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Salem-News.com (October 16, 2014 23:42)

Peace? You Must Be Kidding.

No matter how many times a lie is told, it will never be the truth.

(LONDON) - GazaThe dust has settled over Gaza. The stench of death mixed with sewage and rotten fruit and vegetables is filling the air. The dust will soon turn into mud when the winter rains fall over this strip of Palestine.

The humming of the drones and the boom of mortar shells have been replaced by announcements and pronouncements of the Zionist government. They are back on track spewing lies that have been told over and over again for the best part of a century and have become to them and their supporters a reality.

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Salem-News.com (October 14, 2014 22:56)

Oregon Scores a C Grade on Women's Health

For Oregon women, a "C" is NOT satisfactory!

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - womens health report cardOregon is ranked #26 in the country and received a final grade of C in the 2014 Women’s Health Report Card released today by Oregon Action and The Main Street Alliance of Oregon.

The report card provides an important measure of the state’s record on women’s health as politicians court women voters ahead of the November elections and continue to debate how to combat persistent racial disparities in health.

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Salem-News.com (October 14, 2014 23:37)

Sex Trafficker Receives 40-Year Sentence

Texas Man Found Young Victims Through Social Media Sites

(HOUSTON, Texas) - social media risksIt is yet another example of how social media can be dangerous for young people. Recently, a Houston man was sentenced to 40 years in prison on child sex trafficking charges after identifying and contacting young girls through social media platforms and then luring them into prostitution.

Back in 2012, 20-year-old Tevon Harris—aka “Da Kidd” or “King Kidd”—didn’t have a legitimate job. He lived on and off with his mother but mostly moved from one motel room to the next. And he was very good at manipulating people.

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Salem-News.com (October 02, 2014 00:15)

Enter the Chameleon

He smiles, nods, speaks and becomes whatever his audience craves. Now don't they feel better.

(LONDON) - Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel.The stage is set, the venue is the UN General Assembly, New York and the audience is in place, awaiting the appearance of the star performer, Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel.

The chameleon came dressed in the colours of the United States of America. After all, he was speaking in New York and he employed local American idioms and colloquialisms to deliver what was without doubt a brilliant exhibition of showmanship in full Technicolor. All that was missing were the violins.

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Salem-News.com (September 30, 2014 12:28)

Oregon Farmers Ending Hunger Host First Empty Bowls Fundraiser

Eat some hot soup and bid on an empty bowl, it will be fulfilling!

(SALEM, Ore.) - empty bowlsFarmers Ending Hunger, an Oregon non-profit led by Marion County resident John Burt, partners with area farmers who donate extra crops of fresh ingredients to be processed and transported to the Oregon Food Bank for use in the emergency relief food boxes.

The group is hosting its first Empty Bowls fundraiser (dinner and auction) on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 6-8 pm. The event is $15 and includes a bowl of soup and a slice of bread.

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Salem-News.com (September 30, 2014 22:32)

Shell-Shocked Syrian Town Freed After Savage Massacre

291 Days of ‘Islamic Justice’

(Adra al-Omal, DAMASCUS, Syria) - Adra freedLast week’s battle for Adra al-Omalia was a significant turning point. The town is now liberated but the story of what took place here over the past 291 days is presently emerging, and it is a horrifying one.

With a pre-massacre population of over 100,000, Adra housed 600 manufacturing plants and grain silos. It was a key area. The occupation of Adra al-Omalia lasted nearly ten months, commencing in December 11, 2013. Many apartments in the area were quickly burned or gutted with grenades or other explosive devices. What quickly took place was a massacre, and many eyewitness accounts of the events are now surfacing.

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Salem-News.com (September 29, 2014 14:29)

Driver Arrested Following Fatal Traffic Crash on OR Hwy 97

Alcohol and reckless driving are two of the five charges against Fix.

(REDMOND, Ore.) - Fatal crash on Hwy 97Preliminary investigation indicates a 1997 Chevrolet Suburban driven by 32-year old William Wayne Fix from Redmond, was traveling northbound in a reckless manner when he lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle traveled off the roadway and struck a rock embankment where it rolled and came to rest on its side.

Passenger 7-year old Phoenix Marie Price from Redmond, was pronounced deceased at the scene. She is reportedly the driver's stepdaughter.

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Salem-News.com (September 29, 2014 16:31)

Is Dissolving the Palestinian Authority an Essential Next Step?

Justice for the Palestinians is not on Zionism's agenda.

(LONDON) - Carlos Latuff 2014 The Obama administration or those who write its scripts must think that all of us who support the Palestinian claim for justice are stupid.

It described Palestinian Authority President Abbas's statement (during his speech to the UN General Assembly) that Israel's last war on the Gaza Strip was a "genocidal crime" as "offensive and provocative" and one that "undermined peace efforts." Peace efforts? There are no peace efforts to be undermined!

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Salem-News.com (October 09, 2014 19:58)

Zombie Apocalypse to Strike Aquarium during Creatures of the Night

Prepare to be Zombified!

(NEWPORT, Ore.) - zombieTeeth-gnashing zombies will terrorize Oregon Coast Aquarium visitors the night of Saturday, October 25, when the annual Halloween celebration, Creatures of the Night, invades the Newport-based attraction.

This 4-acre passage of nightmares will frighten and delight visitors that embrace the spirit of Halloween from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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Salem-News.com (October 14, 2014 22:15)

The Rohingya Plan is to Force Rohingya Muslims into Detention Camps Indefinitely

The ever largest Refugee Exodus Awaits as Myanmar determines who is worthy.

(MYANMAR) - stop Rohingya genocideRohingyas have lived in Arakan for generations and are part of a small minority in the predominately Buddhist Burma.

Many writers claim their ethnic origin on Arab traders who have settled in Bengal and Arakan 785-957 AD. They claim that Rohingya ethnic ancestry is a mixture of those Arab traders and local population and the language is similar to Chittagonian dialect with a slight variation. For example, Dr Abid Bahar on his note: "785-957 Arab traders began to settle both in Arakan and Chittagong of present Bangladesh. Inter mixture with the local population led to the first Chandra-Rohingyas of Arakan.

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Salem-News.com (October 06, 2014 02:10)

EBOLA! EBOLA! EBOLA!

Exclusive interview with Dr. Phil Leveque, Forensic Toxicologist and Pharmacologist, on the Ebola Epidemic.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Ebola epidemicIt spreads very easily. An infected person doesn't need to touch you, or have you touch them; nor sneeze on you, or have sex with you. It’s their aura, the infected person’s atmosphere around them carries the moisture-born Ebola virus, their own contaminated body fluids. Yes, their sweat evaporating into the air around them is infected, and contagious.

Because of the virulence of this stuff, it doesn't act like measles or small pox or anything like that, something far, far worse. You can’t say that this is from person-to-person contact; it’s just not possible that it can be that way.

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Salem-News.com (October 02, 2014 00:58)Video

Portland's Smoke-Free Hemp Festival

Light Up and Leave Us Alone

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - RealOne rapper“This weekend, Riverfront Park is the sole place in town you can’t light up a joint” – a joke that made the rounds.

The Tenth Annual Portland Hempstalk was held last weekend at Portland’s Tom McCall Riverfront Park, the site of many large festivals. The pro-Hemp/Pro-legalization of recreational adult use event was held just 38 days before Oregonians vote to join the citizens of Washington and Colorado and End Prohibition, (again).

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Salem-News.com (September 26, 2014 09:27)

AG Holder Resigns, Reconfirms Support of Drug Policy Reforms

Lengthy Career Ends with Recognition of Drug Policy Failures

(WASHINGTON D.C.) - Eric HolderJustice Department officials reported this morning that Attorney General Eric Holder is announcing his resignation as soon as a successor is nominated and confirmed.

His career, which spanned five and a half years, has been marked by a number of drug policy reforms to which he reconfirmed his commitment in an interview with Katie Couric Tuesday.

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Salem-News.com (October 09, 2014 01:10)

Murdered Mother-of-Two Honored at Fundraiser

The murder of Jessie Doyle is an example of Domestic Violence at it's very worst.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Jessie Doyle CavettOne year ago this week, a young mother was murdered in front of her two little girls. The perpetrator was the woman’s estranged husband, who had no care whatsoever that a Restraining Order said he should stay away from her. Joshua Cavett walked up the stairs to the second floor apartment where he yelled and banged on a door until, finally, the door was opened.

Before 27-year old Jessie Doyle could make a move, there was a gun at her head and suddenly it was over. He shot her once, point blank.

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Salem-News.com (October 14, 2014 01:10)

The Scottish Referendum In A Nutshell

"Should Scotland be an independent country?" The "No" side won, with 55.3% voting against independence.

(SAN FRANCISCO) - scotlandMy wife and I just returned from a week's stay in Edinburgh, which was shortly after the Scottish independence vote. The Scots voted to stay with England 55 to 45 percent. There was no rioting in the street over the vote results.

The "no" campaign always led in the polls but the "yes" campaign was gaining ground. Then Prime Minister David Cameron, Ed Millbrand, and Nick Clegg, the leaders of the three major British parties, signed a pledge to devolve more powers to Scotland, if the Scots rejected independence.

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Salem-News.com (October 06, 2014 23:10)

Elder Abuse is On the Rise

A crippling social injustice toward a silent minority- the elderly.

(SALEM, Ore.) - elder abuseChild abuse is heard of and seen in the media almost daily in the United States. It is something that drives people to donate money to help children in need, to have people rally together to fundraise, and the thought of a helpless child being abused is like a dagger to the heart for most people.

What is even more painful is that there is another defenseless group of humans being abused where stories of it rarely make it to the television, that people rarely think about, and that not many people think about donating money towards: our elders.

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Salem-News.com (September 16, 2014 17:02)

Cascade Policy Institute Gives Support to Measure 91 for Marijuana Legalization

Oregon Think Tank Supports Marijuana Legalization Ballot Measure

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - measure 91Cascade Policy Institute’s Board of Directors recently voted to support the latest marijuana legalization initiative, Measure 91, which will be on Oregon’s November ballot.

While Cascade has always supported the decriminalization of cannabis on both philosophical and practical grounds, this is the first actual ballot measure in which the organization sees the positive features outweighing the negative features.

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Salem-News.com (September 17, 2014 00:07)

Gaza Children Mourn Classmates After War

More than half a million Gaza students began a new school year.

(GAZA STRIP) - gaza studentsWhen they returned to their classes after the savage Israeli war, Gaza children mourned the loss of classmates. These pictures were taken on the first school day.

“I am happy to go to school and meet friends,” Salmah Ali, 9, said. “But when I attended my class and felt very sad and my tears fell from my eyes when I recognised that my best friend Salwa and her family were killed during the war.”

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Salem-News.com (September 22, 2014 00:01)

Rally for Immediate Coordinated Federal Response to the Prescription Opioid/Heroin Crisis

They will not ignore you if they know you are not going away.

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - undertreatment of painOn September 27 and 28 I will be speaking at the FED UP Rally in Washington, DC calling attention to the national health epidemic - prescription opioids/heroin and the mounting death toll.

It is anticipated there will be a huge outpouring of families from all over the country who are "fed up" with the FDA picking the pockets of pharma by approving more and more opioids as a pay to play. For the past 12 years I have been exposing the prescription opioid/heroin Holocaust fueled by profiteers without consideration of the loss of life. My involvement in this journey for justice was as a result of the death of my daughter, Jill in 2002 to prescribed OxyContin.

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Salem-News.com (September 23, 2014 21:44)Video

The Terror Continues for Children in Gaza

Israeli forces fired dozens of tear gas and stun grenades at school kids on Tuesday.

(GAZA, Palestine) - gaza childrenToday on the route to school at the Salaymeh checkpoint, Hebron, Israeli Forces fired 29 rounds of tear gas and 5 stun grenades at kids walking to school.

The morning started off peacefully. Children passed through the checkpoint without problem. Then, the word on the street got around that two Palestinians had been murdered by the Israeli army.

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Salem-News.com (September 24, 2014 23:07)

Multiple Cars Involved in I-5 Fatal Crash

The Sentra's passenger is in Critical condition.

(SALEM, Ore.) - On September 24, 2014 at approximately 7:50 a.m., a 2005 Ford Ranger pickup driven by 53-year old Michael Lippman, from SE Salem, was northbound in heavy rain conditions when it collided into the left side of a tanker trailer.

The pickup then crossed the raised grass center median into the southbound lanes where it collided head-on with a 1993 Nissan Sentra two-door with two occupants. The Nissan's driver was pronounced deceased at the scene.

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Salem-News.com (September 25, 2014 09:15)

Portland Hempstalk Festival Moves to Tom McCall Waterfront Park This Weekend, City of Portland Issues Permit

Hempstalk returns to its roots at Waterfront Park.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Event coordinators for the Portland Hempstalk annual festival are proud to announce the City of Portland has issued the permit for this weekend's event (September 27-28) at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland, Oregon.

Hempstalk advocates decriminalization of cannabis for medicinal, industrial, and recreational use. Founded in 2005 by The Hemp and Cannabis Foundation, the festival features live music, guest speakers, food and goods vendors and information booths.

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Salem-News.com (April 06, 2009 07:25)Video

Oregon (I can't go home): The Rest of the Story

The song for an Oregon woman serving a life sentence in a Turkish prison remained number one in 1974 for 9 weeks in the NW, and was number 16 on Billboard's national charts.

(SALEM, Ore.) - FORTY YEARS AGO: The summer of 1974 has this song as part of it's soundtrack if you are from the Pacific Northwest.

It was a haunting tale by a local band, in remembrance of a young woman from Oregon who was being held in a Turkish prison.

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