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Salem-News.com (February 22, 2017 13:20)

Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge to Open in April

Remaining activities must be completed in sequence and are weather-dependent.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Minto Brown walking bridgeDespite a project timeline setback early on due to delayed delivery of the large supporting arches, the Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge is on track to open to the public in April.

The bridge structure, including deck panels, rib arches and other infrastructure is now self supporting. Still to be completed are the bridge deck surface, structure tensioning, and removal of the temporary work bridge.

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Salem-News.com (February 22, 2017 18:36)

Snow Levels Drop and Flood Warnings Continue for NW Oregon

A late winter storm will bring more rain and maybe even some snow.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem-News.comWhile the threat of snow is eminent, an active Flood Watch continues for two rivers, the Pudding River at Aurora and the Tualatin River at Farmington.

A cool and unstable air mass will linger over the region for the next several days. Low elevation temperatures will hover in the
lower to middle 30s each night. Most accumulating snow will remain around 1,000 feet or higher. However, some showers may
bring visible snow down to sea level for most of the next several days.

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Salem-News.com (February 22, 2017 11:59)

Handpicked Trips in Oregon

Grab your camera, and your favorite people, and enjoy more scenic routes than in any other state!

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon welcome signThe quintessential Oregon day-trip, taking a drive through the state’s beautiful landscapes and locales will give you an appreciation for Oregon that’ll make you feel like you’ve lived there your entire life.

Whether it’s driving through the McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop or along the picturesque bridges of the Cottage Grove Covered Bridge Tour, Oregon’s incredible nature will take your breath away.

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Salem-News.com (February 22, 2017 13:15)

Review of Oscar Nominated Short Films for 2017

The 89th annual Academy Awards will air live on ABC Sunday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. (PT).

(SAN FRANCISCO) - oscar short filmsEven dedicated film fans are often stumped at the Academy Awards when it comes to the short categories. When and where are they ever shown? And who has the chance to see them?

Well, each year, for the past ten years, a few theaters have screened the final list of Oscar nominated short films.

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Salem-News.com (February 21, 2017 14:28)

Life and Death Struggle for the Children of Syria

No one can help every Syrian child during the continuing carnage in their beloved country. But everyone can have the honor of fulfilling the solemn duty of each of us--to help someone.

(DAMASCUS, Syria) - Syrian childTen-year old Ghina Wadi had another of what hopefully will be a leg saving operation last Friday. She has spent the past seven months often in unbearable pain, which for the first month was periodically relieved for only approximately 15 minutes at a time- by heavy injections of morphine.

Ghina was shot by a sniper on 8/2/2016 on the main street in Madaya at the Abdel Majed checkpoint when she was on her way to buy medicine for her mother, Sahar. Her accompanying seven-year-old sister Nagham was also injured in her hand and arm.

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Salem-News.com (February 21, 2017 16:30)

First Female Veteran Honored in Portland through the Dignity Memorial® Homeless Veteran Burial Program

The public is invited, and encouraged, to attend. A reception will follow.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Salem-News.comA graveside service will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 in Willamette National Cemetery to honor the life of Air Force veteran, Casey Kathleen Finnegan, a.k.a. Anne Kathleen Finnegan.

This service will be unique with all lady veteran pallbearers at the conclusion of the graveside. Also, theater students from Clackamas High School, who are preparing to release a rendition of “A Piece of My Heart,” a true story of women who served in Vietnam, will be in attendance to pay tribute.

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Salem-News.com (February 21, 2017 13:12)

Trump vs The Media

Mistrust of science and critical thinking in this country is a growing problem... one that a snake oil salesman knows and panders to.

(SAN FRANCISCO) - trump snake oilWith the destruction of 16 primary challengers and a well-known political figure in his rear-view mirror, Trump has now zeroed in on his old opponent, the media. Why? Because the media is out to get him. Or maybe they are just fact checking.

During the primaries and general election, Trump's assault on the media was quite successful. He ran a media campaign directly against the media, helping himself to the copious media attention available to a TV star while disparaging journalists at every podium and venue.

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Salem-News.com (February 21, 2017 13:00)

Comfort the Afflicted

Look at the evidence provided and judge for yourself

(OCCUPIED PALESTINE) - PalestineWe in occupied Palestine continue to be guardedly optimistic even after watching the Kafkaesque political "plays" being performed to confuse the public and keep them in the dark and keep them fighting each other while the RICH GET RICHER AND THE POOR GET POORER.

Remember to follow the money. But what we common people need to do is refuse the baiting, join hands, and think of the environment, sustainability, hope, love, kindness to one another (while yes exposing the myths and challenging the elites).

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Salem-News.com (February 21, 2017 09:40)

Woman Arrested for Stabbing Two People in Downtown Portland

Chetnik was associated with the two victims.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - 38-year-old Shiloe Janee ChetnikOfficers arrived in the area and located two people, a male and a female, suffering from knife wounds. Both were transported to the hospital by ambulance for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers located Chetnik in the area, and a fourth person involved in the altercation.

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Salem-News.com (February 17, 2017 18:15)

Salem Man Arrested in Major Drug Bust

Suspect was booked on an extensive list of drug and weapons charges.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Casey MiserSearch warrants were served late last night in the 1300 block of Rafael Av N and the 3700 block of Portland Rd NE, resulting in one arrest and collection of a myriad of evidence.

This bust was the culmination of an approximately month long investigation by the Salem Police Department's Street Crimes Unit, assisted by the Keizer Police Department, and a narcotics detection K-9 and handler from the Oregon State Police.

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Salem-News.com (February 17, 2017 14:04)Video

Weep, America, For What You Have Lost

Or for what you have thrown away...

(PENDER ISLAND, British Columbia) - weeping americaChristopher Hedges:

"Brace yourself. The American empire is over and the descent is going to be horrifying."

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Salem-News.com (February 16, 2017 17:20)

In Support of Planned Parenthood

No federal money goes to abortion services.

(SAN FRANCISCO) - planned parenthoodOn February 11, 2017, demonstrations were held at least 225 Planned Parenthood clinics across the country in support of, and against, the organization.

Planned Parenthood operates 650 health centers across the U.S. providing women with "the information and care they need to live strong, healthy lives and fulfill their dreams -- no ceilings, no limits."

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Salem-News.com (February 14, 2017 19:40)

Sly Salem Woman Arrested After Stealing Police Car

She manipulate her handcuffs and escaped from the rear seat of the patrol vehicle.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem-News.comA Salem woman is in custody on multiple charges following an incident where she was able to manipulate her restraints and steal a Salem Police patrol vehicle.

The incident began at approximately 3:15 pm when Salem Police officers contacted 25-year old Rebecca J Payne of Salem. She was at a motel and had valid warrants for her arrest.

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Salem-News.com (February 13, 2017 22:21)

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO, A FILM REVIEW

I Am Not Your Negro is one of five nominations for best feature length documentary at the 2016 Academy Awards.

(SAN FRANCISCO) - I Am Not Your NegroRace in America is a tough persistent issue, and we often delude ourselves into thinking that we are progressing toward more inclusiveness and less racism.

It took political courage for President Truman to integrate the armed forces in 1948, an act many never forgave.

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Salem-News.com (February 13, 2017 19:45)

41 Orphans From Aleppo Will Live in Jarablus

The other six orphans will live with their relatives in Idlib.

(ISTANBUL, TR) - Aleppo orphanFollowing the evacuations from Aleppo, 41 orphans were settled at the
temporary refugee centre that was established by IHH in Idlib. The orphans, whose needs were covered by IHH, were sent to Azez with the guidance of Turkey, IHH and AFAD teams.

The orphans who are now staying at the temporary refugee centre will later go to Jarablus.

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Salem-News.com (February 13, 2017 19:05)

Marion County Deputies Seek Public's Help in Locating Robbery Suspect

Tip line: 503-540-8079 or Text your tip to: TIPMCSO at 847411, you may remain anonymous.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Santana Village ParkMonday morning around 10:40, deputies were called to Santana Village Park in southeast Salem, after a victim reported being robbed at gun point.

The suspect is a white male adult, 6' tall, thin, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with red trim, black baseball hat and blue jeans.

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Salem-News.com (February 13, 2017 18:41)

Stranded Loggerhead Sea Turtle Passes Away

Loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) are one of the rarer species of sea turtle to strand on Oregon beaches

(NEWPORT, Ore.) - Loggerhead sea turtle has diedThe cold-stunned loggerhead sea turtle that came to the Oregon Coast Aquarium Sunday morning has unfortunately succumbed to its injuries.

The animal was found washed ashore at Crescent Beach in Ecola State Park on Saturday. Staff from Seaside Aquarium recovered the animal and assisted in transferring it to Newport Sunday morning.

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Salem-News.com (February 13, 2017 15:00)

FBI Exposes Multi-Million Dollar Romance Scams

Online Imposters Break Hearts and Bank Accounts

(HOUSTON, Texas) - keyboardThey met online. He said he was a friend of a friend. The woman, in her 50s and struggling in her marriage, was happy to find someone to chat with. “He was saying all the right things,” she remembered.

That connection would end up costing the woman $2 million and an untold amount of heartache after the man she fell in love with—whom she never met in person—took her for every cent she had.

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Salem-News.com (February 09, 2017 18:22)

Driver Stood Atop Car Awaiting Rescue from Flooded Roadway

"Turn Around, Don't Drown"

(FOREST GROVE, Ore.) - flood waters on SW Fern Hill Road, Forest Grove...By the time the boat was launched into the flooded waters, the vehicle had gone completely under water in a ditch that's estimated to be around 10 feet deep.

When the rescue boat made it to the vehicles location, the driver was standing on top of the vehicle.

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Salem-News.com (February 09, 2017 12:46)

Are Men a Barrier to Healthier Family Eating?

Salem survey: More women interested in plant-based diet, but worry the family won't like it

(SALEM, Ore.) - healthy eatingA health survey of Salem-area residents by Kaiser Permanente Northwest finds that more women are likely to try a plant-based diet to improve their health, while more men say they would miss meat too much.

Studies have shown that increasing the amount of vegetables and fruit while cutting back on processed food, sugar, meat and dairy has numerous health benefits.

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Salem-News.com (February 09, 2017 12:20)

15 Men Arrested in Undercover Sex Trafficking Mission

Victims are forced to suffer through physical, sexual, and mental abuse.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - During the week of January 31 to February 3, 2016, the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Trafficking Unit conducted undercover missions to address online sex trafficking as part of the 13th National Johns Suppression Initiative.

Sex trafficking and prostitution are not victimless crimes. Victims of sex trafficking and prostitution are forced, coerced, and manipulated into this lifestyle against their will.

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Salem-News.com (February 08, 2017 11:01)

Virginia Garcia Creates a Safe Haven at their Clinics

"While Congress debates the future of health care, we will continue to provide great care to those who need it most in our community."

(HILLSBORO, Ore.) - While the Hillsboro and Forest Grove City Councils hesitate to declare themselves Sanctuary cities, Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center is not waiting.

Instead, on Friday, February 3rd Virginia Garcia hung signs in their clinics declaring them "Safe Havens". The signs were hung in all 10 clinics and 6 School-Based Health Centers.

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Salem-News.com (February 08, 2017 10:19)

Oregon Rains May Cause Downed Trees and Landslides

With heavy rain returning, be alert for landslides across western Oregon

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - With flood watches now in effect for most of western Oregon, be alert for landslides.

"As we've seen in the past few days, heavy rain can trigger landslides," says Ali Ryan Hansen, communications director for the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI).

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