Oregon State Sheriffs' explain the methodology behind recent events.
(SALEM, Ore.) - There 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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(WASHINGTON D.C.) - PRESIDENT 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.
“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.) - Were 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.
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.) - In 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.
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.) - Council 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!”
A truck driver was hit by a sliding car while he was outside putting on chains.
(BAKER, Ore.) - On 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.
(MEDFORD, Ore.) - An 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.
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.) - Dr. 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.
The subject comes painfully close to home for one reporter.
(SALEM, Ore.) - This 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.
A press conference was held Wednesday morning. VIDEO follows text:
(BURNS, Ore.) - ...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.
The international community has not learned the lessons from these Genocides.
(LONDON) - The 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.
Press Conference is at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Portland Embassy Suites hotel
(PORTLAND, Ore.) - On 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.
Registered accounts officially supporting ISIS indicate that most supporters are from Saudi Arabia with 866 user accounts.
(SALEM, Ore.) - The 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.
Arrests Made in the Occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge: Joint Statement by the FBI and OSP
(BURNS, Ore.) - 55-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.
Salem Chamber's CEO explains wage increase consequences for Oregon’s small businesses.
(SALEM, Ore.) - The 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.
What we do to the least of our own or any species impacts us all.
(SALEM, Ore.) - When 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...
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.
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.
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.