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In Pandemic Response, Embrace the Gray

In Pandemic Response, Embrace the Gray

We're starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel
With cases falling sharply across the country and our own county having moved from the most extreme risk category into a lower one that allows for more interaction among people, it's obvious that we're moving into a "middle territory" as it pertains to the pandemic. While public health experts warn that it's too soon to set aside all manner of precaution around the COVID-19 pandemic, we're starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

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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.

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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?

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Preserve Habitat, But Don't Close Down Existing Locals' River Access at Columbia Park

Certainly there are barriers erected on other bridges that we can model something after, without completely shutting down access to the river
The Deschutes River has long been a focal point for the people of Bend. In years past, the sawmills positioned on and adjacent to the river were the centers of attention; today, those have been replaced by shopping and river recreation.

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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.

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A Look at COVID's Fallout, in Numbers

The other social and mental effects may linger much longer and will be costly
This week, people in Deschutes County got word that the county would move from the Extreme Risk category to the High Risk one—allowing for more relaxed restrictions and once again allowing restaurants to serve indoors in a limited capacity. This is welcome news, and with rapidly declining COVID-19 case numbers statewide, it puts Oregon on a trajectory to hopefully put this virus behind us.

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Letters to the Editor 2/4/21

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

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A Glass Slipper for Rapid Vaccine Deployment; A Boot for Hypocritical Relaxed Restrictions

Decision to prioritize teachers in this second group ahead of seniors was not without controversy
Last week, health officials from Deschutes County and St. Charles Health System did something extraordinary: In the span of a weekend, they saw over 3,000 people pass through the doors of the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, acting on guidance from Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, who placed teachers and school staff in Group 1B of the state's vaccination schedule. The decision to prioritize teachers in this second group ahead of seniors was not without controversy and put Brown in the rarified air of the very few governors who prioritized teachers before seniors.

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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.

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No, Deschutes Commissioners Should Not Be Partisan. In Oregon, ¾ of County Boards Aren't.

In recent weeks, a conversation has been renewed about whether the Deschutes County Board of Commissioners races should be partisan
In recent weeks, a conversation has been renewed about whether the Deschutes County Board of Commissioners races should be partisan. Deschutes County Commissioner Phil Chang, a Democrat who joined the board in 2021, believes they shouldn't be—and we agree with him.

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Letters to the Editor 1/21/21

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

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Cliff Bentz should not waste his chance to lead

Rep. Cliff Bentz (R-Ontario), voted against certifying Pennsylvania's electoral votes, and then doubled down and voted against impeaching the current president
By now voters in Oregon's Congressional District 2 are becoming increasingly concerned that for the next two years they're going to be represented by a partisan politician. In the wake of the mess that was the siege at the U.S. Capitol, our new Congressman, Rep. Cliff Bentz (R-Ontario), voted against certifying Pennsylvania's electoral votes, and then doubled down and voted against impeaching the current president.

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