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Letters to the Editor 2/25/21

Letters to the Editor 2/25/21

Better days, inequities in our democracy, removing dams & focus on your health
Editor's note: Last year, just days after Oregon got its first reported cases of COVID-19, I put an offer on a house in the Orchard District.

Letters to the Editor 2/18/21

Guest Opinion: I am an essential health care worker. Treat me like it.
Editor's note: How was the first weekend of the return of inside dining for everyone?

Letters to the Editor 2/11/21

Guest Opinion: Wyden's River Bill is Good News for Whychus Creek
Editor's note: I can't lie: Seeing case numbers drop sharply and hearing that Gov. Kate Brown had relaxed restrictions on Deschutes County starting this week was some of the most welcome news I've received in a long while.

Letters to the Editor 2/4/21

Guest Opinion: Behind the scenes at the vaccination clinic
Editor's note: Happy February!

Letters to the Editor 1/28/21

Recurring Cash Payments is Financial Stability during a Pandemic, Teachers, School Staff to Get Vaccines, and End Bottle Recycling
Editor's note: I find it very fitting that on the week we are putting out our annual Poetry Issue, a young poet is the talk of the nation.

Letters to the Editor 1/21/21

Guest Opinion: Deschutes River Habitat Conservation Plan
Editor's note: Anything big going on this week?

Letters to the Editor 1/14/21

Teletherapy: Will it survive the pandemic?, Riot at the Capitol, U.S Representative Cliff Bentz & Pro Trump Mob
As journalists, we are advised to keep ourselves out of the story and to focus instead on the people affected by any given issue. This week, in our nation's Capitol, the focus of the ire (and outright insurrection) was lawmakers—but also affected by the fear and chaos were the many journalists covering the certification of the Electoral College votes.

Letters to the Editor 1/7/21

Rolling Back Environmental Protections, Where has Mt. Bachelor’s customer service gone, Source Material: Best of the Year, The Nature of Currency and The Christmas Tree That Almost Killed Us
Editor’s note: For the first issue of a new year, it’s easy to slip into the familiar track, covering things such as “how to stick to your resolutions” and “cleansing after all that excess.” While you’ll find a slight blush of that type of content in this week’s Chow story covering intermittent fasting, for the start of 2021, the Source team was more interested in delving into the meatier topic of mental health. If this past year has not resulted in you personally dealing with more mental health challenges than you did in years past, it’s likely someone you know or love, is. According to stats found in this week’s story on Oregon’s new psilocybin therapy program, more than 300 million people worldwide are affected by major depressive disorder—and that’s only counting one type of mental health disorder.

Letters to the Editor 12/31/20

The Christmas Tree That Almost Killed Us, Bend Police Testing Body Cams, and Tilting-at-Windmills is Not What Deschutes County—or Congressional District 2—Needs.
Editor's note: Perhaps I'd fallen prey to the adage, "can't see the forest for the trees."

Letters to the Editor 12/24/20

Owyhee River Canyonlands Wilderness Preservation, School discipline in Bend school district, Hundreds More Affordable Housing Apartments Underway in Bend & Getting Educators Vaccinated Early is a Path to Speedier Recovery
Editor's note: Without the usual familial requirement to spend all waking hours of Christmas with a gaggle of over-sugared family members, my nuclear unit, aka my safe COVID pod, (consisting of two family members) has decided to go skiing.

Letters to the Editor 12/17/20

Rent Moratorium Proposal, what’s ‘Extreme Risk’ Anyway?, an open letter to Gov. Kate Brown and ODE Director Colt Gill and Bend’s poor rating in LGBTQ equality
Editor's note: Plenty of wiser minds have weighed in this week about how it feels, at this present moment, to see a COVID-19 vaccine roll out amid a global pandemic and an ongoing economic crisis—with the pressure and expectations of the holiday season thrown in.


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