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Renters Stand at the Epicenter of Oregoon's Housing Crisis

Nearly 2/3 of all low-income renter families in Oregon spend more than half of their income on rent and utilities.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem-News.comOregon’s housing crisis has hit renters especially hard, with a quarter of all renters in the state spending more than half of their income on housing, according to a new report by the Oregon Center for Public Policy.

The non-profit research institute also found half of all renters in Oregon spend more than 30 percent of their income on rent and utilities — what experts define as being “cost-burdened.”

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House Passes Budget with Medical Cannabis Protection Amendment

Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment will Protect Patients from AG Sessions until September

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - thumbs up cannabisThe amendment, which has appeared in previous versions of the annual appropriations bill protects medical cannabis patients and programs from federal interference by the Department of Justice.

Due to the recession of the Cole, Ogden, and other memos by Attorney General Sessions, this amendment is the only thing that prevents large-scale federal raids and prosecutions against businesses and individuals complying with state laws.

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How American Healthcare can Recover from Decline

Lack of care can be linked to the opioid crisis currently gripping rural America.

(SALEM, Ore.) - opioid crisisLast year the Commonwealth Fund, an independent think tank, presented a troubling report on the condition of the US healthcare system. It found that the US had the worst performing medical system out of 11 countries with a similar economic and social profile, and was spending more money but getting poorer results.

The US has the lowest life expectancy and the longest waiting times for treatment out of the countries surveyed. It also has relatively high rates of infant mortality and the highest rate of mortality due to preventable causes.

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Bright Futures Ahead for Expats Working Overseas

Working abroad can offer the opportunity to learn skills very valuable in our global workplace

(SALEM, Ore.) - travelWhether you’re a young person looking to take the next step after completing your education or an experienced member of the workforce looking to change direction, there are lots of great opportunities to be had and a bright future waiting for you in the overseas job market.

Although the idea of packing up your life and starting anew in another country can seem overwhelming, if you can trust yourself, take the plunge!

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Trump Wants Death Penalty for Drug Dealers,
Does that Include Criminal Pharmaceutical Execs?

"War criminals" Insys Therapeutics and Purdue Pharma are responsible
for opioid deaths and addictions, so ...?

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - John KapoorPresident Trump calls for extermination of drug dealers responsible for causing deaths.

Should he include the pharmaceutical executives who knowingly marketed their dangerous opioids criminally which resulted in tens of thousands of deaths?

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Bloody Gina Nominated to be CIA Chief

The "interrogations" she oversaw included depriving them of sleep, squeezing them into coffins, and waterboarding.

(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) - Gina HaspelDuring the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump said he would consider bringing back waterboarding “and a hell of a lot worse.” President Trump has nominated Gina Haspel to be Director of the CIA. Previously, he appointed her as Deputy Director.

With Bloody Gina as CIA Director, if confirmed, he will have just the leader for the job.

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Oregon Schools Join Thousands in Walkout Against Gun Violence

A new gun culture is on the horizon

(SALEM, Ore.) - walkoutThe walkout lasted for exactly 17 minutes -- a minute for each life lost in the tragedy at Parkland. The clock was set and hundreds of students stood in quiet contemplation as it counted down. The last minute was an observed moment of silence.

Students were well spoken and clearly had done their homework researching the walkout and what it meant.

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The Illegal Wildlife Trade and Infectious Disease: The Deadly Risk to Humans

The deadliest infectious diseases that have afflicted mankind throughout history are those spread from animal to man or man to animal.

(PARADISE VALLEY, Arizona) - zoonotic diseaseThe Trump administration has lifted the ban on importing elephant and lion trophies to much uproar. However, there is still the rapidly growing illegal trade of other exotic wildlife as either pets, consumption as food, imagined medicinal purposes, ivory for ornaments or skins for decoration that also needs to be addressed.

Much of this illicit commerce intentionally concentrates on endangered or nearly extinct species. Want to own a baby tiger? It can be shipped with ease.

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Say Goodbye to the Past with a Clean Tattoo Removal

The past does not have to be a part of your future.

(SALEM, Ore.) - tattoo removalWhat does your tattoo mean to you? Usually, there is a story behind a tattoo, sometimes romantic, sometimes symbolic, and oftentimes, it represents something you may prefer is long forgotten.

For many, the past can catch up in a negative way. There are many things that happen in our younger years that people often wish they could erase.

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Oregon's Kim Thatcher Proposes End to Time Change

Why Not Stay on Daylight Saving Time?

(SALEM, Ore.) - time changeI hope everyone is transitioning after the hour loss of sleep the government imposed upon all of us a few days ago. Contrary to popular opinion that daylight saving time was for farmers, it was first established in the United States in 1918 as a wartime measure to conserve electricity.

I am absolutely for finding ways to conserve energy. That is one of the reasons I would like to explore an end to changing the clocks and stay on daylight saving time.

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New York Gubernatorial Candidate Says Marijuana May Bring $500 Million a Year

Giambra says the new revenue stream could help rebuild New York State

(BUFFALO, NY) - Joel Giambra"Nine other states have taken this step and medical marijuana is legal in 29 states," says Giambra, who is seeking the Reform Party line for governor.

"Other states are poised to take action and according to Arcview Market Research, one of the top market research firms for the cannabis industry, legal marijuana sales were expected to hit $9.7 billion in North America in 2017 (final numbers not available yet).

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Gray Whales Show Up Early Off Oregon Coast

Witness the sight of some 18,000 gray whales migrating northward
during Spring Whale Week March 24-31

(NEWPORT, Ore.) - gray whale OregonGray whale sightings along the Oregon coast are exceptional right now, having kicked in early, starting at the end of February when the Whale Watch Week was almost a month away.

In the Newport / Depoe Bay area, they've been spotting five to ten whales a day at the Whale Watching Center alone, and that's nothing compared to the explosions of reports on social media.

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WSU Files Counter Suits to Protect New Apple Variety

The distinctive new apple should be widely available by early next year.

(PULLMAN, Wash.) - cosmic crisp appleWashington State University announced today that it has taken legal action in state and federal court against Phytelligence, an agricultural biotechnology company, for breach of contract and patent and trademark infringement.

According to filings by WSU, Phytelligence had signed a research agreement with WSU to propagate the trees that produce Cosmic Crisp apples, subject to strict limits. However, in 2016, the company sold 135,000 Cosmic Crisp trees to an outside grower.

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0 - Comments (March 13, 2018 17:30)

Bitcoin Online Dice Games Reap Big Rewards

Bitcoin Dice Game is the most popular online dice game* with maximum chances of winning rewards

(SALEM, Ore.) - old diceRolling dice is a children’s game popular across the world, and for good reason: it is the very first game!
That’s right, Dice is the basis of humanity’s oldest games.

Today, adults enjoy the fun and excitement in rolling dice, with winning the game and earning out of it as the main motivation.

If you are interested in entering the world of gambling to try your fortune, Bitcoin Dice game could be a great initiation.

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Reunion at Site of My Lai Massacre: Survivor Duc Tran Van and Photographer Ron Haeberle

Survivor of mass murder in Vietnamese village unites with soldier who photographed the carnage.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Ron Haeberle and Tran Van Duc in My LaiEDITOR: (3/16/2018) We are re-releasing this important story, first published in 2012. 50 years has not reduced the horror of what happened that shameful day in Vietnam. The eye-witness account below is mandatory reading for anyone that wants to know the whole truth of the My Lai massacre.

It was an emotional experience to watch my friend Tran Van Duc of Germany, revisit his native village My Lai, Vietnam, with Ronald Haeberle, shocked photographer of the epic My Lai massacre.

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Companies That Give Back See Numerous Positive Results

Collaborative charitable projects let employees get involved and bond with colleagues.

(SALEM, Ore.) - nationalservice.govInitially, individuals may think that businesses donate to charities because they want to write the donations off on their taxes. However, the company leaders associated with recent generous efforts report that the payoffs for their contributions are far-reaching and varied.

Therefore, it’s not difficult to understand why corporate executives understand that giving back to others helps the world, as well as their bottom lines.

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Syrian Sentinels Risking Their Lives to Save Fellow Citizens

342 children were killed and 803 were injured in Syria in the first two months of 2018

(Marjeh Square, DAMASCUS) - Marjeh Square, SyriaDescribed as the "bloodiest" day since a Russian-sponsored truce failed to stop the onslaught and since a UN Security Council resolution was unsuccessful at implementing a 30-day ceasefire, Syrian government forces resumed the shelling of the Damascus suburb for the 16th consecutive day on 3/6/2018.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) has reported that the bombardment of the enclave has killed more than 70 civilians in 24 hours, bringing that days total to more than 100.

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Theresa May Recruits Royalty to Thwart BDS

The visit is "at the request of Her Majesty’s Government"

(LONDON) - apartheidweekPrince William, second in line to the throne, is being sent to the Holy Land by the UK Government "to promote diplomatic and cultural ties".

In effect he'll be helping to normalise 70 years of Israeli occupation and sanitise the unimaginable cruelty that has gone with it. His trip cuts across the Boycott Divestment & Sanctions movement's efforts to bring pressure for justice.

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Stop Power Players From Protecting Pharmaceutical Criminals

Rudy Giuliani succeeded in keeping Purdue Pharma out of prison resulting in thousands of deaths!

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - pharmaWith Giuliani's shrewd legal skills utilized, Purdue Pharma continued to make billions of dollars while their created prescription opioid epidemic raged out of control.

In 2007, Purdue Pharma's net worth was a few billion dollars. In 2017, Purdue Pharma's net worth was approximately $34 billion.

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Make Your Invention Idea a Reality through InventHelp

Many resources designed to help you get your inventions off the ground

(SALEM, Ore.) - inventionsThere are many people over the years that have come up with fantastic ideas for inventions. However, the idea is only a part of the process if you are hoping to bring your invention to market and enjoy commercial success.

Even if you have the most incredible idea in the world with regards to an invention, it has to be put in front of the right people and properly protected to provide you with the opportunity to succeed.

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Iran Ordered To Pay $920 Million to 1983 Beirut Marine Barracks Bombing Victims

Judgment is among the largest ever issued against a foreign state under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Beirut Marine Barracks bombing, which killed 241 American servicemembers and injured numerous others, was the deadliest state-sponsored terrorist attack against United States citizens before September 11, 2001.

A judgment of $920 million has been obtained against the Iranian government on behalf of more than 80 family members of Marines/soldiers who were killed or injured in the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Marine Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, as well as Marines/soldiers who were injured in the attack themselves.

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New Oregon Law Protects Consumers from Surprise Medical Bills

The Division of Financial Regulation is available to assist Oregonians who believe they have been improperly balance billed.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Beginning March 1, a new law protects consumers from receiving surprise out-of-network medical bills from health care providers.

The new law prevents health providers, who were not chosen by the consumer, from balance billing services performed on or after March 1, 2018.

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5 Types of Gossipers Who Never Mind Their Own Business

No matter how busy people are, they always make time for some juicy gossip.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Are you a fan of the latest gossip? Well, as it turns out, most of us are. Hot gossips are like hot cakes - loved by people and spread very quickly. This goes beyond political comedy- show me at least one person in the country who has not put his or her nose in other people’s lives.

Yes, whether we know it or not, most of us fall prey to the temptation of a little harmless gossip now and then.

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