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Butte County organization seeks to reduce drug overdoses

The infographic demonstrates how Butte County compares to the rest of the country in terms of opioid addiction. Infographic created by Amelia Storm.
December 5, 2018

A local harm reduction group is looking to combat the rise of opioid abuse and overdose among Butte County residents. In light of the Camp Fire, members of the Northern Valley Harm Reduction Coalition...

Halloween crime, multiple shootings and public intoxication

Halloween crime, multiple shootings and public intoxication
November 1, 2018

University Police Call Type: Assist other agency Friday 12:54 a.m., Lassen Hall Dormitory A subject was transported to a medical facility due to intoxication.   Call Type: Suspicious...

Let them spark it up

Photo credit: courtesy of creative commons
April 17, 2017

Medical marijuana has become less of a taboo and more of an alternative choice for medication; even though it's just in 28 states. While there are benefits, there is still a fuss when it...

There is only one reason to not try psychedelics

Photo credit: Helen Suh
March 21, 2016

Babysitting people on psychedelics, or trip sitting, is never boring. When it’s kicked in it can be a bit like watching kids play in the toy structure at McDonald's. All you have to do is keep morale...

Legalize it… as in everything

Illustration by Miles Huffman
March 13, 2015

First of all, I want to say I’m a criminal justice major and the American legal system is mostly bogus and its harsher consequences on the impoverished are a tragedy.The philosophy behind law is...

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