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Salem-News.com (Jun-29-2015 13:10)

As Fire Season Moves Forward, Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve Issues Public Use Restrictions

Prevent forest and wild fire!

(CAVE JUNCTION, Ore.) - Cave Junction The risk of wildfire is increasing across southwestern Oregon, due largely to the ongoing, persistent drought conditions, a lack of snowpack, and the unseasonably dry state of fuels such as grasses and small woody debris.

Effective 12:01 a.m. on July 1, 2015, There are NO campfires allowed in the Monument or Preserve.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-29-2015 11:38)

Obama Administration Removes Crucial Barrier to Marijuana Research

Big Win for Marijuana Reform Advocates but More Has to Be Done

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Ole Miss marijuana In a long-sought move anticipated by many marijuana reform advocates, the White House announced last week that it was removing a major obstacle to marijuana research – the Public Health Service (PHS) Review.

“This announcement shows that the White House is ready to move away from the war on medical marijuana, and enable the performance of legitimate and necessary research,” said Bill Piper, of Drug Policy Alliance.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-28-2015 23:30)

Racing In Oregon: The Great Tracks of The Northwest

Oregon has a competitive spirit! Rev it up and find out for yourself...

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon Trail Rally When many people think of the great Northwest, car racing isn't typically high on the list. But Oregon just might change all that. It doesn't matter if you're looking to get loose on dirt or speed down asphalt, Oregon boasts some of the region's best tracks.

Race enthusiasts are starting to look to the region as a track-driving destination. Let's take a look at what it has to offer.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-11-2015 23:53)

Oregon Legislature Votes to Ban the Box on Job Applications

HB 3025 will help remove barriers to employment for people with past convictions and arrests

(SALEM, Ore.) - ban the box campaign The Oregon Senate today passed HB 3025 by a vote of 21 to 8. The legislation will prohibit employers from including questions about applicants’ criminal history on job applications. HB 3025 now heads to the House for a concurrent vote and then to Governor Kate Brown for her signature.

"As Oregonians, we believe that anyone who makes a mistake and learns from it deserves a second chance," said Tom Chamberlain, President of Oregon AFL-CIO and member of Fair Chance For All.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-10-2015 00:38)

Crohn`s Disease Patient Shona Banda Speaks Out As Charges Loom

Shona's plight has drawn the attention of The Washington Post and a wide range of mainstream media outlets including ABC’s The View.

(GARDEN CITY, KS) - Shona Banda A press conference has been scheduled for June 15th regarding the case against Crohn’s disease patient Shona Banda. Five criminal charges are in the process of being filed against Banda as a result of the well publicized raid by Garden City Police in April.

Shona plans to voluntarily surrender herself to the authorities at the press conference. She is humbly requesting all supporters be there.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-03-2015 12:40)

OSP Continuing Death Investigation At Mongold State Park

A large portion of the park was closed during the investigation.

(MARION COUNTY, Ore.) - death investigation OSP Troopers and Detectives responded to Mongold State Park in eastern Marion County for a death investigation on Tuesday about 11:06 a.m.

According to OSP Criminal Investigations Sergeant Gregg Withers, a male identified as 62-year old Richard L Posekany JR, of Detroit, was found unconscious and unresponsive in a picnic area near the Mongold boat ramp. Medics responded and pronounced Mr. Posekany deceased.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-02-2015 20:19)

Walery`s Pizza Shows Local Support Fundraising for NWHS

Northwest Human Services helps with Medical, Dental, Mental Health care and social services for those in need.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Walery's Pizza There was a party going on in West Salem today, and it all had to do with the best pizza around. Hungry people always find their way to Walery's, but today was special. A portion of the proceeds at Walery's Pizza were donated to Northwest Human Services' Youth and Family program.

NWHS volunteers bused tables and delivered dessert to the very well-fed customers.

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Salem-News.com (May-31-2015 22:28)

Public`s Help Sought to Locate a Wanted Domestic Assault Suspect

Pompa is on the run after allegedly abducting and hurting his girlfriend.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - David Pompa The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public's help to locate 32-year-old David Santiago Pompa in connection with the abduction and assault of his girlfriend. The victim is now safe and is receiving medical care for non-life-threatening injuries.

Pompa was armed with a large knife and may be driving a dark green 1997 Acura TL 4-door. He is described as a male Hispanic, 5'4" tall, 130 pounds, brown hair, and brown eyes.

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Salem-News.com (May-31-2015 16:11)

Two Wounded in Salem Drive-by Shooting

The second shooting in NE Salem in less than a week.

(SALEM, Ore.) - drive by shooting The Salem Police Department responded to a drive-by shooting shortly after midnight Sunday morning in the 4300 block of Kale St NE. A 14-year old boy and his father, 34-year old Arturo Chacon, were both wounded in the incident. Both were transported by medics to the Salem Hospital.

The boy was subsequently transported to a Portland trauma center with a chest wound, but is now expected to make a full recovery.

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Salem-News.com (May-31-2015 15:48)

Distressed Swimmer Dies After Detroit Lake Rescue

Our deepest condolences to the young man's family, and friends.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Cody Ellingsworth Police say an 18-year old male was attempting to swim across the river with a group of friends. When the friends looked back they had lost sight of him, but quickly found him and helped pull him from the water. CPR was started immediately and he was eventually transported to an area hospital via Life Flight.

18-year old Cody Ellingsworth has been identified as the young man involved in yesterday's incident at Detroit Lake.

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