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Apartment fight reveals Bend's latent—and damaging—xenophobia

Apartment fight reveals Bend's latent—and damaging—xenophobia

Our editorial board has already established its position regarding the construction of the proposed apartment complex near The Pavilion in Bend. In a housing crisis, it is unconscionable for a city not to approve apartments on land that's been privately, legally obtained by owners who have adhered to the rules for developing such a property.

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Correction In the original print version of last week's editorial, "The Legislature Misstepped in a Sexual Harassment Scandal.

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Thank Walden for supporting workers over his party

In the past, we have criticized our U.S. representative when he's made moves that don't appear to benefit his constituents—such as when he moved in favor of repealing the Affordable Care Act, for example. We also know it's important to offer praise when it's due.

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Comment on dog training in the community I just wanted to speak out about a popular form of dog training in Bend known as "shock collars."

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The Legislature Misstepped in a Sexual Harassment Scandal. Companies and Organizations Can Do Better

Editor's note: This version has been altered from the original version. In the original print version, the text in the third paragraph alluded to Sen. Tim Knopp (R-Bend) being party to contemplations among Republican leadership of a lawsuit against Sen. Sara Gelser.

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Mirror Pond I am a simple man who likes to find the simplest solution to a problem by identifying the root issue of the problem and addressing it in the simplest manner,

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Libraries are Equity Makers. Deschutes County Voters Should Support Their Expansion

If you need some inspiration about the benefits of libraries in modern society, you might start with 2018's "The Library Book," by Susan Orlean—named a Top 10 Book of the Year by The Washington Post. The book chronicles the hunt for a suspected arsonist in the wake of the 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Central Library—but also delves into the benefits libraries offer patrons, which go beyond stacks of books.

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Letter of the Year Saddle Up.

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As much as things stay the same, sometimes they also change

As much as things stay the same, sometimes they also change Scrolling through the Opinion page of BendSource.com at the end of the year gave the Editorial Board a bird's-eye view of the issues important to us and the wider community.

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In Response to, "Powering the Dredge" on 12/13 The so-called "process" referred to by Mr. Fuller reached its culmination during the March 18, 2015, Bend City Council meeting.

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Interpretation of Tourism Tax Dollars Could Set Precedent

It's no secret that having an adequate supply of workforce housing is an issue in Central Oregon. When a city such as Bend lacks a sufficient amount of low- to middle-income housing, the economy can suffer.

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In Response to, "The Commodity That Is Cannabis" on 12/6 Like you said in your title, cannabis is now a commodity and will be treated as such.

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Bag Ban: A Litany of Laughable Arguments Against

As we reported in a web story last week, on Dec. 5, the Bend City Council had its first reading of an ordinance that would see Bend's consumption of plastic bags cut down significantly. The new ordinance, up for a second reading later this month, would prohibit retailers from handing out plastic bags at the check-out counter, and would allow stores to charge customers a 10-cent fee for each paper bag the customer uses.

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