April 23, 2021
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It's hard to say exactly what convicted Diane Downs in the shooting of her children, a terrible event that played out on a dark night in 1983. If one word plays into the scenario over and over, it is "emotion" and that is indeed a raw, powerful determiner of guilt in many cases, sometimes appropriately, sometimes not.
FROM THE PUBLISHER: There are no words appropriate to encompass a powerful, positive spirit such as Tim King. The Salem-News.com family and the Kings at large appreciate all of the prayers and good wishes during this terrible time. Info on the Celebration of Life is included below. Please remember Tim with joy in your heart. ~Bonnie
Were we better off January 20 than we were four years ago? The answer is a definite “NO.” I am still trying, however, without much success, to understand why 74+ million Americans voted to re-elect Trump when for four years he has embarrassed himself and this nation with his ignorance, ineptness, and lack of human decency. During the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton called Trump supporters a “basket of deplorables.” Who are these deplorables?
DOD is the biggest owner of EPA Superfund sites. The contaminants and health effects of exposure are published on the EPA Superfund website. A simple website hyperlink to military installations on the National Priority List (EPA Superfund), identifying the contaminants and health effects can save lives, but no one seems interested in setting up this hyperlink.
U.S. Navy veteran Ted Visner and his wife, Kathy Smith of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, have been living a nightmare for two and a half years.
Trump has nominated Seventh Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg as justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. At issue is Judge Barrett’s independence as a Supreme Court justice at this critical time. Will Judge Barrett protect and defend the Constitution of the United States?
A civil grievance case was filed Thursday, March 25th, 2021 with Washington DC Federal Court by members of the Kautantowit's Mecautea (KM) Spiritual Collective Confederation. The KM Spiritual Collective Confederation (KMSCS) represents several American Native churches. Those behind this movement call it “The Grand Case.” It has been in the works for several years as more injustices surfaced and solutions were sought after.
February 13, 2014, 6:52 pm 2 comments in the last 180 days.
"My daughter was raped, beaten, murdered, set on fire, then they tried to burn the tent down with her body in it." John Johnson, father of LaVena, should never have had to say those words. His daughter suffered greatly before dying. But the army called it a suicide.
February 20, 2010, 11:11 am 2 comments in the last 180 days.
The VA this week outlined which ships are now considered to have been exposed to Agent Orange during Viet Nam. A number of offshore “blue water” naval vessels conducted operations on the inland “brown water” rivers and delta areas of Vietnam.
January 2, 2021, 7:58 pm 2 comments in the last 180 days.
On Friday, January 1, 2021, two groups with opposing ideologies scheduled protests in Salem in separate locations. The event at the Oregon State Capitol was organized by Oregon Women for Trump and was heavily attended by affiliates of the Proud Boys. Many of the attendees at the state capitol were armed with various weapons, knives, chemical sprays, batons and firearms.