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Salem-News.com (September 28, 2016 11:15)

OSP Seeking Public's Assistance With Elk Poaching Case

Turn-in-Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888.

(HOOD RIVER, Ore.) - elk poaching The OSP Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public's help to identify whomever responsible for the unlawful killing of a trophy bull elk in Hood River County.

On September 15th 2016, OSP was notified of a 6x7 bull elk that was found dead on private property on the west side on Hood River Valley off of Rhiordan Hill Rd.

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Salem-News.com (September 28, 2016 20:03)

Dedication of the Oregon State Police Fallen Trooper Memorial

Recognizing the significant impact of the service and sacrifice of our fallen Troopers to the State of Oregon

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon trooper memorialThe Oregon State Police Fallen Trooper Memorial that commemorates and honors fallen Troopers will be officially dedicated in Salem this Saturday, Oct. 1.

The Oregon State Police recognizes 33 Troopers who died in the line of duty while serving and protecting the residents of Oregon.

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Salem-News.com (September 27, 2016 19:12)

Salem Man Loses Life In Interstate 5 Crash

Fatal crash about 3 miles south of Wilsonville

(CLACKAMAS COUNTY, Ore.) - motorcycle rider diesAccording to Oregon State Police, preliminary investigation revealed a 1990 Honda motorcycle was traveling northbound on Interstate 5 when it encountered slowing traffic ahead of it.

The motorcyclist changed lanes, lost control, and was ejected from his motorcycle.

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Salem-News.com (September 27, 2016 19:28)

Highway 58 Crash Claims a Life

The Honda traveled off of the roadway as it entered a curve.

(OAKRIDGE, Ore.) - fatal accidentReports of a single vehicle off of the roadway on Highway 58 near milepost 27 were received by Oregon State Police Monday evening just after 8 pm.

Initial reports indicated that the vehicle was upside down with a single operator trapped inside, just east of Black Canyon Campground.

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Salem-News.com (September 26, 2016 16:15)

Why Aren't Politicians More Cautious With Communications?

Teenagers are probably more technically savvy than most upper levels of government.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Broken communicationWhatever the particulars of the oversight, the question remains: Why are people at such high levels of government making mistakes that teenagers know not to make?

The stakes are incredibly high; there are military secrets, sensitive economic facts, and campaign strategies that can easily be accessed by the wrong people. When politicians make these missteps, there are several things that may have come into play.

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Salem-News.com (September 26, 2016 14:30)Video

Documentary Screening Stresses Opioid Addiction Dangers

No child ever said, "I want to grow up and be a junkie." Save our communities- educate yourself.

(WASHINGTON D.C.) - Chasing the DragonReleased by the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) earlier this year, the film focuses on educating young adults about the dangers of opioid addiction.

The 45-minute documentary —the title of which refers to the never-ending pursuit of the original or ultimate high —features stark first-person accounts by individuals who have abused opioids, or whose children have abused opioids, with tragic consequences.

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Salem-News.com (September 25, 2016 21:15)

Wells Fargo CEO Steps Down from Federal Reserve Panel After Call from Merkley, Wyden

“The shocking revelations about how millions of Americans were defrauded on Mr. Stumpf’s watch clearly disqualified him" -U.S. Senator Merkley

(WASHINGTON D.C.) - Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf Oregon’s Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden welcomed news that Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf has stepped down from the Federal Reserve’s Federal Advisory Council.

Last Thursday, Merkley and Wyden had joined colleagues in calling on the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Board of Directors not to reappoint Stumpf to another term on the Council.

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Salem-News.com (September 24, 2016 01:28)

Hempstalk: Cannabis Culture and the Fight For Equality

The message of Hempstalk and cannabis advocates across this state still has not been heard

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - portland hempstalkPortland’s annual Hempstalk Harvest Festival advocates decriminalization of cannabis for medicinal, industrial, and social use in Oregon and across the United States.

Founded in 2005 by The Hemp and Cannabis Foundation (THCF), the festival takes place on September 24- 25 in Waterfront Park, and features food vendors, live music, guest speakers and craft booths. This public event has always been free to attend.

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Salem-News.com (September 22, 2016 21:22)

Fatal Crash on Highway 99W Claims Life of Newberg Man

HWY 99W was closed for approximately three hours.

(LAFAYETTE, Ore.) - fatal crash on Highway 99WWednesday afternoon, just before 2 p.m., emergency responders were notified of a serious injury crash on Highway 99W near Stoller Rd, two miles north of Lafayette.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2007 Ford pickup, pulling a dual axle utility trailer loaded with gravel, was southbound on Highway 99W, when for unknown reasons, veered right onto the southbound shoulder and then veered left into the oncoming northbound lane of travel.

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Salem-News.com (September 20, 2016 15:06)

Help the Environment by Starting at Home

Cut back on your carbon footprint while simultaneously reducing your monthly bills.

(SALEM, Ore.) - honeybeeThe world is in an interesting position nowadays. Due to advancements in technology and the level of connection made possible by the internet more and more people are aware of the impact of the human race on the planet.

Though there are those that want to pretend as if this is not a problem, most sensible people can easily see that action must be taken in order to keep the planet thriving for the survival of the human species.

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Salem-News.com (September 19, 2016 22:44)

FDA - Opioids for Pediatric Patients - How could you get it so wrong?

"The FDA reached this life-threatening decision without regard for the lives of children..."

(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) - FDA angry officialThe purpose of the two-day meeting was to discuss prescription opioid analgesics for pediatric patients. The FDA experts and their egos were in plentiful supply as they fell over each other condoning opioids for pediatric patients.

Unfortunately the audience in the large auditorium was sparsely attended -- no Partnership for a Drug Free Kids and no advocacy organizations.

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Salem-News.com (September 19, 2016 14:23)

Hwy 18 Two-Vehicle Crash Claims Two Lives

Slick roads during the first major rainfall in some time may have contributed to the crash.

(OTIS, Ore.) - Hwy 18  fatal accidentA two vehicle crash about 6:40 pm Saturday claimed the lives of two 20-year old women and injured others.

Police say a 1999 Honda Civic was traveling eastbound on Highway 18, just east of Lincoln City, when it failed to negotiate a corner on the wet roadway. The Honda slid into the oncoming lane where it collided with a westbound 2010 Kia Soul.

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Salem-News.com (September 19, 2016 13:17)Video

Mavi Marmara Court Case to Continue at Caglayan

10 innocent people killed, 56 innocent people injured, 700+ innocent people abused. The trial continues.

(ISTANBUL, TR) - mavi marmaraOn trial for murder are Israeli Chief of Staff Rau Gabiel Ashkenazi, Commander of Naval Forces Eliezer Alfred Maron, Air Force Intelligence Director Avishay Levi and Israeli Intelligence Amos Yadlin. An Interpol notice was issued for these four defendants.

The families of 10 martyrs killed on board Mavi Marmara flagship when it got attacked by Israeli military forces are following the trial. They will be present in the courtroom during this hearing as well.

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Salem-News.com (September 19, 2016 12:35)

Statement by the President on the Explosions in New York City and New Jersey

"By showing those who want to do us harm that they will never beat us, by showing the entire world that as Americans we do not, and never will, give in to fear" ~ President Obama

(NEW YORK CITY) - Good morning, everybody. I want to say a few words about the explosions that occurred here in New York City and New Jersey and the other devices that have been found in New Jersey.

Meanwhile, while all this is going on in New York and New Jersey, we’re also focused on the stabbing attack at the shopping mall in Minnesota. At this point, we see no connection between that incident and what happened here in New York and New Jersey.

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Salem-News.com (September 14, 2016 16:45)

The Future Cries Out: Water Is Life

Sometimes the forces of corporate supremacy don’t get the final word.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Salem-News.comThis isn’t Flint, Michigan, but I feel the presence of its suffering in this cry of outrage at the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota. No more, no more.

You will not poison our water or continue ravaging Planet Earth: mocking its sacredness, destroying its eco-diversity, reshaping and slowly killing it for profit.

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Salem-News.com (September 14, 2016 16:00)

Merkley, Wyden Move Columbia River Restoration Act Forward

Legislation to be included in water infrastructure package that could pass Senate as soon as this week

(WASHINGTON D.C.) - Columbia River Today, Oregon’s Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden announced that the Columbia River Restoration Act is moving forward as part of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which is expected to pass the Senate as soon as this week.

The legislation was added to WRDA as part of a broader amendment agreed to by Democratic and Republican leaders on the Environment and Public Works Committee.

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Salem-News.com (September 14, 2016 13:46)

20-Year Old Man Killed in Crash with Freightliner

The Ranger collided with a northbound Freightliner pulling double trailers loaded with lumber.

(HUBBARD, Ore.) - Salem-News.comTuesday morning, just before 8 a.m., OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle collision on Highway 99E near milepost 26, north of Hubbard.

According to Trooper Freitag, the investigation revealed a white 2008 Ford Ranger operated by 20-year old Andrew Pine, of Hubbard, was travelling southbound when, for unknown reasons, he crossed into the oncoming lane of travel.

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Salem-News.com (September 13, 2016 16:20)

University of Portland Ranked in the Top Ten Regional Universities in the American West

UP is ranked 7th in the West by 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - university of portlandFor the 22nd consecutive year, the University of Portland has received a top-ten ranking by U.S. News & World Report, which today released its 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings.

The University of Portland is the only school in Oregon to offer a College of Arts & Sciences, a graduate school, and nationally accredited programs in the schools of business, education, engineering, and nursing.

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Salem-News.com (September 12, 2016 20:30)

Lebanon Fire Investigators Help Sheriff Apprehend Arsonist

Detectives were able to identify a suspect from the surveillance camera images.

(LEBANON, Ore.) - Kristian LeeLinn County Sheriff's Office Detectives arrested 19-year old Kristian Ray Lee, of Lebanon, on Monday in connection with seven arson fires in the area of Rock Hill Drive near Central Avenue.

The fires were set between the dates of July 30, 2016 and August 28, 2016 along an approximately quarter-mile stretch of Rock Hill Drive between Central Avenue and Ty Valley Road.

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Salem-News.com (September 12, 2016 21:15)

The Death of One of Washington's Favorite Tyrants

The sordid history of US support under both Republican and Democratic administrations.

(SAN FRANCISCO) - John Kerry with President Karimov The death of long-time Uzbekistan dictator Islam Karimov has brought rare U.S. media attention to the Central Asian country of 30 million. Uzbekistan is ranked among the half dozen worst countries in the world for human-rights abuses.

What U.S. government officials and our media mostly ignore, however, is that American taxpayers subsidized that regime and its brutal security apparatus for most of Karimov’s thirty-five years in power.

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Salem-News.com (September 12, 2016 19:26)

Bow Hunter in Custody Following Death of Hunting Partner

Pekarek attempted to render aid to Cummings and then called 911.

(LA PINE, Ore.) - Pekarek was a passenger in the vehicle and he exited the vehicle with his bow to attempt a shot at the deer. Cummings exited the vehicle with his bow and remained on the road.

Michael Pekarek briefly saw the deer and was ready to fire his arrow at the deer, but it moved out of view...

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Salem-News.com (September 12, 2016 14:48)

Pakistani Christians with False Hopes of Refugee Status

Religious minorities in Pakistan are persecuted under stringent blasphemy law.

(ISLAMABAD) - Religious extremism has gone to its peak since Afghan refugees entered Pakistan.

Due to terrorism, Pakistan has lost thousands of its precious lives and properties. Religious-banned outfits have attacked schools, worship places, parks and even law enforcement agencies and their places.

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

No Cannabis Re-Scheduling, And Now Kratom Too

Now it will sit idly alongside Cannabis, and the research stops there.

(SALEM, Ore.) - As you all will know, the United States Drug Enforcement Agency failed to re-schedule Cannabis at the Federal Level last month.

For many years, Cannabis has been Schedule 1, alongside cocaine and heroin. Despite being used as medicine all over the United States, and the world over, Cannabis is deemed at the federal level to have no medicinal value.

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