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Re: “La Bell Pulls Out of HD54 Race

It was my privilege to participate in Amanda La Bell's initial campaign canvass.

That afternoon I knocked on forty four doors in a lovely SE Bend neighborhood. One of the neighbors I encountered knew Amanda from the world of non-profits in Bend that provide care and assistance to families in need. She told me, of course, she would vote for Amanda and agreed to display a lawn sign.

Amanda La Bell is a working mom with strong, beneficent ties to our community who jumped into the roiling fray of the HD 54 race to provide us with a choice.

And she did stumble.

But, the price for her courage and civic-mindedness? The local daily newspaper, in what feels very much like a smear campaign, spreads the story region-wide. Others jump in to "investigate" her. And now we hear she faces felony charges.

C'mon, isn't this laying it on a little thick?

Or, is the Bulletin helpfully providing the blueprint for the attack ads to come that will be funded by powerful special interests and aimed at progressive women running for local office?

Though she has suspended her campaign, Amanda can, at least, count on my vote on Nov. 6.

Like many of us, Amanda La Bell has found a redemptive life in Bend. I do hope she stays and continues her life of good works.

Posted by fosterfell on 09/20/2018 at 12:15 PM

Re: “Bucking Tourism Bucks?

Confused about a point-- you write, "until this July, when the revenue decreased from $1.4 million in July 2017 to $1.37 million, or about 3.3 percent less" but the chart sourced from the City of Bend shows the opposite, and different numbers, with July 2017 TRT revenue totaling $1.02 million, and July 2018 totaling $1.047 million. Why the discrepancy here?

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Posted by Jon on 09/20/2018 at 9:10 AM

Re: “Drying Up?

Mark Davis-

Check out the USGS study I reference... They are a pretty reliable source when it comes to drought conditions or climate change...

Thanks for reading and commenting.

Posted by solalchemytemple on 09/15/2018 at 4:44 PM

Re: “83 Horses Taken from Terrebonne

Have these women appeared in court yet? They were scheduled for an August 12th or 13th court date. What has happened to them? NO news from any local media as a follow up. Since the horses are "evidence" in this case, I am guessing they are still being cared for by the Sherriff's Dept. Can you please release the current run down on the case? Thank you!

Posted by Lorel Berg on 09/07/2018 at 8:55 PM

Re: “Sheriff Nelson Endorses Pro-Measure 105 Statement

The federal laws in place have procedures to deal with illegal criminals and I agree with DA Hummel Measure 105 is unnecessary.

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Posted by Mr. Lucky on 09/07/2018 at 1:13 PM

Re: “Sheriff Nelson Endorses Pro-Measure 105 Statement

I understand that Measure 105 is being supported and partially funded by Neo Nazi Hate Groups. Is this true? Heres what I read on a flyer about 105.

Who is funding and promoting Measure 105 in Oregon?
Oregonians for Immigration Reform is an extremist anti-immigrant group that has orchestrated attacks on immigrants in the legislature and at the ballot box, and uses anti-immigrant fear mongering to achieve its goals.
Oregonians for Immigration Reform has close ties to the national Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), a widely recognized hate group founded by a white nationalist.
Oregonians for Immigration Reform uses ugly, racist arguments to foster fear of immigrants and advocate for an Oregon that excludes so many in our community: people of color, newcomers, those who speak other languages, and more.
OFIRs leaders unapologetically attend and speak at white nationalist events and publish writings on racist, extremist websites.

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Posted by Phil “US Marine” on 09/02/2018 at 4:59 PM

Re: “Sheriff Nelson Endorses Pro-Measure 105 Statement

Mr. Nelson, at a campaign appearance in 2016, stated he would only cooperate with Federal law enforcement in the apprehension of violent criminals. He felt it would be irresponsible to divert scarce public resources into investigating every perceived violation of immigration law.

Listen to Mollies's father in his op-ed today in the DesMoines Register:…

"Do not appropriate Mollie's soul in advancing views she believed were profoundly racist."

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Posted by fosterfell on 09/02/2018 at 9:59 AM

Re: “A New Home for Joe's Garage?

It would be nice if the city denied the application and Colvin Oil put the property up for sale and then someone else could develop this property to be more compatible with the existing neighborhood. You also have the Texaco station across the street with a nominal car wash. Seems like a duplication and something nicer could be added to this location. Two gas stations on eastern end of Galveston near Drake Park seems out of place moving forward especially with the gentrification of Galveston.

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Posted by Mr. Lucky on 08/30/2018 at 4:25 PM

Re: “12 People are Running in Bend's City Council/Mayor Race

Wonderful? No Comment.

Posted by Justin Gottlieb on 08/30/2018 at 1:57 PM

Re: “Waiting on Urban Renewal

Nabuquduriuzhur - As the caption of the photo states, the photo is an example of a mixed-used building.

Posted by Nicole Vulcan on 08/30/2018 at 11:02 AM

Re: “12 People are Running in Bend's City Council/Mayor Race

Gregg -- we mistakenly left Sally off the original version, but we've updated the story. Our regrets!

Posted by Nicole Vulcan on 08/30/2018 at 11:02 AM

Re: “12 People are Running in Bend's City Council/Mayor Race

sally is there

Posted by charlesbaergig on 08/29/2018 at 9:40 PM

Re: “12 People are Running in Bend's City Council/Mayor Race

No Sally Russell in Position 7?

Posted by Gregg Morris on 08/29/2018 at 6:24 PM

Re: “Waiting on Urban Renewal

What is the photo of?

The M&H property is single story and mostly white or grey on the outside.

Posted by Nabuquduriuzhur on 08/29/2018 at 4:47 PM

Re: “Smoke Levels Explained

Lol this pretty much completely on point, all the way to the bit about the Midwest. Nice job!

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Posted by Alex Ruma on 08/28/2018 at 10:03 AM

Re: “Redmond Homeless Camp Closing

That would be awesome 'I don't know why they will not just give them a designated area that is not being used as long as they keep it cleaned up. It would be cheaper in the long run. it wont do any good to give them citations if they have know where to go they are not there because they want to be but because there is no where for them to go and some of these people served our country they left one war to come home to fight another. A Homeless war" that is so sad.

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Posted by Sharon Brown on 08/26/2018 at 11:54 AM

Re: “Mayor Debate


Posted by charlesbaergig on 08/25/2018 at 10:45 PM

Re: “Mayor Debate

Blow up the dam.

Posted by LeafyLief on 08/25/2018 at 10:24 PM

Re: “Drying Up?

If piping caused her well to dry up, then clearly she's been drinking surface water for the past 50 years... gross

Posted by ninja on 08/24/2018 at 5:58 PM

Re: “Drying Up?

It would be hard to separate the loss of aquifer water loss due to irrigation improvements from our drought conditions. We have both.

Posted by Mark Davis on 08/24/2018 at 11:18 AM

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