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Salem-News.com (February 25,2015 22:00)

Dr. Phil Leveque, WWII Hero & Cannabis Warrior Turns 92

Standing up for others has always been something "Doc" does best.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) -Dr Leveque & Bonnie King“I have been studying the medical use of marijuana since 1950 and I am very proud of the fact that I essentially introduced medical marijuana to the state of Oregon,” said Dr. Phil Leveque.

Now, with so many proactive changes going on throughout the United States in regard to rational marijuana laws, Dr. Leveque says he feels like people are finally catching up.

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Salem-News.com (February 24,2015 06:49)

Marijuana Legalization Takes Effect in Alaska TODAY

Law Enforcement Anticipates Public Safety Improvements

(ALASKA) -marijuanaLast November, Alaska’s Ballot Measure 2, a law to legalize and regulate marijuana for adults, passed with 52% of the vote.

When the measure takes effect today, people age 21 and older will legally be able to possess up to one ounce of marijuana and cultivate no more than six plants at home. Colorado, Oregon and Washington have also legalized marijuana, and medical marijuana is permitted in 23 states and Washington D.C.

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Salem-News.com (February 23,2015 21:49)

Flow Beehive Crowdfunding Beats Goal By 3,000%

Too good to be true? Flow Hive invention delivers honey on tap directly from the hive.

(SALEM, Ore.) -Flow HiveFor the first time ever, there may be an easier way to extract honey from the hive. A father-son team, Stuart and Cedar Anderson, from Australia has been perfecting their idea for ten years, and it's been in use in experimental bee yards for three years. They began a Crowdfunding campaign yesterday, asking for $70,000.

In ONE day, they raised $2,155,661 USD, which is 3,080% of their goal, with 41 days left (campaign closes April 5).

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Salem-News.com (February 18,2015 13:57)

Local FASTSIGNS Named One of the Top Centers in the Country

Signage company is well known for its top-notch quality and service.

(SALEM, Ore.) -fastsignsThe locally owned and operated business received the Pinnacle Club Award, which is given to the centers ranked 26 to 125 in the U.S. and Canada for sales volume from the previous year.

“This award commemorates all of the hard work and excellent service our team at FASTSIGNS of Salem provides every day,” said owner Mark Smith.

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Salem-News.com (February 16,2015 20:08)

Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Announce Bill Introduced in House of Representatives

"Agent Orange is persistent over time at a high toxicity rate, and it was capable of contaminating individuals who handled equipment that had been exposed." ~Institute of Medicine

(WASHINGTON, DC) -Blue Water Navy Vietnam VeteransNew York Congressman Chris Gibson (NY) reintroduced our bill in the House of Representatives on Friday, Feb 13th, along with 130 original House sponsors. Co-sponsors are continuing to be added to that overwhelming bipartisan support.

On the Senate side, we have Sen. Gillibrand (NY) ready to introduce an identical Senate legislation. However, she is waiting for a Republican Senator to step out with her so there will be an initial bipartisan support.

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Salem-News.com (February 10,2015 14:07)

Hazard Tree Removal to Cause Delays on Hwy 18 in Van Duzer State Scenic Corridor

This effects milepost 8.5 to milepost 19, Grand Ronde to the coast.

(GRAND RONDE, Ore.) -VanDuzer corridorTravelers may experience delays on a 10-mile stretch of Highway 18 in the H.B. Van Duzer State Scenic Corridor while crews remove unhealthy trees. ODOT will be working under an agreement with Oregon Parks and Recreation Department on the three-day project, set for Feb. 24-26, weather permitting.

The tree removal will occur during daylight hours, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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Salem-News.com (February 10,2015 12:51)

Brilliant Director-Producer-Truthteller Anthony Lawson Remembered

Salem-News.com is sad to share this news of Anthony's passing, the 8th of January, 2015 in Phuket, Thailand, at the age of 79.

(SALEM, Ore.) -Anthony LawsonAnthony Lawson was an international prize-winning commercial director, cameraman, ad-agency creative director and voice over talent. He used to be known for shooting humorous commercials, but as he learned more about the world and why things are the way they are, he found less to laugh about, and instead found his passion about sharing the truth.

He spent his final years using his vast experience to shed light on the events of 9/11 and the terrible world events that have since followed.

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Salem-News.com (February 09,2015 16:49)

17,000 Customers in Lebanon Area Restored

Power On!

(LEBANON, Ore.) -power restoredAs of 3:45 pm, power has been restored to approximately 17,000 customers in the Lebanon area after 60-mile-per-hour winds and heavy rains caused 12 power poles to come down along Highway 34 starting at 10 am.

Now about 1,500 customers remain without power as we bring back service circuit by circuit to avoid unbalancing the system. This will take an hour or so.

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Salem-News.com (February 09,2015 14:04)

OR 34 near Lebanon Restricted for Two Days (UPDATE)

Travelers should anticipate delays and increased congestion during peak travel times.

(LEBANON, Ore.) -downed power linesOR 34 (Corvallis-Lebanon Hwy.) will remain restricted to a single lane of travel in each direction approximately one mile west of Lebanon (MP15.7) for the next two days and possibly longer.

A dozen power poles and multiple power lines fell into the eastbound lanes of the highway after strong winds earlier today.

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