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Salem-News.com (Jan-27-2015 20:10)

70th Anniversary of of the Liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau

Survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp in Poland were liberated by the Soviet Red Army after more than 1 million people were killed.

(SAN FRANCISCO) - holocaust remembrance day We have seen newsreels of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps at the end of WW II and a number of movies depicting the horrors of the Holocaust. However, newsreels and movies did not really prepare us for an actual visit to the site of the largest mass murder in history.

As many as 1.5 million were murdered at Auschwitz, mainly Polish Jews, but also Soviet prisoners-of-war, Gypsies, Czechs, Yugoslavs, French, Austrians, and Germans.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-27-2015 00:48)

Army Backs Out of Proposed Free Land Deal with Eastern Oregon`s Economic Development Leaders

As in many cases, the answer may be found when you follow the money...

(SALEM, Ore.) - umatilla chemical depot If the Umatilla Chemical Depot is closed, and all munitions have been safely destroyed, why hasn’t the Army passed the land to Eastern Oregon’s economic development leaders?

According to Don Chance, project manager for the Columbia Development Authority, the United States Army may be backing out of their agreement to gift the land at no charge.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-27-2014 21:28)

Sweet Home Man Dies While Trimming a Tree

The victim fell from a fir tree, approximately 52 feet off the ground.

(SWEET HOME, Ore.) - Sweet Home, Oregon Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports his deputies are investigating the death of a Sweet Home man that fell while trimming a tree.

Today at 10:21 a.m. deputies responded to R & L Excavating on Crescent Hill Road in Sweet Home, after being notified by Sweet Home Fire of a fatal tree-trimming accident.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-03-2014 22:44)

Brittany Maynard Dies With Dignity From Brain Cancer

Death Comes Peacefully After Taking Aid-in-Dying Medication

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Brittany Maynard Twenty-nine year-old Brittany Maynard's public story of bravely enduring brain cancer touched the hearts of millions of Americans. She died peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 1 in her Portland home, surrounded by family and friends.

Brittany suffered increasingly frequent and longer seizures, severe head and neck pain, and stroke-like symptoms. As symptoms grew more severe she chose to abbreviate the dying process by taking the aid-in-dying medication she had received months ago.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-29-2014 23:40)

Oregon Releases Comprehensive Report on Abuse in Community, Licensed Facilities for 2013

Substantiated perpetrators of all types of abuse were comprised of 59% family members.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - abuse in Oregon The Oregon Office of Adult Abuse Prevention and Investigations (OAAPI) released today the 2013 comprehensive report on abuse related to seniors, adults with all types of disabilities and children in licensed treatment settings.

Last year, DHS received over 35,000 reports of suspected abuse or neglect of vulnerable Oregonians.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-21-2014 22:18)

New Ocean Partnership to Improve Awareness of Oregon`s Marine Reserves and Protected Areas

The Oregon Marine Reserves Partnership engages the public and invites their participation.

(NEWPORT, Ore.) - Otter Rock Marine Reserve A new partnership focused on sharing information, promoting science and cooperative research, and engaging citizens in Oregon’s marine reserves and protected areas has launched.

The Oregon Marine Reserves Partnership (OMRP) was founded by six member organizations: Audubon Society of Portland, Coast Range Association, Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition, Oceana, Surfrider Foundation, and The Nature Conservancy.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-14-2014 22:56)

Oregon Scores a C Grade on Women`s Health

For Oregon women, a "C" is NOT satisfactory!

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - womens health report card Oregon is ranked #26 in the country and received a final grade of C in the 2014 Women’s Health Report Card released today by Oregon Action and The Main Street Alliance of Oregon.

The report card provides an important measure of the state’s record on women’s health as politicians court women voters ahead of the November elections and continue to debate how to combat persistent racial disparities in health.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-06-2014 23:10)

Elder Abuse is On the Rise

A crippling social injustice toward a silent minority- the elderly.

(SALEM, Ore.) - elder abuse Child abuse is heard of and seen in the media almost daily in the United States. It is something that drives people to donate money to help children in need, to have people rally together to fundraise, and the thought of a helpless child being abused is like a dagger to the heart for most people.

What is even more painful is that there is another defenseless group of humans being abused where stories of it rarely make it to the television, that people rarely think about, and that not many people think about donating money towards: our elders.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-29-2014 14:29)

Driver Arrested Following Fatal Traffic Crash on OR Hwy 97

Alcohol and reckless driving are two of the five charges against Fix.

(REDMOND, Ore.) - Fatal crash on Hwy 97 Preliminary investigation indicates a 1997 Chevrolet Suburban driven by 32-year old William Wayne Fix from Redmond, was traveling northbound in a reckless manner when he lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle traveled off the roadway and struck a rock embankment where it rolled and came to rest on its side.

Passenger 7-year old Phoenix Marie Price from Redmond, was pronounced deceased at the scene. She is reportedly the driver's stepdaughter.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-22-2014 20:41)

Driver Dies Following Serious Injury Crash - Highway 99E south of Oregon City

Car trouble ends in tragedy near Oregon City.

(OREGON CITY, Ore.) - Salem-News.com Three people were transported to a Portland-area hospital and one of the individuals died after arrival. All lanes were open about 6:00 p.m.

On September 22, 2014 at approximately 2:45 p.m., a 2000 Nissan Frontier pickup with two occupants was southbound on Highway 99E at milepost 16 when the driver pulled over and stopped due to a problem with the pickup on a limited shoulder about 3 feet wide and partially in the right hand lane.

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