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Salem-News.com (May-31-2018 14:15)

SALEM: Water Advisory for Vulnerable Populations remains in Effect Until Further Notice

News Release from City of Salem

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem-News.com Based on test results received today, the City of Salem will be maintaining the Vulnerable Population Water Advisory until further notice.

Tap water is safe for consumption for healthy children over the age of six and healthy adults. Further information regarding water distribution and assistance will be released shortly in a separate update.

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Salem-News.com (May-30-2018 09:47)

Choosing the Right New Pet

A pet has its pros and cons, so look before you leap!

(SALEM, Ore.) - guinea pig If you’ve ever thought of bringing a new pet into your household, you should think twice before making your final decision.

Not all species are so easy to take care of, and since this is a decision that comes with a commitment, we’ll make a list of those you might find more convenient and comfortable to interact with.

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Salem-News.com (May-29-2018 23:48)

Thousands of Oregonians Frightened by Emergency Alert Issued Without Explanation

What does "Prepare for Action" mean, anyway?

(SALEM, Ore.) - emergency message The alert said there was a "civil emergency", yet gave no indication as to what type of emergency it was or what citizens should do. It was an amazing lack of information from an agency whose entire mission is to share information.

People outside of Salem as far as Sherwood, Willamina and Eugene were taken aback with the erroneous message of could-be imminent doom. As it turns out, it was a water alert. Not North Korea.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-25-2018 16:48)

Protecting and Restoring the Oregon State Flower

Illegally harvesting Oregon Grape has reduced the plant throughout the state.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Oregon grape Land managers in the South Willamette Valley have discovered a disturbing trend on the properties they manage: Oregon grape plants are being illegally harvested in large numbers, presumably to sell for the herbal properties of their roots.

In addition to being illegal, removal of these plants takes away important wildlife habitat. The Oregon grape, known as the state flower of Oregon, provides nectar for bees and butterflies in the spring and berries for birds and small mammals during summer.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-16-2018 17:11)

Illahe Hills Country Club Joins Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program

The open space of a golf course is used by golfers AND a variety of wildlife species

(SALEM, Ore.) - Kassi Roosth The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses provides an educational service to help existing golf courses develop effective conservation and wildlife enhancement programs, and achieve recognition for their efforts.

The plan was developed by Kassi Roosth, Chief Gardener, who is also recognized for her effort to plan for environmental stewardship.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-14-2018 17:05)

Gray Whales Show Up Early Off Oregon Coast

Witness the sight of some 18,000 gray whales migrating northward
during Spring Whale Week March 24-31

(NEWPORT, Ore.) - gray whale Oregon Gray whale sightings along the Oregon coast are exceptional right now, having kicked in early, starting at the end of February when the Whale Watch Week was almost a month away.

In the Newport / Depoe Bay area, they've been spotting five to ten whales a day at the Whale Watching Center alone, and that's nothing compared to the explosions of reports on social media.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-04-2018 21:31)

12 Elk Killed in Crash on Oregon Hwy 26

Unbeknownst to drivers, highways often serve as animal trails in the dark of night.

(BANKS, Ore.) - dead elk At 4:30 this morning, the Oregon State Police and Washington County Sheriff's office responded to a crash on Highway 26 near milepost 54 in Washington County.

There were 13 known elk hit by at least one, possibly more, vehicles. Approximately half of the elk were killed on scene and the others were put down for humanitarian reasons.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-02-2018 23:38)

Coast Guard and Depoe Bay Firefighters Rescue Man from Cove

Mother Nature helped out with a low tide, so USCG was able to land on a reef.

(DEPOE BAY, Ore.) - Salem-News.com Tuesday afternoon just before 4 o'clock, Depoe Bay Firefighters were called to a location south of Depoe Bay in an area known as Big Whale cove.

The call was for a 19-year old male suffering from an unknown medical issue.

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Salem-News.com (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.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-18-2017 18:00)

Old-Fashioned Driving Directions May Keep You Alive this Winter

OSP is warning the public about the dangers of mapping software or GPS units that may lead motorists into a dangerous situation during winter months.

(SALEM, Ore.) - oregon road closures Highway 22 is currently closed and motorists traveling between Central Oregon and the Willamette Valley are being urged to take Highway 20 through Sweet Home or Highway 26 through Government Camp.

Over the weekend, OSP Dispatch received several calls of motorists attempting to take Highway 22, but being rerouted by their GPS units onto Forest Service roads near Detroit.

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