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Salem-News.com (Oct-30-2014 16:40)

Ban on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries is Lifted in Salem

Salem is respecting the Oregon voters by giving patients a place to access their medicine, legally.

(SALEM, Ore.) - cannabis The City of Salem Council Subcommittee on Medical Marijuana Dispensary Regulations was formed last spring and has worked for months on a plan that would work best for all involved.

Done. The Council agreed to the detailed plan and applications for licenses to operate a medical marijuana dispensary in Salem were accepted beginning October 28, 2014. Now that the council has voted to lift the moratorium, several new dispensaries will be opening up in Salem. But what will it cost them?

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Salem-News.com (Oct-29-2014 23:40)

Oregon Releases Comprehensive Report on Abuse in Community, Licensed Facilities for 2013

Substantiated perpetrators of all types of abuse were comprised of 59% family members.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - abuse in Oregon The Oregon Office of Adult Abuse Prevention and Investigations (OAAPI) released today the 2013 comprehensive report on abuse related to seniors, adults with all types of disabilities and children in licensed treatment settings.

Last year, DHS received over 35,000 reports of suspected abuse or neglect of vulnerable Oregonians.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-29-2014 14:20)

Join Spirit Expeditions at the Maze of the Undead

In its tenth year of operation, Spirit Expeditions is America’s Premiere Haunted History Tour company.

(SALEM, Ore.) - maze of undead Do you like to be scared? Get your spook on this year at the Maze of the Undead, located at Fordyce Farms, 7023 Sunnyview Road NE in Salem. The 15,000 square foot maze is a perfect way for any family to enjoy the Halloween spirit in a fun and seriously scary way!

Denise Harris of Spirit Expeditions, says this is the Haunted History tour company’s biggest event of the year, “We’re a family owned company, we enjoy watching people have so much fun with their kids in a safe and spooky environment.”

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Salem-News.com (Oct-28-2014 23:25)

Oregon`s Mt. Hood Loop Hailed Among National Magazine`s Best Scenic Roads

Country magazine’s November EXTRA issue unveils the “2014 Best Scenic Roads” a special section highlighting America’s most magnificent byways.

(Milwaukee, WI) - Multnomah Falls, Oregon The November EXTRA issue of Country—the magazine for readers who enjoy the land and life we love—presents an extraordinary list of the nation’s most remarkable routes.

With the changing colors of fall, many of America’s beautiful landscapes are at their most stunning, and this special section, titled “Best Scenic Roads,” allows readers to see them in all their striking hues.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-27-2014 11:45)

Survey Says: Oregon Small Business Owners Stand United on Key Policy Issues

Small business owners across Oregon support closing corporate tax loopholes, comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship, moves towards universal health care, and more.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Oregon sunset Small business owners are often perceived as anti-tax, anti-government programs and regulations, and against initiatives like healthcare reform.

Today, Main Street Alliance of Oregon leaders met with Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici to release their most recent report, The State of Main Street. This report challenges conventional perceptions of small business owners’ thoughts on key policy issues. It details responding business owners’ views on key issues facing Oregon and the nation.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-24-2014 16:04)

A Midsummer Night`s Dream Debuts at Willamette University Nov. 15-16

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” William Shakespeare’s comedy of fantasy and fairies, is about to be performed in a whole new way.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem Chamber Orchestra The Salem Chamber Orchestra and the Willamette University Department of Theatre are collaborating to debut the perennial favorite, "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" Nov. 16 — with an open dress rehearsal Nov. 15 — in the Rogers Music Center’s Hudson Hall.

For their version of the theatrical and musical mashup, the Salem Chamber Orchestra will play music by Felix Mendelssohn, while Willamette actors will perform excerpts from the play.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-14-2014 22:56)

Oregon Scores a C Grade on Women`s Health

For Oregon women, a "C" is NOT satisfactory!

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - womens health report card Oregon is ranked #26 in the country and received a final grade of C in the 2014 Women’s Health Report Card released today by Oregon Action and The Main Street Alliance of Oregon.

The report card provides an important measure of the state’s record on women’s health as politicians court women voters ahead of the November elections and continue to debate how to combat persistent racial disparities in health.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-09-2014 19:58)

Zombie Apocalypse to Strike Aquarium during Creatures of the Night

Prepare to be Zombified!

(NEWPORT, Ore.) - zombie Teeth-gnashing zombies will terrorize Oregon Coast Aquarium visitors the night of Saturday, October 25, when the annual Halloween celebration, Creatures of the Night, invades the Newport-based attraction.

This 4-acre passage of nightmares will frighten and delight visitors that embrace the spirit of Halloween from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-09-2014 01:10)

Murdered Mother-of-Two Honored at Fundraiser

The murder of Jessie Doyle is an example of Domestic Violence at it's very worst.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Jessie Doyle Cavett One year ago this week, a young mother was murdered in front of her two little girls. The perpetrator was the woman’s estranged husband, who had no care whatsoever that a Restraining Order said he should stay away from her. Joshua Cavett walked up the stairs to the second floor apartment where he yelled and banged on a door until, finally, the door was opened.

Before 27-year old Jessie Doyle could make a move, there was a gun at her head and suddenly it was over. He shot her once, point blank.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-06-2014 23:10)

Elder Abuse is On the Rise

A crippling social injustice toward a silent minority- the elderly.

(SALEM, Ore.) - elder abuse Child abuse is heard of and seen in the media almost daily in the United States. It is something that drives people to donate money to help children in need, to have people rally together to fundraise, and the thought of a helpless child being abused is like a dagger to the heart for most people.

What is even more painful is that there is another defenseless group of humans being abused where stories of it rarely make it to the television, that people rarely think about, and that not many people think about donating money towards: our elders.

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