Alexander Lekhtman

    Alexander is Filter’s staff writer. He writes about the movement to end the War on Drugs. He grew up in New Jersey and swears it’s actually alright. He’s also a musician hoping to change the world through the power of ledger lines and legislation. Alexander was previously Filter‘s editorial fellow.

    Pueblo Judge Blocks Syringe Program Ban, and Services Resume for Now

    The City of Pueblo, Colorado, has been forced to suspend an ordinance criminalizing syringe ...

    How Will Mexico’s President-Elect Impact the Drug War?

    On June 2, Mexico decisively elected Claudia Sheinbaum as its next president. Once she ...

    Fightback Begins After Pueblo, CO, Banned Syringe Distribution

    Some residents of Pueblo, Colorado, are fighting back after city lawmakers voted to ban ...

    NYC Decision to Defund Homelessness Hub Fits Wider Pattern

    In New York City, a center for people experiencing homelessness may have to shut ...

    Pueblo, CO, Bans Syringe Programs. What Next for Harm Reduction There?

    Lawmakers in Pueblo, Colorado, have decided to end sterile syringe provision in the city. ...

    Overdose Deaths Fell Slightly in 2023, Per CDC, But Emergency Continues

    New provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that fewer ...