In The News: Department of Sociology

KATU ABC2
June 4, 2021

Oregon's House Judiciary Committee held an informational hearing Thursday on a bill that would decriminalize prostitution in the state.

Portland Tribune
June 4, 2021

Local activists are pushing state lawmakers to decriminalize sex work across Oregon. As much as 68% of the public supports the idea, according to a ballot measure consultant.

KOIN NBC6
June 4, 2021

As much as 68% of the public supports the idea, according to a ballot measure consultant.

The Mercury News
May 19, 2021

Demi Lovato’s announcement Wednesday about being nonbinary means, among other things, that people will continue to hear the word more often.

Los Angeles Times
May 13, 2021

His book, “American Swastika: Inside the White Power Movement’s Hidden Spaces of Hate,” cowritten with Robert Futrell, includes interviews with white supremacists and details how hate groups cultivate new members.

NBC News
May 10, 2021

Jessica Washington, a single mother of two, moved from Chicago to Las Vegas in 2006 after she lost her airline job and needed a fresh start. In some ways, she found it: She moved into a roomy apartment, got hired by the Transportation Security Administration, and bought a used BMW. Then the police began stopping her.

CapRadio
May 7, 2021

Nevada lawmakers are weighing a bill for the fifth time in a number of years that would convert minor traffic violations from criminal offenses into civil infractions and remove the threat of incarceration.

American Renaissance
May 5, 2021

The first images of “The Last Battle” seem designed to rile people on the conservative side of the culture wars: public nudity, strippers, children dressed in drag — symbols of a society supposedly in a moral free fall.

Washington Post
April 30, 2021

The first images of “The Last Battle” seem designed to rile people on the conservative side of the culture wars: public nudity, strippers, children dressed in drag—symbols of a society supposedly in a moral free fall.

Yahoo!
April 29, 2021

Far-right extremists are increasingly using more sophisticated methods to recruit new members.

Daily Beast
April 23, 2021

For the past 14 months, Madam Dena has sat on a sprawling, abandoned ranch outside Las Vegas, overseeing an empty empire of themed bungalows, hotel rooms, and tennis courts.

KNPR News
April 16, 2021

Thirteen months of social distancing and masks, and it’s no wonder people are having less sex.