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Florida Board of Medicine Appears Oblivious to Pill Mill Crisis

Florida Board of Medicine: you have a pill mill crisis in your state! Why are you contributing to it?

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - STOPPThere is an organization of ordinary citizens operating out of Florida called StoppNow. These ordinary citizens recognize that pill mills operating out of storefront buildings are warehouses of prescription opioids who are dispensing pills to hopelessly addicted people lined up outside the storefront pill mills.

StoppNow organizes picket lines in front of the pill mills calling attention to law enforcement and the D.E.A. that people are dying and families torn apart because of these pill mills. Ordinary citizens saving lives -- heroes in every sense of the word.

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Soaring Temperatures Raise the Red Flag for Fire Danger in Oregon

Temps from 95 to 100 degrees are expected for at least the next 2 days

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - red flag warningCritical fire weather conditions are expected to develop across the Oregon Cascades and the southern Willamette Valley and adjacent foothills on Wednesday and Thursday.

The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a RED FLAG WARNING in effect from noon Wednesday to 11 p.m. Thursday.

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High Toxin Levels Found in Klamath County Water Bodies

Health advisory on Upper Klamath and Agency lakes extended downstream to Keno Dam.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Upper Klamath LakesThe health advisory was issued due to toxins at levels that could pose a risk to human health in Upper Klamath Lake, located just north of Klamath Falls along Highway 97 in Klamath County.

Continuous cold water conditions in Pelican Bay have prevented blue-green algae from growing there, so Pelican Bay is not included in this advisory.

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Cannabis Creative Conference in Oregon Brings Businesses Together for Budding Opportunities

National trade show will help businesses, entrepreneurs and professionals profit in the growing, legal marijuana industry

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - cannabisThe United States economy is experiencing a revolution through the legalization of cannabis, both for medicinal and recreational use.

Washington State alone is selling $1.2 million in legal cannabis daily according to the Liquor Control Board, and the revenue promises to grow — not just from plant sales, but also for supporting businesses.

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Oregon: 37th Annual Jim Wright Memorial Stearman Fly-In

Bi-planes Galore! Oregon Aviation Historical Society brings vintage aircraft to Cottage Grove

(COTTAGE GROVE, Ore.) - Bi-planeThe public is invited free of charge to view the aircraft, talk to the pilots, and tour the History Center. Saturday is the best day to come out and see these vintage beauties.

Weather permitting, we expect between 25 and 30 open cockpit biplanes and other vintage aircraft. Biplane rides by Nostalgic Warbird & Biplane Rides will be available for purchase.

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International Parental Kidnapping Case Leads to South Pacific Island

The father pled guilty in March 2015 and was sentenced last week.

(WASHINGTON, DC) - the DracoWhen 9-year-old Billy Hanson didn’t return to Pennsylvania after spending the summer with his father in Seattle, the boy’s mother called her local police department, setting in motion an international kidnapping investigation that led FBI agents halfway around the world to a tiny island in the South Pacific.

It was a traumatic experience. By the time Billy and his father reached Niue after 60 days aboard the Draco, the 9-year-old had lost 30 pounds.

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Navy Petty Officer Logan Brown of McMinnville Serves Aboard USS Ashland

"Being there matters"

(PHILIPPINE SEA) - Logan BrownFirecontrolman 3rd class Logan Brown from McMinnville, Oregon performs erosion maintenance on the hull of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD-48).

USS Ashland is assigned to the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group and is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.

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Bat Found in Marion County Tests Positive for Rabies

Be suspicious of bats that approach people. See VIDEO below.

(SALEM, Ore.) - bat researchMarion County health officials are reporting that a bat found inside a home tested positive for rabies on Tuesday, July 20, 2015. The test was conducted by the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory.

This is the fifth bat in Oregon to test positive for rabies in 2015, and the first in Marion County. Last year, eleven bats and three foxes tested positive for rabies throughout Oregon, but none in Marion County. The last time a bat found in Marion County tested positive for rabies was June 2012.

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FBI Launches Campaign Against Economic Espionage

As part of a nationwide campaign to raise awareness of the growing economic espionage threat, the FBI has released a short video, "The Company Man: Protecting America’s Secrets", based on an actual case.

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - FBI contactIndustries in the United States spend more on research and development than any other country in the world. The amount of effort and resources put into developing a unique product or process that can provide an edge in the business world is not unsubstantial.

But what happens if someone comes in and steals that edge—a company’s trade secrets—for the benefit of a foreign country?

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President Obama (Please) Support African Civil Society in Visit to Sub-Saharan Africa

A plea to the President to affirm solidarity for African pro-democracy and human rights activists

(LONDON) - President Barack ObamaDear Mr. President:

I am William Nicholas Gomes, Human rights defender and Freelance journalist. I welcome your decision to visit sub-Saharan Africa once again, and we applaud your support for African human rights defenders through your Stand with Civil Society initiative.

The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit held last year demonstrated your commitment to engage constructively with leaders on a number of key economic, political and security issues.

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Backyard Chicken Ordinance Considered by Marion County Commissioners

Six hens (no roosters) would be allowed on property inside urban growth boundaries.

(SALEM, Ore.) - backyard chickensThe Marion County Board of Commissioners will hold the first reading of an ordinance allowing backyard chickens, within urban growth boundary areas, at its regularly scheduled Board Session on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. The meeting begins at 9 a.m.

The proposed ordinance will allow up to six hens inside urban growth boundaries, except in the Woodburn and Silverton UGBs where a maximum of three hens would be allowed. There would be no sales of chickens, eggs, or fertilizer.

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Details Released in Carlton Double-Fatal Crash Investigation

Investigation of this tragic accident continues.

(McMINNVILLE, Ore.) - car crashThe July 8th double fatal two-car crash that occurred at the intersection of Meadowlake Road and Westside Road in rural Carlton remains under investigation by the Multi Agency Traffic Team.

The investigation to this point indicates the following:

Jacob Ryan Coshow and Shantel Louise Fugere, each 20 years of age, were in a 1996 Mazda Miata that was travelling east on Meadowlake Road...

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Polk County Deputy Saved From Burning Car

The Deputy and the driver of the other vehicle were injured during the crash

(DALLAS, Ore. ) - Polk county deputyDeputy Shon Latty was responding to assist an Independence Police Officer who had called over the radio for help as the Officer was actively fighting with someone. While heading to the call, Deputy Latty was leaving the city of Dallas on Monmouth Cutofff Rd with his lights and siren going.

At about 12:07 p.m. Deputy Latty was approaching Godsey Rd when Deputy Latty's vehicle collided with another vehicle.

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Do You or Someone You Know Suffer From Low THC? (Public Service Announcement)

2 minutes of some of the most important information on the planet. (PSA)

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon marijuanaCannabis Network Radio recently published one of the best new Public Service Announcements out there, produced by The People's Plant. It has been called the best PSA about cannabis ever produced, and that may well be true.

There is actually a term for lack of cannabis in the human body called "Clinical EndoCannabinoid Deficiency" or CECD. Research has confirmed that underlying endocannabinoid deficiencies indeed play a role in migraine, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome and a growing list of other medical conditions. Clinical experience is bearing this out.

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82nd Airborne Division Paratrooper Dies in Motorcycle Accident

Condolences for the friends and family of Pfc. Philbrook.

(FORT BRAGG, N.C.) - Holden PhilbrookAn 82nd Airborne Division Paratrooper died early Tuesday morning from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident that occurred on Cliffdale Road in Fayetteville, Monday.

Pfc. Holden Jeffrey Philbrook, 19, of Citrus Heights, California, was an indirect fire infantryman with 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Abn. Div.

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710 Festival Bursts Its Seams and Moves to Keizer

July 10 (710) is a fairly new "holiday" for pro-cannabis supporters.

(SALEM, Ore.) - 710 FestivalThere's a hot cannabis event hitting the Willamette Valley this Friday. The event had its launch a year ago in a field in Turner, Oregon, and the response has grown so fast that it has been relocated to Keizer, Oregon, at the PGN Lodge.

The "710" festival is scheduled to begin Friday July 10th at 10:00 am, running through 11pm at PGN Lodge (patient growers network) located on 4090 cherry Ave. NE, Keizer, Oregon.

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Get Up Close and Personal to the Moon and Stars at the Star Party

The public is invited to join Nightsky 45, an astronomy club, at Legacy Estate Vineyard to see the stars up close...

(RICKREALL, Ore.) - Legacy vineyardsEola Hills Wine Cellars invites the public to view the stars at its Legacy Estate Vineyard in Salem (located at 1600 Oak Grove Rd) on the evening of Friday, July 17.

Members of the Salem-based astronomy club, Nightsky 45, will be on hand with their telescopes and knowledge about features visible in the night sky - from the moon to familiar constellations named after months of the Zodiac.

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Oregon's Unemployment Rate Rises in June, Job Growth Continues

Three out of every five Oregonians, 16 years and over, are working or looking for work...the lowest participation rate since comparable records began in 1976.

(SALEM, Ore.) - arrow upOregon's unemployment rate was 5.5 percent in June, a slight increase from May's rate of 5.3 percent.

The increase was not a surprise because one characteristic of Oregon's labor market following the Great Recession has been small increases in the unemployment rate during the summer months.

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Bomb Squad Retrieves Old Military Ordnance Found in Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

According to bomb techs, the explosive was very old but still potentially dangerous.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - unexploded ordnanceAn unexploded military ordnance was discovered by kids in the Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge the morning of July 14th.

Officers responded to the home and learned that the explosive, approximately 12" in length, was carried from Oaks Bottom to the home, where the reporting party called police.

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Leaburg Hydroelectric Project Historic District listed in the National Register of Historic Places

The powerhouse was designed by Ellis Lawrence, founder of the UO school of architecture.

(LANE COUNTY, Ore.) - Leaburg Hydroelectric Project Historic DistrictThe Leaburg Hydroelectric Project Historic District in Lane County is among Oregon's latest entries in the National Register of Historic Places.

The Leaburg Hydroelectric Project was put into service in January 1930 and continues to generate electric power as part of the Eugene Water & Electric Board system, a municipally owned utility located in Lane County, Oregon.

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MCSO Cold Case Squad Seeks Public's Help with Homicide Investigation From 1986

Help solve a murder nearly 29 years old....if you can.

(SALEM, Ore.) - The Marion County Sheriff's Office, Cold Case Squad, is requesting the public's help in identifying a Hispanic male, whose decomposing body was found by fishermen in the area of Horseshoe Lake, near St. Paul, Oregon on October 25, 1986. The Oregon State Medical Examiner determined that this death was a homicide.

The victim is believed to have been young, perhaps 20 to 30 years old, approximately 5' 4" tall with a slender to medium build.

Most importantly, the victim possessed numerous distinctive tattoos...

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Statement by the President of the United States on Iran Agreement

The President of the United States announced a negotiated agreement with Iran today.

(WASHINGTON, DC) - THE PRESIDENT: Today, after two years of negotiations, the United States, together with our international partners, has achieved something that decades of animosity has not -- a comprehensive, long-term deal with Iran that will prevent it from obtaining a nuclear weapon.

This deal demonstrates that American diplomacy can bring about real and meaningful change -- change that makes our country, and the world, safer and more secure.

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CAIR Condemns Killing of Marines in Tennessee, Offers Condolences

Four U.S. Marines were killed after a lone gunman went on a shooting spree in "an act of domestic terrorism" in Chattanooga, Tenn.; the gunman was killed by law enforcement.

(WASHINGTON, DC) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned a deadly attack in Tennessee that left four Marines dead.

In a statement, CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad said: "We condemn this horrific attack in the strongest terms possible. Such inexcusable acts of violence must be repudiated by Americans of all faiths and backgrounds...."

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