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Salem-News.com (January 25, 2015 23:48)

SWAT Stand-off with Suspect in Drive-by Shooting Ends in Arrest

OSP troopers are continuing the investigation of a drive-by shooting in Northern Klamath County

(LA PINE, Ore.) - police lightsInformation from on-scene commanders indicates that just before 2:00 A.M., Sunday morning, 9-1-1 call centers received a report of shots being fired at or into a residence, south of La Pine. Troopers learned the suspect, identified as 31-year-old Gary Davis, of La Pine, had threatened a man at that location previously.

Shortly before 7:00 A.M., troopers tracked Davis to a residence in La Pine where he was staying with his girlfriend.

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Salem-News.com (January 25, 2015 23:55)

City of Salem Considers New Streetlight Fee

The Salem City Council is expected to hold a public hearing on the streetlight fee in February.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem Oregon skylineKeeping Salem's more than 10,550 streetlights operating has squeezed funding for road repairs.

What's the crux of the problem? Streetlights and road repairs in Salem both depend on a shrinking pool of gasoline tax revenues. Money for basic road pavement maintenance has largely evaporated.

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Salem-News.com (January 26, 2015 00:09)

142nd Fighter Wing to Conduct Night Flying

Training flights will be completed each evening before 10:00 p.m.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Oregon F-15 The Oregon Air National Guard's 142nd Fighter Wing will conduct routine F-15 night flying training missions January 26-29.

The night training allows the Citizen-Airmen pilots based at the Portland Air National Guard Base to stay current with mandatory Air Force requirements.

Night flying is conducted almost monthly as it provides essential training for nighttime maneuvers.

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Salem-News.com (January 17, 2015 23:24)

Over 20 Trucks and Vehicles in Major Crash on I-84

4 people were transported with minor to serious injuries.

(EASTERN OREGON) - I-84 crashI-84 Eastbound is now open to single lane travel at MP 318, 12 miles east of Baker City. Both lanes of the Eastbound freeway had been blocked since around 4:54 a.m. due to a crash involving over 20 semi-trucks and other vehicles.

The Eastbound freeway is also open at La Grande and Pendleton.

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Salem-News.com (January 18, 2015 22:29)

Two People Critically Injured in South Marion County Crash

Two vehicles collided head-on with each other at about 2:30 pm this afternoon on Liberty Rd S near Bunker Hill Rd S.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Bunker Hill crashOne the vehicles is a Green 1993 Ford Explorer, driven by 39-year old Michael Lowe of South Salem and the other is a Black 2013 Hyundai Elantra, driven by 58-year old Randy Harrison, also of South Salem.

Lowe was extricated from his vehicle by fire personnel. Both Lowe and Harrison were injured in the crash and transported by ambulance to Salem hospital where they are in critical condition.

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Salem-News.com (January 26, 2015 02:51)

Fully Disclose 9/11 Report

"Omission is the most powerful form of a lie." - George Orwell

(Saint James, MO.) - 911 report rejectedThe real issue we Americans should pay attention to in upcoming weeks is the on-going effort yet again underway in Congress that is being driven by various politicians of both political parties to disclose the redacted 28 pages of the 9/11 Report that still remain classified. At the very least, doing so might provide some form of closure and relief for the families of 9/11 victims.

Further, the full disclosure may possibly open the door for more robust probing into what really happened on 9/11 and why.

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Salem-News.com (January 18, 2015 00:12)

Oregon Gas Prices Keep Tumbling Down

Lower gas prices are a welcome relief for consumers across the U.S.

(WASHINGTON D.C.) - Oregon gas pricesU.S. motorists are paying an average price at the pump today ($2.13 per gallon) that is more than forty percent lower than the 2014 peak of $3.70 reached on April 28.

The national average continues to test lows not seen since May 2009 and has now dropped a record 109 consecutive days for a total decline of $1.22 per gallon during this span.

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Salem-News.com (November 18, 2014 00:13)

Linfield College Student Stabbing Death and Police Shooting Investigation Underway

Police Dispatch recordings have been released (below).

(McMINNVILLE, Ore.) - Parker Archie MooreOn Saturday, November 15, 2014, McMinnville Police officers responded to the report of a stabbing at the 7-11 located at 901 SE Baker Street. The stabbing victim was identified as 20-year old Parker Archie Moore, a Linfield Student from Woodinville, WA.

Shortly after arriving, officers were confronted by the suspect of the stabbing and he was shot and killed by the officers.

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Salem-News.com (November 27, 2014 22:35)

24th Annual Humboldt Harvest Party Hemp Fest a Successful 3-Day Event!

For all those that wish they'd made it to Humboldt....enjoy!

(HUMBOLDT, Calif.) - Humbolt festivalThis year marked the 24th Annual Celebration of Cannabis and all things "Hemp" at the Mateel Center in Redway, California which ran November 14th, 15th, & 16th, 2014. This reporter has personally attended this event for more than 13 steady years and I HIGHLY recommend all consider attending future of these festivals!

The event featured various artists, vendors, speakers, and performers and a glorious time is reported to have been had by all in attendance as all turned out to exploration of cannabis-related issues, products and culture.

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Salem-News.com (November 19, 2014 18:58)

Confessed Murderer Joshua Cavett Sentencing Monday

Multnomah DA Agrees to a Plea of a Minimum 28 Years

(SALEM, Ore.) - Joshua CavettAdmitted murderer Josh Cavett will be granted a plea deal next week for the shooting death of his estranged wife, 27-year old Jessie Doyle, in the presence of her two young daughters.

Chris Mascal, the Multnomah Deputy District Attorney said they are 99.9% sure that on Monday, the man who has been in custody since the night of the killing will Change his Plea. Cavett will plead Guilty to Murder and receive 28 years in prison, and will not be eligible for parole before his time is served.

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Salem-News.com (November 21, 2014 22:49)

Announcement of New Technology Which Solves Problem Millions Fear Everyday

Two brilliant young entrepreneurs embark on aggressive Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign

(SWITZERLAND / USA) - petTracer promotionAfter years of development, Alan Elleberger and Glaudio Gloor co-founders of petTracer Ag have developed the world’s first and only ultra-light GPS cat collar which solves the fear cat owners all over the globe share – the loss of their beloved animal - and are ready to release it to the world just in time for Christmas by launching an aggressive, yet doable Indiegogo campaign.

One million dollars investment, several years of time and extensive research have resulted in the solution cat lovers have longed for.

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Salem-News.com (November 04, 2014 22:19)

California Voters Defelonized Nonviolent Drug Possession and Other Low-Level Crimes

Prop 47 passes in California

(SACRAMENTO) - cost of incarcerating nonviolent crimesProposition 47, the ballot measure to defelonize minor drug possession and other low-level nonviolent crimes passed easily tonight, with the San Francisco Chronicle calling the race within an hour of the polls closing, despite dismal voter turnout in the state.

The initiative will treat certain crimes as simple misdemeanors, reducing the future prison population and authorizing resentencing for those currently incarcerated for these offenses if they prove they are no longer a threat to public safety

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Salem-News.com (October 28, 2014 23:25)

Oregon's Mt. Hood Loop Hailed Among National Magazine's Best Scenic Roads

Country magazine’s November EXTRA issue unveils the “2014 Best Scenic Roads” a special section highlighting America’s most magnificent byways.

(Milwaukee, WI) - Multnomah Falls, OregonThe November EXTRA issue of Country—the magazine for readers who enjoy the land and life we love—presents an extraordinary list of the nation’s most remarkable routes.

With the changing colors of fall, many of America’s beautiful landscapes are at their most stunning, and this special section, titled “Best Scenic Roads,” allows readers to see them in all their striking hues.

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Salem-News.com (April 13, 2007 19:27)Video

Oregon Medical Marijuana Doctor and WWII Veteran

He's been a fighter since his days in the Army during World War Two, when he captured 26 Nazi officers. These days this veteran physician fights for the rights of patients who use marijuana as a medicine.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Dr. Phillip LevequeNov-11-2014 Note from Publisher: On this Veteran's Day, we recall our first published article with Dr. Phil Leveque, WWII Veteran and survivor of innumerable life-altering obstacles.

Dr. Leveque is a true friend to humanity, an unceasing fighter for his fellow man (and woman)... we have much admiration, appreciation and love for "Doc"...who has given so much, and continues, unwavering, for all of us.

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Salem-News.com (November 10, 2014 22:30)

U.S. Dept of Justice Targets Dozens of Dark Market Sites in Global Enforcement Action

Largest law enforcement action against criminal websites on the “Tor” network, ever.

(WASHINGTON D.C.) - dark market websitesFederal law enforcement has taken action against over 400 Tor hidden service .onion addresses, including dozens of “dark market” websites, that were offering a range of illegal goods and services for sale on the “Tor” network, a special network of computers on the Internet designed to conceal the locations of individuals using it.

The website addresses and computer servers hosting these websites were seized yesterday as part of a coordinated international law enforcement action.

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Salem-News.com (November 11, 2014 00:28)

Bob Rappaport, MD, Division Director of Anesthesia, Analgesia and Addiction Products at FDA Retires

What if the head of the division of the FDA responsible for opioids being approved is not a "watch dog" to the American people, but rather is a "lap dog" to the pharmaceutical industry?

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - FDA drug applicationsOne of Dr. Rappaport's biggest contributions to the American people before the FDA announced his retirement was an opioid called Zohydro ER.

Zohydro ER will be the first hydrocodone-only opioid in doses of 5 to 10 times more heroin-like narcotic than Vicodin.

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Salem-News.com (November 11, 2014 22:01)

Wintry Mix to Slick Washington, Oregon Late Week

Portland and Salem lie in the "cold zone" and will have to prepare for treacherous travel to unfold and possible power outages.

(SALEM, Ore.) - weather AccuWeatherThe blast of arctic air spreading across the nation will set the stage for a winter storm to threaten the Northwest later this week.

Frigid air will not only spend this week pouring across the eastern two-thirds of the nation, but will also continue to spill into the Northwest. As the cold air expands southwestward, gusty winds will create even lower temperatures through Wednesday.

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Salem-News.com (November 17, 2014 13:15)

People of the World, Surge Forward to Climate Justice

We vow to build a new system based on the rational, collective, and democratic management and use of resources in the interest of the people and the well-being of the planet.

(LONDON) - William GomesIt has been a year since Typhoon Haiyan struck central Philippines: one of the strongest and deadliest tropical cyclones ever recorded, leaving tens of thousands of people dead and missing, millions homeless and livelihoods destroyed.

In commemoration of the first year of Typhoon Haiyan and to honor all the victims of the global climate crisis, we declare this day, November 8, as International Day for Climate-Affected Communities. The sufferings of the communities hit by Typhoon Haiyan are also true in countless other places around the world. Globally, the number of reported weather-related disasters has more than tripled since the 1960s.

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Salem-News.com (November 29, 2014 16:20)

Oregon vs Oregon: the 118th Civil War is Today

Kickoff is set for 5:14 p.m. PT between the University of Oregon Ducks and Oregon State Beavers at Reeser Stadium, with a national telecast on ABC.

(CORVALLIS, Ore.) - UO ducks footballToday's Civil War game marks the 118th meeting of the Ducks and Beavers in the Civil War, the longest-running college football rivalry west of the Rocky Mountains.

The Ducks hold a 61-46-10 advantage in the all-time series and have a 29-9-1 (.756) mark vs. The Beavers since 1975, including wins in six straight. UO is 28-18-5 all-time vs. OSU in Corvallis, including three straight wins at Reeser Stadium.

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Salem-News.com (November 25, 2014 05:20)

Joshua Cavett is Guilty of Murder in the First Degree

The nightmare of a man who murdered a mother in front of her children gets 28 years in Prison.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Josh Cavett guilty“408 days. The family has suffered 408 days, waiting for the end of this torment. To finally lay their daughter, friend and sister to rest,” Christine Mascal, Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney, said as the hearing began.

Josh Cavett killed his wife, Jessie Doyle Cavett, in cold blood. Now, over a year after he confessed and was arrested, an agreement has been made, and he will begin his sentence.

“Justice is not served,” said the victim’s mother, Judy Doyle. “No number of years is enough."

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Salem-News.com (October 24, 2014 14:15)Video

Plaque Dedicated to USS Liberty is Specific with Historical Fact

34 U.S. servicemen were killed and 73 wounded by the Israeli military in a horrific attack, with no provocation.

(MANISTEE, Michigan) - The USS Liberty plaque was preliminary dedicated by a small group of veterans at Veterans Memorial Park Manistee, MI on October 10, 2014.
The plaque questions the honesty of the American and Israeli governments and hopes it will inform the public as to what happened the day of the attack.

Especially outstanding is the leadership of the Manistee City council which had the courage to place the plaque in open public display and would not let the wording be softened.

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Salem-News.com (January 08, 2015 22:14)

When They Kill Journalists - Lasantha Wickrematunge; Six Years On

“I was surprised to see that this day (January 8th) was chosen for the presidential election, as the present administration is suspected to be behind the murder, and have done nothing to solve it.”- Johan Mikaelsson, author

(LOS ANGELES) - Six years ago in 2009, on a day like today (January 8th) was when I received the most dreadful phone call of my entire life, thus far.

At the time, I was residing off-Attidiya Road in Dehiwela, when a close friend living in Kalubowila rang me, and stated that Lasantha had been attacked a few minutes ago. That was all I recall hearing from the other end; it indeed was a brief phone call, yet, at the same time, I went completely blank with the malicious news that my ears did not want to perceive, and my heart did not want to accept.

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Salem-News.com (November 04, 2014 21:14)

Measure 91 to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana Passes in Oregon!

Oregon has returned to it's GRASS ROOTS, a leader in equality and common sense.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon’s Measure 91, to legalize, regulate and control marijuana, though predicted to be a tight race, won by a handy margin in a race called by the Oregonian early in the night.

The new regulatory system will be overseen by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, in consultation with the State Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Health Authority and will allow adults over 21 to possess up to eight ounces of marijuana and grow up to four plants.

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