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Salem-News.com (August 20, 2017 14:38)

Red Cross Wildfire Evacuation Shelters House More Than Two Dozen People Saturday Night

Individuals and families affected by the wildfires and in need of shelter are encouraged to come for help and information.

(SALEM, Ore.) - forest fire The American Red Cross housed more than two dozen people at three shelters throughout Oregon last night.

Hundreds of people have been forced to evacuate from their homes due to the Milli, Chetco Bar and Nena Springs Wildfires burning near Sisters, Brookings, and Warm Springs, Oregon.

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Salem-News.com (August 18, 2017 12:25)

Oregon's Nena Springs Fire Update

While Kah-Nee-Ta Resort is still at a Level 3 evacuation, the immediate threat to it is gone.

(WARM SPRINGS, Ore.) - Nena Springs wildfireAt approximately 3:20pm Thursday, an ember from the Nena Springs Fire blew out of containment lines near Kishwalk. Driven by high winds, the fire began running in grass and brush. Two helicopters, handcrews and at least 10 engines responded in addition to 150 firefighters that were already assigned to the fire.

Winds pushed the fire over Indian Head Canyon and through Charlie Canyon, then continued move a mile east past the Kah-Nee-Ta Resort.

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Salem-News.com (August 17, 2017 16:52)

Wildfire Backs Up I-5 in Southern Oregon for 10 Miles

Drivers should call 5-1-1 or TripCheck.com for up to the minute updates.

(GRANTS PASS, Ore.) - Tanker drop at I-5, MP53SW Oregon: I-5 MP 53, between Rogue River and Grants Pass: Due to wildfire, expect extreme delays both NB/SB. NB traffic is backed up nearly 10 miles.

Use alternate routes and expect delays. Medford-Grants commuters should consider alternate routes or delaying travel. Watch for emergency crews.

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Salem-News.com (August 18, 2017 01:53)

Eclipse Info for Oregon's Path of Totality Salem-Area Viewing

Important reminders and announcements for Monday's total solar eclipse

(SALEM, Ore.) - eclipse path of totalityThe first total solar eclipse since 1979 is an anxiously-awaited event. The shadow of the Moon, the umbra, does not touch any other landmass or island before it touches Oregon on Monday morning.

The eclipse hits the Oregon Coast between Newport & Lincoln City at 10:15 a.m. (PDT), and will continue moving across the path of totality throughout the day.

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Salem-News.com (August 16, 2017 15:19)

McMinnville Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Causing Death of Motorcyclist

Duck will not be eligible for earned "good time" to reduce the sentence.

(DALLAS, Ore.) - Brenden James DuckBrenden James Duck was sentenced today to serve 12 years in prison by Polk County Circuit Judge Monte Campbell for causing the death of James Osredkar on April 14, 2017.

19-year old Brenden Duck of McMinnville,pled guilty to manslaughter in the second degree, failure to perform the duties of a driver to injured persons, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, criminal mischief in the first degree, and unlawful possession of methamphetamine

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Salem-News.com (August 16, 2017 14:40)

Campfires Prohibited in Oregon State Parks and on Beaches

August is the peak of Oregon's wildfire season, so preventing additional burden on firefighting efforts is high priority.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem-News.comOregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is prohibiting all campfires and open flames in Oregon State Parks and other properties owned and managed by the department beginning Aug. 16 until further notice.

These restrictions extend to all Oregon beaches. Charcoal briquettes, tiki-style torches and candles are also prohibited. Only fuel sources that can be turned off instantly, such as propane stoves, will be allowed.

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Salem-News.com (August 15, 2017 12:30)

Man Sought as Search for Missing Woodburn Woman Continues

Police are seeking assistance from the public to find 26-year old Cynthia Martinez, a mother of four, missing three weeks.

(WOODBURN, Ore.) - Jaime Alvarez-OliveraOver three weeks have passed since 26-year old Cynthia Martinez was reported missing and she has not been seen or heard from since. She had attended a birthday party in the Woodburn area Saturday evening, July 15th, and then went to the Tequila Nights Bar & Grill in Keizer.

Cynthia was last seen leaving Tequila Nights Bar & Grill with two Hispanic males approximately two hours later at about 2:35 a.m. in a blue 2004 Honda Odyssey minivan. The minivan has since been located by investigators.

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Salem-News.com (August 14, 2017 19:09)

Bat in Marion County Tests Positive for Rabies

Bats are the most common mammals known to carry rabies in Oregon.

(SALEM, Ore.) - rabid batsA bat from the Shaw area of Marion County tested positive for rabies. It was confirmed by Marion County Environmental Health on August 4.

It was reported that the bat was found in a bedroom where two adults and one child had slept. It is unknown at this time if anyone sleeping in the room was bitten and medical advice is being sought.

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Salem-News.com (August 14, 2017 22:13)

Oregon National Guard Soldiers and Airmen Soon to Deploy to Fire near Crater Lake

Operation Plan Smokey stipulates how Oregon National Guard members are utilized to assist in firefighting efforts.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon National GuardMore than 100 Oregon National Guard members, activated by Oregon Governor Kate Brown to assist with ongoing firefighting efforts in southern Oregon, are scheduled to complete their refresher firefighting training at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST), in Salem on Tuesday.

The group, comprised of Citizen-Airmen and Citizen-Soldiers from Oregon Air and Army National Guard units across the state are scheduled to deploy to the High Cascade Complex in southern Oregon on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

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Salem-News.com (August 14, 2017 22:47)

Search-and-Rescue Teams Recover Two after Fatal Fall along Pacific Crest Trail

Family notifications have been made, and the two victims can now be identified.

(CLACKAMAS COUNTY, Ore.) - Pacific Crest Trail Last Saturday evening about 5:45, passing hikers called 911 to report that they had seen the bodies of two women who appeared to have fallen approximately 150 feet off a cliff, about 6 miles northwest of Timberline Lodge, along the Pacific Crest Trail.

At 11:10 p.m., AMR RAT reached the location where the two victims had fallen and confirmed that both women were deceased at the scene.

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Salem-News.com (August 14, 2017 23:32)

Brother and Sister Hikers Rescued off of Three-Fingered Jack area

Conditions became foggy and visibility was near zero.

(LINN COUNTY, Ore.) - Three Fingered JackLinn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reported his deputies were attempting a rescue of two hikers from the Three Fingered Jack area just before noon today.

On Sunday August 13, 2017, at 4:57 p.m., Linn County Sheriff's Office dispatch received a 9-1-1 call from two climbers saying they lost their way in the fog and was stuck on a rock face, unable to get out on their own.

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Salem-News.com (August 12, 2017 00:40)

Biggs Junction Man Assaults Truck Driver Then is Arrested for BHO Lab

Manufacturing BHO at home is always illegal in Oregon.

(THE DALLES, Ore.) - Trevor Patrick BeersOSP executed a search warrant at a home Wednesday about 6:00 p.m. just outside of Biggs Junction off the Biggs-Rufus Highway, as a result of an assault between the resident and a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) driver near the Pilot truck stop earlier that morning.

The resident was observed by witnesses and was identified as 39-year old, Trevor Patrick Beers.

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Salem-News.com (August 14, 2017 20:20)

Digital Compliance: From a Defensive Discipline to a Competitive Advantage

The defensive aspect of everything does not apply to modern compliance.

(SALEM, Ore.) - compassDigital compliance has been a hot issue in the digital and real world over the past years primarily because it deals with data security.

As technology has evolved significantly, advanced security breach has also leveled up; that’s why the first-world countries like the UK have implemented data protection regulation as a defense against hacking or any form of security breach.
Although these protection rules should be strictly followed, the biggest challenge here now is the compliance.

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Salem-News.com (August 02, 2017 14:25)

Tobacco Use Declining But Laws Increasing

Treating adults over 18 like children, Oregon will be the third state in the Nation to raise the legal age to buy tobacco to 21.

(SALEM, Ore.) - tobacco laws over 21Smoking cigarettes is bad for you. The Oregon Legislature voted on behalf of Oregon citizens recently to "protect kids from tobacco addiction and save lives" by voting to prohibit the sale of tobacco products to anyone under 21.

That's right. A full-fledged adult in the state of Oregon over the age of 18 will no longer be able to buy cigarettes (or any tobacco products) as of January 1, 2018.

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Salem-News.com (August 04, 2017 15:48)

PGE Customers Set Another Record for Summer Electricity Use

PGE customers use 3,976 MW on Aug. 3, beating the previous day's record.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - summer weatherPGE customers have set a new summer record for energy demand. The new mark is 3,976 megawatts (MW) net system load, set on Aug. 3 at 6 p.m. At the time it was 105 degrees at Portland International Airport.

The all-time winter peak of 4,073 MW net system load was set on Dec. 21, 1998. The low temperature at PDX that day was 16 degrees F.

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Salem-News.com (August 04, 2017 15:58)

Propane Tank Ignites Inside Shop While Blacksmithing

Fire officials believe that a leaking valve may be to blame.

(LEBANON, Ore.) - propane fireLebanon firefighters quickly contained a fire from a venting propane tank inside the detached shop of a home on Arlene Avenue on Thursday afternoon.

A resident had been using a propane torch connected to the tank for some blacksmithing work and when the torch came within the area of the tank it erupted in fire.

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Salem-News.com (August 01, 2017 17:33)

Three Oregonians Die in Two Motorcycle Accidents

More motorcycles are out when the sun is shining. Be extra careful!

(CORVALLIS, Ore. ) - fatal motorcycle crashAt least two fatal motorcycle accidents occurred in the Willamette Valley yesterday. Just in Benton County, these two crashes claimed three lives.

The first was on Highway 20 at Conifer Blvd., near Corvallis. Deputies from the Benton County Sheriff's Office are continuing to investigate a two-vehicle fatal motor vehicle crash involving a pickup and motorcycle .

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Salem-News.com (August 03, 2017 15:00)

Whitewater Fire Closes All Trail Access into Mt Jefferson Park

202 fire personnel are fighting the fire currently 4,579 acres in size.

(SPRINGFIELD, Ore.) - whitewater fireToday’s operations will utilize aviation resources, such as helicopters and retardant planes, to slow fire spread and contain lines. Crews and heavy equipment continue to prepare containment lines on the Southern and Western flanks of the fire.

The trails and road will remain closed to protect public and fire fighter safety until further notice.

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Salem-News.com (August 03, 2017 17:00)

Recovery Efforts Underway for Missing Swimmer near Sauvie's Island

Death by drowning claims another Portlander

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Walton Beach OregonWalker and a group of friends had been on a boat that was anchored approximately 30 feet off the shore, according to investigators. The group had jumped into the water and began to swim toward the shore when Walker began to struggle.

The investigation is ongoing and alcohol use is being considered as a possible factor.

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Salem-News.com (August 03, 2017 17:20)

OREGON: Avoid Breathing Problems as Air Quality Deteriorates

Take heat and air quality into consideration when planning weekend outdoor activities

(SALEM, Ore.) - Air Quality Index Marion County public health officials urge county residents to take precautions as temperatures and air quality reach unhealthy levels.

Poor air quality from wildfire smoke can lead to stinging eyes and scratchy throat in anyone, and it makes sense for all residents in smoky communities to avoid smoke exposure, where possible

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Salem-News.com (July 28, 2017 21:00)

INDO EXPO Cannabis Trade Show Encourages Oregon Hemp Businesses

Get your cannabis industry friends and head to Portland!

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Hemp is where it’s at. Finally, “everybody” is talking about hemp and its history in our country and beyond. In fact, some say the cannabis movement wouldn’t be here at all, without hemp.

There have been important groups formed to bring about an end to cannabis (aka “marijuana”) prohibition in the United States, including NORML, formed in 1970 by Keith Stroup. Another, very passionate leader, was Jack Herer, affectionately known as “the Hemperor”.

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Salem-News.com (July 30, 2017 00:40)

The Dumbing Down of America in the Prescription Opioid Epidemic!

Why "International Overdose Awareness Day" is dangerous and a deflection on attacking the epidemic from the root of the crisis -- at the top!*

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Social media is alive with the promotion of "International Overdose Awareness Day" on August 31 and a march in Washington, DC as well as events taking place throughout the U.S. and Canada.

International Overdose Awareness Day is funded and founded by the evil George Soros and his Open Society Foundation. Soros has been very vocal on his intent to make a difference in the United States by having all drugs including illegal ones made legal.

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Salem-News.com (August 03, 2017 14:16)

CITIVA Medical Awarded Medical Marijuana License in New York as State Program Expands to 10

New York expands its medical marijuana program and awards 5 more licenses, hoping to create a more successful program.

(N.Y., N.Y./EINPresswire.com) - CITIVA Medical has been awarded a license to cultivate, process & dispense medical marijuana and medical marijuana products in the state of New York, as part of the recent expansion of the NY program.

Next, CITIVA Medical plans to open dispensaries in Staten Island, Brooklyn, Wappingers Falls and Elmira.

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