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Salem-News.com (May-15-2019 17:16)

Legal Cannabis Export Passes the Oregon Senate! SB 582

"There’s not just a surplus of cannabis here – we have a massive wealth of knowledge, talent, experience, and skill that results in our state producing the highest quality cannabis in the world" -Casey Houlihan (ORCA)

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Oregon State Senator Floyd Prozanski After passing with a 19-9 vote, the bill will now advance to the House, where it has already received support from lawmakers in both parties.

The Governor’s office has also indicated support for the bill, meaning that today’s Senate vote is likely the largest hurdle the bill will face on its way to becoming law.

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Salem-News.com (May-15-2019 16:53)

Salem Police Officer Survives Shooting at Traffic Stop

38-year old Jaime Jimenez was booked into the Marion County Correctional Facility on multiple charges

(SALEM, Ore.) - shooting According to officials, the officer, whose name has yet to be released, stopped a vehicle in the 500 block of Highland AV NE, and during the stop a male suspect shot at the officer. The suspect then fled in his vehicle.

The injured officer was transported to Salem Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds.

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Salem-News.com (May-04-2019 00:31)

Portland Commemorates the 20th Annual Global Cannabis March

Every organization, cannabis business and individual is encouraged to participate in this quintessential free speech event.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - cannabis march Portland is one of nearly 300 cities worldwide that will participate in the annual Global Cannabis March today, Saturday, May 4.

Oregonians and others from near and far will gather in Pioneer Courthouse Square for a rally that begins at high noon, with a scheduled cannabis freedom march through downtown, accompanied by a police escort at 4:00 p.m.

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Salem-News.com (May-02-2019 12:27)

6 Pretty Important Things to Know About Oregon Before Moving Here

Oregon has a culture all it's own and you might just love it.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon country fair Planning a move to Oregon? Well, you are definitely not alone. In fact, Oregon is the 9th fastest growing state, according to the US Census Bureau. The expected population increase is estimated to be around 1.4 percent. Not bad for Oregon, and the growth of the state is certainly good for businesses in major cities.

However, simply moving to Oregon without a bit of Oregonian advice could be a bad idea. Why? Oregon is not your run-of-the--mill state.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-28-2019 14:27)

No Injuries in Helicopter Crash at McMinnville Airport

The incident was reported to the FAA and NTSB for investigation.

(McMINNVILLE, Ore.) - helicopter crash Friday evening about 5:05, the McMinnville Police responded to a report of a non-injury helicopter crash at the McMinnville Airport.

The pilot and passenger were performing training exercises and lost rpm, causing rotor-to-ground contact. The helicopter crashed, coming to rest on its side just to the north of the taxi-way. The crash location coordinates were: 45.19N 123.13W 161 elevation.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-28-2019 13:23)

Illegal Marijuana Growing Operation Busted

14,497 cannabis plants were removed and destroyed.

(JACKSON COUNTY, Ore.) - marijuana grow A several-month long investigation into black market marijuana exportation from Oregon to several Midwestern states has revealed a large scale indoor marijuana growing operation, which was not licensed or legal, in southern Oregon.

Investigators say the illegal operation was being managed by 24-year old Gregory Martin Day, of North Carolina. He was taken into custody.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-25-2019 15:48)

All About CBD? Full Cannabis Legalization Should Be Your Priority

Stand up for truth, justice, and equality and advocate for the re-legalization of cannabis.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - cannabis In this op-ed, Madeline Martinez, chairwoman of the board of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) Women’s Alliance, explains why you must push for full legalization of cannabis if you’re all about using CBD.

Cannabis has gotten tons of new supporters in recent years, thanks to so many people trying and loving one of its compounds, the non-psychotropic cannabidiol (CBD).

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Salem-News.com (Apr-23-2019 13:33)

Missing 83-Year Old Oregon Man Rescued

"Steadfast dedication from our Search and Rescue volunteers and strong community partnerships are what saved this individual's life." - Sheriff Curtis Landers.

(SOUTH BEACH, Ore.) - SAR Lincoln County Darkness, close proximity to trees, and updrafts from the steep terrain made the hoisting operating difficult. The Coast Guard helicopter burned significant fuel while expertly hovering above the responders.

After hoisting the man, the aircrew advised SAR personnel they did not have enough fuel for another hoisting operation for the rescue swimmer. The rescue swimmer hiked out with the SAR personnel

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Salem-News.com (Apr-15-2019 16:20)

OR 34 Corvallis-Lebanon Highway Cleanup Underway

The highway is open, but you should expect lane closures and delays

(CORVALLIS, Ore. ) - Hwy 34 flooding Crews began removing debris, clearing culverts and rebuilding shoulders today on OR 34, Corvallis-Lebanon Highway, between Colorado Lake Drive and Peoria Road.

Flood waters closed the road between Tuesday night and Friday morning. As of April 13, an eastbound lane remained closed at the OR 34 Bypass and the Bypass was closed between OR 99W and OR 34. Single lane closures should be expected for at least two weeks.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-11-2019 15:17)

Portland Man Pleads Guilty to Interstate Marijuana Trafficking Conspiracy

The Justice Department (OCDETF) works with state and local law enforcement, even against non-lethal marijuana.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Hemp for all uses According to court documents, 38-year old Paul Eugene Thomas and 33-year old Raleigh Dragon Lau, of Portland, and 29-year old Jody Tremayne Wafer, 30-year old Trent Lamar Knight, and 28-year old Brittany Lesanta Kizzee, conspired to manufacture marijuana in Portland, transport it across state lines, and sell it in Virginia and Texas.

[NOTE: Due to the overwhelming change in support for cannabis (marijuana) legalization by a majority of Americans, it remains to be seen how much longer OCDETF will continue to enforce the failed drug war, established in 1982. It will be a great day when we no longer report such travesties. -Bonnie King, Salem-News.com]

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