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Walter Danielson Scholarship Offers $11,000 to Study Abroad

Application deadline is March 1, 2018.

(SALEM, Ore.) - ASSE International Student Exchange Programs ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE) offers this need based scholarship worth approximately $11,000 each year to qualifying American high school students interested in broadening their horizons by studying abroad for one academic year.

This opportunity is for academically achieving, motivated students interested in experiencing a different culture and embracing diversity.

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Salem Progressive Film Series presents
The Divide. What Happens When the Rich Get Richer

Tuesday, January 16th at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:15)
Salem's Historic Grand Theatre (191 High Street NE, Salem, OR)

(SALEM, Ore.) - The divide In the United States, the richest 0.1 per cent of people own roughly the same as the bottom 90 per cent; in the UK, the 1000 richest are wealthier than the poorest 40 per cent. On both sides of the Atlantic, inequality is at its highest level since 1928.

Surprisingly, these are about the only statistics in Katharine Round's film The Divide.

Read Full Article (Jan-07-2018 23:43)

Nothing Like a Wacky Fatwa to Begin the New Year

Could the flurry of hate mail from a variety of supposedly Zionist/Muslim/Christian sources be the work of one sad and very disturbed individual?

(LONDON) - fatwa This is word-for-word the same bollox as fatwas sent to other pro-Palestinians including prominent churchman Dr Stephen Sizer by the World Muslim Zionist Organization in Dhaka.

So, is the Muslim League for Yahud Alliance (whoever they are) cyber-scribbling for the WMZO? And I don't see them on any International Criminal Court NGO list, nor do they seem to have a web presence.

Read Full Article (Jan-01-2018 13:45)

Oregon Coast: Highest Tides of the Year Are Upon Us

Ready? The last round of "King Tides" is January 2-4

(NEHALEM, Ore.) - Yaquina Jetty The term ‘king tide’ describes a high tide event when the sun, moon, and earth are in alignment, causing greater than usual gravitational pull on the tides.

When king tides occur during intense rain or storm events, the water level rise can cause flooding, erosion, and other impacts to infrastructure and property.

Read Full Article (Dec-11-2017 17:20)

School Bus Crashes with All Aboard

The kids are all alright.

(SALEM, Ore.) - school bus crash Today at about 3:30 PM, Marion County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the 11400 block of Sunnyview Rd NE regarding a traffic crash. This crash involved a school bus full of kids, all of which are ok, and a smaller ford pickup.

The investigation has determined icy road conditions to be the cause. The driver of the pickup lost control and crossed the center line and hit the bus head-on.

Read Full Article (Nov-14-2017 15:49)

Winter Weather Advisory for Cascade Passes

Advisory extended until November 16 at 10:00AM PST

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - winter weather A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect above 4000 feet from 6:00 am Wednesday to 10 a.m. Thursday.

Snow is expected in the Northern Oregon Cascades above 4000 feet, so plan on difficult conditions if travelling across the Cascade passes or above. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches are expected.

Read Full Article (Nov-06-2017 13:13)

Linn County Sheriff`s Office Investigates Bomb Threat at Harrisburg Middle School

Better safe than sorry, the schools were evacuated.

(HARRISBURG, Ore.) - Harrisburg middle school Linn County Undersheriff Jim Yon reports his deputies are investigating a bomb threat at a Middle School.

This morning at 9:33 a.m., a note was found at Harrisburg Middle School threatening to blow it up at 11:00 a.m. Deputies responded and students and staff from the Middle School and the nearby Elementary School were evacuated to safety. The schools notified parents about the threat.

Read Full Article (Oct-25-2017 12:48)

Friends of the Children Announces Expansion in Five Cities

Evidence-based mentoring model to be featured in public television documentary “Visionaries”

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - friends of the children Friends of the Children announced today it will award $2.4 million to open chapters in four new cities, and expand in one existing site.

Friends of the Children’s evidence-based model works: 93 percent of youth avoid involvement in the juvenile justice system, 83 percent graduate from high school, and 98 percent avoid early parenting.

Read Full Article (Oct-11-2017 23:55)

Protesters Line up to Greet Betsy DeVos at McMinnville High School

The most controversial education secretary in recent history visits rural Oregon high school.

(McMINNVILLE, Ore.) - young protester A crowd of over one hundred people gathered on the streets next to McMinnville High School today, to give Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos a hearty Oregon reception. There were protesters and supporters, though her supporters were outnumbered by the score.

Well known as a billionaire philanthropist, DeVos’ “out of touch” policies directly threaten federal funding for public schools, according to teachers we spoke with.

Read Full Article (Oct-11-2017 11:58)

Betsy Devos Expected at McMinnville High School

Hundreds expected to protest her appearance.

(McMINNVILLE, Ore.) - Betsy Devos Today, it will be McMinnville's turn to show Betsy DeVos what we think of her proposals regarding our Public Education System.

She will be visiting MHS at around 1pm on Wednesday. We will gather on the sidewalks by the school - meet on the West Side of Evans St, along the chainlink fence near the new soccer field.

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