Tag: Oregon

Oregon overturns drug decriminalization too soon

Although Oregon has seen issues arise since its statewide decriminalization of drugs roughly three years ago, the state’s recent decision to overturn this policy and recriminalize hard drugs, such as heroin and cocaine, is ill-advised.  The original legislation came to fruition through a ballot measure in the 2020 election. […]

March Madness reignites gender equality debates

Photo courtesy of Sphilbrick, Wikipedia. During this time last year, major gaps between the men’s and women’s NCAA college basketball tournaments were being exposed. It all started with Sedona Prince, a member of the University of Oregon’s women's basketball team, posting a TikTok of the weight room the women's teams were […]

Oregon leads the way in de-stigmatizing addiction

Photo courtesy of M.O. Stevens, Wikimedia Commons As of Nov. 4, Oregon has decided to decriminalize hard drugs in the name of turning the tides on how addiction is handled in America. The state voted in a 58.5% majority to legalize the possession of small amounts of several drugs including cocaine, […]

Governor Brown Sets Precedent for Bisexual Visibility

Photo Courtesy of Josh Goldberg, Wikimedia Kate Brown, former secretary of state, made inaugural history after becoming the nation’s first openly bisexual governor on Feb. 18, following the resignation of Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber in the aftermath of an influence-peddling scandal involving his fiancée. While Kitzhaber sits under investigation by […]