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Salem-News.com (Feb-16-2019 01:46)

Oregon Wildlife Center Makes National News With Unusual Gift Idea

"Ex's" find their names assigned to salmon and eaten by bears.

(SALEM, Ore.) - wildlife images In honor of Valentine’s Day, Wildlife Images came up with a highly original idea to get some extra donation money from the public, and have some fun doing it.

Specifically, they invited spurned, jilted or otherwise unlucky-in-love individuals to have salmon named after their ex-partners, and then fed to the Center’s two brown bears, Kodi and Yak.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-07-2019 21:59)

Salem Cop One of The Mac Men Arrested for Burglary

Two men, including an off-duty Salem Police officer, have been charged with multiple felonies.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Thayres and Cardenas Cardenas is charged with two counts of aggravated theft in the first degree, four counts of burglary in the second degree and one count of unlawful possession of methamphetamine.

Thayres is charged with one count of theft in the first degree and one count of unlawful possession of methamphetamine. Seth Thayres is a police officer with the City of Salem, and has been for six years.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-06-2019 20:32)

Snow West of the Cascades Starting Thursday Night

Temperatures will be cold enough for snow to stick.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - oregon snow The next possibility for low elevation snow will be on Thursday night into Friday morning. A band of light precipitation is expected to develop over the region during this time, which will likely result in some snow flurries with little to no accumulation for many locations.

A cold air mass will remain over the Pacific Northwest through the weekend, and potentially much of next week as well. This will likely result in additional chances for low elevation snowfall.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-06-2019 16:30)

Of Introspect and Retrospect

Words from one who knows may shine a light on how to cope.

(SALEM, Ore.) - country road At the venerable age of 77, looking back occasionally is natural. After the expected death of my longtime spouse Carmela from dementia, the meaning of life itself came into sharp focus.

Yes indeed! Life is replete with lots of change and challenge. There is both setback and comeback. The serendipity factor spreads its omnipresent influence.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-06-2019 12:47)

Carlton Man Suspected Serial Sexual Predator

Bail is $2.5 million for 32 felony counts, nearly all sex crimes.

(YAMHILL COUNTY, Ore.) - Robert Koester 52-year old Robert Koester's residence and outbuildings were used as photography studios, in the 16000 block of NW Meadowlake Road in rural Carlton.

Koester, who has also used the names “Bert Kay”, “Rhake Winter” and “Qitooly”, was arrested by the Carlsbad Police Department on November 13, 2018 on sex related crimes under California criminal code.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-05-2019 14:28)

Oregon Woman Not Held Responsible For Daughters Death

Weathers was sentenced as a first-time offender on the charge of DUII

(McMINNVILLE, Ore.) - Jennifer Weathers According to officials, when Weathers left the wedding, she had her adult daughter and pre-school aged granddaughter in the vehicle. During the drive, she argued with her daughter, who ultimately "fell or jumped" from the vehicle, and was killed.

Although the DUII charge stemmed from her actions that night, there were no applicable Oregon criminal statutes to the death itself.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-02-2019 00:26)

$6.7 Million Bail for Corvallis Man Charged with Multiple Sex Crimes

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Greg Kantola at 541-766-6781

(CORVALLIS, Ore. ) - Edd Lahar The investigation began on January 30th, 2019, when information was brought forth to the Police Department that Lahar had sexually explicit images involving a child on a cell phone.

During the investigation, which included serving a search warrant at Lahar’s residence, additional evidence uncovered numerous incidents of sex crimes against Lahar’s infant female child.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-01-2019 10:51)

WHO Changes Position on Medical Cannabis After 60 Years

A major breakthrough in international Cannabis policy is a clear victory of evidence over politics

(GENEVA, Switzerland) - cannabis For the first time since Cannabis was included in the Single Convention drug treaty, the scheduling status of Cannabis within International law is being updated.

The very positive outcome clearly acknowledges medical applications of Cannabis and cannabinoids, re-integrates them into pharmacopeias, balances harms, and de facto repeals the WHO position from 1954

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Salem-News.com (Feb-01-2019 01:13)

Oregon`s Cannabis Social Consumption Bill SB 639 is Civil Rights Issue

"Whenever you pick a certain group and treat them differently that is discrimination." -Madeline Martinez (NORML)

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Madeline Martinez Nearly ten years after opening the first cannabis cafe in the U.S., Oregon NORML executive director Madeline Martinez is appealing to legislators to pass a bill sponsored by Senator Lew Frederick (D-Portland) that would finally legalize her trademark business, The World Famous Cannabis Cafe.

If passed, S.B. 639 would require the OLCC to regulate social consumption businesses and event spaces, allow for the sale of cannabis in these clubs, tasting tours on farms (i.e. wine) and expanded legal cannabis delivery.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-30-2019 22:53)

Oregon Officials Say Medical Marijuana Audit Results Require State Law Change

Secretary of State recommendations mirror 2018 OHA internal study findings

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - marijuana Officials at the Oregon Health Authority agree with a Secretary of State audit that found the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program needs improvements to ensure grow sites comply with reporting requirements.

Health officials also accept changes auditors recommended at the Oregon Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program to ensure cannabis testing labs meet national quality assurance standards.

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