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Salem-News.com (Jun-08-2018 11:06:00)

Gas Stations and Your Wallet

Masters of the impulse and convenience

(SALEM, Ore.) - gas station Recently in Oregon news, BP gas stations were forced to pay a hefty price for up-charging debit card users a $.35 service fee for each of their gas transactions.

A $409 million dollar verdict was reached for a cluster of ARCO stations that were charging the fee and did not properly advertise to their customers.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-08-2018 09:44:00)

Surcharges Stealing the Show

Fuel prices are blamed for huge leaps in surcharges

(SALEM, Ore.) - UPS truck It is a song by the Rolling Stones, but it could easily pass as a conversation between any e-commerce business and that nasty 10-letter word.

If you start me up,
If you start me up I’ll never stop.

Business owner:
I’ve been running hot,
You got me just about to blow my top...

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Salem-News.com (Jun-07-2018 00:23:00)

Murder of Michael Francke: Focus of Film and Fundraiser for Englewood Forest Festival

Many insiders believe the man convicted in the murder, Frank Gable, was a patsy.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Frank Gable The Englewood Forest Festival, a summer arts festival at Englewood Park in Salem, Oregon is presenting “Without Evidence”, a film about the murder that occurred near the park in January of 1989.

The location was in the neighborhood at the Dome Building – office of the Department of Corrections, 7 blocks away from the park, and the victim was Michael Francke, the Director of the Oregon Dept. of Corrections.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-06-2018 12:17:00)

Oregon`s Capitol City Issues Another Toxic Water Advisory

As was true last week, the school district will not make bottled water available to kids in school ages 6-18.

(SALEM, Ore.) - bottled water The water "advisory" is back on for Salem and areas around Salem.

Results from water quality samples received Wednesday morning (June 6, 2018) indicate that cyanotoxins are present in the City of Salem’s water distribution system at levels that exceed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines for children and vulnerable populations.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-05-2018 02:14:00)

Bend Firefighter Killed in Motorcycle Crash with Bear

Tragedy is a reminder of unforeseen risks on the road.

(WARM SPRINGS, Ore.) - Rhett Larsen 39-year old Rhett Larsen, an off-duty firefighter from Bend, was riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle eastbound when a large bear ran into his path on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation. He was unable to avoid the bear and struck the animal in the eastbound lane.

Larsen was thrown from his motorcycle and then was struck by a westbound Ford SUV pulling a utility trailer driven by 57-year old Margaret Sweo, from Oregon City. Sweo's vehicle traveled off the roadway and rolled onto its side.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-05-2018 01:22:00)

5 Secrets for Making Your Cleaning Business a Success

It's hard work, but the rewards are worth the effort.

(SALEM, Ore.) - mopping floor While you want to keep your home clean, some jobs are just too difficult. That's when you call in the professionals. Professional cleaning businesses can accomplish more in a short time than you might get to in months. Great news!

But, what if you want to start up your own cleaning business? Now things can get a little sticky. How many cleaning businesses exist in your area? Are they all succeeding? Definitely, not!

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Salem-News.com (Jun-04-2018 21:09:00)

As Oregon Job Rate Slows, How Can You Stand Out as an Applicant?

Networking is the lifeblood of landing a job in the 21st century.

(SALEM, Ore.) - job application The Oregon unemployment rate continues to hover around 4.1 percent, which is aligned with the national average. The only problem is that the unemployment rate hasn’t budged in nearly a year and a half. It is a record-setting situation, the lowest consecutive slump in over 40 years.

What does this stagnant job economy mean for Oregonians? Potentially fewerjobs with increased job competition among the state’s job hunters. This may make your job search more challenging.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-01-2018 01:16:00)

West Bank Israeli Settlements

On May 30, 2018, Gaza’s Hamas leaders agreed to a cease-fire with Israel.

(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) - Gaza bombed by Israel On May 25, 2018, Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said he would seek approval to fast-track construction of 2,500 new West Bank settlement homes in 2018. Besides the 2,500, he said he will advance another 1,400 units that are in preliminary stages.

There are already 121 Israeli settlements and approximately 102 Israeli outposts built illegally on Palestinian land occupied militarily by Israel since 1967 (West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights).

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Salem-News.com (May-31-2018 21:33:00)

Oregon Governor Brown Joins Growing Opposition to Trump`s Domestic Gag Rule

"We stand with women and men in our states by rejecting this Administration’s efforts to interfere in the doctor-patient relationship..."

(SALEM, Ore.) - Gag rule Oregon Governor Kate Brown joined 13 other governors across the country in sending a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar opposing the Trump-Pence administration’s domestic gag rule, which would make it illegal for healthcare providers to refer for abortion and impose new restrictions intended to block patients from Planned Parenthood health centers for birth control.

They join the 73 percent of Americans, 200 members of Congress and 110 public health organizations who already oppose the rule.

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Salem-News.com (May-31-2018 20:50:00)

Vernonia Woman Wins Big in Oregon Lottery

“It’s life-changing money for me,” said the winner.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Lottery winner It’s normal for an Oregon Lottery retailer from Vernonia to sell a customer from Vernonia a ticket. What’s not normal is when that ticket is worth $100,000.

24-year old Ashley Smith was picking up groceries at the R&S Market, she saw Oregon Lottery Scratch-its and decided to pick one up. And $100,000 later, she’s glad she did.

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