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Salem-News.com (Apr-23-2014 15:15:00)

Helpful Facts About Marijuana DUIs

A study published by the Journal of Law & Economics found that adoption of medical marijuana laws is associated with a decline in traffic fatalities

(WASHINGTON DC) - Up in Smoke You may have heard the news that the Arizona State Supreme Court just ruled that motorists can’t be charged with a DUI unless they were actually impaired at the time of the stop.

This sounds like common sense, but reveals an important truth about driving under the influence of marijuana: marijuana is metabolized differently from alcohol, so blood tests are virtually useless. Of course, that hasn’t stopped many communities from using them, but we believe there is a better way to combat the problem using old-fashioned police work.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-23-2014 13:44:00)

Transcending Death

The divine energy of transcendental consciousness heals our nervous system of stresses, or karma, that we've accumulated in the past.

(OLDENBURG, Germany) - Death Death. The very word casts a pall of doom. Why is it so upsetting to us?

Perhaps because it conflicts with two different ways in which we know the world. We know intuitively we are immortal beings, an essence deep within us is eternal. Our sense perceptions, though, tell us we die and cease to exist. We see that the person we knew is gone. The body lying there is not them at all.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-23-2014 13:20:00)

Oregon State Director of Veterans Affairs C-123 Veterans` Agent Orange Exposure Claims

A spokesperson for the C-123 Veterans Association expressed appreciation for Director Smith's direct and very effective support, noting that Marines like him can always be counted on when the Air Force needs help.

(SALEM) - Director Cameron Smith, OR Veterans Affairs Himself a Gulf War veteran, Director Cameron Smith of the State of Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs, formally wrote VA Secretary Shinseki detailing C-123 veterans' eligibility for VA Agent Orange exposure benefits!

Director Smith's letter puts the VA on notice that yet another agency concurs with C-123 veterans' claims for having been exposed to Agent Orange and its contaminant, dioxin, during post-Vietnam decade of flying those warplanes.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-23-2014 12:29:00)

One Week Left to Apply for Health Insurance Through Cover Oregon

Deadline to Submit Applications is April 30

(DURHAM, Or.) - Salem-News.com Oregonians have one week left to apply for health insurance through Cover Oregon to avoid a potential federal tax penalty for not having health insurance.

Applications must be submitted to Cover Oregon with a postmark no later than Wednesday, April 30.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-23-2014 00:33:00)

Cold Case Homicide Detectives Arrest 48-Year-Old Man for 1995 Southeast Portland Homicide

Very few details about the homicide investigation can be released at this time as the case is still an active investigation.

(PORTLAND) - Murder suspect Danny Conner Today, Tuesday April 22, 2014, Portland Police Bureau Cold Case Homicide detectives arrested a 48-year-old man in connection with a 1995 homicide that occurred in Southeast Portland.

Danny Conner was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on two counts of Murder. He will be arraigned on Wednesday.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-22-2014 23:43:00)

Duty to Warn: RIP Whistle-Blower Michael Ruppert (Who Committed Suicide on 4-13-14)

Rest In Peace Michael Ruppert, Whistle-Blower Par Excellence

(DULUTH, MN) - Whistle-Blower Michael Ruppert A couple of years ago I was the only person in Duluth’s Zinema theater watching Michael Ruppert’s powerful feature-length documentary film “Collapse”.

At the time, the Zinema was still early in its history and very few people even showed up to watch the afternoon video versions of DemocracyNow! that were being screened for free every week day.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-22-2014 23:19:00)

America is an Oligarchy, University Study Finds

When the economic elites want something, it tends to happen, and if they don’t want something, it tends not to happen.

(SAN FRANCISCO) - Oligarchy in America America is no longer a democracy, according to a new joint university study. Instead, it has evolved into an oligarchy dominated by moneyed special interests.

The study, entitled "Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens" by Martin Gilens of Princeton University and Benjamin Page of Northwestern University, concludes that ordinary citizens have effectively lost their say over public policy.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-22-2014 23:07:00)

Why Sri Lanka is Severing Ties Between Tamils at Home and Abroad

The Tamil diaspora, said to now total over 1 million, is concentrated in India, Europe, North America, and Australia.

(WASHINGTON DC Foreign Policy) - Tamil victimd Days after the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva adopted a resolution calling for an international inquiry into war crimes in Sri Lanka, the Colombo government began moving to cut links between the country's Tamil minority and its powerful diaspora.

The Tamil diaspora, many of whom were driven out of Sri Lanka due to atrocities committed by government troops and rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) fighters, is expected to play a prominent role in presenting evidence at the inquiry, expected to begin later this year.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-22-2014 23:04:00)

Meet Dave, your Christian `Dyno­Rod`

But don't expect him to unblock the Holy Land sewer

(LONDON) - David Cameron Over the Easter holidays the UK's prime minister, David Cameron, was on his knees “doing God” in the run­up to European elections. And he sparked a great commotion in the media by claiming Britain is "a Christian country".

Cameron wrote in the Church Times: "I believe we should be more confident about our status as a Christian country.... more evangelical about a faith that compels us to get out there and make a difference to people's lives.”

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Salem-News.com (Apr-22-2014 13:18:00)

Russia`s Actions In Ukraine Threaten Dangerous Instability And Indicate U.S. Retreating from its Leadership Role

Often, we learn the wrong lessons from history

(WASHINGTON DC) - Ukraine war Russian President Vladimir Putin is seriously challenging the post-Cold War international order. Will one nation be permitted to use force to annex the territory of another country---or will it be prevented from doing so?

Thus far, the world's response----and that of our own country, the self-proclaimed leader of the free world----is ambiguous. At this point, aggression appears to have succeeded, with no response other than a rhetorical one.

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