Is Death With Dignity The Same As Suicide?

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A therapist and family caregiver ponders the implications of being able to choose the manner of our life, and death.

Oregon Marriage Equality Opponents File ‘Right To Discriminate’ Initiative

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The proposed Protect Religious Freedom Initiative would create a “right to discriminate” for any business that normally works with weddings.

On Making Amends and Finding Gratitude

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There are many paths to gratitude. Matt Clapper’s led him through a series of amends, and he is the better for it.

Off the Grid and Into the Woods

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Kile Ozier takes a two week trek into the wilderness, and learns how a tiny shift in the rudder of the mind can steer a new course.

Oregon’s ‘Pay it Forward, Pay it Back’ Legislation

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Oregon legislature passes bill to “provide tuition to students while they attend community college and public university.”

14-Year-Old Student Chris Martin Punished for Wearing Makeup to School

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The problem here wasn’t with the makeup, but with who was wearing it.

Vermont House Passes ‘Aid-In-Dying’ Bill

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The passage of this bill is considered “the most historic event” of Vermont’s 2013 legislative session.

A Father Walks to End Bullying (VIDEO)

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It will take 2 years, but Joe Bell plans to walk across the US as a tribute to his son.

Be Ready to Be Changed

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We’re surrounded by beauty all of the time. Sometimes we just need a little help seeing it.

The Sophisticate

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Kile Ozier was encouraged to cultivate a taste for alcohol at home. Without the pressures of a political life in the closet and a killer epidemic, it might not have become a problem … .

Oregon Teenager Becomes First Person With Down Syndrome To Climb Mt. Everest (VIDEO)

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Justin Reimer said, “Eli’s life and the lives of those with disability have infinite worth and they can do great things.”

Oregon High School Creates Unisex Bathrooms For Transgender Students

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The move is a first in the district and relatively uncommon nationwide.

Hunch Sends Two Fisherman Into the Woods, Where They Find a Car Wreck and Two Children Under 5

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The men said they have no idea what made them turn around and look into the woods, but two little girls are safe because of that gut feeling.

VA Approves First Same-Sex Couple to be Buried in a National Cemetery

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Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian said, “I knew that things were changing in this country.”

“Ace of Cakes” Chef Duff Goldman Offers to Bake Wedding Cake For Same-Sex Coupled Denied by Local Bakery

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Duff Goldman said, “Wait — I can do something, there’s injustice involving a cake!”

The Next Life [Book Excerpt: 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: How My Brother Disappeared]

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My brother Bret started the next life at forty, when he departed from this world by suicide.