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Jack Harvel 
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    Recent Comments

    Re: “Culver Pulls Students From Camp Over Nonbinary Counselor

    @Nicole Perullo I'm not trying to invalidate your feelings on what happened or to advocate for either side, I just don't want an untrue narrative about changing in front of camp councilors to spread. And I wouldn't say the article is from my perspective per se, I'm the author so there's some truth to that but I tried to accurately report both sides grievances.

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    Posted by Jack Harvel on 10/28/2022 at 1:12 PM

    Re: “Culver Pulls Students From Camp Over Nonbinary Counselor

    @Nicole Perullo There are private changing areas, so there wouldn't be any undressing in front of camp councilors.

    8 likes, 10 dislikes
    Posted by Jack Harvel on 10/27/2022 at 1:58 PM

    Re: “New Rules for Short Term Rentals

    @Charity Scott It applies to cottage clusters, and cottage clusters are included in the multi-unit properties like ADUs, duplexes and townhomes

    Posted by Jack Harvel on 10/12/2022 at 3:55 PM

    Re: “Private Company, Public Utility

    @Charofthelake That paragraph is right after a quote from a study that found privately-owned public water utilities are on average less transparent than their publicly-owned counterparts. Having an example of the subject of the article, Avion, engaging in less transparent behavior than other local publicly owned water utilities made sense to me. Similarly, in Hanna's story when it brings up Avion's lawsuit it's to explain the methodology and why 15% of Bend households aren't accounted for. It seems to me that leaving out the fact of the matter in either of these stories would be a glaring omission.

    You're right that the article probably wouldn't exist if Avion didn't sue us, but it'd be because of our ignorance on the topic rather than a news value judgement. The state's largest private water utility selling to the state's largest gas utility is a story worth reporting and I was honestly shocked that no local media ran anything on it.

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    Posted by Jack Harvel on 08/26/2022 at 4:53 PM

    Re: “Private Company, Public Utility

    @Charofthelake Sure, I get understand the criticism on timing. The sale flew under my radar when it happened, but I became aware of it when Avion sued us and I looked into the company a bit out of curiosity. We've been sitting on the story since then because anything published could complicate the ongoing lawsuit against us. Writing it now is mostly because it's the only time it'd be timely for us ever again.

    We do keep an eye out for press releases, they're usually written by a company and sent directly to the press who either repost it (for the record we don't do this at the Source), write their own content using just the information in the press release or use it as a springboard to research and source an original story. I'm assuming this one didn't make the rounds locally because we didn't receive it and it's not on KTVZ's press release page and they repost just about every release they get. If this sale had been covered in any local media it'd likely not be in this paper.

    As for the timing I don't think there should be a 8-month statute of limitations for reporting, especially if something hasn't been covered yet.

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    Posted by Jack Harvel on 08/26/2022 at 2:26 PM

    Re: “Private Company, Public Utility

    @Charofthelake There haven't been many articles written about this. In fact there's been no news coverage, local or otherwise, of the acquisition. The link to Yahoo you pasted here is a press release, and is quoted in this article.

    3 likes, 10 dislikes
    Posted by Jack Harvel on 08/26/2022 at 9:12 AM

    Re: “Roe v. Wade Overturned 

    @Nik Johansson It's accurate, the Supreme Court voted 6-3 in Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health Organization and 5-4 to overrule Roe v Wade and Casey v Planned Parenthood.

    1 like, 0 dislikes
    Posted by Jack Harvel on 06/30/2022 at 9:25 AM

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