Regardless of what your viewpoint on the Oregon standoff is, The Oregonian is the best place for a daily update on the latest situation. It seems most of the mass media is growing weary of the story, as our we as locals. However, I do believe it is best to stay informed on the situation as it develops. Many people don’t fully understand what is driving this, how it has developed, and what is the end-game. And to a large degree, I consider myself part of this group. I’m not sure how we went form discussing grazing on government lands to people taking federal buildings with weapons and equipped with tactical vests and chest rigs. To me, that doesn’t signify a group that is willing to negotiate, and it is an odd line in the sand to take an unmanned building as a response to alleged wrongs. In any event, this seems like a no-win situation, and it is my huge hope that everyone stays safe.