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Salem-News.com (Aug-18-2016 15:43)

Local Red Cross Sends Eight Responders to Help With California Wildfires

Eight Red Cross disaster responders from Oregon and Southwest Washington deploy to California to help people affected by massive wildfires; Eighteen others still on the ground in Louisiana helping flood relief effort.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - red cross sign Explosive brush fires have ripped through more than 30,000 acres in San Bernardino County. More than 86,000 people have been forced to leave their homes. An unknown number of homes could be destroyed, and there is no containment in sight.

Two Red Cross shelters provided refuge to 173 individuals affected by the Blue Cut Fire.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-17-2016 23:09)

Northwest Sizzles with High Summer Temps

RED FLAG WARNING is in effect from 1 p.m. Thursday to late Friday night

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem-News.com Extremely hot temperatures are coming to Oregon Thursday through Saturday with highs in the 80s along the Coast and near (or above) 100 inland. Critical fire weather conditions are expected to develop Thursday and continue through at least Friday night.

Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible; drink plenty of water; reschedule any outdoor activities to early morning or evening hours; anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded area.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-21-2016 00:49)

Preparing Our Nation for Extreme Heat

Stay hydrated. Drink cool, nonalcoholic beverages and increase your fluid intake.

(WASHINGTON D.C.) - sunflowers As a heat wave spreads across the country this week, the federal government is working overtime to help state, regional, tribal, and local communities prepare for potential extreme-heat events.

Extreme heat affects everybody – our family, friends and neighbors. Our nation’s most vulnerable include the elderly, children, emergency responders, outdoor workers, low-income households, athletes, and even our pets.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-30-2016 18:25)

Fire Season begins July 5 in West Oregon District

Open burning has been banned in Benton and Polk counties.

(PHILOMATH, Ore.) - Owyhee Canyon Fire Due to increasing fire danger, the Oregon Department of Forestry has officially declared that fire season will go into effect at 1 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, in the West Oregon District.

This area includes private, state, county and Bureau of Land Management forestlands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry in Benton, Polk, Lincoln and southern Yamhill counties.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-29-2016 12:00)

The Importance of Healthy Eating for Your Kids

All ages benefit from healthing up!

(SALEM, Ore.) - vegetables Healthy, sustainable eating is all the rage, and rightfully so. More and more, people are paying attention to what they eat, and where what they eat comes from.

A more symbiotic relationship between humans and food, namely how our food is produced, is necessary in order to reduce our carbon footprint as a whole.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-20-2016 16:30)

Interagency Wildland Firefighting School Begins in Sweet Home

Classes begin today and continue through Friday.

(SWEET HOME, Ore.) - Oregon Dept. of Forestry "Fire School provides crucial education and training in wildland fire to new firefighters and gives career firefighters a chance to refresh their skills, explore leadership opportunities and come together as a team working towards a common goal," said Sheldon.

"A nearby forest landowner, Cascade Timber Consulting, Inc., provides a new field site each year and we are very grateful," he added.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-08-2016 22:23)

1200 Homes Threatened by 2,000-Acre Akawana Fire

The fire is burning in heavy brush and beetle-killed Ponderosa pine.

(SISTERS, Ore.) - The Akawana Fire The 2,000-acre Akawana Fire reported June 7 is burning 13 miles north of the town of Sisters in the Oregon Dept. of Forestry's Central Oregon District on private lands.

ODF fire managers expect continued growth over the next 24 hours as wind is forecast to persist. The fire is threatening approximately 1,200 homes in the Three Rivers subdivision near Lake Billy Chinook.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-07-2016 14:48)

Portland Welcomes the Historic Golden Rule Antinuclear Sailboat

The event is tomorrow at the First Unitarian Church, Portland, OR

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - the Golden Rule sailboat In 1958, a crew of Quaker peace activists attempted to sail the Golden Rule to the Marshall Islands to interfere with US nuclear bomb testing.

This bold nonviolent direct action inspired a worldwide movement leading to the Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty of 1963.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-01-2016 12:42)

Oregon Senator Merkley Announces New Suicide Hotline for Veterans

Due to Dan Davis’ advocacy on the issue, the White City VA will have the new system in place by this Friday, June 3, 2016.

(MEDFORD, Ore.) - veteran suicides Senator Merkley was joined at today’s event by Dan Davis, a local constituent who has been working for years to change the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) suicide hotline to something easier for veterans to use.

The Oregon Public Health department released a report in 2014 that showed that suicide is the leading cause of death among veterans under 45 years of age.

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Salem-News.com (May-26-2016 14:10)

Salem Issues Limited Area Boil Water Notice

Water pressure was interrupted to approximately 65 homes.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem boil water If you live between Harlandale Estates/Bramble Hills on Barnes Avenue SE Between Stroh Lane SE and Commercial Street SE, this affects you.

At approximately 10:20 p.m., May 25, 2016, a vehicle struck a fire hydrant on Barnes Avenue SE. To mitigate damage caused by water flowing from the broken fire hydrant, maintenance crews had to shut down the water main.

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