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Salem-News.com (Jun-14-2017 23:45)

Urgent Weather Message for Western Oregon and Coastal Waters

Batten down the hatches! A late spring storm is kicking up.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - weather An unusually strong frontal system for mid-June will move through northwest Oregon and southwest Washington on Thursday, producing strong winds across the area.

High winds along the coast are expected to gust between 40 and 50 mph, with the strongest gusts along the beaches and headlands. Over the higher terrain of the coastal mountains and the Cascades, winds could gust up to around 45 mph. This system will bring south gales from the south coast northward, and hazardous seas bringing small craft advisory level seas over most of the area. The hazardous conditions will persist into Friday morning.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-08-2017 15:04)

Prevent the Summer Slide with Summer Reading

Free summer reading programs are at libraries all over Oregon!

(SALEM, Ore.) - summer reading The summer slide isn't playground equipment, in fact it's not thrilling at all! Join the summer reading program at your library to prevent the summer slide.

During the summer, students will forget some of the skills they learned in school if they do not engage in activities to practice those skills.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-07-2017 00:12)

Everything There is to Know about How Vaping Affects Your Health

There are countless studies about how smoking affects health, but not too many regarding vaping

(SALEM, Ore.) - quit smoking In case you haven’t heard, vaping is the hottest trend right now. More and more people are jumping on the vape bandwagon, especially because they believe that vaping is a healthier alternative to smoking.

On top of that, the many delicious flavors it comes in are also a big plus. After all, nobody would eat a cupcake if it tasted like cupcake mixed with a burnt tire, but they totally would if it just tasted like a delicious cupcake.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-02-2017 17:21)

Health Advisory Issued for Detroit Lake after High Toxin Levels Found

Drinking water directly from Detroit Lake is especially dangerous

(SALEM, Ore.) - Detroit Lake Water monitoring has confirmed the presence of blue-green algae and the toxins they produce in Detroit Lake. These toxin concentrations can be harmful to humans and animals.

People should avoid swallowing water while swimming or inhaling water droplets as a result of high-speed water activities, such as water skiing or power boating, in areas where blooms are identified.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-19-2017 14:05)

The Aging Systems of America

Now Wall Street wants to get involved with buying and selling water rights

(SALEM, Ore.) - water faucet Our major infrastructures in this country are failing! We have systems in place to keep us safe and yet we are not caring for them the way we should and creating systems that are a danger to us all.

Let’s look at those major systems and what we need to do to make them safer for us.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-19-2017 11:49)

Danger Where You Live

We are all breathing in a lot of air, but what is in that air? Is it helping or hindering your health?

(SALEM, Ore.) - asbestos If you listen to the EPA, you will have heard that the environment we have indoors is up to five times as toxic as that outdoors. In fact, in some instances, the measurements of air inside buildings has been as much as 100 times as polluted as outside air.

Now, consider that most of our time is spent inside, be it in our homes, offices, or schools. That means that most of the toxins we inhale are inside.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-22-2017 13:20)

Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge to Open in April

Remaining activities must be completed in sequence and are weather-dependent.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Minto Brown walking bridge Despite a project timeline setback early on due to delayed delivery of the large supporting arches, the Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge is on track to open to the public in April.

The bridge structure, including deck panels, rib arches and other infrastructure is now self supporting. Still to be completed are the bridge deck surface, structure tensioning, and removal of the temporary work bridge.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-09-2017 18:22)

Driver Stood Atop Car Awaiting Rescue from Flooded Roadway

"Turn Around, Don't Drown"

(FOREST GROVE, Ore.) - flood waters on SW Fern Hill Road, Forest Grove ...By the time the boat was launched into the flooded waters, the vehicle had gone completely under water in a ditch that's estimated to be around 10 feet deep.

When the rescue boat made it to the vehicles location, the driver was standing on top of the vehicle.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-09-2017 12:20)

15 Men Arrested in Undercover Sex Trafficking Mission

Victims are forced to suffer through physical, sexual, and mental abuse.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - arrest During the week of January 31 to February 3, 2016, the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Trafficking Unit conducted undercover missions to address online sex trafficking as part of the 13th National Johns Suppression Initiative.

Sex trafficking and prostitution are not victimless crimes. Victims of sex trafficking and prostitution are forced, coerced, and manipulated into this lifestyle against their will.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-02-2017 12:04)

The Oil War Is Only Just Getting Started

In the next couple of months, official production figures will point to who's winning this round of the oil wars.

(LONDON) - oil rig It's been a month now that investors and analysts have been closely watching two main drivers for oil prices: how OPEC is doing with the supply-cut deal, and how U.S. shale is responding to fifty-plus-dollar oil with rebounding drilling activity.

Those two main factors are largely neutralizing each other, and are putting a floor and a cap to a price range of between $50 and $60.

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