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Should the Metolius train be destroyed or preserved?
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1100 Votes

Should the Metolius train be destroyed or preserved?

Destroyed !

38

Preserved !

3

Destroyed !

38 Comments
Jason Hanson
3
Jason Hanson

Burn it along with the people who put it there.

Thu, 16 Jul 2020 21:30:03 -0500

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Shana Whalen
3
Shana Whalen

I am deeply saddened to hear the city official suggest that the victim simply drive a different way home so she won’t have to see the train. Seriously!?

Thu, 16 Jul 2020 19:31:46 -0500

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LeeAnn Clark
3
LeeAnn Clark

Destroy...no need to have this specific train to promote your history. Also, the city council person that was interviewed for this piece needs to be replaced. No room for closed mindedness in politics

Thu, 16 Jul 2020 19:12:13 -0500

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P Robbins
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P Robbins

This particular train is not a symbol of the railroad, it is a symbol of a sexual predator. While they're at it, maybe Metolius could mount a Confederate battle flag on the train.

Thu, 16 Jul 2020 19:09:04 -0500

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Leslie Ann
3
Leslie Ann

How dare they keep that train. There are other ways to honor the city's past.

Thu, 16 Jul 2020 19:08:35 -0500

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Rod Blower
3
Rod Blower

There is no reason for the city to display a train built by a child abuser

Thu, 16 Jul 2020 19:05:38 -0500

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Christine Young
Christine Young

Not only is the builder gross, that train is friggin ugly! Can’t Metolius do better? Get a few kindergartners to build one. It will be much better and without disgusting history.

Sat, 18 Jul 2020 12:12:34 -0500

Lynn Huntley
3
Lynn Huntley

Have someone else build another, different train to display and keep everyone happy,

Thu, 16 Jul 2020 18:36:32 -0500

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Heather Jones
3
Heather Jones

If you knew the history, you would know this is no “monument”, it’s a symbol of child abuse and should absolutely be destroyed.

Thu, 16 Jul 2020 18:29:53 -0500

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Alexandra Martinez
3
Alexandra Martinez

This train represents child sex abuse!! Absolutely disgusted by Metolius City Council for still choosing to keep/display this knowing what it represents.

Thu, 16 Jul 2020 18:24:49 -0500

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Darlene Martin
2
Darlene Martin

Why would anybody want to preserve something that was used in the abuse of young chikdren?

Thu, 16 Jul 2020 23:43:18 -0500

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Christine Young
Christine Young

Makes you wonder, doesn’t it.

Sat, 18 Jul 2020 12:06:08 -0500

Elizabeth Banderas
2
Elizabeth Banderas

Because a man-made wood train that was built in Madras to be used as a sexual tool, has nothing to do with the history of Metolius.

Thu, 16 Jul 2020 21:10:07 -0500

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Nancy
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Nancy

The train should be destroyed. This man who made the train is a convicted sexual predator and his train should go to the dump. Please listen to this young lady, her life matters!

Thu, 16 Jul 2020 20:50:02 -0500

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Christine Young
Christine Young

Thank you! Well said!

Sat, 18 Jul 2020 12:07:26 -0500

Jordan Williams
2
Jordan Williams

The aggrandizing of such memorabilia is disrespectful to survivors of sexual abuse, and women as a whole. And as a man and a father, I find it offensive.

Thu, 16 Jul 2020 20:30:36 -0500

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Dawn Betts
2
Dawn Betts

The community all know the creator of the train is a convicted felon of child sexual abuse. No one, including the victim and her family, needs to see the train as a reminder.

Thu, 16 Jul 2020 20:21:00 -0500

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Steve Keszler
1
Steve Keszler

No one that was convicted of such a horrible crime should be honored or recognized by having their work on display. ESPECIALLY when that work was part of the evidence in that case. It's traumatizing.

Fri, 17 Jul 2020 21:27:08 -0500

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Tiffany Hebard
1
Tiffany Hebard

This was built by a man who did the most horrible crime to a child. Keeping this structure will not help the victims continue to go on with their lives

Fri, 17 Jul 2020 15:20:35 -0500

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Tao Potter
1
Tao Potter

Metolius should honor their railway heritage and build a new train made with community support and representing history that isn’t tied to such heinous atrocities and not cling to it.

Fri, 17 Jul 2020 14:04:14 -0500

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Amanda Marie
1
Amanda Marie

The trauma this train brings is more harmful than the history of how it came to be.

Fri, 17 Jul 2020 14:02:59 -0500

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Deena Perrine
1
Deena Perrine

We will all bypass your city, the mayor and council need removed now. Someone needs to burn that train.

Fri, 17 Jul 2020 13:30:28 -0500

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Bobbie Newby
1
Bobbie Newby

Burn the damn thing

Fri, 17 Jul 2020 09:12:15 -0500

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Sussie Due
1
Sussie Due

Why publicly honor a pervert?

Fri, 17 Jul 2020 08:32:35 -0500

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Ruth Howton Muhle Burman
1
Ruth Howton Muhle Burman

How could anyone think it would be right to preserve it? How crazy! The man that built it is in prison - look at his record! And give this lovely young woman some peace!!!

Fri, 17 Jul 2020 01:09:37 -0500

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Tessa Bailey
1
Tessa Bailey

I can’t believe this has come this far - really? If any of those Council members were victims and/or family members were victims they would be having a bomb fire disposal in front of City Hall!

Fri, 17 Jul 2020 00:21:32 -0500

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Jo Carbo
1
Jo Carbo

DESTROY! It’s a symbol of sexual abuse and trauma!

Thu, 16 Jul 2020 21:25:42 -0500

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Tina Lamb Morgan
1
Tina Lamb Morgan

If Dulaney needs to understand why a victim would be bothered by such an item, I am more than willing to explain it to him. The next statement he makes should be to say he is resigning.

Thu, 16 Jul 2020 20:50:13 -0500

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Christine Young
Christine Young

Amen!

Sat, 18 Jul 2020 12:06:59 -0500

Marci Jones
1
Marci Jones

destroy it.She told you at the City Hall meeting why she felt the way she did and what it did to her when she saw it Why would you even have the audacity to Tell Her to take a Different Route

Thu, 16 Jul 2020 20:18:38 -0500

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Tessa Bailey
Tessa Bailey

Exactly! How insensitive can someone be - so sad.

Fri, 17 Jul 2020 00:25:26 -0500

Christine Young
Christine Young

Exactly!

Sat, 18 Jul 2020 12:08:35 -0500

Tim Allen
1
Tim Allen

Really? Do they really want to honor a pedophile? I guess I won't be going there again.

Thu, 16 Jul 2020 19:21:09 -0500

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Tim Allen
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Tim Allen

Do they really want a display honoring a pedophile? Guess I won't be going there anymore.

Thu, 16 Jul 2020 19:09:55 -0500

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Starla
0
Starla

Why is keeping the train even being considered???

Thu, 23 Jul 2020 21:23:30 -0500

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k san
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k san

It's gone as it should be!!

Sat, 18 Jul 2020 12:22:40 -0500

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Christine Young
0
Christine Young

A convicted pedophile should NEVER be celebrated in any way. The city council should be ASHAMED. Dulaney saying she could “just drive a different way” was DISGUSTING. Why would he say that? Curious.

Sat, 18 Jul 2020 12:03:22 -0500

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Preserved !

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Dave DuRette
4
Dave DuRette

I'm sorry I voted for preserving the train. I didn't know the history and thought it was just another monument the left wanted destroyed. If I could change my vote I surely would.

Thu, 16 Jul 2020 18:01:57 -0500

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Tim Allen
Tim Allen

That's ok, the left is used to Republicans speaking of things they know nothing about

Thu, 16 Jul 2020 19:14:30 -0500

Steven Daniels
Steven Daniels

Way to keep abreast of the issues. Hence, drumpf is president.

Thu, 16 Jul 2020 20:49:24 -0500

Trent Pickett
0
Trent Pickett

Keep the train. He was wrongly accused. He is my grand father. She is a liar and it was in her sister yard for a long time after he was sent way.

Fri, 17 Jul 2020 08:51:39 -0500

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Do you think recommendations from local leaders influences mask wearing?
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326 Votes

Do you think recommendations from local leaders influences mask wearing?

It does influence public opinion.

1

No, I don't think it influences.

6

It does influence public opinion.

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Mike Everstone
0
Mike Everstone

Avoiding more deaths makes these questions simply silly. Those that resist vaccine & masks are the weak minded being culled from the herd.

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 21:10:45 -0400

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Gabe West
Gabe West

Masks don't work and you can still get covid with the vaccine

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 21:39:54 -0500

No, I don't think it influences.

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Sussie Due
0
Sussie Due

No. Because those who do will and those who dont want to won't. People are tired of being owned.

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 14:41:38 -0400

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Tarasem
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Tarasem

I don't follow leaders, but I watch the parking meters. Only followers follow leaders.

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 00:38:21 -0400

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Greg Moore
0
Greg Moore

We are done with masks. I'm vaccinated, and anyone else can get vaccinated. Now it is time to get to herd immunity. If you want to wear a mask, knock yourself out.

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 23:26:49 -0400

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Gabe West
0
Gabe West

Wearing Masks have been linked to pnomonia

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 22:39:20 -0400

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Tarasem
Tarasem

Ain't that spelt pnewmonya ?

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 00:45:18 -0400

Have you had trouble parking in Downtown Bend this summer?
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256 Votes

Have you had trouble parking in Downtown Bend this summer?

Yes, I can never find a spot!

9

No, I always find parking.

3

Yes, I can never find a spot!

9 Comments
Sandra Kennel
1
Sandra Kennel

I no longer go downtown to shop because parking has been too difficult for me to find without walking several blocks to the store I want to go to.

Tue, 03 Aug 2021 18:09:14 -0500

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Roger Engstrom
Roger Engstrom

Agreed !

Tue, 03 Aug 2021 21:17:09 -0400

Chad Sant
0
Chad Sant

$$$

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 19:50:48 -0400

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Roger Engstrom
0
Roger Engstrom

Parking app is impossible to use, never again !

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 10:01:09 -0400

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Steve Martin
0
Steve Martin

I have lived in Bend for over 50 years and until this summer have totally supported the down town business. Now I go to the shopping centers and also use Amazon. I don't like this but have no choice until downtown business forces the city to find an answer to this. Maybe downtown should be for the

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 02:20:56 -0400

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Gabe West
0
Gabe West

They need another parking garage

Tue, 03 Aug 2021 21:51:12 -0400

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Roger Engstrom
0
Roger Engstrom

Parking app SUCKS! TOTAL BS, WE REFUSE TO EAT, SHOP, OR ATTEND EVENTS DOWNTOWN TILL THIS EITHER GOES AWAY OR IS CAPABLE OF USING !!! IMPOSSIBLE TO USE UNLESS TECH SAVY !!!

Tue, 03 Aug 2021 20:16:17 -0500

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Johnny Mooney
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Johnny Mooney

I'm disabled, so parking in the public garage is too far for me to walk sometimes with my heart condition. More disabled parking would be nice downtown by the store fronts.

Tue, 03 Aug 2021 20:22:18 -0400

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Roger Engstrom
Roger Engstrom

Also agreed !

Tue, 03 Aug 2021 21:17:39 -0400

No, I always find parking.

3 Comments
Tarasem
0
Tarasem

I avoid going to Bend as much as possible. I don't like anything about being in any big city. As for parking there, I only go to medical facilities and sometimes the Northside malls, so parking is generally not an issue. Driving in Bend is much worse than finding parking in Bend.

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 12:32:03 -0400

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Sussie Due
0
Sussie Due

The only time I have trouble finding a parking spot is when someone without disabled plates or a hanger decides to park in a disabled zone.

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 08:02:48 -0400

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Kenneth Emmrich
0
Kenneth Emmrich

No, I never have trouble finding parking in downtown Bend because I never go to downtown Bend.

Tue, 03 Aug 2021 20:25:30 -0400

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