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Salem Police Responded to Serious Hit & Run Accident

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call (503)588-6171.

(SALEM, Ore.) - hit and runJust after 10:00 p.m. Thursday, the Salem Police Department responded to a serious hit and run accident at Portland Rd NE and Hyacinth St.

According to witnesses, a black 2007 Chrysler 300 was southbound on Portland Rd. when a silver 2000 BMW northbound on Portland Rd. turned left into the path of the Chrysler, causing a t-bone accident.

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Release Outlines Response to Questions Regarding the Oregon Office of Sheriff

Oregon State Sheriffs' explain the methodology behind recent events.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon Sheriff BuckleThere is a process for changing the laws of our great nation and for amending our Constitution, and that process does not involve the armed takeover of government facilities and disruption of an entire community.

We fully support the expression of political opinions, and advocating for change within the legal system -- that is what sets our country apart from developing countries where the government is changed by an armed takeover.

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Statement by the President on the Signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

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(WASHINGTON D.C.) - white housePRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: For more than five years, a group of 12 countries have negotiated a forward-looking trade deal that sets new, high standards for trade and investment in one of the world’s fastest growing and most important regions.

Today, these countries signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership – a new type of trade deal that puts American workers first.

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Oregon Medical Marijuana Program at Risk with Over-Regulation

“The Oregon Health Authority is proposing to destroy the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program by over-regulation that will make criminals out of thousands of patients and the growers who provide for them." - John Sajo

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon CapitolWere Oregon voters boondoggled when they “legalized” marijuana? Some say "Yes". But not by those that brought it forward; no... it was a political move, well played. Three times within the text, it was said that Measure 91 would "retain current medical marijuana laws". Three times. It passed by a 12-point margin by Oregon voters.

Then, the Legislature apparently was overcome by the impression that the (adult and most likely literate) voters did not understand marijuana and they decided to implement changes, for the benefit of said naive adults.

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Prescription Opioids and Heroin - Our Kids are Dying!

The talk is not working. The workshops are not working. The government task forces are not working. Education is not working. If it were, the numbers would be declining not going through the roof. Our kids are dying!

(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) - drug addictionIn the 14 years I have been writing about the prescription opioid crisis which has evolved into a heroin epidemic, my frustration level has elevated.

In July 2007, I testified in front of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee about OxyContin and the criminal conviction of Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin.

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National Council of Clubs Responds to Denver Motorcycle Expo Shooting

Eight patients were admitted into Denver Health, one died, three were in critical condition on Saturday afternoon after a verbal argument led to gunfire.

(DENVER, Colo.) - Biker shootingCouncil of Clubs attorney Wade Eldridge was present at the expo and in fact witnessed much of the confrontation. Mr. Eldridge says that he was present when he saw a crowd of Mongols and Iron Order, approximately a total of 20-30 individuals, gather inside the expo. According to Eldridge there was yelling and a verbal argument ensuing.

Mr. Eldridge then heard a gunshot. He saw an Iron Order member holding a handgun in his right hand with his right arm extended. According to Eldridge, he heard people shouting, “Put your gun away!”

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Qassam Brigades Protest Sending Hamas Troops to Train in Turkey

"...this manifest error of Hamas political leaders cannot be overlooked." - Mohammed Deif, commander of the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades

(SALEM, Ore.) - Hamas trainingHamas's Izz ad-Din al-Qassam brigades' commander objected against sending troops for a military and doctrinal training in Turkey and stated that Turkey is itself an ally of Israel.

The security relations between the two countries had never been cut in recent years and these relationships had been so strong.

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Man Dies While Attempting to Chain-up near North Powder

A truck driver was hit by a sliding car while he was outside putting on chains.

(BAKER, Ore.) - traffic fatalOn January 31, 2016 at 8:30 AM a fatal crash occurred on I-84 Westbound near milepost (MP) 281 near North Powder.

The preliminary investigation indicated 50-year old Igor S. Nikolaychuk, from Vancouver, Washington was outside his semi-tractor/trailer in the process of chaining up near the left rear axle of the trailer.

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Israeli Cooperation With IHS Jane's Against ISIS

"ISIS has shown they do not will to harm Israel and its founders have created it for another purpose." - IHS Jane's

(SALEM, Ore.) - IHS Jane'sIn a report quoting the Israeli Defence Minister, the English analytical database IHS Jane's wrote that ISIS has no intention to attack Israel and have no concerns in this area.

Jane's Information Group is a British publishing company specialising in military, aerospace and transportation topics.

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SOSU Student Dies Swimming in Pacific Ocean

Whaleshead Beach State Park is in Curry County‏

(MEDFORD, Ore.) - Whaleshead Beach, OregonAn Ashland man died while swimming in the Pacific Ocean at Whaleshead Beach State Park located on Oregon's south coast.

On Saturday, January 30, 2016 at approximately 2:00 p.m. 23-year old Alexander Howell, from Ashland, was swimming in the Pacific Ocean about 75 yards from shore with a friend, 22-year old Alex Smith from Medford.

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International Aid for Syrian Refugees in the Pocket of the Hashemites

The Jordanian opposition consider Majdi Al-Yassin –Rania Al-Yassin the Queen of Jordan’s brother– one of the heads of corruption as wealth amounted to be more than three billion dollars apart from the acquisition of lands...

(SALEM, Ore.) - Jordan Hashemite flagDr. Mudar Zahran the secretary general of the Jordanian Opposition Coalition, said in a letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations n reference to the corruption of the king of Jordan "that Jordanians suffer from Hashemite obnoxious occupation that not only imprisoned the liberals but defends the corrupt and looters of public money."

"The international aid paid by your country's taxpayers, go to The Queen Rania, her brother Majdi Al-Yassin and to her uncle Jamal al-Rasikh," Zahran warned.

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Alcoholic Liver Cirrhosis Insidious Disease of Death

The subject comes painfully close to home for one reporter.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Ken KellyThis article is about alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver. Cirrhosis can be caused by other physiological problems and diseases, but alcoholic liver cirrhosis is a social issue that affects not only the person suffering, but also their family and friends.

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Is Israel Behind the Attacks in Paris?

Israel had warned France before that voting in favor of Palestine will have consequences in international forums.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Greta Berlin and Mary Hughes ThompsonA human rights activist, referring to Israeli anger over the European boycott against its commercial goods, has accused the regime of involvement in the Paris deadly attacks.

According to AWD News, a European news database, after multiple attacks on Paris, Mary Hughes-Thompson said she believed that Israel was behind these deadly attacks.

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Malheur Standoff Statement by Greg Bretzing, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Portland

A press conference was held Wednesday morning. VIDEO follows text:

(BURNS, Ore.) - Greg Bretzing...As outsiders to Oregon, they were given the opportunity to return to their homes and have their grievances heard through legal and appropriate means. They chose, instead, to threaten the very America they profess to love with violence, intimidation and criminal acts.

Yesterday, the FBI and our partners took the necessary actions to start bringing this situation to an end. We worked to ensure that we could do so in the safest way possible -- removing the threat of danger from innocent citizens.

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The RPP Commemoration of the 71st Anniversary of the Liberation of the Auschwitz Nazi Death Camp by Soviet troops.

The international community has not learned the lessons from these Genocides.

(LONDON) - Salem-News.comThe Rwanda People’s Party (RPP) wishes to join with the people of Israel and people from all over the world to mark the 71st anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz Death Camp.

In this camp, up to three million Jews were cruelly murdered by German Nazis. On this date, the RPP wishes to call on the world to remember all those who died at this camp and to honour the soldiers of the former Soviet Union who helped to liberate the concentration camp.

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Native American Church Files for Order for Return of Sacramental Marijuana

Press Conference is at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Portland Embassy Suites hotel

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - gavel marijuana cannabisOn December 17, officials from the U.S. Postal Service in Portland, Oregon seized marijuana being sent to a branch of the Oklevueha Native American Church. Church officials who say that cannabis is used as a sacrament and in healing rituals have filed suit in federal court.

"The federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act overrides the Controlled Substances Act and there was no basis for the seizure by the government," said Matthew Pappas, attorney for the church.

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Brookings American Think Tank: Most ISIS Cyberspace Supporters are Saudis

Registered accounts officially supporting ISIS indicate that most supporters are from Saudi Arabia with 866 user accounts.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Brookings InstituteThe prominent American think tank, Brookings, has recently published a report that shows Saudi users are the biggest ISIS supporters and followers in the virtual space.

According to US news whatsupic, this report shows that 28% of ISIS Twitter followers are members of this group in Syria and Iraq, and the largest number of this terrorist group supporters in the world are in Saudi Arabia, while ISIS following statistics from other countries are all under 6 percent.

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One Man Killed and Several Arrested by FBI near Burns, Oregon

Arrests Made in the Occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge: Joint Statement by the FBI and OSP

(BURNS, Ore.) - Finicum55-year old Robert "LaVoy" Finicum, of Cane Beds, Arizona was fatally shot by in an event that closed down the highway for 40 miles. Authorities did not release Mr. Finicum’s identity; The Oregonian confirmed the information via family.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at approximately 4:30 p.m., Oregon State Police Troopers were involved in an officer-involved shooting during the arrest of several individuals associated with the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

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Salem Chamber Speaks Out Against Minimum Wage Increase

Salem Chamber's CEO explains wage increase consequences for Oregon’s small businesses.

(SALEM, Ore.) - oregon minimum wageThe Salem Area Chamber of Commerce went on the record with an overwhelming "no" on raising the minimum wage, saying it would continue to vigorously oppose any efforts to artificially raise minimum wage in the state.

In a recent letter to the Senate Workforce and General Government House Business and Labor committees, the Salem Chamber stated its opposition to raising the minimum wage, siting that it placed the cost of a war on poverty on Oregon's small businesses.

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The Cowliphate and Poisoned Kids: Twin Assaults on The Commons

What we do to the least of our own or any species impacts us all.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Harney CountyWhen I opened up Facebook today, ninety-percent on the items on my feed were equally divided between the Bundy Cowliphate here in Oregon and the poisoning of the water supply in Flint, my hometown.

Given my decades of Public Lands' Conservation activism, both topics are dear to me. Let's start with the first...

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Oregon Voters Fighting to Uphold The Color of the Law

Voters had no idea the new cannabis law would hurt patients directly.

(SALEM, Ore.) - When Oregonians responded en masse to allow recreational use of marijuana for adults 21+, they did not expect sick and dying patients to be negatively impacted.

Sadly, it has been an ongoing fight since the day Governor Brown signed it into law. The people of Oregon believed this was a good thing. Finally! The nonsensical prohibition of cannabis, an herb used for 5,000 years, was over in our fair state. Of course the challenge with the Federal government still rages on, but locally, we have made incredible headway. Or so we thought.

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Oregon Cannabis Research Task Force and Scientific Advisory Committee Meetings

Representing the rights of Cannabis industry, consumers and patients is a full time job

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - There are several integral meetings regarding the Cannabis industry and the rights of patients and all consumers this week, here are two for your calendar:

The Cannabis Research Task Force will meet January 26. This is the third and final meeting of the Oregon Task Force on Researching the Medical and Public Health Properties of Cannabis – the Cannabis Research Task Force. It is open to the public.

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82nd Airborne Division Unit Scheduled for Deployment this Spring

Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division are scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan this spring in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel.

(FORT BRAGG, N.C.) - Approximately 25 Soldiers from the 18th Human Resources Company, 82nd Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 82nd Abn. Div. will depart in March for a scheduled nine-month deployment.

The Soldiers will operate several Army Post Offices and conduct mail delivery operations in the U.S. Central Command Area of Responsibility.

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