It’s time for a concerted effort to decriminalize petty drug crimes and simple possession of marijuana. Issue 3 didn’t pass, but don’t for a second believe that’s because a majority of Ohioans don’t want legalized marijuana or a reformed criminal justice system. The measure, which would have created a monopoly of growth sites in Ohio for the cultivation of marijuana, …
Athens, Ohio, being the diverse town that it is, has an unsurprisingly high variation of opinions on marijuana, the persecution of its users and its legality. Thus, Athens County Sheriff Patrick Kelly and his Narcotics Enforcement Team’s recent confiscation of 47 pounds of homegrown marijuana — a total that is worth approximately $200,000 — was bound to spark discussion. The …
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This week on Athens Happens, we discussed the prices of consumer goods at a campus markets, Athens Climate Change consequences and a student senate town hall meeting where skateboarders expressed concerns. https://thenewpolitical.com/2019/11/15/podcast-athens-happens-the-jefferson-marketplace-markup/
Many faculty members gathered at a public forum Thursday night in Porter Hall to examine data on Ohio University’s administrative spending and voice their desire to protect the jobs of college professors and faculty amid a university-wide budget crisis. https://thenewpolitical.com/2019/11/15/faculty-members-aired-grievances-with-ohio-us-budget-crisis-at-forum/
Athens Fire Department (AFD) Chief Bob Rymer presented to Student Senate on Wednesday evening about the department’s need of financing and its functions.
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Graduate Student Senate passed a resolution Tuesday night to request that the Ohio University administration lower graduate student tuition fees by $10.
Following last week’s election, former Independent mayoral candidate Damon Krane attributed his landslide loss to Athens Democratic Mayor Steve Patterson to low voter turnout in the county.
OPINION: Post-election results and reflections.
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