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D.A.R.E. Adds Bullying and Critical Thinking to its Program

Posted on September 8, 2016 by in Bullying, Hometown, News, Oregon

Daren in Central Point, OR

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Central Point School Officers say the program D.A.R.E. is adding bullying and critical thinking to its program. They say in past years the program only covered drugs and alcohol. “Sometimes there’s a disconnect between fifth grade and their high school years and that’s something we’re trying to fix now,” Officer J.R. […]

Salem D.A.R.E. Newsletter June 2016

Posted on June 13, 2016 by in Hometown, News, Oregon

Salem Oregon Police Department

Download the Salem D.A.R.E. June 2016 Newsletter Building Strong Foundations for the Future Over thirty years ago, D.A.R.E. was launched and quickly became the most successful school-based, curriculum-driven drug prevention and education program used to teach age specific information about drugs and their negative effects to children. Three decades of increasingly sophisticated research has produced […]

Pot at the Polls: Oregon, Alaska Cast Pivotal Votes on Legal Marijuana

Posted on November 4, 2014 by in Alaska, Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, Hometown, Oregon

Marijuana Legalization

From NBC News. The future of marijuana hangs in the balance as voters go to the polls on Tuesday. Residents of Oregon and Alaska will decide whether to follow Colorado and Washington, which in 2012 approved the world’s only regulated markets in the drug. The vote could double the number of states where adults can […]

Outlook for states’ pot legalization measures goes from solid to shaky

Posted on November 1, 2014 by in Alaska, Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, Florida, Hometown, Oregon

Mothers and others who oppose marijuana legalization

Mothers and others who oppose marijuana legalization in Oregon talk to reporters. (Gosia Wozniacka / Associated Press). From Los Angeles Times. With pot sold openly to any adult who wants it in Colorado and Washington state, marijuana advocates were hoping restrictions in other states would fall like dominoes this election season, opening the way for […]

Salem-Keizer Assures Completion of School Safety Drills

Posted on September 3, 2014 by in Hometown, Oregon, School Safety

Salem-Kaizer

From KOIN.com. SALEM, Ore. (KOIN 6) — Salem-Keizer School District officials said standards for school safety drills will be met this school year. In June, the Statesman Journal reported that the district was not conducting at least two lockdown drills required by a bill that Oregon lawmakers passed last year. The Douglas McKay High School […]

If Oregon legalizes marijuana, how will it keep roads safe?

Posted on August 31, 2014 by in Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, Hometown, Oregon

Scene of Crash 21 July 2013

The scene of the crash on July 21, 2013. Police charged Samuel Martin Kitto, a 19-year-old Astoria man, with assault and driving under the influence after he fell asleep at the wheel and veered into oncoming traffic. Kitto’s blood tests came back positive for an inactive component of marijuana as well as scant levels of […]

Julia Clark

Posted on March 10, 2013 by in Hometown, Oregon, Youth Advocacy Board Alumni

Julia Clark, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board Alumna - Oregon

I first learned about D.A.R.E. in the 5th grade, our D.A.R.E. officer Craig Seibel did a good job describing the dangers of drugs and alcohol and encouraged us to follow the right path to be strong enough to say ‘NO’ even if your friends are doing drugs or alcohol.  I used a lot of what […]

Salem Teen Will be Oregon D.A.R.E. Advisor

Posted on October 3, 2007 by in Hometown, News, Oregon, Youth Advocacy Board Alumni

Matthew Clarke, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board Alumnus - Oregon

Salem-News.com – October 2007 (SALEM, OR) – Salem Police say they are proud to announce that a local student and graduate of the D.A.R.E. program has been selected to serve as an advisor on D.A.R.E. America’s Youth Advocacy Board. Matthew Clarke, a 2004 D.A.R.E. graduate from Morningside Elementary School, is currently a freshman at South Salem […]

Tigard Battles Drugs on All Fronts

Posted on January 31, 2007 by in Hometown, News, Oregon

The Times – January 2007 (TIGARD, OR) — Meth and other drugs are among us, devastating the lives of users and impacting the lives of people whose paths they cross, such as crime victims — that was the message delivered by several Tigard police officers, including all four of the school resource officers, at a […]

Students Face Peer Jury for Illicit Drug, Alcohol Offenses

Posted on October 8, 2002 by in Hometown, News, Oregon

Medford Mail Tribune – October 8, 2002 Teens in Ashland, Ore., are trying out a new alcohol and other drug policy that features high-school students as judge and jury. The new court was used for the first time with a sophomore girl who was stopped by Ashland police for drunk driving. The girl admitted to […]