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Butane Honey Oil Possible Cause of Astoria Explosion Injuring Three

Making Butane Honey Oil can be very dangerous, even for professionals.

(ASTORIA, Ore.) - Salem-News.comThree people were working in the basement at the time of the explosion and, though injured, were able to escape. 40-year old, William “Chris” West of Astoria, one of the business owners, and 34-year old Jacob Alan Magley, also of Astoria were transported to Columbia Memorial Hospital with burn injuries and were later taken to Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland. Both are reported to be in stable condition. A second business owner, 43-year old Jason Oei of Astoria, was at the scene when the blast occurred and was reportedly uninjured.

Fire investigators said today, "At this point there is much follow up that still needs to be conducted. The possible cause of the fire was the manufacture of butane honey oil."

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Oregon Marijuana Business Conference Returns to Ashland in November

The after-party is headlined by hip-hop legend Del the Funky Homosapien and an appearance by icon Tommy Chong.

(ASHLAND, Ore.) - Tommy ChongThe timing couldn’t be much better for the Oregon cannabis industry to gather in Ashland for the OMBC.

New statewide packaging, labeling and testing regulations began on October 1st. Many medical marijuana growers are now required to report monthly to the Oregon Health Authority. Also, the November 8th elections will determine whether various cities and counties across Oregon will enact bans on marijuana businesses.

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FDA Hearings on OxyContin for Children an Ego-Fest for Self Interest

Studies are being conducted on children using OxyContin and there is no outrage!

(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) - crying babyThe day was filled with physicians giving their "expert" opinions on neonatals and newborns being given opioids for pain -- after all they feel the pain of "needle sticks".

If the question is Was this considered a "public" hearing by a pharmaceutical company who will profit in the billions of dollars if neonatals and newborns receive opioids?, the answer is YES.

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Tribute to Oregon Professor Jeffrey Barlow

Oregon has lost a noted Scholar, distinguished historian, and long-time Pacific University professor.

(YAMHILL, Ore.) - Jeffrey G. Barlow, Ph.DDr. Barlow taught Asian History in Oregon at institutions of higher learning; University of Oregon, Lewis & Clark College, and retired as Professor Emeritus from Pacific University. He was a co-founding member of the Northwest China Council and editor of the Journal of the Association for History and Computing.

A lifelong friend of China, he was active in the U.S. China Peoples’ Friendship Association before normalization of U.S.-China relations in 1978. He was a Fulbright student and a Fulbright Scholar.

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Detroit Mud Run is Oregon's Version of Filthy Fun

Run through the lake bottom! There's no "run" like this one...

(DETROIT, Ore.) - Detroit mud run 2016Today, people of all ages from all over the state and beyond, will be coming to Detroit, Oregon even though the lake is low. They are here to recreate, but there will be no boating, fishing or swimming today. These people are here to run through the lake bottom.

The annual Mud Run is close to six miles, through creeks and mud, over rocks and logs, while deer and other wildlife look on.

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Teen Faces Disorderly Conduct Charge for Clown-Related Social Media Post

Of the multiple occurrences of reported clown sightings and "threats" involving clowns, none of the cases have amounted to actual threats.

(GRESHAM, Ore.) - no clownsA juvenile male in the Centennial School District is facing a first degree Disorderly Conduct charge because of a social media post he made last night, claiming "killer clowns" were coming to two of Centennial's schools today to hurt students.

The student, identified during an extensive police investigation, posted the threat online after seeing similar things being talked about on media sites.

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Vancouver Woman Identified as Victim of Homicide

Person of interest was last seen driving a white, 2003 Toyota Tacoma pickup, bearing Oregon plate 184 HLR.

(LAFAYETTE, Ore.) - Victor Melcher VillalbaPolice have positively identified the female body found near Lafayette, on Sunday, October 2, 2016. The victim is 37-year old Lilia Cosco-Ortiz, of Vancouver, WA.

She was positively identified late yesterday, Monday, October 3, however this information was withheld by authorities until family members were advised. Ms. Cosco-Ortiz was last seen leaving her Vancouver home, late Saturday, October 1, 2016.

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Female Body Found in Field Outside Lafayette

Autopsy reveals she died of Homicidal violence.

(LAFAYETTE, Ore.) - Lafayette, OregonOn Sunday, about 1:14 pm, the body of a female was found in a blueberry field by a few citizens who were driving through the area. Once they realized what it was they contacted authorities.

Monday, October 3rd, an autopsy was conducted on the unidentified female by the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office. The medical examiner has determined the cause of death was by homicidal violence.

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David Elliott Pleads Guilty to Murder by Abuse of 3-Year-old Aniya Zamora

Elliott was sentenced to the presumptive sentence of life imprisonment.

(SALEM, Ore.) - David G. ElliottDavid Gene Elliott pleaded guilty and was sentenced for the assault and murder of 3 year-old Aniya Zamora, and assault of 5 year-old Xadrian Zamora September 30, 2016, before the Honorable Dale Penn.

Elliott pleaded guilty to Murder by Abuse and two counts of Assault in the Third Degree.

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OLCC Rules Out Many Cannabis Strain Names with Attractiveness to Children Standard

Rules for narrowing the acceptable strain names and testing and labeling marijuana items keep business owners jumping.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Dr Who cannabis strainFew, if any, businesses have had to jump through the amount of hoops thrown at those engaged in Oregon's cannabis industry.

About a week ago, the OLCC passed a temporary rule that "clarifies" the restrictions on wording commonly associated with products marketed by or to children. Good idea, protect the children.

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Oregon Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police Support a New Approach to Drug Possession Crimes

They collectively recommend that user-amount drug possession convictions be treated as Misdemeanors.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Heroin deathsOregon Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police recognize that every community and most of our citizens are touched in one way or another by the damaging impacts of drug addiction. We understand that it ruins lives, breaks hearts, burdens families and robs our communities of individuals with potential.

Too often, individuals with addiction issues find their way to the doorstep of the criminal justice system when they are arrested for possession of a controlled substance.

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OSP Seeking Public's Assistance With Elk Poaching Case

Turn-in-Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888.

(HOOD RIVER, Ore.) - elk poaching The OSP Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public's help to identify whomever responsible for the unlawful killing of a trophy bull elk in Hood River County.

On September 15th 2016, OSP was notified of a 6x7 bull elk that was found dead on private property on the west side on Hood River Valley off of Rhiordan Hill Rd.

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Dedication of the Oregon State Police Fallen Trooper Memorial

Recognizing the significant impact of the service and sacrifice of our fallen Troopers to the State of Oregon

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon trooper memorialThe Oregon State Police Fallen Trooper Memorial that commemorates and honors fallen Troopers will be officially dedicated in Salem this Saturday, Oct. 1.

The Oregon State Police recognizes 33 Troopers who died in the line of duty while serving and protecting the residents of Oregon.

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Newberg Man Killed In Highway 99W Crash

Reaction time when driving can be in split seconds.

(NEWBERG, Ore.) - fatal crash on Highway 99WPreliminary investigation revealed a 2012 Acura MDX was traveling northbound on Highway 99W when it encountered stopped traffic, which was a result of another crash.

The Acura driver braked rapidly and came to a stop. A 2002 Harley Davidson was following the Acura and rear ended it which ejected the the motorcyclist.

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Salem Man Loses Life In Interstate 5 Crash

Fatal crash about 3 miles south of Wilsonville

(CLACKAMAS COUNTY, Ore.) - motorcycle rider diesAccording to Oregon State Police, preliminary investigation revealed a 1990 Honda motorcycle was traveling northbound on Interstate 5 when it encountered slowing traffic ahead of it.

The motorcyclist changed lanes, lost control, and was ejected from his motorcycle.

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Highway 58 Crash Claims a Life

The Honda traveled off of the roadway as it entered a curve.

(OAKRIDGE, Ore.) - fatal accidentReports of a single vehicle off of the roadway on Highway 58 near milepost 27 were received by Oregon State Police Monday evening just after 8 pm.

Initial reports indicated that the vehicle was upside down with a single operator trapped inside, just east of Black Canyon Campground.

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Documentary Screening Stresses Opioid Addiction Dangers

No child ever said, "I want to grow up and be a junkie." Save our communities- educate yourself.

(WASHINGTON D.C.) - Chasing the DragonReleased by the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) earlier this year, the film focuses on educating young adults about the dangers of opioid addiction.

The 45-minute documentary —the title of which refers to the never-ending pursuit of the original or ultimate high —features stark first-person accounts by individuals who have abused opioids, or whose children have abused opioids, with tragic consequences.

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Why Aren't Politicians More Cautious With Communications?

Teenagers are probably more technically savvy than most upper levels of government.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Broken communicationWhatever the particulars of the oversight, the question remains: Why are people at such high levels of government making mistakes that teenagers know not to make?

The stakes are incredibly high; there are military secrets, sensitive economic facts, and campaign strategies that can easily be accessed by the wrong people. When politicians make these missteps, there are several things that may have come into play.

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Hempstalk: Cannabis Culture and the Fight For Equality

The message of Hempstalk and cannabis advocates across this state still has not been heard

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - portland hempstalkPortland’s annual Hempstalk Harvest Festival advocates decriminalization of cannabis for medicinal, industrial, and social use in Oregon and across the United States.

Founded in 2005 by The Hemp and Cannabis Foundation (THCF), the festival takes place on September 24- 25 in Waterfront Park, and features food vendors, live music, guest speakers and craft booths. This public event has always been free to attend.

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Missing Person: 30-Year-Old Woman from Portland

She was last seen about 11:00 p.m. Saturday, September 24.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Amber Dawn PieriniThe Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate a 30-year-old woman reported missing from Southeast Portland.

30-year-old Amber Dawn Pierini is described as 5'2" tall, 100 pounds, dyed-reddish hair, blue eyes, last seen wearing a red tank top, gray sweater and blue jeans.

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Wells Fargo CEO Steps Down from Federal Reserve Panel After Call from Merkley, Wyden

“The shocking revelations about how millions of Americans were defrauded on Mr. Stumpf’s watch clearly disqualified him" -U.S. Senator Merkley

(WASHINGTON D.C.) - Oregon’s Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden welcomed news that Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf has stepped down from the Federal Reserve’s Federal Advisory Council.

Last Thursday, Merkley and Wyden had joined colleagues in calling on the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Board of Directors not to reappoint Stumpf to another term on the Council.

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Help the Environment by Starting at Home

Cut back on your carbon footprint while simultaneously reducing your monthly bills.

(SALEM, Ore.) - The world is in an interesting position nowadays. Due to advancements in technology and the level of connection made possible by the internet more and more people are aware of the impact of the human race on the planet.

Though there are those that want to pretend as if this is not a problem, most sensible people can easily see that action must be taken in order to keep the planet thriving for the survival of the human species.

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Mavi Marmara Court Case to Continue at Caglayan

10 innocent people killed, 56 innocent people injured, 700+ innocent people abused. The trial continues.

(ISTANBUL, TR) - On trial for murder are Israeli Chief of Staff Rau Gabiel Ashkenazi, Commander of Naval Forces Eliezer Alfred Maron, Air Force Intelligence Director Avishay Levi and Israeli Intelligence Amos Yadlin. An Interpol notice was issued for these four defendants.

The families of 10 martyrs killed on board Mavi Marmara flagship when it got attacked by Israeli military forces are following the trial. They will be present in the courtroom during this hearing as well.

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