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    Just Say No to Measure 110

    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...

    Empowering Oregon Voters: Petition Seeks Decision on I-205, I-5 Tolling

    Published on KATU ABC 2 A petition is putting the decision about tolling on Interstate 5 and Interstate 205 in the hands of Oregon voters. Backed by local officials, the initiative aims to address concerns and ensure public input in transportation...

    Clackamas County Takes a Stand: Two Ballot Measures to Revisit Drug Decriminalization Law

    Published on KGW.com Clackamas County commissioners have greenlit two pivotal ballot measures for the upcoming May election, inviting voters to weigh in on the future of Oregon's drug decriminalization law, Measure 110. Amidst growing concerns over the law's impact on...

    Is Oregon in Denial?

    I love Oregon. My family has called this state home for multiple generations. In fact, I still live not too far from the farm where I grew up with my parents and two siblings. I’m a proud graduate of local...

    Putting the Cart Before the Horse

    It’s no secret that I’ve been a vocal critic of Metro throughout the multiple decades of my life as an elected public official. Even prior to my stints as a member of the Oregon House of Representatives and Clackamas County...

    Rights and Responsibilities

    Many of the most important public policy debates these days are the result of fundamental disagreements on what, exactly, rights are. Some people are quickly to declare everything they want to be a “right,” meaning that the rest of society...

    The Perils of Progressive Policies

    As of right now, so-called progressives have been in charge of Portland for decades, the Oregon Legislature for years, the U.S. Senate and Congress and the White House. So what, exactly, do we have to show for it? We are...

    All Eyes on Clackamas

    Even though much of Clackamas County is rural in nature, it’s considered part of the Portland metropolitan area. The “tri-county area” consists of Clackamas, Washington and Multnomah counties. Those three jurisdictions are also part of Metro. Due to the close...

    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...

    Enough is Enough

    Every election is about choices, and the upcoming May 19 primary voters will never see a bigger contrast in two candidates. Citizens decide every two or four years if they’re happy with their political leadership. If are, they stay the...