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Morning Roundup: December 6, 2013

By Shawn Dwyer

Dustin Diamond talk drugs on Saved By the Bell, recreational pot now a-okay in Portland, former Michigan mayor popped for selling meth, and marijuana can give you man boobs? MORE  

Addicts Becoming More Frequent, Younger in Maine

By Shawn Dwyer

State welcome signs read “The Way Life Should Be,” but Maine has rapidly become one of the country’s biggest abusers of prescription painkillers. MORE  

Portland, Maine May Legalize Pot

By Mei Schultz

If voters say Yes in November, it will become the first individual US city to legalize recreational marijuana use.   MORE  

Being a Lesbian in AA

By Michaela Miller

How do you manage terminal uniqueness when you are in fact unique? A minority AA member from Portland reports. MORE  

Morning Roundup: April 5th, 2013

By Ben Feuerherd

Most Americans now favor legal marijuana, drunk driving tempts teens during prom season, and hotel tycoon Vikram Chatwal is busted for drug trafficking. MORE  

Portlandia in a Church Basement

By John Gordon

When I moved to Oregon from New York, I had visions of cheap rent and radically open-minded recovery. Let's just say it didn't go according to plan. MORE  

My Sober Conversion to Atheism

By John Gordon

Four years ago I scaled a Pacific Northwest peak and felt rush in the great spiritual wind of... no-God. Despite pushback from fellow AA-ers, I've remained happily sober ever since. MORE  

Learning to Sit Still

By Chloe Caldwell

I always prided myself on my ability to handle my drugs. Now that I’m making my first clutches at sobriety, I’m beginning to see that I’d much rather be able to handle me. MORE  

Portland's Groundbreaking 24-Hour Sober Club

By Taylor Ellsworth

The remarkable hangout features foosball, poker tables and a stockpile of energy drinks. MORE  

Oregon's State-Funded Addiction Treatment Pays Off

By McCarton Ackerman

The state's strategy of investing in addiction treatment reaps human and financial rewards. MORE  

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