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Polk County Grand Jury Finds Officer Involved Shooting Justified

Joshua Bolster's death has been a controversial subject since it happened.

(DALLAS, Ore.) - Joshua Anthony BolsterToday a Polk County Grand Jury unanimously found that Polk County Sheriff's Deputy Casey Gibson was justified in using deadly force when he shot and killed 29-year old Joshua Anthony Bolster on the evening of July 5, 2016.

At approximately 9:18 p.m. that fateful night, Monmouth Police Department officers responded to a complaint from a citizen that a man, later determined to be Joshua Anthony Bolster, had threatened him with a knife that same evening.

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Sex Crimes Detectives Arrest 39-Year-Old for Abusing a Child, Possessing Child Porn

Detectives are concerned that Chandler may have victimized other children.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Ronald Nelson ChandlerPortland Police Bureau Sex Crimes Unit detectives arrested a 39-year-old man Wednesday after an investigation into reported child sexual abuse and possession of child pornography.

Ronald Nelson Chandler was arrested on charges of Unlawful Sexual Penetration in the First Degree, Sex Abuse in the First Degree and six counts of Encouraging Child Sex Abuse in the First Degree.

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Award-Winning Musical Biography of Beatles Returns to Salem Stage

Musical retelling of Beatles story through the eyes of manager Brian Epstein featuring the live music of renowned tribute band Abbey Road at the Historic Elsinore Theatre.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Beatles tributeListening to songs like “Penny Lane” or “I Want To Hold Your Hand” from this tribute band is almost like listening to the original icons themselves.

While the great repertoire of songs bind this musical together, the audience also gets the opportunity to relive the most important moments of The Beatles’ epic legacy, which spans the entire 1960s period. The actors that portray the band members connect with the crowd through their lovable sense of humors and cheeky banter.

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We've Always Occupied the Prairie and We're Not Going Anywhere

Stand with Standing Rock and Stop the Billionaire's Water Grab

(CANONBALL RIVER, ND) - Standing RockIn Occupying the Prairie: Tensions Rise as Tribes Move to Block a Pipeline by Jack Healy, New York Times, Aug. 23, 2016 we see and hear about Indians in paint on horseback, in "procession" out of their "tepee-dotted camp." Who writes like that?

While the almost 500 Nations of our indigenous brothers and sisters (over 80 are represented in the Sacred Stones Camp) are proud of the heritage of our peoples, it's important to keep the focus on today and why we are here.

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Oregon Rakes in $25.5 Million from Marijuana Taxes So Far This Year

Oregon counts up the revenue while sick and dying patients lose out.

(SALEM, Ore.) - jack hererThe green, green grass of home... Cannabis money is flowing like water in the State of Oregon.

In January, Medical marijuana dispensaries started collecting a 25% tax on recreational marijuana sales, and as of July 31, the Department of Revenue has processed $25.5 million in marijuana tax payments.

Everybody’s happy, right? In general, yes... but that would exclude the patients of Oregon.

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Time Running Out on Oregon Taxpayers with Expired Refund Checks

Act now, before money is transferred to the Department of State Lands

(SALEM, Ore.) - moneyThousands of taxpayers across Oregon have tax refund money awaiting them, but it'll soon be harder to get. After state checks expire, two years from their issuance date, there's a limited window of time to get them reissued before additional requirements apply.

"We still have more than 5,000 taxpayers with almost $1 million in expired checks," said Steve Bergmann, Oregon Department of Revenue accounting manager.

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Dallas Man Sent to Prison for Selling Pot to Minors

Selling to minors in the high school parking lot.

(DALLAS, Ore.) - Morgan Keith Haney26-year old Morgan Keith Haney, of Dallas, pled guilty today in Polk County Circuit Court to Unlawful Delivery of Marijuana to a Minor and Unlawful Delivery of Marijuana Within 1000 Feet of a School.

He also pled no-contest to Possession of a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Felon in Possession of a Restricted Weapon.

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Rock Against the TPP Celebrity Concert Tour Draws Large Crowds in Seattle and Portland

Northwest protests the Trans-Pacific Partnership

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - TPP protestAs the White House readies a final desperate push for the unpopular Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, large crowds turned out for “Rock Against the TPP” events in Seattle and Portland.

The events were held over the weekend as part of a nationwide protest tour featuring high profile celebrities including actress Evangeline Lilly, hip hop icon Talib Kweli, comedian Hari Kondabolu, and punk band Anti-Flag.

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Alleged Child Abuser Apprehended After 23 Years on the Run

After learning the news, one victim said, “This is the best day of my life.”

(BOSTON, Mass.) - John HartinIn 1993, Boston-area resident John Hartin was 23 years old when he befriended two young boys—ages 6 and 9—and allegedly raped them.

One of the victims eventually told a family member about the abuse, which led to an investigation and Hartin being charged in Massachusetts with five counts of rape of a child.

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The City of Salem Continues Burn Ban During Red Flag Conditions

Questions? Call the City of Salem Fire Department at 503-588-6245.

(SALEM, Ore.) - burn banWith the extended weather forecast continuing to call for high temperatures and gusty winds, the City of Salem will continue to ban open burning until further notice.

All outdoor burning, including ceremonial and recreational fires, will continue to be prohibited within the City of Salem. This ban is based on weather conditions and community fire safety needs. The ban will remain in effect through this week.

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Marion County Sheriff's Office Launches Summer Driving Campaign

MCSO would like to remind motorists to drive safe and sober.

(SALEM, Ore.) - distracted drivinLast Friday the Marion County Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Team launched two separate driving campaigns focused to create a safe traveling experience for visitors and residents.

Beginning August 19th and ending September 5th, deputies will be working our roadways focusing on impaired and distracted driving.

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How to Make Money with the Right Affiliate Marketing Programs

Wondering which affiliate marketing programs can help you make money? Here are the things you need to choose the best program for your affiliate business.

(SALEM, Ore.) - financial marketsStarting an affiliate business isn’t as easy as just linking to a product or service that you think can help the people who read your blog.

The business that sells the product has to operate an affiliate marketing program in return – otherwise your link won’t generate revenue when clicked. If you’re wondering how how you can make money by choosing the right program, you’ve come to the right place.

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Oregon Fire Marshall Urges Vigilance During Dangerously Dry Days

A Red Flag Warning has been issued for the majority of NW Oregon

(SALEM, Ore.) - wildfireWith Oregon's hottest temperatures, gusty winds and low humidity occurring throughout the next few days, Oregon State Fire Marshal Jim Walker is urging all residents to take the utmost care and thorough caution to prevent wildfires.

"A majority of this year's wildfires have been human caused," says State Fire Marshal Jim Walker.

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Local Red Cross Sends Eight Responders to Help With California Wildfires

Eight Red Cross disaster responders from Oregon and Southwest Washington deploy to California to help people affected by massive wildfires; Eighteen others still on the ground in Louisiana helping flood relief effort.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - red cross signExplosive brush fires have ripped through more than 30,000 acres in San Bernardino County. More than 86,000 people have been forced to leave their homes. An unknown number of homes could be destroyed, and there is no containment in sight.

Two Red Cross shelters provided refuge to 173 individuals affected by the Blue Cut Fire.

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Sports in 360: Video Technology in Rio and Beyond

This type of viewing gives all angles of an experience to watch

(SALEM, Ore.) - 360 VRThe way that people are watching sports is changing. More people tap their mobile devices for live sports coverage than ever before, with 26 percent of teens completely abandoning TV in favor of digital sports watching.

People want a more engaging sports viewing experience than a flat screen alone offers and technology developers are working overtime to meet the growing demand for better sports watching options. It’s not just the “how” of watching that is changing, though.

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Northwest Sizzles with High Summer Temps

RED FLAG WARNING is in effect from 1 p.m. Thursday to late Friday night

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem-News.comExtremely hot temperatures are coming to Oregon Thursday through Saturday with highs in the 80s along the Coast and near (or above) 100 inland. Critical fire weather conditions are expected to develop Thursday and continue through at least Friday night.

Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible; drink plenty of water; reschedule any outdoor activities to early morning or evening hours; anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded area.

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Local Red Cross Sends Responders to Help with Worst Disaster Since Superstorm Sandy

Fourteen Red Cross disaster responders from Oregon and Southwest Washington are deploying to Louisiana to help people affected by the worst natural disaster since Superstorm Sandy.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - red crossThe American Red Cross Cascades Region is responding to devastating flooding in Louisiana. Red Cross disaster workers are providing shelter, food and comfort to those affected and more help is on the way.

Responders from Medford, Silverton, Florence, Salem, Portland, Lake Oswego, Wolf Creek and Keizer are either on the ground or heading to Louisiana.

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FDA Advisory Committee:
Did you think your criminal incompetence would not be revealed?

The Advisory Committee's function should be to preserve lives -- not put them at risk.

(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) - Arymo ER (a morphine sulfate abuse deterrent tablet) Recently I attended an FDA Advisory Committee meeting where a new killer opioid called Arymo ER was under consideration to be unleashed in the U.S.

Lynn R. Webster, MD gave testimony and answered questions regarding the controversial extended release morphine tablet...when he had an expired license. The Advisory Committee may want to reconsider their recommendation of Arymo ER because they appear to have been misled (whether deliberately or not) and this could fall under the category of "unethical" or "criminal".

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28 Men Arrested for Sex Trafficking In ONE Week by Portland Police

The fantasy of "not being caught" does not work out.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - sex traffickingDuring the week of August 7 to August 12, 2016, the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Trafficking Unit conducted undercover missions to address online sex trafficking.

Investigators posted online ads on known sex trafficking websites. 28 men contacted undercover police officers to arrange payment for sexual acts. Investigators were assisted by Portland area hotels as part of this effort.

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Memorial Service Set for KATU Veteran Kirby Brumfield

Kirby Earnest Brumfield, Jr
Feb. 06, 1932 - July 21, 2016

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Kirby Brumfield RIPIn 1962, Kirby Brumfield signed on with Portland's KATU Channel 2 as Director of Agricultural Programming, the station's first weatherman, and he was the first voice to come over the air.

As an actor, he was cast in many prime time TV shows including The Green Hornet (1966), Batman (1966) and 12 O'Clock High (1964), as well as Jessie James, FBI, and General Hospital.

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One Killed and One Seriously Injured After Police Chase on Hwy 30

Police say they had stopped chasing him before the crash.

(ST HELENS, Ore.) - A Scappoose City Police officer attempted to pull over a 2004 Toyota Highlander in relation to a driving complaint on Highway 30 at about 12:54 p.m. The operator of the Toyota Highlander initially pulled over and then fled the stop westbound.

Three minutes later, after the pursuit had been terminated, the Toyota crashed into the back of a westbound 2012 Honda Civic.

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Man Killed in Train v. Pedestrian Crash

The man had been sitting in the middle of the railroad tracks with his back toward the train.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Just before 7:00 a.m. this morning, an Amtrak train northbound at 34 mph struck a pedestrian approximately 250 yards north of Market Street NE.

When the engineer spotted him they put the train into emergency braking and sounded the horn, but the individual did not move and the train was unable to stop in time.

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Nationwide Rock Against the TPP Celebrity Concert Tour to Comes to Portland

Actress Evangeline Lilly, Anti-Flag, Hari Kondabolu, Makana, and more will lead free concert

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Well-known musicians, comedians, and celebrities will gather for a free concert event at Director Park on Saturday, August 20th.

The free event is part of the nationwide Rock Against the TPP tour, a series of large-scale concerts, teach-ins, and protests mobilizing to raise awareness about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.

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