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Jill Harris

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Rick Steves Books a New Kind of Tour: One to End Marijuana Prohibition in Oregon

(3) Comments | Posted October 8, 2014 | 8:34 AM

Guidebook author and TV host Rick Steves has travelled the world for three decades with an appetite for more than just new foods and cultures. He's also had a keen interest in understanding how different countries address similar problems. As he notes in his book, "Travel as...

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Prisoners of War

(3) Comments | Posted October 24, 2013 | 11:00 AM

Today over a thousand drug policy reformers are gathered in Denver, Colorado for the biennial Reform Conference. We have much to celebrate: marijuana is now legal in Colorado and Washington, and a new Gallup poll shows national support for legalization at a solid 58 percent. Good Samaritan/naloxone access laws that...

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Alarmist NY Times Story Could Hurt Efforts To Reduce Overcrowded Prisons

(2) Comments | Posted March 5, 2010 | 1:35 PM

Today the New York Times has several articles describing the effects of budget cuts in various states. On the front page is a story about Arizona's effort to save money by shutting roadside rest stops, angering people in that state. Inside, on the front page of the...

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Michael Jackson and the Overdose Crisis in America

(15) Comments | Posted June 30, 2009 | 9:50 AM

As the world continues to mourn the death of Michael Jackson and the details of his final hours emerge, it appears that it may be another in a long line of celebrity drug overdoses. Jackson is reported to have taken a number of painkillers known as opioids on a regular...

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Preventing Drug Overdose, Saving Lives

(1) Comments | Posted June 11, 2009 | 2:25 PM

The rapper Eminem recently released a new album in which he discusses the overdose that nearly killed him. At last month's Cannes Film Festival, Heath Ledger's last film was shown, reminding viewers and critics of the talent we lost when he died.

We are used to hearing about drug overdoses...

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