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Salem-News.com (May-05-2015 20:46)

Oregon Coast Celebrates International Migratory Bird Day 2015

Restore Habitat, Restore Birds on the Oregon Coast

(NEWPORT, Ore.) - Migratory Bird Day On Saturday, May 9, Lincoln County will celebrate “Restore Habitat, Restore Birds” as part of International Migratory Bird Day.

International Migratory Bird Day is a global campaign to inspire people of all ages to get outdoors, learn about birds, and take part in their conservation.

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Salem-News.com (May-03-2015 03:15)

Dr. Phil Leveque, WWII Hero and Pot Doc Has Died

Doc Leveque was the greatest part of the Greatest Generation.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Bonnie King and Dr. Phil Leveque It is with great sadness that I share this news. Our doctor, friend, teacher, and mentor 92-year old Phil Leveque passed away Saturday afternoon, peacefully with his family aside him.

His great niece described him as “The Most Awesome, Intelligent, Funny, Open-minded, Game Changing, Great Uncle, Dr. Phil Leveque”, and that about covers it. He did change the game.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-30-2015 23:11)

16th Annual Global Cannabis March & Rally Saturday in Portland

Representative Lew Frederick To Give Keynote Speech

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Anna Diaz On Saturday, May 2, nearly 300 cities worldwide, including Portland, will participate in the 16th annual Global Cannabis March. Portland participants will gather in Pioneer Courthouse Square for a rally that begins at 11:00am, with a scheduled cannabis freedom march beginning at 4pm through downtown Portland, accompanied by a police escort.

Musicians Mack & Dub and the Smokin' Section, The Sindicate, Mad Dabber, Bad Habitat and Pass Margo have joined the lineup for the rally as well as many guest speakers and non-profit organization booths.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-28-2015 11:40)

Fatal Longboard Accident Claims WSHS Senior

Counselors are on hand to help grieving students and staff.

(SALEM, Ore.) - fatal crash The police investigation determined that 18-year old Joshua Robertson was riding down Eagle Crest Road NW, traveling southbound. He lost control on a corner and fell backwards, striking his head. Joshua was not wearing a helmet or other protective equipment.

The West Salem HS Senior was transported to the Salem Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased around 2:10 p.m.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-24-2015 15:12)

Missing Airplane Found Crashed on Mt Tom in Linn County

The crash site is in heavily wooded, rough terrain.

(LINN COUNTY, Ore.) - crashed plane Since learning of a missing airplane from the Creswell Airport on Wednesday, Search and Rescue members have been searching the Mt. Tom area due to the planes last known radar contact.

Today, at about 1 p.m. a helicopter from the Oregon Army National Guard spotted a crashed plane. Upon relaying their coordinates to Linn County Search and Rescue ground support, SAR members found the airplane. One deceased body was found in the wreckage.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-24-2015 12:14)

Police Involved Shooting Puts Mission Lakes WalMart on Lockdown (UPDATE)

A man is barricaded in a motor home, shooting at police.

(SALEM, Ore.) - walmart lockdown Salem Police have the roads blocked leading to Turner Road where WalMart is under a complete lockdown at this time. Employees are inside, and no one is leaving.

Reports indicate that there is an active shooting incident under way near the entrance of Cascades Gateway Park, in WalMart's parking lot. A SWAT team has been activated and may have arrived by this time.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-21-2015 14:45)

2015 Ag Fest is Two Days of Great Fun for Families

A day at Ag Fest is one your kids will always remember!

(SALEM, Ore.) - Ag Fest The 2015 Oregon Ag Fest is this weekend in Salem. The 28th Annual agricultural adventure runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 25 – 26, at the Oregon State Fair Grounds, 2330 17th St NE, Salem.

Last year over 17,000 people attended Ag Fest. Many were given their first introduction to what agriculture means, and how it is important to each and every one of us.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-20-2015 01:28)

Light up! 4/20 is America`s Cannabis Holiday

The Cannabis Community has a lot to ponder

(SALEM, Ore.) - Dr. Leveque and Jack Herer On this, the sacred holiday of all Cannabis advocates and enthusiasts, when you take that first toke of the day, there's something you should ask yourself, and that is: Do you appreciate those that came before you? Do you know your fellow true-hearted brothers and sisters out here?

Seriously folks, this is much more than getting high. Not to be a buzz kill, but please consider those on the front lines...

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Salem-News.com (Apr-19-2015 00:03)

Fatal Head On Crash at Oregon`s Sand Lake

Sand Lake is a very popular destination and continues to grow, making it ever more dangerous.

(CLOVERDALE, Ore.) - Sand Lake, Oregon The Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a fatal head on crash between two sandrail recreational vehicles at the top of the first bowl at Sand Lake.

There were reportedly no injuries in the first vehicle. The driver of the second vehicle was found deceased on scene, and the front passenger was transported by Life Guard Helicopter to OHSU with life threating injuries.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-17-2015 08:00)

Oregon`s Beloved Pot Doc Dying

As one of the last of the “old school” American doctors that truly cared, he has earned our due respect, and there’s no time like the present.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Dr. Leveque Doctor Phillip Leveque has been out in front, leading the battle for the rights of patients for decades. Not only is Dr. Phil Leveque a tried and true friend of the Veterans, and of the sick, and the poor, but he embodies the all-important personal relationship and trust between doctor and patient.

His is a testament to a life well lived, a very “worthy” life, and the difference one person can make for others.

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