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Salem-News.com (June 29,2015 13:10)

As Fire Season Moves Forward, Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve Issues Public Use Restrictions

Prevent forest and wild fire!

(CAVE JUNCTION, Ore.) -Cave JunctionThe risk of wildfire is increasing across southwestern Oregon, due largely to the ongoing, persistent drought conditions, a lack of snowpack, and the unseasonably dry state of fuels such as grasses and small woody debris.

Effective 12:01 a.m. on July 1, 2015, There are NO campfires allowed in the Monument or Preserve.

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Salem-News.com (June 29,2015 11:38)

Obama Administration Removes Crucial Barrier to Marijuana Research

Big Win for Marijuana Reform Advocates but More Has to Be Done

(WASHINGTON, DC) -Ole Miss marijuanaIn a long-sought move anticipated by many marijuana reform advocates, the White House announced last week that it was removing a major obstacle to marijuana research – the Public Health Service (PHS) Review.

“This announcement shows that the White House is ready to move away from the war on medical marijuana, and enable the performance of legitimate and necessary research,” said Bill Piper, of Drug Policy Alliance.

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Salem-News.com (June 11,2015 23:53)

Oregon Legislature Votes to Ban the Box on Job Applications

HB 3025 will help remove barriers to employment for people with past convictions and arrests

(SALEM, Ore.) -ban the box campaignThe Oregon Senate today passed HB 3025 by a vote of 21 to 8. The legislation will prohibit employers from including questions about applicants’ criminal history on job applications. HB 3025 now heads to the House for a concurrent vote and then to Governor Kate Brown for her signature.

"As Oregonians, we believe that anyone who makes a mistake and learns from it deserves a second chance," said Tom Chamberlain, President of Oregon AFL-CIO and member of Fair Chance For All.

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Salem-News.com (June 11,2015 17:14)

Marijuana Victory in the Senate

This isn't over....until Prohibition of Marijuana/Cannabis is ended, once and for all.

(WASHINGTON, DC) -Senator MikulskiLast week the U.S. House sent a resounding message to the DEA and DOJ to stop interfering with state medical marijuana laws.

Today, the U.S. Senate echoed that message. The Senate Appropriations Committee voted to protect state medical marijuana laws 21-9, passing an amendment from Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD)

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Salem-News.com (June 10,2015 00:38)

Crohn`s Disease Patient Shona Banda Speaks Out As Charges Loom

Shona's plight has drawn the attention of The Washington Post and a wide range of mainstream media outlets including ABC’s The View.

(GARDEN CITY, KS) -Shona BandaA press conference has been scheduled for June 15th regarding the case against Crohn’s disease patient Shona Banda. Five criminal charges are in the process of being filed against Banda as a result of the well publicized raid by Garden City Police in April.

Shona plans to voluntarily surrender herself to the authorities at the press conference. She is humbly requesting all supporters be there.

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Salem-News.com (June 03,2015 09:25)

Few Fast Facts about Playing Live Blackjack

In order to be an informed player (and not lose your shirt!) it's important to know the basics.

(SALEM, Ore.) -blackjackBlackjack or twenty-one is the most popularly played casino games worldwide. People play this game more than any other casino and gambling game. In addition to the field based casino, the online version of this game has created a huge fan following.

Now, a few reputed casino operators have started an innovative and a far more enjoying concept of this game - a live blackjack game with real dealers.

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Salem-News.com (May 16,2015 21:21)

CALL TO ACTION: Stop Ginny Burdick from Trampling Oregon`s Patients, Voters and Democratic Process

Maintaining the importance of PATIENTS RIGHTS is mandatory for Oregonians.

(SALEM, Ore.) -Oregon State CapitolWhile it is rather unbelievable and infuriating that a handful of Democrats would team up with Republicans to go against the will of the voters and harm sick and disabled patients, we must remain vigilant in doing all that we can to protect our most vulnerable citizens and our vote.

After patients and advocates rose up to defeat Senate Bill 844 in the Joint Committee on Implementing Measure 91, Senate President Peter Courtney took the rather extraordinary measure of creating a Senate-only M91 Committee.

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Salem-News.com (April 30,2015 23:11)

16th Annual Global Cannabis March & Rally Saturday in Portland

Representative Lew Frederick To Give Keynote Speech

(PORTLAND, Ore.) -Anna DiazOn Saturday, May 2, nearly 300 cities worldwide, including Portland, will participate in the 16th annual Global Cannabis March. Portland participants will gather in Pioneer Courthouse Square for a rally that begins at 11:00am, with a scheduled cannabis freedom march beginning at 4pm through downtown Portland, accompanied by a police escort.

Musicians Mack & Dub and the Smokin' Section, The Sindicate, Mad Dabber, Bad Habitat and Pass Margo have joined the lineup for the rally as well as many guest speakers and non-profit organization booths.

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Salem-News.com (April 30,2015 16:10)

Cyber Threats & Hacking Are A Concern For US Companies

Many companies are naive regarding sophisticated hacking.

(SALEM, Ore.) -Salem-News.comCorporate cyber crime has become a commonplace in the US business industry. Last year saw a deluge of hacking attacks at banks, insurance companies and retailers.

According to one estimate, the attack at Sony Pictures forced a major company to abandon an $80 million dollar project, and ended up costing Sony around $150 million - $300 million.

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