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Mickey Finn 
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Re: “What's Next for the Council?

Special interests and Big Money were repudiated when Bend voters rejected Davis and McCormick--who were bankrolled by the Chamber of Commerce, COBA, and COAR with a combined total over $140,000. These special interests ran two people who have never been involved in this city on any level beyond whining in a failed effort to buy City Council seats. There are qualified people of color in Bend who could serve on the City Council. Hopefully they will apply. It would be great to see more than white faces on the Bend City Council. --Michael Funke

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Posted by Mickey Finn on 11/08/2018 at 8:15 AM

Re: “Meet Michele Gardemann

Nice article and comments by Michele Gardemann. Health insurance brought to all school district employees by a union contract.

Posted by Mickey Finn on 10/01/2018 at 8:00 AM

Re: “Consent and Accountability

Doctor Nathan Boddie stepped way over the line when he made the unsubstantiated charge that Moey Newbold was a substance abuser. She denies that charge. But no one, least of all Doctor Boddie, can deny that he chose to attack Newbold by publicly sharing information (whether true or not is irrelevant) about a medical condition, the disease of addiction. Doctor Boddie knows this. His attack on Newbold is akin to attacking her because she has cancer. That is the largest breach of trust of all. I believe this was done to not only undermine Newbold's credibility but also to send a message to any other women out there who may have similar complaints about his behavior. It is what a bully does. His credibility is shot, as a politician and as a doctor. A little humility and soul-searching is in order. But, from what we have seen so far, that is unlikely. Prove us wrong, Nathan. Do the right thing for Bend. You cannot win this election and the longer you stay in the race the harder it will be to mount a legitimate campaign in place of your tainted one. --Michael Funke

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Posted by Mickey Finn on 07/14/2018 at 6:13 PM

Re: “Bill Moseley is Running for Mayor

So, what's he gonna do to stop people from moving to Bend? Build a Trumpian wall? Seriously, Bill, you cannot stop people from moving wherever they want to move in this country. What is your solution? --Michael Funke

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Posted by Mickey Finn on 06/14/2018 at 5:36 PM

Re: “Protesting an Apartment Complex is Energy Best Used Elsewhere

While I agree that there are a lot of other local issues that might be more important, I think it is worth noting that this apartment building is not going to ease the housing crisis as you claim. Unless you think that a $1,200 studio apartment is affordable housing. And it is sad that you rely on a snide anonymous reader to make the bulk of your case. Near as I can tell his argument is "capitalism is effing wonderful and you folks who don't have the money to buy empty lots in Bend can just STFU and maybe get out of town." You really think that this apartment building offers a "solution" to the shortage of affordable housing? Really? That's the best you can do? I lived in affordable, working class apartment buildings in New York City and Detroit much of my adult life before returning to Oregon and I believe Bend definitely needs to build more apartments. But not more luxury apartments, more affordable apartments.

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Posted by Mickey Finn on 03/07/2018 at 7:15 PM

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Wow. It looks like the Source guzzled down the kool-aid offered up by Sluka. Did you even talk to anyone in the ONA? That'd be the Oregon Nurses Association, btw, not "Nursing" association. If readers want to hear what the union has to say, check out KPOV's Wednesday Point on archives at http://kpov.org. This so-called $35 million shortfall is a reduction in what would be called the profit margin or rate of return in the corporate world. SCMC won't be in the red, just less in the black. All caregivers at SCMC and patients will suffer from these cuts. --Michael Funke

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Posted by Mickey Finn on 10/26/2017 at 10:40 PM

Re: “Protest Songs

Can music change the world? A few years ago I asked Pete Seeger that question. "I don't know about that," said Pete, "but the powers that be certainly think so. They have repressed song for centuries." There is power in song and the right song at the right time can bring about social change. Shameless plug: Source readers can hear songs of solidarity, resistance and revolution--from all genres and eras--on KPOV's Radical Songbook, 10 am to noon every Friday. Tune in 88.9 fm or stream it live (also on archives) at kpov.org. There is indeed a wave of new music from all kinds of performers and you can hear it locally starting this Friday, Tune in! --Michael Funke

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Posted by Mickey Finn on 02/16/2017 at 8:20 AM

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