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Salem-News.com (July 27,2015 22:31)

Cannabis Creative Conference in Oregon Brings Businesses Together for Budding Opportunities

National trade show will help businesses, entrepreneurs and professionals profit in the growing, legal marijuana industry

(PORTLAND, Ore.) -cannabisThe United States economy is experiencing a revolution through the legalization of cannabis, both for medicinal and recreational use.

Washington State alone is selling $1.2 million in legal cannabis daily according to the Liquor Control Board, and the revenue promises to grow — not just from plant sales, but also for supporting businesses.

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Salem-News.com (July 24,2015 15:35)

FBI Launches Campaign Against Economic Espionage

As part of a nationwide campaign to raise awareness of the growing economic espionage threat, the FBI has released a short video, "The Company Man: Protecting America’s Secrets", based on an actual case.

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) -FBI contactIndustries in the United States spend more on research and development than any other country in the world. The amount of effort and resources put into developing a unique product or process that can provide an edge in the business world is not unsubstantial.

But what happens if someone comes in and steals that edge—a company’s trade secrets—for the benefit of a foreign country?

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Salem-News.com (July 24,2015 15:02)

Bat Found in Marion County Tests Positive for Rabies

Be suspicious of bats that approach people. See VIDEO below.

(SALEM, Ore.) -bat researchMarion County health officials are reporting that a bat found inside a home tested positive for rabies on Tuesday, July 20, 2015. The test was conducted by the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory.

This is the fifth bat in Oregon to test positive for rabies in 2015, and the first in Marion County. Last year, eleven bats and three foxes tested positive for rabies throughout Oregon, but none in Marion County. The last time a bat found in Marion County tested positive for rabies was June 2012.

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Salem-News.com (July 22,2015 14:25)

Nuclear Agreement with Iran is Good for the U.S.

What was really at stake in these negotiations was international trade and U.S. prestige.

(SAN FRANCISCO) -Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Barack ObamaOn July 14th, the U.S., China, France, Germany, Great Britain, and Russia reached an agreement with Iran to "to limit Tehran’s nuclear ability in return for lifting international oil and financial sanctions."

In reality, the negotiations were less about curbing nuclear proliferation and more about international trade and U.S. prestige. On balance, this Iran nuclear agreement is realistic, pragmatic and, on balance, good for the U.S.

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Salem-News.com (July 21,2015 21:56)

Merkley Statement on Failed Transportation Vote

Oregon's Senator explains why the "NO" vote was necessary.

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) -Senator Jeff MerkleyOregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley released the following statement after he and a bipartisan majority of Senators voted against an attempt to bring a 1,000 page transportation bill to the floor less than an hour after it had been released:

"After months of stalling on putting forward a solution to a looming transportation crisis, it’s unacceptable to suddenly force a vote on 1,000 page legislation with no time for Senators to read the bill..."

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Salem-News.com (July 20,2015 19:44)

To: Canada -- Should Lynn R. Webster, MD be serving on your prescription opioid advisory panel?

Lynn R. Webster, MD is banned from prescribing painkillers and from working at any pain clinic in the U.S.

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) -Dr. Lynn WebsterAn organization in Canada called "Get Prescription Drugs Off the Street" aka GPDOTS.com (website www.GPDOTS.com) headed by Amy Graves recently wrote a letter to the Canadian Minister of Health. A copy of their letter is a part of this article.

GPDOTS has justifiable concern as they reference "Pharmaceutical marketing and their conflicts of interest in Canada."

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Salem-News.com (July 19,2015 21:59)

Newberg City Manager Put on Leave After She Put Police Chief on Leave

Serious questions are swarming after the manager put the Chief of Police on leave without notice.

(NEWBERG, Ore.) -Betz CaseyJacque Betz is the City Manager for Newberg, Oregon, a town of less than 25,000 people situated about 30 miles south of Portland.

For reasons unknown, Ms. Betz placed Chief of Police, Brian Casey, on paid administrative leave last week. Casey's gun, badge and identification were taken from him and he was banned from city property.

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Salem-News.com (July 14,2015 13:40)

Oregon`s Unemployment Rate Rises in June, Job Growth Continues

Three out of every five Oregonians, 16 years and over, are working or looking for work...the lowest participation rate since comparable records began in 1976.

(SALEM, Ore.) -arrow upOregon's unemployment rate was 5.5 percent in June, a slight increase from May's rate of 5.3 percent.

The increase was not a surprise because one characteristic of Oregon's labor market following the Great Recession has been small increases in the unemployment rate during the summer months.

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Salem-News.com (July 09,2015 15:20)

710 Festival Bursts Its Seams and Moves to Keizer

July 10 (710) is a fairly new "holiday" for pro-cannabis supporters.

(SALEM, Ore.) -710 FestivalThere's a hot cannabis event hitting the Willamette Valley this Friday. The event had its launch a year ago in a field in Turner, Oregon, and the response has grown so fast that it has been relocated to Keizer, Oregon, at the PGN Lodge.

The "710" festival is scheduled to begin Friday July 10th at 10:00 am, running through 11pm at PGN Lodge (patient growers network) located on 4090 cherry Ave. NE, Keizer, Oregon.

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