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Salem-News.com (Dec-17-2018 15:10)

Give Shelter to Those Seeking Refuge

We need to stand for border communities and vulnerable migrants seeking refuge

(SAN DIEGO, Calif.) - migrants immigrants I was near the San Diego border crossing when I saw Border Patrol agents fire tear gas canisters and flash bang grenades into a crowd of migrants gathered nearby.

I saw a low-flying Customs and Border Protection helicopter use its rotors to push plumes of tear gas into a canal where many migrants had gathered. Even though I have been working to support and protect migrants and border communities for many years, I continue to be disturbed and horrified by these clear and egregious violations of people's dignity and human rights.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-04-2018 00:45)

`Haunted Salem Oregon` by Author Tim King (REVIEW)

"...learn more about those strange occurrences that defy the laws of science and nature, and challenge our inner complacency"

(BOSTON) - haunted salem Most of us have heard of the witchcraft and mysterious goings-on in old Salem, Massachusetts, over the years. Tim King’s new book takes readers to the far west, investigating the hauntings and other supernatural and inexplicable occurrences still going on in Salem, Oregon, putting that city in the same category as old Salem, Mass.

This book is not just about the past; in the present day, hauntings and apparitions are still frightening people in all sorts of contexts throughout the city and its environs.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-19-2018 15:00)

Pre-Winter Snow Expected in Cascades This Week

Good news? Air quality should improve as the week goes on.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - snow As rain and cooler weather return to northwest Oregon and southwest Washington Wednesday and Thursday, snow levels in the Cascades will be dropping. Expect snow levels to lower to around 5500 feet by late Wednesday night, then drop to near pass levels between 4000 to 4500 feet late Thursday and Thursday night.

A few inches of snow can be expected at high elevations Wednesday and Wednesday night, then accumulating snow becomes likely at the Cascade passes Thursday through Friday.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-19-2018 12:53)

Oregon Rep Bill Post Addresses Upcoming Leadership Elections

"I believe our caucus must not cower to the intimidation, hostage-holding and politics of identity-exploitation..." (Post)

(SALEM, Ore.) - Rep Bill Post Amid party concerns and discussions about how to approach the upcoming legislative session, which will be directed by a Democrat supermajority, activists and supporters have urged state Rep. Bill Post (R-Keizer), to run for House Minority Leader.

"The position presents a privilege to lead the caucus in what will be a brutal long-session, and it demands courage, integrity and humility."

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Salem-News.com (Nov-03-2018 19:25)

The African Children`s Choir to Perform in Willamette Valley in December

They are dedicated to helping Africa's most vulnerable children today... so they can help Africa tomorrow

(SALEM, Ore.) - African Children's Choir The African Children's Choir melts the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dances.

The program features well-loved children's songs, traditional Spirituals and Gospel favorites. Performances support African Children's Choir programs, such as education, care and relief and development. Music for Life (The parent organization for The African Children's Choir) works in the African countries: Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, and South Africa.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-02-2018 17:03)

ODOT Closes Old McKenzie Pass Highway

Predicted snow causes this Seasonal Closure

(BEND, Ore.) - OR Hwy 242 closed With snow in the Oregon Cascades predicted over the next week, maintenance managers with the Oregon Department of Transportation have made the decision to close the Old McKenzie Pass Highway (OR 242), for the winter/snow season effective Monday, November 5 at dawn.

It will reopen in Summer 2019, when the snows have melted and travel is again safe on the old highway.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-25-2018 17:52)

Truth and Reconciliation for Gender-based Offenses

Help chart a fair path forward in light of the #MeToo movement.

(BALTIMORE, Maryland) - gender equality I was very inspired by the bold New York Times piece “Eight Stories of Men’s Regret,” published in response to the polarized debate over now-Justice Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

Not only is it brave to confess one’s past transgressions, but it is also necessary for accountability, which is the missing link of #MeToo.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-09-2018 16:50)

20 Healthy Lifestyle Tips for School and College Students

Decisions made in these vital years will create lifelong habits.

(SALEM, Ore.) - cigarette smoking The school years are the foundation of a student's lifelong habits. Unfortunately, students often get so engrossed with studies that they forget to take care of themselves.

It has been proven that that students who do not have access to healthy foods do not learn as efficiently as those who do. So, it is important to make sure that one eats well, exercises regularly and takes time out to enjoy themselves as well.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-27-2018 19:43)

Merkley Asks Courts to Halt Kavanaugh Confirmation Process

Merkley files lawsuit alleging Executive Branch obstruction on key documents violates the separation of powers

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Brett Kavanaugh The Trump Administration’s actions to withhold substantial parts of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s record are alleged to have violated the constitutional separation of powers and hindered Senators from fulfilling their constitutional duty of advice and consent on the President’s nominee to the Supreme Court of the United States.

Merkley’s suit asks the courts to intervene to prevent the process from continuing until Kavanaugh’s full record is available for public scrutiny.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-25-2018 22:46)

Oregon Teachers Underpaid by 9 percent vs Comparable Workers

Disconcerting results reported by the Oregon Center for Public Policy

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem-News.com “Few professions are more vital to the well-being of children and communities than teachers, and yet Oregon is not compensating them adequately.”

Public-school teachers in Oregon earn 22 percent less than workers in the private sector with similar levels of education and experience, according to the Center.

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