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List of Ships with Agent Orange Exposure ConfirmedFebruary 20, 2010, 11:11 am 2 comments in the last 30 days. comments
List of Ships with Agent Orange Exposure Confirmed.

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.


Public Charge Rule May Withhold Green Cards for Immigrants in NeedJanuary 31, 2020, 4:00 pm 1 comments in the last 30 days. comments
Public Charge Rule May Withhold Green Cards for Immigrants in Need.

Federal appeals courts had previously issued injunctions blocking the rule. Monday's ruling means the policy can go into effect in Oregon and every state, except for Illinois which is covered by a separate injunction. The new public charge rule expands the list of benefits that the federal government may consider when determining whether someone is a public charge, which would make it more difficult for them to get a green card.


A Closer Look At The Gambling Laws In OregonJanuary 30, 2020, 12:04 pm 1 comments in the last 30 days. comments
A Closer Look At The Gambling Laws In Oregon.

Oregon has a state-sanctioned lottery, horse racing tracks, as well as Indian Casinos spread across the State. Although Oregon isn’t home to the biggest casinos or biggest names in gambling, their Indian Casinos have everything including blackjack, roulette, and slots. Online and mobile sports betting was also launched in 2019.


Confessions of a Marine Corps Mutineer  March 28, 2011, 5:00 am 1 comments in the last 30 days. comments
Confessions of a Marine Corps Mutineer .

I became a bit of an expert on the military legal system during my time as a U.S. Marine. I don't know if it was half me and half the Marine Corps, or just how it all came to be the mess that it was; but I do feel that I became a qualified expert of sorts at being a Marine troublemaker.


Dangerous Sex Offender Sought by PoliceJanuary 3, 2007, 8:44 am 1 comments in the last 30 days. comments
Dangerous Sex Offender Sought by Police.

Marion County Sheriff Parole and Probation Deputies are asking for the public’s help in locating a twice convicted sex offender who did not return to the Marion County Work Center over the weekend. 57-year-old Olonzie Jr. Clemman is living at the work center at 4000 Aumsville Highway SE as a condition of his post-prison supervision. However, Clemman did not report to the center Saturday.


EPA's Superfund Website Can Save Veteran's LivesFebruary 14, 2011, 8:05 pm 1 comments in the last 30 days. comments
EPA's Superfund Website Can Save Veteran's Lives.

Thousands of veterans and their dependents lived and worked on military installations that are now listed as EPA Superfund sites. Former MCAS El Toro was once a proud Marine aviation base; today it is a demolished wreck. The soil and groundwater was terribly polluted over the years and many have paid the ultimate price over it.


Libya: Can We  Have the 'Lady Be Good' Back Now Please?December 13, 2011, 3:15 am 1 comments in the last 30 days. comments
Libya: Can We Have the 'Lady Be Good' Back Now Please?.

I don't think it's easy to take a single story from the pages of aviation history and call it the 'best' or 'most interesting' because the competition is fierce, but the doomed crew of the World War Two B24 Liberator 'Lady Be Good' ranks for the title if any do. The crew became hopelessly lost and because they were flying at night, they ultimately came to believe they were over the ocean, just about to run out of fuel, and this is what led to their decision to bail out.


Making of a Marijuana Mogul: The Stephanie Landa StoryFebruary 5, 2020, 2:37 pm 1 comments in the last 30 days. comments
Making of a Marijuana Mogul: The Stephanie Landa Story.

Stephanie, born to a middle class stay-at-home mom and a WWII fighter pilot, was a stubborn and independent child. A product of the baby boom, little did her parents know they were raising a child who would grow up breaking all the rules by bending social norms regardless of how the world told her to act.


Man Sought in Oregon Double HomicideAugust 19, 2007, 7:30 pm 1 comments in the last 30 days. comments
Man Sought in Oregon Double Homicide.

Three shooting victims were found injured, two fatally, early Sunday morning at an apartment at 4520 Bristol Avenue, according to Klamath County Chief Deputy District Attorney David P. Groff. Preliminary investigation found that 20-year old Marissa Lynn Orlow was found dead at the scene. 22-year old David Joshua Kitts, and 18-year old Melissa Ann Kitts, were transported to the hospital, where David Kitts later died. David and Melissa were husband and wife.


Missing 14-Year Old Swimmer Recovered From Willamette River (UPDATED)July 28, 2009, 3:00 am 1 comments in the last 30 days. comments
Missing 14-Year Old Swimmer Recovered From Willamette River (UPDATED).

UPDATE 1:00 p.m.: The Polk County Sheriff's Office, with assistance from the Oregon National Guard Helicopter have located the missing 14 year-old boy who disappeared Monday night while swimming with friends in the Willamette River near Spongs Landing. The body of 14-year old Joe Engichy, was located at 11:00 a.m. today in about seven feet of water.



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