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    The TRUTH Behind Oregon’s Fentanyl State of Emergency

    The TRUTH Behind Oregon’s Fentanyl State of Emergency

    On January 30th, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, Multnomah County Chair Jessica Vega Pederson, and Governor Tina Kotek declared a state of emergency in a last-ditch effort to address the state’s deadly fentanyl crisis which has already claimed thousands of lives....

    Clackamas Won the Fight Against the Decriminalization of Killer Drugs…But the Fight Isn’t Over

    The people of Oregon have won a hard-fought battle against the nightmare of drug decriminalization. Governor Tina Kotek will sign House Bill 4002 into effect which officially recriminalizes the possession of illicit substances. After three devastating years of Measure 110,...

    Portland Lets Suspect in State’s Biggest Fentanyl Drug Bust Walk Free

    Recently, Oregon reached a grim milestone: the state's largest fentanyl drug bust. What could have been a heartening story of textbook police work, the prevention of countless overdoses, and the halting of a dangerous criminal is instead a glaring indictment...

    Just Say No to Measure 110

    It’s well past time to admit the obvious: Measure 110, which decriminalized extremely dangerous drugs, has been a disaster. Presented to voters as the “Drug Addiction and Recovery Act,” this ill-conceived measure is actively destroying the quality of life for...

    Fleeing from a Free-for-All

    Over the past year, I’ve written about the decriminalization of two of the biggest problems facing the residents of the Portland metropolitan area and Oregon—drug use and homelessness. Now, some people are hoping to add prostitution to the list of...

    Freefall from the Free-For-All

    A simple drive on the freeway through Portland and the sight of all its homeless camps confirms what many have suspected for a long time—the tendency in this state towards the legalization of drugs has come with tremendous consequences for...