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    Controversial Portland program uses marijuana and kratom to treat opioid addiction

    A recovering opioid addict in Portland, 33-year-old Arron Veysey credits Roxanne Gullikson and her marijuana- and kratom-based treatment program with helping him kick his habit. But addiction treatment experts say there’s no research to support its effectiveness. Staff photo by Brianna Soukup Arron Veysey credits marijuana, kratom and Roxanne Gullikson with helping him quit an opioid habit that was ruining his life. “She basically saved my life,” said Veysey, 33, who works as a prep cook at a Portland retirement home. “I’m able to get up and go to work every day, and have a life. I don’t look at marijuana as a drug anymore.” Veysey said when he was…

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    Sunday’s ‘Indigenous Womxn’s March’ seeks to continue momentum of Portland’s weekend protests

    (Indigenous Womxn’s March/Facebook) Portland saw three large protests and celebrations Saturday, all related to the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration. Sunday afternoon will see another march: "The Indigenous Womxn’s March," which gets underway at Terry Shrunk Plaza in downtown Portland at 1 p.m. The event highlights the lives and activism of Red Fawn Fallis and Berta Cáceres. Fallis is a Dakota Access oil-pipeline protester charged with shooting at police officers in October 2016. Her trial was supposed to start on Jan. 29 in Bismarck, N.D., but the Denver Post reports that she has reached a deal with prosecutors to plead guilty to civil disorder and gun possession. She…

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    Neo-Nazi Posters Were Plastered Throughout Portland Community College Over Christmas Weekend

    Neo-Nazi Posters Were Plastered Throughout Portland Community College Over Christmas WeekendPCC Cascade Campus (Abe Proctor/ Portland Community College) Two weeks ago, Portlanders living in the Park Plaza Apartments near Portland State University found Neo-Nazi recruitment flyers plastered on car windshields and park benches. Those same messages, along with other anti-Semitic and white supremacist decals, were found littered throughout the Portland Community College Cascade campus over Christmas weekend. The PSU Vanguard first reported on the appearance of the flyers, which were distributed by a group of seven unidentified individuals late last Saturday, Dec. 23. Security cameras caught the crew pasting their messages on street signs and windows near North Killingsworth Street…