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Salem-News.com (Oct-17-2018 22:30)

Oregon Taxes Fall Hardest on Poorest Families

This is one sure way to keep the poor, poor.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - state tax types The ITEP report found that Oregon's overall tax structure is regressive, with the lowest-income taxpayers paying 10.1 percent of their income in combined state and local taxes — a higher share than the 8.1 percent paid by Oregon’s richest 1 percent.

Oregon families in the middle 20 percent of taxpayers also pay a larger share of their income in taxes than the richest, at 9.1 percent.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-17-2018 01:00)

Senator Wyden Statement on Cannabis Legalization in Canada

Canada has taken the lead in ending the ridiculous prohibition of Cannabis. Will the U.S. follow?

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Oregon cannabis Canada has recognized what Oregonians already understand: cannabis prohibition is a failed policy that wastes resources and destroys lives.

Here in the United States, more and more states are following the lead of Oregonians and legalizing cannabis. Americans across the country, and across party lines, support ending this misguided federal prohibition.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-09-2018 22:21)

Oregon Delegation Calls for Enforcement Against Deceptive Practices in Wine Industry

There is evidence that Oregon wine is being imitated by a California winery.

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - wine “It has come to the attention of the Oregon Congressional delegation that Copper Cane LLC (‘Copper Cane’), a California winery based in Rutherford advertises their ‘The Willametter Journal’ and ‘Elouan’ brand names as having appellations of origin in Oregon...

“However, it appears that Copper Cane purchases wine grapes and bulk wines produced in Oregon before vinifying and bottling them in California under these wine labels.”

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Salem-News.com (Oct-08-2018 16:07)

One Man Killed in Crash Near Mill City

The operator and only occupant was pronounced deceased at the scene.

(LINN COUNTY, Ore.) - fatal crash investigation Linn County deputies are investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred on Kingwood Avenue near Dogwood Road just east of Mill City, on October 6th just before 8 p.m.

Sheriff Jim Yon reports that the operator was identified as 28-year old Wesley Wilson, of Gates. He was operating a black 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse and was eastbound on Kingwood Avenue when he failed to negotiate a corner. The vehicle struck the bridge abutment crossing Rock Creek.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-08-2018 15:40)

How CBD Gummies Are Giving Consumers an Easy Way to Experience the Benefits of Hemp

Legal in states where medical marijuana is permitted.

(SALEM, Ore.) - CBD gummies Sometimes just knowing that a particular product or ingredient is good for you simply isn’t enough. CBD oil, or hemp oil, is one of those ingredients that have been garnering plenty of attention as of late.

Consumers have been interested in finding a way to enjoy the health and wellness benefits of hemp oil without having to worry about the mind-altering effects that THC causes. This is where CBD gummies come into play.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-01-2018 22:18)

Portugal.The Man Wins OMHOF Album and Artist Awards for 2018

The Kingsmen will headline the OMHOF Induction Ceremony

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - oregon music hall of fame The 12th Annual Oregon Music Hall of Fame (OMHOF) Induction & Concert will be held on Saturday, October 13th at 7pm at the Aladdin Theater.

The concert will feature performances by The Kingsmen, Monti Amundson Trio and Ural Thomas and the Pain. Tony Starlight wills MC the event, which will feature a live auction of autographed guitars including: Robert Plant, Willie Nelson, Jackson Browne, Adam Ant, George Thorogood and Steve Miller.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-27-2018 23:20)

Portland`s 19th Global Cannabis March a Big Success

All the ruckus was hundreds of happy Oregon cannabis activists showing strength in numbers.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Elvy Musikka The first Saturday of May is a big day for Cannabis freedom fighters around the world. In Portland, the 19th annual Global Cannabis event was celebrated downtown at Pioneer Courthouse Square, and the lively march set off from that point.

The festivities began at high noon in Portland's living room. The sun shined brightly, kicking off the day with amazing positive Oregon energy.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-27-2018 21:29)

Two Gresham Men Sentenced to Federal Prison for Defrauding Investors of $2.5 Million

Instead of using investor money as promised, Holbrook and Arauz diverted it for their own personal use.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Salem-News.com 37-year old Theodore B. Holbrook and 45-year old George J. Arauz, Jr., both of Gresham, Oregon, were sentenced today to 36 months in federal prison for defrauding 50 investors of nearly $2.5 million using a sham energy technology start-up company.

Holbrook and Arauz were also ordered to pay more than $2.3 million each in restitution and will be on supervised release for three years after completing their prison sentences.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-27-2018 15:12)

White Bird Clinic is Expanding Dental & Medical Services

In response to continuously increasing community need, White Bird Clinic is purchasing a new building.

(EUGENE, Ore.) - White Bird clinic fundraiser White Bird Clinic will purchase the building at 1415 Pearl St. and redevelop it into a dental clinic to serve burgeoning community need.

The new building will allow White Bird dental to serve 50 additional patients each week and increase capacity to host student internships. The clinic will also provide denture care for elderly patients and allow White Bird to serve more children and families.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-25-2018 22:46)

Oregon Teachers Underpaid by 9 percent vs Comparable Workers

Disconcerting results reported by the Oregon Center for Public Policy

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem-News.com “Few professions are more vital to the well-being of children and communities than teachers, and yet Oregon is not compensating them adequately.”

Public-school teachers in Oregon earn 22 percent less than workers in the private sector with similar levels of education and experience, according to the Center.

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