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Salem-News.com (January 13, 2022 21:48)

Mixing Sporting Events and Politics

Sports figures have views they have earned the right to express

(SALEM, Ore.) - Race ImbodenSporting events have been seen as virtually sacred by many. The roar of the crowd, the level of athleticism only few can achieve being expressed, and the countless traditions practiced add up to a unique sector of society.

There is a saying that sports and politics should not mix.

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Salem-News.com (January 13, 2022 17:42)

Hemp Compounds Prevent COVID Infection in Human Cells

Oregon State University showed that CBDA and CBGA prevented infection of human epithelial cells.

(CORVALLIS, Ore.) - hemp fieldHemp compounds identified by Oregon State University research via a chemical screening technique invented at OSU show the ability to prevent the virus that causes COVID-19 from entering human cells.

"Our data show CBDA and CBGA are effective against the two variants we looked at, and we hope that trend will extend to other existing and future variants.”

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Salem-News.com (January 13, 2022 16:23)

The Annual American Whitewash

Each January I think of how I can honor the words and message of my hero the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - MLK statueThese days is it a mistake to bring up the storied practices of racism in the United States.

The identification and labeling of the plain view prejudice and nefarious dog whistles calling back to histories of white privilege nostalgia are frequently met with a strong backlash.

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Salem-News.com (January 13, 2022 15:36)

Oregon Legislature Takes on Houseless Issue in Capitol City

Rep. Hoy filed two Bills to address critical local funding & houseless needs for city of Salem

(SALEM, Ore.) - homelessRecently appointed state Representative Chris Hoy (D-Salem) filed two Legislative Concepts today to help address the growing houselessness needs for City of Salem residents and to bring much-needed funding for the city’s public safety services.

Right now, Salem faces a shelter shortage.

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Salem-News.com (January 11, 2022 15:21)

Grand Ronde Woman Killed in Head-on Crash

The crash closed Hwy22W for about 7 hours.

(WILLAMINA, Ore.) - fatal crashJust after 7:00 a.m. today, Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle collision on Hwy 22W near MP 9.

A westbound maroon Toyota Camry, operated by 34-year old Elisabeth Robin of Grand Ronde, crossed over into oncoming lanes for unknown reasons...

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Salem-News.com (January 11, 2022 15:07)

Destroying Democracy: China in Hong Kong

The new face of Hong Kong is direct Chinese intervention.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - 1989 Tiananmen massacreOn July 1, 1997 the United Kingdom formally handed Hong Kong over to China under an agreement that was supposed to give Hong Kong 50 years of autonomy: “one country, two systems,” Deng Xiaoping promised.

That same year, students and professors at the University of Hong Kong erected a statue, called “Pillar of Shame,” to commemorate the 1989 Tiananmen massacre.

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Salem-News.com (January 11, 2022 14:36)

Oregon Gas Prices Climb due to Rising Crude Prices

Oregon has fifth-largest weekly jump in the country

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - AAA gas pricesGas prices are moving higher, driven primarily by a jump in crude oil prices. Some refinery and distribution issues in the Pacific Northwest are causing prices here to rise faster than the national average.

For the week, the national average for regular climbs a penny to $3.30 a gallon. The Oregon average jumps seven cents to $3.90.

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Salem-News.com (January 10, 2022 18:51)

Marking the Anniversary of Jan. 6, 2021

These rioters were believers of Trump’s Big Lie.

(SAN FRANCISCO, CA.) - US Capitol Jan 6The Republican Party's brand has become toxic as the GOP remains shackled to Donald Trump, too afraid to speak out against him for fear of alienating Trump’s base.

Let's not reward their cowardice.

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Salem-News.com (January 10, 2022 18:12)

Book Review: The Real Anthony Fauci
written by best-selling author, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

I encourage everyone with questions on the ever-changing directives from Dr. Fauci (re: the pandemic) to read Kennedy's book "The Real Anthony Fauci ...Bill Gates, Big Pharma and the Global War on Democracy and Public Health" and educate themselves on facts -- not fears or politics.

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Robert Kennedy Jr.Recently, Mr. Kennedy, chairman of Children's Defense Organization, made arrangements to have his publisher, Skyhorse forward me a copy of his best-selling book referenced above for me to write a review.

The task at first was daunting until I came to the realization that people needed common sense information.

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Salem-News.com (January 10, 2022 12:42)

The Real Vaccine

Poetry by William Hathaway

(OLDENBURG, Germany) - Shiva"Beneath your terror and turmoil lies the tranquility of the transcendent.

"You’re trapped on the surface mind, tossed by the waves.
Now dive to the depths and merge with me.

"...Come on down, look around,
here is where your Self is found.”

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Salem-News.com (January 10, 2022 18:30)

Making Streets Safer Through Vision Zero

The streets of yesterday just aren’t designed for today’s society.

(SALEM, Ore.) - city streetThe Vision Zero Action Plan of Portland Oregon is a blueprint for how cities can make their streets safer for both motorists and pedestrians.

The goal of this initiative is to eliminate traffic deaths and serious accidents.

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Salem-News.com (January 07, 2022 17:26)

Oregon Dept of Ag Receives Approval to Regulate Hemp Production

Hemp production throughout the U.S. must now comply with the 2018 federal Farm Bill.

(SALEM, Ore.) - hemp fieldThe U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved the Oregon Department of Agriculture’s (ODA) plan to regulate hemp production statewide.

The approval allows the state through ODA to continue as the primary regulator of hemp production in Oregon.

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Salem-News.com (January 07, 2022 15:57)

Oregon Elections Division Rejects Kristof Candidacy

Kristof appeals decision regarding residency requirements for Office of Oregon Governor

(SALEM, Ore.) - Kristof-OregonThe Oregon Elections Division notified the Nicholas Kristof campaign Thursday that it is rejecting his filing for Governor because he does not meet the constitutional requirements to serve.

"Today I filed with the Supreme Court my challenge to yesterday's Secretary of State decision," said Kristof.

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Salem-News.com (January 07, 2022 12:32)

Detectives Ask for Help in Suspicious Death Investigation

His employer and friends in the camp called him Sam.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Edgar Pascual-HernandezA man, identified as 48-year old Edgar Pascual-Hernandez, was found deceased in his tent just north of the softball fields. His death is considered suspicious.

Anyone with information call the Tips Line at 503-588-8477.

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Salem-News.com (January 04, 2022 14:38)

What's Going Wrong For the Trail Blazers?

The only way to fix this is to get the club back to a more stable place.

(SALEM, Ore.) - basketballHere in Salem, we’re big fans of basketball, as the town proudly celebrating twenty exciting years of Hoopla back in 2019 proved. We love supporting our closest NBA team, which is the Portland Trail Blazers, who are located about an hour’s drive away from Salem.

They play their home games at the Moda Centre, located in the Rose Quarter of the city of Portland.

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Salem-News.com (January 03, 2022 12:24)

Attempted Salem Break-In Ends In Fatality

Submit tips online or by texting TIPMCSO and their tip to 847411.

(SALEM, Ore.) - death investigationSunday night just before 7 p.m. Sunday, Deputies were called out to a disturbance at a home. The 911 caller said an unknown male attempted to break into the home at 45th Ave NE near Iberis Street, and the resident shot the intruder.

The suspect was pronounced deceased at the scene. There were no further injuries.

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Salem-News.com (December 30, 2021 18:07)

How the Drug War Has Affected My Life

The federal drug war is an actual war, against the people, and they have no tolerance for we, the 'enemy'.

(SOUTH HILL, Wash.) - Kristin FlorMy dad loved cannabis. He planted, traded, smoked, and educated himself about it since he was young. As my parents got older they turned into hard-core activists (they knew the medicinal value) and eventually my dad co-owned 5 medical cannabis dispensaries in Montana. My mom worked for the company.

In 2011 his company was raided.

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Salem-News.com (December 29, 2021 18:18)

Winter Weather Advisory for Oregon's Central Willamette Valley

Winter Weather Advisory: December 30, 04:00 AM PST until December 30, 12:00 PM PST

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Oregon weatherThe National Weather Service has issued another Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 4am to noon Thursday for the central Willamette Valley, including the cities of Salem, McMinnville, Woodburn, Stayton, and Dallas.

Total snow accumulation is expected to be 1 to 2 inches, mainly north and east of Salem.

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Salem-News.com (December 30, 2021 11:59)

Epstein Confidante Ghislane Maxwell Found Guilty

Maxwell found Guilty on 5 out of 6 charges.

(SAN FRANCISCO, CA.) - Maxwell EpsteinShe was found guilty of five federal charges: sex trafficking of a minor, transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity and three related counts of conspiracy.

I bet some well-known men are trembling at what Maxwell might say between now and sentencing.

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Salem-News.com (December 29, 2021 16:18)

12 Healthy Recommendations for a Better Life

Time is your most valuable asset. Never waste it.

(OCCUPIED PALESTINE) - walking12 recommendations for good health (physical and psychological) from an old student of science (aka scientist) who strives to do better and welcomes your views*:

1) Children of all ages need to be in nature.

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Salem-News.com (December 29, 2021 14:32)

Oregon's New Cannabis Rules Take Effect New Year's Day

OLCC approves changes for cannabis industry;
Rollout of some hemp regulations staggered into 2023

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - When the new rules take effect, Oregon will be better aligned with other adult-use cannabis states, and be positioned as a legal export market as the groundwork is laid for federal legalization.

The new rules take effect January 1, 2022.

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Salem-News.com (December 29, 2021 11:21)

Hit and Run Driver Arraigned for Killing 16-Year Old

Deputies identified 26-year old Armando Rodarte Jr. of Salem as the driver of the Honda Civic.

(SALEM, Ore.) - There was evidence that a victim had sustained serious injuries and likely did not survive the collision. However, the victim was missing from the scene, as well as the offending vehicle.

Over an hour later, a caller reported a red Honda Civic with a deceased person inside several miles away near Wheatland Road NE.

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Salem-News.com (December 22, 2021 11:01)

Key Disability Services in Salem

Salem offers a range of support services for residents and families with disabilities.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Six Oregon nonprofits are currently seeking Gannett Foundation grants to help improve accessibility and help people with disabilities, as well as other vulnerable segments of the population, the Statesman Journal reports.

Just last year, Gannett helped nonprofits fundraise over $3 million and provided over $2 million nationally in grants.

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