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Salem-News.com (Jun-18-2019 16:04)

Oregon Passes Most Comprehensive Plastic Bag Ban in the Country

Oregon's most common litter includes cigarette butts, plastic bottles and caps, food wrappers, and plastic bags.

(SALEM, Ore.) - paper grocery bag On June 11th, the Oregon Senate passed the most comprehensive plastic bag ban in the U.S.

Starting on January 1, 2020, single-use plastic bags will be eliminated from local retail stores and restaurants, preventing billions of non-biodegradable plastic bags from entering landfills, waterways and the environment. As the first state in the nation to successfully include restaurants in the legislation, Oregon is leading the way in reducing plastic pollution for the future.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-14-2019 19:41)

Salem`s Blue-Green Algae Fears Put to Rest by City

After last summer's outbreak of blue-green algae, Salemites are worried.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Geren Island water treatment "Earlier this afternoon, some social media sites were falsely stating the City of Salem has drinking water test results it is not releasing that shows cyanotoxins in the drinking water and that the water is unsafe. This is false.

"The treatment systems are working and the water leaving the water treatment facility is clean and safe to drink."

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Salem-News.com (Jun-05-2019 13:05)

March for Fair Housing Ends in Salem

Homeless rights activists are calling for a State of Emergency

(SALEM, Ore.) - homeless It is around a 50-mile walk from Portland to Salem, but homeless rights activists made the trip in a bid to draw attention to their cause. Setting off on May 23rd, 2019, protesters finally reached Salem at the end of the month, where a demonstration was held.

House prices in Salem have been increasing and so has homelessness along with it.

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Salem-News.com (May-29-2019 13:03)

Chainsaws Aren`t Only Dangerous in Horror Movies

Approximately 36,000 people are injured by chainsaws annually.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - chain saw It’s the stuff of horror movies—the villain chasing teenagers through the dark woods, brandishing a chainsaw.

But nothing is scarier than the statistics on chainsaw use. While chainsaws can be a useful tool to trim, prune, or remove trees, 36,000 people are injured by them in the U.S. every year, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Salem-News.com (Apr-23-2019 13:33)

Missing 83-Year Old Oregon Man Rescued

"Steadfast dedication from our Search and Rescue volunteers and strong community partnerships are what saved this individual's life." - Sheriff Curtis Landers.

(SOUTH BEACH, Ore.) - SAR Lincoln County Darkness, close proximity to trees, and updrafts from the steep terrain made the hoisting operating difficult. The Coast Guard helicopter burned significant fuel while expertly hovering above the responders.

After hoisting the man, the aircrew advised SAR personnel they did not have enough fuel for another hoisting operation for the rescue swimmer. The rescue swimmer hiked out with the SAR personnel

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Salem-News.com (Mar-07-2019 15:14)

Federal Gray Wolf Delisting Brings Oregon Contrary Responses

"Ranchers, landowners, environmental groups, and government agencies all want and depend upon a healthy ecosystem."

(SALEM, Ore.) - gray wolf Oregon Farm Bureau applauds the U.S. Department of Fish & Wildlife Service’s proposal to remove the gray wolf from the federal endangered species list.

The recovery of the gray wolf in Oregon and other states is a conservation success story by any measure. The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife reports that there are at least 124 known wolves in the state today.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-06-2019 13:43)

Elk Herd Makes a Grand Showing in Grand Ronde

Oregon’s big game are managed by wildlife management

(GRAND RONDE VALLEY, Ore.) - Oregon Elk An estimated 700 elk crossing Red Pepper Road in the Grande Ronde Valley on Sunday, March 3.

March is always the most challenging month for big game trying to survive the winter—even more so this year due to the prolonged winter and heavy snow last month (with even more snow and freezing temperatures forecast!).

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Salem-News.com (Feb-19-2019 12:13)

Online or Mail Order Pharmacy in the U.K: Everything You Should Know

First tip: Only shop from an MHRA-registered online pharmacy

(SALEM, Ore.) - online pharmacy Online pharmacies can either operate as an extension of a stationary pharmacy, hospital, or as an independent entity. One thing in common to all, they offer a more convenient way for patients to order prescriptions. Are online pharmacies legal? Are they safe? These are questions answered in this article.

More than 2 million residents of the U.K. buy drugs via online pharmacies. Online pharmacies are considered more convenient by many because it fundamentally removes the need for traveling to a drugstore.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-06-2019 16:30)

Of Introspect and Retrospect

Words from one who knows may shine a light on how to cope.

(SALEM, Ore.) - country road At the venerable age of 77, looking back occasionally is natural. After the expected death of my longtime spouse Carmela from dementia, the meaning of life itself came into sharp focus.

Yes indeed! Life is replete with lots of change and challenge. There is both setback and comeback. The serendipity factor spreads its omnipresent influence.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-19-2018 14:35)

Portland Man Sentenced to 60 Months in Prison for Distributing Child Pornography via Bittorrent Network

Anyone with information about the physical or online exploitation of children should call 1-866-DHS-2-ICE or submit an online tip form.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - protect children 28-year old Jordan Thomas Prentice, of Portland, was sentenced today to 60 months in federal prison for distributing child pornography using a BitTorrent peer-to-peer file-sharing network.

Upon completion of his prison sentence, Prentice will be on supervised release for five years.

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