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Salem-News.com (February 11, 2016 17:34)

The Crisis of High Suicide Rates in Jordan: Who is Responsible?

21% of suicides in Jordan were due to unemployment

(SALEM, Ore.) - Jordan suicidesA few days after a young man tried to set fire on himself in the northern Hashemi region, the crisis of the high rates of suicide came to back to the forefront.

A security source explained that the young man threatened to set himself on fire while he was inside his house, but later was dissuaded from committing suicide.

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Salem-News.com (February 11, 2016 18:15)

Qatari Emir's Support for ISIS Pushes Him to Topple Ministers

Doha claims that reshuffling the cabinet was an effort to cut costs, as a result of the sharp decline in oil prices.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Qatari flagA Ukrainian hackers group called "Cyber Berkut" revealed a Qatari -Ukrainian secret arms deal including land to air missiles in support for the ISIS terrorist group.

Ahmed Tahiri, the Egyptian prominent journalist, said that the hackers group obtained secret documents from the former Qatari Defence Minister's negotiations with his Ukrainian counterpart...

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Salem-News.com (February 08, 2016 02:03)

Oregon Cannabis Lobby Day & Rally at the Capitol 2016

Those who cannot attend are encouraged to call or write their representative and stand your ground for OMMP!

(SALEM, Ore.) - cannabis lobby dayCampaign for the Restoration and Regulation of Hemp (CRRH), along with several other cannabis organizations, will be participating in Cannabis Lobby Day at the Oregon State Capitol on Monday, February 8, 2016. A press conference is scheduled for 12 noon.

The free speech event will feature speakers, music and vendors until 5pm.

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Salem-News.com (February 08, 2016 00:30)

Ashraf Rifi Contact Arrested in Lebanon Terrorist Acts

Ebrahim Maghsood, arrested in a terrorism investigation, is alleged to be an agent of Ashraf Rifi.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Ashraf RifiLebanese military intelligence officials recently arrested a man over alleged involvement in terrorist attacks, and they say the man, Ebrahim Maghsood, is in contact with Ashraf Rifi, the general director of the Lebanese Internal Security Forces from 2005 to 2013.

The Panorama Asharq Al-Awsat (aawsat.com) news agency reported that Maghsood is from a village near Danina. Maghsood was arrested by military intelligence at his home where weapons and explosives were also reportedly seized.

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Salem-News.com (February 08, 2016 00:50)

Turkish Intelligence Service Supports ISIS in Information and Operations

According to reports, this group is responsible for transferring wounded ISIS forces to Turkey and also for collecting information.

(SALEM, Ore.) - The Syrian intelligence service recently released documents showing Turkish intelligence service MIT, hired people in Syria to gather information and provide intelligence and operational support to ISIS.

According the news agency Syria al-Hadath, newly discovered documents belonging to the Turkish intelligence service in Gaziantep province, show that a Syrian man named Abdullah Hassan al-Sayed, is the main Turkish interface in the Syrian province of Hasaka.

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Salem-News.com (February 08, 2016 00:35)

Israel and Saudi Arabia Build Dams in Sudan

Wahhabi and Zionist governments undertake huge construction project.

(SALEM, Ore.) - dam in SudanIsrael and Saudi Arabia have announced large-scale investment programs in dam construction and power generation to attract Sudan's attention and expand their influence in this country.

According to the news site Nile Net Online, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and Malik Salman, the Saudi King, have decided to cooperate to invest 7.1 billion riyals of Saudi money in a joint dam construction project to produce electrical energy in Sudan.

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Salem-News.com (February 08, 2016 19:14)

Fallen Officers to be Honored by Oregon House

Three fallen law enforcement officers will be honored on the Oregon House Floor on Tuesday, February 9 at 10:30am.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon State CapitolPrior to the reading of these HCRs, Washington County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard will post the colors. Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Chaplain Mike Vermace will offer the invocation.

HCR204 honors fallen Washington County Deputy Robert Talburt. Deputy Robert Talburt joined the Washington County Sheriff's Office in 1977. He was a member of the dive team and a mentor to young explorer scouts...

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Salem-News.com (February 05, 2016 14:16)

Salem Police Responded to Serious Hit & Run Accident

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call (503)588-6171.

(SALEM, Ore.) - hit and runJust after 10:00 p.m. Thursday, the Salem Police Department responded to a serious hit and run accident at Portland Rd NE and Hyacinth St.

According to witnesses, a black 2007 Chrysler 300 was southbound on Portland Rd. when a silver 2000 BMW northbound on Portland Rd. turned left into the path of the Chrysler, causing a t-bone accident.

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Salem-News.com (February 07, 2016 23:07)

Seaside Police Sergeant and Suspect Die After Gunfire

The suspect reportedly was shot by a taser and responded by shooting the officer with a gun.

(SEASIDE, Ore.) - Seaside Sergeant Jason M. Goodding Authorities say Phillip Ferry was walking down Broadway and was known by the officers to have a warrant for his arrest. Sergeant Goodding and the other officer attempted to place Mr. Ferry under arrest for the felony assault warrant.

Mr. Ferry reportedly resisted arrest and the other officer deployed less lethal force (taser). Ferry then fired a shot and struck Sergeant Goodding. The other Seaside police officer returned fire and shot Ferry.

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Salem-News.com (February 02, 2016 22:33)

Oregon Medical Marijuana Program at Risk with Over-Regulation

“The Oregon Health Authority is proposing to destroy the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program by over-regulation that will make criminals out of thousands of patients and the growers who provide for them." - John Sajo

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon CapitolWere Oregon voters boondoggled when they “legalized” marijuana? Some say "Yes". But not by those that brought it forward; no... it was a political move, well played. Three times within the text, it was said that Measure 91 would "retain current medical marijuana laws". Three times. It passed by a 12-point margin by Oregon voters.

Then, the Legislature apparently was overcome by the impression that the (adult and most likely literate) voters did not understand marijuana and they decided to implement changes, for the benefit of said naive adults.

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Salem-News.com (February 03, 2016 15:39)

Statement by the President on the Signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary

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(WASHINGTON D.C.) - white housePRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: For more than five years, a group of 12 countries have negotiated a forward-looking trade deal that sets new, high standards for trade and investment in one of the world’s fastest growing and most important regions.

Today, these countries signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership – a new type of trade deal that puts American workers first.

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Salem-News.com (February 05, 2016 13:41)

Release Outlines Response to Questions Regarding the Oregon Office of Sheriff

Oregon State Sheriffs' explain the methodology behind recent events.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon Sheriff BuckleThere is a process for changing the laws of our great nation and for amending our Constitution, and that process does not involve the armed takeover of government facilities and disruption of an entire community.

We fully support the expression of political opinions, and advocating for change within the legal system -- that is what sets our country apart from developing countries where the government is changed by an armed takeover.

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Salem-News.com (February 01, 2016 13:39)

National Council of Clubs Responds to Denver Motorcycle Expo Shooting

Eight patients were admitted into Denver Health, one died, three were in critical condition on Saturday afternoon after a verbal argument led to gunfire.

(DENVER, Colo.) - Biker shootingCouncil of Clubs attorney Wade Eldridge was present at the expo and in fact witnessed much of the confrontation. Mr. Eldridge says that he was present when he saw a crowd of Mongols and Iron Order, approximately a total of 20-30 individuals, gather inside the expo. According to Eldridge there was yelling and a verbal argument ensuing.

Mr. Eldridge then heard a gunshot. He saw an Iron Order member holding a handgun in his right hand with his right arm extended. According to Eldridge, he heard people shouting, “Put your gun away!”

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Salem-News.com (February 01, 2016 21:45)

Prescription Opioids and Heroin - Our Kids are Dying!

The talk is not working. The workshops are not working. The government task forces are not working. Education is not working. If it were, the numbers would be declining not going through the roof. Our kids are dying!

(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) - drug addictionIn the 14 years I have been writing about the prescription opioid crisis which has evolved into a heroin epidemic, my frustration level has elevated.

In July 2007, I testified in front of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee about OxyContin and the criminal conviction of Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin.

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Salem-News.com (January 31, 2016 21:28)

International Aid for Syrian Refugees in the Pocket of the Hashemites

The Jordanian opposition consider Majdi Al-Yassin –Rania Al-Yassin the Queen of Jordan’s brother– one of the heads of corruption as wealth amounted to be more than three billion dollars apart from the acquisition of lands...

(SALEM, Ore.) - Jordan Hashemite flagDr. Mudar Zahran the secretary general of the Jordanian Opposition Coalition, said in a letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations n reference to the corruption of the king of Jordan "that Jordanians suffer from Hashemite obnoxious occupation that not only imprisoned the liberals but defends the corrupt and looters of public money."

"The international aid paid by your country's taxpayers, go to The Queen Rania, her brother Majdi Al-Yassin and to her uncle Jamal al-Rasikh," Zahran warned.

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Salem-News.com (January 31, 2016 17:13)

Man Dies While Attempting to Chain-up near North Powder

A truck driver was hit by a sliding car while he was outside putting on chains.

(BAKER, Ore.) - traffic fatalOn January 31, 2016 at 8:30 AM a fatal crash occurred on I-84 Westbound near milepost (MP) 281 near North Powder.

The preliminary investigation indicated 50-year old Igor S. Nikolaychuk, from Vancouver, Washington was outside his semi-tractor/trailer in the process of chaining up near the left rear axle of the trailer.

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Salem-News.com (January 31, 2016 16:03)

SOSU Student Dies Swimming in Pacific Ocean

Whaleshead Beach State Park is in Curry County‏

(MEDFORD, Ore.) - Whaleshead Beach, OregonAn Ashland man died while swimming in the Pacific Ocean at Whaleshead Beach State Park located on Oregon's south coast.

On Saturday, January 30, 2016 at approximately 2:00 p.m. 23-year old Alexander Howell, from Ashland, was swimming in the Pacific Ocean about 75 yards from shore with a friend, 22-year old Alex Smith from Medford.

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Salem-News.com (February 08, 2016 01:04)

Increasing Numbers of Israeli Youth Escape Military Service

Interest in national service and Israel's violent wars of oppression have substantially reduced interest in serving in Israeli Defence Forces.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem-News.comPolls in Israel show that Israeli civilians have lost their enthusiasm to defend, join the army and participate in the war, in comparison to past decades. Statistics of military service desertion among the youth have had significant growth.

The Tel Aviv Times reports that the Israeli army General Staff personnel department said in a report that only half of Israelis who have reached legal age are sent to the military service.

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Salem-News.com (September 22, 2007 08:08)

Alcoholic Liver Cirrhosis Insidious Disease of Death

The subject comes painfully close to home for one reporter.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Ken KellyThis article is about alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver. Cirrhosis can be caused by other physiological problems and diseases, but alcoholic liver cirrhosis is a social issue that affects not only the person suffering, but also their family and friends.

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Salem-News.com (January 26, 2016 22:38)

Native American Church Files for Order for Return of Sacramental Marijuana

Press Conference is at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Portland Embassy Suites hotel

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - gavel marijuana cannabisOn December 17, officials from the U.S. Postal Service in Portland, Oregon seized marijuana being sent to a branch of the Oklevueha Native American Church. Church officials who say that cannabis is used as a sacrament and in healing rituals have filed suit in federal court.

"The federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act overrides the Controlled Substances Act and there was no basis for the seizure by the government," said Matthew Pappas, attorney for the church.

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Salem-News.com (January 31, 2016 20:51)

Is Israel Behind the Attacks in Paris?

Israel had warned France before that voting in favor of Palestine will have consequences in international forums.

(SALEM, Ore.) - A human rights activist, referring to Israeli anger over the European boycott against its commercial goods, has accused the regime of involvement in the Paris deadly attacks.

According to AWD News, a European news database, after multiple attacks on Paris, Mary Hughes-Thompson said she believed that Israel was behind these deadly attacks.

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Salem-News.com (January 26, 2016 17:21)

Salem Chamber Speaks Out Against Minimum Wage Increase

Salem Chamber's CEO explains wage increase consequences for Oregon’s small businesses.

(SALEM, Ore.) - The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce went on the record with an overwhelming "no" on raising the minimum wage, saying it would continue to vigorously oppose any efforts to artificially raise minimum wage in the state.

In a recent letter to the Senate Workforce and General Government House Business and Labor committees, the Salem Chamber stated its opposition to raising the minimum wage, siting that it placed the cost of a war on poverty on Oregon's small businesses.

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Salem-News.com (January 26, 2016 21:44)

One Man Killed and Several Arrested by FBI near Burns, Oregon

Arrests Made in the Occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge: Joint Statement by the FBI and OSP

(BURNS, Ore.) - 55-year old Robert "LaVoy" Finicum, of Cane Beds, Arizona was fatally shot by in an event that closed down the highway for 40 miles. Authorities did not release Mr. Finicum’s identity; The Oregonian confirmed the information via family.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at approximately 4:30 p.m., Oregon State Police Troopers were involved in an officer-involved shooting during the arrest of several individuals associated with the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

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