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Salem-News.com (Jul-08-2014 11:45)

Did Starbucks Just Issue a Worldwide Ban on Pot Advocate Kevin Saunders?

An extreme and odd decision by an entire coffee chain.

(MARINA, Calif.) - Kevin Saunders Medical pot advocate/ex-law student/erstwhile Marina mayoral candidate Kevin Saunders is no stranger to controversy—or restraining orders, for that matter. But this is one he probably didn't see coming.

Saunders says he was served (no pun intended) by Starbucks at the July 1 Marina City Council Meeting with a notice that he's been permanently banned from every Starbucks location in the world.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-07-2014 08:05)

Warm Weather Expected This Week for Salem, Willamette Valley

If you must be outdoors, try to limit your outdoor activity to morning and evening hours.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - Salem Oregon Hot Weather Temperatures in Salem and throughout the mid-Willamette Valley are expected to reach near 90’s, or over, and with that news, here are some tips to protect you and your family from the heat, and some places you can go to cool off.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-05-2014 07:15)

Kids Who Can Name Fast Food Chains at Risk for Long-Term Obesity Problems

Study suggests that parents should use a 'first language' of food that has less fat, salt and sugar.

(EUGENE, Ore. ) - Fast Food Photo What parents feed their children early on is vitally important to developing their food preferences and reducing their risks for obesity, says a University of Oregon researcher.

In a paper published online ahead of publication in the journal Appetite, researchers found that how well young children can link different food items with specific brands as they are learning about food is an indicator that weight issues are brewing.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-03-2014 02:49)

Marijuana: Criminalizing the Least Dangerous Substance

William Moyers and “Straight Pot Talk”... Where has he been? (Answer: Under a rock)

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - William Moyers I constantly browse through any kind of reading material to search for articles referring to marijuana. I found a real corker in the Portland Tribune June 24, 2014 titled Talk Straight to Your Kids About Pot.

I was astonished to see that it was written by William Moyers. I am well acquainted with Bill Moyers and wondered if this was the same guy. It turns out, he is the eldest son of “the” Bill Moyers.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-01-2014 13:01)

Study Finds More U.S. Consumers Need Food Safety Education

Cross-contamination and insufficient cooking are the most common risks found while observing the handling and preparation of raw poultry. Study Finds More U.S. Consumers Need Food Safety Education

(SALEM, Ore. ) - BBQ Food Safety Just in time for the peak of grilling season, results of a new study show that most consumers need to improve food handling and preparation practices in their own kitchen to help minimize the chances of foodborne illness.

The study, conducted by University of California, Davis, emphasizes the need for increased food safety education for consumers and contains some surprising results based on observation of meals prepared at home.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-30-2014 18:40)

Salem Area Residents Preparing Now for Summertime Heat

The rest of the week including Independence Day, temperatures will range from the mid to upper 80’s, to lower 70’s.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - Oregon Capitol Fountains It’s getting warmer in Oregon! The National Weather Service says on Tuesday in Salem and the mid-Willamette Valley the high temperatures in most cities will reach well into the 90’s.

The rest of the week including Independence Day, temperatures will range from the mid to upper 80’s, to lower 70’s with the chance of showers returning to the valley on Sunday. Come Monday however, the sun should be back with temperatures in the lower 80's.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-30-2014 14:10)

Workers Face Health Risk as Temperatures in Oregon Begin to Climb

From 2009 through 2013, 33 people received benefits through Oregon's workers' compensation system for heat-related illnesses.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - Jobs Hot Weather Landscaping, construction, and agriculture are some of the outdoor jobs that can expose workers to dangerous high heat.

Labor-intensive activities in hot weather can raise body temperatures beyond the level that normally can be cooled by sweating and may lead to heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-30-2014 09:15)

Oregon Planned Parenthood Slams High Court`s Ruling on Birth Control

After decades of discriminatory coverage by insurance companies, the birth control benefit requires all insurance policies to cover birth control with no out-of-pocket cost to women.

(PORTLAND, Ore. ) - Planned Parenthood Planned Parenthood organizations in Oregon condemned Monday's ruling by the Supreme Court that some for-profit private corporations, such as the arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby, can deny coverage of birth control to their employees, for no reason other than the personal religious beliefs of the corporation's owners.

Stacy M. Cross, President & CEO of Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette, said: "Today, the Supreme Court ruled against Oregon women and families, giving bosses the right to discriminate against women.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-30-2014 06:30)

Oregon Workplace Safety Grant Applications Begin July 1

Applicants may apply for up to $40,000 per grant project without a requirement.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - oregon workforce Grant funding will be available starting July 1 to develop innovative workplace safety and health training programs.

Oregon OSHA, a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, will sponsor projects that may range from a unique mobile app to an online educational game that engages workers. The grants will focus on programs that target an Oregon industry or a specific work process to reduce or eliminate hazards.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-29-2014 14:39)

Get Your Team Together Now for Salem-Keizer Relay for Life

There will be a timed 5K Run/Walk event that will begin at midnight on July 19.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - Salem Keizer Relay for Life Get your team together now for the Salem-Keizer 24-hour Relay for Life.

This years event will take place at the Chemawa Indian School, and will begin with a ceremony honoring cancer survivors at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 19.

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