Nearly 2/3 of all low-income renter families in Oregon spend more than half of their income on rent and utilities.
(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon’s housing crisis has hit renters especially hard, with a quarter of all renters in the state spending more than half of their income on housing, according to a new report by the Oregon Center for Public Policy.
The non-profit research institute also found half of all renters in Oregon spend more than 30 percent of their income on rent and utilities — what experts define as being “cost-burdened.”
Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment will Protect Patients from AG Sessions until September
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The amendment, which has appeared in previous versions of the annual appropriations bill protects medical cannabis patients and programs from federal interference by the Department of Justice.
Due to the recession of the Cole, Ogden, and other memos by Attorney General Sessions, this amendment is the only thing that prevents large-scale federal raids and prosecutions against businesses and individuals complying with state laws.
Lack of care can be linked to the opioid crisis currently gripping rural America.
(SALEM, Ore.) - Last year the Commonwealth Fund, an independent think tank, presented a troubling report on the condition of the US healthcare system. It found that the US had the worst performing medical system out of 11 countries with a similar economic and social profile, and was spending more money but getting poorer results.
The US has the lowest life expectancy and the longest waiting times for treatment out of the countries surveyed. It also has relatively high rates of infant mortality and the highest rate of mortality due to preventable causes.
Working abroad can oﬀer the opportunity to learn skills very valuable in our global workplace
(SALEM, Ore.) - Whether you’re a young person looking to take the next step after completing your education or an experienced member of the workforce looking to change direction, there are lots of great opportunities to be had and a bright future waiting for you in the overseas job market.
Although the idea of packing up your life and starting anew in another country can seem overwhelming, if you can trust yourself, take the plunge!
The "interrogations" she oversaw included depriving them of sleep, squeezing them into coffins, and waterboarding.
(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) - During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump said he would consider bringing back waterboarding “and a hell of a lot worse.” President Trump has nominated Gina Haspel to be Director of the CIA. Previously, he appointed her as Deputy Director.
With Bloody Gina as CIA Director, if confirmed, he will have just the leader for the job.
(SALEM, Ore.) - The walkout lasted for exactly 17 minutes -- a minute for each life lost in the tragedy at Parkland. The clock was set and hundreds of students stood in quiet contemplation as it counted down. The last minute was an observed moment of silence.
Students were well spoken and clearly had done their homework researching the walkout and what it meant.
William B. Miller, Jr. M.D. special to Salem-News.com
The deadliest infectious diseases that have afflicted mankind throughout history are those spread from animal to man or man to animal.
(PARADISE VALLEY, Arizona) - The Trump administration has lifted the ban on importing elephant and lion trophies to much uproar. However, there is still the rapidly growing illegal trade of other exotic wildlife as either pets, consumption as food, imagined medicinal purposes, ivory for ornaments or skins for decoration that also needs to be addressed.
Much of this illicit commerce intentionally concentrates on endangered or nearly extinct species. Want to own a baby tiger? It can be shipped with ease.
The past does not have to be a part of your future.
(SALEM, Ore.) - What does your tattoo mean to you? Usually, there is a story behind a tattoo, sometimes romantic, sometimes symbolic, and oftentimes, it represents something you may prefer is long forgotten.
For many, the past can catch up in a negative way. There are many things that happen in our younger years that people often wish they could erase.
(SALEM, Ore.) - I hope everyone is transitioning after the hour loss of sleep the government imposed upon all of us a few days ago. Contrary to popular opinion that daylight saving time was for farmers, it was first established in the United States in 1918 as a wartime measure to conserve electricity.
I am absolutely for finding ways to conserve energy. That is one of the reasons I would like to explore an end to changing the clocks and stay on daylight saving time.
Giambra says the new revenue stream could help rebuild New York State
(BUFFALO, NY) - "Nine other states have taken this step and medical marijuana is legal in 29 states," says Giambra, who is seeking the Reform Party line for governor.
"Other states are poised to take action and according to Arcview Market Research, one of the top market research firms for the cannabis industry, legal marijuana sales were expected to hit $9.7 billion in North America in 2017 (final numbers not available yet).
The distinctive new apple should be widely available by early next year.
(PULLMAN, Wash.) - Washington State University announced today that it has taken legal action in state and federal court against Phytelligence, an agricultural biotechnology company, for breach of contract and patent and trademark infringement.
According to filings by WSU, Phytelligence had signed a research agreement with WSU to propagate the trees that produce Cosmic Crisp apples, subject to strict limits. However, in 2016, the company sold 135,000 Cosmic Crisp trees to an outside grower.
Survivor of mass murder in Vietnamese village unites with soldier who photographed the carnage.
(SALEM, Ore.) - EDITOR: (3/16/2018) We are re-releasing this important story, first published in 2012. 50 years has not reduced the horror of what happened that shameful day in Vietnam. The eye-witness account below is mandatory reading for anyone that wants to know the whole truth of the My Lai massacre.
It was an emotional experience to watch my friend Tran Van Duc of Germany, revisit his native village My Lai, Vietnam, with Ronald Haeberle, shocked photographer of the epic My Lai massacre.
Collaborative charitable projects let employees get involved and bond with colleagues.
(SALEM, Ore.) - Initially, individuals may think that businesses donate to charities because they want to write the donations off on their taxes. However, the company leaders associated with recent generous efforts report that the payoffs for their contributions are far-reaching and varied.
Therefore, it’s not difficult to understand why corporate executives understand that giving back to others helps the world, as well as their bottom lines.
342 children were killed and 803 were injured in Syria in the first two months of 2018
(Marjeh Square, DAMASCUS) - Described as the "bloodiest" day since a Russian-sponsored truce failed to stop the onslaught and since a UN Security Council resolution was unsuccessful at implementing a 30-day ceasefire, Syrian government forces resumed the shelling of the Damascus suburb for the 16th consecutive day on 3/6/2018.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) has reported that the bombardment of the enclave has killed more than 70 civilians in 24 hours, bringing that days total to more than 100.
The visit is "at the request of Her Majesty’s Government"
(LONDON) - Prince William, second in line to the throne, is being sent to the Holy Land by the UK Government "to promote diplomatic and cultural ties".
In effect he'll be helping to normalise 70 years of Israeli occupation and sanitise the unimaginable cruelty that has gone with it. His trip cuts across the Boycott Divestment & Sanctions movement's efforts to bring pressure for justice.
Many resources designed to help you get your inventions off the ground
(SALEM, Ore.) - There are many people over the years that have come up with fantastic ideas for inventions. However, the idea is only a part of the process if you are hoping to bring your invention to market and enjoy commercial success.
Even if you have the most incredible idea in the world with regards to an invention, it has to be put in front of the right people and properly protected to provide you with the opportunity to succeed.
Judgment is among the largest ever issued against a foreign state under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Beirut Marine Barracks bombing, which killed 241 American servicemembers and injured numerous others, was the deadliest state-sponsored terrorist attack against United States citizens before September 11, 2001.
A judgment of $920 million has been obtained against the Iranian government on behalf of more than 80 family members of Marines/soldiers who were killed or injured in the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Marine Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, as well as Marines/soldiers who were injured in the attack themselves.
No matter how busy people are, they always make time for some juicy gossip.
(SALEM, Ore.) - Are you a fan of the latest gossip? Well, as it turns out, most of us are. Hot gossips are like hot cakes - loved by people and spread very quickly. This goes beyond political comedy- show me at least one person in the country who has not put his or her nose in other people’s lives.
Yes, whether we know it or not, most of us fall prey to the temptation of a little harmless gossip now and then.