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Methamphetamine use surges in Oregon again

The Register-Guard, Nov. 18, 2015 To the outside world, Nate Mart had his life together. He attended Southern Oregon University; he played football; he had a job. But Mart kept a secret: He was an addict — smoking pot, drinking … Continue reading

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In second week of testing at Deschutes County Jail, high-tech “RiskWatch” may have saved a life

The Bulletin, June 26, 2015 The Deschutes County jail is testing a new monitoring device that sheriff’s officials say helped save the life of a 63-year-old inmate Wednesday. According to Deschutes County sheriff’s Capt. Shane Nelson, the AliveLock RiskWatch monitors … Continue reading

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Eugene man killed in Salem police shooting

Statesman Journal, April 25, 2015 What might have been the routine arrest of a Eugene man wanted for failing to appear in court on drug charges turned into a deadly shootout with Salem police officers. Before Friday’s tense, hours-long standoff … Continue reading

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When Thomas Kohl presides over Drug Court, he remembers his daughter, an addict, killed at 21

Portland Tribune, June 10, 2014 Every Christmas, Washington County Drug Court Judge Thomas Kohl and his wife, Julie, hold a big holiday party at their home. The tall and fit former football player welcomes family and associates from the legal … Continue reading

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Jacklynn Ford’s shooting death by Salem officer was justified, grand jury rules

Statesman Journal, May 21, 2014 A Salem police shooting that resulted in the death of an armed woman earlier this month was a justified use of deadly force, a Marion County grand jury ruled Wednesday. READ – Press release on … Continue reading

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Oregon meth deaths at highest point since 2000

From Salem Statesman Journal, April 24, 2014 The Oregon State Medical Examiner has released 2013 statistics for drug-related deaths, finding that methamphetamine deaths are on the rise statewide. But other drugs, like heroin and cocaine, have declined. More than 200 … Continue reading

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Book review: David Sheff’s ‘Clean’ explores addiction, recovery

By Jeff Baker, The Oregonian, April 6, 2013 Reading: Sheff discusses his new book “Clean” at 7 p.m. April 12 at Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, 3415 S.W. Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton. It started when David Sheff wrote an … Continue reading

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Oregon Health Care Picks Up Where Obama Left Off

By Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press, March 6, 2012 Pregnant with her seventh child and desperate to kick a meth addiction, Madeline Hutchinson turned to a program from the local Medicaid provider that connected her with a mentor and other … Continue reading

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