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Should there be a designated homeless camp location in Bend?
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553 Votes

Should there be a designated homeless camp location in Bend?

Yes, there needs to be one!

3

No, some neighborhoods might suffer.

10

Yes, there needs to be one!

3 Comments
Brenda Coyle
2
Brenda Coyle

Everyone deserves to have a place to live. A set location could create a sense of community amongst people who are homeless. A location near a bus line will help with transportation to/from jobs.

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Oneribshy
0
Oneribshy

You bet, even the Homeless need a place to go for awhile. BUT, there has to be guidelines. They can't just run wild like animals. Truly deserving people must be held accountable. In turn be given the tools and a way out through support. I'm a homeowner and I would help where I can.

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George Robirts
0
George Robirts

Because homelessness will never completely go away. There will always be some person or family in crises . The old KOA is the ideal site as water , sewer, and electri is fairly accessible.

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No, some neighborhoods might suffer.

10 Comments
Frank
3
Frank

A better location would be on the west side. The convenience of services near there was apparently why the college was located there. Near Phil’s trail or NW Crossing would be perfect.

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Philip Clark
3
Philip Clark

Because people will come from other places/states when word gets around that they can live for free. Other cities have tried this same plan and it's been a disaster!!

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💛🖤 RAG 💛🖤
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💛🖤 RAG 💛🖤

Needs to be outside the urban areas, probably East of Bend is the most fitting!

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Neil Mackey
2
Neil Mackey

Siting a "temporary" homeless camp of this size, near two public schools and a park is NOT a good idea. What business in their right mind would look at property in Juniper Ridge with this nearby?

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John Philo
1
John Philo

No. Enabling drug addicts and the alcohol adducted to live on our streets and neighborhoods is criminal. They need to be housed in a treatment facility.

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Ben Hargis
0
Ben Hargis

Keep the scum out don't invite it.

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k san
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k san

I agree with locating them outside urban areas.

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Nancy
0
Nancy

Move them outside the city limits. Use abandoned buildings or have inmates build temp structures. They need shelter, but they don't need to be near residential homes, parks, or schools.

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Are you worried about the flu this year?
KTVZ Asked by KTVZ
142 Votes

Are you worried about the flu this year?

YES

0

NO

6

YES

0 Comments
No one has commented yet

NO

6 Comments
Gabe West
0
Gabe West

Just eat well get enough exercise

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Steven Daniels
Steven Daniels

Don't forget to put on your magic underwear.

Gabe West
Gabe West

It's not magic underwear

Steven Daniels
Steven Daniels

I thought you saw the play.

Sunny Sunshinestein
Sunny Sunshinestein

Where did you say you got your medical degree?

Do you support Medicaid expanding beyond health care?
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346 Votes

Do you support Medicaid expanding beyond health care?

YES

1

NO

2

YES

1 Comment
Gabe West
0
Gabe West

Continued expansion will bankrupt the system

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NO

2 Comments
Larry Merrill
2
Larry Merrill

Continued expansion of coverages will bankrupt the system

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John Philo
1
John Philo

It is not what Medicaid was intended to accomplish. Socialism is never the answer.

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