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Re: “Plug it in, plug it in

As Henry correctly points out, going south or east is currently impossible with many EVs. VW/ODOT should look into filling those gaps to make the Hwy 20/Hwy97 corridors EV friendly.

Posted by RDMflyer on 04/24/2019 at 8:54 PM

Re: “Who's Ready for the Bag Ban #inBend?

having lived in another city with a bag ban. they are terrible legislation. All they do is make impromptu shopping more difficult, which means shopping online vs local just got another win. If Bend wants more recycling they should offer weekly home service instead of bi-weekly.

Posted by Michael Dunn on 04/23/2019 at 9:33 AM

Re: “Rent Control

rent control... or trying to artificially lower prices in any scenario has never worked anywhere. If you artificially try and beat the supply and demand curve you just pay for it in a different way... like wasting half your day in a bread line like in Russia. Capitalism is the only efficient way to take care of everyone, might not be equal distribution of money, but who cares what other people have. Plus our poor still have HD tv's the internet and a car.

Posted by Michael Dunn on 04/23/2019 at 9:26 AM

Re: “City Not Ready for E-Scooters Yet

Scooters could easily replace a large percentage of car traffic in this town because of its size. But it looks like Bend's progress phobia strikes again.

Posted by LeafyLief on 04/23/2019 at 2:49 AM

Re: “Who's Ready for the Bag Ban #inBend?

Christomart: This was supposed to be a fun, first-person account of what it looks like to be a shopper at various stores, not a comprehensive investigation of every store in Bend, nor even a news article. The stores selected are where our team shopped during the past week. Thanks for reading.
LeafyLief- I trust you read all the way to the end, where we mention that not taking a bag at all is the best option.

Posted by Nicole Vulcan on 04/22/2019 at 11:12 AM

Re: “Who's Ready for the Bag Ban #inBend?

This article is fine, as far as it goes. But it could have been more thorough. What about Market of Choice? Newport Market? An actual Safeway store (the one on Century is fine with our re-usable bags, not one occurrence of side-eye in the past year)? And the store that will probably struggle the most with the bag ban: Wal-Mart!

And rather than just describe your reporters' experience, let's solicit a comment from store management.

Let's not forget other retailers, either, like Home Depot, Lowe's, Office Depot and Staples. Hope you find these suggestions worthy of a follow-up article!

Posted by christomart on 04/22/2019 at 10:58 AM

Re: “Klondike Kate: "Our Destitute Prostitute" or "Aunt Kate"

Hi my name is Brad. about 25 years ago I met a man named Ralph Pabst. He was author and publisher of the Augary Press in a small town in Oregon. We became friends. He wrote a book called my aunt Kate. Refering to Klondike Kate. He was her sole heir and over time I acquired many personal items of Kate Rockwell. aka Klondike Kate. These included many miniatures made of copper, Fine jewelry, a chicken feather fan with wooden handle and other misc. Most of the fine jewelry, I sold to collectors and also most of the miniatures. I still have the fan and verification from Ralph Pabst. possibly some other small items. And of course a copy of the book that Ralph wrote to honor his Aunt Kate. Any history buffs out there who might wish to own the remaining items may contact me by email.

Posted by bradb on 04/20/2019 at 12:07 PM

Re: “Bend Beats Out Redmond For Affordable Housing Program

I'm 71 and I'm on social security and i don't get very much money i would like a house please help us out if you can

Posted by Wilma Daugherty on 04/20/2019 at 1:44 AM

Re: “Bend Beats Out Redmond For Affordable Housing Program

Insterd in housing for my husband we are living in a 5th wheel

Posted by Wilma Daugherty on 04/20/2019 at 1:39 AM

Re: “Who's Ready for the Bag Ban #inBend?

Paper bags actually have a larger environmental footprint.

We need to move entirely away from a disposable society. It's sick really.

Using canvass bags, srsly

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Posted by LeafyLief on 04/19/2019 at 12:26 AM

Re: “City Not Ready for E-Scooters Yet

There needs to be designated parking otherwise they are just left wherever the rider drops them. If they are ridden in bike lanes and have parking areas, I believe they could be a good thing.

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Posted by kiwilad215 on 04/10/2019 at 7:15 AM

Re: “Rent Control

pros: helps poor people
cons: hurts rich people

Wait...that's 2 pros.

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Posted by LeafyLief on 04/09/2019 at 12:35 AM

Re: “Rent Control

Perhaps this is just all a result of the 1980s infomercials stating...."You too can make a fortune in Real Estate!!!!" The entire history of civilization seems to have stories of those with property and those without property. The 1960s began 2 person incomes with women going into the work force....allowing couples to get a bigger and better house. But now everyone wants to make real estate profits....vast portfolios with companies managing for profit. Real Estate has become a 'casino' mentality, yet everyone talks likes it's still couples wanting to just buy their first home. Is it Capitalism gone mad? Survival of the most wealthy? It really makes me want to create a GIS (geographic information system) model and actually throw in all of the factors that contribute to how and where people live. It seems lots of energy is thrown at a couple of factors in the rental/housing industry, but never includes other, perhaps potent info that could create a sense of balance in decision making. Everyone has their pet reason for the situation...all have a part to play. Not convinced rent control is 'THE' solution...nothing is perfect.

Boom towns throughout the world and the American West came and went with no apologies. Their reasons for booming noted in history. Now we want to make it better for everyone...noble cause. But where does that line get drawn. If no one wants to take responsibility for their lives (not including those on the very edge who do need aid). If I could not afford to live here in Bend or Oregon in general...I would find somewhere I could afford (my responsibility). I do NOT expect the government to regulate things to suit me on either end of the spectrum.

Ultimately we, as humans, have done a marginal job at how we live on Earth. I have read that there are more than enough homes in America for every single person. I mean, how many houses actually sit empty or are owned by people with multiple homes (for that special few weekends they use it)? We truly are in a crisis of how we live. Some have tiny homes, some have monster homes+, some have lots of homes, some have no homes. So how do we live and play together....outside the box....literally!

Posted by Mark D. on 04/07/2019 at 1:15 PM

Re: “Greenways Get Going

The 1st step should be standardizing Bend speed limits:
25 mph in residential/bike path routes! Then ENFORCE!
Right now, speed limit signs can vary by 10mph, depending
on which direction you travel and on which section of road.

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Posted by Lahaina on 04/05/2019 at 1:50 PM

Re: “Rent Control

I'm sorry but as powerful as Salem thinks it is, they can not overcome the law of supply and demand. So they have passed a law that will restrict supply and nature will play it's course and there will be less supply and rents will not fall, but rather increase!

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Posted by 1992matador on 04/05/2019 at 7:19 AM

Re: “Rent Control

Unfortunately, tenants don't invest in real estate. And investors who do invest in real estate now fear they won't achieve their required rate of return given the risk of not realizing revenue in Oregon. So, no, supply won't outpace housing demand in Oregon for the foreseeable future.

If Oregon wants to increase housing supply, it should start by streamlining regulatory hurdles to building housing units. In Bend, for example, it currently takes two years to get a project approved. That increases investor overhead and reduces investment incentives. Next, reconsider the pace of Oregon's urban growth boundaries. Currently, Oregon's UGB scheme limits housing supply by limiting urban growth. That creates an "island" effect on real estate pricing not dissimilar to Manhattan.

So go ahead, Salem, regulate and wave your arms all you want to appease your liberal base. But, don't expect housing supply to increase or housing costs to decline before the next election.

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Posted by Bill Pitcher on 04/04/2019 at 7:31 AM

Re: “A Central Oregonian is the New Secretary of State

Source, we all know you are biased, but come on..."Following the death of Richardson, Gov. Brown vowed to appoint another Republican to fill Richardson's post..."

This is state law - heck it is in the constitution, that the governor must appoint from the same party. You make it sound like Governor Brown was being magnanimous.

A little journalism wouldn't hurt you, once in a while.

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Posted by Smedley Doright on 04/03/2019 at 10:30 AM

Re: “Progress For Public Lands

Maybe the new fire break will now enable CRR to burn down without damaging the remaining WSA. The weeds and new growth caused by fuel reductions can ensure that all of the west side of CRR will burn fully to the ground. Real scientists know that old growth junipers are far less flammable than dead cheatgrass, mustard, and Russian thistle, which is what comes in to the spaces left behind after a "fuel reduction". Way to go with your emotional non-fact based decision! Good luck!

Posted by Tim Freeman on 04/03/2019 at 7:35 AM

Re: “Get Ready to be Counted

Not sure how Kate Brown declaring "census day" or her forming yet another committee for the sole purpose of developing yet another "poster campaign" to inform all us ignorant voters about the census (a federal program where we are already pay for a federal poster "awareness" campaign) is helping to actually fix our State budget shortfall and deficit.

Posted by anonymous on 04/02/2019 at 11:50 AM

Re: “Progress For Public Lands

Yet fire reduction activities can legally be done within a "wilderness study area" without removing the study area designation as was declared during congressional testimony from the USFS in regard to this bill, this had more to do with stripping protection to appease a single user group than anything to do with fire protection. Lisa Murkowski rewrote most all of Greg Walden's bill shrinking the actual size Walden was pushing for and put in the motorized vehicle restrictions, not Walden.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by anonymous on 04/02/2019 at 8:20 AM

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