Stand with Standing Rock and Stop the Billionaire's Water Grab
(CANONBALL RIVER, ND) - In Occupying the Prairie: Tensions Rise as Tribes Move to Block a Pipeline by Jack Healy, New York Times, Aug. 23, 2016 we see and hear about Indians in paint on horseback, in "procession" out of their "tepee-dotted camp." Who writes like that?
While the almost 500 Nations of our indigenous brothers and sisters (over 80 are represented in the Sacred Stones Camp) are proud of the heritage of our peoples, it's important to keep the focus on today and why we are here.
Oregon counts up the revenue while sick and dying patients lose out.
(SALEM, Ore.) - The green, green grass of home... Cannabis money is flowing like water in the State of Oregon.
In January, Medical marijuana dispensaries started collecting a 25% tax on recreational marijuana sales, and as of July 31, the Department of Revenue has processed $25.5 million in marijuana tax payments.
Everybody’s happy, right? In general, yes... but that would exclude the patients of Oregon.
(PORTLAND, Ore.) - As the White House readies a final desperate push for the unpopular Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, large crowds turned out for “Rock Against the TPP” events in Seattle and Portland.
The events were held over the weekend as part of a nationwide protest tour featuring high profile celebrities including actress Evangeline Lilly, hip hop icon Talib Kweli, comedian Hari Kondabolu, and punk band Anti-Flag.
(DALLAS, Ore.) - 26-year old Morgan Keith Haney, of Dallas, pled guilty today in Polk County Circuit Court to Unlawful Delivery of Marijuana to a Minor and Unlawful Delivery of Marijuana Within 1000 Feet of a School.
He also pled no-contest to Possession of a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Felon in Possession of a Restricted Weapon.
Act now, before money is transferred to the Department of State Lands
(SALEM, Ore.) - Thousands of taxpayers across Oregon have tax refund money awaiting them, but it'll soon be harder to get. After state checks expire, two years from their issuance date, there's a limited window of time to get them reissued before additional requirements apply.
"We still have more than 5,000 taxpayers with almost $1 million in expired checks," said Steve Bergmann, Oregon Department of Revenue accounting manager.
Questions? Call the City of Salem Fire Department at 503-588-6245.
(SALEM, Ore.) - With the extended weather forecast continuing to call for high temperatures and gusty winds, the City of Salem will continue to ban open burning until further notice.
All outdoor burning, including ceremonial and recreational fires, will continue to be prohibited within the City of Salem. This ban is based on weather conditions and community fire safety needs. The ban will remain in effect through this week.
Wondering which affiliate marketing programs can help you make money? Here are the things you need to choose the best program for your affiliate business.
(SALEM, Ore.) - Starting an affiliate business isn’t as easy as just linking to a product or service that you think can help the people who read your blog.
The business that sells the product has to operate an affiliate marketing program in return – otherwise your link won’t generate revenue when clicked. If you’re wondering how how you can make money by choosing the right program, you’ve come to the right place.
A Red Flag Warning has been issued for the majority of NW Oregon
(SALEM, Ore.) - With Oregon's hottest temperatures, gusty winds and low humidity occurring throughout the next few days, Oregon State Fire Marshal Jim Walker is urging all residents to take the utmost care and thorough caution to prevent wildfires.
"A majority of this year's wildfires have been human caused," says State Fire Marshal Jim Walker.
Eight Red Cross disaster responders from Oregon and Southwest Washington deploy to California to help people affected by massive wildfires; Eighteen others still on the ground in Louisiana helping flood relief effort.
(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Explosive brush fires have ripped through more than 30,000 acres in San Bernardino County. More than 86,000 people have been forced to leave their homes. An unknown number of homes could be destroyed, and there is no containment in sight.
Two Red Cross shelters provided refuge to 173 individuals affected by the Blue Cut Fire.
This type of viewing gives all angles of an experience to watch
(SALEM, Ore.) - The way that people are watching sports is changing. More people tap their mobile devices for live sports coverage than ever before, with 26 percent of teens completely abandoning TV in favor of digital sports watching.
People want a more engaging sports viewing experience than a flat screen alone offers and technology developers are working overtime to meet the growing demand for better sports watching options. It’s not just the “how” of watching that is changing, though.
RED FLAG WARNING is in effect from 1 p.m. Thursday to late Friday night
(SALEM, Ore.) - Extremely hot temperatures are coming to Oregon Thursday through Saturday with highs in the 80s along the Coast and near (or above) 100 inland. Critical fire weather conditions are expected to develop Thursday and continue through at least Friday night.
Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible; drink plenty of water; reschedule any outdoor activities to early morning or evening hours; anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded area.
Fourteen Red Cross disaster responders from Oregon and Southwest Washington are deploying to Louisiana to help people affected by the worst natural disaster since Superstorm Sandy.
(PORTLAND, Ore.) - The American Red Cross Cascades Region is responding to devastating flooding in Louisiana. Red Cross disaster workers are providing shelter, food and comfort to those affected and more help is on the way.
Responders from Medford, Silverton, Florence, Salem, Portland, Lake Oswego, Wolf Creek and Keizer are either on the ground or heading to Louisiana.
The Advisory Committee's function should be to preserve lives -- not put them at risk.
(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) - Recently I attended an FDA Advisory Committee meeting where a new killer opioid called Arymo ER was under consideration to be unleashed in the U.S.
Lynn R. Webster, MD gave testimony and answered questions regarding the controversial extended release morphine tablet...when he had an expired license. The Advisory Committee may want to reconsider their recommendation of Arymo ER because they appear to have been misled (whether deliberately or not) and this could fall under the category of "unethical" or "criminal".
The fantasy of "not being caught" does not work out.
(PORTLAND, Ore.) - During the week of August 7 to August 12, 2016, the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Trafficking Unit conducted undercover missions to address online sex trafficking.
Investigators posted online ads on known sex trafficking websites. 28 men contacted undercover police officers to arrange payment for sexual acts. Investigators were assisted by Portland area hotels as part of this effort.
Kirby Earnest Brumfield, Jr
Feb. 06, 1932 - July 21, 2016
(PORTLAND, Ore.) - In 1962, Kirby Brumfield signed on with Portland's KATU Channel 2 as Director of Agricultural Programming, the station's first weatherman, and he was the first voice to come over the air.
As an actor, he was cast in many prime time TV shows including The Green Hornet (1966), Batman (1966) and 12 O'Clock High (1964), as well as Jessie James, FBI, and General Hospital.
Police say they had stopped chasing him before the crash.
(ST HELENS, Ore.) - A Scappoose City Police officer attempted to pull over a 2004 Toyota Highlander in relation to a driving complaint on Highway 30 at about 12:54 p.m. The operator of the Toyota Highlander initially pulled over and then fled the stop westbound.
Three minutes later, after the pursuit had been terminated, the Toyota crashed into the back of a westbound 2012 Honda Civic.
Actress Evangeline Lilly, Anti-Flag, Hari Kondabolu, Makana, and more will lead free concert
(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Well-known musicians, comedians, and celebrities will gather for a free concert event at Director Park on Saturday, August 20th.
The free event is part of the nationwide Rock Against the TPP tour, a series of large-scale concerts, teach-ins, and protests mobilizing to raise awareness about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.
About 8:46 a.m. there was a report of a two-vehicle, head-on collision on Highway 101 near milepost 174.
(FLORENCE, Ore.) - OSP Troopers and emergency crews responded to a head on crash Sunday morning about 14 miles north of Florence.
Police say a 2008 Honda CRV operated by 92-year old Eugene Earl Weigant, of Waldport, was traveling northbound when it crossed the center line striking a 1994 Chevrolet Imperial Van operated by 23-year old Tanner Dickinson, of Columbus, Ohio, head-on, according to the preliminary investigation. Both vehicles sustained heavy front-end damage.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call TIP LINE: 503-584-SRCH or 503-584-7724.
(DETROIT, Ore.) - After seven days of searching, the decision has been made to suspend the active search for missing hiker Riley Zickel. Mr. Zickel went missing after entering the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness area Wednesday, July 27th.
Mr. Zickel was last seen on the Pacific Crest Trail just north of Jefferson Park where he visited with another hiker along the trail. The decision to suspend the active search was made after exhausting all available leads.
Will unincorporated Marion County turn their nose up at tax revenue?
(SALEM, Ore.) - Measure 91 passed by approximately 56% to 44%. However, Marion County voters voted 48.44% in favor to 51.46% against. As such, state law allows the county to put the future expansion of recreational marijuana businesses to a vote.
On Wednesday, the Marion County Board of Commissioners referred measures related to marijuana for placement on the November ballot