May Election Endorsements

May Election Endorsements

Vote yes on 9-118, 9-119, 9-115 and 9-116
Vote Yes on Measure 9-118 - City of Bend Directly Elected Mayor

When it comes to pot in Deschutes County, the black market is the problem, not legal business

The county could allocate more funds toward compliance, using funds garnered from marijuana sales to do so.
County cannabis policy should focus on supporting the businesses trying to do the right thing—and that shouldn't include a zero-tolerance policy for minor infractions

In the runup to the next election, don't let "moderates" off the hook

In Washington, D.C., there's a distinct line between those who claim to support the president, and those "moderate" Republicans who, while perhaps don't overtly blast the president, do distance themselves from the chicanery of the administration.

Paper ballots and dumb phones are not dead—and shouldn't be

This week, a Millennial in our office said he'd been thinking about going back to a "dumb phone."

A protest is a conversation starter, and it's started one in Bend

A local social media thread concerning gun safety in Bend-La Pine Schools erupted this week, with some parents, teachers and other adults questioning the effectiveness of the 17-minute long protest scheduled for March 14 at schools nationwide.

Protesting an Apartment Complex is Energy Best Used Elsewhere

Even in Central Oregon, people become victims of human trafficking and intimate partner violence on a regular basis.

Kudos to the Superintendent for a Call to Action on School Shootings

Missing from that call to action? A call to ban semi-automatic weapons
In February, yet another massive deadly shooting on a high school campus in Florida.

"Bloodsport" and more in Trump's movie syllabus

That "Bloodsport" is Donald Trump's favorite movie is, like so many things about Trump, thinly sourced, apocryphal yet pathetic, and regularly reported as fact.

Don't Tie TCOs to a Random "Magic Number"

How many barbecues does the average Bend household host each year?

Finally, someone calls the bridge ban effort what it is

According to media reports, it's Gene Whisnant's retirement gift
It might have been an offhand comment not meant for wide public consumption, but when you make a comment at a public hearing, expect people to listen.


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