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Salem-News.com (July 02, 2015 13:47)

Men Are Getting the Sparkle They Deserve

Fashion dictates that it's okay for men to let go and show their inner bling!

(SALEM, Ore.) - John Brevard ringFor a long time, fashion and accessorizing has primarily been a woman’s world. Bracelets, necklaces, pins, brooches, hats, etc. They were all designed with feminine style in mind, while men’s accessories were mostly utilitarian in nature and meant to be as subtle as possible.

Those days are over, friends. These days, men are sporting as much bling (are we still calling it bling?) as their female friends and partners.

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Salem-News.com (June 30, 2015 23:30)

Keep Oregon Green! Marijuana is Minutes from Being Legal for 21+ Adults!

Remember those Cannabis Freedom Fighters who gave their all as we witness the end of Cannabis prohibition in Oregon ... Dr. Phil Leveque ... Larry “LK” Kirk ... Lindsey Bradshaw ... Jack “the Hemperor” Herer ... Jim Klahr ... Jim Greig ... and so many more.

(SALEM, Ore.) - marijuana in OregonThe countdown is in full force for adults, soon-to-be LEGAL cannabis users, in the state of Oregon.

The west side of the Burnside Bridge will be a most popular spot very shortly. It is rumored that at midnight (July 1) all 21+ adults with ID will be given free marijuana and cannabis seeds, courtesy of medical marijuana providers and activists.

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Salem-News.com (June 02, 2015 20:19)

Walery's Pizza Shows Local Support Fundraising for NWHS

Northwest Human Services helps with Medical, Dental, Mental Health care and social services for those in need.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Walery's PizzaThere was a party going on in West Salem today, and it all had to do with the best pizza around. Hungry people always find their way to Walery's, but today was special. A portion of the proceeds at Walery's Pizza were donated to Northwest Human Services' Youth and Family program.

NWHS volunteers bused tables and delivered dessert to the very well-fed customers.

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Salem-News.com (June 11, 2015 23:53)

Oregon Legislature Votes to Ban the Box on Job Applications

HB 3025 will help remove barriers to employment for people with past convictions and arrests

(SALEM, Ore.) - ban the box campaignThe Oregon Senate today passed HB 3025 by a vote of 21 to 8. The legislation will prohibit employers from including questions about applicants’ criminal history on job applications. HB 3025 now heads to the House for a concurrent vote and then to Governor Kate Brown for her signature.

"As Oregonians, we believe that anyone who makes a mistake and learns from it deserves a second chance," said Tom Chamberlain, President of Oregon AFL-CIO and member of Fair Chance For All.

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Salem-News.com (June 28, 2015 23:30)

Racing In Oregon: The Great Tracks of The Northwest

Oregon has a competitive spirit! Rev it up and find out for yourself...

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon Trail Rally When many people think of the great Northwest, car racing isn't typically high on the list. But Oregon just might change all that. It doesn't matter if you're looking to get loose on dirt or speed down asphalt, Oregon boasts some of the region's best tracks.

Race enthusiasts are starting to look to the region as a track-driving destination. Let's take a look at what it has to offer.

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Salem-News.com (June 29, 2015 11:38)

Obama Administration Removes Crucial Barrier to Marijuana Research

Big Win for Marijuana Reform Advocates but More Has to Be Done

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Ole Miss marijuanaIn a long-sought move anticipated by many marijuana reform advocates, the White House announced last week that it was removing a major obstacle to marijuana research – the Public Health Service (PHS) Review.

“This announcement shows that the White House is ready to move away from the war on medical marijuana, and enable the performance of legitimate and necessary research,” said Bill Piper, of Drug Policy Alliance.

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Salem-News.com (June 29, 2015 12:23)

Will We Learn From the Charleston Killings?

About 34% of all gun deaths in the U.S. (11,000+ in both 2010 and 2011) are classified as homicides.

(SAN FRANCISCO) - ObamaDylann Storm Roof, a 21-year old white supremacist, is accused of murdering nine worshippers at the historic Emanuel AME church in Charleston, S.C. President Obama called the shootings "senseless murders" and suggested more gun control is needed in the wake of the tragedy.

But in this violent nation of ours, there seems to be a disconnect between our Second Amendment "right to keep and bear arms" and the number of mass killings in this country.

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Salem-News.com (June 29, 2015 13:10)

As Fire Season Moves Forward, Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve Issues Public Use Restrictions

Prevent forest and wild fire!

(CAVE JUNCTION, Ore.) - Cave JunctionThe risk of wildfire is increasing across southwestern Oregon, due largely to the ongoing, persistent drought conditions, a lack of snowpack, and the unseasonably dry state of fuels such as grasses and small woody debris.

Effective 12:01 a.m. on July 1, 2015, There are NO campfires allowed in the Monument or Preserve.

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Salem-News.com (June 30, 2015 22:33)

Celebrating Larry LK Kirk - a True Cannabis Champion

The cannabis community mourns a man who has meant so much to the efforts being celebrated tonight with Oregon's legalization of marijuana.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Larry KirkThursday, June 18, the cannabis community lost a colorful and dedicated freedom fighter, photographer and Army veteran, Larry LK Kirk. Known globally simply as "LK", Larry traveled the country to bring awareness to the injustice, which is the drug war. He believed no one should go to jail for a plant.

A long-time Hemp News and High Times photojournalist, LK captured thousands of historic photos in his effort to document the path to legalization.

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Salem-News.com (June 10, 2015 00:38)

Crohn's Disease Patient Shona Banda Speaks Out As Charges Loom

Shona's plight has drawn the attention of The Washington Post and a wide range of mainstream media outlets including ABC’s The View.

(GARDEN CITY, KS) - Shona BandaA press conference has been scheduled for June 15th regarding the case against Crohn’s disease patient Shona Banda. Five criminal charges are in the process of being filed against Banda as a result of the well publicized raid by Garden City Police in April.

Shona plans to voluntarily surrender herself to the authorities at the press conference. She is humbly requesting all supporters be there.

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Salem-News.com (May 31, 2015 15:48)

Distressed Swimmer Dies After Detroit Lake Rescue

Our deepest condolences to the young man's family, and friends.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Cody EllingsworthPolice say an 18-year old male was attempting to swim across the river with a group of friends. When the friends looked back they had lost sight of him, but quickly found him and helped pull him from the water. CPR was started immediately and he was eventually transported to an area hospital via Life Flight.

18-year old Cody Ellingsworth has been identified as the young man involved in yesterday's incident at Detroit Lake.

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Salem-News.com (May 31, 2015 16:11)

Two Wounded in Salem Drive-by Shooting

The second shooting in NE Salem in less than a week.

(SALEM, Ore.) - drive by shootingThe Salem Police Department responded to a drive-by shooting shortly after midnight Sunday morning in the 4300 block of Kale St NE. A 14-year old boy and his father, 34-year old Arturo Chacon, were both wounded in the incident. Both were transported by medics to the Salem Hospital.

The boy was subsequently transported to a Portland trauma center with a chest wound, but is now expected to make a full recovery.

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Salem-News.com (June 03, 2015 12:40)

OSP Continuing Death Investigation At Mongold State Park

A large portion of the park was closed during the investigation.

(MARION COUNTY, Ore.) - death investigationOSP Troopers and Detectives responded to Mongold State Park in eastern Marion County for a death investigation on Tuesday about 11:06 a.m.

According to OSP Criminal Investigations Sergeant Gregg Withers, a male identified as 62-year old Richard L Posekany JR, of Detroit, was found unconscious and unresponsive in a picnic area near the Mongold boat ramp. Medics responded and pronounced Mr. Posekany deceased.

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Salem-News.com (June 11, 2015 17:14)

Marijuana Victory in the Senate

This isn't over....until Prohibition of Marijuana/Cannabis is ended, once and for all.

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Senator MikulskiLast week the U.S. House sent a resounding message to the DEA and DOJ to stop interfering with state medical marijuana laws.

Today, the U.S. Senate echoed that message. The Senate Appropriations Committee voted to protect state medical marijuana laws 21-9, passing an amendment from Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD)

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Salem-News.com (May 29, 2015 18:27)

Salem Man Hospitalized After Shooting at Residence

The suspect is still at large. If you have any information regarding this shooting, call the tip line at 503-540-8079, you can remain anonymous

(SALEM, Ore.) - Surfwoods shootingA shooting took place on a street near Silverton and Brown Roads early this morning. Detectives were called to the 3000 block of Surfwood Drive NE on the report of an adult male who had been shot. Once they arrived they found the male who was transported to the Salem Hospital with life threatening injuries.

Deputies are attempting to locate a person of interest in the shooting: Hispanic, male, adult, 5'07" to 5'08", with tattoos on both forearms. He was dressed in a white tee shirt, white shoes and long gray shorts that hung over the knee.

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Salem-News.com (May 31, 2015 22:28)

Public's Help Sought to Locate a Wanted Domestic Assault Suspect

Pompa is on the run after allegedly abducting and hurting his girlfriend.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - David PompaThe Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public's help to locate 32-year-old David Santiago Pompa in connection with the abduction and assault of his girlfriend. The victim is now safe and is receiving medical care for non-life-threatening injuries.

Pompa was armed with a large knife and may be driving a dark green 1997 Acura TL 4-door. He is described as a male Hispanic, 5'4" tall, 130 pounds, brown hair, and brown eyes.

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Salem-News.com (May 12, 2015 16:53)

Death Investigation of Inmate From Baker Jail County Reveals Drug O.D.

The inmate was pronounced deceased by medical staff at 6:32 p.m.

(BAKER CITY, Ore.) - Baker City, OregonSaturday afternoon, 28-year old Joshua Pantle, of Baker City was taken to the Baker County Jail after being arrested for Criminal Trespass In the Second Degree. He was placed in a holding cell pending the booking process.

Pantle showed signs of medical distress, and an ambulance arrived at the jail at 5:49. The ambulance carrying the patient arrived at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center at 6:07 p.m., where he was pronounced deceased.

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Salem-News.com (March 13, 2015 07:00)

Remembering Jason Hause, A Life Well Lived

JASON EARL HAUSE March 15, 1977 – March 1, 2015

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem-News.comJason Earl Hause passed away on March 1st 2015 in Portland, Oregon, due to complications developed from serious injuries of a tragic motorcycle crash on Feb 27th in which he was cut off in traffic on the interstate by a careless driver. Jason was 37.

Anyone who ever met Jason will never forget him. He had a larger than life personality and a loud and infectious sense of humor, ever the prankster.

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Salem-News.com (January 25, 2015 23:48)

SWAT Stand-off with Suspect in Drive-by Shooting Ends in Arrest

OSP troopers are continuing the investigation of a drive-by shooting in Northern Klamath County

(LA PINE, Ore.) - police lightsInformation from on-scene commanders indicates that just before 2:00 A.M., Sunday morning, 9-1-1 call centers received a report of shots being fired at or into a residence, south of La Pine. Troopers learned the suspect, identified as 31-year-old Gary Davis, of La Pine, had threatened a man at that location previously.

Shortly before 7:00 A.M., troopers tracked Davis to a residence in La Pine where he was staying with his girlfriend.

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Salem-News.com (March 31, 2015 13:03)

Vietnam Veterans of America Joins in Lawsuit Against VA Secretary for Violating Rights of Disabled Vets

The new rules to file claims directly impact Disabled Veterans

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Vietnam Veterans memorialThe new rule eradicates the decades-old right of a veteran to write a letter to the VA, seeking a specific VA benefit and having the VA consider that letter as an informal claim.

The new rule changes require claims to be submitted on the VA’s standardized forms, which will impose barriers for all those without access to those forms, as well as those without the medical and legal knowledge needed to fill them out correctly.

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Salem-News.com (March 04, 2015 16:55)

University of Oregon Hosts Second-Third Round of NCAA Basketball Tournament at the Rose Quarter

2015 is the year for Oregon fans to see the NCAA basketball action up front and personal.

(EUGENE, Ore.) - A new season of NCAA men's March Madness tournament action is steadily approaching. With the second-third round of tournament games coming to Oregon, excitement is building.

Where will the games be held? What will tickets cost? For all the latest news on the 2015 NCAA second-third round games in Oregon, look no further.

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Salem-News.com (February 04, 2015 20:05)

UPDATE: OSP Traffic Stop Turns Into Pursuit with Shots Fired

Both Troopers involved in the pursuit have been placed on paid administrative leave.

(SALEM, Ore.) - 22-year old Gustavo Isabel Vega (CORRECTED NAME), of Boring, has now been lodged at the Marion County Jail. He is facing the charges of Parole Violation, Attempt to Elude the Police and Resisting Arrest.

The investigation into last week's event is still on-going and there is no additional information regarding this case at this time. Mr. Vega is scheduled for court on 02/04/15 at 3:00 p.m., at the Marion County Circuit Court Annex.

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Salem-News.com (February 09, 2015 11:40)

Deputies on Scene of Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash

The fatal accident will be investigated throughout the day.

(AURORA, Ore.) - The Marion County Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Team is on scene of a two vehicle crash, on Arndt Road NE, near Aurora. The initial investigation shows that a commercial truck traveling east on Arndt Road collided with a pickup truck traveling westbound.

The driver of the commercial truck is not injured and cooperating with investigators, tragically the driver of the pickup truck has been pronounced dead at the scene.

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