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Salem-News.com (July 13, 2019 23:11)

Two Senate Bills Aim to Curtail Oregon's Cannabis Surplus

The current administration has been somewhat hostile toward any moves to legalize the cannabis trade.

(SALEM, Ore.) - cannabis adFor farmers and lawmakers in Oregon, too much cannabis turns out to be a problem. However, two bills in the state Senate aim to curtail the surplus – though in slightly different ways.

The recently passed Senate Bill 582 seeks to open a legal path for exporting marijuana while Bill 218 would give more authority to state regulators when determining the criteria for licensing.

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Salem-News.com (July 14, 2019 23:44)

How to Choose a Trading Style

Find a style that speaks to you and your risk strategy

(SALEM, Ore.) - computerIf you've been looking for a quick and exciting way to make some money in the stock markets, then it's hard to go wrong with day trading. Day trading is the process of selling and buying instruments like currencies, options, and stocks within the same 24-hour period.

The aim with day trading is to make a money from small differences between the price you buy at, and the price you decide to leave a position at.

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Salem-News.com (July 11, 2019 00:44)

Portenoy Profits from Testifying in Pharma Lawsuits

Portenoy once said that opioids needed to be denationalized with virtually no concern about their addiction and abuse calling it a “medical myth.”

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Salem-News.comI determined that Russell Portenoy, MD was going to be an "expert" testifying for states suing the pharmaceutical industry.

Some of those pharmaceutical companies are Purdue Pharma, Johnson & Johnson, Endo, Teva, Janssen -- the same pharmas promoting the use of opioids while minimizing the dangers and addictive qualities of the drugs -- with the encouragement of Dr. Portenoy.

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Salem-News.com (July 11, 2019 23:47)

US Stocks Hit a Bump in the Road

Traders are now not as certain that the Fed will reduce rates when they meet in July.

(SALEM, Ore.) - stocks fallUS stocks surged during the first week of July with the Dow and S&P 500 hitting fresh all-time highs. Stocks were buoyed as traders forecast that the Federal Reserve would decrease interest rates 2-times in 2019.

On Friday, July 5th, the day after the US Independence Day, a fly was added to the ointment. This came in the form of the US payroll report which showed that the number of jobs created in June was more than expected.

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Salem-News.com (July 08, 2019 20:21)

Oregon Sees More Newcomers Than Any Other State

This population growth helps fuel the Oregon economy.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Portland OregonA recent report from the Oregon Employment Department found that more people are moving to Oregon than are leaving. The difference between people moving in and out is called the “in-migration” number.

On average, nearly 40,000 residents from California relocate to the state, compared to the 20,000 Oregonians that headed to California, creating a net gain of 20,000 people from a single state.

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Salem-News.com (July 08, 2019 22:26)

5 Steps for Making a Legally Valid Will

Writing your own will is not a difficult task, just begin.

(SALEM, Ore.) - write a will There are more misconceptions about wills than just about any other personal finance topic. The good news is that it's pretty easy to write your own will with a few downloaded forms and a short guidebook.

In the case of a standard will the process is fairly simple. No matter how old you are, what your employment status is, whether you're married or single, or what your net worth is, you can create a binding, legally valid will in under an hour.

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Salem-News.com (July 09, 2019 00:11)

Important Things to Know Before Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Climbers should understand that their natural ability will only go so far.

(SALEM, Ore.) - KilimanjaroMt. Kilimanjaro is a mountain range that is the subject of adventure, myth and legend. This mountain range is located in Tanzania. The mountain is one the most popular in the world, it has been climbed by various individuals, groups, thrill seekers and adventurers for over 100 years.

Kilimanjaro sits 5,895 feet above sea level and the first people to climb this range were Hans Meyer and Ludwig Purtscheller, in 1889.

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Salem-News.com (June 27, 2019 15:32)

Shame and Blame As Oregon Climate Bill Collapses

The runaway Senators are also preventing the Senate from attending to important issues, like the state budget.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon CapitolThe Oregon Senate found itself at the center of national and international news on Thursday June 25th, as a landmark climate bill failed to pass during farcical scenes, and blame was passed everywhere by the furious senators who attempted to pass the bill.

Eleven Republican senators walked out of the Senate, thus denying their Democratic colleagues the chance to vote on the issue.

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Salem-News.com (June 28, 2019 14:58)

Is Trump Above the Law?

It is a long shot that the Democrats will win a majority in the Senate in 2020.

(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) - Putin TrumpAlthough the Supreme Court in Clinton v. Jones ruled a sitting president is not above the law, I'm not so sure this is true in fact in the case of President Donald Trump.

Normally the U.S. Constitution’s checks and balances would rein in a rogue president like Trump. But presently we have a U.S. Senate controlled by Trump-enabling Republicans and a Supreme Court packed by a Republican-controlled Senate.

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Salem-News.com (June 29, 2019 01:05)

Bank of America Pulls Out of Private Prisons

Profit incentives lose importance when the public interest of safety and rehabilitation is at risk.

(SALEM, Ore.) - sentencing projectBank of America, the second-biggest U.S. bank, just announced they will stop financing private prisons and immigrant detention centers. Grassroots activists are lauding these actions as the success they've been working years to achieve.

"This announcement is a huge victory in the fight towards ending mass incarceration and detention of Black and brown people across the United States," said the Daily KOS.

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Salem-News.com (June 25, 2019 01:01)

Former President of Oregon Foster Care Agency Sentenced to 33 Months in Federal Prison

Mary Ayala Holden, via Give Us This Day, took in thousands of kids through the past 15 years.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - sad kidAfter eight days of trial, Ayala was convicted by a federal jury in Portland on five counts of theft concerning programs receiving federal funds, two counts of engaging in monetary transactions in criminally derived property and seven counts of filing a false federal tax return.

Mary Holden Ayala was sentenced June 21st to 33 months in federal prison and three years’ supervised release for stealing over $1 million from an Oregon foster care agency, and other crimes.

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Salem-News.com (June 24, 2019 20:29)

Oregon Man Sentenced to 7 Years in Federal Prison for Hash Oil Explosion

BHO (Butane Honey Oil) is a concentrated cannabis product extracted using highly flammable or combustible solvents.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Eric L. ScullyEric L. Scully, of Cottage Grove, Oregon, was sentenced June 20th to 78 months in federal prison and five years supervised release for endangering human life and illegally possessing and manufacturing marijuana during a November 2017 butane honey oil (BHO) explosion in Cottage Grove.

Scully was also sentenced to six months in prison for violating the supervised release conditions of a previous federal money laundering conviction. The two prison sentences will run consecutively, for a total of 84 months in prison.

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Salem-News.com (June 21, 2019 23:35)

Is Interest on HELOCs and Home Equity Loans Tax Deductible?

Tap into your home equity lenders advice on the topic as well.

(SALEM, Ore.) - tax deductionsFor homeowners who decide to borrow against the equity in their homes, either via a home equity line of credit (HELOC) or a home equity loan, it is possible to sometimes deduct the insurance expense on a federal tax return.

The laws have recently changed due to the legislation called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. In most cases, it's now harder to deduct loan interest than it used to be.

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Salem-News.com (June 18, 2019 16:04)

Oregon Passes Most Comprehensive Plastic Bag Ban in the Country

Oregon's most common litter includes cigarette butts, plastic bottles and caps, food wrappers, and plastic bags.

(SALEM, Ore.) - paper grocery bagOn June 11th, the Oregon Senate passed the most comprehensive plastic bag ban in the U.S.

Starting on January 1, 2020, single-use plastic bags will be eliminated from local retail stores and restaurants, preventing billions of non-biodegradable plastic bags from entering landfills, waterways and the environment. As the first state in the nation to successfully include restaurants in the legislation, Oregon is leading the way in reducing plastic pollution for the future.

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Salem-News.com (June 13, 2019 16:20)

Ohio Bill Legalizing Industrial Hemp and CBD Products Moves Ahead

Hemp is a billion-dollar industry in the U.S. and is expected to more than double by 2022.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Hemp fieldsOhio Senate Bill 57, a bill that would decriminalize hemp and license hemp cultivation, passed the Ohio Senate and the Ohio House Committee, and could soon get a full House vote.

“If the Ohio full House passes this bill it will be a historical step forward for the hemp industry, for residents who want to utilize CBD’s reported benefits and for local farmers,” said Hemp, Inc. CEO Bruce Perlowin.

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Salem-News.com (June 14, 2019 19:41)

Salem's Blue-Green Algae Fears Put to Rest by City

After last summer's outbreak of blue-green algae, Salemites are worried.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Geren Island water treatment"Earlier this afternoon, some social media sites were falsely stating the City of Salem has drinking water test results it is not releasing that shows cyanotoxins in the drinking water and that the water is unsafe. This is false.

"The treatment systems are working and the water leaving the water treatment facility is clean and safe to drink."

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Salem-News.com (June 27, 2019 01:30)

Forensic Scriptures: Manifesto 13

The Key and The Sublime Qur'an
Section 5

(BOSTON) - John the Baptist by Toni L. Taylor"If all of Ace Knight’s research and the conclusions he draws from it prove to be valid, then the traditional view of John the Baptist/Yahya, both scholarly and conventional, Jewish, Christian and Muslim, will be subjected to a tidal wave of revision and reconsideration.

"This will also affect most extant translations of the Quran into English, with the exception of The Sublime Quran by Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar which incorporates all of his results that relate to Quranic verses," wrote journalist Tim King.

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Salem-News.com (June 14, 2019 17:16)

Trump Continues his Anti-Immigrant Politics

Trump opposes asylum-seekers, even those running from deadly situations.

(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) - Salem-News.comAt the eleventh hour, Trump suspended the tariffs saying that Mexico had agreed to new and broader concessions to curb migration, which included deployment of its National Guard throughout Mexico, giving priority to its southern border, and an expansion of a program to allow asylum-seekers to remain in Mexico while their legal cases proceed.

In the announcement of the tariff suspension, Trump failed to disclose that Mexico had already agreed to these “new and broader” concessions last December.

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Salem-News.com (June 12, 2019 13:25)

ZIP Code: Amazing Facts That May Surprise You

With the help of only five (or nine) symbols the post office is able to find the destination fast and easy.

(SALEM, Ore.) - mail boxDo you often send letters? If not, then it's very possible you have wondered about that strange set of numbers at the end of the mailing address. Some people are sure that those numbers aren't important and omit the ZIP code. In a couple of days, they get their mail back.

So, why is the ZIP code an essential part of postal service? What does it actually mean? Let’s get acquainted with these seemingly erroneous numbers.

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Salem-News.com (June 05, 2019 13:47)

On the Virginia Beach Mass Shooting

Ignoring the gun violence problem is only making it worse.

(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) - Virginia Beach shootingI am saddened at the killing of 12 people in Virginia Beach by a disgruntled government employee who later died after a shootout with police.

“It’s not just mass shootings,” said U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), adding that each day in America gun violence occurs “on sidewalks and playgrounds and people’s backyards.

"It’s happening family by family across the country. And it doesn’t get the same headlines. And that is wrong.”

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Salem-News.com (June 05, 2019 13:05)

March for Fair Housing Ends in Salem

Homeless rights activists are calling for a State of Emergency

(SALEM, Ore.) - It is around a 50-mile walk from Portland to Salem, but homeless rights activists made the trip in a bid to draw attention to their cause. Setting off on May 23rd, 2019, protesters finally reached Salem at the end of the month, where a demonstration was held.

House prices in Salem have been increasing and so has homelessness along with it.

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Salem-News.com (June 21, 2019 22:47)

How to Attract the Girl of Your Dreams: Tips on Flirting

Dating should be really fun for both of you. Think ahead!

(SALEM, Ore.) - Lots of men think that there is nothing difficult in flirting with women. Those guys have probably been born with a so-called “gift from nature”. However, it does not mean that all the rest of their competition will stand aside. It's important to make a great first impression, and to keep her attention.

Good flirting can be an acquired talent. The only thing a man needs is practice.

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Salem-News.com (June 04, 2019 00:17)

Texas Man Sentenced to 9 Years for Oregon Pill Mill

Pill mill clinic manager will go to Federal Prison for illegal opioid distribution

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Idumwonyi and DeMille split the clinic’s cash proceeds. In a typical day at the clinic, DeMille saw up to 20 patients, charging each $200 in cash. In 2015, the clinic generated at least $388,000 in revenue.

DeMille's prescriptions resulted in the distribution of more than 219,000 pills, 96.7% of which were opioids.

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