Tuesday, June 20, 2006
By RAELYNN RICARTE
News staff writer
June 3, 2006
Hood River County Drug Court was founded last August to blend substance abuse treatment with judicial oversight.
“The driving principal behind it is recognizing that the root of most criminal activity is drug or alcohol abuse. And one of the best ways to protect the community is to deal with the root of the problem,” said Judge Paul Crowley, who is joined at the decision-making table by law enforcement and social service officials.
See June 7 for further details on Drug Court.
The Trials of Addiction
RaeLynn Ricarte’s series on addicts and their path through Drug Court toward recovery will continue over the next two issues:
June 7 —
* About Drug Court;
* Regression and separation
June 10 —
* The realities of addiction
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I Can't Keep Quiet singers at "Citizen Town Hall"
‘I can’t keep quiet,’ sing members of an impromptu choir in front of Hood River Middle School Saturday prior to the citizen town hall for questions to Rep. Greg Walden. The song addresses female empowerment generally and sexual violence implicitly, and gained prominence during the International Women’s Day events in January. The singers braved a sudden squall to finish their song and about 220 people gathered in HRMS auditorium, which will be the scene of the April 12 town hall with Rep. Greg Walden, at 3 p.m. Enlarge