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Salem-News.com (December 08, 2016 23:45)

Oregon's Governor Advises Against Partying and Driving

Over the past 5 years during the holidays, 14 people died in crashes and half of those were alcohol-involved crashes.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem-News.comMembers of the Governor’s Advisory Committee on DUII are reminding motorists this holiday season about the dangers of driving under the influence, which includes alcohol and other impairing drugs, such as cannabis (marijuana).

“Impaired driving is completely preventable,” said Chuck Hayes, chair of the Governor’s Advisory Committee on DUII.

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Salem-News.com (December 07, 2016 22:50)

Winter Storm Warning for NW Oregon

This is the strongest storm of this type in quite a while.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - mcminnville snowAn unusually strong winter storm will bring mixed precipitation across much of Southwest Washington and Northwest Oregon that will have significant impacts spreading North over the area Thursday.

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice are expected or occurring. Strong winds are also possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.

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Salem-News.com (December 04, 2016 11:52)

DAPL: Sec of Army Announced the Easement has been DENIED

"We will not fight tonight, we will dance!" -Rami Bald Eagle, Cheyenne River Lakota Tribal Leader

(SALEM, Ore.) - standing rockMoments ago, the Secretary of the Army contacted tribal leaders and announced the easement has been denied.

Thousands of U.S. Veterans have boots on the ground at the Standing Rock Protest, many more than expected. Tim King, former editor of Salem-News.com, is there and heard the announcement. It looks like the AMERICANS have won, after all.

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Salem-News.com (December 04, 2016 22:13)

Snow Expected on the Valley Floor Monday Morning

1 to 3 inches above 500 feet, with a trace to less than an inch below 500 feet is expected.

(SALEM, Ore.) - snow levels oregonSnow levels may drop down to close to the valley floors late tonight and Monday morning. Accumulations at the valley floors will be highly dependent on how fast roads cool off and the snow begins to stick, according to the National Weather service.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 4 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the Central Willamette Valley, including the cities of Salem and McMinnville, and those in the vicinity.

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Salem-News.com (December 04, 2016 15:30)

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's Statement on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Decision to Not Grant Easement

NO ACCESS! But the fight is not over.

(CANNON BALL, N.D.) - standing rockThe following statement was released by Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II:

“Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it will not be granting the easement to cross Lake Oahe for the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline. Instead, the Corps will be undertaking an environmental impact statement to look at possible alternative routes...."

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Salem-News.com (December 03, 2016 01:05)

More Snow Coming to the Oregon Cascades

Carry chains as well as extra provisions should you travel through the Cascades this weekend.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - snowy roadSnow amounts could reach 8 - 15 inches at higher elevations such as at Timberline ski resort and at Mount Hood meadows. Amounts at the passes through the Cascades could reach 4 - 8 inches.

The period of the heaviest snow in the south Washington Cascades will be from midnight Saturday night until noon Sunday.
the period of the heaviest snow in the north and central Oregon Cascades will be on Sunday.

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Salem-News.com (December 02, 2016 15:20)

Oregon Switches Gears to Revive Cannabis Industry

The OHA says the temporary rules provide relief for the industry while maintaining "public health protection".

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon marijuanaThe outcry has apparently been heard. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) announced today it is modifying testing standards for medical and recreational marijuana products with new, temporary rules.

According to those most affected, testing costs have driven up consumer prices, created product shortages, and caused some processors to actually cease operations (temporarily) and furlough employees just as the holidays are upon us.

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Salem-News.com (December 01, 2016 23:00)

Suspect Arrested in Fatal Stabbing of Gervais Man

The autopsy determined that the victim had been stabbed, resulting in his death.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Darnell Edward HarrisSalem Police detectives have arrested a Keizer man in a fatal stabbing that occurred at a crash scene early in the morning on November 28.

Salem Police were called to the intersection of Liberty St SE and Superior St SE at approximately 1:37 am on November 28 on a report of a single vehicle into a tree.

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Salem-News.com (December 01, 2016 22:45)Video

Oregon Launches Plan to End New HIV Infections in State

Five-year plan focuses on testing, prevention, treatment

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Oregon HIV strategyOregon today launched an initiative that will end new HIV infections in the state, building on decades of foundational work to introduce a new five-year plan focused on testing, prevention and treatment.

The initiative, called End HIV Oregon, envisions a state in which all new HIV infections are eliminated and where all people living with HIV have access to high-quality care, free from stigma and discrimination.

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Salem-News.com (December 01, 2016 22:00)

Early Morning Blaze Destroys Lebanon House

Cause Undetermined Following Investigation

(LEBANON, Ore.) - Lebanon Oregon house fireAn early morning fire in the 100 block of Wheeler Street in Lebanon lit up the sky and destroyed a single family dwelling.

A passerby reported the fire to 911 at 3:20 a.m. and the Lebanon Fire District was notified at 3:21 a.m.

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Salem-News.com (November 30, 2016 21:45)

Highlighting Details of Trump's Tax Plan

Trump has widely spoken about his plans to cut taxes for businesses, with the hope it will stimulate the economy.

(SALEM, Ore.) - trump taxNot all of the details of his proposed plans are known yet, but in a general sense, most expect the President-elect will be calling for income tax cuts across all areas including for individuals, businesses, and investments.

The plan Trump’s presenting calls for reducing tax brackets from seven to three, with rates that would be 12 percent, 25 percent, and 33 percent. The current top rate is 39.6 percent.

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Salem-News.com (November 29, 2016 23:30)

Is Oregon Good for Business?

Oregon’s recent legalization of marijuana is attracting a new industry and new group of entrepreneurs to the state.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem-News.comAlthough business owners may complain about high fees and high capital gains tax rates, the lack of state sales tax and low corporate tax actually make Oregon very attractive to businesses.

In a recent study by Ernst & Young for the Council on State Taxation, Oregon tied with Connecticut for the lowest effective business tax rate.

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Salem-News.com (November 29, 2016 23:00)

What To Know About Investing In Marijuana Post-Election

The election of Trump as the next U.S. president has some investors nervous

(SALEM, Ore.) - cannabisMarijuana and its legalization remain controversial in the eyes of many people in the U.S., but initiatives are moving forward in many states to make it legal and accessible regardless.

Investors have been eyeing marijuana-related stocks and investment opportunities for quite some time, particularly considering 25 states and the District of Columbia have legalized the possession and distribution of medical marijuana.

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Salem-News.com (November 29, 2016 21:57)

UO Ducks Announce Decision to Fire Coach Helfrich

"Football Program Getting New Direction"

(EUGENE, Ore.) - Oregon Ducks Helfrich coached the Ducks to a 37-16 record after taking over from Chip Kelly in 2013.

After reaching the College Football Playoff championship game after the 2014 regular season, the Ducks fell to 9-4 in 2015 and then 4-8 this season, which ended Saturday in Oregon's first loss to Oregon State in nearly a decade.

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Salem-News.com (November 29, 2016 21:23)

Mixed Feelings on Fidel Castro's Legacy

The Castro brothers have outlasted eleven U.S. presidents

(SAN FRANCISCO) - Fidel Castro diesOn November 25, 2016, Fidel Castro, Cuban revolutionary, died at age 90. The Cuban government will observe nine days of mourning for Fidel Castro.

After two days of observances in Revolution Plaza in Havana, Castro’s ashes will be transported across the country to the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba.

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Salem-News.com (November 29, 2016 16:30)

The Best of Pacific Interior Styles

Themes that are comforting and contemporary, with a feeling of tradition and history running through them.

(SALEM, Ore.) - plantation shuttersThe Pacific coast of America has a great reputation for influencing the wider cultural landscape of the US in many ways, although it might surprise some residents to find that a unique approach to interior home decoration styles is one of them.

We all know that using different colors, fabrics and accessories can combine to create a particular feeling or atmosphere in a home to really help generate a distinct mood.

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Salem-News.com (November 27, 2016 23:05)

Falls City Woman Killed In Highway 99W Crash

The crash is still under investigation.

(POLK COUNTY, Ore.) - fatal crash on Highway 99WAbout 6 pm, OSP troopers and emergency personnel responded to the crash at the intersection of 99W and Suver Road.

The preliminary investigation revealed a 2002 Ford F250 was traveling westbound on Suver Road when it attempted to cross Highway 99W, where it was t-boned by a southbound 2010 Honda. After the impact both vehicles came to rest on the roadway.

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Salem-News.com (November 27, 2016 22:12)

Leaving for Canada?

Now that the election is over, anybody moving to Canada?

(Pender Island, BC) - oh canadaWhen I started at the University of Calgary in the late 1960s the majority of my professors were American expatriates who were largely fleeing the Vietnam War. Not all, of course.

If Donald Drumpf became president, many Americans publicly declared that they would leave the country. How many have left by now (if any) or are making plans to actually leave, is not known.

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Salem-News.com (November 27, 2016 19:05)

High Wind Warning AND Winter Storm Warning for Southwest Oregon

The Heaviest Snow is expected this evening through early Monday morning.

(SALEM, Ore.) - oregon cascadesSW OREGON: High Wind Warning remains in effect from 7 PM this evening to 10 AM PST Monday. Wind Advisory remains in effect from 7 PM this evening to 1 PM PST Monday.

Locations In the warning area include: Highway 31 between Paisley and Summer Lake, Highway 299 near Cedar pass. Highway 140 east of Lakeview and the higher terrain near Summer Lake and the Warner Mountains.

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Salem-News.com (November 25, 2016 21:00)

Black Friday Power Outage in McMinnville

Crash puts shopping on hold for dozens of McMinnville stores.

(McMINNVILLE, Ore.) - car crash“Black Friday” was darker than expected for shops and shoppers in McMinnville today.

The power went out after a vehicle apparently crashed into a power transformer. The non-injury accident cut off the traffic lights working between 19th Street and Winco on 99W.

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Salem-News.com (November 26, 2016 23:30)

3 Hacks for Selling Your Home Quickly in Any Market

Surprisingly, many home sellers overlook the most obvious steps.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Selling your home can be can be difficult.
Selling your home quickly, and in a tough market, can seem impossible.
Fortunately, it isn’t. You just need to know what you’re doing.

To help you with this, let’s take a look at a few hacks for selling your home quickly in any market.

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Salem-News.com (November 25, 2016 20:25)

New Study Highlights the Impact of E-Cigarettes on Oral Health

Study says vapors from an e-cigarette can cause cells to release inflammatory proteins.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Over recent years there have been a vast number of news stories and medical reports coming out that show the importance of good oral health.

The health of your teeth, gums, and mouth, can be linked to everything from diabetes to heart attack, making it more essential than ever that people focus on how to keep their mouths healthy.

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Salem-News.com (November 25, 2016 16:40)

Forest Fires Raging Across Palestine

The European pine tree, not indigenous to Palestine, is highly flammable.

(LONDON / BETHLEHEM) - Over 200 forest fires are raging in Palestine (now renamed the Jewish State of Israel including its occupied Palestinian territories).

Many countries are helping put out the fires including four teams of Palestinian firefighters (no body helped Gaza when it was being fire-bombed by white phosphorous).

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