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Salem-News.com (Oct-09-2014 19:58)

Zombie Apocalypse to Strike Aquarium during Creatures of the Night

Prepare to be Zombified!

(NEWPORT, Ore.) - zombie Teeth-gnashing zombies will terrorize Oregon Coast Aquarium visitors the night of Saturday, October 25, when the annual Halloween celebration, Creatures of the Night, invades the Newport-based attraction.

This 4-acre passage of nightmares will frighten and delight visitors that embrace the spirit of Halloween from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-02-2014 18:55)

Oregon to Become First State to Implement Road Usage Charge

Oregon is the first to implement a road use charging program, but many states are evaluating how such a system could work for them.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - Portland Oregon Highways State governments and policy makers contemplating per-mile charging as a way to sustain transportation funding can now learn how Oregon established the nation’s first ever Road Usage Charge Program for light vehicles.

ODOT's new publication, “Road Usage Charge Pilot Program 2013 & Per-Mile Charge Policy in Oregon,” details how Oregon successfully designed and completed its second per-mile charge pilot program and ultimately passed legislation to establish a fully operational road usage charging program.

Oregon’s Senate Bill 810 was the first legislation in the U.S. to establish a per-mile charge. It authorized ODOT to set up a mileage collection system for volunteer motorists beginning July 1, 2015.


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Salem-News.com (Jul-01-2014 07:20)

DING! Southwest Airlines Begins International Service

Customers on the carrier's inaugural international flights from Baltimore/Washington joined those in two other gateway cities of Atlanta, and Orlando who celebrated alongside Employees with commemorative beach balls, snorkels and masks.

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines on Tuesday launched an international future for America's largest domestic airline by inaugurating service to three Caribbean destinations from three of its US gateway cities.

Southwest Airlines' first international departure, Flight 1804 from Baltimore/Washington to Oranjestad, Aruba, departed ontime at 8:30 a.m. EDT, closely followed by Southwest Flight 906 to Montego Bay, Jamaica, where its first-ever scheduled international arrival was planned for just after 11:00 a.m. EST.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-01-2014 06:25)

U.S. Gas Prices Remain at Six Year High

The situation in Iraq continues to put pressure on global oil prices, as markets weigh the potential for supply disruptions from OPEC’s second largest producer.

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Gas Prices The national average price of gas has stopped increasing as we approach the Independence Day holiday, though prices remains at a six-year high for this time of year. Tuesday’s national average for regular unleaded gasoline is $3.68 per gallon.

The current price at the pump is 19-cents more than at this time last year ($3.49). In comparison to previous Independence Day holidays, motorists will face prices that are the highest since 2008, with today’s average ($3.68) surpassing the holiday’s price per gallon from: 2013 ($3.48); 2012 ($3.34); 2011 ($3.57); 2010 ($2.74); and 2009 ($2.62).

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Salem-News.com (Jun-29-2014 14:42)

Americans Can Expect Record Gas Prices over Independence Day Holiday

Willingness to take on credit card debt, not an increase in income, will be responsible for the increase in Independence Day holiday consumer spending AAA says.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - US Gas Prices With a projected 41 million Americans expected to take to the road over the Independence Day holiday, AAA says drivers can expect to pay the highest gas prices since 2008.

AAA says the majority of travelers will travel 50 miles or more away from home, an almost two percent increase from last year, and a 14 percent increase compared to the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-20-2012 17:10)

Oregon`s 13th Annual Bites for Rights is Tomorrow

BRO’s most delicious fundraiser of the year is held at 115 spots across Oregon.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Bites for Rights Oregon 2012 More than 100 restaurants, coffee shops, carts, bars and bakeries around the state will support equality tomorrow by donating a portion of their day’s proceeds to Basic Rights Oregon.

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Salem-News.com (May-11-2012 16:00)

Oregon Coast Aquarium Invites Divers to Dive with Sharks

If you've been waiting for a chance to swim with the sharks...here you go!

(NEWPORT, Ore.) - Oregon Aquarium divers Passionate divers may join a pilot "guest dive" program at the Oregon Coast Aquarium.

They will dive with Aquarium sharks and other fishes under the supervision of Aquarium dive guides, and explore the simulated shipwreck in the Halibut Flats exhibit, swim through the kelp and become a part of the Aquarium dive show as visitors in the tunnel watch them and take photos.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-11-2012 00:51)

Life Behind Wheel Propels Human Relations Roadmap

Maintenance is the key to management. Sloppy oversight reaps negative results.

(SALEM) - Road map This writer was raised in suburban New York City and did not actually get a drivers license until I reached age 40. Thus I became a late bloomer behind the wheel.

Looking back, there are many invisible lessons to be gleaned. When we drive a car, yes indeed, we are interacting with an assortment of very diverse human beings out there.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-10-2012 18:29)

Traveling the World... For Free

The series is now airing on SCAN-TV Silverton.

(BERLIN, Germany) - Michael Wigge In 2010, Wigge zigzagged across 4 continents and 11 countries in 150 days without a cent to his name, but resourcefulness to spare.

His adventures are chronicled in the upcoming television series "How to Travel the World For Free", which starts airing in late April on public and local access television stations in 70 markets across the U.S..

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Salem-News.com (Mar-05-2012 19:29)

PAKISTAN: Housewife Prevented from Leaving Country to Meet Her Husband

Salem-News.com Eye on the World report.

(DHAKA- Bangladesh) - A house wife is being prevented from leaving the country to meet her husband The illegal and uncalled misuse of the Exit Control List in Pakistan, is being used to stop ordinary citizens, even housewives, from travelling abroad for family unification.

Ms. Zaibul Nigar was stopped by officials at Islamabad Airport and banned from flight without any justifiable reason, because her husband chairs the Balawaristan National Front.

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