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Oregon Legislature Passes Bill To Decriminalize Cocaine, Meth, And Heroin

From ZeroHedge
Oregon’s state legislature just reduced penalties for drug possession in a bill also intended to reduce racial profiling by law enforcement agencies. --H.B. 2355 passed both the House and Senate last week and reduces possession of illegal drugs to misdemeanors rather than felonies as long as the person in possession does not have prior drug convictions. According to a press release issued on July 7 by Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, the bill provides for “the reduction of penalties for lower level drug offenders. The bill also reduces the maximum penalty for Class A misdemeanors by one day to avoid mandatory deportation for misdemeanants.”

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President Donald J. Trump Proclaims February 2018 as National African American History Month

On January 31, 2018 Trump designates February 2018 as National African American History Month © Getty Images

This February, we celebrate National African American History Month to honor the significant contributions African Americans have made to our great Nation — contributions that stand as a testament to their resolve, resilience, and courage. Over the course of our Nation’s history, African Americans have endured egregious discrimination and bigotry. They have, nevertheless, always been determined to contribute their earnest efforts to America’s greatness.
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Trump designates January 2018 a month dedicated to combatting human trafficking

President Trump last week designated January 2018 as “National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.”

In a proclamation issued Dec. 29, Trump announced that January will be a time for the U.S. to “recommit ourselves to eradicating the evil of enslavement.”

“Human trafficking is a modern form of the oldest and most barbaric type of exploitation,” the proclamation read. “It has no place in our world. This month we do not simply reflect on this appalling reality. We also pledge to do all in our power to end the horrific practice of human trafficking that plagues innocent victims around the world.”

Read more at The Hill

Jean Nelson accepts Bronze Award for BCRW accomplishments

BCRW President Jean Nelson accepts award from NFRW President Carrie Almond in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA -- Benton County Republican Women (BCRW) was awarded the Bronze Award for Achievement during the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) 39th Biennial Convention held Sept. 14-17 in Philadelphia. “Hard work and a strong sense of community among our members made it possible for BCRW to achieve this award,” said Jean Nelson, BCRW president. The award was recognized at the Oregon Federation of Republican Women’s convention, October 6-8, in Salem. BCRW was also awarded a cash prize by OFRW for the club with the greatest growth in membership for 2017 and a $25 award was issued for BCRW's outstanding newsletter by Arden Ray, editor.