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UPDATE: Shooter is Dead after Killing 10, Wounding 7 at Umpqua Community College


(SALEM, Ore.) - Umpqua CC A 911 call came into the Douglas County emergency services at 10:38 a.m. alerting authorities of an active shooter at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg.

13 are confirmed dead by the State Attorney General Rosenblum, and there are 20 wounded, many critically.

"There's no more threat," the Sheriff told KOIN 6.
It appears, at this time, there was one shooter. The shooter is among the dead.

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MARIJUANA FOR SALE! Legal Pot for Oregon Adults

No longer do marijuana consumers have to hide their preference for pot.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Sweet Irish Kush marijuana Pot enthusiasts in Oregon are especially happy today. Recreational cannabis sales begin as of now.

Oregon voters passed Measure 91 last November by a wide margin, and their voices have been heard. The Legislature gave Oregon medical marijuana dispensaries permission to sell to the non-medical market until retail stores are set up, and those sales begin today.

Read Full Article (Sep-11-2015 01:45)

Oregon Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Prepare for Early Retail Sales

Marijuana goes on sale in just a few short weeks... here's what you need to know

(SALEM, Ore.) - girl scout cookies marijuana Effective October 1, 2015 registered medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon will be able to sell limited marijuana products to adults 21 years or older. "Early sales" of recreational marijuana includes seeds, dried leaves and flowers, and immature marijuana plants.

There are 345 approved medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon, however, not all of them will have recreational "early sales" available.

Read Full Article (Sep-04-2015 03:17)

Canna Medicine Medical Marijuana Dispensary is OPEN for Business

Canna Medicine is the biggest dispensary in Salem and, according to the State inspector, may be the second largest in Oregon.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Crystal Young After four long months of building rehab, demolition and renovations, all the hard work is paying off. Canna Medicine is open for business, with all official permits and certifications properly – and proudly- displayed.

“We are beside ourselves, so happy to be open!” said Crystal Young, PRF (Person Responsible for Facility).

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Salem City Council Approves Early Pot Sales for 21+

The Oregon Legislature gave each city the chance to legally opt out of recreational marijuana sales

(SALEM, Ore.) - marijuana leaf There’s excitement in the air! Salem has joined the cities in Oregon that have gone with the State’s voters, and will allow recreational marijuana sales.

At 6:30 pm Monday, a large crowd made their way into the Salem city council chambers. There was a lot of wariness in regard to this meeting, with business owners and concerned citizens anxious to know what Salem politicians would decide.

Read Full Article (Aug-29-2015 02:50)

The First-Ever Salem Hempfest at Riverfront Park

Grab your friends and come on downtown to learn a lot about Hemp. (No smoking allowed)

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem hempfest The Salem Hempfest is finally fully budded and ready to harvest. That’s right... it is time to come together in Oregon’s capital city and share information about the plant that brings fuel, food and fiber to the world: hemp.

The big event starts Saturday at 11 am and will go through 11 pm, centered in Riverfront Park’s "Hot Boxin" Amphitheater. There will be 25 Bands/DJ's, multiple speakers, vendors, a beer garden, and food booths. Admission is free and it is open to all ages.

Read Full Article (Aug-25-2015 01:08)

Well-Known Northwest Motorcyclist Irish McKinney Killed in Accident

McKinney was a generous soul, known for helping others.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Irish and Marjorie McKinney Longtime community advocate 56-year old Irish McKinney was killed in a tragic motorcycle accident near Needles, California on Monday, Aug. 17.

Irish was well-known to the White Center/Burien-area as both an avid Harley rider as well as a tireless fundraiser for the needy, raising over $26,000 for the White Center Food Bank in the last few years, including $15,000 last year, according to Sean Robinson. “That was his passion people...helping...and the motorcycle community,” Sean told The B-Town Blog.

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Freedom of Speech is nothing without the opportunity to be heard.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Bonnie King, Paul Stanford A gentle late summer reminder that gets by largely thanks to the generosity of its readers. In other words, your contributions truly matter! They ensure that we can continue to bring you voices, analysis and eye-witness reporting you’re unlikely to find elsewhere. brings voices from outside the typical reporting arena, and exposes the truth from beneath, and within.

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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 Casey Jacque 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.

Read Full Article (Jul-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 Festival There'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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Bonnie King`s career is unique, she is one of the few media professionals who has extensive time in four relevant areas; radio, television, newspaper and Internet. She has been with since August 2004.

Her television career began in 1988, at Lincoln City, Oregon`s cable TV station, TV 10, in dual roles as News Anchor and Sales/Promotion Director. This was a natural evolution of her journalistic aspirations, since she was first "bit by the bug" while serving as Editor in Chief of her high school yearbook for two years. She graduated from Bassist College in Portland, Oregon in 1986.

Bonnie has interviewed legends like Aaron Spelling, Hugh Miles and Peter Frampton; Nadia Komenich, the feisty Judge Mills Lane, and the stars from CHARMED, FELICITY, ROSWELL, 7TH HEAVEN and BUFFY the VAMPIRE SLAYER. She has interviewed Oregon`s governors and congressmen, and she was part of the award-winning NBC news crew that first spoke to Evander Holyfield the night of the notorious Tyson ear-biting incident.

Her first full length documentary, `Fallen Fortress at Cape Lookout` aired on Oregon Public Broadcasting in 1993, for which she was the Producer. She is presently working on two Oregon based historical documentaries, and is an integral force in civil and human rights causes.

Bonnie has served in a number of positions in the broadcast industry; TV Production Manager at KVWB (Las Vegas WB) and Producer/Director for the TV series "Hot Wheels in Las Vegas" (2 seasons); TV Promotion Director for KYMA (NBC), and KFBT (Ind.); Asst. Marketing Director (SUPERSHOPPER MAGAZINE); Director/Co-Host (Coast Entertainment Show); Promotion Director (KBCH/KCRF Radio); and, Newspapers In Education/Circulation Sales Manager (STATESMAN JOURNAL NEWSPAPER).

Bonnie has a depth of understanding that reaches further than just behind the scenes, and that thoroughness of her nature is demonstrated in the perseverance to correctly present each story with the wit and wisdom necessary to compel and captivate viewers.

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