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Salem-News.com (April 28, 2016 22:12)

Six People Facing Charges in Connection with 2015 Homicide of Robert Huggins

Investigators said they may make additional arrests.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Robert Huggins murderIn the evening hours of Wednesday April 27, 2016, Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives booked four people into jail in connection with the 2015 homicide of 56-year-old Robert Lee Huggins. Two other people were already in custody and are facing new charges.

Huggins' body was found by loggers just before 6 a.m on July 1, 2015, in the middle of an open field near Ridgefield, Washington.

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Salem-News.com (April 25, 2016 14:18)

Search Continues for Missing Depoe Bay Woman

Katy Roe is a well-known local girl. Where is she?

(DEPOE BAY, Ore.) - Katy RoeKaty Roe has been missing over a week. 22-year old Katharine "Katy" Olivia Roe disappeared early on Sunday April 17, 2016 from Depoe Bay, OR. She was last seen leaving the Wing Wa Restaurant, a downtown bar, at 2:00 am.

Katy is 4’9″ tall, 90 pounds with long brown hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing black pants and a white long-sleeve shirt. She was alone, headed for the mile-long walk to her home in Southpoint.

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Salem-News.com (April 22, 2016 09:23)

Lithium War Heats Up After Epic Launch of Tesla Model 3

"...the masses will need more lithium than we can currently get our hands on."

(LONDON OilPrices.com) - Tesla Model 3The unveiling of Tesla’s Model 3 electric car was no less than the lifting of the final curtain on a game-changing energy revolution. And if we follow that revolution to its core, we arrive at lithium—our new gasoline for which the feeding frenzy has only just begun.

Unveiled just on 31 March and already with 325,000 orders, it seems that the market, too, understands that the Model 3 is more than just another electric vehicle.

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Salem-News.com (April 23, 2016 14:30)

Denver DA Green Lights 1st Degree Murder?

The DA’s decision to ignore the conclusions of the Denver Police Department is outrageous.

(DENVER, Colo) - murderer walksThe Denver District Attorney’s office announced yesterday that no charges will be filed against “an off-duty Colorado Department of Corrections employee” who killed Victor Mendoza after provoking a conflict at the Colorado Motorcycle Expo on January 30th of this year.

“The Denver Police Department conducted hundreds of hours investigating the brawl and presented it to the district attorney’s office on Monday as a first-degree murder case.”

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Salem-News.com (April 23, 2016 15:10)

One Dead and Two Injured in Three-Car Crash Near McMinnville

McMinnville Man Loses Life In Highway 18 Crash

(McMINNVILLE, Ore.) - hwy 18 fatal crashOn April 22, 2016 at about 4:35AM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a three vehicle crash on Highway 18 near milepost 49 (one mile east of McMinnville).

A 2003 Dodge Durango was westbound on Highway 18 when it crossed the centerline and struck an eastbound 2004 Chevrolet Astro van head-on. The Dodge then struck a 2005 Honda Civic which had been following the Chevrolet.

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Salem-News.com (April 25, 2016 13:10)

Oregon Prison Corruption and the Murder of Michael Francke

Was Michael Francke murdered to block his efforts in exposing the crimes of state officials?

(SALEM, Ore.) - Michael FranckeOregon is a beautiful state with incredible natural resources and vast appeal, but underneath the skin of this place is a bleeding sore that festers. That sore is corruption and it isn't in short supply.

The corruption runs the gamut throughout all of Oregon's state agencies including the Dept of Human Services and includes a level of mutual cooperation among officials that is dark and unimaginable.

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Salem-News.com (April 22, 2016 08:00)

Salem Police Investigating Tuesday's Fatal Traffic Crash

Sunnyside Road was closed for nearly four hours for the crash investigation.

(SALEM, Ore.) - sunnyside fatalThe Salem Police Traffic Control Unit is investigating a fatal traffic crash that occurred Tuesday morning in south Salem.

Arriving officers found two vehicles sitting in the roadway with the drivers of both vehicles trapped inside. Fire units were on scene and called for further resources to extricate the drivers from the vehicles.

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Salem-News.com (April 14, 2016 20:14)

Oregon Air National Guardsmen Welcomed Home from Middle East Deployment

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey M. Silver, Oregon Air National Guard Commander, presided over the ceremony.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Brig. Gen. Jeffery SilverThe Oregon Air National Guard's 142nd Fighter Wing, local dignitaries and family members welcomed home 39 Portland-based members of the 142nd Security Forces Squadron (142 SFS), who deployed to the Middle East for six months, during a ceremony, April 14, at Portland Air National Guard Base.

"Oregon Guardsmen put themselves in harm's way to work for our security abroad," said Col. Paul T. Fitzgerald, 142nd Fighter Wing Commander.

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Salem-News.com (April 22, 2016 08:21)

Dickey's Barbecue Pit Signs Four-Store Agreement in Oregon

The development agreement will double Dickey's Texas-style, slow-smoked barbecue presence in Oregon.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Dickeys BBQDickey's Barbecue Pit is doubling its footprint in Oregon with a recently executed four-store development agreement. The Beaver State currently boasts four Dickey's locations.

Owner/Operator Todd Saperstein owns two of those locations and plans to open one store per year for the next four years, possibly adding more locations in the future.

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Salem-News.com (April 14, 2016 19:42)

How to Renovate Your Home on a Budget

A simple checklist will help alleviate stress.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Build-a-HouseWe're already working our way through 2016. It's time to put a stop on your laziness, get up and renovate your house! If you're thinking it's too late for some much needed renovation, then you're wrong. It's never too late to choose change, even if it happens later than you'd hoped. Now's the time!

Now that you've had the pep talk on the importance of renovating your home, it's time to think about the other urgent problem: your budget. How will you start renovating your home if you have no money?

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Salem-News.com (April 12, 2016 16:41)

Landmark Cyberstalking Case Results in Life Sentences for Three Family Members

The FBI exposes a many years long Web of Intimidation

(BALTIMORE, DE) - Christine Belford killedAfter surviving a rocky divorce and custody dispute in 2007, all Christine Belford wanted was to settle back into a peaceful life with her three young daughters in her Delaware home.

Instead, her ex-husband, David T. Matusiewicz, and several members of his family stalked, harassed, and intimidated Belford for several years leading up to her murder at a federal courthouse in Wilmington on February 11, 2013.

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Salem-News.com (March 11, 2016 23:16)

High Wind Watch Issued for Western Oregon Areas

Batten down the hatches! Windstorm is Forecast.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - weatherThe National Weather Service has announced a High Wind Watch is in effect from Sunday morning through Sunday evening for the greater Portland and Vancouver metro area, the Willamette Valley, Lower Columbia and I-5 Corridor in Cowlitz County.

South to Southwest winds are expected to be 30 to 40 mph, with gusts to 60 mph.

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Salem-News.com (March 27, 2016 22:56)Video

Bernie Sanders Says We Have Got to Re-Think the 'So-Called' War on Drugs

Bernie Sanders spoke to thousands in Portland, Oregon

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Bernie Sanders"But when we talk about drugs, all of us have got to recognize that in my state of Vermont, neighboring New Hampshire, and all over this country, we have a major crisis in terms of opiate addiction, heroin addiction, and people dying every day from overdoses.

"What we have got to do as a nation is to understand the most effective way to deal with drug and alcohol abuse is not making them crimes, but making them health issues."

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Salem-News.com (April 10, 2016 17:38)

The Grace and Charm of Crystal Eastin Brown Remembered

Crystal Eastin Brown, Dec. 2, 1939-April 1, 2016

(SALEM, Ore.) - Crystal EastinI was sad to hear of the passing of Crystal Eastin Brown. I was honored to have the opportunity to visit with her on one occasion, as I've been captivated by her story for many years.

During the Vietnam War, Crystal had a relationship with John Steinbeck IV, the son of the famous US author. Both journalists, they had adventures beyond compare, and Crystal gave birth to their child while living in Vietnam, a girl they named Blake. She is the only biological grandchild of author John Steinbeck.

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Salem-News.com (March 14, 2016 10:36)

Group Asadullah: New Killer of the Kurdish Nation

The Asadullah Group are militants tied to Sunni Islamist and nationalist policy with no clear identity of members.

(SALEM, Ore.) - erdogan turkeyIn a Tweet on his personal page, an expert on Turkish affairs revealed the true identity of the Asadullah Group that has recently shown up in the Kurdish regions of Turkey.

Ozcan Turkan is a Turkish analyst and expert on affairs, and is also known as "The Magician" among journalists and regional analysts because of his hidden connections with influential figures and political circles in the region.

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Salem-News.com (March 14, 2016 10:53)

Corruption is a Tool Used by Some Azerbaijani

A mafia network in Azerbaijan expands their monopoly of gambling clubs.

(BAKU, Azerbaijan) - gamblingFollowing the economic crisis and the sharp decline in the value of Manat against the dollar, and the spread of unemployment and poverty, as well as extensive modifications throughout offices and commercial and non-commercial centers, we witness the formation of the a social crisis in Azerbaijan and some greedy treacherous officials of the country benefit from increased profits and control social emotions through the spread of drugs, gambling and corruption centers.

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Salem-News.com (March 14, 2016 12:02)

Islamic Iran: a Guarantee for Middle-East Stability

Tehran sends a message of peace and stability to all neighboring countries.

(TEHRAN) - Brigadier General Hossein SalamiIran witnessed the first spectacular missile war-game after the historic nuclear deal, better known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

In spite of ill-considered western reaction to Iran's missile drill, Iranian politicians stressed that Iran pursues peaceful agenda and its military might is solely deterrent and its part of Tehran's inalienable rights to defend its sovereignty and national interests.

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Salem-News.com (April 04, 2016 13:08)

The Bangor Eight Peace Activists Found Guilty in US District Court

The activists were charged with crossing the "thin blue line", trespassing onto a US nuclear weapons base.

(TACOMA, Wash.) - Bangor EightEight activists crossed the blue line onto Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, which represents the largest operational concentration of nuclear weapons in the US arsenal, in an act of nonviolent civil resistance.

Some staged a die-in, spreading ashes around others’ bodies on the asphalt, while two members of the group attempted to deliver a letter to the base commander urging him to uphold international law regarding nuclear weapons.

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Salem-News.com (April 08, 2016 21:42)

Kansas Judge Reverses Order to Allow Parents' Use of Medical Cannabis

They are on the road to getting their kids back, though it may still be months away.

(MANHATTAN, Kansas) - Matthew PappasReversing his original order in a case involving five children taken by the Department of Children and Families, a Riley County, Kansas judge has allowed use of medical cannabis by the children’s parents.

Writing that visitation with the children can continue even if the parents test positive for marijuana, the judge required them to provide proof of their medical marijuana recommendations issued in Colorado. The judge stated drug testing, “shall be for this case only and not for criminal prosecution.”

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Salem-News.com (March 11, 2016 21:42)

Turkey and Extremist Rebels Breach Syria Truce

Syrian people blame Turkey and Saudi Arabia for stoking the fire

(MOSCOW) - Salem-News.comAccording to the Russian language newspaper, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, radical Wahhabi militants and their key regional backer, Turkey, have not been observing the temporary ceasefire agreement.

The hard-line Jaysh al-Islam rebel group has declared that the Syrian army is preparing itself to advance in the rebel-held areas after the termination of the internationally mediated truce...

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Salem-News.com (April 12, 2016 13:36)

BLM Releases Proposed Plan to Increase Timber Harvest in Western Oregon Forests

The public has 30 days starting April 8, 2016, to review the proposed RMP. Protests must meet the requirements described in the regulations.

(WASHINGTON D.C.) - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has proposed a path forward for local communities in Western Oregon with a plan that will increase job growth, tourism and recreation, and timber harvest, while offering strong protections for the northern spotted owl, listed fish species, and water resources.

Once the proposed Resource Management Plan (RMP) is fully implemented, the BLM estimates that it will be able to provide 278 million board feet (mmbf) per year in total timber harvest.

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Salem-News.com (March 04, 2016 14:05)

Praise for Passage of Oregon Bill to Implement Comprehensive Rape Kit Reform

Oregon SB 1571 addresses the embarrassing backlog of untested rape kits.

(NEW YORK) - DNA evidence is an invaluable investigative tool. When tested, rape kit evidence can identify an unknown assailant, confirm the presence of a known suspect, affirm the survivor's account of the attack, connect the suspect to other crime scenes, and exonerate the wrongly convicted.

Yet too often the decision is made not to test these kits. Right now, there are hundreds of thousands of untested rape kits sitting in police and crime lab storage facilities across the country. We don’t yet know the extent of the backlog in Oregon. But we are soon to find out.

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Salem-News.com (March 04, 2016 15:05)

HB 4040 Delists Wolves as Positive Action for Ranchers, Wolves and Oregon

The outcome of this bill gives additional support for the Oregon Wolf Plan that was previously agreed on by multiple stakeholders.

(SALEM, Ore.) - After months of hard work, long conversations and countless meetings, HB 4040 passed the senate on a 17-11 vote Wednesday evening.

This bill, sponsored by Representative Barreto, gives support to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and their decision to delist the wolf. All that remains is for Governor Kate Brown to give final approval.

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