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Salem-News.com (October 29, 2014 23:40)

Oregon Releases Comprehensive Report on Abuse in Community, Licensed Facilities for 2013

Substantiated perpetrators of all types of abuse were comprised of 59% family members.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - abuse in OregonThe Oregon Office of Adult Abuse Prevention and Investigations (OAAPI) released today the 2013 comprehensive report on abuse related to seniors, adults with all types of disabilities and children in licensed treatment settings.

Last year, DHS received over 35,000 reports of suspected abuse or neglect of vulnerable Oregonians.

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Salem-News.com (October 29, 2014 14:20)

Join Spirit Expeditions at the Maze of the Undead

In its tenth year of operation, Spirit Expeditions is America’s Premiere Haunted History Tour company.

(SALEM, Ore.) - maze of undeadDo you like to be scared? Get your spook on this year at the Maze of the Undead, located at Fordyce Farms, 7023 Sunnyview Road NE in Salem. The 15,000 square foot maze is a perfect way for any family to enjoy the Halloween spirit in a fun and seriously scary way!

Denise Harris of Spirit Expeditions, says this is the Haunted History tour company’s biggest event of the year, “We’re a family owned company, we enjoy watching people have so much fun with their kids in a safe and spooky environment.”

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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 (October 27, 2014 11:45)

Survey Says: Oregon Small Business Owners Stand United on Key Policy Issues

Small business owners across Oregon support closing corporate tax loopholes, comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship, moves towards universal health care, and more.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Oregon sunsetSmall business owners are often perceived as anti-tax, anti-government programs and regulations, and against initiatives like healthcare reform.

Today, Main Street Alliance of Oregon leaders met with Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici to release their most recent report, The State of Main Street. This report challenges conventional perceptions of small business owners’ thoughts on key policy issues. It details responding business owners’ views on key issues facing Oregon and the nation.

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Salem-News.com (October 29, 2014 15:15)

There is Nothing Anomalous About Israel's Murderous Rampages in Palestine

Israel's President Rivlin Calls the Brutal Killings in Kafr Qasim "Anomalous and Sorrowful"

(LONDON) - Kafr Qasim MemorialOn this fateful day, 29th October 1956 the ‘most moral army in the world’ while plotting with Britain and France to attack Egypt, known as the Tripartite Aggression, imposed a total curfew on the village of Kafr Qasim.

Nobody bothered to inform the local inhabitants of this decision and the result was a bloody massacre that cost 49 Palestinians their lives; men, women and children.

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Salem-News.com (October 19, 2014 23:54)Video

American Reporter in Turkey Killed in Suspicious Car Accident

The veteran reporter was in fear of the Turkish Intelligence Agency after breaking stories about Turkey and ISIL.

(TEHRAN Press TV) - Serena ShimSerena Shim was killed in a suspicious car accident on Sunday as she was on a working mission in Turkey to cover the ongoing war in the strategic Syrian town of Kobani. Shim, an American citizen of Lebanese origin, covered reports for Press TV in Lebanon, Iraq, and Ukraine.

She was going back to her hotel from a report scene in the city of Suruç, a rural district of Şanlıurfa Province of Turkey when their car collided with a heavy vehicle. The identity and whereabouts of the truck driver remain unknown.

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Salem-News.com (October 21, 2014 15:20)

Legal Drug Pharmacies with Pill Mill Behaviors Must Be Accountable

Congressman Tom Marino (PA) and Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (TN) "prescribe" Walgreens be unaccountable for errors in loss of lives. Why?

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - STOPPAn organization named Stoppnow out of Florida has been instrumental in closing pill mills setting up in storefront buildings throughout their state. Here is their website http://stoppnow.com/.

Representatives from Stoppnow attended the Fed Up Rally in Washington, DC last month and scheduled a meeting with Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (TN) to discuss a bill co-sponsored by the congresswoman -- HR 4709. The bill sparked my interest because it ties the hands of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) if a pharmacy makes a serious mistake with an opioid prescription.

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Salem-News.com (October 21, 2014 19:05)

Haunted Candlelight Tours at Oregon Caves

Don’t miss your chance to learn about the cave’s dark secrets and face your fears!

(CAVE JUNCTION, Ore.) - Haunted Candlelight ToursBack by popular demand, Oregon Caves National Monument is once again offering Haunted Candlelight Tours.

These spooky tours are available on a first-come, first-serve basis to those 12 years and older and will be offered once daily from Sunday, October 26th-Friday, October 31st at 4:00 pm. Space is limited - there is a maximum of 12 people allowed on each tour each day.

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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) - USS LibertyThe 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 (October 24, 2014 23:34)

U.S. Minor Child Killed by Israeli Forces in Nonstop Violence

The United States extends condolences for what Israel has done to one of our citizens. A child.

(SILWAD, Palestine) - Orwa HamadThe United States expresses its deepest condolences to the family of a U.S. citizen minor who was killed by the Israeli Defense Forces during clashes in Silwad on October 24.

Officials from the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem are in contact with the family and are providing all appropriate consular assistance.

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Salem-News.com (October 27, 2014 11:24)

Play in the Rain Day Means Free Family Fun

Over 1,000 people expected at the Mt. Pisgah Arboretum

(EUGENE, Ore. ) - play in the rain dayPlay in the Rain Day is our community’s 7th annual fun packed family event on Saturday, November 8th, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at Mt. Pisgah Arboretum. This event is a great opportunity for those looking for something to do outside with their family on a rainy, or perhaps even a sunny day!

Organized by the Youth in Nature Partnership, Play in the Rain Day is a free community event for families and youth of all ages to play outdoors, rain or shine, and connect with nature.

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Salem-News.com (October 27, 2014 12:35)

4 Secrets for Breaking the 7-Figure Ceiling

Million-Dollar Business Coach Shares Tips for Taking It to the Next Level on YOUR Terms

(SALEM, Ore.) - defy impossibleCan both recent reports on the economic muscle of black women in the United States be correct?

On the one hand, businesses owned by women of color – 42 percent of them African American – have skyrocketed since 1997, far surpassing even the impressive growth rate of businesses owned by all women. And they’ve grown far faster in terms of revenues and employees than the average for all women.

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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.) - fatal crashOn 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.) - hempstalk 2013Event 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 (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 21, 2014 22:18)

New Ocean Partnership to Improve Awareness of Oregon's Marine Reserves and Protected Areas

The Oregon Marine Reserves Partnership engages the public and invites their participation.

(NEWPORT, Ore.) - Otter Rock Marine ReserveA new partnership focused on sharing information, promoting science and cooperative research, and engaging citizens in Oregon’s marine reserves and protected areas has launched.

The Oregon Marine Reserves Partnership (OMRP) was founded by six member organizations: Audubon Society of Portland, Coast Range Association, Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition, Oceana, Surfrider Foundation, and The Nature Conservancy.

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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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Salem-News.com (September 27, 2014 00:40)

Local Agencies Participate in Prescription Drug Take Back

No questions asked

(SALEM, Ore.) - On Saturday September 27th The Marion County Sheriff's Office in cooperation with the Drug Administration Agency and several local Police agencies will have drop sites to turn in prescription Drugs. The Marion County Sheriff's Office drop site will be in the parking lot of Roths I.G.A. which is located at 702 Lancaster Dr NE in Salem.

Salem Police will have a drop site at Peace Plaza which is located at 555 Liberty St SE in Salem. All drop sites will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Salem-News.com (September 06, 2014 00:12)

What Marijuana Means to the Green States [INFOGRAPHIC]

The results are in: crime decreases in areas where marijuana is legal.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Colorado and Washington both legalized recreational use of marijuana in 2012. Since legalization, Denver’s violent crime has dropped by 10.6% and homicide is down to less than half of its 2013 level.

In July 2014, Washington made $2.4 million in pot sales. There’s a lot to consider with the legalization of marijuana. Learn more about the influence it has had on these two states.

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