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Salem-News.com (October 17, 2018 22:30)

Oregon Taxes Fall Hardest on Poorest Families

This is one sure way to keep the poor, poor.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - state tax typesThe ITEP report found that Oregon's overall tax structure is regressive, with the lowest-income taxpayers paying 10.1 percent of their income in combined state and local taxes — a higher share than the 8.1 percent paid by Oregon’s richest 1 percent.

Oregon families in the middle 20 percent of taxpayers also pay a larger share of their income in taxes than the richest, at 9.1 percent.

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Salem-News.com (October 16, 2018 11:56)

The Kashoggi Matter

Is the U.S. willing to sacrifice its moral standing for $100 billion?

(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) - Khashoggi Jamal Khashoggi is a permanent U.S. resident in self-imposed exile from Saudi Arabia. He is a journalist for The Washington Post who has written critical opinions of Saudi Arabia's powerful crown prince, Mohammond bin Salman, and its king, Salman of Saudi Arabia. He has also criticized the Saudi-led intervention in Yemen.

Video evidence shows that Kashoggi entered the Saudi consulate but none show him leaving.

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Salem-News.com (October 17, 2018 01:00)

Senator Wyden Statement on Cannabis Legalization in Canada

Canada has taken the lead in ending the ridiculous prohibition of Cannabis. Will the U.S. follow?

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Oregon cannabisCanada has recognized what Oregonians already understand: cannabis prohibition is a failed policy that wastes resources and destroys lives.

Here in the United States, more and more states are following the lead of Oregonians and legalizing cannabis. Americans across the country, and across party lines, support ending this misguided federal prohibition.

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Salem-News.com (October 16, 2018 11:50)

Census Bureau Announces Salem Area Job Openings for 2020 Census

Learn about available jobs at the Census Bureau’s Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages.

(SALEM, Ore.) - census 2020The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring workers for temporary jobs available in the Salem office and the Portland, Ore., metropolitan area in advance of the 2020 Census for the following positions:

Area census office managers; Office positions; and, Work at home positions.

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Salem-News.com (October 09, 2018 22:21)

Oregon Delegation Calls for Enforcement Against Deceptive Practices in Wine Industry

There is evidence that Oregon wine is being imitated by a California winery.

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - wine“It has come to the attention of the Oregon Congressional delegation that Copper Cane LLC (‘Copper Cane’), a California winery based in Rutherford advertises their ‘The Willametter Journal’ and ‘Elouan’ brand names as having appellations of origin in Oregon...

“However, it appears that Copper Cane purchases wine grapes and bulk wines produced in Oregon before vinifying and bottling them in California under these wine labels.”

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Salem-News.com (October 10, 2018 14:15)

Opening A Retail Store With Little To No Capital

An auto parts store is one great option. It won't be easy, but it is possible- with the right game plan.

(SALEM, Ore.) - moneyThe health of the U.S. economy is questionable. As more and more workers are facing layoffs, good job opportunities are beginning to decrease.

While many people are forced to take on two part-time jobs just to make ends meet, others are working on starting their own business. Contrary to belief, it is possible to start a business with little to no capital.

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Salem-News.com (October 09, 2018 21:51)

On Kavanaugh's Confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court

Too many voters have short memories.

(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) - KavanaughIt was a sad day when the U.S. Senate confirmed Brett Kavanaugh, a partisan, intemperate, accused sexual predator, to the U.S. Supreme Court. Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s courage, like Anita Hill’s before her, was not enough block to his confirmation.

Senators Susan Collins and Jeff Flake teased us with the possibility of voting “no,” but at crunch time voted “yes.” And what’s with Democrat Joe Manchin’s “yes” vote?

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Salem-News.com (October 09, 2018 16:50)

20 Healthy Lifestyle Tips for School and College Students

Decisions made in these vital years will create lifelong habits.

(SALEM, Ore.) - cigarette smokingThe school years are the foundation of a student's lifelong habits. Unfortunately, students often get so engrossed with studies that they forget to take care of themselves.

It has been proven that that students who do not have access to healthy foods do not learn as efficiently as those who do. So, it is important to make sure that one eats well, exercises regularly and takes time out to enjoy themselves as well.

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Salem-News.com (October 08, 2018 16:07)

One Man Killed in Crash Near Mill City

The operator and only occupant was pronounced deceased at the scene.

(LINN COUNTY, Ore.) - fatal crash investigationLinn County deputies are investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred on Kingwood Avenue near Dogwood Road just east of Mill City, on October 6th just before 8 p.m.

Sheriff Jim Yon reports that the operator was identified as 28-year old Wesley Wilson, of Gates. He was operating a black 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse and was eastbound on Kingwood Avenue when he failed to negotiate a corner. The vehicle struck the bridge abutment crossing Rock Creek.

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Salem-News.com (October 08, 2018 15:40)

How CBD Gummies Are Giving Consumers an Easy Way to Experience the Benefits of Hemp

Legal in states where medical marijuana is permitted.

(SALEM, Ore.) - CBD gummiesSometimes just knowing that a particular product or ingredient is good for you simply isn’t enough. CBD oil, or hemp oil, is one of those ingredients that have been garnering plenty of attention as of late.

Consumers have been interested in finding a way to enjoy the health and wellness benefits of hemp oil without having to worry about the mind-altering effects that THC causes. This is where CBD gummies come into play.

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Salem-News.com (September 29, 2018 00:44)

FDA's Continuing Arrogance and Indifference to the Opioid Epidemic as Death Toll Rages!

Sufentanil should never be approved for human use.

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Janet Woodcock, MDThe FDA has announced a meeting of the Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee for October 12. I am extremely interested in this meeting where a very dangerous opioid named Sufentanil will be discussed by the Advisory Committee and I plan to attend.

Sufentanil is a synthetic opioid analgesic drug approximately 5 to 10 times more potent than its parent drug, Fentanyl.

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Salem-News.com (October 01, 2018 22:18)Video

Portugal.The Man Wins OMHOF Album and Artist Awards for 2018

The Kingsmen will headline the OMHOF Induction Ceremony

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - oregon music hall of fameThe 12th Annual Oregon Music Hall of Fame (OMHOF) Induction & Concert will be held on Saturday, October 13th at 7pm at the Aladdin Theater.

The concert will feature performances by The Kingsmen, Monti Amundson Trio and Ural Thomas and the Pain. Tony Starlight wills MC the event, which will feature a live auction of autographed guitars including: Robert Plant, Willie Nelson, Jackson Browne, Adam Ant, George Thorogood and Steve Miller.

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Salem-News.com (October 04, 2018 21:57)

Resolvly LLC of Boca Raton Helps Clients Rid Surmounting Debts

Get out of a financial crisis by gathering debts in a single repayment.

(SALEM, Ore.) - financial debtConsumer America has always been plagued with surmounting amounts of household debt that enrapture every family. Going beyond your means, though America is known to be a prudent country, has been the constant problem of every individual.

With unseen problems and financial unpreparedness, it is not unlikely that a waged-family would see themselves bound by educational, medical, and credit card debts.

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Salem-News.com (September 28, 2018 23:08)

On the Kavanaugh Nomination

In short, Kavanaugh lost his cool.

(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) - Salem-News.comMy wife and I along with many Americans watched with fascination Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh testify before the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Dr. Ford’s testimony was courageous, and entirely credible. Especially compelling was when she said that the strongest memory she has of the alleged sexual assault by Kavanaugh is of him and his friend laughing at her expense.

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Salem-News.com (September 27, 2018 23:20)

Portland's 19th Global Cannabis March a Big Success

All the ruckus was hundreds of happy Oregon cannabis activists showing strength in numbers.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Elvy MusikkaThe first Saturday of May is a big day for Cannabis freedom fighters around the world. In Portland, the 19th annual Global Cannabis event was celebrated downtown at Pioneer Courthouse Square, and the lively march set off from that point.

The festivities began at high noon in Portland's living room. The sun shined brightly, kicking off the day with amazing positive Oregon energy.

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Salem-News.com (September 27, 2018 19:43)

Merkley Asks Courts to Halt Kavanaugh Confirmation Process

Merkley files lawsuit alleging Executive Branch obstruction on key documents violates the separation of powers

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Brett KavanaughThe Trump Administration’s actions to withhold substantial parts of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s record are alleged to have violated the constitutional separation of powers and hindered Senators from fulfilling their constitutional duty of advice and consent on the President’s nominee to the Supreme Court of the United States.

Merkley’s suit asks the courts to intervene to prevent the process from continuing until Kavanaugh’s full record is available for public scrutiny.

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Salem-News.com (September 27, 2018 21:29)

Two Gresham Men Sentenced to Federal Prison for Defrauding Investors of $2.5 Million

Instead of using investor money as promised, Holbrook and Arauz diverted it for their own personal use.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Salem-News.com37-year old Theodore B. Holbrook and 45-year old George J. Arauz, Jr., both of Gresham, Oregon, were sentenced today to 36 months in federal prison for defrauding 50 investors of nearly $2.5 million using a sham energy technology start-up company.

Holbrook and Arauz were also ordered to pay more than $2.3 million each in restitution and will be on supervised release for three years after completing their prison sentences.

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Salem-News.com (September 27, 2018 15:12)

White Bird Clinic is Expanding Dental & Medical Services

In response to continuously increasing community need, White Bird Clinic is purchasing a new building.

(EUGENE, Ore.) - White Bird clinic fundraiserWhite Bird Clinic will purchase the building at 1415 Pearl St. and redevelop it into a dental clinic to serve burgeoning community need.

The new building will allow White Bird dental to serve 50 additional patients each week and increase capacity to host student internships. The clinic will also provide denture care for elderly patients and allow White Bird to serve more children and families.

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Salem-News.com (September 23, 2018 10:12)

Portland Water Bureau's Landmark $500 Million Bull Run Filtration Project is Underway

Brown and Caldwell to Manage Portland’s Historic Switch to Filtered Water Supply

(WALNUT CREEK, Calif.) - Bull RunTriggered by traces of Cryptosporidium found in the water supply and revocation of PWB’s treatment variance by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), the project involves the design and construction of a complete new water treatment system.

The project marks a critical transition for PWB and its customers who have relied on unfiltered water from its primary source of water for over a century.

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Salem-News.com (September 25, 2018 22:46)

Oregon Teachers Underpaid by 9 percent vs Comparable Workers

Disconcerting results reported by the Oregon Center for Public Policy

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem-News.com“Few professions are more vital to the well-being of children and communities than teachers, and yet Oregon is not compensating them adequately.”

Public-school teachers in Oregon earn 22 percent less than workers in the private sector with similar levels of education and experience, according to the Center.

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Salem-News.com (September 25, 2018 17:05)

FBI Releases 2017 Crime Statistics

The estimated volume of aggravated assault and rape offenses increased 1.0 percent and 2.5 percent, respectively, while other crimes decreased slightly.

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - After two consecutive years of increases, the estimated number of violent crimes in the nation decreased 0.2 percent in 2017 when compared with 2016 data, according to FBI figures.

Property crimes dropped 3.0 percent, marking the 15th consecutive year the collective estimates for these offenses declined.

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Salem-News.com (September 23, 2018 01:58)

IN-N-OUT BURGER Franchise Coming to Salem

Here’s how to start your own franchise!

(SALEM, Ore.) - Many Salem residents are excited for a gourmet burgers to come to the area, making it the third IN-N-OUT BURGER location in the entire state of Oregon.

Franchising opportunities are growing. According to The Franchise Business Economic Outlook for 2017, in 2016, the franchise sector generated $450 billion, accounting for 3% of the overall United States private GDP.

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Salem-News.com (September 21, 2018 20:48)Video

CAIR-Oregon Welcomes Federal Appeals Court Decision to Allow No-Fly List Claims to Proceed

Oregon man Yonas Fikre claims he was beaten, kicked and punched while interrogators shouted questions.

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - In reversing a lower court's decision to dismiss Fikre's claims, the Ninth Circuit found that, though the federal government has removed Fikre from the list, the federal government had "not repudiated the decision to add Fikre to the list and maintain him there for approximately five years."

Fikre's case was dismissed by a federal district court in large part because, after his lawsuit began, the federal government removed him from the no-fly list.

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