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Salem-News.com (May-16-2015 21:21)

CALL TO ACTION: Stop Ginny Burdick from Trampling Oregon`s Patients, Voters and Democratic Process

Maintaining the importance of PATIENTS RIGHTS is mandatory for Oregonians.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon State Capitol While it is rather unbelievable and infuriating that a handful of Democrats would team up with Republicans to go against the will of the voters and harm sick and disabled patients, we must remain vigilant in doing all that we can to protect our most vulnerable citizens and our vote.

After patients and advocates rose up to defeat Senate Bill 844 in the Joint Committee on Implementing Measure 91, Senate President Peter Courtney took the rather extraordinary measure of creating a Senate-only M91 Committee.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-30-2015 23:11)

16th Annual Global Cannabis March & Rally Saturday in Portland

Representative Lew Frederick To Give Keynote Speech

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Anna Diaz On Saturday, May 2, nearly 300 cities worldwide, including Portland, will participate in the 16th annual Global Cannabis March. Portland participants will gather in Pioneer Courthouse Square for a rally that begins at 11:00am, with a scheduled cannabis freedom march beginning at 4pm through downtown Portland, accompanied by a police escort.

Musicians Mack & Dub and the Smokin' Section, The Sindicate, Mad Dabber, Bad Habitat and Pass Margo have joined the lineup for the rally as well as many guest speakers and non-profit organization booths.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-30-2015 16:10)

Cyber Threats & Hacking Are A Concern For US Companies

Many companies are naive regarding sophisticated hacking.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem-News.com Corporate cyber crime has become a commonplace in the US business industry. Last year saw a deluge of hacking attacks at banks, insurance companies and retailers.

According to one estimate, the attack at Sony Pictures forced a major company to abandon an $80 million dollar project, and ended up costing Sony around $150 million - $300 million.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-20-2015 01:28)

Light up! 4/20 is America`s Cannabis Holiday

The Cannabis Community has a lot to ponder

(SALEM, Ore.) - Dr. Leveque and Jack Herer On this, the sacred holiday of all Cannabis advocates and enthusiasts, when you take that first toke of the day, there's something you should ask yourself, and that is: Do you appreciate those that came before you? Do you know your fellow true-hearted brothers and sisters out here?

Seriously folks, this is much more than getting high. Not to be a buzz kill, but please consider those on the front lines...

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Salem-News.com (Apr-17-2015 08:00)

Oregon`s Beloved Pot Doc Dying

As one of the last of the “old school” American doctors that truly cared, he has earned our due respect, and there’s no time like the present.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Dr. Leveque Doctor Phillip Leveque has been out in front, leading the battle for the rights of patients for decades. Not only is Dr. Phil Leveque a tried and true friend of the Veterans, and of the sick, and the poor, but he embodies the all-important personal relationship and trust between doctor and patient.

His is a testament to a life well lived, a very “worthy” life, and the difference one person can make for others.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-30-2015 10:44)

Oregon Medical Marijuana Patients Rights at Risk with SB936

More growers or fewer patients? What's the strategy?

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem-News.com SB 936 is a measure created to make things simpler. It seems that goal was lost from the beginning.

While sensible regulations and oversight of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program is an honorable goal, SB 936 simply goes too far, costing too many patients their medicine and putting too much of a burden on medical providers.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-30-2015 09:25)

5 Steps Women Should Consider Making to Take Control of their Financial Future

Some tips on gaining your financial "peace of mind"

(WESLEY CHAPEL, Florida) - financial freedom When it comes to women and money, there is some good news, says Lance Drucker, ChFC, CLU, a veteran financial professional.

On average, women are more independent and financially literate than ever before, he says. On the other hand, women are no more likely to make sound financial decisions today than two years ago – or even when the study began 10 years ago.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-25-2015 20:40)

Merkley Slams Republican Efforts to Roll Back Consumer Protection and Wall Street Reform

Republicans push consumer protections....and Democrats push back.

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Jeff Merkley Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley, along with Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Al Franken (D-MN), slammed Senate Republicans’ budget push to roll back consumer protections and Wall Street reform at a press conference held in the Capitol today.

The Senate Budget that is being debated on the floor this week includes language to weaken the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and to roll back financial reforms.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-23-2015 18:51)

Lumber Truck Crash Creates Traffic Problems

Excessive speed appears to be a factor.

(SALEM, Ore.) - lumber truck crash A semi-truck carrying a load of lumber southbound on the Salem Parkway tipped over at Commercial St NE spilling its load.

Just after 3:00 PM, 46-year old Douglas Barnes, from Amity, was operating the 1985 Peterbilt pulling two flat bed trailers loaded with lumber. The truck rolled over as he was southbound on the Salem Parkway negotiating the curve onto Commercial St NE.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-18-2015 15:58)

As Pets, Baby Chicks and Ducklings Aren`t What They`re Quacked Up to Be

As spring arrives, avoid buying baby poultry as they may carry dangerous salmonella bacteria

(SALEM, Ore.) - baby chicks Spring is the season when people purchase "baby chicks" for their backyard poultry flocks or to give as Easter gifts, but one public health expert advises caution around these cute, fuzzy birds.

Since 2010, nine outbreaks of illnesses caused by salmonella bacteria from chicks have occurred, affecting at least 37 confirmed salmonellosis cases and many more suspected cases.

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