Tuesday around 4 p.m., the 25-year old swimmer went missing after jumping from a cliff.
(MARION COUNTY, Ore.) - The drowning victim from Tuesday's tragic incident has been identified as 25-year old Kung Shing Yau, of Hong Kong, China. Mr. Yau was a student at Linn Benton Community College and had been studying abroad in the United States for the last 7 years.
The Sheriff's Office's thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Yau's family, friends and classmates.
In April, at least 45 people were killed and more than 100 wounded in two separate suicide bomb attacks
(Minya Province, EGYPT/Alwaght) - Masked gunmen attacked two buses and a truck carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt on Friday, killing at least than 28 people and wounding dozens more. Egyptian officials say children were among the dead.
The attackers arrived in three pick-up trucks and opened fire on the vehicles carrying the Christians before fleeing from the scene, with Security forces in pursuit. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
"Trumpcare: one of the largest transfers of wealth from working families to the rich in our history."
(SAN FRANCISCO) - The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was repealed in the U.S. House of Representatives and replaced with the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The AHCA is now pending in the U.S. Senate.
After the AHCA reached the Senate, all 48 Senate Democrats signed a letter asking the Republican majority for a fresh start on health care reform.
A universal format that relieves space of a huge workload.
(SALEM, Ore.) - When it comes to a business environment, it’s important to recognize the fact that higher standards are required to prove a minimum of professionalism in terms of the quality of the documents that are being sent and received within the company.
What that means is that you need to use a format that will allow for clean and professional editing and will be easy to manipulate.
His investigative reporting helped to gain the release of 12 wrongfully convicted prisoners and end the death penalty in New York and New Jersey
(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) - Last week, I was notified of the death of Scott Christianson and once the sheer shock wore off, it was replaced with my deep desire to pay tribute to my unique friend.
One of the newspaper articles regarding Scott's death said his most recent book project looked at the opioid crisis and the contributing role played by drug companies. "He was going to blow the lid off of all of them", it said. Yes Scott, the lid will be blown off all of them.
How to tell good headset from bad headset – a guide for upgrading your office gear
(SALEM, Ore.) - There are many jobs when you just hand in your work at the end of the day and go home. No questions asked, no additional contact required. However, there are a lot more jobs where you constantly must be in contact with your business relations and make new relations in the process.
Having a good headset is critical to undergoing business fast and efficient as a poor headset can really hurt negotiations. But not everyone in business is also tech savvy. So, too often, they buy bad headsets.
A bogus report will do nothing to slow down the deaths to prescription opioid "addiction".
(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) - Recently, President Trump relieved the Surgeon General of his prestigious position. Many supporters of Dr. Murthy were unhappy with Trump's decision. After all, a report had been issued entitled "Facing Addiction in America - The Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health".
Considering that the Obama administration all but ignored the massive prescription opioid epidemic in the country, Murthy actually issuing a report was monumental.
(SALEM, Ore.) - As a wealthy individual you may have a clear idea of the value of your assets, but do you know the value of your passport? A passport’s value is determined by the number of countries it allows you easy access to.
If you are a seasoned traveler and a wealthy individual, you may understand the hassle of applying for visas and permits.
(CLACKAMAS COUNTY, Ore.) - On Mother's Day, the Sandy Police Department received a 911 call and responded to the Estacada Harvest Market Thriftway at about 2:15 p.m. The caller said that a male covered in blood and armed with a knife, ran into the store carrying what looked like a severed human head. He was not mistaken.
Other callers stated that the subject had stabbed a store employee. He, along with other store employees, disarmed the subject, and subdued him to await the arrival of the police.
If Trump’s wealthy and powerful friends dictate the terms of the renegotiation, NAFTA could easily become worse, not better, for working Americans.
(WASHINGTON D.C.) - Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley released the following statement after the Trump Administration formally issued a notice to Congress beginning the process of renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA):
“The key question for trade deals is whether they create good-paying jobs for working Americans, or destroy good-paying jobs..."
(OCCUPIED PALESTINE) - President Trump is in Saudi Arabia where he will instruct his puppets, then go to apartheid Israel to get further instructions from his masters.
He will do a token visit to Bethlehem Tuesday. Everyone now knows that the US government, Israel, and the Saudi regime have been the biggest perpetrators of terrorism and genocide in the world. This is to serve one interest and one interest only: money.
The new bill puts Oregon very much on par with other states that support marijuana legalization in the USA.
(SALEM, Ore.) - Lawmakers in a number of states are currently concerned about the increasing risks of marijuana enforcement by federal agents.
The current Trump administration, as well as Jeff Sessions who is currently leading the Justice Department, are showing signs of uncertainty when it comes to their attitude towards weed, causing the concern among legalized states’ lawmakers in the first place, and increasing the contradictions between the law at the federal and state level.
Those contributing to the deaths of future generations via the prescription opioid epidemic must be stopped.
(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) - In October 2014, I wrote an article for Salem-News.com and Global News Centre regarding Congressman Tom Marino of Pennsylvania and his background as related to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and their attempts to crackdown on pharmacy pill mills -- along with other biographical issues concerning Mr. Marino.
Several weeks ago, President Trump announced that Marino was being slotted as "drug czar" for the administration.
Samantha Gaines remains at large, has felony warrants for her arrest and is believed to be armed.
(DALLAS, Ore.) - The Polk Interagency Narcotics Team (P.O.I.N.T) began an investigation in March 2017, involving the trafficking of Heroin in the Polk and Marion County areas by suspects Samantha Gaines, Levi McCleskey and others.
McCleskey was taken into custody on April 21. At the time, he was found to be in possession of 22.5 grams of heroin, danabol steroids, and a significant amount of cash and gold.
There are many details to stay on top of in the cannabis industry...especially in Oregon.
(SALEM, Ore.) - There are several current rules and upcoming compliance inspections that OMMP registrants need to be aware of.
Patients who designate a grower must provide the address of the grow site. The address being provided must include a street number and name. The OMMP will no longer accept other property identifiers such as P.O. Boxes, tax lot numbers, map numbers, longitude and latitude, townships or GPS coordinates as a grow site address.
Cannabis farmers will be allowed to once again grow in rural residential Jackson County.
(JACKSON COUNTY, Ore.) - Tuesday, the Jackson County Hearings Officer Panel issued a decision which approved a “non-conforming use application” to grow medical marijuana on RR-5 lands. This is considered a huge win for medical growers.
If you were growing on RR-5 land prior to March of 2016, your non-conforming use application now has a good chance of finding approval. Any grow that started after that date will be under the new rules: 6 medical (OMMP) and 4 rec plants (21+).
Republicans control both chambers in 32 states, including 17 with veto-proof majorities.
(SAN FRANCISCO) - Understandably there is much sturm und drang over the U.S. House of Representatives vote to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or ObamaCare, and replace it with the American Health Care Act (AHCA).
I suspect the major reason for the repeal is because it was called ObamaCare by most people. The antipathy toward Barack Obama continues.