(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The largest marketplace on the Darknet—where hundreds of thousands of criminals anonymously bought and sold drugs, weapons, hacking tools, stolen identities, and a host of other illegal goods and services—has been shut down as a result of one the most sophisticated and coordinated efforts to date on the part of law enforcement across the globe.
AlphaBay operated for more than two years and had transactions exceeding $1 billion in Bitcoin and other digital currencies.
Last Thursday, Oregon coast travelers learned that when Hagfish become stressed, they secrete a slime. That'll be hard to forget.
(LINCOLN CITY, Ore.) - When Oregon State Police and emergency workers responded to a multi-vehicle crash at noon last Thursday, little did they know that there was a slime-fest waiting.
It all began when a 1993 Mitsubishi truck was traveling northbound on US Highway 101 near milepost 131, approaching roadway construction. An ODOT flagger had northbound traffic stopped, but Mr. Tragale was unable to stop the vehicle- or the load he was hauling.
They will immediately cease all sales, offers of sale, or other distribution of the product in Oregon.
(SALEM, Ore.) - Azatrol Hydro Botanical Insecticide, and Azatrol EC Insecticide are labeled for use on ornamental, food, and feed crops as an insecticide, insect growth regulator and repellent. These products may also be used in the production of cannabis.
ODA’s actions come following an investigation of the product and laboratory analysis that found the presence of the pesticide active ingredients permethrin, bifenthrin, cypermethrin, cyfluthrin, and chlorpyrifos, none of which are listed on either product label.
The way Oregon measures student’s science ability is set for a dramatic change.
(SALEM, Ore.) - The Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills, known as the OAKS, has for some time been the primary way of assessing a student’s abilities in a number of core subjects such as English, science and math.
The new "Smarter Balanced" tests have proved controversial in Oregon since their introduction last year, regarded as unnecessarily difficult and time consuming; some estimates put the average completion time for the exam at around six hours.
Online brands will now be able to build relationships with their customers by ensuring access to delivery services they could not afford before.
(SALEM, Ore.) - Delivery services form a key aspect of today’s retail businesses, and while many local retail brands with brick and mortar stores have been able to integrate delivery services, online brands seem to be lagging.
Darkstore’s model of doing delivery services holds the view that items purchased online can be delivered same day whether it is a mattress or a T-shirt.
The Two-Day Event to Feature a Live Plant Competition, 60+ Growers, 100+ Exhibits, an OLCC Q&A and a Canna Help You Area
(SALEM, Ore.) - Registration for exhibitors is now open for the second annual Oregon Cannabis Grower’s Fair (OCGCF), which will take place on August 12-13 at the Oregon State Fairgrounds, according to OCGCF producer Mary Lou Burton.
The central feature of the show will be Oregon’s cannabis live plant competition, which, at last year’s event was the first of its kind on the planet.
Who wears "white hats" and who wears "black hats" as the prescription opioid epidemic soars in addictions and deaths?
(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - For those wondering why the prescription opioid/heroin destruction of human life surges out of control every day, you may want to consider this information published in the news relating to the wearers of "white hats" or "black hats". Feel free to draw your own conclusions.
Several years ago a pain clinic in Salt Lake City, Utah run by Lynn R. Webster was raided by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) when people began turning up dead after treatment.
Celebrate Oregon's Beach Bill, making the coastline open to all
(SALEM, Ore.) - This is the year to celebrate Oregon's beautiful--and singularly protected--beaches. It's the 50th anniversary of Oregon's Beach Bill, signed into law in July 1967 to safeguard beaches from development.
But it easily could have been a different story. When lawmakers first introduced it, the bill faced steep opposition. Ultimately Oregonians fought for their beloved beaches. 50 years later, this beach is yours and mine and everyone's, to treasure and protect, forever.
JULY 3, 2017: Highway 99W was closed for about six hours
(McMINNVILLE, Ore.) - A 2003 Pontiac Sunfire was northbound on Highway 99W and was slowing or had stopped to make a left turn onto SW Durham Lane. Behind the Pontiac was a 1993 Ford F250 pickup towing a small utility trailer, which was unable to stop and rear-ended the Pontiac.
The Pontiac was spun into the southbound lane where it was struck broadside by a southbound 2007 Toyota Sequoia. After the collision the Ford left the highway, struck a parked car in a driveway, then a house.
"The Oregon Country Fair is so much more than a party in the woods."
(VENETA, Ore.) - Just one day and a wake up until the 48th Annual Oregon Country Fair kicks off. The three-day annual event runs from July 7 thru 9, 2017, on the Fair site near Veneta, Oregon.
Nestled on the banks of the Long Tom River, just west of Veneta, off Highway 126, the Oregon Country Fair features 18 stages of entertainment, more than 80 food booths, and nearly 350 craft booths featuring more than 700 vendors
The last six years of terror have resulted in 207,000 civilian deaths (24,000 children).
(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) - Both Russia and the U.S. want ISIS defeated but then we have U.S.-supported rebels fighting Syrian troops. Supposedly, Russia only attacks ISIS, not the U.S.-supported rebels.
Then throw into the mix, the growing tension between Russia and the U.S., i.e., the allegation that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election, and the U.S. sanctions...
Johnson was struggling with drug addiction which may have affected his mental health.
(PORTLAND, Ore.) - On Thursday June 22, 2017, a Multnomah County Grand Jury determined that a Portland Police Bureau officer was justified in the use of deadly force in the May 2017 shooting of 24-year-old Terrell Kyreem Johnson.
The grand jury determined that the use of deadly force against Johnson was a lawful exercise of self-defense under Oregon law.
Batten down the hatches! A late spring storm is kicking up.
(PORTLAND, Ore.) - An unusually strong frontal system for mid-June will move through northwest Oregon and southwest Washington on Thursday, producing strong winds across the area.
High winds along the coast are expected to gust between 40 and 50 mph, with the strongest gusts along the beaches and headlands. Over the higher terrain of the coastal mountains and the Cascades, winds could gust up to around 45 mph. This system will bring south gales from the south coast northward, and hazardous seas bringing small craft advisory level seas over most of the area. The hazardous conditions will persist into Friday morning.
Reduce stress and enjoy your business with a few good habits.
(SALEM, Ore.) - For many gastronomy lovers far and wide, the prospect of opening a restaurant is a quite a dream. So, you may have your finances in order, and the perfect menu and venue in check, but what are some of the more practical considerations you may have overlooked?
We spoke to several restaurant entrepreneurs to find out their top 5 tips before all hands go on deck.