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Salem-News.com (Jul-01-2014 21:05)

Oregon Grandmother in Jail After Toddler Drinks Meth Laced Tea

The child is back home with family and expected to make a full recovery.

(GARNER VALLEY, Calif. ) - Cynthia Watson An Oregon grandmother who authorities said made a cup of methamphetamine-laced tea while visiting family in California is facing a felony child endangerment charge after her 2-year-old granddaughter drank the concoction and was hospitalized.

51-year-old Cynthia Watson, of the Portland area, was charged on Monday with felony child endangerment and possession of methamphetamine, and was due in court on Wednesday, Riverside County Sheriff's spokesman Deputy Alberto Martinez said.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-28-2014 16:55)

California and Illinois Sue Pharma for Opioid Epidemic

Why are the other 48 states so reluctant to follow their lead?

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - oxycontin abuse For the past 12 years I have been exposing Purdue Pharma for criminally marketing their highly addictive opioid, OxyContin to the medical profession and patients through their physician spokespersons and funded pain foundations.

I have long written for Salem-News.com on the individuals responsible for the epidemic of opioids/heroin in the U.S. and Canada.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-15-2014 09:56)

California Man Arrested in Oregon After Police Find Cocaine

Police arrested 42-year-old Jay Gaudalupe Barragan, from West Sacramento, California.

(MEDFORD, Ore. ) - An Oregon State Police traffic stop on Interstate 5 near Medford led to the arrest of a West Sacramento, California man after he was found in possession of approximately 2.2 pounds of cocaine.

Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop, with the assistance of a Medford Police Department drug detection canine, led to the discovery of approximately 2.2 pounds of cocaine concealed inside the pickup.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-07-2014 13:33)

Two Women Accused of Sex Trafficking 17-Year-Old Girl From California

The girl had been missing from Bakersfield, California since January.

(BEAVERTON, Ore. ) - Two women remain behind bars today, after police said they were sex trafficking a 17-year-old girl.

Police arrested 23-year-old Erica Dana Lummus, of Molalla, and 24-year-old Italia Angelique Porter, of Vancouver, Washington in connection with an investigation that started at a Beaverton Motel on May 23.

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Salem-News.com (May-10-2014 23:09)

Randy Fletcher Yuba County District 5 Supervisor Candidate Linked to Cult

It has been my experience that when a candidate dodges a question or interview that there is something their hiding.

(SACRAMENTO) - Randy Fletcher with Steven Dambeck, the President of Apollo Olive Oil, a <i>Fellowship of Friends</i> owned company These past few months of March-May are exciting times for a candidate running for office. It's a chance to get out and explore the community and hear from the people who live there. In Yuba County, there are four candidates competing for the District 5 Supervisor seat held by long time incumbent Hal Stocker.

However, out of the competing candidates, only one has recently been accused of being tied to a religious cult located in the Yuba Foothills called the Fellowship of Friends.

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Salem-News.com (May-08-2014 13:25)

Frivolous Lawsuit Trends Fall Back

Lawsuits and attorneys are part of the national landscape. People should assert their legal rights as Americans

(SAN DIEGO) - Lawsuit A trend developed across the US during the Bush years that touted "frivolous lawsuits"; many recall this period and political climate which discouraged people from filing a law suit even when they totally deserved to be compensated.

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Salem-News.com (May-01-2014 11:35)

California Reaches $4 Million Settlement with eBay over Anticompetitive ``No-Poach`` Agreement with Intuit

Within ninety days following the court’s preliminary approval of the settlement, current and former employees who are potential members of the three pools will receive an email and a letter providing information on how to submit a claim for restitution.

(SAN FRANCISCO) - Gavel and keyboard Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced a nearly $4 million settlement with eBay over allegations the company violated state anticompetitive laws by making a “no-poach” agreement with Intuit between 2006 and 2009.

“California’s technology sector is at its best when competition and creativity are allowed to thrive,” Attorney General Harris said. “No-poach agreements unfairly punish talented workers and stunt our state’s economic growth....”

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Salem-News.com (Apr-11-2014 10:46)

Sierra Club: Fracking California... A Disaster Waiting to Happen

The environment is essential, especially since we don’t know the potential health risks associated with fracking.

(SAN LUIS OBISPO) - Fracking in California Sometimes fact is so much stranger than anything even the best novelist could write. Take California, which sits atop a 1,700-square-mile oil shale deposit that is threatened to be accessed by hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

Fracking is an ugly, largely unregulated process that forces massive amounts of water, sand and an unknown cocktail of chemicals into the ground, the end result of which is to release more dirty fossil-fuel pollution into our environment.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-06-2014 14:57)

More Troubles for Criminally Indicted PG&E

After all the sound and fury is over, PG&E will probably start operating as usual.

(SAN FRANCISCO) - PG&E Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) was recently criminally indicted for twelve violations of the federal Pipeline Safety Act. No executives of PG&E were indicted.

The federal indictment follows PG&E's alleged negligence in safely maintaining its natural gas pipeline infrastructure which resulted in a massive explosion in the Crestmoor residential neighborhood of San Bruno on September 9, 2010.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-31-2014 13:04)

Northern California Politics are Changing!

Kathie Thelen has separated herself from her fellow political candidates by managing her own campaign with friends, and not hiring outside consulting firms.

(SACRAMENTO) - Kathie Thelen This past month of March has seen a new breed of political candidates in the Northern California area. Regular citizens some new to the political arena have stepped into the ring putting their time and energy into changing their communities.

In Yuba County a community activist and retired hotel hospitality manager, Kathie Thelen is running for Board of Supervisor in District 5.

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