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Do you support the ban on fireworks?
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2414 Votes

Do you support the ban on fireworks?

Yes, we have dangerous temperatures!

37

No, we have to celebrate!

5

Yes, we have dangerous temperatures!

37 Comments
J
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J

Just plain stupid to light off fireworks in this Hot Dry weather unless fire personnel is right there at the ready. Period!!!

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Paula Crumpacker Fisher
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Paula Crumpacker Fisher

It's the right and smart thing to do.

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Colleen Crowley Hein
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Colleen Crowley Hein

I hope it extends to DRW, even though it is outside of city limits.

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June Heathershaw
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June Heathershaw

Fire danger. Smart and safe!,

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Kenneth Emmrich
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Kenneth Emmrich

We have extremely hot and dry conditions. We can celebrate the 4th with fireworks when we get cooler temperatures and safer conditions.

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Beth Williams
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Beth Williams

Because there are too many idiots in this area who don't have common sense or know fire safety

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Ralph Maestas
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Ralph Maestas

If you think it's a good idea to sell fireworks in the middle of an extensive heat wave and tinder box conditions then maybe you should change your line of work. Common sense isn't Common!!!!!!

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Lynn Huntley
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Lynn Huntley

Buy your fireworks from the vendors and wait until it cools down and is safer. It is not anti-American, it is common sense. But people are always showing that common sense is in short supply.

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Amber Miller
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Amber Miller

Because of the hot temperatures, and with it being so dry it can start more fires.

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Judy Goodrich
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Judy Goodrich

Fireworks do not equal patriotism. The heat makes it very dangerous out there!

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Sandy Storrie
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Sandy Storrie

With the heat and the drought we do not need to have any fires stated. I am sure no one wants to lose their homes and have fires like we did last year. Those that want fireworks, what or how would you feel if you burnt down your house? Not worth the risk. There is always next year

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k san
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k san

Good Heavens! Isn't that just obvious with such high temps and fire danger all around us???

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April Elder Warchol
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April Elder Warchol

It’s ridiculous to risk fireworks during a heat wave and drought. Not worth burning down a neighborhood, killing people, pets or wildlife.

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Liz Gray
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Liz Gray

The risk of fire is not worth it. Not only that, but the wildlife is already stressed in this heat, and fireworks will increase morbidity and mortality of the heat wave.

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Rick Allen
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Rick Allen

I am for freedom and against the horrible blue stench upon our country and our state, but it is way too HOT, DRY and drought conditions require restraint, common sense! NOW WAY we should have fireworks in these conditions, this is not an attack on freedom like the stupid lock downs. too hot and dry

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Leslie Ann
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Leslie Ann

ALL CENTRAL OREGON, ALL COUNTIES NEED TO BAN FIREWORKS !!! PLEASE!!

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Christine Reed
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Christine Reed

Temps and fire danger are too high and people act irresponsibly with fireworks. A ban is the right thing to do. Now I hope my neighbors and the rest of the city will comply.

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gary gifford
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gary gifford

Not only should they be banned this year, they should be illegal everywhere in Oregon all the time. Just anyone not being able to use and possess dangerous pyrotechnics should be one of the new realities in Oregon in light of the dangers posed by climate change.

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Don Sturgill
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Don Sturgill

Fireworks are dangerous in a good year. Given current conditions, private use would be too risky.

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Susan Gregory
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Susan Gregory

I am very concerned we could have a serious fire in our area. One careless person with fireworks could change so much, so quickly.

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Dianne Price
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Dianne Price

All fireworks should be banned & the sales of them too!! Common sense should tell us it's just TOO DRY!! You can always get some & set them off for New Years!! That's what we're going to do!!

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Les Adams
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Les Adams

Our "freedoms" to have fun aren't as important as people's lives and property. Those who think otherwise need to grow up.

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Kenneth Gardner
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Kenneth Gardner

i live in a forested rea, but their should av been warnings some of the dealers could be bankrupt.

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Opala Ernst
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Opala Ernst

Drought, temps, fire

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Jesica Carleton
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Jesica Carleton

Not only is it just an unwise thing to do in the desert, but with the number of vets with PTSD, and the number of animals who are utterly terrified, it would be a kind and considerate thing to eliminate. There are many ways to celebrate that don't cause suffering to others.

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John Poling
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John Poling

To big of fire danger why risk it.

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Terri Bradford
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Terri Bradford

Because it is to damaging at this time.. Doesn't stop people from buying them ..And we will have fireworks,they can go to. But if we had our owe fireworks and it was banned you could fine them or pay for the cost of a fire, if a fire starts.. There are too many careless people to be safe.

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Twill Rose
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Twill Rose

To hot and dry. Just look around and see the fires in our area already. We don't need more.

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Connie Shuman
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Connie Shuman

With the ongoing drought in the Pacific Northwest and the intensely high heat, we need to put community and environmental safety over personal use of fireworks this year. Watch the Pilot Butte fireworks instead. Think of the consequences should a wildfire break out because of careless handling.

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Caprice Burnett
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Caprice Burnett

It's not just hot, but it is also dry with humidity hovering around 10%. I don't think a lot of people from other areas understand how dry we are here. And where there are fireworks, there's also alcohol, creating idiots out of people who might otherwise have some common sense.

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Carolyn Clontz
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Carolyn Clontz

Fireworks are dangerous fire hazards under the best circumstances. Part of the tree hedge at Dutch Stover Field has already been burned because of irrresponsible use of fireworks. they also cause a great deal of fear in animals, and can cause severe mental health disturbances for veterans.

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Kate Megowan
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Kate Megowan

I don't think we should EVER have fireworks here in the desert where any spark can cause a catastrophe. You don't have the right to endanger other people's safety, lives, property or pets. Think of others, not yourself!

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Gabe West
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Gabe West

Yes, unfortunately

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No, we have to celebrate!

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Teresa Parsons
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Teresa Parsons

Central Oregon has had many past hot dry summers and there was No ban on fireworks then. It seems like they thought about getting away with masks so are now saying "Hey we are on a roll so lets just keep trying to tell these sheep what to do"!

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Christena
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Christena

Fires are rarely caused by those using fireworks responsibly. Those who make poor desicions will still do so and everyone else will have to go without. This won't help much.

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Paul Padoink
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Paul Padoink

We don't "Have to celebrate" with fireworks. This poll is mixing narratives. Yes we should celebrate. It has zero to do with a ban. Most patriotic Americans would never dream of putting their community at risk. Thanks for being dicks about our freedom of expression as patriots.

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Marcus Ainsworth
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Marcus Ainsworth

How many freedoms will be stolen from us in this tyrannical blue state? Move to freedom!

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Jeanne Olson
Jeanne Olson

please do

gary gifford
gary gifford

Yeah buddy, you should move the hell out of here!

Rick Allen
Rick Allen

I am for freedom and against the horrible blue stench upon our country and our state, but it is way too HOT, DRY and drought conditions require restraint, common sense! NOW WAY we should have fireworks in these conditions, this is not an attack on freedom like the stupid lock downs. too hot and dry

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Do you think the Pac-12 will dissolve?

Yes!

2

No!

1

Yes!

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den b
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den b

From what I have read U of O and U of W are looking to bail also. Leaving what?

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Gabe West
Gabe West

Why are they bailing?

No!

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Paul Schuler
0
Paul Schuler

I think they'll be able to draw in teams to keep them going. I hope

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Do you feel more patriotic on July 4th?
KTVZ Asked by KTVZ
254 Votes

Do you feel more patriotic on July 4th?

Yes!

5

No!

5

Yes!

5 Comments
Kimmy Wasatch
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Kimmy Wasatch

Yes, this is still the USA and we have to stand up for it and for ourselves.This administration is trying to destroy us so stand up proud and vote RED.

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Theresa Borden
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Theresa Borden

I always have felt more patriotic on independence day. No matter the politics of the day.

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Gabe West
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Gabe West

Yes we need to stand up for this country which the Biden admin is ruining

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No!

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Neta Madrone Marlin
1
Neta Madrone Marlin

Not for the past 5+ years...the idiots have burned democracy to the ground ... It's time for evolution.

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Sussie Due
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Sussie Due

Because I'm too worried about the fireworks affecting my PTSD.

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Clancy Prentice
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Clancy Prentice

Happy treason day! The day we celebrate past treasons dressed up as freedom. while condemning any thought of treason even if it be for the same reason!

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Gabe West
Gabe West

The founding fathers weren't treasonous

Oakley Taylor
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Oakley Taylor

It's hard to feel patriotic when a small percentage of people enforce laws on women, jeopardizing their lives. The "Supreme Court" is a joke. Now families will fall sick from polluted air and water without the safety net of regulations, jeopardizing our future for the profiteering of big companies.

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Gabe West
Gabe West

The Sepreme court is the best

Steven Daniels
Steven Daniels

"The Sepreme court" has got to be better than the Supreme Court, right Einstein?

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