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Have you seen any illegal fireworks in your neighborhood this year?
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1176 Votes

Have you seen any illegal fireworks in your neighborhood this year?

Yes, I did!

5

No, I haven't seen any.

1

Yes, I did!

5 Comments
Sussie Due
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Sussie Due

Yes. People were shooting them off all around us despite the ban.

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Tarasem
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Tarasem

It's Prineville, of course there were illegal fireworks., lots of them.

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Tanya Hatch
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Tanya Hatch

My neighborhood was crazy with illegal fireworks until after 12am. My dogs were miserable. Knowing the police didn't want us to call them was defeating for those of us agreeing with the ban and I believe it encouraged the illegal fireworks users. Glad police and fire had a quiet night- we did not.

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Sussie Due
Sussie Due

The police never said not to report them. What they SAID was not to call 911. Just call the non emergency number. It does straight to dispatch.

Brooke Highsmith
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Brooke Highsmith

There are always illegal fireworks in my neighborhood in Redmond. Not just on the Fourth. But all major holidays. Last night they went off from about 9 pm to midnight. Terrorizing my dogs for hours.

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No, I haven't seen any.

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Rick Allen
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Rick Allen

No thank God I did not, but I think fireworks should all be banned, so many people killed around the country, houses and apartment buildings burnt down. Too many People do NOT know how to use them safely, which was definitively proven this year!

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Do you plan on joining the event to thank the schools in Central Oregon next week?

Do you plan on joining the event to thank the schools in Central Oregon next week?

Yes!

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No!

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Yes!

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No!

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If you had the choice, would you pump your own gas?
KTVZ Asked by KTVZ
520 Votes

If you had the choice, would you pump your own gas?

Yes!

6

No!

14

Yes!

6 Comments
Rick Allen
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Rick Allen

Yes definitely, I prefer to, I always help the attendant and take the nozzle out myself so they do not spill any gas on my rigs!

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Pat Glandon
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Pat Glandon

I've pumped my own gas all my life until I moved here in 2018. Waiting in line for someone to do something I'm capable of doing is inefficient. As long as it doesn't cost job loss, I'd rather do it myself.

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JohnWayne Kenneth Pool
JohnWayne Kenneth Pool

That's the trouble. I'm too afraid to lose my job. I've made more money at other places, but this is the only company I've found willing to work with me on my schedule for my career training.

DeBacker Melis
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DeBacker Melis

Absolutely!. It would get done in a more efficient way and more carefully because I care about my own rig and don't want the gas dripping on the paint.

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Michael Miller
Michael Miller

Gasoline won't affect your paint job. I've used it to clean off tree sap, works great.

k san
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k san

Absolutely!! I have lived in other states for 65 years and always had to pump my own gas and I prefer it because it speeds things up. It makes for a much slower process having to wait for attendants to finish with 1 - 2 cars ahead of you when you could be doing it yourself!! Good to have the choice!

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k san
k san

And, contrary to what many on the other side are saying, they are NOT taking away attendants for those who don't want to pump their own gas... just providing a choice to do it yourself for those of us who want to.

Robert Northrup
Robert Northrup

I doubt very much you would get through the line any quicker. If the attendants are that slow find another station. Maybe you should have stayed in the other state.

Jessi Johnson Horn
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Jessi Johnson Horn

In Culver we usually do since we have 1 gas station and they only have 1 person working the store.

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No!

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Lisa York
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Lisa York

I would rather have someone else do it...too many years of pumping my own gas... plus, it provides jobs

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JohnWayne Kenneth Pool
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JohnWayne Kenneth Pool

I'm an attendant. I doubt I'd lose my job if self-serve was law, but I don't want to roll that dice. I have the resume to work for higher-paying companies-I have before-but this company is the only one I've found willing to give me the time off I need for my non-college training for my dream career.

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George Robirts
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George Robirts

I work on cars 5 days a week so sometimes i don't like to smell like gas. I got my start pumping gas. Also, after working all day, i don't always have the energy to pump my own gas. And my dear wife has no idea how to pump gas and has no desire to know, so she shouldn't be forced to.

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Dianne Price
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Dianne Price

I'm 81 & don't want to pump mu gas!!

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Matt Dittrich
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Matt Dittrich

The push for this legislation seems more rooted in the benefit to station owners rather than the general public. If passed, prices won't be any lower at the pump. Besides, not pumping your own gas is pretty great.

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Matt Stickler
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Matt Stickler

Convenience and prefer service.

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Maureen Drews
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Maureen Drews

I have found throughout history that self pumping does not lower gas prices. I prefer not to pump my own gas.

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Kenneth Emmrich
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Kenneth Emmrich

There is no benefit to me to pump my own fuel. I do not want smelly hands. If they get rid of the Attendants prices will not go down. We need to keep it the way it is. There is no shortage of people who want to work at a gas station. There is also no shortage of greedy station owners.

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Robert Northrup
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Robert Northrup

People need jobs and the few pennies per gallon it costs to pay them to pump gas is irrelevant. Most people waste that much on junk food every day. Gas tax in Oregon is about $.56-.58 a gallon. Gas prices fluctuate so much it makes little difference what it costs to give someone a job.

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Gabe West
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Gabe West

Not when its cold and snowy or rainy

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Gabe West
Gabe West

Plus it provides jobs

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