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I'm Voting for Hillary and Here's Why

One man's opinion is one choice for America.

(SAN FRANCISCO) - Hillary ClintonI will vote for Hillary Clinton no matter what happens between now and November. I figure a vote for a third-party candidate or not voting at all is really a vote for Trump.

I am not only voting for Clinton, but I am also voting for the democratic platform, which is not perfect, but is, thanks to Sanders, the most progressive Democratic Party platform in history.

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The Impact of the Brexit Vote on Commodity Prices

The impact on oil prices was temporary...

(LONDON) - Salem-News.comIn the last week of June 2016, many investors, especially in the United Kingdom (UK), chose to sell off their assets that were previously invested in British stocks currency (Pound sterling), and reinvest in the commodity market, especially in gold, silver, and oil.

This was due to the uncertainty that was created as a result of the referendum held on 23rd June 2016 about the future of the UK in the European Union (EU), which resulted in the majority of voters choosing to leave the EU.

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Two Killed In Highway 213 Crash North of Silverton

A pickup crossed the centerline and cost two lives.

(SILVERTON, Ore.) - fatal crash hwy213Preliminary investigation revealed a 2003 Toyota Sienna van was traveling southbound when it drifted off the roadway, lost control and came back onto the highway.

The Toyota crossed the centerline at an angle where it was struck on the passenger side by a northbound 1999 Acura sedan.

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Zane Grey Cabin Officially Designated Under the National Register of Historic Places

Grey's prose helped make the Rogue River a premiere destination.

(GRANTS PASS, Ore.) - Zane Grey cabinThe historic cabin is located at Winkle Bar, one of the most unique sites along the world-famous Rogue Wild and Scenic River.

This spot--and the entire Rogue River--was popularized by the western novelist and angler Zane Grey, who fell in love with and wrote about the pristine wilderness and abundant fishing opportunities on the river.

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Wildfires Can Happen HERE

The hot summer weather demands that we are careful with fire.

(TUALATIN, Ore.) - Salem-News.comTualatin Valley Fire & Rescue is banning all outdoor open burning throughout their jurisdiction, including areas served by TVF&R in Multnomah, Clackamas and Yamhill Counties, effective at the same time.

The burn ban in Washington County is effective Friday, July 29th, 2016 at 0100.

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Sailor Killed When Car Crashes Into Truck Pulling Loaded Horse Trailer

Tragedy included one fatality and injuries to 3 people and 2 horses.

(AURORA, Ore.) - injured horseThe driver of the passenger car was seriously injured and life flighted to a Portland hospital. The passenger died on scene. She has been identified as 25-year old Stephanie Stover. She was in the Navy and stationed in Everett, Washington on the USS Gridley.

The truck's occupants were both taken to area hospitals and are expected to live.

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Linn County Investigates Logging Death of Salem Man

A log approximately 20 feet long and ten inches in diameter, fell from the top of the trailer striking the man.

(LYONS, Ore.) - log truck fatalThe victim, 55-year old Jerry Dean Sramek, of Salem, was a contracted independent truck driver and had just loaded logs from the logging site and was in route to a mill. Sramek was found by Brent Richmond, another truck driver traveling the same route at about 11:26 a.m.

The investigation revealed Sramek stopped to re-secure his load on the trailer approximately four miles away from the landing site where he was loaded.

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FDA -- Don't Insult Me!!!

Is the death toll from these dangerous opioids just not high enough yet?

(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) - oh no you didntLast month I wrote an article about the FDA's approval of yet another dangerous extended release opioid to be unleashed on the public as we are fighting addictions and deaths in the tens of thousands.

As a result of my articles about the advisory committee of the FDA approving another extended release opioid -- this one based on a "cheap party study", I received the below email from a "press officer" at the FDA

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Salem Man Offers $500 Reward for Return of Lost Dog, Rider

A coordinated search effort to find Rider has brought together many concerned citizens.

(SALEM, Ore.) - RiderOn June 18, 2016 David Dixon of Salem experienced every dog owner’s worst nightmare. David and his constant companion, Rider, were visiting at a friend’s home in Salem. David and his friends decided to go out and, as is customary, Rider was left at the home. You see, Rider is David’s best friend. He is part of the family.

While they were out, there was a thunderstorm. Rider panicked and when they returned to the home they discovered a busted-out board and no Rider.

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Linn County Sheriff's Office Serves Warrant for Online Child Pornography

The clock is ticking for anyone involved in online child porn.

(ALBANY, Ore.) - internet child porn arrestLinn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports his detectives served a search warrant this morning at a residence in Albany after a month long investigation into the online distribution of child pornography.

Numerous electronic devices were seized and occupants of the residence were interviewed. One computer in the residence was determined to be actively distributing child pornography files when detectives arrived.

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US Senators Show No Courage to Investigate Big Pharma and Save Lives

My testimony in 2007 in front of US Senator Patrick Leahy's Judiciary Committee.

(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) - Senator LeahyHow many deaths could have been prevented Senator Leahy if you had the courage to initiate an investigation into the maker of OxyContin, Purdue Pharma when I implored you to do so? Would we now be fighting for the lives of our children in a Holocaust of heroin deaths?

My name is Marianne Skolek. I had a beautiful 29 year old daughter named Jill. She had the misfortune of being prescribed OxyContin in January 2002 and was killed on April 29, 2002...

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Prisoner Fight Results in Warning Shot Fired at EOCI

Officials say 47 inmates were involved.

(ONTARIO, Ore.) - EOCIA warning shot was fired to put an end to mayhem at EOCI today. No one received injuries from the gunfire.

Several inmates engaged in a series of fights on a recreation yard at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution (EOCI), today at about 2:30 p.m. The inmates refused verbal directives to stop fighting, at which time staff administered pepper spray.

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Oregon Cannabis Growers Asked to Stop Using 14 Products

Fourteen horticultural products ordered detained and removed from sale, growers asked to stop usage.

(SALEM, Ore.) - pesticide advisoryThe 12 notices cover 14 products sold in Oregon that were also identified by the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) in late June as containing undeclared pesticide active ingredients. In an abundance of caution, ODA issued its orders and is currently sampling and testing these products sold in Oregon.

The orders call for the product manufacturers to immediately cease all sales, offers of sale, or other distribution in Oregon. In addition, products within Oregon or transported into the state by any type of business transaction or other method
are detained.

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Salem Woman Killed in Crash on Silverton Road

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Salem Police Traffic Control Unit.

(SALEM, Ore.) - fatal crashWhen they arrived on the scene, officers found an adult female deceased and a 9-year old girl injured in one vehicle and the driver of the other vehicle with minor injuries.

The investigation has shown that 19-year old Estaban Alvarez-Ayala was traveling eastbound on Silverton Rd in a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck when, for some reason, he crossed into the westbound lane of traffic.

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Preparing Our Nation for Extreme Heat

Stay hydrated. Drink cool, nonalcoholic beverages and increase your fluid intake.

(WASHINGTON D.C.) - sunflowersAs a heat wave spreads across the country this week, the federal government is working overtime to help state, regional, tribal, and local communities prepare for potential extreme-heat events.

Extreme heat affects everybody – our family, friends and neighbors. Our nation’s most vulnerable include the elderly, children, emergency responders, outdoor workers, low-income households, athletes, and even our pets.

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Steven Dery of Coquille Wins $1 Million Powerball Prize

Dery was only 2 digits from hitting the grand prize.

(SALEM, Ore.) - powerball lotterySteven Dery of Coquille is well aware that everyone in town already knows he won $1 million playing Powerball.

Dery, who is a regular Powerball player, purchased his ticket at the Coquille Tackle & Smokes Shop. Dery matched five numbers but missed the Powerball number. He said he was two digits away from hitting the grand prize. But noted he was perfectly happy winning $1 million!

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Officials Say Shooting Was Consequence of Marijuana Deal Gone Bad

Investigation continues into near-fatal shooting

(SALEM, Ore.) - 46-year old Shannon SandersDetectives arrested 46-year old Shannon Sanders, the man identified as the suspect in a shooting that took place on Pennsylvania Avenue SE on June 13th of this year.

Mr. Sanders has been taken to the Marion County Jail for the crimes of Attempted Murder, Assault I, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Firearm and three counts of Menacing.

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10 Sites to Help You Become an Expert in Online Trading

Sites are dedicated to helping online traders up their game and profit from their trades.

(SALEM, Ore.) - calculatorOnline foreign exchange (FX) trading is fast gaining popularity so much that there is a plethora of sites such as CMC Markets dedicated to helping newbies become experts in online trading.

For most newcomers to online trading, these websites provide insight into the business, including vital bits of wisdom from seasoned traders to make their endeavor fruitful.

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Oregon Country Fair Attracts Law Enforcement DUII Saturation

Agencies were in full force for this "High Visibility DUII Saturation Event"

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon Country FairWhen it was all finished, a total of fourteen (14) drivers were arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) during the Country Fair's weekend.

Half of those (7) arrested for DUII were under the influence of Marijuana. The remaining seven arrests were for alcohol.

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Oil Industry Faces Huge Worker Shortage

More than 70 companies that offer services to oil producers have gone bankrupt over the past year and a half.

(LONDON - oil rig jobsThe rig count has rebounded from the lows seen in late May, a small indication that oil companies in the U.S. could begin drilling anew.

Shale drilling is a short-cycle prospect, requiring only a few weeks to drill and bring a well online. Because of this, the collective U.S. shale industry has been likened to the new "swing producer": low oil prices force quick cutbacks but higher prices trigger new supplies.

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Non-Profit Organization is Seeking Local Host Families for High School Exchange Students

Foreign Exchange students develop lifelong relationships with friends and family in their host communities.

(SALEM, Ore.) - ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE), in cooperation with your community high school, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries: Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Japan, to name a few.

ASSE students are enthusiastic and excited to experience American culture while they practice their English. They also love to share their own culture and language with their host families.

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Double Fatal Crash on Hwy 47 Near Vernonia

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Wednesday afternoon's tragic crash.

(VERNONIA, Ore.) - Two people died Wednesday afternoon in a near head-on crash. According to OSP, two Ford F-150 pickups were fully engulfed in fire when troopers arrived at the scene Wednesday afternoon.

Both drivers were determined to have sustained fatal injuries from the crash. There were no passengers in either pickup.

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West Salem Man Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter

Ransom may spend 90 months in prison for shooting Pearce to death.

(DALLAS, Ore.) - Today 35-year old Nicholas Anthony Ransom, of West Salem, pled guilty to Manslaughter in the Second Degree and Felon in Possession of a Firearm in the July 15, 2015 shooting death of Matthew Pearce, also of West Salem.

Pursuant to the terms of the plea agreement, charges of Murder, Manslaughter in the First Degree, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon were dismissed.

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