerable population, our children. Come on people, don't just sit there complacent, letting Verizon get rich while they damage our children's health.

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Posted by mooresls on 10/10/2019 at 9:19 AM

Re: “Digital Divide

The questions raised are legitimate. This organization of parents has collected over 1300 signatures to bolster its impressive organizing effort. I am reminded of the Stop the Drain campaign of 2012, which led to defeat of City Council members who supported what many considered to be the over-engineered, excessively expensive, environmentally destructive surface water project. The City's unwillingness to do anything at all to relieve the unease and fears of these families may, likewise, have political consequences. It doesn't help that City Council rules prevent Councilors from interacting with members of the public during public testimony. It creates the impression of a wall of stony, dismissive, impassive faces staring down from the dais.

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Posted by fosterfell on 10/10/2019 at 9:09 AM

Re: “Bend's Brothels: The Sin-Dustry That Built Our City

My parents, LeRoy & Donna Fassett bought The (Old) Superior Cafe in about 1953. It was a long narrow dark cafe that sat near the corner of Bond and Greenwood - across from Trailways Bus Depot. As far as I can remember there was a long counter of single seats and one row of booths. It was not a bar. The kitchen (grill) was behind the counter up front and people could watch food cooked from the window. There was an stair case in the back that went up to a small office where my mom did the books. The primary clients were railroad men (sP&S and NP)and bus riders.... Within two years (about 1955) they bought the building that housed The Bend Hotel and the restaurant adjoining it. They remodeled the restaurant in a major way and moved The Superior Cafe there. It did NOT serve liquor. My grandparents, Butch And Peggy Fassett moved their Owl Taxi Company to The Bend Hotel and operated both the taxi and hotel. Most of the rooms were used by railroad men on overnight layovers. Rooms were $1 -$2 a night. I helped my grandmother at the front desk and with cleaning rooms. There was a back staircase that was kept locked because it was unsafe. My parents owned The Superior Cafe for many years - until at least 1965. They sold it after they bought The Skyline Steak House on Wall Street. Only after that did it become
Original Joes. I am writing to correct some of the story printed above.
Thank you,
Sharon Fassett

Posted by Sharry Fassett on 10/08/2019 at 12:49 PM

Re: “Modern-day Disciples?

they follow Jesus Christ. they live simple lives so the poor can simply live.

Look at the church.
I sat in a church for 7 years every Sunday and the story of the rich young ruler was never preached. This teaching is too radical.

How many people choose this way? Yet this is what Jesus is calling people to do.

"Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me." Luke 18:22
Treasure in heaven!!

Not "make a name for yourself, build a career, climb the ladder".

Jesus Christ teaches the opposite of what the world does.

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Posted by Helen Sciberras on 09/25/2019 at 10:28 AM

Re: “Dog Walker Finds Body Near Bend

Why havent we been updated on this?!?

Posted by Ragina Lane on 09/21/2019 at 10:33 PM

Re: “Hunting Near Homes Rattles Residents

To the guy who talks about .22 cal used for hunting. Duck hunting using a .22 is a federal offense. If caught you will loose your gun, hunting rights and there is a hefty fine. You are correct you need a mile for a .22 but were talking about hunters hunting legally, meaning a shot gun! The 12 g shot gun is good for about 150 yards. So when the county was handing out the permits, they need to look at their part in handing out build permits. Those building or buying should do their homework. Our tax money goes to federal use of lands in ways the federal government allows, and this is allowable use. Further, in the grand scheme of things, this hunting season is a short window of time, in which you may feel uncomfortable. We all have things in our neighborhoods we dislike, Pot growing, music festivals , loud cars. Lets figure out how to get along. If hunters are actually using .22 please do turn them in, the real hunters follow the regulations.

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Posted by Sally Joseph on 09/17/2019 at 8:58 AM

Re: “Hunting Near Homes Rattles Residents

Anyone saying it's the homeowners fault, you mind if I come over to your backyard and spin around while shooting a 12 gauge shotgun? If they bought the home any other time of the year that isn't hunting season, how would you know people would be standing downstream firing shotguns? Seems more like a residential area than one for hunting anyway.

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by rsglide on 09/16/2019 at 11:36 AM

Re: “Festivals Under Fire

ohgeez: As stated in the story, the Source is a sister company and is owned by the same family.

Posted by Nicole Vulcan on 09/13/2019 at 1:32 PM

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