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Mickey Finn 
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Re: “St. Charles Nurses Reach Tentative Agreement

I think the solidarity and strong support for their union that SCMC nurses have demonstrated made hospital administrators and negotiators blink. Community support for the informational picketing was clearly growing and the hospital did not want to see over a thousand people outside the hospital protesting their treatment of nurses and patients. There is power in a union and ONA is the strongest and most united union in all of Central Oregon. Support staff and other caregivers at SCMC need a union, too.

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Posted by Mickey Finn on 01/15/2019 at 9:11 AM

Re: “Deschutes County Farm Bureau Appeals New Pot Rules

Pretty funny considering that wacky rightwing extremists like Patty Adair are just the sort of candidates that the Farm Bureau prefers, and often finances through its PAC. Marijuana farmers are "real" farmers, too.

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Posted by Mickey Finn on 11/29/2018 at 8:04 AM

Re: “Deschutes County's marijuana blues turn a darker hue

Patty Adair is an idiot. But, so-called "moderate" Republicans in Deschutes County--including Knute Buehler, Cheri Helt and Tammy Baney--deserve some credit for allowing her and the Tea Party Trumpers to takeover the Deschutes County Republican Party. I defy any of them to tell us how they fought to prevent this from happening. Republican "moderates" caved to extremists in their party even as they tried to distance themselves from Trump and the extreme right. That allowed someone like Adair to successfully challenge Baney and turn the County Commission to the extreme right. Now, watch all these so-called moderates cozy up to Adair. They deserve what they get, but they have screwed everyone else in Deschutes County, too. --Michael Funke

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Posted by Mickey Finn on 11/16/2018 at 8:41 AM

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

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