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Salem-News.com (December 08,2017 17:37)

Lynn R. Webster, MD Sets Standard for DEA Investigations

Following the trail of the prescription opioid epidemic and the DEA's efforts to expose the purveyors.

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) -Forest TennantIn 2013, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) launched an investigation of then-president-elect of the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) Lynn R. Webster, MD, related to overdose deaths at Webster’s Lifetree Pain Clinic in Salt Lake City.

It was alleged there were up to 100 deaths at Webster's clinic which was raided by the DEA.

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Salem-News.com (December 08,2017 17:15)

Trying to Find a Great Car Insurance Policy? Consider These 4 Tips For Success

A few minutes will get you the best coverage on the market without having to pay too much for it.

(SALEM, Ore.) -car insuranceDriving a car is something you probably do on a daily basis. Having a comprehensive insurance policy is something you need to view as a priority.

The right car insurance policy will allow you to stay protected while behind the wheel. Neglecting to focus on the Oregon insurance research you need to do to find the right policy will lead to a variety of problems.

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Salem-News.com (December 02,2017 20:15)

Senate Passes GOP Tax Bill

...another shameful event in a long list of shameful events...

(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) -Cartoon by Dave GralundOn December 1, 2017, the U.S. Senate passed the GOP tax bill. Now that this irresponsible GOP tax bill -- with massive tax cuts for Trump and his wealthy friends and large corporations -- will now likely become law, ordinarily I would expect voters to punish those who voted for this shameful bill at the midterms and beyond.

However, the Republicans will tout it as a "reform" bill.

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Salem-News.com (November 29,2017 10:08)

Matt Lauer Fired from NBC for Inappropriate Sexual Behavior

NBC News Chairman Andy Lack released a statement Wednesday morning about the firing of NBC's anchor Matt Lauer.

(N.Y., N.Y.) -Matt Lauer firedOn Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer. It represented, after serious review, a clear violation of our company's standards.

As a result, we've decided to terminate his employment.

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Salem-News.com (November 27,2017 15:15)

Fentanyl Overdose Death Investigation in Wisconsin Leads to Portland Arrest

Selling & buying illegal drugs on the Dark Net is a bad choice.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) -Joseph R. CarusoIn Oregon, 80 people have died in accidental overdoses from synthetic opioids since 2014, and the deaths are increasing according to the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office.

This is the third major case this year that the HIDTA Interdiction Taskforce has worked with ties to the Dark Net, Fentanyl and overdose deaths. Officials want to warn the public that Fentanyl and other opioid analogs are extremely potent and have caused accidental overdose deaths in Portland and around the state.

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Salem-News.com (November 21,2017 20:19)

Hanford Nuclear Cleanup Board Meeting in The Dalles

The production of plutonium at Hanford ended in 1989

(SALEM, Ore.) -atomic bomb testFor the last 25 years, Hanford has been the site of the world’s largest environmental cleanup program, the result of wastes created during the production of plutonium for America’s nuclear weapons program. Cleanup will continue for at least the next several decades.

The Oregon Hanford Cleanup Board will meet November 27-28 at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, in The Dalles.

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Salem-News.com (November 20,2017 18:58)

Salem Health Responds to Opioid Epidemic

Salem Health Responds to Opioid Epidemic

(SALEM, Ore.) -drug addictionEverywhere you turn, this trend has been in the news. But this news isn’t fake. Statistics in Oregon alone back up the claim:

“In 2014, enough opioids were prescribed in Oregon for nearly every person in the state to have a bottle.” — Oregon Assistant Attorney General David Hart.

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Salem-News.com (November 20,2017 14:05)

Voodoo Economics is Back

On November 16, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a tax overhaul bill.

(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) -House RepublicansThe U.S. Senate has their own bill. The Senate Finance Committee approved a $1.5 trillion tax overhaul proposal after four days of markup. The vote was 14-12, along party lines.

Earlier, Senate Republicans added a controversial provision to the bill, repealing the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate, to help raise revenues for tax cuts, which would result in 13 million fewer Americans being covered by health insurance.

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Salem-News.com (November 15,2017 16:12)

Merkley Statement on the Resignation of CFPB Director Richard Cordray

Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley previously served as the top Democrat on the Senate Banking Committee’s Financial Institutions and Consumer Protections Subcommittee

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) -Richard Cordray"I thank Richard for excellent leadership in standing up for the agency in the face of relentless opposition by Republicans in Congress.

"Now the president must appoint a successor who will make sure that our financial system strengthens American families, rather than stripping them of their hard-earned wealth."

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