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Salem-News.com (May 18, 2015 13:29)

170 Outlaw Bikers in Texas Charged with Capital Murder

Bonds Set At $1 Million For Shooting Suspects

(SALEM, Ore.) - Waco bikersWhat started out as a huge gathering of bikers enjoying food and drink ended with nine people dead, 18 wounded, and 170 arrested in Waco, Texas on Sunday.

Police say at least 5 outlaw biker clubs were involved in a deadly shootout with each other and police in a restaurant parking lot.

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Salem-News.com (May 16, 2015 21:21)

CALL TO ACTION: Stop Ginny Burdick from Trampling Oregon's Patients, Voters and Democratic Process

Maintaining the importance of PATIENTS RIGHTS is mandatory for Oregonians.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon State CapitolWhile it is rather unbelievable and infuriating that a handful of Democrats would team up with Republicans to go against the will of the voters and harm sick and disabled patients, we must remain vigilant in doing all that we can to protect our most vulnerable citizens and our vote.

After patients and advocates rose up to defeat Senate Bill 844 in the Joint Committee on Implementing Measure 91, Senate President Peter Courtney took the rather extraordinary measure of creating a Senate-only M91 Committee.

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Salem-News.com (May 12, 2015 16:53)

Death Investigation of Inmate From Baker Jail County Reveals Drug O.D.

The inmate was pronounced deceased by medical staff at 6:32 p.m.

(BAKER CITY, Ore.) - Baker City, OregonSaturday afternoon, 28-year old Joshua Pantle, of Baker City was taken to the Baker County Jail after being arrested for Criminal Trespass In the Second Degree. He was placed in a holding cell pending the booking process.

Pantle showed signs of medical distress, and an ambulance arrived at the jail at 5:49. The ambulance carrying the patient arrived at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center at 6:07 p.m., where he was pronounced deceased.

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Salem-News.com (May 03, 2015 03:15)

Dr. Phil Leveque, WWII Hero and Pot Doc Has Died

Doc Leveque was the greatest part of the Greatest Generation.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Bonnie King and Dr. Phil LevequeIt is with great sadness that I share this news. Our doctor, friend, teacher, and mentor 92-year old Phil Leveque passed away Saturday afternoon, peacefully with his family aside him.

His great niece described him as “The Most Awesome, Intelligent, Funny, Open-minded, Game Changing, Great Uncle, Dr. Phil Leveque”, and that about covers it. He did change the game.

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Salem-News.com (May 05, 2015 23:30)

South Salem High School Science Teacher Arrested for Classroom Experiment

The arrest was as much a shock to students as to the teacher.

(SALEM, Ore.) - South Salem High SchoolA teacher from South Salem High School was arrested at the school Tuesday afternoon.

Sam Dufner is a science teacher, he was arrested on two counts of first degree criminal mistreatment involving students, according to Lt. Steve Birr of Salem Police.

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Salem-News.com (May 06, 2015 15:57)

President Obama is Coming to Portland Thursday

The President’s remarks will be streamed live at www.whitehouse.gov/live

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Air Force OneOn Thursday the President will travel to Portland, Oregon and attend a DNC event, then attend an event at Nike HQ on Friday.

They will discuss how workers will benefit from progressive, high-standards trade agreements that would open up new markets and support high-quality jobs both for Oregon small businesses and large companies like Nike.

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Salem-News.com (May 06, 2015 16:15)

Researchers Measure Giant Internal Waves that Help Regulate Climate

The waves have important global implications.

(CORVALLIS, Ore.) - waves OSUOnce a day, a wave as tall as the Empire State Building and as much as a hundred miles wide forms in the waters between Taiwan and the Philippines and rolls across the South China Sea – but on the surface, it is hardly noticed.

A new study documents what happens to internal waves at the end of their journey and outlines their critical role in global climate.

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Salem-News.com (May 12, 2015 17:35)

Activists Make Statement at Nuke Base: Our Children Deserve Better!

Kitsap-Bangor has 8 of the nation's 14 OHIO Class (Trident) ballistic missile submarines.

(SILVERDALE, Wash.) - Kitsap-BangorActivists briefly blockaded the entrance to a West Coast nuclear weapons base in a statement against U.S. Nuclear modernization efforts on the eve of Mothers Day.

Carrying signs saying “Our children deserve better”, five protesters walked into the roadway and blocked traffic entering the base. Washington State Patrol officers moved in and escorted the protesters off the roadway.

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Salem-News.com (May 12, 2015 17:47)

Oregon Senate Passes Crucial Testing Law, HB 2680

Bill establishes educator work group to take on assessments

(SALEM, Ore.) - high school hallThis morning the Senate passed HB 2680, which will soon move to the Governor’s desk for signing. The following statement can be attributed to Oregon Education Association President Hanna Vaandering:

"Today the Oregon Senate took one of the most important steps in moving us down a new path toward a better system of assessment...."

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Salem-News.com (April 24, 2015 12:14)

Police Involved Shooting Puts Mission Lakes WalMart on Lockdown (UPDATE)

A man is barricaded in a motor home, shooting at police.

(SALEM, Ore.) - walmart lockdownSalem Police have the roads blocked leading to Turner Road where WalMart is under a complete lockdown at this time. Employees are inside, and no one is leaving.

Reports indicate that there is an active shooting incident under way near the entrance of Cascades Gateway Park, in WalMart's parking lot. A SWAT team has been activated and may have arrived by this time.

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

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 (March 05, 2015 18:15)

Oregon Caves Open for Spring Break

Located in the northern Siskiyou Mountains, the Oregon Caves are a wonder to behold.

(CAVE JUNCTION, Ore.) - Oregon CavesOregon Caves National Monument is gearing up for a memorable season of cave tours, school programs, children’s activities, and unexpected adventures.

Cave tours will resume on Saturday, March 21st, so bring the family and enjoy traversing through the narrow, winding passageways that make a trip to the Oregon Caves so awesome!

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Salem-News.com (March 05, 2015 17:24)

Harrison Ford Battered, but OK After Plane Crash

His classic aircraft had engine failure and he crashed on a golf course.

(VENICE, Calif.) - Harrison Ford plane crashHarrison Ford, American iconic actor, crashed his plane on a golf course near the Santa Monica airport this afternoon.

He radioed the tower and told them his engine had failed and he was headed back in immediately. They told him to land on one strip, too far for him to make and he said he'd have to take another. He didn't make it that far.

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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 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 24, 2015 14:12)

Car Crashes into Hagan Hamilton Building

A shocking sight indeed!

(McMinnville, Ore.) - Hagan Hamilton crashA car crashed into the Hagan Hamilton Insurance building in McMinnville on Monday night.

During the investigation it was determined that the vehicle drove through the concrete barriers that were installed to protect the building, at a high rate of speed, after the driver was unable to negotiate a bend in the road.

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Salem-News.com (February 24, 2015 20:39)

Salem Plaid Pantry Robbed Monday Night, MCSO Seeks Information

$1,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspect

(SALEM, Ore.) - robbery tip lineOn Monday the 23rd at about 1:00 a.m., a male, portraying to have a weapon in his pocket, entered the Plaid Pantry, located at 4617 Silverton Road NE and demanded cash.

The male is described as mixed race, approximately 6'3" tall, medium build, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, blue hooded jacket, dark colored pants and dark colored shoes.

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Salem-News.com (February 24, 2015 21:41)

Federal Officials Close Investigation into Death of Trayvon Martin

“Our decision not to pursue federal charges does not condone the shooting...”

(WASHINGTON, DC) - George ZimmermanThe Justice Department announced today that the independent federal investigation found insufficient evidence to pursue federal criminal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman for the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26, 2012, in Sanford, Florida.

“The death of Trayvon Martin was a devastating tragedy. It shook an entire community, drew the attention of millions across the nation, and sparked a painful but necessary dialogue throughout the country,” said Attorney General Eric Holder.

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Salem-News.com (February 25, 2015 16:32)Video

From a Pile of Rubble to a Dance Center thru Crowdfunding

"We want to replace the piles of rubble, full of death, with a dance academy full of life." ~ Shaark Cb Crew

(GAZA STRIP, Palestine) - Shaark cb crewWe are a group of youths who live in various refugee camps in the Gaza Strip. We are united by art, peace and love. In 2003, we established a dance team and historical art movement for the community of Gaza, and started performing and spreading the art of dance around the Strip.

After the 2009 war, we found our rented dance studio bombed and demolished. But we did not to give up on our dancing.

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Salem-News.com (March 04, 2015 14:50)

Reverse the Concert Cancellation of the Gilad Atzmon and The Orient House Ensemble

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.” ― Victor Hugo

(LONDON) - Gilad AtzmonJazz was born as an art form for social commitment through improvisation as a way to express freedom.

If a jazz artist is not able to be free in their expression, then the freedom for everyone is at risk. Silencing an artist is complicit in censorship.

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Salem-News.com (March 06, 2015 19:22)

Child Abuser Michael Abo Sentenced 7.5 Years in Oregon Prison

This case has saddened much of Yamhill County.

(McMINNVILLE, Ore.) - Michael Abo pleaded Guilty on Wednesday. He is guilty of beating a 4-year old boy nearly to death on New Year’s Eve 2013. The abuse caused permanent, life-altering damage to his girlfriend’s young son, which he admits to.

This week, he was sentenced 7.5 years for his crime. Some say, not nearly long enough.

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Salem-News.com (March 07, 2015 19:19)

Pakistan: Lift the Travel Ban Against Abdul Qadeer Baloch

Human Rights Ambassador William Gomes asks to immediately and unconditionally lift the travel ban

(LONDON) - I would like to draw your attention to the following case.
On 4 March 2015, human rights defender Mr Abdul Qadeer Baloch, also known as Mama Qadeer, was informed of a travel ban imposed against him.

The human rights defender was attempting to travel to a human rights seminar in the United States with other relatives of persons forcibly disappeared in Balochistan.

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Salem-News.com (March 16, 2015 15:18)Video

Bikers Take Salem by Storm in Farewell Pack Ride - VIDEO

Thunder rang from the skies but it had to compete for attention on Saturday

(SALEM, Ore.) - That rumble wasn't just the thunder in Salem, Oregon on Saturday. The wind and rain from the stormy skies had nothing on the hundreds of motorcycles on the ground.

Onlookers were enthralled as they watched 475 motorcycles, mostly Harley Davidsons, parade through downtown Salem in a Farewell pack ride for their friend and colleague, Jason Hause.

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