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Salem-News.com (Oct-09-2015 23:05)

President Obama Gives Honor to Roseburg Victims

"We're going to have to come together as a country, but today is about the families," Obama said.

(ROSEBURG, Ore.) - Presidential helicopter Obama spent about an hour with the families at Roseburg High School. After meeting with them he gave some brief remarks. He spoke softly and it was hard to hear him over the buzz of motors nearby.

“Oregon Governor Kate Brown joined the President for the car ride from Roseburg Regional Airport to Roseburg High School," said White House spokeswoman Brandi Hoffine.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-07-2015 23:54)

George Martorano, the Longest-Serving First-Time Non-Violent Offender in US Fed Prisons is FREE

My being truly truly thanks all of those upon moving earth, that care so much about me.

(SALEM, Ore.) - George Martorano FREE AT LAST! George Martorano, the longest-serving first-time non-violent offender in the Federal Bureau of Prisons, HAS BEEN RELEASED. After 32 years....he is HOME.

In 1984, on the advice of his attorney Robert Simone, Martorano pled guilty to 19 counts of drug possession and distribution.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-02-2015 19:14)

Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Roseburg, Oregon


(WASHINGTON D.C.) - half mast

As a mark of respect for the victims of gun violence
perpetrated on October 1, 2015, in Roseburg, Oregon, by the
authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, October 6, 2015.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-01-2015 12:48)

UPDATE: Shooter is Dead after Killing 10, Wounding 7 at Umpqua Community College


(SALEM, Ore.) - Umpqua CC A 911 call came into the Douglas County emergency services at 10:38 a.m. alerting authorities of an active shooter at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg.

13 are confirmed dead by the State Attorney General Rosenblum, and there are 20 wounded, many critically.

"There's no more threat," the Sheriff told KOIN 6.
It appears, at this time, there was one shooter. The shooter is among the dead.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-01-2015 02:00)

MARIJUANA FOR SALE! Legal Pot for Oregon Adults

No longer do marijuana consumers have to hide their preference for pot.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Sweet Irish Kush marijuana Pot enthusiasts in Oregon are especially happy today. Recreational cannabis sales begin as of now.

Oregon voters passed Measure 91 last November by a wide margin, and their voices have been heard. The Legislature gave Oregon medical marijuana dispensaries permission to sell to the non-medical market until retail stores are set up, and those sales begin today.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-23-2015 23:18)

Oregon College Savings Plan Unveils New Website

Multiple enhancements include ease of use, greater security

(SALEM, Ore.) - oregoncollegesavings.com The Oregon College Savings Plan has introduced a new website featuring a number of improvements, including intuitive navigation, personalized performance reporting and enhanced security.

“Our account owners have indicated what they would like to see in an updated website design,” explained Michael Parker, executive director of the Oregon College Savings Plan.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-23-2015 19:59)

Airbus Perlan Mission II Glider Soars into History

Glider begins journey to 2016 world record flight to 90,000 feet without an engine

(REDMOND, Ore.) - Perlan 2 glider The Perlan 2 glider, the world’s first engineless aircraft designed to reach the edge of space, achieved its successful first flight today in a historic moment about 5,000 feet above Robert’s Field, the Redmond Municipal Airport in Oregon.

This was the first test flight of the aircraft, which next year will attempt to set a new world altitude record for any airplane. The goal of this project is to open up a world of new discoveries related to high-altitude flight, climate change and space exploration.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-31-2015 13:17)

Salem Police Participating In Traffic Safety Campaign

Increased awareness is important all year long.

(SALEM, Ore.) - safety first The Salem Police Department is participating in the third of three traffic enforcement campaigns. The campaign began on August 24 and will run through September 6.

The increased patrols are during the daylight hours for the purpose of enforcing seatbelt, child restraint violations and cell phone use.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-26-2015 14:59)

Northwest Youth Corps Accepting Apps for Paid Fall Job Training Programs

Great opportunities to get some real experience and get paid

(EUGENE, Ore.) - nwyouthcorps.org Teenagers from all over the U.S. have joined Northwest Youth Corps this summer, working outdoors and are making a difference! In its 30-year history, NYC has placed over 17,000 teenagers and young adults in programs providing them with both excellent educational and job training experience.

No experience is necessary, only a willingness to learn, work hard as a team, and travel to some of the most rugged and scenic areas Portland and of the Pacific Northwest.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-24-2015 12:30)

Salem-News.com + Readers = Honest Reporting

Freedom of Speech is nothing without the opportunity to be heard.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Bonnie King, Paul Stanford A gentle late summer reminder that Salem-News.com gets by largely thanks to the generosity of its readers. In other words, your contributions truly matter! They ensure that we can continue to bring you voices, analysis and eye-witness reporting you’re unlikely to find elsewhere.

Salem-News.com brings voices from outside the typical reporting arena, and exposes the truth from beneath, and within.

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