Guest Column: People with addictions need treatment, not jail; Vote Yes on Measure 110

When someone is struggling with drug addiction, jail fails to provide them…
October 23, 2020

Letter: Appropriate care

As a nurse in our community with 20 years of experience, I…
October 22, 2020
I support Measure 110 because it will provide people with appropriate care and treatment options for a health condition that cannot, and should not, be dealt with punitively.

Measure Reduces Black Arrests by 94%

A proposal on the Nov. 3 ballot to decriminalize drug offenses in…
October 22, 2020
If Measure 110 is adopted, it would nearly eliminate racial disparities in drug arrests in the state, according to the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission, the state agency that audits the criminal punishment system.

Clackamas County addiction professionals in favor of Measure 110

Dr. Ray Stangeland spent more than 30 years as a doctor inside…
October 21, 2020
"Anything that can lessen someone from being pointed toward the criminal justice system that has nothing to do with criminal justice and is more a socioeconomic and medical phenomenon, that's what needs to be done," Cundill said.

A vote for treatment

Our healthcare system is not equipped for the needs in our community.…
October 20, 2020
Join me and NAACP, Oregon School Psychologists, American College of Physicians, and the Oregon Academy of Family Physicians in voting yes!

Readers respond: Measure 110 will save money and lives

As a mom, concerned citizen and someone who spent my 30-year career…
October 20, 2020
Using the criminal justice system to address addiction is expensive. It costs taxpayers a significant amount of money with zero results.

Southern Oregon needs access to drug treatment

Oregon has a destructive revolving door for people with drug addictions: detox…
October 18, 2020
Instead of being offered treatment, they cycle in and out of our jail, and addiction treatment remains practically nonexistent.

Herb Rothschild Jr.: Making history by passing Measure 110

I’m excited. We in Oregon can make history in this election by…
October 17, 2020
We in Oregon can make history in this election by passing Ballot Measure 110. The Drug Addiction and Recovery Act acknowledges that addiction is, first and foremost, a challenge to public health, not public safety, and establishes the mechanisms to meet that challenge.

Marshall: Addiction cries for treatment, not punishment

As a 16-year resident of Yamhill County, I was disappointed to see…
October 16, 2020
We can’t arrest our way out of Oregon’s addiction crisis. If that worked, we wouldn’t be in such a dire situation today.

Other views: East Oregonians need better access to addiction recovery treatment

As someone who’s lived most of my life in Eastern Oregon, I…
October 9, 2020
Measure 110 offers a pathway out of addiction for Oregonians by increasing funding for treatment and recovery services throughout the state.

Guest column: Vote yes on 110 for more just criminal justice

I’ve lived in beautiful Bend for over a decade now, after previously…
October 9, 2020

Guest column: Measure 110 would save money and lives

With all that’s going on, it’s particularly important that we spend tax…
October 9, 2020