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Salem-News.com (April 29, 2016 21:40)

BLM Sells Over 13,000 Board Feet of Timber in Linn County

The Bent Beekman and Roaring Toads timber sales totaled $3,238,399.

(SALEM, Ore.) - freres lumberApproximately 13,308 board feet (MBF) of timber was offered for sale at oral auction by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Salem District, on Wednesday, April 27, 2016.

The Bent Beekman Timber Sale (4,495 MBF), located 20 miles southeast of the town of Scio, in Linn County, was purchased by Freres Lumber Company Inc. for the bid price of $1,739,348...

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Salem-News.com (April 29, 2016 22:09)

WSU Program Ensures Bodies for Medical Study

Students learn about the effects of aging and disease.

(SPOKANE, Wash.) - WSU SpokaneThe new Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University is procuring the resources it will need once it receives permission to admit students.

More than 40 local physicians have been hired to create and teach the curriculum, along with administrators and support staff. Facilities provide sufficient classroom space and a state-of-the-art anatomy lab.

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Salem-News.com (April 28, 2016 22:12)

Six People Facing Charges in Connection with 2015 Homicide of Robert Huggins

Investigators said they may make additional arrests.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Robert Huggins murderIn the evening hours of Wednesday April 27, 2016, Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives booked four people into jail in connection with the 2015 homicide of 56-year-old Robert Lee Huggins. Two other people were already in custody and are facing new charges.

Huggins' body was found by loggers just before 6 a.m on July 1, 2015, in the middle of an open field near Ridgefield, Washington.

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Salem-News.com (April 25, 2016 13:10)

Oregon Prison Corruption and the Murder of Michael Francke

Was Michael Francke murdered to block his efforts in exposing the crimes of state officials?

(SALEM, Ore.) - Michael FranckeOregon is a beautiful state with incredible natural resources and vast appeal, but underneath the skin of this place is a bleeding sore that festers. That sore is corruption and it isn't in short supply.

The corruption runs the gamut throughout all of Oregon's state agencies including the Dept of Human Services and includes a level of mutual cooperation among officials that is dark and unimaginable.

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Salem-News.com (April 25, 2016 14:18)

Search Continues for Missing Depoe Bay Woman

Katy Roe is a well-known local girl. Where is she?

(DEPOE BAY, Ore.) - Katy RoeKaty Roe has been missing over a week. 22-year old Katharine "Katy" Olivia Roe disappeared early on Sunday April 17, 2016 from Depoe Bay, OR. She was last seen leaving the Wing Wa Restaurant, a downtown bar, at 2:00 am.

Katy is 4’9″ tall, 90 pounds with long brown hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing black pants and a white long-sleeve shirt. She was alone, headed for the mile-long walk to her home in Southpoint.

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Salem-News.com (April 23, 2016 14:30)

Denver DA Green Lights 1st Degree Murder?

The DA’s decision to ignore the conclusions of the Denver Police Department is outrageous.

(DENVER, Colo) - murderer walksThe Denver District Attorney’s office announced yesterday that no charges will be filed against “an off-duty Colorado Department of Corrections employee” who killed Victor Mendoza after provoking a conflict at the Colorado Motorcycle Expo on January 30th of this year.

“The Denver Police Department conducted hundreds of hours investigating the brawl and presented it to the district attorney’s office on Monday as a first-degree murder case.”

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Salem-News.com (April 23, 2016 15:10)

One Dead and Two Injured in Three-Car Crash Near McMinnville

McMinnville Man Loses Life In Highway 18 Crash

(McMINNVILLE, Ore.) - hwy 18 fatal crashOn April 22, 2016 at about 4:35AM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a three vehicle crash on Highway 18 near milepost 49 (one mile east of McMinnville).

A 2003 Dodge Durango was westbound on Highway 18 when it crossed the centerline and struck an eastbound 2004 Chevrolet Astro van head-on. The Dodge then struck a 2005 Honda Civic which had been following the Chevrolet.

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Salem-News.com (April 22, 2016 08:00)

Salem Police Investigating Tuesday's Fatal Traffic Crash

Sunnyside Road was closed for nearly four hours for the crash investigation.

(SALEM, Ore.) - sunnyside fatalThe Salem Police Traffic Control Unit is investigating a fatal traffic crash that occurred Tuesday morning in south Salem.

Arriving officers found two vehicles sitting in the roadway with the drivers of both vehicles trapped inside. Fire units were on scene and called for further resources to extricate the drivers from the vehicles.

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Salem-News.com (April 22, 2016 09:23)

Lithium War Heats Up After Epic Launch of Tesla Model 3

"...the masses will need more lithium than we can currently get our hands on."

(LONDON OilPrices.com) - Tesla Model 3The unveiling of Tesla’s Model 3 electric car was no less than the lifting of the final curtain on a game-changing energy revolution. And if we follow that revolution to its core, we arrive at lithium—our new gasoline for which the feeding frenzy has only just begun.

Unveiled just on 31 March and already with 325,000 orders, it seems that the market, too, understands that the Model 3 is more than just another electric vehicle.

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Salem-News.com (April 22, 2016 08:21)

Dickey's Barbecue Pit Signs Four-Store Agreement in Oregon

The development agreement will double Dickey's Texas-style, slow-smoked barbecue presence in Oregon.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Dickeys BBQDickey's Barbecue Pit is doubling its footprint in Oregon with a recently executed four-store development agreement. The Beaver State currently boasts four Dickey's locations.

Owner/Operator Todd Saperstein owns two of those locations and plans to open one store per year for the next four years, possibly adding more locations in the future.

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Salem-News.com (March 15, 2016 21:32)

Meredith, Unconventional Studios Announce Video Content Partnership

Nationally Syndicated Daily Entertainment Television Show will Be Featured Across Meredith Digital

(NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ ) - Mark Berryhill Unconventional Studios produces branded entertainment content and experiences for video platforms spanning digital, mobile and broadcast television, with studios in New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

As part of the partnership, OK! TV will be rebranded "Celebrity Page" beginning March 28, 2016 and will feature lifestyle content from many of Meredith's most recognized brands such as Better Homes and Gardens, Shape, Parents, Martha Stewart Living and Allrecipes.

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Salem-News.com (March 14, 2016 17:52)

Why Vegan Foods are 2016's Top Trend in the Restaurant Industry

Veganism is both a practice and a philosophy.

(SALEM, Ore.) - vegetarian foodIn recent years, the restaurant industry has experienced a significant amount of change with various popular movements related to ideas about food.

One big trend that is expected to rise this year and next is the prevalence of vegan foods in more typical dining settings.

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Salem-News.com (March 19, 2016 13:58)

Oil Won't Stage A Serious Rebound Until This Happens

As the short-covering rally reaches its limits, prices could fall once again.

(LONDON OilPrices.com) - gas nozzleOil prices have shown signs of life over the past few weeks, as production declines in the U.S. raise expectations that the market is starting to adjust. As a result, Brent crude recently surpassed $40 per barrel for the first time in months.

A growling list of companies are capitulating, announcing production cuts for 2016. Continental Resources, for example, could see output fall by 10 percent.

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Salem-News.com (March 10, 2016 16:46)

Charges Dropped Against Lena Hendry Human Rights Activist After Three Years

No Fire Zone director Callum Macrae described the charges against Lena as “a disgrace”.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Lena HendryThe acquittal of leading human rights defender Lena Hendry on charges of breaching Malaysia’s draconian censorship laws has been welcomed by film-makers, actors and artists around the world.

Ms Hendry was accused of screening the award-winning documentary No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka – a film about human rights abuses at the end of Sri Lanka’s civil war – to an invited audience in July 2013.

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Salem-News.com (April 04, 2016 13:08)

The Bangor Eight Peace Activists Found Guilty in US District Court

The activists were charged with crossing the "thin blue line", trespassing onto a US nuclear weapons base.

(TACOMA, Wash.) - Bangor EightEight activists crossed the blue line onto Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, which represents the largest operational concentration of nuclear weapons in the US arsenal, in an act of nonviolent civil resistance.

Some staged a die-in, spreading ashes around others’ bodies on the asphalt, while two members of the group attempted to deliver a letter to the base commander urging him to uphold international law regarding nuclear weapons.

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Salem-News.com (April 05, 2016 20:36)

Why is the death toll from prescription opioids and heroin raging out of control?

Addictions and deaths expected to continue increasing in the coming years.

(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) - heroin opioid deathsIn the fourteen years since I began exposing the criminal activity of the FDA, pharma, pain foundations and physicians funded by pharma, U.S. Senators profiting from pharma, as well as pill mill doctors, I have become more and more frustrated.

A few weeks ago, I received a message telling me in no uncertain terms to "back off" and stick to "advocacy".

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Salem-News.com (April 14, 2016 19:42)

How to Renovate Your Home on a Budget

A simple checklist will help alleviate stress.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Build-a-HouseWe're already working our way through 2016. It's time to put a stop on your laziness, get up and renovate your house! If you're thinking it's too late for some much needed renovation, then you're wrong. It's never too late to choose change, even if it happens later than you'd hoped. Now's the time!

Now that you've had the pep talk on the importance of renovating your home, it's time to think about the other urgent problem: your budget. How will you start renovating your home if you have no money?

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Salem-News.com (March 25, 2016 01:05)

Marion County has 537.5% Increase in Syphilis from 2011 to 2015

High risk: half of all new STI's occur among young people aged 15 to 24

(SALEM, Ore.) - STINearly 20 million new sexually transmitted infections (STIs) occur in the United States every year costing the American healthcare system nearly $16 billion dollars in direct medical costs alone, says a report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

It is essential that sexually active individuals receive screening for STIs to avoid health complications associated with STIs.

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Salem-News.com (April 01, 2016 10:57)

Linn County Looking for Search and Rescue Recruits Ages 14-18

Applicants must attend a recruit meeting at the Sheriff's Office on April 11th or May 9th

(ALBANY, Ore.) - Linn County Sheriff's Search and RescueSuccessful applicants will be eligible to attend the 11 day Search and Rescue Training Academy in June.

The training will include classes in wilderness survival, shelter building, search tactics, first aid/CPR, map and compass reading, rappelling, and many more topics. There will also be a three day field exercise in the Cascades that include a 20 mile hike.

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Salem-News.com (April 01, 2016 20:18)

Artist Dom Martin Remembers the Plight of Palestinians on Land Day

Lest they be forgotten. 1.8 million people live behind closed walls, in Gaza.

(LONDON) - Dom MartinGaza epitomizes the epicenter of the harrowing ethos and pathos of human conscientiousness — the thesaurus to every psychological algorithm imaginable or inflictable upon a dispossessed people.

For more than 60 years and several generations going forward, the people of Gaza — who were culturally and ancestrally uprooted from their homeland — have since steadfastly endured the abysmal scourge of survival and strangulated coexistence.

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Salem-News.com (April 13, 2016 15:51)

The Hemp & Cannabis Fair Returns to Highlight Local Businesses and Education

April 16-17, 2016 will see the return of the THC Fair at the Oregon State Fairgrounds & Expo.
This event is restricted to 21+

(SALEM, Ore.) - Locally produced and managed in Oregon, The Hemp & Cannabis Fair - “THC Fair” - brings together local dispensaries, smoke shops, horticulture and hemp-based products to make this a one-stop destination for anyone curious about hemp or cannabis.

“We are excited to return to Salem, bringing new vendors and new learning sessions to this wonderful community!” said Naomi Forkash, THC Fair Director.

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Salem-News.com (April 12, 2016 13:36)

BLM Releases Proposed Plan to Increase Timber Harvest in Western Oregon Forests

The public has 30 days starting April 8, 2016, to review the proposed RMP. Protests must meet the requirements described in the regulations.

(WASHINGTON D.C.) - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has proposed a path forward for local communities in Western Oregon with a plan that will increase job growth, tourism and recreation, and timber harvest, while offering strong protections for the northern spotted owl, listed fish species, and water resources.

Once the proposed Resource Management Plan (RMP) is fully implemented, the BLM estimates that it will be able to provide 278 million board feet (mmbf) per year in total timber harvest.

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Salem-News.com (March 17, 2016 13:46)

Oregon Department of Revenue Releases Marijuana Tax Collection Totals

$3,480,000 in TAXES was received in 33 days (Feb 1 - March 4, 2016).

(SALEM, Ore.) - February was the first month for medical marijuana dispensaries to remit the taxes they collected on their previous month's recreational marijuana sales.

Dispensaries are responsible for collecting a 25-percent tax at the point of sale and remitting it to the Department of Revenue monthly.

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